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Guardianship Advocate

Company: ADEC INC.
Location: Elkhart
Posted on: November 18, 2022

Job Description:

Come work for ADEC Inc. Voted the best Charity of Elkhart by the Elkhart Truth Readers$1000 Retention Bonus: $200 at 90 days, $300 at 6 months, and $500 at one yearCome join #teamADEC where you impact someone's life as well as your own! You will gain life-long skills and make lasting relationships while you earn competitive pay and benefits. You can have a job where you earn more than a paycheck, you earn the satisfaction of making a difference. ADEC has well-respected staff, long term employees and a culture of appreciation, equality, diversity, and inclusion for all.The Company:ADEC's services revolve around one mission: Helping individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities find informed choice and possibility. We serve more than 1,200 individuals each year through more than a dozen programs, ranging from music therapy for children to supervised group living for adults.The Position:The Guardian Advocate is responsible to provide required guardianship and personal advocacy services to all persons in ADEC's Guardianship Program. This includes making decisions about the individual's residence, provision of education, health and general welfare, consent to medical treatment and other business affairs.Job Responsibilities:Represent ADEC in making all pertinent decisions for each individual on specific caseload as stipulated in respective court issued and court ordered Letter of Guardianship.Effectively advocate on behalf of individuals to enhance their quality of life.Visit individuals in the Guardianship Program at least monthly.Attend and participate in guardianship individuals Interdisciplinary team meetings, Individualized Program Plan, Person Centered Plan, and Nursing Home Quarterly Care Plan meetings.Maintain contact with involved family members for respective guardianship individuals.Prepare annual reports to the courts on an annual basis.Prepare Guardianship Committee reports, attend Guardianship Committee meetings and adhere to Guardianship Committee guidance relative to policy oversight.Maintain all required individual documentation.Serve as back-up for Protective Services. Responsible for ADEC's implementation of the Bureau of Developmental Disabilities Services (BDDS) incident reporting process, including investigations, tracking, documenting, and following state regulations.Assist with Abuse/Neglect/Exploitation and Incident Reporting training in New Staff Orientation.Ensure compliance of federal and state regulations in addition to ADEC policies and procedures.Adhere to the National Guardianship Standards of Practice and Code of Ethics.Job Requirements:Bachelor's degree Required.Experience with services to persons with disabilities preferred.Ability to lift 60 poundsValid driver's licenseProof of car insurancePass background and negative drug testWhy Should you Apply?ADEC has been providing services to children, adults and families with developmental disabilities for nearly 70 years.ADEC is a stable well respected active member of the community employing people in both Elkhart and St. Joseph counties. ADEC's Code of Ethics ensure we treat employees with the same dignity and respect we extend to our individuals served.$1000 Retention Bonus: $200 at 90 days, $300 at 6 months, and $500 at one year.Up to $5000 in tuition assistanceRetirement Program with company matchHoliday, vacation, and sick timeMedical, dental and vision insuranceGym membership reimbursementAgency Funded life insurance and long term disabilityADEC is required to comply with the Center for Medicaid Services (CMS) Health Care Staff Vaccination Requirement which requires all employees to be fully vaccinated or have an approved exemption.ADEC is an equal opportunity employer

Keywords: ADEC INC., Elkhart , Guardianship Advocate, Other , Elkhart, Indiana

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