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Case Manager II

Company: Larimer County
Location: Fort Collins
Posted on: November 23, 2021

Job Description:

Overview Options for Long Term Care (OLTC) provides access to publicly funded programs, providing support to people with disabling functional conditions and limited finances. These programs are designed to help people continue to live in their own homes or in other community settings, as an alternative to nursing home care. OLTC provides assessment and ongoing case management to older and disabled low income individuals who are in need of long-term care services in their own homes or alternative care facilities. OLTC also provides assessments for people in need of placement in a skilled facility. OLTC currently provides ongoing services to approximately 1300 Larimer County residents outside of nursing facilities, with the goal of providing long term care in the settings requested by individuals and their families and utilizing Medicaid in the most cost-effective manner. This position is required to work remotely for a portion of work hours. To work remotely, qualified candidates will need to have an adequate home or other remote workspace as well as reliable phone access and stable internet (determined by an internet speed test). Responsibilities Specifically, this position: * Manages a caseload of approximately 100 + individuals on an HCBS waiver and or complete initial assessments for individuals applying for Long Term Care Medicaid programs. * Provides crisis intervention as needed to assist individuals in decision making and problem resolution; acts as advocate for the individual. * Assists individuals in determining services and supports to meet their needs in the community in an effort to prevent nursing home placement. Assesses for NF placement when appropriate. * Coordinates services including scope and duration while ensuring timeliness of service delivery. * May have the ability to create a service allocation based upon functional need. * Educates individuals regarding Medicaid benefits, programs and non-Medicaid services in the community. * Monitors individuals quarterly or more often to ensure the ongoing provision of need and satisfaction of services. * Requires the ability to embrace change and be flexible. * Works cooperatively with internal Department of Human Service agencies including but not limited to LTC Medicaid Tech's, Adult Protection and Office on Aging. * Requires the ability to work in various settings including but not limited to: Open office work environment, individual's home and in the community. To view the full job description, visit https://www.larimer.org/hr/careers/job-descriptions. The ideal candidate will: * Maintain confidentiality as related to HIPAA. * Have strong time management skills. * Have the ability to multitask. * Address stress and conflict in appropriate ways. * Have strong written and verbal communication skills with customers and team members. * Meet State and County established performance goals. * Work efficiently, use problem solving and critical thinking skills. * Maintain positive and healthy interactions. * Be a good steward of public resources. This position may be for you if: * You have previous experience working in behavioral health, with the aging adult population, or in case management. * You take initiative. * You work effectively on a team. * You embrace collaboration. * You are flexible. * You can hold yourself accountable. * You are optimistic. Qualifications All candidates will be screened for the following required minimum qualifications. Any candidate who does not meet all of the qualifications listed as required will be eliminated from the process. * Equivalent to a Bachelor's Degree from an accredited college or university with major coursework in Sociology, Psychology, Human Services, Social Work, Public Administration, or a related field required. Combination of education and/or experience may be substituted on a year for year basis. * Two (2) years of experience as a Case Manager I with Larimer County, or in a directly related field or in the performance of similar duties and responsibilities required. * Possession of, or ability to obtain, a valid Driver's License. * Complete training and/or certification as mandated by the assigned program required. Benefits For all temporary positions, sick leave and our Employee Assistance Program are available and other benefits may be available. Larimer County offers the following for all Regular/Limited Term positions: * Medical, Dental, and Vision Benefits. * Flexible Spending Accounts / Health Savings Account * Short and Long Term Disability. * Employee Assistance Program * Basic Life/Accidental Death & Dismemberment * Accident Insurance * Critical Illness Insurance * Retirement Plan 401(a) with employer match. * 457(b) Deferred Compensation. * Paid time off including vacation, sick and holidays. To view information on Larimer County's Benefits, visit https://www.larimer.org/hr/benefits. Supplemental Information All new employees and rehires will be required to submit fingerprints for a CBI criminal background check (c.r.s. 26-6-104). All staff working in the Options for Long Term Care Unit,Adult Protection Unit, or Office on Aging will be required to submit information for a Colorado Adult Protective Services data system check (c.r.s. 26-3-1-111). An offer of employment is contingent upon the successful completion of a pre-employment drug screen. As marijuana is an illegal substance under federal law, testing positive for marijuana (medical or otherwise) or any other substance for which the county tests, will result in the contingent offer of employment being revoked. A successful completion of the drug screen is defined as obtaining a negative result. All application components must be submitted by 11:59 PM MT on the closing date listed. Larimer County is an Equal Opportunity Employer, and prohibits discrimination and harassment in all employment practices on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy, gender identity or expression, and sexual orientation), national origin, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, military status, or any other characteristic protected by law or regulation.

Keywords: Larimer County, Fort Collins , Case Manager II, Executive , Fort Collins, Colorado

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