Connecticut StateDepartment of Administrative Services

Developmental Services Case Manager (35 Hour)

North Region

Recruitment #180711-5660HC-001

Introduction

The Department of Developmental Services - North Region - has one (1) current job opportunity for a DS Case Manager position currently based out of the DDS Hartford Regional Center in Newington, CT in the Self-Determination Division. This is for a bilingual (Spanish/English) position.

This is a full-time thirty-five (35) hours per week position. The work schedule is Monday-Friday on first shift; however, must be flexible in order to meet the needs of the agency.

Current DDS Case Managers should NOT apply.

NOTE: Although this is a permanent positions, candidate will be initially hired into temporary schedule and temporary work location. Per a stipulated agreement, employee hired into this temporary schedule and temporary location will be impacted and will be required to participate in a DDS statewide job fair at a date in the future yet to be determined. Said employees will be required to select from a statewide list of work assignment opportunities that consist of hours needed to be staffed as determined by management. Selection of permanent assignments will be done by seniority. Employee hired into this position will start at the temporary location with the temporary schedule, but may end up in a different location with a different schedule after selection at job fair. Future schedules will still be full-time Monday-Friday 1st shift.

Applicants must meet the Minimum Qualifications as listed on the job opening and must specify their qualifications on their application.

Please Note: You will be unable to make revisions once you submit your application for this posting to the Jobs system.

* New State Employees start at minimum of salary range.

Selection Plan

• Incumbents in this class must be eligible for certification as a Qualified Intellectual Disabilities Professional as required by Federal regulations.
• Incumbents in this class will be required to possess and retain a valid Motor Vehicle Operator’s license.
• Incumbents in this class will be required to travel.
• Incumbents in this position will be required to be bilingual (Spanish/English)

If selected for further consideration, State employees may be required to provide last two (2) service ratings and non-state employees may be required to provide two (2) letters of reference.

Should you have questions pertaining to this recruitment, please contact Belinda Weaver at Belinda.Weaver@ct.gov, or at (203)294-5023.

PURPOSE OF JOB CLASS (NATURE OF WORK)

In the Department of Developmental Services and the Department of Social Services this class is accountable for independently performing a full range of tasks in providing case management services for persons with intellectual disability and their families to ensure the delivery of appropriate medical, educational/vocational, social, residential and other services and conformance with Federal Medicaid Waiver Reimbursement Program regulations and with Federal Intermediate Care Facilities (ICF/MR) regulations when specifically assigned.

EXAMPLES OF DUTIES

Provision of case management services in the Self Determination Division. The individuals on this caseload primarily reside in the Greater Hartford area of the North Region, including the towns of Newington, New Britain, Southington, and Bristol. The majority of these individuals are enrolled (or are eligible to be enrolled) in the HCBS Waiver. Responsibilities include: Knowledge of Self-Determination Principles, Individualized Supports, Person Centered Supports, and has knowledge of how to assist individuals to hire and manage their own supports. Communicates with fiscal intermediaries as appropriate; linkages with community services; referrals for day and residential supports, grant and respite requests; assistance with entitlements, school-to-work transitions and any placements that need to be made. Developing, adjusting, amending individual budgets for individuals on this caseload will be part of the overall duties as well. Timely completion of annual plans, conducting quality service reviews and archiving them into the department's QSR database, as well as, maintenance of individual records will be ongoing responsibilities. Entering case notes into the department's case note system to assure compliance with Targeted Case Management regulations will be part of the ongoing duties for the caseload. Crisis intervention, coordinating emergency services and responding to any recommendations from the Abuse Investigation Division, as well as, involvement with probate court and legal system as issues arise will be important. Also performs related duties as required such as case management of individuals on a private caseload.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILL AND ABILITY

Considerable knowledge of services available to persons with intellectual disability; knowledge of residential programs for persons with intellectual disability; knowledge of interdisciplinary approach to program planning; knowledge of intellectual disability, causes and treatment; considerable skill in facilitating positive group process; interpersonal skills; oral and written communication skills; considerable ability to understand and translate clinical findings and recommendations into program activities and develop realistic program objectives; ability to collect and analyze large amounts of information; ability to utilize computer software.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - GENERAL EXPERIENCE

The General Experience is defined as one of the following:

  1. 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 and two (2) years of professional experience involving responsibility for developing, implementing and evaluating individualized programs for individuals with intellectual disabilities in the areas of behavior, education and rehabilitation.   OR
  2. 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 and one (1) year of professional experience involving responsibility for developing, implementing and evaluating individualized programs for individuals with intellectual disabilities in the areas of behavior, education and rehabilitation.
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.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

Must be bilingual (Spanish/English)
• Considerable knowledge of services and community resources available to individuals with intellectual disabilities
• Considerable skills and experience in facilitating team meetings with individuals with intellectual disabilities
• Considerable knowledge of the concepts of Person Centered Planning
• Considerable knowledge of state and federal benefits
• Considerable knowledge of federal waiver requirements
• Considerable knowledge of targeted Case Management
• Knowledge of individual budgets
• Considerable knowledge of Abuse and Neglect Reporting, Notification and Follow-up to Immediate Protective Service Plans
• Knowledge of self determination and self-directed supports
• Knowledge of self advocacy
• Considerable ability to understand and translate clinical & programmatic findings into realistic and measurable objectives
• Ability to collect and analyze large amounts of information
• Ability to organize and prioritize a constantly changing workload
• Strong ability to problem solve and develop creative solutions
• Ability to work independently
• Considerable interpersonal skills
• Good oral and written communication skills
• Computer proficiency and ability to use complex data systems

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS

  1. Incumbents in this class may be required to possess fluency in a foreign language or sign language for designated positions.
  2. Incumbents in this class must be eligible for certification as a Qualified Intellectual Disabilities Professional as required by Federal regulations.
  3. Incumbents in this class may be required to possess and retain a valid Motor Vehicle Operator’s license.
  4. Incumbents in this class may be required to travel.

Conclusion

AN AFFIRMATIVE ACTION/EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

The State of Connecticut is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer and strongly encourages the applications of women, minorities, and persons with disabilities. If you require an accommodation to participate fully and fairly under the provisions of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), please contact Renee LaBarge, DDS EEO Director at (860) 418-6022 or renee.labarge@ct.gov







The State of Connecticut is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and strongly encourages the application of women, minorities and persons with disabilities.