Support Coordinator (Devel. Disability Specialist II)

$54,422.99 - $90,704.64 yr
Jul 17, 2017
Jul 31, 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."

Note: Multiple positions may be filled from this advertisement.

Illustrative Duties
For CSB Support Coordination:
Screens/interviews prospective clients to determine needs and appropriateness for program;
Coordinates and leads interdisciplinary team meetings to develop and monitor consumer service plan;
Conducts visits to providers to assess services, satisfaction, and health/safety.

For both CSB Residential and Support Coordination:
  • Coordinates, implements, and monitors delivery of individual service plan;
  • Analyzes data to determine client progress and makes necessary changes to service plan;
  • Writes individual service plans, progress notes, and summaries;
  • Ensures proper adherence to federal, state, local, and agency regulations and licensure standards;
  • Links clients with appropriate community resources;
  • Provides crisis intervention;
  • Advocates for clients in the community;
  • Organizes and maintains consumer files and other confidential records;
  • Prepares administrative reports;
  • Represents program within the community;
  • Develops cooperative relationships with community groups and agencies;
  • Develops, provides, and coordinates relevant training for agency staff and vendors;
  • Maintains ongoing communication with families, landlords, county programs and agencies, and state agencies.
Required Knowledge Skills and Abilities
  • Thorough knowledge of intake procedures, social history development and interviewing techniques;
  • Knowledge of psychiatric, psychological, and/or sociological terminology and concepts;
  • Knowledge of the principles, practices, methods, and techniques related to treatment of persons with intellectual disability or other development disabilities;
  • 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;
  • Considerable knowledge of community resources, including relevant public and private organizations;
  • Ability to recognize external behavioral symptoms of developmentally disabled individuals who may concurrently exhibit signs of medical needs, mental illness, and/or substance abuse;
  • Ability to successfully perform as a team member/leader;
  • Ability to implement personnel procedures;
  • Ability to establish rapport and maintain effective relationships with clients;
  • Ability to develop and maintain effective working relationships with subordinates, co-workers public and private sector organizations, community groups and the general public;
  • Ability to recommend alternatives to allow for individual choice in services
  • Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing;
  • Ability to maintain records and prepare reports.
Graduation from an accredited college or university with a bachelor's degree in psychology, social work, or a related human services field; plus two years of experience working with individuals with developmental disabilities. Master's degree can be substituted for 1 year of experience.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:Two years of experience working with persons who have intellectual or other developmental disabilities and can meet standards for Qualified Mental Retardation Professional (QMRP) Credential.
  • 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.

Panel interview, may include written exercise

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 Is your degree in any of the following areas?
  • Sociology
  • Psychology
  • Counseling
  • Nursing
  • Social work
  • Special education
  • None of the above
03 How many years of professional work experience do you have providing support coordination services to 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 or more years
04 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
05 Do you have any experience working with the Developmental Disability Medicaid Waiver?
  • Yes
  • No
06 Do you currently possess a valid driver's license?
  • Yes
  • No
07 Do you meet the standards for Qualified Mental Retardation Professional Credential?
  • Yes, I currently have the credential
  • Yes, I meet the standards
  • No

Required Question

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