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STATUS:Regular, Full Time
SALARY RANGE:$52,658.58 - $68,924.44
LOCATION:110 N. Fourth
NOTE: Despite the Licenses/Certifications and Education Experience listed in this job description, specific license and education requirements may be needed based on the clinical needs of the program at the time of posting. Specific license and education requirements for the position will be listed at the time of posting.
Under the general supervision of a higher-classified employee, serves as a professional lead worker, coordinating service activities within the OBRA services team. As such, assigns cases, monitors activities and performs similar coordinating functions of a non-supervisory nature and coordinator coverage. In addition, will have a specific function of communicating and coordinating care needs with all referral sources, CMH agencies, other OBRA coordinators and the State of Michigan Department of Health and Human Services OBRA office. Provides direct services to department customers.
Essential Duties:

  • Completes PASARR psychosocial and psychiatric and medical assessments based on professional license per federal regulations to fulfill the requirements of the OBRA screening functions, including diagnosing.
  • Provides clinical observations and summary to the State OBRA office based upon assessments.
  • Serves as a professional lead clinician within the OBRA program. Coordinates with partnership agencies and makes clinical assignments under the direction of the OBRA program supervisor.
  • Represents the agency to promote community agency collaboration. Collaboration partnerships including hospitals, nursing homes, outpatient clinics, etc. and the State of Michigan OBRA office.
  • Provides utilization review and program monitoring for the OBRA team. Will provide program improvement and program monitoring data to agency administration upon request.
  • Documents consumer information into multiple electronic medical records as needed.
  • Prepares forms, records, and reports (i.e., PASARR reports, Memorandums, etc.) as required or requested.
  • Deliver/contact guardians and/or legal representatives with explanation of State OBRA office determinations.
  • Coordinates care with WCCMH mental health teams for clients that are receiving OBRA services with treatment services staff input.
  • Creates weekly team meeting agendas and gathers information to assess and evaluate consumer's needs and monitor timeliness outcomes.
  • With team and supervisor, develops forms for tracking data collection and outcome criteria.
  • Participates as a team member in the unit/department reviews in order to provide and receive feedback on types of services provided.
  • Provides assistance in the training of CMH employees regarding the OBRA program.
  • Serves as a resource to other department employees by providing consultation and training.
  • Participates in the planning and presentation of workshops, meetings and conferences and WCCMH trainings.
  • Provides comprehensive training to new employees and interns about the OBRA program and the PASARR process.
  • Serves on committees as assigned.
  • Provides non-supervisory coverage of duties when supervisor is absent.
Important Duties:

  • Uses standard office equipment in the course of the work.
  • May drive a County or personal vehicle in the performance of the work.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.
The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by employees assigned this classification. They are not to be construed as an exhaustive list of all job duties performed by personnel so classified.
Knowledge of:

  • Knowledge of the OBRA PASARR process.
  • Knowledge of each role within the PASARR process.
  • Knowledge of inpatient hospital, nursing, home environments, out outpatient community services and resources when completing assessment activities.
  • Knowledge of common chronic health conditions that are prevalent with older adults and individuals with disabilities.
  • Principles and practices, applicable laws and regulations covering service delivery in the discipline to which assigned.
  • Administrative principles and practices, including goal setting, work teams approach and general management methods.
  • Department policies, procedures, rules and regulations.
  • Techniques of dealing effectively with individuals of varying socio-economic backgrounds.
  • Community resources available to customer families and individuals.
  • Computer applications related to the work.
  • Standard office practices, including the operation of standard office equipment.
Skill in:

  • OBRA PASARR assessment process.
  • Interpreting, applying and explaining complex laws, policies and regulations.
  • Analyzing complex personal and procedural problems, evaluating alternatives, and making sound recommendations.
  • Delegation of duties to other professional staff.
  • Using sound independent judgment within established policy and procedural guidelines.
  • Maintaining accurate files and records.
  • Preparing clear, concise and effective written materials.
  • Establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with those contacted within the course of work.
  • Setting priorities, coordinating multiple projects and meeting critical deadlines.
  • Serving older adult populations.
  • Current license in the State of Michigan as a Social Worker, or Registered Professional Nurse licensed to practice in the State of Michigan.
  • Successful completion of pre-employment requirements including background check.
  • Possession of a valid Michigan Vehicle Operator's License is required.
  • Duties require sufficient mobility to work in a normal office setting and use standard office equipment including a computer, vision to read printed materials and a computer monitor and hearing and speech sufficient to communicate in person or over the telephone.
  • Duties also require mobility to attend community meetings.
These requirements may be accommodated for otherwise qualified individuals requiring and requesting such accommodations.
  • Possession of a Master¿s degree in Social Work (MSW) or a Bachelor¿s of science degree in nursing may be considered based on the clinical needs of the program.
  • Two (2) years of OBRA experience.
  • Limited License Master of Social Work License in the State of Michigan (LLMSW), or Registered Professional Nurse license to practice in the State of Michigan.
  • Experience completing the OBRA PASARR process.
  • Above average organizational skills.
The qualifications listed above are guidelines. Other combinations of education and experience which provide the necessary knowledge, skills and abilities to perform the job will be considered.

This class description intends to identify the major duties and requirements of the job and should not be interpreted as all inclusive. Incumbents may be requested to perform job-related duties other than those outlined above and may be required to have specific job-related knowledge for successful job performance.


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