Post Move Monitor

Texas Health & Human Services Commission Austin, TX
Program Specialist IThe Post Move Monitor (PMM) works under the general supervision of the Admissions/ Placement Coordinator. Work involves performing routine consultative services and providing technical assistance during monitoring of individuals following their move from a State Supported Living Center to a community setting. The PMM assists in the development of supports and services as part of the transitioning planning process. Observes and interacts with individuals and community provider staff to determine if the supports and services identified in the transition plan are in place and effective for the individual. The PMM completes a written report and notifies SSLC staff of any identified issues. Mediates disputes/dissatisfaction with community supports and services following transition from the facility, and works to develop solutions for identified issues. Works under moderate supervision, with limited latitude for the use of initiative and independent judgment. Travel (80%) is a requirement of this positionEssential Job Functions:

Attends work on a regular basis and may be required to work a specific shift schedule or, at times, even a rotating schedule, extended shift and/or overtime in accordance with agency leave policy and performs other duties as assigned.1. Provides support and collaboration in the planning and development of community supports as part of the transition planning process for persons moving from the SSLC to a community setting. 2. Schedules, coordinates, and conducts on-site monitoring of individuals following their move from the SSLC to a community setting. Monitors the presence of supports and delivery of services outlined in the CLDPs for each individual. Observes and interacts with individuals in both their home and day program settings at 7, 45 and 90 intervals and more often as needed. 3. Completes monitoring checklists following each visit and communicates results of the visit with the Admission/Placement Coordinator and the interdisciplinary team as needed to address identified issues. 4. Mediates disputes/dissatisfaction with community supports and services following transition and works to develop solutions for any identified issues. 5. Performs related work as assigned. Other duties as assigned include but are not limited to actively participating and/or serving in a supporting role to meet the agency's obligations for disaster response and/or recovery or Continuity of Operations (COOP) activation. Such participation may require an alternate shift pattern assignment and/or location. Knowledge Skills Abilities:

Ability to prepare reports and communicate effectively orally and in writing. Ability to work professionally with individuals with intellectual disabilities, family members, staff, community providers and others. Knowledge of DADS community programs including ICF/ID and waiver programs. Ability to gather, assemble, correlate, and analyze facts and to devise solutions to problems. Computer skills in WORD, EXCEL, and other Microsoft Office products. Able to effectively handle multiple responsibilities and plan work activities Registration or Licensure Requirements:

Must possess valid Texas driver's license or obtain it no later than 90 days after hire date. Applicants with an out-of-state driver's license must provide an original certified driving record from the state of driving licensure. Eligible driving record required based on HHSC Fleet Management policyInitial Selection Criteria:

A Bachelor's degree with a major in a human services field and one year of experience working with individuals with intellectual disabilities. Preferred knowledge of community ICF/IID and HCS waiver programs. Additional Information:

Salary Note: The salary offered will follow HHS starting salary guidelines which are typically made at or near the minimum of the salary range. Applicants must pass a fingerprint criminal background check, pre-employment drug screen, and registry checks including the Client Abuse/Neglect Reporting System (CANRS), Nurse Aide, Medication Aide and Employee Misconduct and HHS OIG List of Excluded Individuals/Entities. Males between the ages of 18 – 25 must be registered with the Selective Service. All State Supported Living Center employees are subject to Random drug testing. Flexibility in work hours may be required for this position. The position may be required to work overtime and/or extended hours. Req #384371MOS Code:

Note: Military occupation(s) that relate to the initial selection criteria and registration or licensure requirements for this position may include: 4C0X1, 68X, 230X, MED10, 4C0X1, 42SX. For more information see the Texas State Auditor's Military Crosswalk at http://www.hr.sao.state.tx.us/Compensation/JobDescriptions.aspx.

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