Perform monthly visits of Wards to ensure each Ward is seen a minimum of one time per month for those residing within the county and at least once a quarter, for any Wards who are residing in other counties. Responsible for providing administrative & clerical support to the Guardianship Director.
- Make initial review of referral intake form when received. Discuss case with Guardianship Director. Conduct initial visit when it is determined that the case meets criteria for public guardianship. Conduct final review with Guardianship Director for final determination and / or acceptance of referral onto the program or onto the waiting list.
- Review medical files to assure compliance of nursing home, ALF and hospital staff with physician orders and adequate care.
- Review and manage medication compliance of community Wards.
- Attend Care Plan meetings.
- Administrative duties such as reviewing mail, completing applications for Wards healthcare coverage and services when needed.
- Obtain and supply Guardianship Director with information needed in order to complete the initial and annual guardianship plans.
- Assist with arranging services according to the guardianship plan.
- Assist with arranging and attending physician visits with the Ward.
- Make visits to the hospital when Wards are inpatient in acute care facilities and update the Guardianship Director of the Wards medical condition, pending exams or procedures.
- Shop for, deliver supplies and / or equipment when needed to Wards.
- Follow all policies and procedures of the Osceola Council on Aging, Inc.
- Other duties as assigned that are applicable to the job description including assisting in times of disaster as needed.
- Education / Training: High school diploma or GED. Requires the ability to follow verbal and written instructions.
- Licensure / Certification: CNA, MA or Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) preferred. Level 2 background screening required.
- Experience: One to two years of experience in Social Work, Social Services or Aging Programs is preferred. Must have knowledge of computer and word processing applications. Must possess valid Florida driver’s license and reliable vehicle.
- Interpersonal Skills: Must have excellent interpersonal communication and organizational skills and the ability to work with a wide variety of groups and individuals.
- Essential Technical / Motor Skills: Sufficient skills to be able to read and write effectively.
- Essential Mental Abilities: Knowledgeable and competent to perform all essential functions.
- Essential Sensory Requirements: Ability to visually and audibly perform all essential functions.
- Essential Physical Requirements: Must be able to sit for long periods of time. Sufficient mobility and strength to move about the facility and the community, have corrected vision and hearing to the normal range. This position may require occasional bending and lifting subject to specific physical requirements and working conditions as listed in job duties.
- Exposure to Hazards: None
- Other: Assumes responsibility for professional growth and development.
$14.00 per hour