|Job Title: SERVICE COORDINATOR/ ENHANCED CASELOAD
Job Summary: Serve as the Agency’s Service Coordinator who serves individuals newly placed in the community from Developmental Centers (first 12 months in the
community, or until stable). Provides consultation, advocacy, resource information and service coordination to these individuals. Anticipated caseload for this position should be 20 to 35 cases, although the state’s limit is 45 cases. Considerable driving required. Reports to the Community Placement Plan Manager.
Primary Job Functions:
1. Conducts strength-based assessments which communicate an understanding of the unique issues facing family members.
2. Involve consumer and family in all aspects of person-centered planning and support activities.
3. Design, document, implement and monitor services and supports in a timely manner.
4. Facilitate planning team progress, identifying outcomes, needed services and supports.
5. Develop and maintain a network of vendors and community agencies.
6. Provides relevant information and training about developmental disabilities, services and resources.
7. Use effective communication and interpersonal skills, which consistently respect children and adults with developmental disabilities and their families.
8. Participation on IDT (interdisciplinary team), required by 1039 & 391, “Service Coordinators must be part of IDT”, including participation with IPP planning and transition planning.
9. All Special Incident Reports must be called into the Developmental Center Staff, these verbal reports of incidents should be recorded in the T19 notes, as well as written notices filed in the individual’s chart. SIR’s involving a death must be reported to DDS as well.
10. To advocate for individuals to reside in the least restrictive environment per regulations in the Lanterman Act, to assist with identifying needed services to continue to reside in the least restrictive environment, and advocate for provision of such services, even if this may be against conservators wishes, per the Lanterman Act.
11. Effective verbal or written communication with individual, staff and family on a minimum quarterly basis or as requested.
12. Documentation of all interactions with individuals, family, staff and those involved with the individual in T19 notes.
13. To monitor court re-commitment dates, including 6500 and In re Hop (court commitments) and to follow up with attorney to ensure timely compliance with these and other legal matters.
14. To direct to the individual’s chart any information or pertinent legal documents on a individual following review of information.
Knowledge of developmental disabilities
Awareness of entitlement and benefit programs
Ability to access service delivery systems and operations
Awareness of public benefit programs
Verbal and written presentations to groups
Ability to work independently
Team collaboration skills
Master’s degree in human services field or a related area, or bachelor’s degree with 3 years of applicable experience.
Familiar with Community and Supported Living facilities
Familiar with Dual-Diagnosis and/or Mental Health issues
Valid California driver’s license and reliable, insured vehicle or equivalent means of transportation
Able to spend 30% – 50% of work time traveling. Overnight stays infrequent.
Desire strong documentation skills, including knowledge of Medical Waivers