Opportunities, Inc. of Jefferson County, a private not-for-profit community based organization established in 1966 and leader in grass roots services and advocacy, is seeking a full time Guardianship Specialist to join their highly recognized service team. The Guardianship Specialist serves as an advocate to all wards appointed by the State of Wisconsin Circuit Court to ensure appropriate services are being provided. The Guardianship Specialist is responsible to provide professional management of the ward’s residence, provision of education, health and general welfare, consent to medical treatment and other personal, legal and medical affairs. Advocating on behalf of wards to obtain necessary care, visit and contact with wards to ensure appropriate services are being provided, apply application and follow-up process for services, and perform assessments to determine eligibility for services are key factors in the provision of this exceptional service. Knowledge of local, state, and federal income support programs such as Unemployment Compensation, disability insurance benefits, Social Security, Supplemental Security Income, Food Stamps, veterans’ benefits. Medicare and Medical Assistance, and other supportive programs such as Long Term Care that could assist in supporting the ward is favorable in applicant consideration. The successful candidate will be supervised by the Director of Mission Services while working with other Guardianship Service professional.
Applicants must possess superior oral and written communication, ability to organize and work independently, use analytical skills when detecting patterns, brainstorming, observing, interpreting data, and making decisions based on multiple factors and options available. Must possess a valid driver’s license, proof of vehicle insurance and reliable transportation. Bachelor’s degree from a four-year college or university in Human Services or related field with a minimum of 2 years’ experience is preferred or equivalent combination of education and experience. This position has no supervisory responsibilities.
Knowledge in the provision of guardianship services through the Department of Health and Social Services Administrative Code DHS 85.and Wisconsin State Statutes Chapter 51 Mental Health Act, Chapter 54 Guardianship and Conservatorship and Chapter 55 Protective Service System considered favorable in applicant consideration.
Based on qualifications and experience.
Serving Dane, Dodge, Jefferson, Rock, Walworth, Waukesha and counties.
Linda Branson, Director of Community Options/Opportunities, Inc.
920-563-2437 ext 4008