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Job Opening: Case Management with High Utilizer Mat-Su Program

LINKS Mat-Su Parent Resource Center, Inc. has an opportunity for an applicant with experience in human service or social work. Help clients who have high emergency department usage to become an effective consumer of medical services and self-advocate.

Competitive Pay: $20 DOE Hours: 40 hours per week, daytime with occasional evenings, rotating weekends. Location: Mat-Su core area Caseload: May include people who experience disabilities, co-occurring disorders and complex medical/social needs.

Examples of duties include: Assist eligible clients to access appropriate quality medical care. Provide information, referral and case management to clients who are high utilizers of emergency services. Coordinate with family members, and other agencies. Attend community events and meetings as a representative of the HUMS program. Travel throughout the Borough, but generally in the core area. Carry out other assignments as required.

Position Requirements:

▪ Social work, human services case management working experience required

▪ Ability to communicate well with a variety of professionals including doctors and legal entities.

▪ Able to perform home visits including safely navigating a variety of home environments *Due to covid19 concerns this will be evaluated for safety

▪ Consistently promote client growth and independence

▪ Cultural competency and experience with diverse populations

▪ Demonstrate objective oral and written communication

▪ Maintain healthy professional boundaries, good judgment, and self-care

▪ Ability to work independently and as a team in a community setting

▪ Ability to work under pressure and meet tight deadlines

▪ Alaska driver’s license, vehicle, and insurance

▪ Computer literate. Can be trained on specific systems

▪ Must be able to pass a background check

Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent experience in social work or human services case management preferred. Send your resume to erin@linksprc.org. Position open until filled. Due to COVID19 concerns this position will begin their work with LINKS from home and will transition to the office when safe to do so.

A message about COVID-19

Hello,

Out of abundance of caution, LINKS will no longer be providing services in person. As the COVID-19 outbreak has progressed, it has been shown to be most dangerous to seniors and people with complex medical conditions. This describes the majority of our clients. LINKS wants to make sure that we take every precaution to protect those we serve. Effective 3/11/2020, all LINKS staff will work with clients over the phone, through webinar, or other means that are not in person.

This will ensure we are not putting clients and staff at risk. We will no longer do in person home visits, IEP meetings, trainings, health fairs, etc. and will utilize technology and other means to continue operations. Walk-ins will have their name and phone number collected and someone will call them shortly to provide assistance. I know this is less than ideal, but it will provide needed services in a way that protects the most vulnerable.

Because this is a dynamic situation, LINKS is preparing for a myriad of situations, and in all of those plans, we will continue to provide services to connect and inform our community. I recognize that this is a trying time for those we serve and our many partners. Please keep calm, wash your hands, and if you become aware of a need in the community, let us know.

We will continue to rely on Centers For Disease Control and the Alaska Department of Health and Social Services for information and recommendations on how to respond and to best serve our community.

As always if you have questions, please call us at 907-373-3632.

Derrick Pennington
Executive Director