Family Eldercare's employee benefit package includes employee-paid medical, dental, vision, health insurance, life, and AD&D insurance, long-term disability, lifestyle benefits, vacation, sick, personal days, and 11 paid holidays. High energy experienced professionals who reside in the Austin area and share our core values of integrity, stewardship, collaboration, compassion, excellence, passion, and commitment are invited to apply for the following employment opportunities.
Position: Guardianship Care Manager
Full-Time Position - Non-exempt
Updated: February 2, 2017
Responsible for developing, assessing, facilitating, and monitoring all components of assigned caseloads of incapacitated adults receiving Guardianship services. Decision making and advocacy are primary services.
Duties and Responsibilities:
• Complete intake paperwork on eligible clients, including assessment with medical and cognitive impressions with assessment of indicators of abuse, neglect, and exploitation.
• Establish and maintain client charts and electronic records.
• Establish, monitor, and revise client care plans.
• Make appropriate referrals for services needed to support client.
• Conduct monthly monitoring visits in the home, day habilitation, or medical settings.
• Provide guardianship services with continuing assessment of wards to ensure that our wards live in a safe environment, enjoying an optimal quality of life.
• Work in collaboration with estate services in the establishment of budgets, bank accounts, and other services required to manage finances and provide for basic needs.
• Participate in on-call rotation.
• Supervise volunteers in establishing and maintaining a supportive relationship with ward, along with effective monitoring and advocacy.
• All other duties as assigned.
• learn and demonstrate knowledge of involved Court systems.
• qualify, test, and maintain status as a Texas Certified Guardian.
• perform assessments and make appropriate referrals.
• create and implement service plans.
• develop clients' budgets and maintain financial records according to standards.
• identify and recommend appropriate interventions.
• have knowledge of community services, resources, entitlements, and how to access them.
• basic knowledge of Medicare and Medicaid, SSA, SSDI, SSI, VA, and related entitlement programs.
• work with Microsoft Office products.
• develop productive and supportive relationships with clients and volunteers.
Skills and Educational Requirements:
Required: Bachelor's Degree in Human Services or related field; 2 years of Care Management experience in direct client services, case management, and using resources for adults who are elderly, disabled, or victims of abuse, neglect, or exploitation; Basic level skills on Microsoft Office Suite; Must undergo a National Criminal History check as part of the process for provisional guardianship certification.
Preferred: Master's Degree in Human Services or related field and 3 years Care Management experience in direct client services, case management, and using resources for adults who are elderly, disabled, or victims of abuse, neglect, or exploitation; Basic level skills on Microsoft.
• Work duties occur both in an office setting and off-site (i.e. court, clients' homes, hospitals, psychiatric facilities, long-term care facilities, etc.) conducting duties related to guardianship services.
• Requires frequent home visits to see clients.
• A significant amount of time is spent on the computer.
• Requires a significant amount of face-to-face interaction and phone contact with program staff, clients, volunteers, and outside professionals in regard to management of caseload.
• May occasionally involve physical tasks related to assistance to clients with care plan goals.
• Ability to safely and successfully perform the essential job functions consistent with the ADA, FMLA, and other federal, state and local standards, including meeting qualitative and/or quantitative productivity standards.
• Ability to maintain regular, punctual attendance consistent with the ADA, FMLA, and other federal, state, and local standards.
Click HERE to learn more about Family Eldercare's Guardianship Program.
Join our In-Home Care Team!
We are currently recruiting compassionate, dependable care attendants in Travis and Williamson counties. Flexible schedules, full- and part-time positions available depending on the needs of our clients. Two categories of care attendants are needed:
Caring individuals needed to assist the elderly and people with disabilities throughout Travis, Williamson and Hays counties. Duties may include meal preparation, medication reminders, light housekeeping, laundry, changing bed linens, and companionship. Proof of insurance and valid driver's license necessary to run errands, shop and provide transportation. Must be dependable and have reliable transportation. Bilingual a plus.
Caring individuals with experience needed to assist the elderly and people with disabilities throughout Travis, Williamson and Hays counties. Duties may include bathing, dressing, grooming, toileting, hair and skin care, feeding, ambulation, and assisting. Homemaker tasks may also be required such as meal preparation, medication reminders, light housekeeping, laundry, changing bed linens and companionship. Must be dependable and have reliable transportation. Bilingual a plus.
Join the Family Eldercare Staff
Additional direct service and administrative positions available include: AmeriCorps position available. See below for posting.
AmeriCorps Positions - 1 Position still open
Did you know that Family Eldercare hosts two (2) full time AmeriCorps members through the Keep Austin Housed Americorps program? We still have one (1) position open.
AmeriCorps members work directly with our clients to access critical community resources and become self-sufficient. If you are interested in working with our agency, or one of nine others in Austin, check out the AmeriCorps Facebook page, check out this short video, and fill out an application!
Volunteer and Internship Opportunities
The gifts of time and expertise given by our volunteers and interns make Family Eldercare the vibrant and successful organization that we are. Opportunities to volunteer or gain experience through both direct service and administrative internships change regularly, so be sure to check back often for the most current positions.
Family Eldercare is registered with UTSSW and Texas State University SSW and can provide placements and supervision for BSW and MSW students. Placements vary by semester.
Additionally, Family Eldercare has placements for interns seeking a degree in: human services, fundraising/development, marketing, communications, sociology, psychology, gerontology, family systems, health sciences, recreation, activity director and related fields.
The staff at Family Eldercare make a difference in the lives of seniors and adults with disabilities on a daily basis. Opportunities to join our organization are ongoing, and cover a broad range of direct service and administrative functions. Family Eldercare does not discriminate based on race, color, religion, national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender or disability, and we offer an excellent benefits package.