- Developmental Disabilities Community Program Coordinator
- What will I be doing?
- Do I qualify?
- Can I be successful?
- How do I apply?
This is senior-level professional and/or supervisory community-based work supporting persons with developmental disabilities.
Serves as primary contact for a complex area of expertise such as: inquiry coordination, targeted case management technical assistance, and intake/eligibility supervision.
Closely monitors the intake, assessment, and appeal process, including the results of the assessment team's recommendations, for all applicants to assure compliance with statutory and regulatory timelines.
Develops, modifies, and assesses programs for meeting long and short-term goals for persons receiving services.
Evaluates services provided by Developmental Disabilities Community Workers and Specialists and/or assessment team members.
Tracks and monitors the completion of eligibility re-determinations for ongoing recipients of services at the ages of 5, 18, and 22, and for other recipients when the need for re-determination is indicated.
Conducts inquiries into complaints, allegations, and situations that may be suspicious of abuse, neglect, and/or misuse of individual's property or funds; reports the findings of the inquiry to the Regional Director; and makes recommendations regarding whether or not to request an investigation.
Provides or coordinates and tracks efforts to educate and inform families, individuals, and Targeted Case Management (TCM) providers about the Developmental Disabilities service system with regard to policies, procedures, services, and local resources; notifies TCM providers of changes to the TCM Manual and related training; and ensures that training efforts are evaluated for effectiveness.
Conducts special studies and makes recommendations concerning the development and implementation of programs for persons with developmental disabilities.
Participates with stakeholders in assessing, developing, and/or modifying programs to meet client needs and to upgrade the quality of services.
Makes presentations concerning services for persons with developmental disabilities.
Prepares periodic reports and maintains accurate records.
Exercises independent judgment and initiative; receives general administrative supervision.
Performs other related work as assigned.
(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 Developmental Disabilities Community Specialist and/or as a Case Manager III (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,
Five 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 three or more years of experience working with persons with developmental disabilities.
(Earned graduate credit hours from an accredited college or university in the specified areas may substitute on a year-for-year basis for the required 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.)
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?
Comprehensive knowledge of principles and techniques related to support or assessment services.
Comprehensive knowledge of various developmental disabilities, corresponding providers, and available services.
Comprehensive knowledge of statutes, administrative rules, and regulations relating to program operation.
Comprehensive knowledge of the behavioral sciences and allied disciplines involved in the evaluation, care, and support of persons with developmental disabilities.
Ability to plan, coordinate, supervise, and evaluate the work of an assessment team.
Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with staff, community agencies, individuals with developmental disabilities and their families, and the general public.
Ability to communicate effectively with persons with disabilities and their families, other division staff, and service providers.
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