Support Coordinator (Developmental Disability Specialist I)

$47,300.03 - $78,832.62 yr
Jul 10, 2017
Jul 24, 2017
Full Time

Support coordination services are activities designed to assist the individual child or adult in accessing needed medical, psychiatric, social, educational, vocational, residential and other supports essential for living in the community and developing his/her desired lifestyle. Coordinates support services to persons with an intellectual or developmental disability, who may have co-occurring behavioral health, or substance use disorders. Completes assessments, leads the interdisciplinary team in developing the person-centered plan with the service recipient, and links the individual to needed services/supports, monitors delivery and quality of services according to the plan and changes plan, as needed. Acts as a resource to the individual and his/her family and provides information about county, generic and community resources. Meets with individual in the community, where services are provided. Counsels individuals to enhance his/her problem solving skills. Is aware of person's interests and dreams. Collaborates with vendors to ensure that health and safety needs are met.

To learn more about the Community Services Board, please click on the following link to watch the video "We are CSB."

Illustrative Duties
  • Performs direct support work of individuals with an intellectual and/or developmental disability in their place of supported residence;
  • Conducts or co-leads recreational, instructional or social skills groups;
  • Maintains protocols pertaining to work shifts, medical care plans, and financial controls;
  • Provides liaison with assigned individual's physicians or therapists;
  • Ensures that program participants are assisted in personal financial management;
  • Performs the functions of a Certified Medication Handler Disburses medication under proper medical supervision.
For positions in CSB Support Coordination:
  • Coordinates and leads interdisciplinary team meetings to develop and monitor consumer service plan;
  • Determines most appropriate services and coordinates with service provider and family to schedule multidisciplinary evaluation.
For positions in CSB Residential and Support Coordination:
  • Participates in the implementation and review of individual service plans;
  • Participates in meetings related to services and needs;
  • Provides or coordinates individual transportation to appointments, meetings, and community activities;
  • Provides crisis intervention in emergency situations and collaborates with supervisor regarding the need for intervention by external sources, as necessary;
  • Links clients with appropriate community resources;
  • Organizes and maintains individual files and other confidential records, including state plan option and non-Medicaid case records;
  • Provides continuous review and evaluation of individual's progress towards established goals;
  • Represents program in the community;
  • Maintains ongoing communication with families, county programs and agencies, and state agencies.
Required Knowledge Skills and Abilities
  • Knowledge of principles, practices, methods, and techniques related to treatment of individuals with an intellectual disability or other developmental disabilities;
  • Knowledge of psychiatric, psychological, and/or sociological terminology and concepts;
  • Knowledge of counseling and interviewing techniques;
  • Knowledge of case management principles;
  • Knowledge of federal, state, and local laws and regulations, as well as issues relevant to human rights, mandated reporting, and skill in applying this knowledge to a variety of situations;
  • Knowledge of program services;
  • Knowledge of community resources, including relevant public and private organizations;
  • Ability to successfully participate and/or facilitate interdisciplinary team meetings;
  • Ability to recommend alternatives to allow for individual choice in services
  • Ability to recognize external behavioral symptoms of developmentally disabled individuals who may concurrently exhibit signs of mental illness or substance abuse;
  • Ability to maintain records and prepare reports;
  • Ability to establish rapport and maintain effective relationships with individuals;
  • Ability to develop and maintain effective working relationships with co-workers and the general public;
  • Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing.

Any combination of education, experience, and training equivalent to graduation from an accredited four-year college or university with a bachelor's degree in psychology, social work, or a related field.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:Eligibility for Qualified Mental Retardation Professional (QMRP) credential: at least one year of documented experience working directly with individuals who have intellectual disability or other developmental disabilities. Graduation from an accredited four-year college or university with a bachelor's degree in psychology, social work, or a related field. Excellent written and oral communication skills. Understanding of Medicaid and Medicaid Waivers. ability to manage client emergencies and facilitate difficult clinical situations
  • Valid motor vehicle driver's license with fewer than six demerit points (or equivalent in another state) at time of appointment and maintained throughout employment with CSB, for positions in residential and case management programs;
  • For positions in CSB residential services:
    • MANDT Certifications within required timeframe after appointment and annually thereafter;
    • First Aid and CPR certification within the required timeframe after appointment and maintained throughout CSB employment;
    • Medication Administration Assistance Certification within required timeframe after appointment.
NECESSARY SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS:The appointee to this position will be required to complete a criminal background check, a driving record check, a check of the Child Protective Services Registry, and a check with the Office of the Inspector General (OIG) to the satisfaction of the employer.

Must be able to drive to numerous locations in the community during the course of the day (include residential, vocational, and other facilities); with or without reasonable accommodations.

It is the policy of Fairfax County Government to prohibit discrimination on the basis of race, sex, color, national origin, religion, age, veteran status, political affiliation, genetics, or disability in the recruitment, selection, and hiring of its workforce.

Reasonable accommodations are available to persons with disabilities during application and/or interview processes per the Americans with Disabilities Act. Contact 703-324-4900 for assistance. TTY 711. EEO/AA/TTY Fairfax County is proud to offer employees an attractive and comprehensive benefits program, including the following:
  • Medical/Vision/Dental Insurance Coverage
  • Flexible Spending Programs
  • Contributory Retirement Plan
  • Life Insurance
  • Long-Term Disability Insurance
  • Paid Leave (Sick and Vacation)
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Employees' Child Care Center and Fitness Center
  • Flexible Schedule and Telework Options
  • Transportation Subsidy
  • Discount Educational Programs
For additional details please visit the County's benefits webpage.
01 What is the highest level of education that you have completed?
  • Less than 12th grade
  • High school diploma or GED
  • Some college
  • Associate degree
  • Bachelor's degree
  • Master's degree
  • Doctorate degree
02 Do you have a bachelor's degree in any of the following areas? Check all that apply.
  • Sociology
  • Psychology
  • Counseling
  • Nursing
  • Social work
  • Special education
  • None of the above
03 How many full-time years of experience do you have working with adult mental health residential programs?
  • None
  • Less than one year
  • One to less than two years
  • Two to less than three years
  • Three to less than four years
  • Four or more years
04 How many years of professional work experience do you have working with individuals who have an intellectual or developmental disability?
  • None
  • Less than one year
  • One to less than two years
  • Two to less than three years
  • Three to less than four years
  • Four to less than five years
  • Five or more years
05 How many years of full-time professional experience do you have in the social services or human services settings?
  • None
  • Less than one year
  • One to less than two years
  • Two to less than three years
  • Three to less than four years
  • Four or more years
06 Do you have any experience working with the Developmental Disability Medicaid Waiver?
  • Yes
  • No
07 Do you currently possess a valid driver's license?
  • Yes
  • No

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