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Adult Family Care Coordinator – Worcester/Blackstone Valley

Open Sky Community Services

This is a Contract position in Spokane, WA posted September 1, 2021.

Overview: Open Sky Community Services is a human service agency that provides counseling services and treatment options to people diagnosed with a mental illness or developmental disability.

The Adult Family Care Program provides assistance to families who share a home with a qualifying person with a disability.

The AFC Coordinator assists the person and family to research/obtain/maintain entitlements, conducts assessments, and assists with identifying new resources like respite.

The AFC Coordinator acts as a liaison between the person served, the family, funder, and other members of the team including clinical providers.

This is a full time position and is predominantly first shift Monday-Friday.

Due to the nature of the position, it is necessary that AFC Coordinators be available for in home visits in the evenings.

AFC Coordinators rotate an emergency pager and must be available to field phone calls and offer support around the clock during their time when on-call (usually one week per month).

This position will work both remotely and in the office according to the needs of the program.

Responsibilities: Monitor, support, train and evaluate AFC caregiver and member.Assist in the development of meaningful community roles and relationships.Coordinate with multidisciplinary team, caregiver and member to develop the members interim and final AFC plan of care.Ensure implementation of the AFC plan of care during scheduled home visits.Conduct monthly or bi-monthly on-site home visits with the AFC caregiver and members in Worcester and Blackstone Valley based on the level of care required.Identify and develop clinical supports using consultants as needed.Assist member and caregiver with making referrals to other service providers as needed.Coordinate and work with other services the member is receiving or in need of such as Mass Health, managed care organizations, accountable care organizations and/or other agencies such as visiting nurse services, therapy services, DDS services, DMH services, MRC, and other services as needed.Maintain all required records and documentation.Develop with the multi-disiplinary team the caregiver and member an emergency back-up and personal care contingency plan for each member, including an alternative plan for the member if AFC caregiver is unable to provide care.Participate in the AFC on call rotation and provide crisis intervention, as necessary.

Qualifications: BA in human service field plus 2 years relevant experience.

Residential and administrative experience preferred.

Relevant training and experience may be considered in place of a degree.

High School diploma/GED and valid Drivers License is required.

Open Sky celebrates diversity and is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer.

In compliance with federal and state employment opportunity laws, qualified applicants are considered for all positions without regard to race, gender, national origin, religion, age, sexual orientation, disability, veteran or disabled veteran status.

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