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CNA Needed for Case Manager Position

Company: The Independence Center
Location: Colorado Springs
Posted on: January 10, 2022

Job Description:

Join the team at The Independence Center named one of The Gazette's Best Workplaces in 2020!
The Independence Center (The IC) is a Colorado Springs, CO nonprofit organization that provides traditional and self-directed home health care, independent living, and advocacy services for people with disabilities. The IC's mission is to work with people with disabilities, their families, and the community to create independence so all may thrive.

The IC is simply a wonderful place to work! Our five Core Values drive our culture: Inclusiveness, Flexibility, Person First, Accountability, and Integrity. These core values guide how we interact with each other and conduct ourselves on the job.
What We Provide
The IC offers a supportive work environment, competitive pay, and great benefits including:

Starting pay of $17.00 per hour
Flexible schedule with opportunities to work some days in the office and some days remotely.
Robust Medical, Dental, and Vision plans
Employer-paid Life, D&D, and Disability
Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
403(b) retirement plan with employer match
Paid sick and vacation time
Tuition reimbursement

Position summary:
The Home & Community Based Services (HCBS) Specialist is responsible for maintaining and supporting Personal Care Provider (PCP) and In-Home Support Services (IHSS) programs for The IC Home Health department. This position oversees quality control of the programs, maintains current program clients, and assists with program growth. Essential functions include:

Perform thirty (30) day, ninety (90) day, six (6) month, and yearly client evaluations for IHSS and PCP clients. These evaluations are performed on-site, where the care is provided (i.e., in the client's home).
Coordinate and manage start-of-care services for all HCBS clients by acting as the initial point of contact for both clients and caregivers while maintaining a professional relationship with the Single-Entry Point Agency (SEP), referral sources, case managers, clients, and caregivers.
Perform an initial evaluation of new clients and initiate new hire paperwork with family/friend caregivers.
Communicate with the Home Health team regarding new client referrals including, scheduling, billing, and coordination of care services.
Create and maintain daily visit worksheets (care plans) for each HCBS and IHSS client and submit them to the SEP case managers for approval.
Coordinate the HCBS annual chart audits and performs ongoing chart reviews.
Minimum Qualifications

High school diploma or GED.
One year of experience as a CNA.
Two years of experience in the home healthcare industry.
Current driver's license and reliable transportation.
State requirements mandate all Home Health agencies ensure caregivers are vaccinated against COVID-19 (medical and religious exemptions are considered).
Desire to work with people with disabilities.
Proficient with computers, including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, Teams, and Zoom.
Demonstrates The Independence Center's core values of Inclusiveness, Flexibility, Person First, Accountability, and Integrity as well as its essential team virtues of Humble, Hungry, and Smart.

Preferred Qualifications

Two or more years' experience as a CNA.
Current or prior Colorado CNA license.
Associates or BA degree.
Knowledge of the HCBS Medicaid waiver programs.
Current CPR Certification.

Equal Employment Opportunity
The Independence Center is dedicated to the principles of equal employment opportunity. We prohibit unlawful discrimination against applicants or employees on the basis of age 40 and over, race including traits historically associated with race, such as hair texture and length, protective hairstyles, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, color, religion, national origin, disability, military status, genetic information, or any other status protected by applicable state or local law.

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