This information is for reference only. These classifications are no longer valid and were replaced 7/1/2020.
- Case Manager I (Developmental Disabilities)
- What will I be doing?
- Do I qualify?
- Can I be successful?
- How do I apply?
This is entry-level professional case management work in a comprehensive purchase-of-service and community placement program for persons with developmental disabilities.
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; and 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.
(The following minimum qualifications apply to applicant eligibility and may also be used to evaluate employees for Missouri Uniform Classification and Pay System positions.) (More specific qualifications may be required for particular positions allocated to this class depending on the assigned duties and responsibilities.)
A Bachelor’s or higher level degree from an accredited college or university.
A Registered Nurse License.
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.
Do you possess the key skills which are considered essential for successful employment in this classification?
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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