Program Eligibility Specialist

Description:

The Arkansas Department of Human Services (DHS) is the state's largest agency with 8,200 employees working in 181 county offices serving more than one million people. Employees work in 10 major divisions and five support offices to provide services to Arkansas citizens. DHS is currently seeking to fill multiple Program Eligibility Specialist positions in Danville, AR.

The Program Eligibility Specialist is responsible for obtaining client information, preparing and monitoring case plans, coordinating services with providers, and preparing information and recommendations. This Position:

Reviews referrals for services and interviews applicants and/or family members to explain eligibility requirements, form completion requirements, and community resources.
Requests information to determine client eligibility or needs and forwards requests for approval to appropriate staff in accordance with established procedures.
Provides information regarding resources, assistance, and services available to applicant and may visit with client and family members in their homes to determine client needs and provide family and/or parent behavior modification counseling.
Schedules initial intake conference with client and/or family members, following eligibility determination, to obtain written and oral information regarding psychiatric, psychological, medical background, financial status, and other previous professional recommendations.
Evaluates requests and professional findings, in accordance with policies and procedures, and initiates procedures to grant, modify, deny, or terminate eligibility for assistance with recommendations and options for services, referring client to alternative sources, or preparing additional requests for evaluation and assistance.
Writes individualized plan of care and contacts participating private and public service providers for assistance.
Interprets policy and ensures compliance with state and federal laws, regulations, legal mandates, action plans, and policies.
May serve as a liaison to other divisions and agencies to develop policies and procedures for community-based programs.
Performs other duties as assigned.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS
The formal education equivalent of a bachelor's degree in psychology, sociology, or a related field.

Position Number: 22097979

Closing date: June 13, 2014

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