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 (Tufts Advantage HMO)
- *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
- EyeMed Vision Care Supplementary Coverage
- 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
Current Employment Opportunities
- PCA Functional Skills Trainer – Monday – Friday 9 AM – 5 PM with a 1-hour unpaid lunch = 35 paid hours per week. The 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 include: Be 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: Bi-lingual (English/Spanish). Experience with MassHealth is preferred. Strong computer acuity and documentation skills. 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, reliable transportation, minimum insurance coverage and complete driver record check are required.
- Community Services Specialist – Twenty hours per week. Monday – Friday (time to be determined by department). The Specialist will assist elders and younger people with disabilities to complete applications and access public benefits. Responsibilities include: Participate in training and orientation sessions as assigned. Provide support for Tri-Valley staff, ESWA and Montachusett, regarding BEC services. Complete presentations to increase knowledge in the community of the function of BEC including but not limited to Senior Centers and ASAPS in Central Mass. Document activities regarding counseling sessions, progress notes, and correspondence in a prescribed format. Participate in activities to assist and promote BEC in gaining visibility and trust with Community agencies, providers and the public. Follow the principles of consumer directed care. Provide the following services to consumers: • Provide support and information to client and those directly involved in client’s care. • Encourage self- advocacy. • Meet with consumers at a host site or at their home in order to provide information about core benefits including but not limited to Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP), Medicaid, Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP benefits), Medicare Part D Extra Help- Low Income Subsidy (LIS), Medicare Saving Program (MSP) and provide assistance with application process as needed. • 30 day follow up to ensure that consumer has accessed chosen benefits. • Assistance in facilitating referrals and resources to community agencies as needed. • Assist with annual redetermination paperwork for benefits as consumer needs. Gather statistical data on a monthly basis. Examine statistics and make recommendations where outreach activities should be focused. Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree in Human Services, Community Health, Social Work or related field. *Must be able to communicate effectively telephonically and face to face. *Requires excellent written and verbal skills. *Computer acuity. *Ability to be flexible and work in a fast-paced environment. *Ability to work constructively as a team member. *Current driver’s license, reliable transportation, willingness to travel throughout Central Massachusetts, meet DVR and liability insurance requirements. *Ability to organize and plan work effectively. *Knowledge and experience with the long-term care and social service delivery systems, community resources and the local service systems for elders and person with disabilities. *Knowledge and experience with: • Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) • Medicaid • Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP benefits) • Medicare Part D Extra Help- Low Income Subsidy (LIS) • Medicare Saving Program (MSP).
- PCA LPN (part-time) – 21 hours per week – times are flexible. The Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) participates in screening consumers in their homes or other setting and provides ongoing monitoring and support to program participants as indicated in the PCM program regulations. Responsibilities include: Be 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. Conduct assessments for adjustment requests either by telephone or face-to-face as needed. Re-assess the consumer’s physical and cognitive condition and resulting functional limitations to determine the type and amount of personal care assistance required. Follow the schedule for re-evaluations to ensure timeliness and continuity of PCA services. Provide timely and complete written documentation of re-evaluations and adjustment requests. Maintain contact with physicians, MassHealth and consumers as needed. Provide information about the PCA program and community resources. Refer consumers to appropriate medical providers or other community resources when necessary. Communicate with PCA Program Supervisor, Nurses, Functional Skills Trainers, and/or PCA consultants to resolve any PCA related issues. Participate in the PCA Appeals Process. Qualifications include: Valid MA LPN License. Minimum two years of clinical experience of the dually diagnosed, younger disabled, ID/DD and elder population. Ability to communicate with Consumers/Surrogates, co-workers, etc. both in person and/or telephonically. Computer acuity. Knowledge of PCA program and or MassHealth programs and community supports. Works as a member of a team and independently. Motor vehicle and Valid Driver’s license; maintain minimum insurance liability on vehicle and complete motor vehicle driving record check.
- CARE COORDINATOR (MCCN) – Part-time – 20 hours/week – The Care Coordinator will provide coordinated LTSS care management services as an integrated member of the care management team to youth and adult Enrollees in need of services. Responsibilities Include: Conduct an assessment of the Enrollee and identify community and social services and resources that may support the health and wellbeing of the Enrollee. Maintain regular contact with Enrollee to monitor and coordinate LTSS Care Plan including quarterly face-to-face meetings and monthly contact. Inform the Enrollee about his or her options for specific LTSS services, programs, and providers that may meet their needs. Utilize Comprehensive Assessment results from the ACO or MCO, and work with Enrollee to develop or update the LTSS Care Plan within 90 days of assignment. Ensure that the LTSSC Care Plan meets the requirements of EOHHS and notify the ACO or MCO if changes have occurred to Enrollee’s functional status. Update the LTSS Care Plan periodically to reflect the Enrollee’s changing needs. Coordinate all aspects of service delivery and promote integration with health care, BH, LTSS, and community/social services providers that the Enrollee may be receiving, as outlined in the LTSS care plan. Provide transition planning to Enrollee including follow-up support post discharge. Qualifications: BA in social work, human services, nursing, psychology, sociology, or related field from an accredited college/university OR an Associate’s degree and at least one year professional experience in the field OR at least three years of relevant professional experience. Experience working with individuals with complex LTSS needs desired. Care coordination experience preferred. Ability to use Care Management Software to document and coordinate services. Experience in navigating individual and family service systems and demonstrated capacity to work collaboratively and effectively with families and community-based colleagues. Ability to read and speak English. Fluency in other languages, especially Spanish, is a plus. Must have driver’s license, motor vehicle record check and minimum insurance requirements.
- LONG TERM SERVICES & SUPPORTS COORDINATOR/GERIATRIC SUPPORT SERVICES COORDINATOR – Monday – Friday 9 AM to 5 PM – 1 hour unpaid lunch = 35 paid hours per week. No nights or weekends. 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. LTSSC Responsibilities include: Entering new referrals into SAMS from the various One Care programs, completing home visits for enrollees and conducting an assessment to determine the need for long term services and supports and advocating on the enrollee’s behalf, sending the initial assessment to the various staff from each individual One Care, and update the One Care’s data base as applicable, developing a care plan for community long term care an 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 Once Care organization, arranges and coordinates the provision of appropriate community long term care and social support services, enters and maintains the care plans in SAMS including adjustment to ongoing services and suspensions, and monitors the provision and effectiveness of community services as defined by the enrollee’s care plan. GSSC Responsibilities include: Entering new referrals info SAMS from the various SCO rosters, performing an assessment of the health and functional status of the enrollee residing in the home setting, completing the assessments in the SCO database, Developing 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, maintains the care plans in SAMS including adjustments to ongoing services and suspensions, and monitors the provision and effectiveness of community services as defined by the enrollee’s care plan. Essential Functions include: 1. Ability to develop and maintain positive, effective relationships with providers, consumers, and the general public. 2. Ability to be flexible and work in a fast-paced environment. 3. Maintain case load at program standard. 4. Communication Skills with consumers, physicians, family members, providers (telephone, email or in person, as needed) 5. Knowledge and experience with long term care and social service delivery system; community resources 6. Motor vehicle 7. Valid Driver’s license; maintain minimum insurance liability on vehicle and complete motor vehicle driving record check. 8. Ability to traverse homes, yards and stairways. Qualifications: 1. Bachelor’s degree in Social Work or Human Services and knowledge of the long-term care and social services delivery systems. 2. Experience and expertise in working with people with disabilities and or elders in need of LTSS. 3. Strong computer acuity and documentation skills. 4. Bi-lingual (Spanish) preferred.
- MEALS ON WHEELS DRIVER – Southbridge Area – part time position available; 3 hours/day, Monday through Friday, 9:00 A.M. – 12:00 P.M. every other week. Responsible for one or two home delivered meal routes and related jobs at the Nutrition Center. Responsibilities include counting and packing food trays for home delivery. Count and pack hot and cold food products into carriers. Monitor food temperatures during delivery. Deliver meals to homebound participants and maintain records for routes. Maintain paperwork and report any emergencies or changes in participant status to the Site Manager or Meals on Wheels Coordinator. Clean meal delivery equipment daily. Other duties as assigned. Qualifications: Must have valid driver’s license, insurance verification and motor vehicle record check and a motor vehicle. Ability to work well with elderly participants. Ability to climb/descend stairs and navigate potentially uneven terrain (walkways, driveways, etc.). Capable of handling emergency situations and able to maintain confidentiality. Ability to lift equipment up to 25 pounds. Mileage allowance of 50 cents per mile for all Tri-Valley work related travel.
- PCA RN per diem – 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 RNs 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 RNs are paid $80.00 for each completed assessment. The Tri-Valley, Inc. service area includes 29 towns in the Worcester County and Milford area. Driver’s license, motor vehicle record check and minimum insurance requirements.
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 www.MassPCADirectory.org The directory will put those needing PCAs in direct contact with PCAs looking for work.