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Larimer County Human Resources Case Manager I Or II (DOQ) in Fort Collins, Colorado

Salary$18.37 HourlyLocationFC 1501 Blue Spruce, COJob TypeRegularDepartmentHuman ServicesJob Number202100474OverviewOptions for Long Term Care (OLTC) provides access to publicly fundedprograms, providing support to people with disabling functional conditionsand limited finances. These programs are designed to help people continue tolive in their own homes or in other community settings, as an alternative tonursing home care.OLTC provides assessment and ongoing case management to older and disabled lowincome individuals who are in need of long-term care services in their ownhomes or alternative care facilities. OLTC also provides assessments forpeople in need of placement in a skilled facility. OLTC currently providesongoing services to approximately 1300 Larimer County residents outside ofnursing facilities, with the goal of providing long term care in thesettings requested by individuals and their families and utilizing Medicaid inthe most cost-effective manner. ResponsibilitiesSpecifically, this position:Manages a caseload of approximately 100 + individuals on an HCBS waiver andor complete initial assessments for individuals applying for Long Term CareMedicaid programs.Provides crisis intervention as needed to assist individuals in decisionmaking and problem resolution; acts as advocate for the individual.Assists individuals in determining services and supports to meet their needsin the community in an effort to prevent nursing home placement. Assesses forNF placement when appropriate.Coordinates services including scope and duration while ensuring timeliness ofservice delivery.Is able to create a service allocation based upon functional need.Educates individuals regarding Medicaid benefits, programs and non-Medicaidservices in the community.Monitors individuals quarterly or more often to ensure the ongoing provisionof need and satisfaction of services.Works cooperatively with internal Department of Human Service agenciesincluding but not limited to LTC Medicaid Tech's, Adult Protection andOffice on Aging. To view the full job description, visit .The ideal candidate will:Have experience working in behavioral health, with the aging adultpopulation, or in case management.Take initiative.Embrace collaboration.Be flexible.Maintain confidentiality as related to HIPAA.Have strong time management skills.Have the ability to work in various settings including but not limited to:open office work environment, individual's home and in the community.Addresses stress and conflict in appropriate ways.Have strong written and verbal communication skills with customers and teammembers.Meet State and County established performance goals.Work efficiently, use problem solving and critical thinking skills.Maintains positive and healthy interactions.Be optimistic.Be a good steward of public resources. QualificationsAll candidates will be screened for the following required minimumqualifications. Any candidate who does not meet all of the qualificationslisted as required will be eliminated from the process.Equivalent to a Bachelor's Degree from an accredited college or universitywith major coursework in Sociology, Psychology, Human Services, SocialWork, Public Administration, or a related field required. Combination ofeducation and/or experience may be substituted on a year for year basis.One (1) year of experience in a directly related field or in theperformance of similar duties and responsibilities required.Possession of, or ability to obtain, a valid Driver's License.Complete training and/or certification as mandated by the assigned programrequired.BenefitsFor all temporary positions, sick leave and our Employee Assistance Programare available and other benefits may be available.Larimer County offers the following for all Regular/Limited Term positions:Medical, Dental, and Vision Benefits.Flexible Spending Accounts / Health Savings AccountShort and Long Term Disability.Employee Assistance ProgramBasic Life/Accidental Death & DismembermentAcc