This position is responsible for coordination and provision of direct care service in facilitating enrollments and discharges for persons with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities into and out of ICF-IID’s, providing services to adult consumers with an Intellectual or Developmental Disability residing in a Nursing Facility, and providing Enhanced Community Coordination Service Coordination. Additional duties include identifying, coordinating and performing intake and continuity of care services for persons with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities, assist with managing the IDD General Revenue and HCS interest List, permanency planning for persons under age 22 in institutions and ICF-IID’s, and managing special projects for Intellectual and Developmental Disability services as needed. This position requires the ability to identify service needs, work under pressure and stressful situations in a professional manner, be thorough in assessment and documentation, identity a variety of community resources to meet the service needs of each individual, negotiate and advocate with the service units for each individual, and develop and maintain a positive relationship with Nursing Facility staff, the individuals served, LAR’s, families, community agencies, and service providers. The position represents the Center as a liaison, and informs agencies, consumers, and families of services and supports. These duties are performed under supervision and in accordance with established policies with some latitude for independent judgment. Professionalism is mandatory. Skills in written and oral communication, problem solving, and teamwork are essential. The position may require the use a personal vehicle for performing daily activities. This position reports directly to the IDD Intake & Continuity of Care Program Administrator.
Must have a bachelor's or advanced degree from an accredited college or university with a major in a social, behavioral, or human service field, such as psychology, social work, medicine, nursing, rehabilitation, counseling, sociology, human development, gerontology, educational psychology, education, or criminal justice; and
Must have at least one year of experience working directly with individuals with intellectual or other developmental disabilities. Must possess a current Texas driver’s license and qualify for Center insurance coverage. Must be proficient in computer applications such as Word, Excel, Outlook, etc.