Employment

Accounts Specialist

FULL-TIME

$1,000 SIGN-ON BONUS

GENEROUS BENEFITS PACKAGE

We are seeking an Accounts Specialist (Scranton Office) to provide assistance with money management and budgeting to persons who have a mental illness, persons who have developmental disabilities, or older adults, who are unable to manage their monthly financial affairs.

Requirements:

  • Implementation of representative payee services;
  • Maintaining a caseload of participants receiving representative payee services;
  • Establishing budgets for participants;
  • Writing checks and making deposits for participants;
  • Completing applications (e.g., social security, public assistance, housing, etc.) for participants;
  • Working with Outlook 365 and Microsoft Office Suite platforms; and
  • Other duties as assigned.

Essential Skills and Experience:

  • Commitment to the Alliance mission and values;
  • Knowledge of budgeting principles;
  • Ability to learn and manipulate a proprietary software system;
  • Ability to meet timelines;
  • Ability to learn Social Security regulations;
  • Ability to multi-task;
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment;
  • Customer service capabilities; and
  • Professional communication skills.

Preferred skills and experience:

  • Behavioral health experience;
  • Accounting knowledge a plus; and
  • 5 years working experience.

Please reply in confidence to: Email: nw@theadvocacyalliance.org

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COORDINATOR OF
INDEPENDENT ELIGIBILITY TEAM

FULL-TIME

$1,000 SIGN-ON BONUS

We are seeking a full-time Coordinator for our Independent Eligibility Team (IET) located in Scranton. This position will work in collaboration with other Advocacy Alliance staff to determine if individuals qualify for intellectual disability services.

Responsibilities:

  • Act as the point person for intellectual and developmental disability (IDD) eligibility determinations for Lackawanna and Susquehanna Counties;
  • Responsible for understanding and disseminating updated and accurate information on accessing intellectual and developmental disability services to community stakeholders and primary referral sources within Lackawanna and Susquehanna Counties;
  • Identify opportunities to meet with families and provide training and technical assistance on the criteria required to determine eligibility for intellectual and developmental disability services;
  • Schedule and complete individual and family eligibility meetings in both home and community settings within a regulated timeline; gather required documents to determine eligibility;
  • Work collaboratively with IDD IET psychologist(s) to coordinate record review and/or schedule psychological testing as needed;
  • Coordinate and collaborate with other IDD IET members for document review;
  • Communicate eligibility determinations with individuals and/or families;
  • Provide County Director of Intellectual Disability Services and Waiver Coordinator(s) with referral data, eligibility determinations, and other requested information;
  • Assist with assigned quality reviews;
  • Assist with compiling organizational documents;
  • Assist with compiling/analyzing data for the generation of reports; and
  • Ability to travel throughout Lackawanna-Susquehanna Counties.

Required education and experience:

  • Master’s degree and one year of experience working with individuals with IDD;
  • Bachelor’s degree and two years of experience working with individuals with IDD;
  • Knowledge of community developmental disability services; and
  • Knowledge of report writing.

Essential Skills and Experience:

  • Commitment: to the Alliance mission and values;
  • Professional communication style;
  • Ability to manipulate a computer database and work in Excel; and
  • Ability to meet timelines.

Salary and benefits commensurate with experience. Please reply in confidence to:

Email:nw@theadvocacyalliance.org

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DIRECTOR OF GUARDIANSHIP AND TRUST SERVICES

Are you an experienced leader looking for your next career opportunity? We are seeking a highly skilled and knowledgeable individual to join our team as the Director of Guardianship and Trust Services. In this role, you will be responsible for overseeing the management of our Guardianship and Trust Departments in our Scranton, Pennsylvania headquarters, with a focus on Guardianship of Person and Estate along with Special Needs, Educational, and Pooled Trusts. You will be responsible for ensuring that these programs are administered in accordance with relevant laws and regulations. You will also play a key role in developing and implementing strategies to provide excellent services to our individuals and maintaining exceptional relationships with our service partners.
We currently serve 225 Guardianship individuals across the Commonwealth from our Scranton location. Our Guardianship visits are supported by staff from our other office locations in Pennsylvania. Our Trust Department currently serves 1,270 individuals from our Scranton location.
We prefer candidates with experience with individuals in the aging, behavioral health, and intellectual disability populations, as well as experience with Special Needs Trusts and Pooled Trusts. A Bachelor's degree in a relevant field is required; a Master's degree is preferred. We also prefer candidates with certification through the National Guardianship Association. Staff supervisory experience of five years or more is preferred. Our current staff complement consists of 14 professionals. We offer a competitive salary and benefits package, as well as a sign-on bonus and relocation expenses if necessary. If you have a strong background in Guardianship and Trust Administration and are looking for a challenging and rewarding role, we encourage you to apply today. Compensation package commensurate with experience.

SKILLS

Implement/Supervise Guardianship Duties:

  • Ability to appear/present professionally at court proceedings.
  • Medical/Placement decisions.
  • Monthly visitations.
  • Financial oversight.
  • Preparation/Review/Filing of required Court/Other Reports.
  • Communication with Wards and the Wards’ Supports to enable the best decision making on the Ward’s behalf.
  • Supervise the 24-hour on-call system for emergency Ward care.
  • Development of individualized support plans.

Implement/Supervise Trust Duties:

  • Oversee implementation of Trust documents.
  • Financial oversight.
    - Review and approval of disbursement requests.
    - Review of Trust Funding.
  • Communication with beneficiaries’ parents/guardians with questions and dispute resolutions as necessary.

General Skills:

  • Excellent Communication Skills Verbal and Written.
  • Proven Leadership Skills.
  • Supervisory Skills for a Current Staff of 14.
  • Ability to multi-task.
  • Organization and planning skills.

Reply in confidence to Debbie Zielinski, SPHR, SHRM-SCP at

Email:nw@theadvocacyalliance.org

Equal Opportunity Employer


GUARDIANSHIP ADMINISTRATOR

FULL-TIME

$1,000 SIGN-ON BONUS

We are seeking a full-time Guardianship Administrator for our Scranton location.

Responsibilities: (pursuant to assignment)

  • Court Appearances as needed;
  • Complete enrollment forms and reports;
  • Apply for benefits;
  • Communicate with families, banks, insurance companies, and other parties;
  • Visit individuals in their homes/nursing home setting;
  • Process payables and receivables;
  • Assist with inventory of estates;
  • Establish budgets; and
  • Other duties as assigned.

Essential Skills and Experience:

  • Commitment to the Alliance mission and values;
  • Professional communication style;
  • Experience in budgeting and accounting;
  • Ability to manipulate a computer database; and
  • Ability to meet timelines.

Preferred skills and experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree in related field or related experience;
  • Knowledge of estate planning; and
  • Knowledge of property management.

Salary commensurate with experience. Very generous benefits package.

Please reply in confidence to:

Email:nw@theadvocacyalliance.org

Equal Opportunity Employer


FISCAL SPECIALIST

FULL-TIME

$1,000 SIGN-ON BONUS

GENEROUS BENEFITS PACKAGE

We are seeking a full-time Fiscal Specialist for our Scranton location.

Responsibilities: (pursuant to assignment)

  • Performing internal audits in the Fiduciary departments;
  • Assisting with management contract services;
  • Assisting with the Fiscal billing services;
  • Assisting with Representative Payee services;
  • Assisting with PROMISe billing;
  • Assisting with Fiduciary bank reconciliations
  • Assisting with accounts receivable/ accounts payable posting/reconciliation; and
  • Other duties as assigned.

Essential Skills and Experience:

  • Commitment: to the Alliance mission and values;
  • Knowledge: of payroll and payroll tax preparation;
  • Knowledge: of double entry accounting;
  • Knowledge: of Quick Books (or similar) software;
  • Knowledge: of bank reconciliation preparation;
  • Knowledge: of Microsoft Office (Excel and Word);
  • Ability to meet timelines; and
  • Good Communication skills.

Preferred skills and experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree in related field or related experience; and
  • Knowledge of tax preparations.

Salary commensurate with experience.

Please reply in confidence to:

Email:nw@theadvocacyalliance.org

Equal Opportunity Employer


NURSE/EDUCATOR

FULL-TIME

MONDAY-FRIDAY/NO WEEKENDS OR HOLIDAYS/NO ON-CALL

FLEXIBLE HYBRID POSITION SUPPORTS SOME REMOTE WORK

We are seeking a registered nurse to join our Northeastern Pennsylvania Health Care Quality Unit (HCQU). The HCQU is designed to assure that individuals who have intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD) are as physically and behaviorally healthy as they can be. This position allows you to share your knowledge and experience with IDD stakeholders.

Educational/Professional Requirements:

  • R.N. with an unrestricted Pennsylvania License.
  • Experience with individuals who have IDD preferred.
  • Minimum of 3 years nursing experience.
  • Behavioral health experience preferred.

General Description:

  • Some work from home
  • Monday through Friday 9:00 A.M.– 4:30 P.M.
  • No weekends or holidays, and no on-call.
  • No direct hands-on care.
  • Control over your schedule.
  • Deliver education programs.
  • Provide technical assistance.

Please reply in confidence to:

Email:nw@theadvocacyalliance.org

Equal Opportunity


OCCUPATIONAL THERAPISTS
SPEECH THERAPISTS
REGISTERED NURSE

PART-TIME/PER DIEM

We are currently looking for Licensed Professionals to be part of our Early Intervention Evaluation Teams. Each Team is made up of an Occupational Therapist, Speech Therapist, and/or Registered Nurse (two professionals per team) which meet with an infant/toddler and his/her family in Lackawanna or Susquehanna County to access the infant’s/toddler’s eligibility for early intervention services.

Qualifications include:

A Bachelor’s Degree and must have Pennsylvania certificate of clinical competence. Experience working with infants/toddlers or young children preferred.

Salary commensurate with experience.

Reply in confidence or for more information, please contact:

Email:nw@theadvocacyalliance.org

Equal Opportunity Employer


QUALITY MANAGER

FULL-TIME

$1,000 SIGN-ON BONUS

GENEROUS BENEFITS PACKAGE

We are seeking a Quality Manager to work in our office located in DuBois PA. This position supports the Community Connections of Clearfield/Jefferson Counties in administrative duties.

Educational/Professional Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in related field preferred.
  • Knowledge of community intellectual disability, mental health, early intervention and other social services; and
  • Knowledge of report writing.

Responsibilities: (pursuant to assignment)

  • Coordination and monitoring the internal Quality Management Plan with all internal departments;
  • Coordination and collaboration with all internal departments (Early Intervention, Mental Health, Intellectual Disabilities, and Administration) in the functioning of various programs;
  • Collecting, studying and analyzing data from various data sources, including, but not limited to, Incident Management data, Health Risk Screening data, and Provider Risk Assessment data to track trends to prepare recommendations on changes in policies and procedures and ensure compliance as needed;
  • Compile data reports for all internal departments as requested;
  • Completion of the Office of Developmental Program’s (ODP’s) Quality Management Training, Certified Investigator Training, Life Course Tools Training, Communities of Practice Training, and any other training as requested;
  • Participation in various standing meetings with all internal departments, as requested;
  • Act as the primary contact for ODP Provider Qualification and ODP Quality Assessment and Improvement processes;
  • Tracking various Mental Health provider unusual incident reports, annual license reviews, annual monitoring of Mental Health providers, and provider complaints;
  • Participation in the Mental Health provider complaint resolution process;
  • Other duties as assigned.

Essential Skills and Experience:

  • Commitment: to Community Connections of Clearfield/Jefferson Counties’ mission and values;
  • Leadership: demonstrated ability to work with numerous professionals;
  • Planning: ability to think ahead;
  • Management: ability to organize and manage multiple priorities; and
  • Communication: excellent interpersonal and communication skills – written and verbal.

Salary with benefits to commensurate with experience. Please reply in confidence to one of the following:

Please reply in confidence to:

Email:nw@theadvocacyalliance.org

Equal Opportunity Employer