Long-Term Care Functional Screener / Program Coordinator
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Wausau, WI 
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Job Description
Lutheran Social Services (LSS) is a private, non-profit, human service agency providing a variety of services throughout Wisconsin and Upper Michigan. Over the years, LSS has grown to become one of the largest human service agencies in the two state area serving more than 125,000 clients annually. We are looking for passionate, mission-driven individuals like you to help provide services including outpatient behavioral health management, international, domestic and special needs adoptions, older adult services, support services for children, youth and families, community corrections programs and support services for adults with disabilities and/or mental health concerns.

Motivated by the compassion of Christ, we help people improve the quality of their lives. Does this describe your personal mission statement? Are you motivated to serve by sharing your talents? If you would like to help us achieve our mission, please apply for the following opportunity.


LSS is currently seeking a Program Coordinator - Long-term Functional Screener for our Connections team in the northern part of the Wisconsin. This is a full-time opportunity that will function as the Program Coordinator and a Long-term Care Functional Screener.

Under the direction of an ICA Team Manager and LTCFS Liaison, the Program Coordinator performs professional work involving the coordination of Long Term Care Functional Screen (LTCFS) team lead responsibilities, IRIS consultants and other related agencies in order to establish and maintain high quality screening services.

This list of duties and responsibilities is not all-inclusive and may be expanded to include other duties and responsibilities, as management may deem necessary from time to time.

  • Fulfill duties of the Department of Health Services (DHS) lead screener as outlined in the job description/addendum.
  • Provide new screeners with materials and guidance necessary to support successful completion of the online functional screen training course.
  • Ensure additional training, mentoring, and monitoring for new and experienced screeners occurs in accordance with the established program's LTCFS training plan.
  • Act as a contact with whom other IRIS Consultant Agencies (ICA) or Managed Care Organizations (MCO) can contact upon need of a LTCFS transfer.
  • Consult with MCO or IRIS screeners when a person is found functionally eligible by the Aging and Disability Resource Center's (ADRC) initial screen, but the MCO or ICA finds them ineligible or eligible at a non-nursing home level of care.
  • Review and determine outcomes for requests for cross validations from Self Directed Personal Care (SDPC) and Medical Assistance Personal Care (MAPC) Registered Nurses.
  • Review and determine outcomes for requests for Change of Condition rescreens.
  • Participate in LTCFS meetings and webcasts offered by DHS.
  • Consult with DHS on specific participant situations related to screening accuracy or interpretation.
  • Update program procedures as needed.
  • Coordinate training and mentoring for new screeners.
  • Coordinate the quality review process of program's LTCFS team.
  • Share results of reviews with screeners, Program Manager and ICA director to identify issues, trends and training needs.
  • Under the direction of the Screen Liaison, work with DHS and colleagues (screeners, Program Manager, and ICA Director) to address quality concerns or remediation as needed.


  • Medical/Dental/Vision Insurance
  • Flex Spending for Dependent & Health Care
  • Mileage reimbursement
  • Paid Time Off
  • 10 Paid Holidays
  • Ability to Contribute to 403B
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Service Awards and Recognition

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Upon offer, candidates must successfully complete the necessary background, caregiver, medical and any other checks required, according to program requirements. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


  • A Bachelor's Degree in social work, psychology, human services, counseling, nursing, special education or a related field or an equivalent combination of education and/or experience is required.
  • A Minimum of one year of experience completing LTCFS with seniors and/or people living with disabilities preferred.
  • Has and is able to maintain a valid Certification of a Long Term Care Functional Screen.
  • Have a strong commitment to enabling people to be in control of their lives.
  • Have a strong commitment to support people's opportunities to live meaningful lives as valued citizens, friends, and neighbors.
  • Capacity to support individuals served to meet required IRIS policies and procedures in ways that maximize administrative ease.
  • Capacity to work both independently and as a member of a creative, flexible, empowered ICA/Functional Screen Team.
  • Capacity to use and apply smartphone, tablet and related technology.
  • Considerable knowledge of human behavior, dynamics of groups, interpersonal relations, negotiation and social interaction.
  • Considerable knowledge of social problems and their effects on individuals.
  • Ability to organize and plan work effectively.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective public and working relationships.

Must have a valid driver's license and have reliable transportation to perform the essential duties of the role; a motor vehicle check (MVR) with a satisfactory driving record per the LSS Driver Safety Procedure is required, and ability to meet LSS auto insurance requirements.

TRAVEL: Ability to travel on day trips as required up to 50%. Some overnight travel may be required.

LSS is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran, disability status or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law.

Travel Required
Yes. Daily local travel,


Bachelor Degree or better in Hum. Serv. or Related Field.



1 year: Long-term Functional Screen

Licenses & Certifications


LT Care Func. Screener

Driver's License

Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities

The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor's legal duty to furnish information.

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer.


Job Summary
Start Date
As soon as possible
Employment Term and Type
Regular, Full Time
Required Education
Bachelor's Degree
Required Experience
1+ years
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