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Community Resource Liaison

Company: Pace of Southwest Michigan
Location: Saint Joseph
Posted on: January 25, 2023

Job Description:

We are seeking an experienced Community resource Liaison- Full Time Hours, Part Time Hours or PRN to join our team!
Apply today with PACE of Southwest Michigan!
We offer a competitive salary and benefit package, that includes medical, dental, 403B, PTO, and paid holidays. PACE, which stands for Program for All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly, is a unique option for older adults who wish to remain in their home as they age. Our goal is to provide senior community members with the care, medical treatment and support they need to achieve the highest quality of life.
We are actively recruiting for a Community Resource Liaison to work with our PACE team. This position requires a dynamic individual, who enjoys working in an environment that encourages developing relationships with our participants and their caregivers, where a team focused approach to care is the cornerstone of our organization.

NOW OFFERING up to $3,000 SIGN-ON BONUS FOR Social Worker's
(Speak with HR for bonus details)

Business Hours: Monday through Friday, 8:00 am- 4:30 pm

Key Responsibilities
Communicates participant changes to the IDT
Refers participants and families to appropriate community agencies or facilities, acts as liaison with such organizations and as advocate for participants
Completes Care plan review process - possible addition
Assists with Hospital follow-up - possible addition
Participates in program and policy development as directed
Assist with facilitating Medicaid application and redetermination process with Michigan Department of Health and Human Services and ensures completion
Documents participant changes appropriately in the medical record
Active participation in QIP processes
Serves on internal and external committees as appropriate
Abides by all established PACE of Southwest Michigan policies
All other duties as assigned



Education: Bachelor's degree in Social Work or other related field required.
Experience: 1 year experience in a health-related area preferred
Number/Type of Employees Supervised: None
Licensure, Registry, or Certification Required: Licensed BSW in the State of Michigan preferred, valid Driver's License with a vehicle and safe driving record required.
Special Training: Only acts within scope of practice. Meet a standardized set of orientation and/or individual competencies for the specific position description established by PACE of Southwest Michigan, and approved by CMS before working independently.
Immunizations: Be medically cleared for communicable diseases and have all immunizations up to date before engaging in direct participant contact.
Specific Requirements and Considerations: May be subject to exposure and handling of infectious waste, diseases, conditions or hazardous chemicals, etc., including potential exposure to TB, AIDS, and/or Hepatitis B.
Ages of Patients Rendered Care: Adult, Geriatric

Skills and Knowledge

High level of autonomy is required for clinical decisions while reporting to Social Work Supervisor
Excellent attention to details
Excellent organizational skills
Proficient in Microsoft Outlook, Excel, and Word
Excellent verbal and written communication skills
Ability to work a flexible work schedule
Knowledge of physical, mental, and social needs of frail older adults
Able to work within the Interdisciplinary Team (IDT) setting
Able to utilize basic computer skills in the workplace
Able to utilize organization's electronic medical record system
Physical Demands
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk and hear. The employee frequently is required to sit and use hands and fingers, handle or feel objects, tools or controls. The employee is occasionally required to stand and walk. The employee must be able to travel in all kinds of weather. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is required to frequently move up to 50 pounds and perform physical demands expected while providing medical care for an elderly population. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision and the ability to focus.

Every effort has been made to identify the essential functions of this position. However, this in no way states or implies that these are the only duties you will be required to perform. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related, or is an essential function of the position.


Keywords: Pace of Southwest Michigan, South Bend , Community Resource Liaison, Other , Saint Joseph, Indiana

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