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Case Worker

@ Lafayette Council on Aging

Responsible for visiting clients, new or established and conducting the Louisiana Independent Living Assessments (LILA).  The Case Management Assessor will be assigned exclusively to activities related to elderly clientele.

 

Essential Functions

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. (Note: Essential functions are intended only as illustrations of the various types of work performed in this position. The absence of specific statements of duties does not exclude those tasks from the position if the work is: similar, related, or a logical assignment of the position.)

  • Serves as a resource person and collaborates with all agency personnel.
  • Conducts assessments on elderly clients. ( LILA and NFCSP) as assigned.
  • Develops a care plan  for assisting eligible, elderly clients.
  • Communicates with  other Agency staff on behalf of clients. 
  • Visits all clients referred by the Agency and assures that individual appointments are kept.
  • Keeps home visitation records on all clients.
  • Participates in program evaluations.
  • Answers questions from area residents and the general public regarding LCOA services in person and by telephone.
  • Establishes and maintains cooperative relations with appropriate community service agencies and facilities.
  • Maintains good work and public relations-this includes demonstrating friendliness, warmth, and cooperation to participants, co-workers, and supervisors.
  • Performs other duties as assigned by the Director  of Programs & Personnel.

 

Competencies

  • Professionalism
  • Flexibility
  • Emotional Maturity
  • Communication Proficiency
  • Collaboration Skills
  • Customer/Client Focus (Genuine interest in, and concern for, older adults)
  • Organization
  • Good writing skills

 

Supervisory Responsibility

This position has no supervisory responsibilities.

 

Work Environment

Position is required to travel to homes of clients and conduct face to face assessments.

This job operates in a professional office environment. This role routinely uses standard office equipment such as computers, telephones, photocopiers, filing cabinets, and fax machines. 

Salary Range: $8.00/hr w/ expected wage increases (dependent upon annual performance review)


Qualifications:

  • High School Diploma

 

Additional Eligibility Qualifications

Applicant must have a good driving record, current driver’s license, and valid auto insurance (minimum limits as required by law). Must have CPR/First Aid certification. The ability to relate and work with older persons, and a genuine interest, concern, and awareness of older persons and their problems is vital.

 

 

Work Authorization/Security Clearance (if applicable)

Applicant must be able to pass a state criminal history search. Clearance of a drug screen is also required. 


How to Apply:

Please apply in person at 160 Industrial Parkway Lafayette, LA 70508

Contact person: Monica Smith



Location: Lafayette, LA
Date Posted: December 28, 2021
Application Deadline: January 31, 2022