POSITION SUMMARY: Under the supervision/direction of the DD Program Manager: Coordination for ‘Inclusion-Day Services’ as outlined Developmental Disabilities Waiver Standards, Mi Via Standards and DOH Standards. Maintain individuals’ caseload; oversee implementation of programs-completing Teaching and Support Strategies, Outcome tracking, and PCA’s. Assist with day-to day operations as needed. Maintain positive/professional interactions with families, guardians, case managers, therapists, nursing, along with other entities within the interdisciplinary teams. Supports the SGF Contract
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES / ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:
1. Knowledge and compliance with policies and procedures of all funding agencies.
2. Support day-to-day implementation of the ‘day program’, including but not limited to: ensuring adequate daily staffing patterns, assisting to ensure the provision of individual-centered services.
3. Supports the day-to-day implementation of the “Individual” services including but not limited to: ensuring adequate daily staffing patterns, assisting to ensure the provision of individual-centered services.
4. Maintain case files of individuals in all CI Services, ensuring all are in compliance, are accurate and up to date; responsible for follow up/corrective action needed as a result of Quality Assurance team file reviews
5. Attend IDT meetings, assists in the development of ISP’s, and requests appropriate funding for individual’s needs.
6. Complete all semi-annual reports; annual assessments, PCA’s and yearly updates that are required by standards; stay in compliance with these reports as required by standards.
7. Review daily tracking paperwork to ensure it is in compliance with funding sources.
8. Ensure all CIS Support Staff (DSP’s) are properly trained on LVF policies, all Therapy Plans and all required trainings from funding source
9. When needed, work one to one with individuals in programmed activities and other activities to encourage and facilitate participation.
10. Attend all required/requested trainings,
11. Actively support Employment Opportunities for Individuals served,
12. Must maintain CPR, First Aid and other trainings/certifications as required.
13. Must maintain confidentiality in accordance with HIPAA, LVF policy and state and federal law.
14. Make recommendations to hire/fire DOH/DD Waiver Department DSP’s.
OTHER JOB RESPONSIBILITIES:
• Support the SGF Contract,
• Support Employment Needs of Individuals served,
• Provide advocacy for individuals on an as needed individual basis.
• Assist the individuals with daily functioning and activities as needed to encourage optimum participation and in activities including positioning, ambulating, meal time and personal hygiene
• Assist with intakes into the CIS programs and services
• Required to transport clients in agency vehicle.
• Completes and maintains certifications of all DDSD required classes for Service Coordinators.
• Assist with monitoring agency vehicles for safety concerns and reports any concerns
• Perform other duties as assigned by the DD Program Manager, Director of Adult Services and/or the Executive Director
• None – does make recommendations as needed to the DD Program Manager
• Per DD Waiver Requirements must be 21 yrs. of age or older
• High school diploma or equivalent; further education in human services or related field a plus
• Minimum of one year of Service Coordination experience. Two years’ experience in direct service work with individuals receiving funding through the DD waiver preferred. Knowledge of community activities/events/generic services and places in the community.
Other Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
• Demonstrable organizational skills, including time management.
• Requires effective oral and written communication skills and excellent interpersonal skills, and computer literacy in word and excel
• Requires ability to use a variety of office equipment: Fax, Copier, Mail, Computer, etc.
• English/Spanish and/or English/Native American – bi-lingual a plus.
• Ability to participate as a team member in a flexible and cooperative manner
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions:
• Manual dexterity needed for computer and phone work
• The physical environment requires the employee work indoors and out, in temperature controlled and uncontrolled with respect to adverse conditions. Noise is to be expected.
• Must be able to manipulate and operate office supplies and equipment. Occasionally required to lift up to 25 pounds
• May require need for flexible schedules, including occasional evening and weekend work
• An automobile at his/her disposal; a valid, non-suspended NM driver’s license and a current automobile liability policy and continuous coverage
• Must pass a pre-employment background check
• No substantiation or criminal conviction of child/adult abuse or neglect
• Travel within the state may be required