Human Services Advocate - Skills Trainer

Worcester, MA | Full Time

Post Date: 05/19/2017 Job ID: MM311 Industry: Healthcare Pay Rate: $12-$15 /hr

Do you have a passion for working in a healthcare setting where you can actually make a Difference in people’s lives?  Have you worked as a PCA or a CNA in the past and you want an opportunity to grow?  Then this position is for you!! Our client is a non-profit agency whose mission is to support the independence and dignity of all persons with disabilities to live as independently as possible!

We are looking to hire several Human Services Advocate P C A Skills Trainers located right here in Worcester, MA!

Responsibilites:

·         Conduct home visits to perform initial needs assessments and develop appropriate service agreements for consumers

·         Advocate for consumer in obtaining benefits and services for which consumers are eligible; provide supportive counseling to consumers and/or surrogates when appropriate

·         Process monthly visits and maintain case records in compliance with regulations

·         Prepare and submit required paperwork on a timely basis according to the Medicaid Personal Care attendant program contract

 

Requirements:

·         Knowledge of disability issues, and understanding to the Independent Living philosophy and consumer direction

·         Considerable knowledge of the principles and practices of human services

·         Bachelors degree in related field and/or 1-3 years’ experience with people with disabilities

·         Knowledge of disability issues

·         Good communication, interpersonal, organizational and follow-up skills

·         Ability to maintain strict confidentially regarding consumer’s information

·         Able to travel within this agencys service areas-must have own transportation


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