Wednesday , April 17 2024

State Of Texas Employment – Guardianship Specialist

Website State Of Texas

Job Description:

The Health and Human Services Commission (HHSC), Office of Guardianship Services (OGS), employs the Guardianship Specialist (GS) position. This position provides 24/7 service coordination and oversight for its consumers. The GS’s main responsibility is to continuously assess and determine whether or not guardianship is the most appropriate and least restrictive alternative necessary to ensure the consumer’s health and safety.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Maintains professional and effective working relationships with court staff, agency attorneys and all other legal staff; communicates with legal in coordination, completion, and filing of all legal documents required; regularly consults with legal to determine best course of legal action; attends court hearings and provides professional testimony.
  • Manages the estate of the ward when applicable, as ordered by the court, and ensures all legal, financial and ethical laws and policies are followed.
  • Assesses the need for guardianship; explores and/or identifies least restrictive alternatives; completes assessment timely; assumes care, control and protection of the ward; contacts the ward monthly; arranges for shelter and basic health and safety needs; provides oversight of medical and psychiatric care and arranges for education, training, rehabilitation and social services; monitors facility trust funds; uses Guardianship Emergency Client Services (GECS) funds per policy; assesses continued need for guardianship.
  • Effectively documents monthly status contacts with wards; develops plans of services, various correspondences and other required documentation using the agency data management system; documents all contacts with collaterals and consultations with all agency staff – i.e. GSS, ROM, RA, State Office staff.

Job Requirements:

  • Knowledge of federal and state law, regulations, policies, and rules relating to guardianship in the State of Texas;
  • Knowledge of Texas Health and Human Services policies and procedures;
  • Ability to effectively communicate, both verbally and in writing, complex information to a variety of individuals or groups;
  • Knowledge of community services and resources for consumers under guardianship;
  • Working knowledge of service plan development, specifically related to the aging and/or disabled population;
  • Ability to establish and maintain professional working relationships with internal and external stakeholders;
  • Ability to communicate and work with the aging population and persons with disabilities;

Qualification & Experience:

  • A Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited college or university.

Job Details:

Company: State Of Texas

Vacancy Type: Full Time

Job Location: Waco, TX, US

Application Deadline: N/A

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