Case Manager I (Developmental Disabilities)

  • Case Manager I (Developmental Disabilities)
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  • Do I qualify?
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Class Number: 
4445
Exam Components: 
Rating of Education & Experience, 100%
Annual Salary Range:
$32,148.00 – $44,352.00
Twice-a-Month Salary Range:
$1,339.50 – $1,848.00
Pay Grade: 
A19

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Definition

This is entry-level professional case management work in a comprehensive purchase-of-service and community placement program for persons with developmental disabilities.

Job Duties

Manages a caseload of moderate size and complexity normally involving a limited number of disability areas.

Interviews clients, their families, and other responsible individuals; assists in completing the application for services; collects basic data and obtains appropriate additional information from other agencies; participates on the inter-disciplinary team to review each case.

Prepares or dictates case progress notes, social summaries, and other reports concerning the client's case.

Develops, in cooperation with other staff, an Individual Support Plan for each client.

Attends inter-disciplinary team meetings to discuss client cases in relation to eligibility, support plans, progress, and possible changes in the service program.

Prepares purchase-of-service authorizations and arranges for clients to access services.

Monitors services to ensure that the terms of the authorization are being fulfilled by the vendor, check on quality of services, and review client progress.

Requests modifications for a non-productive program or enrolls the client in an appropriate program.

Provides progress reports and counseling to clients, their families, and other responsible individuals.

Attends staff meetings concerning new or revised policies and procedures.

Visits service agencies, attends meetings, and confers with other Case Managers to become informed concerning community resources for persons with developmental disabilities.

Reviews literature and confers with other Case Managers concerning theories and practices in the fields of social work, psychology, special education, and health care for persons with developmental disabilities.

Conducts client assessments on a limited basis involving the use of specialized knowledge and applications associated with a specific discipline such as social work, psychology, special education, counseling, health care, or occupational therapy.

Prepares and maintains accurate expenditure records.

Receives close supervision from a Case Management/Assessment Supervisor.

Performs other related work as assigned.

Areas of Interest: 
Social Service, Public Welfare & Mental Health

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(The following minimum qualifications will determine merit system eligibility.  Allowable experience and education substitutions are provided in italics below the corresponding minimum qualification statement; no other substitutions will be permitted.  These minimum qualifications may also be used to evaluate applicants for Missouri Uniform Classification and Pay System positions not requiring selection from merit registers.)

A Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with a minimum of 24 earned semester hours or 36 earned quarter hours in one or a combination of the following:  Elementary or Secondary Education, Special Education, Early Childhood Education, Psychology, Social Work, Sociology, Counseling, Recreation (including specialty areas such as Art, Dance, Music, or Physical Education), Speech-Language Pathology or Audiology, Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy, Nursing, or other specialties in the field of human services; and,

One or more years of professional experience as a Registered Nurse, or in social work, special education, psychology, counseling, vocational rehabilitation, physical therapy, occupational therapy, speech therapy, or a closely related area.

(24 earned graduate credit hours from an accredited college or university in the specified fields may substitute for the stated experience.)

(Additional experience as a Registered Nurse may substitute on a year-for-year basis for a maximum of two years of the required education.)

OR

A Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with a minimum of 24 earned semester hours or 36 earned quarter hours in one or a combination of the following:  Elementary or Secondary Education, Special Education, Early Childhood Education, Psychology, Social Work, Sociology, Counseling, Recreation (including specialty areas such as Art, Dance, Music, or Physical Education), Speech-Language Pathology or Audiology, Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy, Nursing, or other specialties in the field of human services; and,

One or more years of experience in providing direct care to persons with developmental disabilities.

(24 earned graduate credit hours from an accredited college or university in the specified fields may substitute for the stated experience.)

(Additional experience as a Registered Nurse may substitute on a year-for-year basis for a maximum of two years of the required education.)

Special Requirements

By assignment, a position may require:

The ability to secure and maintain a current license to practice as a Registered Nurse in the State of Missouri for those assignments involving the application of professional nursing practices.

Please note that documentation that supports your eligibility (i.e. transcripts, employment records, etc.) may be required at any time during the application and hiring process. If you do not possess the minimum qualifications, please consider one of many other employment opportunities with the State of Missouri.

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Key Skills

Do you possess the key skills which are considered essential for successful employment in this classification?

Intermediate knowledge of a specific discipline such as social work, psychology, special education, counseling, health care, or occupational therapy.

Introductory knowledge of case management methods, principles, and techniques.

Introductory knowledge of various developmental disabilities and corresponding vendors and services available for clients.

Introductory knowledge of interviewing methods, principles, and techniques.

Ability to manage a caseload of clients with developmental disabilities, keep support plans current, and to maintain accurate records.

Ability to collect and analyze information to make decisions concerning a client's support plan.

Ability to develop a logical, feasible, and practical support plan for clients with

developmental disabilities.

Ability to evaluate the progress of clients and the quality of their service programs.

Ability to communicate effectively.

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