Regional Care Services Coordinator (Central Oregon)

Regional Care Services Coordinator (Central Oregon)

07 Feb 2019

Regional Care Services Coordinator (Central Oregon)

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POSITION DESCRIPTION

Position: Regional Care Services Coordinator- Central Oregon

Reports to: Care Services Director - Portland, Oregon

Job Status: Part time - exempt

Salary: 25,000-27,000

Benefits: Paid time off, professional education, 403b retirement

Hours: 20 hours per week. Schedule can be varied.

Location: Work from home office with extensive outreach into Central Oregon

Your Opportunity: The ALS Association Oregon and SW Washington Chapter is seeking a dynamic individual to expand the services we offer to support people and families coping with Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) also known as Lou Gehrig's Disease. This position will provide care management support, education and advocacy to families living with ALS in the Central Oregon region.

Successful Candidate will have knowledge and experience with progressive disability, physical rehabilitation, home health and end-of life care required.

Master's degree in health field required (Social Worker, Nurse, Community Health

Educator, Occupational Therapist, or other allied health professional). Master of Social Work (MSW) preferred. Experience in home health or hospice care is helpful.

Responsibilities:

• Position requires local travel and spending time working directly with people with ALS and their families in their homes and in the community.

• Responds to person living with ALS and family inquiries for information on ALS or

community resources.

• Implements and evaluates programs and services delivered in region

• Facilitates access to chapter services resources such as durable medical equipment, assistive

technology, educational materials, and caregiving support

• Advocates for individuals with ALS in accessing healthcare or community resources.

Plans and facilitates monthly support group meetings.

• Provides in-service education programs to local hospice, home health agencies, hospitals,

and skilled care facilities.

• Participates as a team member at chapter affiliated ALS Clinics.

• Contributes to Chapter communication materials and social media as requested publications.

• Maintains updated information on ALS, ALS specific research, patient care techniques, and

equipment.

• Works with Care Services Team and other chapter staff to realize our Mission and provide

effective services for people with ALS and their families.

• Supports volunteer coordinator with local volunteers as required.

• Occasional public speaking opportunities at local events or with local media.

• Participates in Chapter staff or board meetings as required.

• Participates in continuing education seminars, workshops and conferences as available and

necessary.

• Maintains records/files and provide reports as needed.

• Performs administrative tasks as necessary.

• Other duties as required.

Minimum Qualifications:

• Master's degree in health field required (Social Worker, Nurse, Community Health

Educator, Occupational Therapist, or other allied health professional). Master of Social Work (MSW) preferred. Experience in home health or hospice care is helpful.

Ability to assess both physical and psychosocial needs of people with ALS and their families based on knowledge of ALS and its ramifications.

• Knowledge of durable medical equipment, durable medical equipment vendors, insurance reimbursement, and the rehabilitation needs of people with progressive disability.

• Knowledge of or capacity for learning about ALS symptom management and treatment

options for people with ALS.

• Knowledge of community healthcare and social services resources.

• Strong organizational and communication skills, including computer skills.

• Possesses and expresses a positive attitude toward people with ALS and people with

disabilities.

• Ability to function independently within guidelines.

• Ability to establish and maintain professional relationships with clients, volunteers, human service professionals, the public and co-workers.

• Skill and experience in interviewing and counseling in a healthcare environment.

• Ability to make decisions, resolve conflicts and manage stress.

• Ability to maintain confidentiality of patient and family information.

• Flexibility to work occasional evenings and weekends as needed.

• Flexibility to travel as needed. Most travel is local to Central Oregon, but occasional trips to Portland and other locations for professional meeting.

Ability to lift 25lbs

• Local travel is required. Use of personal car for local travel with mileage reimbursement. Valid Oregon State Driver License and Car Insurance. Ability to drive rental vehicles.

Application Guidelines / Contact

Interested applicants should submit

• Cover letter addressing your interest and qualifications for the position

• Current Resume

• Electronic submissions only. Please honor our no phone calls policy.

For additional information on The ALS Association Oregon SW Washington Chapter visit us at www.alsoregon.org

The ALS Association Oregon and SW Washington Chapter is an equal opportunity employer and believes that each team member makes a significant contribution to our success. That contribution should not be limited by the assigned responsibilities outlined in a job description. Therefore, this job description is designed to outline primary duties, qualifications and job scope, but not limit the incumbent nor the organization to just the work identified. It is our expectation that each team member will offer his/her services wherever and whenever necessary to ensure the success of our endeavors.

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