Bachelor Level IDD Services | Texarkana Area

This is an always-open posting for those interested in available positions working with adults with individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD).

JOB TITLE: (Varies by program)

  • Home and Community-based Services (HCS) Service Coordinator
  • Personal Support Advocate
  • Qualified Intellectual Developmental Disability Professional

OVERVIEW:

Under direction of the Program Manager of IDD Authority Services and within federal, state and local guidelines performs routine work meeting the needs of individuals with developmental disabilities. Work involves assessing and determining individual resident needs and developing appropriate programs.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES WILL VARY DEPENDING ON PROGRAM AND POSITION.

(May include but not limited to the following):

  • Meets with clients to gather information and to develop the client's Person Directed Plan.
  • Identifies existing supports and services necessary to achieve the individual's desired outcomes.
  • Assists the individual and the Legally Authorized Representative to designate members of the individual's service planning team.
  • Negotiates and facilitates the array of services and supports needed to address the client's goals and desired outcomes as identified, ensuring that individuals with developmental disabilities:
    • Are supported as members of the community rather than clients of programs or consumers of services.
    • Determine their own future, with appropriate assistance from family and friends.
  • Ensure planned services and supports are implemented and appropriately documented.
  • Document all meetings and notes pertaining to consumer plans.

COMPETENCIES:

The competencies listed here are representative of those that must be met to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.

  • Self-motivating, able to work independently in virtual office environment.
  • Strong organizational and time management skills.
  • Ability to be a strong advocate and leader, with negotiating skills to broker and enhance support services.
  • Ability to effectively communicate verbally and in writing in the English language.
  • Ability to effectively collaborate with a variety of individuals, teams, and systems.
  • Record data neatly, coherently, accurately, and objectively.
  • Follow service implementation processes designed to meet the needs of people served and funding-source requirements.
  • Emergency/Crisis Intervention skills.
  • Ability to proficiently work with computers and electronic records.

QUALIFICATIONS:

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:

  • Bachelor's or advanced degree from an accredited college or university with a major in a social, behavioral, or human service field including, but not limited to, psychology, social work, medicine, nursing, rehabilitation, counseling, sociology, human development, gerontology, educational psychology, education, and criminal justice; or
  • High school diploma or a certificate recognized by a state as the equivalent of a high school diploma and:
    • Two years of paid experience as a case manager in a state or federally funded Parent Case Management Program or have graduated from Partners in Policy Making; and
    • Personal experience as an immediate family member of an individual with mental retardation.

The center, at its discretion, may require additional education and experience for staff that provide service coordination.

CERTIFICATIONS, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS:

  • Valid Driver's License

PHYSICAL DEMANDS:

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations can be made to enable individuals with limitations to perform the essential functions.

  • Mobility, ability and stamina to sit, bend, and reach during an 8 to 10 hour day.
  • Sensory acuity sufficient to evaluate, treat, and monitor patient needs and maintains accurate records.
  • Fine motor skills sufficient to legibly document and communicate.

TRAVEL:

  • Depends on actual position. Some positions are office based while others are field based and require travel within our service area.

WORK ENVIRONMENT:

The work environment describe here is representative of that which the majority of employee encounter. These conditions may vary by position. Reasonable accommodation can be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • The noise level may vary between low and mild.
  • The work environment should not experience temperature extremes (hot and cold).

SALARY:

  • Based on experience. Starting at $35,000.00/year.


Type  Full Time
Location  Atlanta, Clarksville, Texarkana
Category  Professional, Clinical
Setting  Field based, Office based
Credentials  High School, GED, Bachelor