The State of Connecticut Department of Developmental Services (DDS) - North Region - has two (2) current full-time job opportunities for a Developmental Services Resource Management Specialist positions based in East Hartford, CT.
These positions will be located in DDS' North Region's Private Division located in the East Hartford Office. These are a 35-hour per week with a schedule of Monday through Friday 8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. However, must be flexible in order to meet the needs of the agency.
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.
If selected for further consideration, at the time of interview, Non-State employees may be required to provide two (2) recent professional reference letters and State employees may be required to provide two (2) most recent Service Ratings.
• Incumbents in this class must possess and retain a valid Motor Vehicle Operator’s License.
• Incumbents in this class will be required to travel.
• Ability to flex schedule in response to Department needs and emergency situations.
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.
Should you have questions pertaining to this recruitment, please contact Cindy Lukaszewicz at Cindy.Lukaszewicz@ct.gov.
If you require an accommodation to participate fully and fairly under the provisions of the American with Disabilities Act (ADA), please contact Renee LaBarge, DDS EEO DIrector at 860-418-6022 or Renee.LaBarge@ct.gov.
PURPOSE OF JOB CLASS (NATURE OF WORK)
In the Department of Developmental Services, this class is accountable for reviewing fiscal and operational practices of contracted private agencies to ensure they adhere to fiscal obligations and that quality services are provided to consumers in accordance with Agency standards.
EXAMPLES OF DUTIES
Duties consistent with the Developmental Services Resource Management Specialist class specification. This position is accountable for reviewing fiscal and operational practices of contracted private agencies to ensure they adhere to fiscal obligations and that quality services are provided to consumers in accordance with Agency standards; Responsible for the day to day coordination of authorizations for both Contract Service Authorizations and Vendor Service Authorizations for approximately 15-20 qualified private provider agencies; review and adjust resources of individuals as needed. This may involve many authorizations changes based on Planning Resources Allocation Team (PRAT) funding awards, Utilization Resource Reviews, movement & other factors that impact funding amounts. Compile agency information for programmatic & fiscal reviews; monitor the provider’s billing and ensure errors are rectified; ensure providers are funded for services; track and maintain consumer’s biographical information in applicable databases; review one time requests for accuracy to ensure the service is justified and submit the request to PRAT for approval; create a contract authorization to approve one time requests for service; review and analyze private agency operational plans which reflect actual and projected spending for services to clients; research all financial transactions and document and develop the Annual Fiscal Report for each agency; facilitate the Annual Review; review Quality Service Reviews from agency staff; submit requests to private agencies for Plans of Corrections; meet with private agencies to address programmatic and quality concerns to ensure Plan of Correction is implemented; conduct on-site visits to assure private agencies are in compliance with Department standards; analyze and summarize a variety of data; gather consumer referral candidates for residential placement and coordinate with PRAT to fill vacancies at private agencies; review, monitor and process one-time requests and payments, posting of documentation on shared computer drive; monitor referral and placement activity; maintain Agency Contract Book; process Capital Development Requests; update eCAMRIS regarding placement & program changes, abuse & neglect investigations, participation in PRAT, PRC, HRC, URR as needed. follow-up on special concerns that may include licensing, Office of Protection & Advocacy, site visits(CLA, SL, Day, ICF/ID); chair and or participate in RFP reviews; participate in Quality Improvement Activities; other related duties as required.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILL AND ABILITY
Considerable knowledge of relevant state and federal laws, agency policies and procedures; considerable knowledge of modern methods of care, program design, treatment and education of individuals with intellectual disabilities living in various community settings; knowledge of resource monitoring and evaluation; knowledge of business finance and accounting procedures; interpersonal skills, oral and written communication skills, ability to analyze and critique private agency, organization and individual practitioner's recordkeeping and financial statements; ability to utilize computer software.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - GENERAL EXPERIENCE
Six (6) years of professional experience in a human services setting providing services and supports to individuals with intellectual disabilities.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - SPECIAL EXPERIENCE
Two (2) years of the General Experience must have been conducting fiscal analysis and oversight of individual budgets/plans or basic auditing of business and accounting information and practices.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - SUBSTITUTIONS ALLOWED
1. 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.
2. For State Employees, three (3) years as a Developmental Services Compliance Coordinator and a Bachelor’s degree in accounting, business administration, education, finance, health care administration or a related field may be substituted for the General and Special Experience.
Preference shall be given to candidates who demonstrate:
• Knowledge of relevant state and federal laws, agency policies and procedures;
• Knowledge of current trends and practices regarding the provision of integrated, supportive, community-based services to persons with intellectual or developmental disabilities;
• Knowledge of resource monitoring and evaluation;
• Knowledge of business finance and accounting procedures;
• Ability to analyze and critique private agency, organization and individual practitioner's record-keeping and financial statements;
• Strong interpersonal skills, oral and written communication skills;
• Ability to utilize computer software such as Microsoft Office Suite.
1. Incumbents in this class may be required to travel.
2. Incumbents in this class may be required to possess and retain a valid Motor Vehicle Operator's license.
The State of Connecticut is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer and strongly encourages the applications of women, minorities, and persons with disabilities.