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Case Manager III (Developmental Disabilities)

  • Case Manager III (Developmental Disabilities)
  • What will I be doing?
  • Do I qualify?
  • Can I be successful?
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Exam Components: 
Non-Competitive Registration
Annual Salary Range:
$34,608.00 – $55,392.00
Twice-a-Month Salary Range:
$1,442.00 – $2,308.00
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This is senior-level professional case management work in a comprehensive purchase-of-service and community placement program for persons with developmental disabilities.

Job Duties

Serves as a lead worker for less-experienced Case Managers by providing information concerning case management practices, administrative rules and regulations, community resources, vendors, and programs; or serves as a Transition Coordinator managing a caseload of persons who are leaving state habilitation centers and re-entering the community or other facilities.

Manages a complex caseload consisting of all disability areas requiring the utilization of all community agencies serving persons with developmental disabilities, as well as agencies serving other disabling conditions.

Participates with vendors in developing new programs or modifying existing programs to upgrade the quality of services.

Manages special projects such as the coordination and evaluation of programs and the development of new systems for the delivery of services.

Serves as liaison with state, federal, and community agencies.

Makes presentations and provides consultative services to schools, parent groups, and other organizations.

Serves as a resource person for other Case Managers regarding information concerning a specific discipline such as social work, psychology, special education, counseling, heath care, or occupational therapy.

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.

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

Attends inter-disciplinary team meetings, as a senior member, to discuss client cases in relation to eligibility, support plans, progress, and possible modifications 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.

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.

Exercises independent judgment and initiative in making decisions related to client services; receives general supervision from a Case Management/Assessment Supervisor.

Performs other related work as assigned.

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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.)

One or more years of experience as a Case Manager II (Developmental Disabilities) with the Missouri Uniform Classification and Pay System.


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,

Four 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, including two or more years of experience as a member of an inter-disciplinary team assessing, developing, or implementing Individual Support Plans for persons with developmental disabilities.

(Earned graduate credit hours from an accredited college or university in the specified fields may substitute on a year-for-year basis for the stated general experience at a rate of 24 earned graduate credit hours for one year of 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?

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

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

Comprehensive knowledge of interviewing methods, principles, and techniques.

Intermediate knowledge of the behavioral sciences and allied disciplines involved in the evaluation, care, and training of persons with developmental disabilities.

Intermediate knowledge of statutes, administrative rules, and regulations relating to program operation.

Ability to manage a caseload of clients with developmental disabilities, keep support plans current, and  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 evaluate community resources and client needs to make recommendations concerning the development of new programs or modifications in existing programs.

Ability to communicate effectively.

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