ElderSource – Benefits Specialist I

Posted Oct 13, 2021 Jacksonville, Florida

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Expires Nov 12, 2021

Description

This professional staff is 100% Medicaid related and shall perform some or all of the following ADRC intake, screening and triage activities that inform eligible or potentially eligible individuals, their families, and/or the community about Medicaid covered services and how to obtain them.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
A. Accept referrals from the Elder ADRC Helpline as well as other resources for intake and screening utilizing a standardized screening instrument.
B. Determine the individual’s needs and screen for potential eligibility for Medicaid-related services in an efficient, timely and consumer friendly manner.
C. Contact individuals on the Assessed Priority Consumer List (APCL) as required to update information and complete an annual re-screening.

D. Explain Medicaid eligibility rules and the Medicaid eligibility process to prospective applicants.
E. Input client assessments into CIRTS (Client Information and Registration Tracking System).
F. Post information in the enrollment and termination screens of CIRTS to update the APCL as needed.
G. Provide necessary forms required; including HIPAA and Social Security notice.
H. Provide the Medical Certification form (5000-3008) to clients on the wait list for Statewide Medicaid Managed Care Long-term Care Program (SMMCLTCP) and who meet the criteria defined by DOEA at the time of screening or re-screening.
I. Provide screenings and re-screenings at the client’s home if required.
J. Receive referrals from Adult Protective Service for medium and low risk referrals.
K. Receive Aging Out referrals from the Department of Children and Families (DCF) and process them for enrollment in DOEA funded programs.
L. Assist individuals with acquiring forms and compiling required documentation, provide technical assistance, coordinate with eligibility determination professionals, and perform all other duties related to completing and submitting a formal Medicaid application if necessary.
M. Standardize and make consistent outreach efforts to ensure public awareness of Medicaid programs and services and how to access them.
N. Develop, compile and distribute materials to inform individuals about the Medicaid programs as well as how and where to obtain those benefits. Note: This activity does not include compiling information already available through the Medicaid agency or Department of Elder Affairs.
O. Perform other Medicaid-related duties as assigned, which may include counseling disaster victims about Medicaid programs, options and the eligibility process.

This job description reflects management’s assignment of essential functions; it does not prescribe or restrict the tasks that may be assigned.

Essential duties and responsibilities

This professional staff is 100% Medicaid related and shall perform some or all of the following ADRC intake, screening and triage activities that inform eligible or potentially eligible individuals, their families, and/or the community about Medicaid covered services and how to obtain them. Essential Duties and Responsibilities: A. Accept referrals from the Elder ADRC Helpline as well as other resources for intake and screening utilizing a standardized screening instrument. B. Determine the individual’s needs and screen for potential eligibility for Medicaid-related services in an efficient, timely and consumer friendly manner. C. Contact individuals on the Assessed Priority Consumer List (APCL) as required to update information and complete an annual re-screening. D. Explain Medicaid eligibility rules and the Medicaid eligibility process to prospective applicants. E. Input client assessments into CIRTS (Client Information and Registration Tracking System). F. Post information in the enrollment and termination screens of CIRTS to update the APCL as needed. G. Provide necessary forms required; including HIPAA and Social Security notice. H. Provide the Medical Certification form (5000-3008) to clients on the wait list for Statewide Medicaid Managed Care Long-term Care Program (SMMCLTCP) and who meet the criteria defined by DOEA at the time of screening or re-screening. I. Provide screenings and re-screenings at the client's home if required. J. Receive referrals from Adult Protective Service for medium and low risk referrals. K. Receive Aging Out referrals from the Department of Children and Families (DCF) and process them for enrollment in DOEA funded programs. L. Assist individuals with acquiring forms and compiling required documentation, provide technical assistance, coordinate with eligibility determination professionals, and perform all other duties related to completing and submitting a formal Medicaid application if necessary. M. Standardize and make consistent outreach efforts to ensure public awareness of Medicaid programs and services and how to access them. N. Develop, compile and distribute materials to inform individuals about the Medicaid programs as well as how and where to obtain those benefits. Note: This activity does not include compiling information already available through the Medicaid agency or Department of Elder Affairs. O. Perform other Medicaid-related duties as assigned, which may include counseling disaster victims about Medicaid programs, options and the eligibility process. This job description reflects management's assignment of essential functions; it does not prescribe or restrict the tasks that may be assigned.

Qualifications

Qualifications To perform this job successfully, this position must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Medicaid staff must have the following knowledge and skill set in order to perform Medicaid functions: 1. Knowledge of computer applications to perform the functions of the position, including word processing, database, and spreadsheet applications; 2. The ability to work independently and with minimal supervision; 3. Knowledge of available ADRC administered programs and available Medicaid programs; 4. The ability to work with disabled adults, elders, caregivers, stakeholders, and community partners in a knowledgeable, engaged, and compassionate manner; and 5. The ability to set and track personal performance goals to efficiently manage workload.

Education and Experience

Education and/or Experience 1. Have a Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited college or university; or 2. Have an Associate Degree from an accredited college or university and a minimum of one (1) year of experience as a caseworker, case manager, intake specialist, or experience in performing human services related work; or Have a high school diploma or GED and two (2) years of experience as a caseworker, case manager, intake specialist, or experience in performing human services related work. Certificates, Licenses, Registrations 1. Must be certified by completing the Aging and Disability Resource Centers Long-Term Care Program Education Certification Survey. 2. Must be certified by the Department as documented by the completion of the Department approved DOEA forms 701S and 701B training modules. 3. Signed acknowledgement that the employee has received, read, and understands the “Prohibited Activities”.

Salary/Salary Range

$33,000 Annually

Company/Organization

Northeast Florida Area Agency on Aging D/B/A ElderSource

http://www.myeldersource.org

Contact

Bernadette Brown | Email