IRIS Consultant
Looking for social services experience? Join our team and change a life!
Richland Center, WI 
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Posted 10 days ago
Job Description
Lutheran Social Services (LSS) is a private, non-profit, human service agency providing a variety of services throughout Wisconsin and Upper Michigan. Over the years, LSS has grown to become one of the largest human service agencies in the two state area serving more than 125,000 clients annually. We are looking for passionate, mission-driven individuals like you to help provide services including outpatient behavioral health management, international, domestic and special needs adoptions, older adult services, support services for children, youth and families, community corrections programs and support services for adults with disabilities and/or mental health concerns.

Motivated by the compassion of Christ, we help people improve the quality of their lives. Does this describe your personal mission statement? Are you motivated to serve by sharing your talents? If you would like to help us achieve our mission, please apply for the following opportunity.

Description

Our IRIS Consultants will have excellent support in learning to be effective, responsible and creative; will work efficiently with IRIS participants using mobile technology; will be part of a peer-based team that seeks to learn from and help develop the skills and leadership capacities of each member; will have their own training budget to tailor the learning important to them; and will be part of an organization dedicated to helping people achieve what is possible in their lives.

This is a full-time, 40 hour per week opportunity with the possibility. The role will cover Sauk, Richland, and Junea areas.

An IRIS Consultant provides thoughtful and effective services as an IRIS Consultant (IRIS = Include, Respect, I Self-Direct) to individuals directing their long-term care, supports and services. As a member of an ICA Team, partner with individuals receiving long-term care supports and services to understand and develop what is possible and desirable in their lives.

Essential Duties and responsibilities:

  • Develops trusting relationships with individuals served by the ICA.
  • Assists individuals to explore the ways in which IRIS can enable them to receive supports and services to lead more fulfilling lives, in the company of others.
  • Provides highly effective support and assistance to enable individuals to understand and meet requirements to obtain and maintain funding for support and services through IRIS.
  • Works in concert with individuals and those important to those individual to create the required IRIS Support and Services Plan.
  • Continually seeks to learn and to share better ways to enable those we serve to lead more fulfilling lives.
  • Works as part of an ICA team to participate in hiring, peer mentoring, learning, and mutual support to others within the team.
  • Works to strengthen connections within neighborhoods and communities that may strengthen mutual support and caring among individuals they serve, their neighbors and other citizens.
  • Maintains required documentation to assure state requirements for quality markers are met in a manner that meets and exceed program requirements.
  • May provide Long-Term Care Functional Screen

PERKS:

  • Mileage reimbursement
  • Paid Time Off
  • Ability to Contribute to 403B
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Service Awards and Recognition

EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE:

  • Possess a minimum of a Bachelor's Degree in social work, psychology, human services, counseling, nursing, special education or a related field and have a minimum of one year of supervised experience working with seniors and/or people living with disabilities; OR
  • In lieu of degree, have a minimum of four years of direct experience related to the delivery of social services to seniors and/or people living with disabilities and long-term care needs in community settings; OR
    • Be a current IRIS Consultant in good standing who has received an exemption from meeting these criteria by the Wisconsin Department of Health Services.
    • Have a strong commitment to enabling people to be in control of their lives.
    • Have a strong commitment to support people's opportunities to live meaningful lives as valued citizens, friends, and neighbors.
    • Capacity to support individuals served to meet required IRIS policies and procedures in ways that maximize administrative ease.
    • Capacity to work both independently and as a member of a creative, flexible, empowered ICA Team.
    • Capacity to use and apply smartphone, tablet and related technology.
    • Considerable knowledge of human behavior, dynamics of groups, interpersonal relations, negotiation and social interaction.
    • Considerable knowledge of social problems and their effects on individuals.
    • Ability to organize and plan work effectively.
    • Ability to establish and maintain effective public and working relationships.

CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS:

  • Must have a valid Driver's License and car - Motor vehicle check (MVR) with a satisfactory driving record required.
  • Must pass a Caregiver Background Check according to program regulations.
  • Long-Term Care Functional Screening Certification preferred

TRAVEL: Ability to travel on day trips as required up to 80%. Some overnight travel may be required.

We want you! Apply today to join our team.

LSS is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran, disability status or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law.

Education

Required

Bachelor Degree or better in Hum. Serv. or Related Field or related field.

Experience

Required

1 year: Supervised work experience w/seniors or people with disabilities

Licenses & Certifications

Required

Driver's License

Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities

The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor's legal duty to furnish information.


We are an Equal Opportunity Employer.
EOE/M/W/VET/DISABILITY

 

Job Summary
Start Date
As soon as possible
Employment Term and Type
Regular, Full Time
Required Education
Bachelor's Degree
Required Experience
1+ years
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