Are you looking for a position where you can make a difference in the consumers life?
We value our employees and offer a great benefits package!
We are looking for caring and dedicated individuals who enjoy working with clients, helping them achieve independence to safely live within their community.
Connecticut Community Care is seeking one (1) Full-time Care Manager in our Watertown office working with the PCA/CFC waivers programs. You will be working with clients who self direct, or who have PCAs and/or are in the Community first choice program.
The principal responsibility of the Care Manager is to assist individuals in maintaining an interactive process of informed decision-making about Long-Term Services and Supports. The Care Manager serves a key role in coordinating the efforts of formal and informal caregivers on behalf of clients. Care Management is a person-centered service that values the consumer’s choices and rights.
Some of the responsibilities of the Care Manager include (but are not limited to):
- Conducts person-centered telephonic and in-person interviews with clients and their families, and other activities necessary for reassessment of clients and the monitoring and adjustment of care plans.
- Monitors and reviews continued cost effectiveness, quality and appropriateness of care plan/service delivery and the contractual obligations.
- Works with the individual to make revisions where necessary, at established intervals and as otherwise indicated, in conjunction with the service provider.
- Promptly completes all client documentation, applications, forms, and additional documentation as required.
- Registered nurse licensed (in good standing) in the State of Connecticut or a social service worker who is a graduate of an accredited four-year college or university required.
- A Bachelor’s degree in nursing, health, social work, gerontology or a related field may be substituted for one year of experience.
- Must have a minimum of two years experience in health care or human services (including but not limited to community, hospital, institution or behavioral health). Previous work with elders or disabled population preferred. Bachelor degree in fields related to care management preferred (social work, counseling, nursing, mental health, psychology, gerontology, sociology, RN (licensed in the State of CT), rehabilitation, public health, or human services)
- Knowledge and understanding of psychological, human development, social, health, and economic factors influencing the attitudes and behavior of individuals and families, especially as they relate to the gerontological and disabled populations; knowledge and skill in interviewing and assessment (social and health) techniques; understanding of chronic illness and its effect on the individual and family.
- Demonstrates skills/abilities in person-centered approached to care plan development and establishing and maintaining supportive relationships.
- Ability to comprehend, evaluate, negotiate and plan complex service reimbursements and plan for the costs of care options.
- Knowledge of community resources available to individuals and families; an ability to mobilize resources into a coordinated and comprehensive plan of care.
- Familiarity with funding sources, including but not limited to Title XVIII and XIX and provisions of the Older Americans’ Act.
- Computer experience required.
- Maintains confidentiality of client, company and staff information.