Goodwill Easter Seals Miami Valley
  • Program Services
  • Lima, OH, USA
  • Hourly
  • Part Time

The function of this position is to support the vision and mission of Goodwill Easter Seals Miami Valley. The Transition Specialist works with the Ohio Department of Medicaid, HOME Choice Transition Coordinator and the HOME Choice Case manager to successfully relocate an institution resident from the institution to the community.

Assist in educating Nursing Facilities, Hospitals and other LTC constituents to the HOME Choice program with the express objective to gain referrals to the HOME Choice program. Work with the Nursing Facility (NF), Hospital and other LTC staff in providing information on the HOME Choice program including letter from ODM, a fact sheet, brochures and application. Work with the referred resident and assist them through the transition process encouraging participation of the resident's family and friends. Provide support for community living through one-on-one coaching that guides, educates and empowers HOME Choice participants and their families. Provide independent living skills training to develop or increase skills, knowledge and abilities needed to successfully live on one's own. Work with Home Choice Transition Coordinator, Manager of Senior Services, Director of Senior and Children Services, VP of Program Services, Finance and QA staff to ensure that any reports to ODM and internal reporting requirements are completed and submitted in a timely manner. Coordinate all financial issues with the Goodwill Easter Seals Finance Department. Participate in Discharge Planning Meetings with the institution staff and the case manager to ensure a smooth transition, adequate medications at discharge and appropriate services at discharge. Maintain communication with the resident, case manager, NF staff and HC Program Coordinator to keep the process and information flowing. Assists with linkage to employment options, (if the resident desires), community resources and Medicaid Managed Care Plan as needed and/or as identified by the resident in partnership with Case manager. Assist with benefits coordination and housing navigation. Other duties as assigned.  Comply with all Agency policies, procedures and safety standards throughout work areas and maintain same to meet CARF, Department of Labor and other regulatory standards.

Bachelor's Degree in Human Service or related Field preferred or High School diploma with experience in Human Services required.

Goodwill Easter Seals Miami Valley is firmly committed to Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) and Affirmative Action (AA) compliance with all Federal, State, and local laws that prohibit employment discrimination on the basis of age, sex, color, race, creed, national origin, religion, marital status, citizenship status, ancestry, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, genetic information, disability status, protected veteran status, membership or activity in a local human rights commission, status with regard to public assistance, or any other classification protected by applicable law. This policy applies to all employment decisions, including, but not limited to recruiting, hiring, training, promotions, pay practices, benefits, disciplinary actions, and terminations.

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