Department of Administrative Services

State Long Term Care Ombudsman (5988MP)

$43.89-$59.85 Hourly / $3,511.35-$4,787.90 BiWeekly /
$91,646.00-$124,964.00 Yearly


PURPOSE OF JOB CLASS (NATURE OF WORK)

In a state agency, this class is accountable for directing the statewide Long Term Care Ombudsman program.

SUPERVISION RECEIVED

Receives executive direction from an administrative official of higher grade.

SUPERVISION EXERCISED

Directs Regional Long Term Care Ombudsmen, Volunteer Resident Advocates and other staff of the Ombudsman program.

EXAMPLES OF DUTIES

Directs staff and operations of Long Term Care Ombudsman program; coordinates, plans and manages program activities for residents of long term care facilities through Regional Ombudsmen and Volunteer Resident Advocates; formulates program goals and objectives; develops or assists in development of related statewide policies, procedures and/or regulations; interprets, monitors, administers and provides recommendations and/or changes to pertinent laws including facilitating public comment; develops legislative agenda based upon collected research and analytical data; independently prepares and testifies before the General Assembly; evaluates staff; prepares program budget; ensures residents have consistent and timely access to Office of the Ombudsman; oversees identification, documentation and resolution of significant problems affecting individuals who reside in long term care facilities; directs, evaluates and provides staff training including certification and decertification of representatives of the program; represents interests of long term care residents before governmental agencies and legislature; maintains contacts with individuals both within and outside of agency who might impact on program activities; promotes development of citizen organizations and provides technical assistance for resident and family councils; publicizes purpose and operations of Long Term Care Ombudsman program; facilitates legal action if necessary; applies for and administers special grants from federal government and other voluntary sources; performs related duties as required.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILL AND ABILITY

Considerable knowledge of and ability to apply management principles and techniques; considerable knowledge of relevant state and federal laws, statutes and regulations; considerable knowledge of relevant agency policies and procedures; considerable knowledge of resident care and long term care facility operations; considerable knowledge of problems of  individuals who reside in long term care facilities and community operations; knowledge of community resources available to older individuals; considerable interpersonal skills; considerable oral and written communication skills; considerable ability in program planning, development, administration and evaluation.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - GENERAL EXPERIENCE

Eight (8) years of professional experience in social, human or community service programs for older individuals and persons with disabilities involving long term care and advocacy.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - SUBSTITUTIONS ALLOWED

  1. College training in the human services field including gerontology, psychology or social work may be substituted for the General Experience on the basis of fifteen (15) semester hours equalling one-half  (1/2) year of experience to a maximum of four (4) years for a Bachelor's degree.
  2. A Master's degree in counseling, gerontology or social work may be substituted for one (1) additional year of the General Experience.
  3. For State employees, two (2) years as a Regional Long Term Care Ombudsman may be substituted for the General Experience.

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS

  1. Incumbents in this class are required to travel.
  2. Incumbents in this class may be required to possess and retain a valid Motor Vehicle Operator's license.

APPOINTMENT

Appointment to this position must comply with 45 CFR Parts 1324.21 (c) (4) (A), which states, “An agency which appoints or employs representatives of the Office shall make efforts to avoid appointing or employing an individual as a representative of the Office who has been employed by or participating in the management of a long-term care facility within the previous twelve months.”

JOB CLASS DESIGNATION

Classified/Delegated

JOB CLASS DESIGNATION

Classified/Delegated

OCCUPATIONAL GROUP

(33)-Social Services

BARGAINING UNIT

(02)-MANAGERIAL

EEO

(1)-Appointed Administrators

SALARY INFORMATION

MP 64

CANCELLATION CLAUSE

This replaces the existing specification for the class of State Long Term Care Ombudsman in Salary Group MP 64 approved effective February 11, 2011. (Revised to modify content, change EEO code and Job Class Designation-Delegated)

EFFECTIVE DATE

1/29/2018


CLASS: 5988MP; EST: 6/1/2005; REV: 1/29/2018;