INFORMATION & ASSISTANCE SPECIALIST: Part time position (50%), 18.75 hrs/wk, with Columbia County Health & Human Services (HHS) in the Aging & Disability Resource Center.
Responsibilities: provide the general public, particularly older individuals and adults who have physical and/or intellectual/developmental disabilities, with information and assist them in connecting with community options both private and publicly funded. This position assists individuals in identifying needs, determining program eligibility through assessments and functional screens, serves as an advocate, provides decision support related to long term care needs and links individuals with services and resources so that they may live with dignity, respect, health and purpose. This position raises community awareness of the Aging and Disability Resource Center through outreach activities.
Education: Bachelor degree (preferably in a HHS related field) or a license to practice as a registered nurse in Wisconsin pursuant to s. 441.06 Stats, and the equivalent of at least one (1) year of full-time experience in a health or human service field, working with one or more of the client populations service by the Aging & Disability Resource Center. Ability to become a certified LTCFS screener within 3 months of hire.
Salary wage $22.332. All applicants are required to complete an application obtained from the Columbia County website www.co.columbia.wi.us. AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER. Application deadline: February 22, 2019.