Temporary Assessment Specialist
Primary Location: United States-OR-OREugene
Function:Program Services Coordination/Case Management
The Assessment Specialist is responsible for ensuring that enrolled customers receiving services are assessed using the Oregon Needs Assessment tool. Additionally, the Assessment Specialist will conduct the Foster Care Support Needs Assessment (SNAP) as needed. The Assessment Specialist will not serve as a Case Manager and may not facilitate an assessment for anyone they provided case management services to in the last 6 months. The Assessment Specialist will be responsible for completing case record review, quality assurance tasks, and other duties as phased in and assigned. This position will be based out of Eugene but periodic travel to the Salem office is required.
MENTOR Oregon is a team of abuse aware advocates working toward social justice for all people.
We believe in transparent communication while celebrating differences, achievements, failure, lessons learned and change.
We practice principles of purpose, courage, trust, responsibility and personal growth,
in our work and our relationships, which promote the spirit of service, cooperation and continuous improvement.
Essential Job Functions
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to satisfactorily perform each essential function listed below.
- Provide assessment services using the Oregon Needs Assessment (ONA), the Foster Care Support Needs Assessment (SNAP) and/or other current ODDS approved needs assessments.
- Interview customers and other individuals to compile information on needs.
- Conduct individual and/or group meetings in customer homes and/or other community locations.
- Act as Brokerage Hearing Representative in cases of appeal.
- Complete all supporting documentation required for the Oregon Needs Assessment (ONA) and the Foster Care Support Needs Assessment (SNAP) and/or other current ODDS approved needs assessments.
- Remain knowledgeable and current of all Federal, State and local laws, policies and procedures relevant to Oregon Needs Assessment (ONA) and the Foster Care Support Needs Assessment (SNAP) and/or other current ODDS approved needs assessments.
- Maintain up-to-date claims and associated customer notes on a weekly basis.
- Prepare and compile information for reports upon request.
- Attend and participate in ongoing meetings and regulatory training classes.
- Provide support to the Brokerage Leadership Team to implement policies, procedures and processes.
- Assist with special projects and perform other duties as assigned by supervisor.
- Any other duties as assigned.
Minimum Knowledge and Skills Required by
The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or abilities required to perform the job.
- A bachelor's degree in behavioral science, social science, or a closely related field or
- A bachelor’s degree in any field and one year of human services related experience or(c) An associate’s degree in a behavioral science, social science, or a closely related field and two years of human services related experience or(d) Three years of human services related experience, such as work providing assistance to people and groups with issues, such as economical disadvantages, employment, abuse and neglect, substance abuse, aging, disabilities, prevention, health, cultural competencies, or housing.
- Proficient in Microsoft Windows including Microsoft Word and Excel.
- Previous experience in Person Centered Planning and Self-Determination.
- Prior experience providing or participating in assessment services.
- Strong communication and literacy skills, including both written and oral form.
- Ability to work independently and efficiently with attention to detail, demonstrate strong time management skills, organizational skills, meet established deadlines, ability to adapt to change.
Certificates, Licenses, and Registrations:
- Reliable transportation; valid Oregon driver’s license
- Must pass a criminal background check