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Current Positions Available:

Position Title:  Options Counselor- Veterans Directed

SUMMARY:

 Full-time, hourly  position.

Providing options for Veterans to allow them to live independently in their homes and communities.  Assist Veterans to self-direct their care and manage their resources while participating in the Veterans Directed Home and Community Based Services (VDHCBS) Program.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  1. Working with the Veteran to gain access to needed services.
  2. Conducting a comprehensive needs assessment and reassessment for each Veteran assigned.
  3. Assist the Veteran in the development of a service plan in conjunction with the Veteran/Authorized Representative.
  4. Educate and support the Veteran/Authorized Representative in his or her role as an employer.
  5. Work with the Veteran to develop an emergency backup plan.
  6. Monitor the services included in the Veterans budget in conjunction with the Veteran.
  7. Work with the Veteran to assess the adequacy of the care being provided.
  8. Assess the ability of the Veteran to manage services using the St. Louis University Mental Status Exam (SLUMS)
  9. Report suspected cases of abuse, neglect, exploitation to the appropriate agencies.
  10. Maintain Veterans files, both paper and electronic.
  11. Participate in VDHCBS meetings.
  12. Assist in general AgeSmart educational and outreach activities.

ADDITIONAL SKILLS REQUIRED:

 Considerable knowledge of the aging, health and long-term care services network.

  • Skill in conducting client interviews and needs assessments.
  • Basic knowledge of health insurance programs such as Medicare and Medicaid.
  • Sufficient computer skills (Microsoft Word, Excel, Access, Outlook, Internet Browser) and the ability to quickly learn related software applications.
  • Ability to effectively communicate respect and dignity toward client calls.
  • Ability to effectively communicate verbally and through written correspondence.
  • Ability to maintain accurate Client case notes.
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality of records and information.
  • Motivated and willing to be trained on new programs.
  • Able to work independently. Possess a valid Driver’s License, good driving records and insurance.

EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS:

1.Preferred: Bachelor’s degree in Gerontology, Social Work or related field with at least three years experience in the field of aging.

2.High School Diploma with five years of relative job experience.

Please EMAIL cover letter and resume to ask@agesmart.org

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