|Title||Guardianship Coordinator, Mental Health America of Northeast Indiana|
|Categories||Industry: Nonprofit, Location: Fort Wayne, Type: Full Time|
|Salary||$32,000 – $38,000|
The Guardianship Coordinator is responsible for the guardianship of the person. The Guardian is appointed by the Court to protect, advocate and oversee the care of seniors and incapacitated adults. An incapacitated adult is a person unable to represent their own ‘best interest’, and may be without family involvement to help them in decision making related to appropriate healthcare and major life areas. The guardian may be required to make end of life decisions for the person. The Guardianship Coordinator will act as the liaison with volunteer advocates, and ensure volunteers build positive relationships with clients and providers to ensure the highest quality of life. Any knowledge pertaining to aging, dementia, disabilities, advocacy, funding systems, residential facilities and human services is helpful.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES
1. Conduct initial and ongoing assessment and planning with and/or on behalf of clients.
2. Help to arrange for or ensure a safe place for client to live, medical care, clothing, food, etc.
3. Work with doctor, nurses, dentist, psychiatrist, social workers, activity directors, etc. to develop best plan for care of client and monitor implementation of the plan and progress of client and adjust plan as required.
4. Work with internal and external resources to preserve dignity and sustain quality of life of all clients.
5. Recruit, train and manage the volunteer advocates, including ensuring proper attention, visitation and documentation by volunteer advocates are meeting the needs of the VASIA clients.
6. Visit clients face to face regularly and review client’s health and well-being. Monitor provider care and work cooperatively with external caregivers to assure quality of life.
7. Attend client’s interdisciplinary planning meetings.
9. Provide education for community facilities and other professionals on
11.Prepare and submit annual reports to the Indiana Supreme Court and Allen County Superior Court.
12.Document all meetings, proceedings and maintain necessary records as
13.Work with hospital, nursing home and funeral home to finalize funeral arrangements at the time of client’s death.
14.Maintain regular correspondence with any close friends/relatives of the client and keep them up to date on client’s status as appropriate.
15.Build relationships with other supplemental agencies who serve the elderly and/or persons with disabilities.
16.Obtain all required certifications within established national, state and agency deadlines.
17.Attend the MHANI Adult Guardianship Advisory Committee and other meetings of local and state groups.
18.Attend organizational, departmental, and committee meetings as directed.
While performing the duties of this position, employees are regularly required to sit; talk or hear, both in person and by telephone; and use hands to operate office equipment; and reach with hands and arms. Employees are frequently required to stand and walk and to occasionally lift up to twenty pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision and the ability to adjust focus. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
To apply, send your resume and cover letter to Lisa Smith, Executive Director, using the button below.