Primary Location: United States-OR-ORSalem
Function:Program Services Coordination/Case Management
MENTOR Oregon is looking for a full-time Personal Agent in Salem, OR. Mentor Oregon Brokerage provides service coordination for adults who experience intellectual and developmental disabilities. Mentor Oregon Mid-Valley Brokerage believes in self-determination. We are a team of employees who work well together to ensure services are delivered in the ways customers want them.
A Personal Agent coordinates services for up to 39 individuals living in their own homes. Personal Agents use a person-centered approach to assess the individual strengths, needs, and preferences of each customer, then develop individual support plans (ISPs) with the person to meet their needs and work toward their goals. Personal Agents coordinate services for customers by developing the customer’s natural support network and by connecting them to community resources and paid support providers. Personal Agents are responsible for regular monitoring of ISPs, addressing customers' changing needs (both immediate and long term), as well as ensuring customer choice and satisfaction with the services they receive. Personal Agents manage Medicaid funds and monitor ISP services and expenditures.
- Knowledge of the public service system for developmental disabilities services in Oregon and at least:- A bachelor’s degree in behavioral science, social science, or a closely related field; or
- An associate’s degree in a behavioral science, social science, or a closely related field and two years of human services related experience; or
- Five years of human services related experience.
- Strong communication skills, including both written and oral forms
- Skills in meeting facilitation and conflict resolution
- Ability to work independently and efficiently with attention to detail, demonstrate strong time; management skills, organizational skills, strong math and budgeting skills, meet established deadlines, as well as have the ability to adapt to change;
- Strength in comprehending, interpreting, and implementing a wide variety of established policies, procedures, and the Oregon Administration Rules;
- Proficiency with Microsoft Office computer programs, and comfortable with use of a database;
- Commitment to choice for individuals receiving services and focus on self-determination;
- Prior experience in service coordination preferred
- Must pass a criminal background check
- Must have access to a working vehicle, and the ability to safely and efficiently meet customers in their homes and other community settings
- A rewarding work environment
- Competitive pay rates, paid time off, and benefits for 30+ hour work week
- Paid training and Holiday Pay
- Family-oriented environment, casual dress, employee events
- A chance to make a difference in people’s lives on a daily basis
- Career development and advancement opportunities
- Access to employee discounts with various vendors