More Languages

Ti-Counties Regional Center

Mandatory COVID-19 vaccination is required due to a Public Health Order, subject to disability/medical condition/religious belief exemptions/reasonable accommodations.


Job Summary: Develops person-centered services and supports that meet the needs of the individuals supported by Tri-Counties Regional Center. Provides short-term and long term resource needs assessment for the agency. Conducts rate negotiations, writes, reviews and updates contracts. Participates actively in the particular region served with Services and Supports team members to accurately assess the short and long term needs. Subject matter expert in health and safety waiver process, the self-determination program, and the AB637 process.

Primary Functions:
1. Coordinates and assists with gathering and reviewing on-going service needs, reviews needs against
existing service capacity and identifies new services or program modifications.
2. Recruits and orients prospective service providers through the Request for Proposal (RFP) and Letter of Interest (LOI) process.
3. Supports the RFP process for new developments.
4. With the oversight of the Director of Community Development, negotiates rates (up to median) for contracted services.
5. Review VEN 600 submissions for completeness and alignment with correct service codes and best practices for utilization of resources.
6. Provides concise summary information in presentation of new and renewed contracts for review by Director of Community Development, collaborates with Resource Development Analyst to prepare perfected contracts for presentation to Director of Community Development and the Chief Financial Officer.
7. Researches best practices in clinical, residential, day programs, employment settings and other service programs.
8. Determines if implementation of contracts reflects alignment with program design and TCRC guidelines for authorization of services.
9. Develops partnerships with provider specialty groups to ensure best communications involving contract implementation and expectations for quality of service delivery.
10. Communicate with provider groups regarding changes in the regional center system for best practices to support understanding and compliance.
11. Provides monthly quantitative tracking of contract renewals, negotiations and contacts with existing and new service providers.
12. Provides technical assistance to vendors and staff on contract and service issues. Provides training on service policies and procedures, innovative developments in service delivery, and related topics to vendors, staff and the community. Such training occurs at the New Service Providers orientation as well as through Services and Supports team meeting and other venues.
13. Represents TCRC at local community meetings as assigned.
14. Develops and maintains a resource library.
15. Act as subject matter expert and provide support and technical assistance to regional center staff, service providers, individuals receiving services and their families about the health and safety waiver process and potential options to reduce or address risk.
16. Provide training on the health and safety waiver statutes to service coordinators and other regional center employees who may be involved in the decision to pursue a health and safety waiver.
17. Develop materials and information about the health and safety waiver process in languages other than
English, including American Sign Language.
18. Develop and implement an outreach training plan for non-English speaking communities and obtain input from stakeholders about the effectiveness of the outreach and training and other strategies.
19. Work with regional center employees on ways to identify individuals who might have an unaddressed need for a health and safety waiver and assist with guiding employees with the application process to meet those needs.
20. Performs other duties as assigned.

Required Knowledge, Skills, Abilities:
1. Title 17 Regulations, Lanterman Act
2. Needs of persons with developmental disabilities to support a quality life
3. Regional center structure and history
4. Strong organizational skills for verbal and written information. Ability to conduct budget analysis and audit functions. Attention to detail.
5. Ability to meet and negotiate with providers.
6. Microsoft Office Suite including Word and Excel.
7. Ability to learn and utilize web based shared documents systems.
8. Can align written documents such as contracts with negotiations of terms with TCRC staff and the provider
9. Can align the language of the Title 17 Regulations with contract development
10. Must be bi-lingual (Spanish speaking)

Physical Requirements:
Adequate manual dexterity and coordination for operation of a computer and other standard office equipment is required for this position. The ability to sit at a workstation for long periods of time, the ability to read, write and comprehend large amounts of written material such as reports and regulations, use the telephone, and communicate via electronic mail are all required on a daily basis. The ability to travel to another work-site location is absolutely required on a daily basis. The ability to stand, sit or walk for moderate distances on uneven terrain is also required on a daily basis.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to use hands to finger, handle, feel or operate objects, tools, or control and reach with hands and arms. The employee frequently is required to stand, sit, walk, push, pull, kneel, stoop, bend, and squat. The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 10 lbs and infrequently up to 20 lbs. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus. Each of these physical tasks is an essential function of the position.

Master’s degree in a social services related field and one year’s experience in a closely related position. A bachelor’s degree and three additional years of experience may be substituted for the Master’s degree. A valid California driver’s license and reliable transportation, or acceptable substitute, required.

Classification: Non-Exempt, Hourly, Bargaining Unit
Starting Salary: Bachelor’s Degree $27.39 – $33.30 hourly
Master’s Degree $28.77 – $36.02 hourly
+ $110 bi-weekly bilingual stipend
Location: Any San Luis Obispo, Santa Barbara or Ventura County office

To apply for this job email your details to