Charitable Advisors LLC
  • 18-Jan-2018 to 19-Feb-2018
  • - ALS Association of Indiana
  • Indianapolis, IN, USA
  • Part Time

The Care Services Coordinator assists those diagnosed with Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) and their caregivers in attaining their maximum functional potential. Acts as a liaison between patient/family, healthcare personnel, and community resources to ensure necessary care is provided promptly and effectively. Overall, a Care Services Coordinator is a navigator and resource for families living with ALS.

ROLES & RESPONSIBILITIES

Care Services
• Represent the Indiana Chapter at the ALS Multidisciplinary Clinics including the IU Neuroscience Center and/or Richard L. Roudebush VA Medical Center (Indianapolis)
• Educate and counsel families on the progression of ALS while addressing their concerns and goals by providing options to overcome challenges presented by ALS 
• Respond to patient or family calls/requests necessary to provide case management activities
• Assess psychosocial needs related to coping, adjustment, and end of life care, while providing support and referrals as appropriate
• Maintain relationships with community leaders and healthcare professionals for service utilization
• Conduct a needs assessment with a continuum of care plan that supports patient and family member from time of referral throughout disease progression

• Offer home visits to newly diagnosed patients on a limited basis, or by specific request

Program Management
• In coordination with the Manager of Care Services, administer chapter programs and services including: Durable Medical Equipment (DME) loan closet, nutrition program, respite program, and support groups

Education and Outreach
• Maintain current knowledge on ALS, research, patient care techniques and equipment options necessary for implementation of case management.
• Provides in-service educational programs to home health agencies, hospitals, and skilled nursing facilities; and outreach educational programs to community organizations on request.

OTHER FUNCTIONS
• Attend annual ALSA conferences (care services and/or public policy)
• Represent the chapter in the community at large
• Attend chapter program and fundraising activities

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND QUALIFICATIONS
• 1-3 years' experience, preferably in neuromuscular disease, medical management with a voluntary health organization or related field
• Master's degree (MSW) in Social Work
• LSW or LCSW certifications or Licensed to practice in the state of Indiana
• Ability to work independently
• Knowledge of community resources in Indiana
• Microsoft Office skills (Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint, Outlook)
• Ability to use relevant data base tools (e.g., Donor Pro, etc.)
• Strong Problem Solving Skills
• Effective oral and written communication
• Positive interpersonal relationship skills
• Team attitude/philosophy approach, works well in a team focused environment 
• Strong assessment skills
• Valid driver's license, reliable transportation, and proof of vehicle insurance

WORK ENVIRONMENT
• Work is performed in an office environment as well as a wide range of community partner locations and facilities
• Ability to travel extensively (up to 40%) throughout assigned geographical territory and to work occasional evenings and weekends, with occasional overnight stays (special events/national conferences)
• Lifting and transporting medical equipment - Weight limit to not exceed 25lbs.
• Work independently and with minimal supervision
• Ability to work with others on a one-to-one basis as well as in groups

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