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at Spindletop Center
JOB PURPOSE: Is responsible for the provision of Service Coordination services to adults and children with IDD, autism, and pervasive developmental disorders in the Home and Community-Based Services (HCS) program. Knows services offered through the HCS program and HCS billing guidelines to facilitate the gathering of outcome information necessary for justifying the type of supports and services to be provided; knows the CDS option and delivery of services and ensures that this option is communicated to individuals, their LAR, and/or family members. Conducts interviews with individuals, LAR, family, and provider staff. Maintains individuals’ records; conducts enrollment activities for individuals entering the HCS Program; may manage transfers of individuals; monitors the need of involuntary and the request for voluntary termination of HCS services; monitors an HCS individual’s program suspensions status; uses person-directed planning as a guide to develop and complete the Person Directed Plan (PDP); communicates and assists the individual or LAR about the rights of the individual monitors guardianship status; monitors Medicaid eligibility, knows the complaint process; knows about Permanency Planning; coordinates completion of the Individual Plan of Care (IPC) with the HCS provider and agrees or disagrees with the proposed IPC renewals and revisions that the provider has submitted to DADS for approval; monitors Level Of Need (LON) through review of the ID; assists with non-waiver activities including the PCS program; utilizes effective documentation to provide evidence of ongoing monitoring of the individual’s program services through progress notes and regular reviews using appropriate HCS and/or LA forms as required. Conducts face-to-face visits with assigned individuals as determined from the PDP process. Works closely with providers and their staff to ensure effective communication regarding the coordination of meetings and changes in service needs or living arrangements. Completes required data entry and monitoring in the CARE and Cerner-Anasazi systems. Travels as needed; may train students, other staff, and volunteers.
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE REQUIRED: Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with a major in social work, psychology or other accepted social or behavioral service field and preferably one year of experience in a human services field.
DEGREE AND/OR CERTIFICATION REQUIRED (IF APPLICABLE): Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Science