Venture Forthe, Inc., a Licensed Home Health Care Agency, is seeking applicants for the position of Service Coordinator. The Service Coordinator will be responsible for assisting participants of the NYS HCBS Traumatic Brain Injury and Nursing Home Transition and Diversion Waivers remain as independent as possible in the community. The Service Coordinator will be responsible for assuring the goals of a participant are implemented and documented in a service plan, maintaining appropriate records, appropriate contact with the participants, and identifying appropriate linkages to other services in the community. Service Coordination is an individually designed intervention which provides primary assistance to the waiver applicant/participant in gaining access to needed waiver and Medicaid State Plan services, as well as other local, state and federally funded educational, vocational, social, medical and any other services. These interventions are expected to result in assuring the waiver participant's health and welfare and increasing independence, integration and productivity. The Service Coordinator (SC) will assist the applicants/participants in obtaining and coordinating the services that are necessary to return to or remain in the community. 

 

Required case management experience dependent upon education level.

Qualifications for a SC are:

(A)

 (1) Master of Social Work;

(2) Master in Psychology;

(3) Registered Physical Therapist -- Licensed by the NYS Education Department;

(4) Registered Professional Nurse --Licensed by the NYS Education Department;

(5) Certified Special Education Teacher -- Certified by the NYS Education Department;

(6) Certified Rehabilitation Counselor -- Certified by the Commission of Rehabilitation Counselor Certification;

(7) Licensed Speech-Language Pathologist - Licensed by the NYS Education Department; or

(8) Registered Occupational Therapist -- Licensed by the NYS Education Department.

The individual shall have, at a minimum, one (1) year of experience providing service coordination and information, linkages and referrals regarding community-based services for individuals with disabilities and/or seniors; OR

(B) Be an individual with a Bachelor's degree and two (2) years experience providing service coordination for individuals with disabilities and/or seniors and knowledge about community resources; or

(C) Be an individual with a High School Diploma with three (3) years' experience providing service coordination for individuals with disabilities and/or seniors and knowledge about community resources; or

(D) Be an individual who has successfully served as a Regional Resource Development Specialist for one (1) year.



II. The following individuals may be hired and must be supervised by our Service Coordinator Supervisor to perform Service Coordination Services:

(A) Individuals with educational experience listed in I (A) but who do not meet the experience qualification;

(B) Individuals with a Bachelor's degree with one (1) year of experience providing service coordination for individuals with disabilities and/or seniors and knowledge about community resources; and

(C) Individuals with a High School Diploma and two (2) years of experience providing service coordination to individuals with disabilities and/or seniors and knowledge about community resources.


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