This is a full-time non-exempt position that is responsible for working with adult individuals in an office and/or community setting. Primary work hours will be Monday through Friday, 8:30 am to 4:30 pm, with a 1/2-hour lunch (37.5/week) unless otherwise agreed upon. The Funding Coordinator’s primary responsibility will be to manage and abide by established processes to distribute reinvestment funds for individuals who meet the eligibility requirements associated with the Community Based Care Management Initiative. In addition to managing these funds, the Funding Coordinator will also serve as a Community Health Worker when assigned.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Includes the following (other duties may be assigned as deemed necessary by management):
Reinvestment Funding Responsibilities
The Funding Coordinator will be responsible for overseeing reinvestment funds to individuals who meet eligibility requirements. The Funding Coordinator will approve or deny requests for funding based on established guidelines, follow steps for receiving up line approval of funds by supervisor, communicate payment for requests with fiscal department, track the outcome of all requests approved and denied, and maintain data for monthly and annual reporting requirements. The Funding Coordinator will also be responsible for maintenance of client records as it relates to the use of these funds.
The Funding Coordinator will be responsible for serving as a Community Health Worker when assigned. These duties will include, but are not limited to, conducting standardized Social Determinates of Health (SDoH) interviews and screenings. They will prioritize and meet the SDoH needs of the client by advocating and empowering the individuals they serve, completing referrals for other community services and maintaining proper communication with these providers. The employee will maintain daily documentation of case activity, electronic records, and proper follow-up to ensure the referrals/linkages/warm handoffs were successful and effective. The Funding Coordinator will be responsible for preparing reports within required timeframes as mandated by federal, state, and/or county entities.
The Funding Coordinator must have the ability to identify and defuse individuals who are in crisis as a result of not having their Social Determinants of Health needs met.
The Funding Coordinator must have extensive knowledge of theories, principles, and techniques related to service provided. They need to have the ability to establish/maintain effective working relationships with clients, associates, and agency personnel. A knowledge of community resources and the capacity to facilitate coordination activities and an ability to prepare clear, concise reports and to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing, is necessary.
It is the expectation that employees will adheres to any/all RIHS, county, state, and federal guidelines, regulations, policies, and laws governing the Funding Coordinator program. Employees of the Funding Coordinator program will be expected to attend specially designed training programs provided through RIHS, Managed Care Organizations, county, state, and federal entities that are relevant to the Community Based Care Management Initiative.
This position may be required to perform other duties as assigned by the supervisor or management staff.
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Education and/or Experience:
- Bachelor’s degree in Social Science related field preferred and one (1) year of full-time volunteer or paid employment in a social service-related position preferred, or
- A high school diploma and 12 semester credit hours in sociology, social welfare, psychology, gerontology, or other social science and equivalent experience working in the Social Services field.
Employee must have strong interpersonal skills, effective oral and written communication skills, and the ability to prepare clear, concise reports. They must possess working knowledge of computer software that includes databases, spreadsheets, and word processing for tracking information and preparing reports, letters, and forms. The ability to effectively present information, and respond to questions from clients, families, agency, county, and state representatives is also necessary.
Certificates, Licenses, Registrations:
Valid PA driver’s license, Proof of valid Auto Insurance, ACT 33 (Child Abuse), ACT 34 (Criminal Record) and FBI Clearance. Employee must meet the requirement for becoming a Certified Community Health Worker established by the Pa Certification Board (PCB) within 1 year of being hired. There will be monthly screenings of PA Medicheck List, LEIE and EPLS.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to operate a motor vehicle, sit, stand, walk, bend and lift objects of up to 10 pounds. The employee regularly uses a computer, phone, fax, copier, and other essential office equipment to carry out daily work assignments.
The Funding Coordinator will work primarily in the community and will offer services wherever the client location may be; in the client’s home, community center, and place of worship or treatment center. Funding Coordinator will conduct screenings, provide resources, problem resolution and informal support network building for individuals served where and when it is needed. The Funding Coordinator will be required to drive throughout Westmoreland County and its surrounding counties. Exposure to outside weather condition will exist. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.
It is RHIS’s business philosophy and practice to provide reasonable accommodations, according to applicable state and federal laws, to all qualified individuals with disabilities.