Area Agency on Aging AAA Benefits Counseling Specialist Job opening - Alamo Area Council of Governments state Texas ( Job openings )
Alamo Area Council of Governments , state Texas
( By Press Release office)
2022-01-18T00:00 - 2022-02-17T00:00 | 34 | 2
This is a responsible, non-supervisory position requiring familiarity with various government programs, such as Texas Administrative Code (TAC), Administration for Community Living (ACL), Health and Human Services Commission (HHSC), Older Americans Act (OAA), Office Area Agency on Aging (OAAA) and insurance benefits related to the elderly, and various rules and regulations regarding aging programs and services. Duties include assisting clients daily on a one-to-one basis either by phone or in-person; Providing resource information or referrals to elderly and individuals with disabilities, their family members, and/or caregivers; coordinating services with other agencies; screening the incoming referrals and enrolling individuals into the Area Agency on Aging (AAA) service programs for which they may be eligible in accordance with OAA/TAC/ACL/HHSC service definitions.
Maintains current knowledge in various related government and local programs, which may include Medicare, Medicaid, Medicare Advantage Plans, Social Security, Social Security Disability, Medicare Cost Sharing, Food Stamps, Utility Assistance Program, Community Based Services, and Appeals processes for Medicare, Medicaid, and Social Security. As needed, reports Medicare and Medicaid fraud; reports abuse, neglect and exploitation of the elderly and individuals with disabilities; provides assistance to senior citizens in the direct application for obtaining and maintaining entitlement benefits; regular contact with clients and their families, organizations of the elderly, service providers, other program personnel, state and federal liaisons and the general public. Must complete benefits counseling certification(s) within the first year of employment. Perform other job related duties as assigned.
Desired Education/Job Experience:
High School Diploma or equivalent; Two (2) years of progressively responsible experience in the field of aging, nursing, social work, other human services, or related field; Any equivalent combination of experience and training which provides the required knowledge, skills, and abilities. Valid Texas driver's license or available alternate means of transportation.
This position is a Pay Grade 7, with a starting hourly rate of $15.28. This is a non-exempt position. Open until Filled.
Only electronic online applications will be accepted.
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