THE COUNTY OF YAKIMA
BILINGUAL OFFICE SPECIALIST
Salary: $2,472.00 per month (37.5 hour work week)
Opening: There is one opening with the Yakima County Office of Aging and Long Term Care, Aging and Disability Resource Center working in the Kennewick office. The position screens clients for needs, provides options counseling, makes referrals and provides follow up support. May complete contract activities to include contracting and background checks. May perform duties associated with management of Home Care Referral Registry. Will provide Family Caregiver Services to include TCARE screening and referrals. This recruitment could be used to fill jobs that occur within 90 days of the closing date of this posting.
Essential Job Functions:
Position will work with state in-home paid providers and will be responsible for managing contract data base. This work will include scheduling with new providers to complete contract, BCCU (Background Check Central Unit), orientation and safety training. This info is also entered into State data base and must be maintained and updated per established policies. Responsible for monitoring training partnership data base, providing reports to staff, and ensuring that providers are in good standing. This position will also work with the Home Care Referral Registry and will recruit providers and consumers, and work with agencies to increase the use of the registry. HCRR responsibility will also include completing the state contract, running the BCCU (Background Check Central Unit) checking for qualifications and work references, and helping the provider to complete paperwork. Complete orientation training and packet with providers. Determines whether or not providers are appropriate to be placed on the registry through screening and interview process. Assist consumers and case managers/social workers to identify appropriate caregivers for the consumer. Document all activities. Providers at times may be limited English speaking, Spanish speaking clients.
Performs outreach activities to recruit consumers and providers for the Home Care Referral Registry, and prepare and disseminate recruitment packages. Performs outreach to Seniors or disabled adults who may need assistance with things related to but not limited to Medicare D plans or Medicaid applications, food stamp applications, housing applications, etc.
Provide presentations regarding Aging and Disability Resource Center Services, Family Caregiver Services, and the Home Care Referral Registry to community groups, employment agencies and other organizations that may use or refer potential clients or providers.
Other activities as assigned such as to attend staff meetings, trainings, provide the office with clerical support and assistance to case managers as needed.
Working/Conditions Physical Requirements:
Experience and Training: High School Diploma or (G.E.D.) and three (3) years of social services experience, with preference in community based services working with elderly, disabled or mental health issues or two years of college relevant to social services or a combination of experience and education which provides the knowledge, skills and abilities sufficient to successfully perform the essential duties of the job. Experience may be paid or volunteer within a social service agency.
This is a Yakima County Courthouse Master Contract Bargaining Unit position. As a condition of employment you are required
For further information and application forms, contact:
HUMAN RESOURCES DEPARTMENT
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In compliance with the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986, Yakima County will hire only United States citizens and aliens lawfully authorized to work in the United States.