The Guardianship Care Manager would conduct, evaluate, implement and provide services to persons referred to the agency for guardianship services and agency wards. This position would be responsible for completing all needed/mandated noting, reporting, time records and documentation.
Essential responsibilities include but are not limited to:
• Takes part in regular and ad hoc meetings and conferences to assess Wards and potential Wards, discuss services, needs, approaches, and efforts. Meets with attorneys regarding planning and needs; attend court sessions as required by the courts
• Reviews, assesses and communicates with members of the Guardianship team, and other appropriate agency staff, information relating to the Ward and services provided or desired
• Receives bills and other financial documents, reviews, completes request for checks, and submits for approval to the Program Director. Files all copies as needed. Acts as first line contact with vendors, agencies, or others involved with the Ward
• Perform bio-psychosocial assessments including the areas of physical functioning, psychological/emotional functioning, mental status, activities of daily living, and instrumental activities of daily living, social functioning, nutrition, and environment. These assessments help determine the Ward’s needs and are performed in client’s home setting, or other settings, as appropriate.
• Develop service plans based on assessment to meet client’s needs & to establish a working relationship.
• Visits Wards, family members, friends, etc. to generate information to better serve the Ward and the will of the court
• Intervenes in person or by other means to assist the Ward in maintaining acceptable/attainable levels of function and independence
• Provides outreach and information sharing among professionals and individuals who may need our services
• Document all activity & maintain case records to meet quality standards.
• Maintaining familiarity with benefits, services, providers, and funders in the community. Seek and coordinate services to the Ward
• Attend client’s interdisciplinary planning meetings.
• Pre-pan client’s funeral.
• Make medical decisions for client as need arises and consult doctors and those who work closely with client in order to make the best possible decision for the client.
• Provide education for community facilities and other professionals on guardianship as necessary.
• Participate in Guardianship hearings in Probate/County court.
• Work with Adult Protective Services, DADS, County Courts, attorneys, and other parties to assist in the legal process of guardianship.
• Prepare and submit annual reports of the court for renewal of guardianship.
• Document all proceedings and maintain necessary records for court according to Florida law.
MSW required and a minimum of two years’ experience preferred . Knowledge of Jewish culture and history helpful but not required. Candidate must attain Registered Guardian status within two years of hire.
Alpert Jewish Family & Children's Service
West Palm Beach, FL