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ARCIL Position Description

Relocation Services Specialist

September 23, 2016

General Function

Assumes the responsibility for identifying, organizing and assuring services for eligible   consumers for relocation from nursing facilities.   Performs all activities assigned in grant work plan to meet objectives.  Reports to and is supervised by the Relocation Coordinator. This position provides services in Austin, Round Rock, San Marcos and surrounding counties. Location may alternate between Austin and San Marcos office. Must have a valid Texas Driver License and a registered vehicle to perform job.

Essential Tasks

1. Receives referrals of Individuals interested in relocating from an “Interest “List and other referral sources.
2. Conducts and coordinates with Relocation Services Coordinator all required case management functions (includes delivery of goods purchased for relocation) within specified time frames.
3. Coordinates assessment activity of Consumers for relocation or for inclusion on an “Interest” list.
4. Maintains full, accurate, and current documentation of evaluations, assessments, needs, progress, services, financial data and all other categories of information required in each Consumer’s record and for monthly reporting forms.
5. Performs outreach to nursing facilities and other appropriate agencies regarding relocation services.
6. Facilitates applications for services and supports to ensure success of relocation.
7. Provides direct services in the four (4) core areas of advocacy, information and referral, peer support, and independent living skills training.
8. Networks with social service, medical, educational, and governmental agencies as assigned to ensure appropriate supports are in place for relocated Consumers.
9. Understands, subscribes to and advocates the philosophy and values of independent living, culturally relevant education, empowerment, and community integration.
10. Maintains thorough knowledge of appropriate health and social services delivery systems and provide opportunity for consumers to make informed decisions.
11. Meets regularly with Consumers to discuss progress, problems, and plans.
12. Conducts follow-up activities for a minimum of 90 days after the consumer relocates. 
13. Assists with special projects as assigned.
14. Complies with ARCIL Inc.’s policies and procedures.  Utilizes ARCIL Inc.’s resources efficiently.

Marginal Tasks

The previous statements reflect the general duties considered necessary to describe the principle functions of the job as identified, and shall not be considered as a detailed description of all the work requirements that may be inherent in the position.  This position is Full Time at 40 hours per week. Individual must have a valid Texas driver license and own vehicle to provide relocation services.

Education/Experience

Bachelor’s degree with one year of experience in the social services field providing direct services to Consumers, or

Any combination of experience and education that in the opinion of the Executive Director, qualifies the individual for the position.

All candidates recommended for hire must pass a driver license and personal back ground check. 

Preferred skills

• Bilingual in Spanish

• Fluent in ASL

• Minimum knowledge, skills and abilities to perform the job and requirements of the grant

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