The Jersey Assistance for Community Caregiving (JACC) Program Social Worker is responsible for assessing care giver’s needs, developing care plans, and coordinating services.
Key responsibilities include:
- Making initial contact with applicant within 3 business days of case being assigned.
- Conducting first home visit within 7 business days of case assignment.
- Completing a psychosocial assessment during the home visit to determine applicant’s needs.
- Developing a plan of care (POC) based on client’s assessed needs and program requirements; and obtaining all signatures within 30 calendar days of case assignment.
- Utilizing POC to arrange both formal and informal supports.
- Ongoing case management is provided with a minimum of a monthly contact, quarterly visit and an in home visit every 6 months.
- Participant services are authorized through Individual Service Agreements (ISA), Special Requests, and Prior Authorizations.
- Ongoing care coordination is provided with service providers.
- Monitoring records are kept ensuring all services are being provided in appropriate time frames.
- Maintaining service cost cap in Service Cost Record and staying in the client’s budget.
- Notifying appropriate agencies of case disenrollment/ withdrawal and transfers.
- Bachelor’s Degree in a health related or behavioral science field required.
- Must have at least one year of experience working with the elderly or physically disabled in an institutional or community setting.
- Have demonstrable work habits, such as accountability, punctuality, and respect for clients.
- Have the ability to accept and utilize supervision.
- Excellent communication and organizational skills; ability to focus on details.
- Competency in communication, e.g. reading, writing and speaking
- Must be computer literate.
- Must have a valid New Jersey driver’s license, clean driving record, and an available, insured, motor vehicle. Home visits are required for this position.