The Foster Care/Adoption Assistance Eligibility Specialist position is responsible for determining and certifying eligibility for foster care, Medical Assistance Only and Adoption Assistance in the Child Protective Services program. The position uses application forms and interprets policy to determine client's eligibility for IV-E, state paid or Medical Assistance Only foster care assistance as well as Adoption Assistance. This position provides assistance to clients and staff in the resolution of payment and Medicaid issues. The position interacts routinely with Texas Department of Family and Protective Services employees, Medicaid providers, foster parents and Office of Attorney General employees.
Essential Job Functions:
Knowledge Skills Abilities:
- Determines eligibility on initial applications, and re-determines eligibility and/or re-certifications on subsequent applications and reviews.
- Provides assistance to clients and staff in resolving payment issues. Reviews ALOC/BLOC.
- Researches, documents and provides assistance to foster parents, adoptive parents, staff and providers to resolve Medicaid issues.
- Researches, documents, and updates court ordered child support information for children in the Title IV-E program or state paid foster care.
- Prepares and maintains eligibility and adoption assistance files.
- Prepares training material for instructing service delivery workers or other agency staff in eligibility requirements.
- Promotes and demonstrates appropriate respect for cultural diversity among coworkers and all work-related contacts.
- Performs other duties as assigned and required to maintain unit operations.
- Attends work regularly in accordance with agency leave policy.
Registration or Licensure Requirements:
- Knowledge of and experience working on IMPACT.
- Knowledge and/or experience working with TANF or Medicaid.
- Good communication skills and computer skills.
Initial Selection Criteria:
- Graduation from high school or equivalent.
- Two years full-time social service, human services work, eligibility determination, or PRS experience.
- Acceptable Substitutions: Sixty semester hours from an accredited college or university may be substituted for the required experience.
Requisition # 428063
Knowledge and experience in CPS program and IMPACT preferred.
This position will be officed in Lubbock.
There are no direct military occupation(s) that relate to the responsibilities, and registration or licensure requirements for this position. All active duty, reservists, guardsmen, and veterans are encouraged to apply if they meet the qualifications for this position.
HHS agencies use E-Verify. You must bring your I-9 documentation with you on your first day of work.
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In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), HHS agencies will provide reasonable accommodation during the hiring and selection process for qualified individuals with a disability. If you need assistance completing the on-line application, contact the HHS Employee Service Center at 1-888-894-4747. If you are contacted for an interview and need accommodation to participate in the interview process, please notify the person scheduling the interview.