The Program Specialist shall provide Enhanced Community Coordination to individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities residing in a state supported living center or a nursing facility transitioning to a community Medicaid waiver program or community Intermediate Care Facility. The Program Specialist will also be responsible for educational activities designed to promote the availability of community living options and need for transition and follow-up services. The individual in this position should be highly effective when interacting with consumers/families, service providers, SSLCs, nursing facilities, as well as community resources.
EXAMPLES OF WORK PERFORMED:
- Identify available community living options, services, and supports to assist individuals to successfully live in the community.
- Conduct interviews with consumers and families to gather information on supports and barriers necessary for a successful transition into the community.
- Coordinate increased Service Planning Team interactions and coordinate with other entities as appropriate to the individual’s needs and situation.
- Provide information about available community living options, services, and supports in addition to the information provided during the community living options information process.
- Provide intensive and flexible support to achieve success in a community setting. Ensure the individual is provided enhanced pre- and post-transition services. Identify all necessary Medicaid waiver and non-Medicaid waiver program services in an individualized service plan, initially and on-going for one year after enrollment.
- Completing documentation related to service provision, including Person Directed Plans, Individual Plans of Care, ICSR’s, Permanency planning, and CARE data entry as required.
- Complete reporting requirements as required in the PASRR reporting manual.
Knowledge, Skills, and Essential Functions
- Excellent written communication and computer keyboarding for inputting clinical documentation
- Excellent verbal and telephone communication with consumers, staff, and community providers
- Time management required to meet service goals
- Constant travel to provide services for clients, including regional travel up to 25% of time
- Stooping, bending, sitting, standing, and keyboarding for prolonged periods, lifting up to 30 lbs.
- Ability to be CPR and PMAB certified
- Valid driver's license, liability insurance, and reliable transportation required
- Bachelor's degree in social work, psychology, Human Service or related field Required
- 1 year of experience working with people with IDD Preferred
- 1 year Case Management experience Preferred
Hours: M-F 8AM-5PM with other as needed
Salary: $ $31,851- $35.036 DOQ
Heart of Texas Region MHMR strives to offer competitive compensation and a comprehensive benefits package that includes:
Employer paid Health Insurance
Employer paid Dental Insurance
Employer paid Life Insurance
Payroll Direct Deposit
10 paid Holidays per year
Generous Paid Time Off (PTO)
Excellent 401-K Retirement Plan (Center will contribute 12% of employee earnings)
**Certain Requirements Needed**
Location: Developmental Services
3420 W Waco Drive Waco, TX
Department: Developmental Services
This is a full time position