Careful Clerical Assistant with distinguished history of working hard for best-in-class service and maintaining professionalism in difficult situations. Dedicated to solutions-oriented problem-solving. Kind and personable with great attention to detail.
Reviews referrals for services and interviews applicants and/or family members to explain eligibility requirements, form completion requirements, and community resources. Requests information to determine client eligibility or needs and forwards requests for approval to appropriate staff in accordance with established procedures. Provides information regarding resources, assistance, and services available to applicant and may visit with client and family members in their homes to determine client needs and provide family and/or parent behavior modification counseling. Schedules initial intake conference with client and/or family members, following eligibility determination, to obtain written and oral information regarding psychiatric, psychological, medical background, financial status, and other previous professional recommendations. Evaluates requests and professional findings, in accordance with policies and procedures, and initiates procedures to grant, modify, deny, or terminate eligibility for assistance with recommendations and options for services, referring client to alternative sources, or preparing additional requests for evaluation and assistance. Writes individualized plan of care and contacts participating private and public service providers for assistance. Interprets policy and ensures compliance with state and federal laws, regulations, legal mandates, action plans, and policies. May serve as a liaison to other divisions and agencies to develop policies and procedures for community-based programs. Performs other duties as assigned.
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Knowledge, Abilities, and Skills
Knowledge of federal and state laws, policies, procedures, and guidelines governing client eligibility for assistance programs. Knowledge of community-based programs and services. Ability to interpret and apply policies, procedures, and guidelines in determining eligibility for assistance programs. Ability to evaluate client information, assess client needs, and make referrals. Ability to prepare, present, and review oral and written information and reports. Ability to interview and provide technical assistance. Ability to use computer software to produce reports and written communications.
Researches various data storage and/or computer records to obtain information and compiles data for reports. Composes and types routine correspondence and form letters, maintains activity logs and/or financial ledgers, and submits reports to supervisor. Reviews documents including applications, forms, vouchers, records, and reports for accuracy, completeness, and compliance with laws and regulations, makes necessary corrections, and assigns file numbers. Provides information, assistance, and clarification to interested parties concerning agency/institution policies and procedures. Assists in developing or revising agency/institution policies, procedures, and directives based on research findings and compiles financial information used to formulate budget proposals and monitor expenditures.
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