Social Worker

Location
Manassas, Prince William, Virginia
Salary
Benefits Eligible, 403(b) Retirement Fund with Employer Matching, Life Insurance
Posted
Aug 04, 2014
Closes
Sep 08, 2014
Hours
Full Time

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

Essential Functions of Consumer Assessment/Movement:
* Monitors transition and adjustment to program
* Coordinates with IDT and external agencies for consumers on temporary leave receiving alternative treatments to ensure all appropriate supports are in place when consumer returns to program.
* Ensures discharge planning is part of ongoing assessment/service planning process and includes all members of the team.
* Research possible resources that could benefit the consumer at time of discharge.
* Provides support to QMRP in development of objective(s) that socially/emotionally prepare consumer for discharge.
* Reviews discharge summary to ensure it accurately describes the individual, the services provided, and the services that continue to be needed
* Coordinates with QMRP to ensure reports are forwarded to relevant providers and family members (with consent of consumer/AR).

Essential Functions of Facilitation of Interdisciplinary Team
* Ensures family members, advocates, guardians, and/or authorized representatives are involved in the decision making process.
* Collaborates with the team to monitor that active treatment is consistently implemented in all relevant settings, both formally and informally
* Collaborates with all members of the IDT to ensure reassessments are performed, as needed, in order to develop a Master Plan of Care (ISP).
* Schedules IDT meetings and takes meeting minutes that reflect the views of all parties.
* Works with the IDT to refer consumers to other professionals as needed.

Essential Functions of Linking/Advocating
* Serves as an additional support/contact for consumers and families.
* Researches options for authorized representatives and assists consumers with obtaining/appointing an AR following CR and LHRC guidelines.

Essential Functions of Case Management
* Completes all benefit paperwork for assigned consumers
* Works with QMRP to ensure appropriate procedures are followed for payment for medical bills.
* Familiar with resources that can be accessed to meet consumer's needs
* Monitors consumer's receipt of personal spending allowance to ensure appropriate usage of consumer fund per Medicaid guidelines and funds do not exceed the amount designated to maintain necessary benefit status.
* Serves as a resource in planning vacations, family events, group and individual outings and accesses resources to reduce costs to consumer/agency.

OTHER JOB FUNCTIONS:

* Other duties as assigned by supervisor.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATION REQUIRED

EXPERIENCE AND EDUCATION:

Bachelor's Degree in Social work (BSW) and 2-4 years of experience working with individuals with developmental disabilities or in a related area. MSW Preferred.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS:

Should be able to provide physical intervention and requires some lifting.

SUPERVISION RECEIVED:

Under the direct supervision of the Director of Social Work & Admissions.
 
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