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CLINICAL AIDE-J29-101906

JOB SUMMARY:

 

Clinical Aides are responsible for assisting residential nurses and case managers with day-to-day clinical tasks for individuals served. Aides will partner with the residential team and physicians to ensure individuals remain healthy and independent while living in their own homes.

 

 

Exempt Position.

 

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

 

Monitors overall health status of individuals in the Residential program and coordinates with case managers, DDP’s, and nursing staff to ensure that medical issues are addressed in a timely manner.

 

Work with DDP’s, Case Managers and DSP to schedule all doctor’s appointments and transportation request.

 

Utilize personal computer to create appointments, manage patient data, and keep accurate records of interactions for future reference.

 

Be available for back up to attend doctor’s appointments if necessary.

 

Contact doctor’s office for parameters, such as BP, blood sugar and nutritional information for annual updates 120 prior to birthday.

 

Ensure all Medical Dental Forms and proper documentation are completed upon return from medical appointments

 

Enter data into online systems (HRST, Therap)

 

Follow up with case managers and nursing regarding any medication changes, or medical protocols for individuals.

 

Assist with HRST clinic if needed.

 

Carries and answers cell phone promptly and returns all phone calls according to urgency of call.  Listens to voice mails ongoing.

 

Other duties as assigned.

 

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

 

 

QUALIFICATIONS:

Associates Degree in health-related field is preferred. Industry certifications - as well as relevant previous experience will be considered.  CNA certification is preferred. Clinical Aides must possess strong interpersonal skills to communicate with clinical staff, as well as interact with individuals. They should be organized individuals that are able to multitask in a variety of projects. Clinical assistants need to have good time-management abilities, work well in a team environment with other assistants, and perform effectively on their own with minimal supervision.

 

 

 

OTHER KNOWLEDGE AND ABILITIES:

 

He/she must have communication, organizational, management and decision-making skills.  The Clinical Aide should know the agency’s mission and vision as well as the programs and services offered by AARC.  Must also be knowledgeable about the accreditation process for the agency, and how accreditation affects the agency.  Must have reliable transportation and maintain a valid Georgia driver’s license at all times. Complete all training requirements for DBHDD and A

 

TYPICAL WORKING CONDITIONS:

 

The environment will be that of a typical office atmosphere.  Travel is expected as part of this job’s qualifications.

 

JOB RELATIONSHIPS:

 

Clinical Aides will report to Residential DDP’s

 

The duties listed above are intended only as an illustration of the various types of work that may be performed.  The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related or a logical assignment to the position.

 

The job description does not constitute an employment agreement between the employer and employee and is subject to change by the employer as the needs of the employer and requirements of the job change.

 

RESIDENTIAL CASE MANAGER SUPERVISOR-J28-041906

JOB SUMMARY:

The Residential Case Manager Supervisor will be responsible for the leadership of the Residential Case Managers in overseeing the clinical and non-clinical services and operations provided to ARC individuals in the residential program. Case Manger supervisor will ensure overall satisfaction of services for individuals and families as well as positive collaboration with supporting agencies.

 

Exempt Position.

 

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

 

Oversees the overall case management of the individuals. Ensures that all residential clients are staffed according to the ISP/DBHDD regulations.

 

Ensure individuals receive the proper care and service from the case manager they are assigned to.

 

Maintains direct contact with Support Coordination, Team Leaders and Supervisory personnel.

 

Maintain individual records. The case manager is responsible for keeping individual files, but the supervisor will review the files, documentation, and logged progress to ensure the individual’s ISP and health data are being tracked properly.

 

Monitors overall health status of the individuals and coordinates with case managers, DDP’s, nursing staff and clinical aides to ensure that medical issues are addressed in a timely manner.

 

Oversee case managers as they develop plans for individuals. This can include setting schedules and routines, arranging resources, coordinating services, providing advocacy, evaluating treatments, intervening in crisis, and providing general support as needed.

 

Ensures that case managers monitor individuals’ medications by confirming how they receive medications, making sure individuals are taking medications as prescribed and listing all medications in charts.

 

Provides monthly training to the Case Managers on relevant issues and agency’s policies and procedures.

 

 

Has a working knowledge of community standards for ALL Providers, HFR, CLA, PHC, and waiver regulations.

 

Provides verbal detailed and written reports on assigned functions at any and all residential, departmental and managerial meetings.

 

Work to improve team cohesion and staff competence by providing educational resources and support.

 

Ensures that case managers and clinical aides assist with individual’s doctor’s appointments and follow physicians’ recommendations.

 

Reports all issues or concerns to the DDP’s.

 

Maintains list of legal guardians and contact information.

 

Ensures that case managers are reviewing DSP documentation in Therap.

 

Assist the Human Resources Department with hiring staff, evaluating staff, developing job descriptions and enforcing agency policies.

 

Provides administrative support to residential staff.

 

Attends provider meetings and relays information to appropriate locations and personnel.

 

Ensures that individual’s rights are protected, and their personal information is kept confidential.

 

Initiates and follows through on appeals procedures in conjunction with the Residential Director.

 

Makes and receives telephone calls from individuals, individual’s family members, support coordinators, and the agency’s Executive Director and participates in telephone conferences, webinars and other trainings as it pertains to residential.

 

Oversee case managers’ caseloads and conducts monthly checks of residential homes. Performs site visits according to identified needs.  Documents all visits.

 

Works with DDP’s to conduct weekly department meetings.

 

Interacts and communicates effectively with all residential team members.

 

Approves all incentive time for residential staff.

 

Supervises all staff in the residential department and completes required documentation as needed (disciplinary notice, evaluations, leave requests, etc.).

 

Oversees overtime and participates in the overtime committee monthly meetings.

 

Carries and answers cell phone promptly and returns all phone calls according to urgency of call.  Listens to voice mails ongoing.

 

Other duties as assigned.

 

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

 

 

QUALIFICATIONS:

 

Required:  A four-year degree from an accredited institution in Social Work, Education and/or other related field and 3 years’ experience in the disability field.  All skills and experience will be considered.

 

OTHER KNOWLEDGE AND ABILITIES:

 

He/she must have communication, organizational, management and decision-making skills.  The Residential Case Manager Supervisor should know the agency’s mission and vision as well as the programs and services offered by AARC.  Must also be knowledgeable about the accreditation process for the agency, and how accreditation affects the agency.  Must have reliable transportation and maintain a valid Georgia driver’s license at all times. Complete all training requirements for DBHDD and AARC.

 

TYPICAL WORKING CONDITIONS:

 

The environment will be that of a typical office atmosphere.  Travel is expected as part of this job’s qualifications.

 

JOB RELATIONSHIPS:

 

He/she will have supervisory responsibilities over the Residential Case Mangers.

The duties listed above are intended only as an illustration of the various types of work that may be performed.  The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related or a logical assignment to the position.

 

The job description does not constitute an employment agreement between the employer and employee and is subject to change by the employer as the needs of the employer and requirements of the job change.

 

DIRECT CARE PROVIDER-J27-171901

JOB SUMMARY:

 

The Direct Care Provider will be responsible for the day/to-day care for the individual(s) served assigned to his/her oversight.

 

Non-exempt position.

 

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

Acts as a positive role model and communicates effectively.

 

Works effectively as a team member.

 

Completes tasks accurately and on time.

 

Accommodates shift changes to meet individual served/staff ratio as required.

 

Assists the person served in making community connections to ensure a presence in their community.

 

Manages a crisis or responds to emergency medical situation.

 

When appropriate, assists individuals served with activities of daily living (self-administration of medication, hygiene and personal care, nutritional oversight, home duties, supervision on medical appointments and community networking, etc.).

 

Implements Behavioral Management and Safety Plans as well as documents data.

 

Effectively carries out ISP goals.  Meets frequently with case manager and documents progress notes and goal data.

 

Performs household cleaning and general management duties and environmental checks.

 

Operates a motorized vehicle and provides transportation for the person served to public settings, provides supports and supervises for safety.

 

If driving an ARC-owned or state-owned vehicle, responsible for attending and passing training to adequately inspect vehicles and learn the correct way to report problems.  Also responsible for

inspecting vehicle prior to each trip and completing the Daily Vehicle Inspection Report as

described in Policy HS-024.  If driving a vehicle equipped with a lift, responsible for completing the Daily Vehicle Inspection for Vehicles Equipped for ADA Report. Problems and/or damages should be documented on the Vehicle Problems Report and submitted to the Transportation Director immediately.

 

Maintains confidentiality.

 

Maintains on an annual basis all mandatory required training requirements with DBHDD and Albany ARC.

 

Completes reports as required.

 

Accurately and completely documents all services on the day they occur.

 

Submits all documentation to immediate supervisor on a weekly basis or as needed.

 

Attends all required DCS meetings as scheduled.  Functions as part of individual(s) served “Team” during all meetings for the individual(s) served to include the ISP, addendum meetings, house meetings. etc.

 

Provides positive support and assistance to individual(s) served in achieving goals as outlined in their ISP.

 

Educates and empowers the individual(s) served to become the person they desire to be.

 

Effectively communicates with the assigned case manager of the individual(s) served to ensure continuity of care.

 

Tracks, records and documents all aspects per the individual(s) served ISP/BSP/SP.

 

Reconciles and documents the individual(s) served spending/grocery money at the beginning and end of each shift.

 

Ensures the individual(s) served attends the HRST Clinic on a monthly basis with all pertinent documentation.

 

Records and documents on all required documentation, including but not limited to the Shift Communication log, shift change form, temperature logs, visitor’s log, etc.

 

AARC has several training courses that are required; all of the courses must be completed annually to retain your current contract:

 

Drug Free Workplace

MANDT

CPR1st Aid

Defensive Driving

WEX (Fuel card)

Van Wheelchair Tie-Down

Active Shooter

Medical Private Home Care

Proxy Caregiver

AARC Orientation-Policies/Documentation I/Documentation II

Person-Centered Awareness

 

Additional specialized courses may be assigned.

 

REQUIRED COMPETENCIES:

 

Ability to read, write, comprehend English, communicate clearly and effectively.

Ability to walk, bend, stoop, climb, stand, and lift up to 50 lbs. using proper techniques.  (if lifting individual is required, this will vary.)

Ability to understand and follow written and verbal direction.

Ability to pass a criminal background check, drug screening and DMV check.

Ability to show competency in all trainings listed above.

 

Other duties as assigned.

 

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

 

QUALIFICATIONS:

 

Required:  High school diploma or GED and a minimum of one (1) year experience working with individuals with Developmental Disabilities, preferably in a behavior-focused residential home.  Must be at least 21 years old, have a valid GA Driver’s License, reliable transportation, a good driving record and be able and willing to drive to appointments, outings, etc.  Must have and maintain a phone number in order to be reached.  Must be familiar with and able to operate calculator, computer, fax, Hoyer lift assistive equipment, all household appliances.  Must have excellent customer service skills.

 

OTHER KNOWLEDGE AND ABILITIES:

 

He/she must be friendly, caring and have good communication and organizational skills in order to prioritize duties and meet deadlines as they arise.  He/she must have a personal vehicle and a valid Georgia driver’s license.  He/she must have a working knowledge of the Albany Advocacy Resource Center’s Mission and Vision as well as the agency’s programs and services.  He/she must have a knowledge and understanding of the agency’s accreditation process and its value to the organization.

 

TYPICAL WORKING CONDITIONS:

 

Daily working conditions will change depending on the schedule for any given day and DSP staff are required to accept rotating shifts and schedules based on the served/staff ratio.

 

JOB RELATIONSHIPS:

He/She will be supervised by the case manager.

 

The duties listed above are intended only as an illustration of the various types of work that may be performed.  The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related or a logical assignment to the position.

 

The job description does not constitute an employment agreement between the employer and employee and is subject to change by the employer as the needs of the employer and requirements of the job change.

 

CASE MANAGER - RESIDENTIAL J25-171901

JOB SUMMARY:

 

The Case Manager maintains all regulatory and contract issues by the individual served by AARC.  Identifies report and corrects any environmental, documentation, medical/safety issues for individuals served by AARC Residential services.  Maintains a checklist/tracking system for any issues identified for up to 25 individuals residing in the assigned area.

 

Exempt Position.

 

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

Conducts at least one (1) face-to-face home inspection for individuals receiving residential services per month (i.e., when the individuals are at the home and could be nights and weekends).  Checklists and all approved forms must be completed and signed by the individual and contractor; all findings must be discussed.  All forms must be completed in Therap by the 5th of the month for the previous month.

 

Identifies issues and completes request forms as needed and completes follow up within two weeks.

 

Maintains organized record keeping system for all reports and supporting documentation.

 

Completes in-home file audit one time per month.

 

Conducts audits on petty cash logs and reports any issues immediately.

 

Maintains responsibility of food stamp card and turn in receipts monthly.

 

Ensures fire/safety drills are conducted and forms completed within regulatory time limits.  Ensures these records are maintained in an organized file at each residence.

 

Maintains communication with assigned nursing staff in reference to any and all medically related information for the individuals on assigned case load (med changes, physician appointments, dental appointments, change in health status, any behavioral and/or medical changes).

 

Schedules and facilitates all ISPs ensuring that all involved professionals are invited.  (NURSE MUST BE PRESENT AT ALL ISP MEETINGS)

Attends all SIS, ISP meetings and addendums for individuals on assigned case load.  Ensures that all pertinent information is presented and included on the ISP.

 

Collects, reviews and scans in all medical and dental forms, labels appropriately and forwards to Residential Director, LPN/HRST and Nursing Department.

 

Attends all ISP meetings and addendums for individuals on assigned case load.  Ensures all pertinent information is presented and included on the ISP Report.

 

Tracks ISPs and upon approval ensures that all documentation and tracking logs are placed in the files of the individuals.  Ensures HRST thirty-day training is completed in the allotted time.  Documentation to be maintained in the home and main file.

 

Maintains contact/communication with support coordinator and family members, ensuring all are aware of any issues that arise with the individual.

 

Ensures DCS working with the individuals maintain current training and certifications as required per DBHDD/HFR/AARC and Medicaid rules, regulations, and policies.  (DCS may not have contact with the individuals unless 100% certifications and training requirements are current.)

 

Documents any issues with the DCS and makes recommendations to Management Team about possible new placements, reassignments or discharges.

 

Demonstrates working knowledge regarding the sections of community service standards for all providers referencing individuals receiving waivers or state-funded services.  Ensures working knowledge of PHC/HFR rules and regulations.  Demonstrates expertise in critical incident reporting policy and guidelines.  Ensures all licensure and required documentations and certifications are present and/or posted.  (Evacuation plan, waiver standard, FLA poster, etc.)

 

Develops a tentative weekly schedule to meet all deadlines.  Schedules must be approved by Residential Director.  Email or call Residential department by 8:30 AM each working day to report absence if not in the office.

 

Reviews support coordination ratings every Friday morning prior to Residential meeting.  Develops tentative action plan to be presented at the weekly departmental meetings.  Ensures completion CAP.  Documents CAP actions and forwards to QI.

 

Conducts unannounced visits at random times to ensure best possible health and safety of the individuals served.

 

Maintains human and civil rights of all individuals served by AARC.  Reports any suspicious activities or concerns immediately.

 

Participates in one AARC committee.

 

Provides a detailed report, verbal or written, in reference to the individuals on assigned case load to be presented at the weekly departmental meetings.

 

Completes all staff training as well as other identified trainings.

 

The following training courses are required by AARC and must be completed annually to maintain compliance:

 

Drug Free Workplace

MANDT

CPR/1st Aid

Defensive Driving

Active Shooter

AARC Orientation-Policies/Documentation I and Documentation II

Person-Centered Awareness

WEX (fuel card)

Van Wheelchair Tie-Down

Medical Private Home Care

Proxy Caregiver

Additional specialized courses as assigned.

 

Carries and answers cell phone calls promptly and returns call promptly according to urgency of call.  Listens to voice mails ongoing.

 

Reads and responds to emails prior to completion of work day.

 

Takes calls as assigned; may need to stay in home if no staff is located.

 

Promotes and protects individuals’ rights, especially the right to freely make and express preferences in choices regarding their daily living and care, as long as such rights/choices are not detrimental to individuals’ wellbeing.

 

Other duties as assigned.

 

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

 

QUALIFICATIONS:

 

Required:  a four (4) year degree from an accredited institution in Social Work, Education, Nursing and/or other related field plus 1 year experience in the disability field.  All skills and experience will be considered.

 

Must have knowledge of calculators, personal computers, electronic financial data systems, MS Office Excel, fax machines, multiple line telephone systems and all other business related machines.  Must have experience in clerical/office administrative duties.  Must be extremely organized, be an effective communicator (both verbal and written), be a team player, be able to coach, train, and hold staff accountable and produce reports in a timely manner.  Must be a self-starter, be able to solve problems and provide creative suggestions and solutions.  Must have excellent customer service skills.

 

OTHER KNOWLEDGE AND ABILITIES:

 

He/she must be friendly, caring and have good organizational skills in order to prioritize duties and meet deadlines as they arise.  He/she must have a personal vehicle and a valid Georgia driver’s license and be willing and able to drive himself/herself to appointments, meetings and to transport individuals served to appointments and events.  He/she must have a working knowledge of the Albany Advocacy Resource Center’s Mission and Vision as well as the agency’s programs and services.  He/she must have a knowledge and understanding of the agency’s accreditation process and its value to the organization.

 

TYPICAL WORKING CONDITIONS:

The environment will be that of a typical office atmosphere.  Must travel outside the office environment when needed or assigned.

 

JOB RELATIONSHIPS:

He/She will be supervised by the Residential Director.

 

He/she will have supervisory responsibilities over direct care staff on their caseload.

 

The duties listed above are intended only as an illustration of the various types of work that may be performed.  The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related or a logical assignment to the position.

 

The job description does not constitute an employment agreement between the employer and employee and is subject to change by the employer as the needs of the employer and requirements of the job change.

 

 

 

Direct Support Professional:  J1241804  We are looking for people with the talent, ability and character to take responsibility for the day-to-day care of the Individuals served by Albany Advocacy Resource Center (AARC). If you want to make a difference in these Individual's lives and in your community as a whole, this is a wonderful opportunity. AARC offers extensive training for this position if you have a respectful, understanding, dedicated, responsible, flexible, and willingness to learn attitude.  If you would like to learn more about this position, please complete this online application.

ICWP Case Manager, Contract - Part-Time:  J5241803 This is a great opportunity for a qualified individual who wants to work approximately 120 hours per month. The ICWP Case Manager is responsible for the overall enhanced primary case management of those individuals who have been assigned to their caseload. This position  must demonstrate successful team participation, good written and verbal communication skills, knowledge of local, state, and regional resources and willingness to establish community networks.  Must demonstrate a professional and personal commitment to advocacy, creativity, and ethics with an emphasis on promoting and implementing self-directed care.

Compensation

The ICWP Case Manager has an assigned caseload of individuals who are scheduled for 6 hours of service per month.  The ICWP Case Manager sets their own schedule for delivering those 6 hours of service.

 

APPLY HERE.