Client Risk Assessment & Plan Integration | Case Management Services | Crisis Management
Progress Report Writing | Client Intake & Advocacy | Protocol & Regulatory Compliance
Maintain client confidentiality during comprehensive intakes, psycho-social assessments, and residential stays. Evaluate service needs, provide case consultation, screen for program eligibility, and provide referrals to community resources. Establish solid rapport and relationships with staff, third party providers, family members, and residents, earning accolades for strong communication skills, timely service, and ability to handle sensitive data with discretion.
More than 15 years' experience working with people with disabilities as a Rehab Aide at Eastmont Human Services in Glendive, Mt prior to its closing around 2002.
In this capacity, I worked in the resident cottages providing training and personal care as well as working in the education department.
In the education department, I assisted with training and development of resident skills required for resident to remain as independent as possible.
MASTER'S GERONTOLOGY : 2013BRENAU UNIVERSITY
BACHELOR OF APPLIED SCIENCE : Marketing and Management, 2007MONTANA STATE UNIVERSITYMarketing and Management
ASSOCIATES : HUMAN SERVICES CHEMICAL DEPENDENCY COUNSELING, 2003DAWSON COMMUNITY COLLEGEHUMAN SERVICES CHEMICAL DEPENDENCY COUNSELING
Service Coordinator January 2015 to Current
Service coordinators assist senior and disabled residents in identifying, locating and acquiring the services necessary for them to remain independent and help families achieve self-sufficiency and economic independence.
This is done through a process of assessing resident's service needs; develop individually tailored care plans for services; link residents to supportive services or medical services provided within the general community; monitor services being delivered; periodically reassess resident level of functioning and needs; help determine eligibility for services; establish relationships and linkages with all agencies and service providers in the community; set up volunteer support programs, including wellness or health education classes.
Act as a strong advocate for tenant rights.
MANAGER Site Manager January 2014 to January 2015
Had full responsibility for all disciplines and services provided through the center site, including all administrative responsibility related to the direct operation of the center.
Coordinated the following services, activities, and day-to-day operations of the program including: Referral and intake process, Rehabilitation services, Recreational activities, Health monitoring, Personal care, Transportation, Meals Personnel recruitment, supervision and performance review responsibilities.
Monitoring and coaching of staff in all disciplines for optimum work competency and performance.
Served as a liaison between individual program disciplines advocating for person-centered care.
Planned and implemented appropriate staff development and support services.
Participated in ensuring close coordination between participant, family, primary medical providers and outside agencies in carrying out individual care plans.
Social Services/Medicaid Waiver Case manager January 2007 to January 2014SOCIAL WORKER DESIGNEE Holy Rosary Healthcare
Acted as liaison between residents, family and staff; identified mental, emotional and psychosocial needs of the residents to aide in the access of services to meet individualized needs; and was responsible for admissions and discharges.
Worked with admissions team to determine a potential resident met all the criteria for admission to the nursing home.
Delivered social work services, referral and information services, and arranges transportation services.
As the Medicaid Waiver Case Manager, I was the social worker for a two member team who evaluated, arranged services for and maintained a care plan for all the participants of all ages in a 9 county area.
Worked with an interdisciplinary team to develop individualized care plans focused on the residents needs: discharge planning; psychosocial assessments; cognitive, mood and behavior activities.
Leveraged interactive presentation skills to deliver staff training on various areas, including residents' rights, abuse, neglect, and behaviors interventions.
Served as a strong resident/participant advocate, empowering residents to voice concerns and make independent decisions.
Supported residents/participants through the Medicaid, Medicare and rent assistance application process.
Managed abuse and neglect investigations, worked closely with legal and quality departments.
Assisted residents with end-of-life issues such as advance directives and support hospice and palliative care decisions.
Served as the Service Excellence Advisor to deliver continued improvement in services and processes provided to the resident/participant.
Assisted veterans to apply for and navigate through the Social Security process and other government and community programs.
Partnered with local liaison officer for veterans to ensure veterans apply for benefits for appropriate to their needs.
MANAGER Residential Services Coordinator January 2005 to January 2007Eastern Montana Industries
Supervised 40+ employees and 49 residents of residential group homes; oversaw budget management, inventory and supply management, and human resource functions, paving the way for smooth running operations.
Performed inspections on group home to ensure high quality standards were met and maintained.
SELECTED CONTRIBUTIONS Recruited, interviewed, and hired candidates and ensured new hires commitment to contribute to the long-range growth of the organization and residents.
Acted as a liaison for the clients, case managers, families, employees and other agencies to advocate for person centered care.
Managed staff across 5 group homes, effectively promoting an environment where residents' social, emotional, and physical well-being was the first priority.
Trained staff on the following core competencies: crisis intervention, intake assessments, and methods on building trust with residents.
Maintained individual files, case notes, incident reports and all confidential records.
Led investigations in abuse and neglect.
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