Easterseals Nevada
  • - Independent Living
  • Las Vegas, NV, USA
  • Hourly
  • Full Time

Summary: The Individual will provide information, assistance and access into long-term support systems for the seniors, and all persons with a disability as well as their caregivers, and those planning for future long term support needs.  The individual will offer viable alternatives for independent living such as home or vehicle modifications and assistive technology for the hearing and vision impaired.  Specialist will offer various options and specific resource programs for the consumer to make informed decisions on their own living and care needs.  

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Assess and Evaluate Client's needs during the scheduled phone/interview with the client after he/she submits all required documentation to the IL program.  
  • Complete the state Independent Living Application / POS (Plan of Services ) with the client.
  • Complete Home evaluation to determine the appropriate (Durable Medical Equipment) DME, Home Modifications or other related Assistive Technology (AT).
  • Maintain and provide case management.
  • Ensure the individual receives the services needed to the maximum extent feasible by establishing adequate follow-up procedures. 
  • Perform follow up procedures for clients at 30 days, 3 months and 6 months. 
  • Collaborate with Vocational Rehabilitation (VR) as necessary, case by case. 
  • Create, track and maintain an individual case record using proprietary computer system within the structure of state mandated policy and procedures 
  • Coordinate and host focus groups for community members as necessary 
  • Provide outreach to other agencies and business alliance candidates.
  • You may be required to supervise, train and/or support other staff members.
  • Perform other duties as assigned. 
  • Local travel is required in the course of consumer case handling so candidate must have reliable transportation, appropriate insurance coverage and a clean driving record.
  • Candidate must also submit to, and pass yearly fingerprint and background checks as required under state and federal grant criteria

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to prioritize and provide self-direction
  • Strong understanding of technology including Windows, MS Applications, and Apple;
  • Strong understanding of assistive technology services, equipment, and best practices.
  • Demonstrate commitment to the philosophy of independent living, including consumer control, peer support, self-determination, equal access, and individual and systems advocacy.
  • Ability and desire to learn new systems and implement technology solutions;
  • Ability to provide accurate case documentation;
  • Ability to communicate and maintain good relationships and interactions with consumers, other staff, other agency personnel and other persons in the community;
  • Maintains a professional image at all times while performing work duties;
  • This position will require extensive travel in Southern Nevada inclusive of Metropolitan Las Vegas and surrounding communities including but not limited to Boulder City, Pahrump, Mesquite, etc.
  • Has dependable transportation with access to  Provide a valid driver's license and provides vehicle insurance documentation, if appropriate

 Minimum Required Education and Experience

  • Minimum high school diploma or equivalent
  • Must have and maintain valid, current Nevada driver's license, auto insurance and registration

 Preferred Required Education and Experience

  • Degree: Preferred but not required and/or related job experience 
  • Fluent in Spanish but not required

 Physical Demands:

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit, use hands to handle or feel objects, tools or controls, frequently talk or hear, reach with hands, lift arms above and below shoulder level, occasionally required to stand, stoop, kneel, crouch.  The employee must be able to lift and/or move up to 50 pounds.

 




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