Director, CARE Guardianship Programs - Center for At Risk Elders
- 03-Dec-2018 to 23-Dec-2018
- - Center for At-Risk Elders, Inc. (CARE)
- Indianapolis, IN, USA
- Full Time
The CARE Guardianship Programs Director provides overall management of the CARE's guardianship programs, including supervision of lead advocates, reviewing and screening case referrals, supervising the recruitment, training and retention of volunteers, and offering guidance and support to volunteer advocates.
The CARE Guardianship Programs Director's professionalism, ethics, and commitment to client-centered services shall at all times be a top priority. In all aspects, the integrity of the organization shall be protected.
Strategy, Vision and Leadership
• Advise the Executive Director and other key members of senior management on means to improve systems of the guardianship programs.
• Identify critical issues, offer solutions and work with the Executive Management Team to develop effective approaches to resolve issues.
• Maintain continuous lines of communication with the Executive Director and Deputy Director.
• Represent the organization externally, as necessary, with respect to outside service providers, such as the court, the Adult Guardianship Office, and other groups.
• Maintain and ensure program compliance with CARE policies and procedures as well as state and national standards of practice.
• Work with CARE staff to maintain the volunteer recruiting/training/retention program.
• Work with CARE staff to maintain on-going volunteer appreciation and continuing education events and strategies.
• Review and screen new case referrals to determine if they meet eligibility for CARE's guardianship programs.
• Accurately input referral data and case management notes in CARE's case management software in a timely manner.
• Give notice of guardianship to clients and interested parties in accordance with legal responsibilities, as may be necessary, under the supervision of the Senior Counsel.
• Assign cases to lead advocates and volunteer advocates.
• Work with lead advocates and volunteer advocates to determine best course for treatment, placement and on-going care of clients in consultation with medical, therapeutic and legal experts, and when appropriate, family members, with a client-centered focus.
• Support and guide volunteer advocates as they monitor and direct the care of clients.
• Serves as back-up case advocate, when necessary.
• Works with lead advocates to prepare testimony, as needed for guardianship hearings, under the supervision of Senior Counsel.
• Assists CARE's fiduciary staff, as necessary, in marshaling and managing client assets, and in gathering information for public benefit applications.
• Participates as member of CARE Executive Management Team and/or staff meetings.
• Keep CARE office calendar updated with all guardianship-related meetings and events.
• Maintain confidentiality of all information on CARE clients, meeting all state and national standards of practice and ethics.
• Perform other duties as assigned.
Required Education and Skills
• Master's degree in social work or equivalent field related to law or healthcare is preferred.
• Leadership skills necessary to guide the work of volunteers and staff care coordinator(s).
• Knowledge of, and experience with, appropriate treatment for adults with physical, developmental, mental disabilities, particularly dementia.
• Competent with Windows or similar operating system and Microsoft Office or similar software.
• Excellent oral and written English language skills.
• General understanding of state and federal income and health benefits programs is preferred.
• Ability to manage multiple projects at the same time.
• Ability to travel independently.
• Excellent time management skills.
• Team player.
Click the APPLY button to submit cover letter and resume to Jenny Deaton by Friday, December 23, 2018.
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