Hours: Monday through Friday, days; 40 hours per week. This is a full-time position.
Pay: $17.79 per hour to start, with progressive increases based upon successful performance.
Benefits: The DDRB offers excellent benefits, including 15 days of paid vacation per year; 12 days of paid sick leave per year; 12 paid holidays per year; medical insurance with premiums starting at just $24.00 per month; dental and vision insurance coverage at no cost to employees; and retirement and deferred compensation match (457) programs.
Responsible for managing a diverse caseload and function as a lead person in coordinating and assisting individuals/families in developing specialized services for individuals with developmental disabilities.
- Develop, in cooperation with, the individual, the family, and provider agencies, an appropriate person-centered plan for each customer.
- Authorize and coordinate services for customers as deemed necessary.
- Monitor services by providers to ensure that the terms of the authorization are being fulfilled, services are being delivered in a quality manner and the customer is satisfied with the service.
- Partner with agencies to obtain additional information concerning community resources for people with developmental disabilities.
- Present a positive image of the DDRB to the public, by establishing clear and courteous lines of communication with consumers, families, providers and outside agencies.
- Ensure that all civil and human rights are upheld for each customer.
- Ensure compliance with state and federal safety, licensure, funding and accreditation standards. This includes maintaining accurate customer records.
- Pursue, encourage and participate in staff development in-services to broaden understanding and growth of the program. This includes attendance and participation in team meetings.
- Must physically work in the office on a regular basis for in-person interaction with stakeholders, clients, and co-workers. Case Managers with six or more months of successful employment may work from home up to eight hours per week with supervisory approval.
- Remain flexible and comply with revisions and/or changes after mutual consultation with the Case Manager Supervisor and/or Director.
- Copying and filing.
Physical/Visual Activities or Demands:
- Must be independently mobile throughout the work environment.
- Sitting, hearing, talking, reaching, walking, stooping/bending and lifting light objects.
- Clarity of vision at 20 inches or less with the ability to adjust the eye to bring objects into sharp focus.
- Must have independent transportation to and from meetings and appointments as needed.
- Work is conducted primarily in a climate controlled office environment with minimal safety/health hazard potential.
Position Qualification Requirements:
- Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university or a Registered Nurse license required.
- Two years of professional experience as a member of a multi-disciplinary team in assessing, developing, or implementing individual person centered plans for persons with developmental disabilities, OR one year of experience as a case manager.
Skills and Abilities:
- Apply common sense to carry out instructions furnished in written or oral form.
- Contributes to the organization's mission and values by working effectively with individuals of diverse backgrounds.
- Ability to communicate in a clear and effective manner.
- Ability to solve problems.
- Ability to exercise discretion regarding confidential information.
- Ability to work independently.
Machines, Tools, Equipment and Work Aids:
- Personal computer and related software, facsimile, copier, calculator and telephone.