JOB TITLE:  Care Transition Coordinator                                     

DEPARTMENT:  Transitions to Health

REPORTS TO:  HH Director

STATUS:  Full-time; 40 hour/week; non-exempt/hourly

 

Position summary:

Responsible for coordinating the Transitions to Health program efficiently and effectively within the guidelines set by the Home Health Director.  Provide coordination with transition partners and successfully transition individuals from medical facility to home.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Human Services or related field; degree in Social work (BSW) strongly preferred.
  • Experience and desire to work with people with disabilities
  • Client interviewing and assessment skills
  • Intervention and interpersonal communication skills
  • Knowledge of available community resources and public assistance programs.
  • Ability to travel within Colorado Springs and surrounding counties to meet with individuals, including accessing client homes, attend meetings, and present information.
  • Demonstrates The IC’s core values of Inclusiveness, Flexibility, Person First, Accountability, and Integrity.

Essential Functions/Areas of Accountability:

  1. Ensure the philosophy, mission and goals of the Independence Center are maintained.
  2. Have a working knowledge of the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Rehabilitation Act, and Fair Housing with which to educate individuals.
  3. Work with HH Director to support strategic plan that includes timelines and strategies to ensure completion of the goals of the Transitions to Health division.
  4. Work with individuals one to one in an effort to support and execute individual transitions and coordination of all in-home services.
  5. Maintain confidentiality as outlined in The IC Employee Handbook and work within the confines of HIPAA regulations.
  6. Responsible for completing all paperwork and documentation as directed by HH Director.
  7. Responsible for entering data into a data base as part of a monitoring and evaluation process in a timely manner as needed or requested.
  8. Assist client with activities such a bill paying and coordination of services with vendor partners.
  9. Monitor the client for the first 30 days following the transition. Conduct at a minimum of three on-site visits of the residence to ensure all essential community resources and services are in place.
  10. Monitor client’s environment for insufficient supports and corrects deficiencies. The on-site visits shall occur the day of the discharge from the facility, one week and one month after transition.
  11. Perform other related duties and responsibilities as deemed necessary.

Skills and Abilities:

  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Self-starter who is productive and proactive
  • Ability to collaborate and connect with individuals, staff and community
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Ability to write routine progress notes, assessments and related correspondence.

Physical/Environmental Requirements:

  • Ability to lift, push, pull, drag, guide up to 25 lbs.
  • Ability to lift, carry, bend, stretch, climb, crawl, twist and maneuver without any restrictions.
  • Ability to sit or stand for extended periods of time.
  • Ability to travel within Colorado Springs and surrounding counties to meet with individuals, including accessing client homes, attend meetings, and present information.
  • Reasonable accommodations may be made to empower a qualified candidate with a disability to perform the essential functions of the job.

This position may also require the performance of other duties as assigned.

If you are qualified and wish to apply, please route your resume and salary expectations along with a cover letter addressing your alignment with the minimum qualifications to hrresumes@the-ic.org.  Responses must be received by Tuesday, January 16, 2018.

EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITYThe Independence Center is dedicated to the principles of equal employment opportunity.  We prohibit unlawful discrimination against applicants or employees on the basis of age 40 and over, race, sex, color, religion, national origin, disability, military status, genetic information, or any other status protected by applicable state or local law. Reasonable accommodations may be made to empower a qualified candidate with a disability to perform the essential functions of the job.