In the Departments of Developmental Services and Social Services this class serves as a means to participate in a formal training program to acquire professional experience, knowledge and skills for appointment to a designated Developmental Services Case Manager classification and to become eligible for a Qualified Intellectual Disability Professional certification/designation.
GUIDELINES FOR JOB CLASS USE
This class is to be used for an individual who possesses a qualifying degree required of the Developmental Services Case Manager classification but lacks the required professional experience to satisfy the class Experience and Training requirements and the eligibility requirements for the National Association of Qualified Developmental Disability Program (QDDP or QIDP) certification.
Works under the supervision of a Developmental Services of Case Management, a Developmental Services Case Manager or an employee of a higher grade.
EXAMPLES OF DUTIES
Receives training and performs activities related to individual services plans for conformity with federal and/or agency standards;
Assists, coordinates and monitors the delivery of waivered services to ensure the federal requirements for reimbursement are met and maintained;
Assists in the preparation and monitors completion of appropriate reimbursement documentation;
Assists in the development of social service evaluations and service recommendations;
Oversees and supports continuity of care and waiver benefits;
Monitors development and ensures maintenance of individual files including required documentation;
Provides information and support to individuals and families in obtaining and maintains social services benefits to ensure continued waiver eligibility;
Assists in providing guidance and support to individual and/or family members in locating appropriate providers in the community;
Participates in interdisciplinary/planning support team meetings to develop, review and/or modify individual service plans;
Assists and coordinates a variety of individual services and ensures service delivery;
Assists with identifying the need for evaluations, scheduling of evaluations and monitors completion;
Monitors implementation of specific program recommendations;
Ensure legal and financial documents are completed in a timely manner;
Assists and participates in other individual related activities;
Performs related duties as required.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILL AND ABILITY
Considerable knowledge of services available to individuals with an intellectual disability;
residential programs for individuals with an intellectual disability;
interdisciplinary approach to program planning;
intellectual disability, causes and treatment;
oral and written communication skills;
Considerable ability to understand and translate clinical findings and recommendation into program activities and develop realistic program objectives;
collect and analyze large amounts of information;
utilize computer software.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - GENERAL EXPERIENCE
The General Experience is defined as one of the following:
A Bachelor's degree that meets the eligibility criteria for certification/designation as a Qualified Intellectual Disabilities Professional (QIDP) as set forth in federal regulations and interpretive guidelines.
A Master's degree that meets the eligibility criteria for certification/designation as a Qualified Intellectual Disabilities Professional (QIDP) as set forth in federal regulations and interpretive guidelines.
NOTE: A degree that meets the eligibility criteria for certification/designation as a Qualified Intellectual Disabilities Professional (QIDP) is a degree in the field of human services, healthcare or education including but not limited to nursing, psychology rehabilitation counseling, special education or sociology.
Incumbents in this class may be required to possess fluency in a foreign language or sign language for designated positions.
Incumbents in this class must be eligible for certification at the end of the training period as a Qualification Intellectual Disabilities Professional (QIDP) as required by Federal Regulations.
Incumbents in this class may be required to possess and retain a valid Motor Vehicle Operator's license.
Incumbents in this class may be required to travel.
This class is intended to permit the Departments of Developmental Services and Social Services to recruit and train individuals for the class of Developmental Services Case Manager. An individual may be appointed to this class for period not to exceed two (2) years. No exceptions beyond this two (2) year period will be granted.
JOB CLASS DESIGNATION
(11)-HEALTH PROF (P-1)
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 Case Manager Trainee in Salary Group HC 22 approved effective October 18, 2019, (Revised to update terminology, modernize format and add an Acknowledgement section) Final No. 23-234