Nursing Home Transition Program Coordinator
The Boston Center for Independent Living (BCIL) is a frontline civil rights organization led by people with disabilities that advocates to eliminate discrimination, isolation, and segregation. Our mission is to enhance the independence and inclusion of people with disabilities through advocacy, information and referral, peer support, skills training, PCA, and transitional services.
As an organization, we commit to making all aspects of our work antiracist, not only because it is just but because it is necessary to serve our community of people with disabilities. We commit to purposefully identify, discuss, and challenge issues of race and ethnicity, and the impacts they have on our organization, our work, and our people.
BCIL serves a very diverse clientele, and our staff reflect much of that diversity. People with disabilities, people of color and those who speak another language are encouraged to apply for positions. All applicants are welcome.
Position Summary: Oversees the delivery of, and/or access to, an array of services and resources designed to prevent nursing home placement and assist in the successful transition of individuals from skilled nursing facilities to community living, including Long Term Care Options Counseling, and Nursing Home Transition (NHT) advocacy and skills training. Reports to Director of Services.
- Is responsible for IL Nursing Home Transition services; prepares monthly (and as requested) reports on efforts and outcomes for the Massachusetts Rehabilitation Commission. Collaborates with other NHT program coordinators at independent living centers (ILC) across the state to share challenges and best practices.
- Serves as an internal resource for information and training regarding Moving Forward Program (MFP) Waivers and 811 Project-based Rental Assistance opportunities.
- Conducts outreach to staff and residents at nursing homes, rehabilitation settings and other long-term care facilities to identify consumers interested in moving back into their communities; tracks and reports on outreach efforts as required.
- Acts as BCIL’s liaison with local home care agencies, Aging Services Access Points (ASAPs), and other agencies providing long-term community-based supports; engages in and tracks outreach efforts (presentations, roundtable exchanges, one-to-one conversations) to increase awareness of BCIL services, and gain information about community resources available to BCIL consumers.
- Oversees and coordinates BCIL’s participation in the Alternative Housing Voucher Program (AHVP) set-aside program. Participates in associated meetings with Department of Housing and Community Development as requested.
- Leads BCIL’s participation in regional and statewide ADRC meetings and collaborations, and is responsible for associated monthly, quarterly, and annual reporting.
- Assists in hiring of, and directly supervises, NHT Advocate(s)
- Identifies and coordinates training opportunities that will benefit NHT staff; shares relevant updates regarding all related programs and services to Direct Services Team.
- Actively participates in monthly Direct Services Meetings, Case Conferences, Staff Meetings and any other meetings or trainings as required by supervisor or management team.
- As needed, provides direct services to consumers, including Options Counseling, skills training, information & referral, service coordination, advocacy, and other supportive services, to assist in the transition from (or to help prevent placement in) long-term care facilities.
- Helps individuals develop self-advocacy skills and works on systemic advocacy issues related to consumer choice and full access to life in the community.
- Assists with housing search efforts to facilitate the successful use of AHVP vouchers, Section 8 Vouchers and Moving Forward Program Waivers.
- Documents all efforts (consumer and community services) clearly and in a timely manner in BCIL data collection system and the EOHHS virtual gateway and other reporting forms as required.
- Degree in related field and/or relevant experience
- Commitment to independent living philosophy
- Knowledge of community-based aging and/or disability service systems
- Demonstrated organizational skills and ability to initiate and carry out complex projects
- Demonstrated ability to lead, and work effectively as part of a team
- Strong oral and written communication skills and excellent listening skills
Preference given to applicants in following categories:
- Member of the population to be served
- Bilingual in English and specific languages prevalent in BCIL service area (differential paid)
- Nursing home administration experience
Computers, copier, scanner, Microsoft Office, printer, and other office equipment/programs.
Office area is a shared workspace divided by cubicles. Verbal communication can be heard from other staff in adjoining cubicles. Will need to be in the office or field a majority of time; occasional remote work as situation requires.
40 Hours – Full Time
2 weeks paid vacation (increases with length of service)
2 personal days
12 sick days
Health, dental, (75% paid by agency). Short-term disability, long-term disability, group life insurance 100% company paid.
Salary: $45,000 – $48,000 depending upon experience
Email cover letter and resume to: BCILemployment@bostoncil.org
Boston Center for Independent Living, Inc., 60 Temple Place, 5th Floor, Boston, MA 02111-1324
BCIL is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. Reasonable accommodation is provided as needed for employees and other affiliates. Criminal Offender Record Information (CORI) and List of Excluded Individuals/Entities (LEIE) checks are part of BCIL’s standard procedure.
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