Assists persons with intellectual and developmental disabilities in developing their Person Directed Plan (PDP), which identifies services & supports needed to obtain life goals. Monitors consumers progress towards goals & objectives and satisfaction with services & supports available through the Home and Community – based Services program. This is completed through monthly face to face contact & frequent telephone contact with the individuals assigned, their families, and their service providers. The work requires intensive coordination of private providers’ services and available community resources including Medicaid, Social Security, and other community-based programs where available. Also requires interaction and cooperation with various internal departments within Nueces Center of Mental Health and Intellectual Disabilities. Extensive documentation is necessary to ensure that the individual receives needed services and makes progress towards their life goals. All documentation must be completed within required timeframes specific to each program. Staff must be compliant with Center policies and procedures, program protocols and requirements of other regulatory bodies. Works under limited supervision and requires the use of initiative, independent judgment, and efficient time management. Will have a schedule that is flexible to the needs of consumers served, will participate in on-call rotation and must have own transportation. Caseload is approximately 40 individuals.
Bachelors or advanced degree from an accredited college or university with a major in social, behavioral, or human service field including psychology, social work, medicine, nursing, rehabilitation, counseling, sociology, human development, gerontology, educational psychology, education, and criminal justice.
Knowledge of community resources; of case management principles, objectives, standards, and methods; and of program policies and procedures.
Ability to assess client needs, to coordinate client services, to communicate effectively, and to train others.
Must have a valid Texas driver’s license and a good driving record.
Experience in social services work. Bilingual in English/Spanish.