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Program Services Specialist - Opal
Title:Program Services Specialist - Opal
Function:Program Services Specialist
Position ID:2500SGY32000009
AbilityOne Requirement:No Documented Disability Requirements
Responsible for service planning and implementation, consumer intake assessment and referrals, coordinating and integrating support services, behavior management and crisis intervention, providing or arranging for rehabilitation counseling and adhering to federal, state, and local mandates for a caseload of 15 or fewer.
  1. Manages all administrative and record keeping requirements related to the assessment and referral process
    for the Department of Rehabilitation Services (DRS), multi-jurisdictional Community Services Boards, BHDS, DMAS and other requesting agencies.  Including situational assessments, work adjustment training, Medicaid certification.
  2. Maintains employee records/case record documentation in accordance with Didlake policy, referral source requirements, and standards promulgated by the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities,
    DOL, , and other governing agencies.
  3. Collects, tracks, and reports monthly on program evaluation criteria in accordance with Didlake policy and
    to comply with contractual obligations; including hours of training, objectives met, hours per objective and
    hours of work opportunities.
  4. Provides payroll information for consumers to Accounting Departments.
  5. Completes intake paperwork and new hire start package for new consumers and submits to Human Resource Department in a timely manner in accordance with Human Resources standard operating procedures.
  6. Coordinates, leads, and facilitates interdisciplinary team meetings for employees with disabilities and
    consumers of community inclusion services and supports.
  7. Addresses a holistic spectrum of the employee/consumer’s life including but not limited to employment,
    medical, housing, psychiatric/psychological, behavior management, family relationships, education, finances, legal issues, daily living skills, assistive technology, specialized therapies, and/or social/recreation.
  8. Links identified services and supports needed to maximize the successful achievement of goals and objectives outlined in the service plan.
  9. Provides continuous review of client progress toward established goals/objectives and service coordination through a) regular review of progress summaries and assessment data; b) regular review of progress with
    direct care production and rehabilitation staff from external service agencies; c) on-site observation of client performance and behavior; and d) interaction with consumer, family, and other people who serve as a natural support.
  10. Conducts functional assessment evaluations (ICAP).
  11. Coordinates, leads and facilitates the development of person centered profiles.
  12. Assesses the value and interprets clinical reports from physicians and clinicians.  Ensures shared information about individual assessment and planning information to appropriate Didlake employees designated as direct
    care staff.
  13. Provides rehabilitation counseling to employees with disabilities and provides information and resources to families.  Coordinates necessary services and family supports as needed.
  14. Promotes consumer rights and responsibilities and serves as advocate for all consumers who receive services
    from Didlake, Inc.
  15. Implements downtime plan (general training and activities) for employees with disabilities.
  16. Oversees the implementation of specialized training and supervision in accordance with service plans and
    activity schedules for consumers in the Community Inclusion Program.  (Activities of daily living, money management, social/recreational activities, sexuality counseling, etc.)
  17. Identifies assistive technology and environmental modifications needed to ensure success in community
    and employment opportunities.
BA/BS plus one (1) year relevant experience; Associate’s Degree + 3 years relevant work experience, or a High School Diploma/GED plus 5 years of relevant work experience. Must have a valid driver’s license and insurable under Didlake’s policy.   Works collaboratively with staff in all business lines. Must be able to communicate effectively both written and oral. Present a positive and professional image to public, coworkers and Didlake consumers.  Proficiently use Microsoft Office Suite. Be willing to use their vehicle for travel. Be deemed eligible for hire by DMAS in accordance with the criminal registry background check. Regularly lifting/moving 20-50 lbs; regularly lifting 10-20 lbs; standing, walking, stooping, sitting, pulling, lifting, carrying, pushing, climbing stairs and ladders. Activity Center environment-usually noisy. EOE. m/f/v/d Didlake is a drug free workplace. 
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