Connecticut StateDepartment of Administrative Services

Developmental Services Case Manager (35 Hour)

West Region

Recruitment #191105-5660HC-001

Introduction

The State of Connecticut Department of Developmental Services (DDS) - West Region - currently has one (1) full-time job opportunity for a Developmental Services Case Manager based out of the Individual and Family Support (IFS) Division in Lower Fairfield County, Norwalk.

This is a 35-hour per week position with work schedule as follows:
Monday - Friday: 8:30am - 4:00pm
Regular Days Off: Saturday & Sunday
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 position, candidates will be initially hired into temporary schedules and temporary work locations. Per a stipulated agreement, this 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 employee 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 schedule 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 JobAps system.

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.

This posting MAY require completion of additional referral questions (RQs) which will be sent to you via email after the closing date. Please regularly check your email for notifications. You must reply by the deadline indicated on the notification or you will be automatically disqualified from consideration.

If selected for further consideration, at the time of interview, State employees may be required to provide two (2) most recent Service Ratings and Non-State employees may be required to provide two (2) recent letters of professional references.

Should you have questions pertaining to this recruitment, please contact Carol.Bailey-Laud at Carol.Bailey-Laud@ct.gov, (203) 294-5002.

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 individuals with intellectual disability and their families to ensure the delivery of appropriate medical, educational/vocational, social, residential and other services and conformance with federal regulations when specifically assigned.

EXAMPLES OF DUTIES

Duties consistent with the Developmental Services Case Manager job classification. This caseload will consist of approximately 40 - 85  waivered and non-waivered cases. IFS Case Manager responsibilities will include: ensuring compliance with DDS policies and procedures, maintaining Medicaid Waiver compliance, carrying out Individual Plan (IP) process, including all areas necessary to assemble an interdisciplinary team, run the meeting, type, dissemination and filing of all related documents, IFS Case Manager is responsible for developing individual budgets, completing annual Level of Need and completing Quality Service Ratings (QSR).  They are also responsible to ensure that all necessary documentation is maintained in the case file according to DDS and federal regulations. This includes maintenance of Home and Community Based Waiver documentation, Targeted Case Management, guardianship assessments and hearing decisions, benefit applications and information, medical information, monitoring  service delivery and requesting services from DDS and other agencies as needed, responsible for communication between individual providers/ agencies and guardian/parents of the individual.  Informs appropriate regional administrative staff when services are not or cannot be provided; performs related duties as required. Schedule must be flexible to meet agency needs.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILL AND ABILITY

Considerable knowledge of services available to individuals with intellectual disability; knowledge of residential programs for individuals 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

• BILINGUAL REQUIRED (SPANISH)
• At least Six (6) years of experience in working with individuals with intellectual disabilities; involving participation in an interdisciplinary team process and the development, review and implementation of elements in an individual's plan of service.
• Two (2) years of the General Experience must have involved responsibility for developing; implementing and evaluating individualized programs for individuals with intellectual disabilities in the areas of behavior, education or rehabilitation.
• Must have exceptional organizational skills to ensure Medicaid Waiver Compliance.
• Experience with the IP6 budget system plus.
• Must be able to work well with families, especially with individuals with elderly parents.
• Considerable knowledge and experience identifying and accessing State and Local services and community resources available to individuals with intellectual disabilities.
• Considerable skills and experience with leading meetings and conflict resolution.
• Considerable knowledge of Abuse and Neglect Reporting, Notification and Follow-up to Immediate Protective Service Plans.
• Strong ability to problem solve and develop creative solutions.
• Good oral and written communication skills, with the ability to organize and concisely provide information to others.
• Ability and experience explaining complex service systems to peers, families or people with disabilities.

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.







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