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Working For Tri-Valley

At Tri-Valley Inc. we value our staff as much as our mission.  As we work to maintain the highest possible quality of life for our elder and disabled clients, we also strive to retain the most qualified staff members.  Qualified applicants of all backgrounds are carefully interviewed, references are checked and a criminal record check is part of our employment process.  Tri-Valley Inc. is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.

Our employees enjoy a modern work space in a renovated mill building in Dudley, Massachusetts, central to our service area.  Our location is convenient to Interstates 290 and 395 and has ample, free parking.  Benefits available to eligible employees include:

  • *Health Insurance (Blue Cross Blue Shield – HMO Blue New England Deductible)
  • *Dental Insurance (Blue Cross Blue Shield – Dental Blue Select)
  • Short/Long Term Disability Insurance (no cost to employee)
  • Life Insurance
  • Flexible Work Schedule (after one year of employment)
  • Generous Paid Vacation (accrues up to 21 days)
  • Paid Sick Leave (accrues to a maximum of 30 days)
  • 11 Paid Holidays
  • Personal Time and Bonus Days
  • Pension Plan (agency contributes the equivalent of 5% of eligible employee’s annual salary into fund)
  • 403(b) Plan
  • 125 Plan/Flexible Spending Accounts
  • AFLAC Supplementary Coverage
  • Digital Credit Union (DCU) Optional Membership
  • Discounted Home and Auto Insurance (Liberty Mutual)
  • Travel reimbursement  50 cents per mile for work related travel

* Tri-Valley pays 80% of the monthly health & dental insurance premiums.

Current Employment Opportunities

Community Service Specialist – (full-time position) Starting rate is $18.68 per hour.  The Specialist will assist elders and younger people with disabilities to complete applications and access public benefits.  Responsibilities include doing presentations to increase knowledge in the community of the function of the Benefit Enrollment Center including but not limited to Senior Centers and ASAPS in Central MA. Participate in activities to assist and promote Benefit Enrollment Center in gaining visibility and trust with Community agencies, providers and the public. Some of the services to consumers are: Provide support and information to client and those directly involved in client’s care. Meet with consumers in order to provide information about core benefits including but not limited to Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program, Medicaid, Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, Medicare Part D Extra Help – Low Income Subsidy. Assist in facilitating referrals and resources to community agencies as needed.  Qualifications: Bachelor’s Degree in human service field.  Self-starter with strong organizational skills, detail oriented, excellent communication skills, both verbal and written. Knowledge and experience with the long term care and social service delivery systems, community resource and the local service systems for elders and person with disabilities.  Knowledge and experience with Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program, Medicaid, Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, Medicare Part D Extra Help – Low Income Subsidy and Medicare Savings Program. Reliable transportation and willingness to travel Central Massachusetts.

Long Term Services and Supports Coordinator (LTSSC) / Geriatric Support Services Coordinator (GSSC) (full-time position) – The LTSSC/GSSC is part of an Interdisciplinary Care Team that helps the enrollee with person centered integration of medical, behavioral and long term services and supports and provides case management services to Senior Care Organization (SCO) enrollees based on enrollee needs assessment. Responsibilities and Duties: The LTSSC/GSSC is responsible for assessing for eligibility, developing and monitoring enrollee care plans based upon their care needs with the goal to improve or maintain their health and functional status. LTSSC responsibilities include: Completes home visits for enrollees and conducts an assessment to determine the need for long term services and supports and advocates on the enrollee’s behalf. Develops a care plan for community long term care and social support services for the Enrollee based upon their care needs with the goal to improve or maintain their health and functional status. Upon approval for the care plan from the One Care organization, arranges and coordinates the provision of appropriate community long term care and social support services. GSSC responsibilities include: Performs an assessment of the health and functional status of the Enrollee residing in the home setting. Develops a plan for community long term care and social support services for the Enrollee based upon their care needs with the goal to improve or maintain their health and functional status. With authorization from the SCO, arranges and coordinates the provision of appropriate community long term care and social support services. Monitors the provision and effectiveness of community services as defined by the Enrollee’s care plan.  Qualifications and Skills: Bachelor’s degree in Social Work or Human Services and knowledge of the long term care and social services delivery systems. Experience and expertise in working with people with disabilities and or elders in need of LTSS. Strong computer acuity and documentation skills. Travel and reliable transportation required. Knowledge of home and community based service systems and how to access and arrange services. Experience conducting LTSS needs assessments and in monitoring LTSS delivery. Ability to communicate clearly and effectively, orally and in writing. Ability to work constructively as a team member. Ability to organize and plan work effectively.

Functional Skills Trainer (full-time position)  — Functional Skills Trainer provides elements of training for participation in the Personal Care Attendant Program relative to the social needs and psychological health of clients. Responsibilities and Duties include: Knowledgeable of and comply with all state, federal and agency regulations, policies and procedures pertaining to the PCM program including time frames and Tri-Valley’s agency mission. Arranges intake visit with consumer and/or surrogate within ten days of receipt of referral. Completes all required paperwork (MassHealth application, Prior Authorization request and additional documentation) to submit on behalf of the consumer for MassHealth approval. Adhere to program timelines as outlined in the regulations. Visit the consumer and/or surrogate once the MassHealth approval is received to review the entire program, complete the Service Agreement and Fiscal Intermediary Paperwork. Visit the consumer at least quarterly in the first year of approval to review the program and services being provided and more often as needed or requested. Attend PCA related events as directed by the Program Director (quarterly FI meetings, PCA Coalition, etc.) Qualifications and Skills:  Must have experience working with individuals with complex care needs and their families. Also experience working with MassHealth is also preferred. Strong computer acuity and documentation skills. Ability to organize and plan work effectively. Ability to communicate clearly and effectively, orally and in writing and to work constructively as a team member. BA/BS preferred but not required. Valid driver’s license and reliable transportation are required.

Adult Family Care (AFC) RN (full-time position) – The AFC RN provides elements of the nursing component of the Adult Family Care Program relative to the physical health of clients. Helps evaluate clients and caregivers and assist with program monitoring and helps to maintain placement. Some of the responsibilities and duties are: Completes assessments of potential long-term clients within two weeks of date of referral to determine eligibility. As a member of the AFC team, recommends suitability of clients for Adult Family Care. Once a potential caregiver is identified, participates in initial match visits as needed. Initiates and develops client’s medical portion of plan of care within one week of placement and submits them to client’s physician for recommendation and approval. In conjunction with the case worker, evaluates caregivers and makes home assessments to determine the suitability of the home and the caregiver’s abilities. Presents completed assessment to the team. Advises caregivers and clients of community health resources (i.e.-ADH programs). Refers, coordinates and monitors the services they receive. Participates in program outreach, including presentations, information dissemination or other activities as directed. Qualifications and Skills: Valid Massachusetts RN License required. Must have at least two years’ recent experience in the field of elders or disabled adults. Must submit results of a physical exam and documentation of a tuberculosis screening completed within the past 12 months. Ability to communicate with clients, co-workers, etc. face to face and telephonically. Computer acuity. Maintain case load at program standard. Travel/reliable transportation required

Per Diem Employment Opportunity – The Personal Care Attendant program (PCA) is designed to help people of any age with chronic illnesses or permanent disabilities and need assistance with personal care tasks who are living in a home environment.  Per diem RN’s are needed to conduct assessments for the PCA program.  MassHealth requires standard documentation and complete assessments for all people applying for services.  The assessment itself takes approximately one hour to conduct.  Per diem RN’s are paid $80.00 for each completed assessment.  The Tri-Valley, Inc. service area includes 29 towns in the Worcester County and Milford area.  For more information about this opportunity, please contact Susan Webster or Jane Rondeau, RN at Tri-Valley, Inc. (800) 286-6640 or send your resume to hr@tves.org.  Please consider this opportunity or mention it to another RN in your area. 

 

By email:

hr@tves.org

By mail:

Human Resources
Tri-Valley Inc.
10 Mill Street
Dudley, MA  01571

No phone calls, please.

Tri-Valley Inc. is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.

Hiring a PCA or looking for work as a PCA – go to the Personal Care Attendant (PCA) Workforce Council’s  referral directory. The directory will put those needing PCAs in direct contact with PCAs looking for work.   http://www.rewardingwork.org