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Public Guardian Representative

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The Arc of Northern Virginia
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Falls Church, VA
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Published 29 days ago

Overview Description: Under the supervision of the program director, primary duties will involve developing and maintaining a positive rapport with individuals served who are deemed incapacitated by the circuit court and under public guardianship in order to assist the individuals in making life decisions, such as medical, psychiatric, residential, social, and financial, as well as regular monitoring to assess and address needs and desires.

  

Guardian Function and Roles:

  • Maintain a caseload and meet with the individuals at their home or community settings at least monthly to assess needs and quality of life.
  • Fulfill legal requirements of public guardianship including completion of all required documentation, care plans, reports, and assessments in a timely manner.
  • Participate in the guardianship multidisciplinary panel meetings.
  • Become familiar with individuals receiving services through the guardianship program and assist them in making life decisions, as specified in the court order, that ensure their health and safety, while affording them dignity and choice.
  • Assist individuals in the coordination of transitional services between homes or out of institutional settings.
  • Coordinate with the representative payees, if applicable, to help manage benefits and budgeting for individuals.
  • Prepare for and participate in annual on-site audits from the Virginia Department for the Aging’s Public Guardian Program Monitor.
  • Attend annual public guardianship trainings.
  • Develop relationships and coordinate with interdisciplinary teams of clients we serve
  • Educate the community on public guardianship via presentations
  • Provide emergency on-call assistance, as needed
  • Other duties as assigned.

 

Hours: The hours for this position can be flexible, although they will include some evenings and some weekend commitments based upon the availability of individuals as well as the timing of organizational events. Telework is offered at least once per week post 90-day work period and can be extended upon approval by supervisory staff. Please note that, currently, employees are teleworking due to the pandemic.

 

Minimum Qualifications:

Any combination of education, experience, and training equivalent to graduation from an accredited four-year college or university with a bachelor's degree, plus one year of professional work experience in a human service field such as Social Work, Psychology, or Sociology. Must demonstrate effective oral, written, interpersonal communication principles and techniques, and have strong critical-thinking skills to advocate and navigate through complex systems. Must be organized and have multi-tasking abilities. 

 

Preferred Qualifications:

Bilingual in Spanish or other languages. Experience with Microsoft Office and database applications. Knowledge of treatment modalities and intervention techniques, such as behavior management, independent living skills training, supportive counseling, family education, crisis intervention, discharge planning and service coordination. Previous case management experience and prior experience directly working with individuals with disabilities. 

Special Requirements: The candidate chosen for this position will be required to complete a Child Protective Services Registry, a Criminal Background check to the satisfaction of The Arc of Northern Virginia, as well as a drug screening. The candidate will also go through extensive training facilitated by The Arc of Northern Virginia and possibly other entities. A valid motor vehicle driver’s license is required and the candidate will be required to use their own vehicle for travel to/from appointments. Transporting clients is prohibited. Mileage reimbursement will be issued upon receipt to The Arc of Northern Virginia.  

Overview Description: Under the supervision of the program director, primary duties will involve developing and maintaining a positive rapport with individuals served who are deemed incapacitated by the circuit court and under public…

Details at a Glance

  • Time Commitment
    Full Time Schedule
  • Start Date
    June 1, 2021
  • Application Deadline
    May 17, 2021
  • Education
    4-Year Degree Required
  • Professional Level
    Professional

Salary

$40,000 - $45,000

Benefits

Questions regarding The Arc of Northern Virginia’s benefits package will be discussed during the interview.

Questions regarding The Arc of Northern Virginia’s benefits package will be discussed during the interview.

Location

On-site
2755 Hartland Rd., Falls Church, VA 22043, United States
Suite 200

How to Apply

Submit your resume to:

Noelle C. St. Amant-Aden

2755 Hartland Road, Suite 200

Falls Church, VA 22043

Or

 noelle@thearcofnova.org

 Or

 Fax: (703) 208-1145

Submit your resume to:

Noelle C. St. Amant-Aden

2755 Hartland Road, Suite 200

Falls Church, VA 22043

Or

 noelle@thearcofnova.org

 Or

 Fax: (703) 208-1145

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