The Atlanta Regional Commission (ARC) is the regional planning and intergovernmental coordination agency that focuses on issues critical to the region’s success, including growth and development, transportation, water resources, services for older adults and workforce solutions. ARC is dedicated to unifying the region’s collective resources to prepare the metropolitan area for a prosperous future. This is done through professional planning initiatives, the provision of objective information and the involvement of the community in collaborative partnerships.
The Client Services Liaison (Community Transitions/Money Follows the Person (MFP) Transition Coordinator) is responsible for supporting the transition of older adults and people with disabilities out of long-term institutional settings back into the community. This is a field-based position.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
• Conduct face-to-face screenings and assessments to determine eligibility in Medicaid waiver programs;
• Conduct interviews with the MFP participant, family support networks and nursing home discharge planners to explain the transition process and assess eligibility;
• Assess and gather medical, financial, functional and psychosocial information to develop a person centered Individual Transition Plan;
• Coordinate the transition to support the individual transition from the nursing home to the community and ensure that all needed supports and services are secured;
• Coordinate the procurement of needed equipment and supplies and services not otherwise covered by Medicaid;
• Complete all activities as mandated by Money Follows the Person program requirements, including follow ups, reports, and meet targeted measurable outcomes;
• Travel to nursing homes and community homes;
• Perform other duties as assigned to support agency goals and objectives.
REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, ABILITIES AND COMPETENCIES:
• Knowledge of the health and long term care services network;
• Knowledge of Georgia’s Money Follows the Person initiative;
• Knowledge of Home and Community Based Services (SOURCE, CCSP, ICWP);
• Knowledge of Medicare and Medicaid eligibility;
• Ability to develop and maintain databases and client tracking systems;
• Ability to communicate at all levels within the organization;
• Skill in compiling and analyzing data;
• Skill in planning, implementing, and managing program components;
• Skill in defining problems, collecting data, establishing facts and drawing valid conclusions.
• Bachelor’s degree in social work, human services, counseling or psychology
• One (1) year of related counseling or client advocacy or information/referral experience in area of assignment (such as mental health, aging or disability services)
An equivalent combination of education and experience sufficient to successfully perform the essential duties of the job such as those listed above, unless otherwise subject to any other requirements set forth in law or regulation.
• Master’s degree in social work, gerontology or related field
• Four (4) years’ experience in the field of aging
• Analyst Professional certification (i.e., Certified Business Analyst Professional)
• Selected candidate will be subject to a criminal background check
ANNUAL SALARY RANGE: $52,407 - $58,300 (no SS deductions except for Medicare portion, approx. 1.45% of salary) for more information please visit our website at www.atlantaregional.org
ARC is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, religion or disability in employment or the provision of services.