Job Opening: Community Care Worker I

Company
HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES COMMISSION
Location
Rio Grande City, TX
Posted on
October 22, 2023

Job/Position Description Community Care Worker I - Are you a highly motivated, compassionate and dedicated individual looking for a rewarding career determining eligibility for the most vulnerable citizens of Texas in need of in-home care, home delivered meals, emergency response services, and other social services?If so, the Texas Health and Human Services Commission (HHSC), Community Care Services (CCS) department is looking for individuals who want to join an exciting, dynamic team working in a high-performing and innovative environment. CCS provides an integrated and streamlined approach to connect individuals to services and supports that: reduce institutionalization, allow individuals to remain in their communities, and promote economic and personal self-sufficiency. Our staff are well organized, able to multi-task, possess the ability to learn policy regulations, able to thrive in a challenging, fast-paced and evolving environment, have good communication skills, a positive attitude, strong work-ethic and a desire to help others. If you also possess these skills, then we are looking for you. We want you to join our team!Employee benefits include but are not limited to employer paid health insurance; vacation leave; sick leave; paid holidays (15 per year on average); and defined retirement plan with lifetime annuity.Community Care Worker I: Determines needs and eligibility for Community Care for the Aged and Disabled (CCAD) services. Work involves conducting home visits, interviewing individuals who are older or have a disability, documenting information, determining need for services and developing service plans; verifying data, explaining program benefits and requirements, referring individuals for appropriate services, and assuring authorizations are registered in automated systems. Authorizes and monitors CCAD services to determine if services are meeting the individualand#146;s needs. Essential Job Functionsand#149;Attends work on a regular and predictable schedule in accordance with agency leave policy and performs other duties as assigned. and#149;Interviews applicants, individuals receiving services, and resource persons and conducts home/site visits to assess the need for services and provides information and referral to other resources. and#149;Conducts reviews to determine eligibility and functional needs.and#149;Obtains, verifies, and calculates income and resources to determine financial eligibility for Title XX programs. and#149;Maintains case record documents and enters information in an automated system, establishing a record for each individual receiving services. and#149;Monitors through contacting individuals receiving services to determine if services are meeting the individualand#146;s needs. and#149;Develops/coordinates/reviews service plans with individuals receiving services and their families, provider agencies and other state agency staff and authorizes services appropriately and accurately to meet the individualand#146;s needs. and#149;Prepares basic level ongoing or special narrative or statistical reports. Registrations, Licensure Requirements or CertificationsCurrent Valid Driverand#146;s License.Knowledge Skills Abilitiesand#149;Ability to effectively communicate orally and in writing. and#149;Ability to set priorities, establish timeframes, and meet deadlines. and#149;Ability to establish and maintain effective relationships with individuals receiving services, co-workers, contract agency staff, and staff from other federal or state agencies.and#149;Ability to operate computer and general office equipment.and#149;Know https://jobshrportal.hhsc.state.tx.us/ENG/CareerPortal/job_profile.cfm?szOrderID=585562 Copy the URL in the preceding sentence to an Internet Explorer browser to apply to the job directly through the Texas Health and Human Services Career Portal.

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