SUMMARY: The Care Coordinator provides general case management and Community Care Program (CCP) services to clients residing in the Northfield Office service area.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Meets face to face with clients in the office and in the clients’ home
May conduct a Choices for Care assessment for clients in the hospital or nursing facility.
Conducts a Comprehensive Care Coordination assessment of each client and develops a care plan with client’s input utilizing Illinois Department on Aging (IDoA) forms.
Implements and monitors care plans, coordinating community resources with other supportive services.
Arranges with vendors to provide service to clients.
Provides information and referral to clients and their family members.
Makes referrals to community agencies as appropriate.
Refers to the appropriate Adult Protective Services (APS) agency when an abusive situation is present.
Meets with program supervisor for regularly scheduled supervision.
Maintains Comprehensive Care Coordination (CCC) certification.
May coordinate programs, such as Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP), Community Based Residential Facility (CBRF), Title III programs, Senior Advocacy.
May provide outreach services for homebound elderly at other senior centers and in senior housing facilities.
May provide educational services to community groups and professional agencies.
May facilitate support groups.
Completes statistical data and required paperwork in a timely manner.
Attends scheduled staff meetings.
Completes a minimum of 18 hours of continuing education each year.
Responds to medical emergencies and performs CPR/AED and First Aid, if certified.
Performs other related duties as assigned by management
Bachelor's Degree (BA) from four-year college or university in social services or related field
Master's Degree (MA) or equivalent in social work, counseling, or related field, preferred
Minimum of 1 year experience in providing social services for older adults
Certificates, licenses and registrations required: Comprehensive Care Coordination (CCC) certification (may be obtained upon hire)
Certificates, licenses and registrations preferred: current CPR/AED and First Aid certifications
Computer skills required: Microsoft Office Suite; ability to learn internal proprietary database
Other skills required:
Knowledge of community supportive services
Sensitivity to cultural diversity
Current driver’s license and access to a vehicle
Other skills preferred:
Experience with Community Care Program (CCP)
Second language skills preferred, but not required. North Shore Senior Center serves clients from a wide variety of cultural backgrounds. Second language skills in particularly high demand for Russian, Assyrian, Gujarati, and Urdu.
Additional Salary Information: Group medical, dental, vision, disability, and life insurance. Eligible to participate in 401(k) Program. Generous PTO and Sick time. Ten paid holidays per calendar year.
Internal Number: 8477846063
About North Shore Senior Center
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.