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Staff Guardian


Lutheran Metropolitan Ministry
4515 SUPERIOR AVE
CLEVELAND, OH 44103
United States

Category
Industry
Charitable / Not for Profit
Manages Others
No
Experience Required
Yes
Degree Required
No
Pay
From $43,000 To $45,000
Per Year    
Employment Type
Employee

Job Description

Company Description

A mission-driven organization, Lutheran Metropolitan Ministry (LMM) serves people in Northeast Ohio and walks with them on their road to self-sufficiency. LMM helps empower people to overcome barriers, obtain job skills, gain employment, locate safe and stable housing, access counseling and support services, stay out of prison, and secure second chances in community. Our mission is to promote shalom (peace, well-being) and justice (right relationships) through a Christian ministry of service and advocacy with those who are oppressed, forgotten and hurting.

Position Summary

Staff Guardian serves as the legally appointed Guardian of Person for incompetent adults and acts in accord with their best interest as an advocate and substitute decision-maker in the care and management of their ward’s personal and/or financial affairs. Guardianship Services provides services to residents of Cuyahoga and Lorain counties.

Some of the duties include:

· Manages a full caseload of wards

· Regularly visits with wards. Routinely requires visits to 4-6 different community locations weekly

· Contacts/intervenes with family members and other service providers

· Arranges for benefits and other entitlements for which the ward needs and is eligible

· Makes decisions (e.g. appropriate living arrangement, medical care, funeral arrangements) for wards as required

· Communicates all major life decisions regarding wards to supervisors, prior to acting on the decisions (i.e. move from nursing home to community, major medical decision)

· Attends guardianship hearings at Cuyahoga and/ or Lorain County Probate Court, as needed

· Prepares and maintains, through the database, a record of all work-related activities and contacts performed on behalf of the ward

· Prepares all documents required by Probate Court

· Maintains a working knowledge of community resources

· Availability, via cell phone, 24 hours/day, seven days/week

· Comfortable asserting self in role of advocate

· Develops productive working relationships with all Adult Guardian Services Staff, Probate Court and providers of service

Qualifications

Our ideal candidate has a Bachelor’s Degree in health and human services or equivalent combination of education, training and experience. A minimum of 2-5 years’ years of experience serving the severely mentally disabled, the elderly or other vulnerable populations. Additional experience in fields of long-term care, dementia and related illnesses, substance abuse, traumatic brain injury, and related areas desirable.


LMM offers a number of benefits for full time staff including, but not limited to: medical dental, vision, disability, life, generous paid time off, and a 403 (b) retirement savings plan. LMM embraces cultural diversity and is Equal Opportunity Employer/Minorities/Female/Disabled/Veteran and a Drug-Free Workplace.

Join our team! Go to https://www.lutheranmetro.org/get-involved/careers/ to complete an online application and attach a cover letter (with salary requirements) and resume. The annual salary for this position is $43,000-$45,000. Applications accepted until position is filled.
 
Job Requirements
Our ideal candidate has a Bachelor’s Degree in health and human services or equivalent combination of education, training and experience. A minimum of 2-5 years’ years of experience serving the severely mentally disabled, the elderly or other vulnerable populations. Additional experience in fields of long-term care, dementia and related illnesses, substance abuse, traumatic brain injury, and related areas desirable.
Employer
Lutheran Metropolitan Ministry
April Quintiliano
4515 SUPERIOR AVE
CLEVELAND OH 44103
United States

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