Placement Coordinator

Texas Health & Human Services Commission Corpus Christi, TX
Program Specialist IThe Placement Coordinator (PC) works under the general supervision of the Admission/ Placement Coordinator. Performs routine consultative services and technical assistance work related to individuals moving from State Supported Living Centers to community settings. The PC is responsible for facilitating the Community Living Discharge Planning (CLDP) process and developing the transition plan. Serves as a resource to interdisciplinary team members, community providers and Local Authority staff and provides expertise in the area of the community transition process. Assists with admissions, transfers, discharges, and other duties as assigned. May train others. Works under moderate supervision with limited latitude for the use of initiative and independent judgement. Other duties may be required which are reasonably related to the essential or marginal functions of the position. Essential 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.Consults with the facility Qualified Intellectual Disability Professionals and other interdisciplinaryteam members regarding the identification of needed supports and services for individuals referred for community transition. Provides expertise in the area of community transition; serving as a liaison to staff, community organizations, or the general public to assist in explaining program specifics and requirements. Participates in and serves as a resource to the interdisciplinary team members in planning meetings related to community referrals, transition planning meetings, etc. Ensures the timely and thorough completion of required documentation within specified timelines. Assists in scheduling and ensuring needed in-services are provided to potential providers prior to individuals visiting community homes for trial visits and community transition. Reviews discipline transition assessments (medical, behavioral health, dental, vocational, etc.) and develops a draft transition plan for distribution to the individual, LAR, other interdisciplinary team members, community provider and LA in preparation for the CLDP meeting. Collaborates with disciplines to address inconsistencies or issues identified in the assessments. Schedules, facilitates, and provides support and collaboration in the planning and development of the CLDP identifying community supports and services for persons transitioning from the SSLC to a community setting. Assures completion of the CLDP and distribution to the individual, LAR, community provider and LA prior to transition to the community. May assist in developing policy and procedure manuals, assists in the preparation of administrative reports, studies, and specialized projects. May train others. 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 individudals 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 responsibilites 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.requisition 385407MOS 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. All active duty military, reservists, guardsmen, and veterans are encouraged to apply if qualified to fill this position. 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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In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), HHS agencies will provide reasonable accommodation during the hiring and selection process for qualified individuals with a disability. If you need assistance completing the on-line application, contact the HHS Employee Service Center at 1-888-894-4747. If you are contacted for an interview and need accommodation to participate in the interview process, please notify the person scheduling the interview.

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