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Family and Community Professional

Company: LSS
Location: Waukesha
Posted on: January 9, 2021

Job Description:

Job Details Description Lutheran Social Services of WI and Upper MI is currently seeking a Family and Community Professional to join our growing Children's Long Term Support (CLTS) Waiver team in Waukesha County. The CLTS Waiver is a federally funded Medicaid program serving the needs of children who have a developmental, physical, or a severe emotional disability. Children's Long Term Support Workers (CLTS) are responsible for managing a caseload of children who are at risk of out of home placement. The position is full time, Monday through Friday, first shift, and requires flexibility to meet the needs of the client and family. The role requires regular contact and visits with the clients and their families, as well as administrative work. Under direction, performs work involving the delivery of professional social work services to individuals, families, and groups. Performs other duties as required. ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: This list of duties and responsibilities is not all-inclusive and may be expanded to include other duties and responsibilities, as management may deem necessary from time to time.

  • Assistance to establish and maintain program functional and financial eligibility (includes initial assessment for CLTS)
  • Establishment and reevaluation of level of care,--Ongoing assessment and periodic reassessment of participant health, safety and functional capacity
  • Person-centered, family centered service planning and service plan development, service coordination and plan review,
  • Contracting for services: establishing, contracting for and monitoring service systems specific to the participant's individual service plan,
  • Reviewing or completing individual service/support plans at required intervals
  • Identify participant outcomes, arrange services; coordinate and manage multiple service providers and between providers (e.g., schools, therapists, nurses, job coaches, personal care workers, volunteers, etc.) to meet individual outcomes,
  • Ongoing evaluation of the effectiveness of services and service providers,
  • Monitoring and review of participant progress toward meeting service or therapeutic goals and objectives and for CLTS outcomes in service plans,
  • Compiling and maintaining required documentation,
  • Quality assurance and follow along services to assure participant health and safety, including the use of outcome based methods as applicable (CLTS),
  • Communicating orally and in writing with participants, appropriate family, guardians, service providers, county/state administration and interested members of the community,
  • Providing advocacy, information and referral, crisis and critical incident intervention and resolution, protective and guardianship services,
  • Assistance to participants to locate safe and appropriate housing including the determination of the efficacy of substitute care settings,
  • Assistance to participants to access necessary medical care and treatment,
  • Must communicate with designated state/ county staff about any incidents or situations regarded as Critical Incidents
  • Assistance to participants as appropriate, to pursue vocational and/or educational opportunities,
  • Creation and development of effective provider networks,
  • Supporting participant programmatic and developmental transitions including transition-planning processes (e.g., child-adult at age 14, employed-retired, etc.),
  • Providing instruction to participants, families/advocates to independently obtain access to services and supports, regardless of funding source,
  • Providing institutional discharge-related care management/support and service coordination services up to thirty days prior to discharge that do not duplicate discharge planning services that a hospital, ICF-MR or nursing home is expected to provide (Does not include discharge planning services prior to the initial period of waiver program eligibility.),
  • Provide transitional care management/support and service coordination for children and adults relocating to the community from an institution beginning up to 90 days prior to discharge and completed on the date of relocation (Up to 180 days prior to discharge may be allowed with Bureau approval.), PERKS :
  • Medical/Dental/Vision Insurance
  • Flex Spending for Dependent & Health Care
  • Mileage reimbursement
  • Paid Time Off
  • 10 Paid Holidays
  • Ability to Contribute to 403B
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Service Awards and Recognition QUALIFICATIONS To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Upon offer, candidates must successfully complete the necessary background, caregiver, medical and any other checks required, according to program requirements. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE:
  • Through a course of study and practice experience that meets requirements for state certification/licensure as a social worker and also one year experience with the target group or
  • Through a course of study leading to a BA/BS degree in a health or human services related field and one year of experience working with persons of the specific target group for which they are employed, or
  • Through a minimum of four years' experience as a long term support CM/SSC, or
  • Through an equivalent combination of training and experience that equals four years of long term support practice in long term support case management practice, or the completion of a course of study leading to a degree as a registered nurse and one year of employment working with persons of the specific target group for which they are employed.
  • Considerable knowledge of counseling and casework principles and methods.
  • Working knowledge of welfare, health, mental health and community resources.
  • Working knowledge of federal, state, and local rules and regulations governing the delivery of social services.
  • Working knowledge of human behavior, dynamics of groups, interpersonal relations, and social interactions.
  • Working knowledge of social problems and their effects on individuals.
  • Ability to provide or coordinate skilled treatment to clients.
  • Ability to organize and plan work effectively.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective public and working relationships.
  • Ability to prepare and present detailed and complex reports. CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS: Must have a valid driver's license and have reliable transportation to perform the essential duties of the role; a motor vehicle check (MVR) with a satisfactory driving record per the LSS Driver Safety Procedure is required, and ability to meet LSS auto insurance requirements. TRAVEL: Ability to travel on day trips as required up to 80%. Some overnight travel may be required. LSS is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran, disability status or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law. Travel Required Yes. Daily travel required up to 30% Qualifications Skills Behaviors : Motivations : Education Required Bachelor Degree or better in Hum. Serv. or Related Field. Bachelor Degree or better in Psychology. Bachelor Degree or better in Sociology. Experience Licenses & Certifications Required Driver's License Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor's legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)

Keywords: LSS, Waukesha , Family and Community Professional, Other , Waukesha, Wisconsin

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