Job Listings 6-5-13

Social Worker – Care Manager

Salary: $21.92 per hour

Description: Works within Project Choices, a managed care system designed to serve the elderly and the disabled who are at-risk of entering a nursing home by exploring their options and alternatives to institutional care. Care Managers complete comprehensive assessments of participants, with a strong emphasis on Person Centered Planning and client direction. The primary duties are listed below: 1. Assists clients with securing Medicaid eligibility for Waiver services. 2. Using the principles of Person Centered Planning develops care plans for each client addressing the individual’s specific needs and desires. 3. Conducts assessments as a member of a professional team. Assessments include an evaluation of the consumer’s physical and mental health, functional capabilities and limitations, informal and formal support systems, physical environment and financial resources 4. Arranges, coordinates and monitors the formal services which are necessary for the clients, including those covered through the Medicaid Waiver as well as the Care Management and Case Coordination Programs. 5. As Primary Care Manager, monitors the cost of Medicaid Waiver services and other formal services to maximize resources and stay within program parameters and goals. 6. Maintains accurate files with all the mandatory documents including OSA and Medicaid Waiver documentation. 7. Completes follow-up of all services arranged as determined in the care plan and makes adjustments as needed. 8. Provides advocacy on behalf of clients to secure services and benefits to which they are entitled and promotes client freedom of choice. 9. Provides social/emotional support if desired by the clients and their families (i.e. case conferences, crisis intervention, etc.). 10. Maintains shared caseload in conjunction with Nurses. 11. Updates knowledge in gerontology and chronic illness management through attendance at agency meetings and continuing education opportunities. 12. Covers 24 hour on-call services as scheduled. 13. Examples of job functions listed do not include all tasks which may be found in this position. Duties and responsibilities may be added, deleted or modified at any time.

Requirements: Bachelor’s degree in Social Work is required. One to two years of experience working with the elderly is required. Must possess a current Michigan Social Work license in good standing. Must possess a current Michigan driver’s license in good standing (less than 4 point preferred). How to Apply: In order to be considered for any job vacancies at Tri-County Office on Aging; all applicants must submit a cover letter, resume and employment application. A resume alone is not sufficient and will not be considered.

To find our application, visit our website: and go to the “employment/volunteer” tab. Address: Human Services Building 5303 S. Cedar Street, Suite 1 Lansing, MI 48911 Michigan Talent Bank Job Order Number: 4141094

Youth Engagement Specialist

Salary: $14.00 per hour

Description: The youth engagement specialist will be responsible for increasing youth engagement and involvement in the Community Family Partnership, Kent County’s System of Care. The youth engagement specialist will create a community of belonging that connects youth with others with a shared experience. Through this community, leaders among youth will be identified, equipped and nurtured to share their experience and perspectives to inform the planning, implementation, and evaluation of the Community Family Partnership. Basic job duties are listed below: Develop a plan to recruit youth for, and engage them in, mental health advocacy work and other SOC functions. Develop strategies to effectively involve youth in system of care initiatives, and to remove barriers to consequential youth voice and participation Educate youth, family members, service providers, system managers and community decision-makers about the importance and value of authentic youth voice in individual treatment planning, service delivery, system design and governance throughout the system of care Coordinate and develop supports for youth groups, and for youth who serve in various capacities (e.g. as peer mentors, youth advisors, in communication/education and evaluation functions) throughout the system of care Cultivate youth development, including leadership development. Support youth in developing and coordinating youth leadership training opportunities, including conferences Partner with youth and adult professionals to identify barriers to effective youth voice, and solutions (e.g. transportation, incentives, meeting locations, cultural barriers) Coordinate efforts to ensure that youth voice impacts the services and supports offered to youth, and that concerns of youth are addressed within the system of care Coordinate with youth and other stakeholders to develop materials, services and trainings that empower youth to understand systems, their experiences within systems, and opportunities to help transform systems to better serve youth with mental health challenges Participate in relevant committees and workgroups on state, local and national levels as an advocate and support for youth (not as the representative of youth voice) Build relationships with youth serving organizations (i.e., Boys and Girls Clubs) and systems (e.g. transportation) to expand opportunities for and remove barriers to youth voice throughout the system of care Plan, advocate for and manage budgeted youth involvement resources Continuously evaluate the progression of youth voice and engagement within system of care

Requirements: BA or equivalent experience in human services related field (i.e., Psychology, Sociology, Criminal Justice) Strong organizational skills, with experience planning youth-friendly meetings and events Understanding of positive youth development principles and experience applying them to youth-serving organizations Demonstrated understanding of youth with Severe Emotional Disturbances and Developmental Delays Experience working with youth involved in multiple systems, especially community-based mental health, juvenile justice and/or child welfare systems Understanding of youth-serving systems, including an understanding of these systems from the perspectives of youth being served Ability to make oral presentations to diverse audiences, including youth consumers, service providers, and policy makers Ability to read, write and communicate clearly in writing with broad range of audiences, including youth consumers, service providers, and policy makers Ability to build partnerships with stakeholders across multiple organizations and systems locally and nationally Ability to connect with youth and a respect for youth culture Ability to support youth and share power to foster a youth-informed process

How to Apply: To apply email a cover letter and resume to: Or mail to: Jane Shank, Interim Executive Director 6017 W. St. Joe Hwy, Suite 200, Lansing, MI 48917 Michigan Talent Bank Job Order Number: 4138508

Medical Assistant / Receptionist

Salary: $10.00 per hour

Description: Thompson Family Practice is a busy family practice seeking a qualified Medical Assistant and Receptionist.

Requirements: Experience preferred. Applicant must have graduated from an accredited program with the correct qualifications.

How to Apply: Please email your cover letter and resume to PTHOMPSON4221@YAHOO.COM, or mail to: 4221 Charlar Dr. Holt, MI 48842 Michigan Talent Bank Job Order Number: 3786090

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