Advocates

  • Adult Family Care Case Manager

    Job Locations US-MA-Framingham | US-MA-Boston | US-MA-Cambridge | US-MA-Lowell | US-MA-Woburn | US-MA-Lawrence | US-MA-Stoneham | US-MA-Burlington | US-MA-Boxborough | US-MA-Andover
    Minimum Education Required
    Bachelor's Degree
    Job ID
    2018-4757
    Type
    Regular Full-Time
    Number of Hours Per Week
    40
  • Overview

    Advocates promotes a healthy work-life balance and offers many generous perks of employment and room for advancement.  We are a strong-knit community that values the ideas and contributions of our staff. 

     

    The Case Manager will coordinate, provide and supervise high quality supports to the individuals, families and providers served by Adult Family Care (AFC).  The Case Manager provides assistance with other agencies ensuring families are utilizing all available resources.

     

    Are you ready to make a difference?

    Minimum Education Required

    Bachelor's Degree

    Responsibilities

    • Act as program liaison to the Executive Office of elder Affairs, State agency Area Offices (DDS, MCB), and other Department personnel as delineated by Program Director.
    • Act as liaison with other agencies involved in providing services to the people we support, such as Day Programs.
    • Ensure that the program meets and complies with all applicable Medicaid regulations; oversee compliance of providers with mandated trainings.
    • Process participant referrals and the coordination of the admission process, as identified in State Agencies’ regulations regarding "placement services”.
    • Participate in recruitment, selection, and evaluation of Adult Family Care families.
    • Interview families and facilitate the matching and transition of participants into homes.
    • Develop positive relationships with participants, families and monitor/assess placements minimally on a monthly basis.
    • Train and supervise families in all facets of their responsibilities.
    • Support the development and growth of all participants served in the program.
    • Work with the AFC Registered Nurse as part of the multidisciplinary team.
    • Identify, monitor and complete certain section of the MDS/HC assessment, as well as a psychosocial assessment. (Only a licensed social worker can completed sections of the MDS assessment)
    • Ensure and maintain that all program record keeping, documentation and reviews are accurate and up to date; daily log, monthly case manager notes, home inspections, site safety plans, health record, psychosocial assessment etc..  Develop and complete part of the participant’s Plan of Care and annual MDS assessment.

    Qualifications

    • Bachelor’s Degree in related field with four years’ experience; or Master’s Degree and two years of experience.
    • Ability to communicate effectively verbally and in writing.  Ability to communicate in Portuguese is a plus!
    • Intermediate computer skills and knowledge of Microsoft Office products.
    • Sensitivity to the needs of the population served.
    • Ability to develop/maintain satisfactory working relationships with employees and providers.
    • High energy level, superior interpersonal skills and ability to function in a team atmosphere.
    • Must hold a valid driver's license and have access to an operational and insured vehicle.
    • Strongly prefer a candidate that will have a demonstrated understanding of and competence in serving culturally diverse populations.

     

    Advocates is an EOE/D/F/M/V.

     

    Why Should I Consider a Career in Human Services?

    Our Team members are dedicated to engaging and empowering individuals by forming lasting relationships, collaboratively achieving personal goals, offering creative solutions to everyday and complex situations, and actively listening.  We exercise independent judgement and contribute to the overall success and benefit of the Team.

     

    Is Human Services a Fit for Me?

    Successful Team members are open-minded, eager and compassionate, and will exercise solid, independent judgement while fostering trustworthy relationships with the individuals that we serve.  We put the individual first.

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