$43.89-$59.85 Hourly / $3,511.35-$4,787.90 BiWeekly /
In a state agency, this class is accountable for directing the statewide Long Term Care Ombudsman program.
Receives executive direction from an administrative official of higher grade.
Directs Regional Long Term Care Ombudsmen, Volunteer Resident Advocates and other staff of the Ombudsman program.
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.
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.
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.
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.”
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)