SUMMARY: In alignment with the North Shore Senior Center’s mission and values, the Guardian Care Manager provides all functions related to court-assigned guardian-of-the-person clients and provides care management to non-guardian clients as needed.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Interviews, selects and monitors in-home staff to ensure client needs are met
Assists clients with transitioning from current housing to more appropriate housing as necessary
Coordinates clients’ health & medical care
Arranges recreational and social activities for clients
Responds to emergency situations
Plans for future needs of clients
Provides family communication support, if applicable
Arranges transportation to medical and other appointments
Advocates for client needs
Works with Cook County and other county courts that assign Guardianship-of-Person cases
Refers to appropriate services for legal, financial and other needs
Provides care management for non-guardian clients as needed
Performs other related duties as assigned by management
Bachelor's Degree (BA, BS, BSW) from four-year college or university in social work or related field
Master's Degree (MA, MSW) in social work or related field, preferred
Certificates, licenses and registrations required: Certification in professional guardianship (pending or ability to obtain certification within 3 months of hire); Current CPR/AED and First Aid certification (may be obtained within 1 month of hire)
A minimum of three years’ experience in agency guardianship work
Computer skills required: Knowledge of basic computer programs including the Microsoft Office suite of programs.
Other skills required:
Knowledge of aging processes
Experience working with clients at home in the community setting
Passion for working with and serving older adults
Knowledge of HIPAA privacy rules and ability to maintain records and information accordingly
Sensitivity to cultural diversity
Availability to provide services outside of the normal business hours of 9am-5pm
Ability to use current mobile technology such as smartphone, tablet and laptop to enhance communication with families, and to access the agency’s information system and resources from remote locations in order to provide services more efficiently and effectively
Current driver’s license, current vehicle insurance and access to a reliable car; Driver’s license and insurance will be verified post offer, prior to hire; driving record will be reviewed post offer, prior to hire and annually thereafter
Provide on-call support to ongoing clients while carrying company cell phone/pager
About North Shore Senior Options
As a nonprofit, 501(c)(3) organization, our highest priority is you. Our work is driven by our love of serving seniors and not by monetary profit.
Since our founding in 1956, North Shore Senior Center has partnered with older adults to redefine the process of aging. We imagined a social community for seniors -- one defined by friendships, volunteerism, clubs and new experiences. We didn't know what it would look like, but we knew that creativity, enthusiasm and knowledge would be its foundation.
Today, thanks to the collective efforts of our members, staff, volunteers and friends, the North Shore Senior Center community we imagined is a reality. Whether you visit us to take a class, enjoy a concert, or exercise in our Fitness Center, you can experience its benefits.
We also imagined that our community could extend beyond the walls of our brick-and-mortar buildings. It was important that older adults who were isolated due to physical, emotional or financial issues could participate as well. It was equally important that North Shore Senior Center could help those who needed assistance with Medicare, income taxes, caregiving concerns and issues relating to Alzheimer's diseas...e and memory loss.
To ensure that all the pieces we imagined fit together perfectly, we strengthened our community with the passion of volunteers and the commitment of our partners in local businesses and government.
We invite you to visit us, join us, and help us imagine what "aging" will look like in the years ahead. We think it's going to be inspirational!
North Shore Senior Center has worked with older adults and their families since our founding in 1956. The National Institute of Senior Centers and CARF have accredited us as meeting the highest standards for our industry. We also partner with many organizations, including OASIS and Age Options.