Arlington, Virginia
Jun 30, 2017
Jul 21, 2017
Full Time
Job Title: DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITY SPECIALIST (2 POSITIONS) Closing Date/Time: Thu. 07/20/17 11:59 PM Eastern Time Salary: $55,660.80 - $85,051.20 Annually
Job Type: Full-Time Location: 2100 Washington Blvd., Arlington, VA (Sequoia Plaza) *ART Bus Accessible*, Virginia       Are you an experienced human services professional looking for a position where you will make a difference in the lives of children and older adults with developmental disabilities? The Department of Human Services has two Developmental Disability Specialist positions open to provide case management and support coordination services in the Developmental Disability Services Bureau. The Bureau's staff works with County residents who have intellectual and/or developmental disabilities, and their families, to make sure they are aware of available services. The staff also works with community organizations to ensure that services are in place for these individuals. As a case manager, you will join a team of other case managers who assess the eligibility and needs of developmentally disabled adults and/or children and create person-centered treatment plans for these clients.

Specific duties include:
  • Interviews individuals, families, and other providers to assess the need for care;
  • Reviews client records, requests and interprets professional evaluations, and develops and documents person-centered plans;
  • Leads interdisciplinary teams to provide coordination of care;
  • Maintains and documents contact with individuals, families, and involved professionals;
  • Assures quality service provision by maintaining compliance with State of Virginia Licensure Office and Medicaid/DD Waiver standards;
  • Serves as liaison to residential, habilitation, and supported employment providers, and to medical professionals including researching new resources; and
  • Provides supportive counseling to individuals and their families including crisis interventions and discharge planning.

 Selection Criteria: Minimum:
  • Master's degree in Social Work, Counseling, Psychology, Rehabilitation Counseling, Nursing, or other directly related discipline which included a related practicum or internship and coursework in areas such as intellectual and developmental disabilities, mental illness, physical disabilities, medical conditions, and/or psychometrics;
  • Two years of post-Master's degree experience, at least one year of which must be documented experience providing direct client services (developing, conducting, and approving assessments); and developing and monitoring person centered plans with individuals who have intellectual or developmental disabilities to qualify as a Qualified Intellectual Disabilities Professional (QIDP).
Substitution: Experience may not substitute for the Master's Degree requirement and related experience must be post-degree.

  • Case management experience;
  • Experience with Home and Community-Based Waiver/DD funding; and
  • Bilingual: English/Spanish

 Special Requirements: Your responses to the supplemental questionnaire are considered part of the selection process and are required for this position. Please do not give "see resume" as a response to the questions. Incomplete applications will not be considered.

CPR, first aid, and MANDT training is required and will be provided post- employment, as will other State mandated training.

Applicant must possess, or obtain by time of appointment, a valid motor vehicle operator's license from the applicant's place of residence. The applicant must authorize Arlington County to obtain, or the applicant must provide a copy of the applicant's official state/district driving record. Any offer of employment will be contingent upon a favorable review of the applicant's driving record.
 Additional Information: Work Hours: 8:00 am to 5:00 pm, Monday through Friday. Early morning, evening, and weekend visits to residential programs and to outreach events are required.

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