Job Description: 
Title: Aging and Disability Options Counselor/Resource Developer/Senior Companion Program Coordinator
Reports to: Home and Community Options Manager

Job Summary 
The Aging and Disability Options Counselor works with consumers who have disabilities and/or are aged. The Counselor provides information referral, education on accessing long term services and supports, according to consumer preference and need. The Counselor networks with agencies/programs/providers throughout the service area and those that provide service statewide to develop the working knowledge to make
appropriate referrals. The Counselor may also assist with applications for program benefits or services from various agencies. The overall goal is to assist that consumer to remain independent in the setting of his/her choice.

The Resource Developer recruits and supports service providers (individuals and agencies) for the Aged and Disabled Medicaid Waiver Program. The RD refers potential providers to the enrollment broker for Nebraska, Maximus, and may assist with the enrollment process, if necessary. The RD monitors for accuracy and submits provider billings to Nebraska Medicaid weekly. All providers are contacted face to face annually to update provider information. The RD works closely with Services Coordinators in matching client and provider, assists in any conflict resolution needed, and maintains complete documentation. 

The Senior Companion Program Coordinator maintains the program according to State Unit on Aging guidance. The Coordinator promotes the program and recruits volunteers to be companions, as well as those that are in need of that companion. The Coordinator provides initial and quarterly training, annual recognition, and monitoring of companions. 

The above programs require data entry into specific computer programs as well as hard copy documentation, including monthly and quarterly reports. Travel is necessary. Use of a personal vehicle may be necessary, with mileage reimbursement at current agency rates. 

Public speaking for program promotion and recruitment ability is necessary. 

Training will be provided by Blue River Area Agency on Aging, the State of Nebraska, and other agencies as needed. 

Qualifications
1. Prefer baccalaureate or graduate degree in Human Services or related area; OR registered nurse with unencumbered Nebraska license; AND 2 years professional experience in long term care, gerontology, rehabilitation, case management or related area. 
2. Ability to work independently and communicate effectively (oral, written).
3. Computer competency is a must. Programs used include NFOCUS, Microsoft Office package, Ascend Management on-line, CONNECT, Network of Care Dashboard through Trilogy, as well as others. Use of copy/fax machine a must.
4. Knowledge of interviewing techniques a plus.
5. Must be able to organize schedule and keep accurate records.

This position is required to provide Home and Community Options Manager at least two (2)weeks written notice when leaving the position. Thirty days notice is preferred.

All applicants must submit a SIGNED application (available below or at 103 Eastside Blvd, Beatrice, Nebraska) to be considered for this position. Please submit your completed application in person or by email to Kathy Erickson.

BLue RiverS AAA Application for Employment


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