Careers

 

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: Service Coordinator

 

Full-Time Position - Non-exempt

 

Posted: February 21, 2017

 

Hourly Rate:

 $16.50 - $21.00 / hour

 

Job Summary:

Responsible for the service management function for older adult residents and families within assigned facilities. May provide information counseling, information and referral, plan educational programs, coordinator volunteer opportunities, link with outside service agencies, and negotiate affordable services as needed. Work as an advocate for residents and families.

 

 

Duties and Responsibilities:

• Conduct comprehensive assessments of resident's needs and develops a service coordination plan as needed. Provides limited case management when such service is not being provided by the general service community.

• Assist and advise residents and family members of the services which may be necessary to maintain a self-reliant lifestyle or support resident in the residence.

• Monitor the delivery of services to residents to ensure they are appropriate, timely, and satisfactory (may also manage services when appropriate).

• Educates residents on community resources, service availability application procedures, resident's rights, etc.; both individually and in a group.

• Advocates and may negotiate on behalf of residents for adequate, timely and cost effective provision of services.

• Provide mediation services of resident's disputes as appropriate.

• Provide short-term, intensive case management to residents who are at high risk of moving out of the property.

• Meet with service providers as needed and as appropriate; including hospital discharge planners.

• Assist management in identifying residents n need of assistance if appropriate.

• Train and educate staff and volunteers regarding needs of older adults, services, and interventions that support residents and promote a sense of community.

• Promote community involvement of residents.

• Maintain accurate files and program data.

• Generate reports as requested.

• Gather data and program evaluation activities as assigned.

• Perform other duties as assigned.

 

 

Needed Attributes:

• Knowledge of aging process and professional practices in aging and disability services.

• Familiarity with health and human services systems including eligibility process.

• Ability to work independently and as a team member, organize work efficiently, and prioritize response to changing needs of the program, residents, and volunteers with supervision.

• Ability to problem-solve and advocate effectively.

• Ability to work a flexible schedule. 

• Ability to articulate clearly in both verbal an written communications; ability to speak to groups of all sizes.

• Ability to effectively orient and train volunteers.

• Proficiency with Microsoft Office Software applications (with emphasis on Word and Outlook).

• Ability to develop productive relationships with clients, families, other professionals, coworkers, and volunteers.

• Ability to interact in a positive manner in person and on the phone.

• Ability to make constructive use of professional supervision.

 

 

Skills and Educational Requirements:

Required: Bachelor's degree in human services or related field; Two years' experience working with older adults and demonstrated knowledge in community services; Basic skills in Microsoft Office applications, including Outlook and Word; Must have reliable transportation and valid Texas Driver's License.

 

Preferred: Master's Degree n related field; Three years' service coordination experience; Intermediate skills in Microsoft Office applications, including PowerPoint; Bilingual in Spanish (read and write).

 

 

Qualified applicants are invited to email their cover letter, resume, and compensation expectations to Human Resources at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or mail to: 1700 Rutherford Lane / Austin, TX 78754 and Attn to: Human Resources.

 

 

Click HERE to learn more about Family Eldercare's Service Coordination Program.

 

 


 

Position: Assets Manager - Guardianship Program

 

Full-Time Position - Exempt

 

Posted: February 6, 2017

 

Salary Range:

 $42,000-$48,000

 

Job Summary:

The Assets Manager oversees management of assets of elderly individuals and adults with disabilities receiving fiduciary services from the Guardianship Program.

 

 

Duties and Responsibilities:

• Reconcile client bank accounts. 

• Approve client expenditures based on account balance and needs.

• Review and process program service fees. Prepare spreadsheet, send to Finance/Accounting, and arrange for payment.

• Monitor Medicaid resource limit threshold, report to Care Managers any balances over $1,200.00.

• Management establishment of client budgets, bank accounts, and other financial instruments.

• Ensure adequate funds are available to provide for clients' basic needs.

• Implement client service plans according to assigned duties, working closely with Guardianship Care Managers.

• Coordinate delineated services for guardianship clients with a status of "Guardianship of Estate only".

• Participate in program's care plan meeting as needed to coordinate services for individual clients.

• Liaison with legal, banking, real estate, financial management and other institutions designated to handle client accounts.

• Oversee inventory and property maintenance of client real assets.

• Manage and/or liquidate assets, including stocks, bonds, CD's, pensions, annuities, insurance policies, homes, vehicles, personal property, etc. - With support of attorney of record.

• Work with Guardianship Program Attorney to ensure required court accountings and expense allowances are filed with the probate court in a timely manner.

• Recommend new or revised policies and procedures to the Director of Guardianship when appropriate to maintain or improve work quality.

• Perform other duties as assigned.

 

 

Supervisory Functions:

• Provide input to assigned staff for performance evaluations.

• Supervise assigned staff through performance management, training, and orientation.

• Interview candidates for vacant positions and provide recommendations to Program Director regarding hiring decisions.

 

 

Skills and Educational Requirements:

Required: Bachelor's Degree in Finance or Business Administration or related discipline; 3 years of financial management; 3 years supervisory experience; Knowledge of Medicare and Medicaid, SSA, SSDI, SSI, VA, and related Representative Payee programs; Must be able to work under pressure and meet deadlines, while maintaining a positive attitude and providing exemplary customer service; Ability to work independently and to carry out assignments to completion within parameters of instructions given, prescribed routines, and standard accepted practices; Proficient in Quickbooks and Microsoft Office applications, especially Excel, Word, and Outlook.

 

Preferred: Master's Degree in Business Administration and 4 years of bookkeeping, financial management, property management, or related experience; 5 years supervisory experience; Property management experience and client benefit enrollment in Medicare and Medicaid, SSA, SSDI, SSI, VA, and related Representative Payee programs.

 

 

 

Qualified applicants are invited to email their cover letter, resume, and compensation expectations to Human Resources at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or mail to: 1700 Rutherford Lane / Austin, TX 78754 and Attn to: Human Resources.

 

 

Click HERE to learn more about Family Eldercare's Guardianship Program.

 

 


 

Position: Guardianship Care Manager

 

Full-Time Position - Non-exempt

 

Updated: February 2, 2017

 

Hourly Rate:

 

 

Job Summary:

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.

 

Needed Attributes:

Ability to:

• 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.

 

Physical Requirements:

• 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.

 

 

Qualified applicants are invited to email their cover letter, resume, and compensation expectations to Human Resources at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or mail to: 1700 Rutherford Lane / Austin, TX 78754 and Attn to: Human Resources.

 

 

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.

 

Click HERE to complete online application or contact Brian Cavuto at 512-483-3571 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..


Personal Assistants

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.

 

Click HERE to complete online application or contact Brian Cavuto at 512-483-3571 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

 


 

 

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.

 
Volunteer Opportunities page

 
Internships:

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.

 

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