In the Department of Developmental Services, Operations Center Central Office this class is accountable for the establishment, adjustment and renewal of agreements or contracts with qualified private agencies, organizations and individual practitioners to provide services to consumers.
Works under the limited supervision of a Developmental Services Program Manager or an employee of a higher grade.
EXAMPLES OF DUTIES
Establishes and processes assurance agreements and contracts with Agency pre-selected and qualified private agencies, organizations and individual practitioners' to provide services and supports to consumers;
Advances providers from an agreement to contract arrangement based on quality of services provided and adherence to terms of agreement or contract;
Periodically reviews provider's (resource) cost/expense report to budget for variances or discrepancies;
Contacts the provider for an explanation or correction on variances;
Audits and analyzes other provider CPA certified financial documents for solvency and adherence to contract terms and conditions;
Monitors individual budgets within the purview of the provider and its financial responsibilities;
Follow up on corrective action plans with DS Resource Management Specialist in the regions to ensure citations have been remedied;
Maintains positive business relationship with providers, educates and guides them on program or fiscal matters;
Mediates service matters between Agency Case Managers and providers;
Authorizes and adjusts contact changes relative to services, individuals changing living arrangement locations or providers;
Performs related duties as required.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILL AND ABILITY
Considerable knowledge of
relevant state and federal laws, agency policies and procedures;
modern methods of care, program design, treatment and education of individuals with an intellectual disability living in various community settings;
business finance and accounting procedures;
agreement and contract preparation and protocol;
oral and written communication skills;
analyze and critique private agency, organization and individual practitioner's recordkeeping and financial statements;
utilize computer software.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - GENERAL EXPERIENCE
Seven (7) years of professional experience in health care administration in a health care or human services setting.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - SPECIAL EXPERIENCE
Two (2) years of the General Experience must be preparing, analyzing and monitoring fiscal policies and procedures.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - SUBSTITUTIONS ALLOWED
College training may be substituted for the General Experience on the basis of fifteen (15) semester hours equaling one-half (1/2) year of experience to a maximum of four (4) years for a Bachelor's degree.
A Master's Degree in accounting, business administration, education, finance, health care administration or a related field may be substituted for one (1) year of the General Experience.
For state employees one (1) year of experience as a Developmental Services Resource Management Specialist may be substituted for the General and Special Experience.
Incumbents in this class may be required to travel.
Incumbents in this class may be required to possess and retain a valid Motor Vehicle Operator's license.
JOB CLASS DESIGNATION
(14)-EDUCATION B (P-3B)
As defined by Sec. 5-196 of the Connecticut General Statutes, a job class is a position or group of positions that share general characteristics and are categorized under a single title for administrative purposes. As such, a job class is not meant to be all-inclusive of every task and/or responsibility.
This replaces the existing specification for the class of Developmental Services Provider Specialist in Salary Group EH 24 approved effective July 01, 2022. (Revised to update terminology, modernize format and add an Acknowledgement section) Final No. 23-216