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Mobility Assessment Evaluator

Absolute Staffing & Consulting Solutions - Raleigh, NC

 Position Summary 

The part-time Mobility Assessment Evaluator (MAE) is responsible for reviewing ADA paratransit application materials, supplemental intake and professional verification forms, conducting in-person interviews for applicants, and performing functional assessments with applicants to determine eligibility for ADA paratransit service. The Mobility Assessment Evaluator (MAE) is also responsible for maintaining accurate documentation, and providing final eligibility determinations to the Client. 

  • Essential Functions 
  •  Determines final eligibility based upon the application, interview, functional assessment and any supplemental information 
  • Conduct in-person interviews to assess mobility capabilities and review any supplemental information provided 
  •  Determine what functional assessments the applicant will be required to undergo 
  •  Provide written eligibility determination documentation to Client within ADA required and contracted time frame 
  • Reads and interprets ADA paratransit applications, intake forms, and professional verification forms 
  •  Review interview results and application paperwork and follow up on assessments and professional verifications, as needed 
  • Provide further written documentation to Client upon request 
  • Assist the leadership team in identifying process improvement opportunities 
  •  Conduct functional physical and/or cognitive assessment with applicants that may include: 

o Physical Functional Assessment using an outdoor course 

o Physical Functional Assessment using an indoor course 

o FACTS 

o MMSE 

Apply information obtained to determine applicant’s capability to independently ride fixed route transportation 

  • Provide required forms to administrative personnel for data-entry and eligibility letter generation 
  • Participate in staff meetings with leadership and/or Client 
  • Participate in community outreach and education as needed 
  • Participate in initial and on-going training as required by MTM and Client 
  • Complete all necessary reports, paperwork and maintain on-going applicant tracking logs and reports for MTM and Client 
  • Input all information into Client software (Trapeze) and other software as appropriate 
  • Build rapport and communicate effectively with MTM and Client personnel to include administrators, management, support staff and applicant while providing high quality customer service 
  • Participate in appeals process, upon request 
  • Maintain a positive attitude when interacting with individuals, support Staff and caregivers 
  • Work with management and the Client to follow through on service issues, troubleshooting problems, concerns, complaints and training 
  • Must conform to MTM’s HIPAA standards 

 

Knowledge, Skills, and Competencies 

  • Solid interviewing, assessment and observational skills and demonstrated ability to work effectively with a diverse population 
  • Ability to be trained in administering a standardized evaluation tool and be able to consistently administer and score such a tool according to established protocols 
  • Ability to clearly communicate their findings and observations on the required database reports and notes, as well as in certification letters 
  • Intermediate level of proficiency or above with Microsoft Office Suite (Outlook, Word, Excel & PowerPoint) 
  • Desire to learn additional programs 
  • Excellent organizational and multi-tasking skills 
  • Ability to work flexible hours 
  •  Ability to adapt to a rapidly changing environment 
  •  Ability to work under limited supervision 
  •  Ability to make clear and factual observations 
  •  Additional language skills are preferred 
  •  Ability to maintain high level of confidentiality 
  •  Knowledge of the public transportation system & services 
  •  Knowledge of ADA complementary paratransit regulations, including, but not limited to, the regulatory definition of ADA paratransit eligibility 
  •  Ability to work well with the elderly and individuals with disabilities 

Required Education and Experience 

  • Bachelor’s degree in Social Services, Rehabilitation, Ancillary Health Care Profession, or a related field 
  •  Willing to accept relevant experience and specialized certifications in lieu of a Bachelor’s degree depending upon contract specifications (Certifications can include: COTA, OT, PT) 
  •  3+ years of professional experience working with individuals with disabilities 
  •  Experience and knowledge with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) regulations and sensitivity to issues relating to people with disabilities and older adults 
  •  Experience conducting information-gathering relating to ADA Paratransit eligibility 
  •  Related experience with regard to the functional assessment of individuals with disabilities along with experience working with individuals with disabilities 

 

Working Conditions 

  •  This job operates in a professional office environment 
  •  May be subject to adverse weather conditions during times of travel 

 

Physical Requirements 

  •  May require sitting in front of, and operating, a computer for extended periods 
  •  Requires close visual acuity when operating a computer 
  •  Must be able to communicate with others and comprehend instructions 
  •  Requires light lifting and carrying 
  •  Routinely uses standard office equipment such as computers, phones, and photocopiers 
  •  Must be able to move around an office environment 

 

Travel 

  •  May require local and overnight travel 
  •  May be required to drive a company or rental vehicle (failure to pass an annual Motor Vehicle Record (MVR) background screen may result in termination of employment) 

 

Supervision 

  • This position does not involve supervision of direct reports 

Hours

  • Part- Time 25 hours per week
  • Possibility temp to perm position

 

Pay Rate

  • $23.00/hr

Start Date

  • Immediately-contingent to passing the background check


Posted On: Friday, December 18, 2020



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