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Transition Coordinator (Preadmissions Screening Specialist)

Full Time
  • Full Time
  • Bend, OR
  • $4,338 - $6,635/mo. USD / Year
  • Salary: $4,338 - $6,635/mo.

Website Oregon Department of Human Services

** Bilingual language skills in both Spanish and English are preferred, but not a requirement for this position. This position may receive a 5% differential pay based on passing the required language test.

We are proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. We are actively working to build an equitable agency with the Equity North Star as our guide toward our vision of an agency free of racism, discrimination and bias. We believe that teams in which everyone can show up as their full authentic self are key to creating a thriving workforce that can better serve communities. We welcome members of historically underrepresented racial/ethnic groups, women, individuals with disabilities, veterans, LGBTQIA2S+ community members, and others to apply.

Do you want the opportunity to match the needs of people in the community with available federal, state and local programs or other resources to meet those needs?  Do you want to be part of a diverse workforce that collaborates and learns from each other to improve services that supports the elderly, people with disabilities and communities?  Then, we want to hear from you!

Aging and People with Disabilities (APD), part of the Oregon Department of Human Services, is seeking a dedicated and compassionate individual for a Transition Coordinator (Preadmissions Screening Specialists) in the Bend office.


Click here to learn more about Aging and People with Disabilities.

Oregon Department of Human Services (ODHS), A place to belong and make a difference!

  • When you join the ODHS, you join a community of over 10,000 employees dedicated to serving and helping Oregonians achieve wellbeing and independence through opportunities that protect, empower, respect choice, and preserve dignity.
  • Connect with ODHS Employee Resource Groups (ERGs) and find a place to belong, build community and participate in shared learning. ERGs are employee-driven committees that support each other as well as the ODHS’ overall mission and vision.
  • Enjoy a work-life balance, 11 paid holidays a year, flexible work schedules, and competitive benefits packages including health, dental, vision and much more!


  • The purpose of this position is to provide various types of services related to Diversion and Transition through the Home and Community Based Care waivered programs.
  • Diversion services are provided to prevent a person from becoming a long-term resident of a nursing facility, prior to Medicaid funding covering the cost of care.
  • Diversion can begin prior to nursing facility placement while a person is receiving skilled nursing facility care or is residing in an acute care hospital.
  • A person residing in a nursing facility with Medicaid funding covering the cost of care is eligible for Transition services. These services may be provided to enable a client to move from the nursing facility into a Home and Community Based Care (HCBC) setting


This position will usually work a standard workweek.  Some irregular hours may be encountered as a result of client needs.  Day travel will be regularly required within the service area; some overnight travel may be required for training.  This position requires a valid driver’s license or and an acceptable driving record.  It is necessary to visit nursing facilities and hospitals.


Six (6) months of experience providing services to persons who are elderly or disabled;


Training and experience which shows knowledge of at least four (4) of the areas listed:

1) Medical and psycho-social problems of the elderly and disabled.
2) Normal and abnormal human development and behavior.
3) Appropriate intervention methods for the elderly and disabled.
4) Medical terminology and procedures.
5) Implications of illness or injury upon clients and families.
6) State and Federal rules about long-term care, medical services, and clients’ rights.
7) Policies and procedures about agency programs.
8) Available community resources.
9) Crisis intervention, counseling, being an advocate, community relationships, and/or referral methods.


  • Experience with managing services for individuals
  • Experience working in a fast-paced environment with a constant and ever-changing work environment
  • Experience with understanding and implementing policies and procedures
  • Experience in making critical decisions and resolve problems using independent judgement to in order to come to a desired outcome
  • Experience gathering information from customer to help determine the type of services to meet the needs of the customer

**Clearly describe how you meet the minimum qualifications and essential attributes within your application materials. These attributes will be used to determine which candidates will be selected to move forward in the process.  

Your application and/or resume will be used when completing a pay equity assessment. The pay equity assessment determines your pay rate/salary step, so complete and detailed work and education history is helpful.


Your work history profile and resume are the perfect opportunity to highlight your interest in the position and showcase your skills and experience that make you the best candidate for the position.

  • Current State of Oregon: Apply via your employee Workday account. (This includes permanent and limited duration employees; temporaries are not counted as internal candidates). View this job aid for help.
  • If you are not a current State of Oregon employee, view this application instructional video.
  • Please upload a resume OR complete the work history profile. Note: Your resume and cover letter may be uploaded in the Resume/CV field on the online application. **Emailed resumes and cover letters will not be accepted; they must be attached to your Workday application to be considered.
  • After you submit your application, you will have additional tasks to complete in Workday. Please continue to check your Workday account throughout the recruitment process.


  • Finalists for this position will be subject to a computerized criminal history and abuse check.  Adverse background information will be reviewed and could result in withdrawal of a conditional job offer or termination of employment.
  • The Oregon Department of Human Services does not offer visa sponsorship. Within three days of hire, you will be required to complete the US Department of Homeland Security’s I-9 form confirming authorization to work in the United States. ODHS will use E-Verify to confirm that you are authorized to work in the United States.


  • This position is represented by the Service Employees International Union (SEIU).
  • This recruitment may be used to fill future vacancies.
  • Have questions about Workday, and want some tips on understanding the state application process? Check out our Oregon job opportunities page.
  • If you need an accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) to participate in the application or selection process, please contact Please be sure to include the job requisition number.
  • For questions about the job duties or application process, please contact  Please be sure to include the job requisition number.

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