Support Coordination Trainer (developmental Disability Spec Iii)

Fairfax, Virginia
$65,493.17 - $109,155.49 Annually
Oct 19, 2019
Nov 02, 2019
Full Time
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Takes the lead on departmental training requirements, conducts needs assessments, and designs and delivers training course offerings for Developmental Disability Specialists (DDS). Trainings are specifically focused on regulatory compliance to include Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), Department of Medical Assistant Services (DMAS) Manuals, Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services (DBHDS), Virginia Code, Managed Care Organizations (MCO), and Department of Justice Settlement Agreement (DOJSA). Keeps informed of best practice within the fields of support coordination and developmental disabilities and provides related training. Reports to a DDS IV, conducts training evaluations to ensure best practices are utilized in related clinical and administrative functions. This leadership position also provides guidance and support to teams of support coordinators, and collaborates with CSB compliance staff and training team to ensure high quality education, accuracy, consistency and timely dissemination of information.

Note: The location of the position is to be determined.

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Illustrative Duties

(The illustrative duties listed in this specification are representative of the class but are not an all-inclusive list. A complete list of position duties and unique physical requirements can be found in the position job description.)

For Positions in CSB Residential and Support Coordination:
Consults with professionals on a variety of problems including delivery of needed services for clinically complex cases;
Communicates agency mission to subordinate staff and advises on its implementation;
Ensures compliance with Medicaid regulations;
Prepares and/or reviews administrative reports, forms, and files to ensure compliance with program licensure and certification requirements;
Provides liaison to community agencies to facilitate communication and service provision for consumers requiring multiple services;
Acts as an advocate for clients;
Represents the agency on regional, county, state and multi-agency committees;
Investigates, analyzes, and reviews issues affecting service delivery;
Ensures adherence to, and implementation of, federal, state, local, and agency regulations and licensure standards;
Represents service area in management team and other meetings.
Maintains ongoing communication with families, landlords, county programs and agencies, and state agencies.

Required Knowledge Skills and Abilities

(The knowledge, skills and abilities listed in this specification are representative of the class but are not an all-inclusive list.)
Extensive knowledge of principles, practices, methods, and techniques related to treatment of persons with intellectual disability or other developmental disabilities;
Knowledge of major methods of treatment of developmentally disabled individuals;
Knowledge of intake procedures, social history development and interviewing techniques;
Knowledge of community resources, including relevant public and private organizations;
Knowledge of psychiatric, psychological, and/or sociological terminology and concepts;
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;
Ability to supervise and train service professionals;
Ability to conduct performance evaluations and implement personnel procedures;
Ability to successfully perform as a team member/leader;
Ability to recognize external behavioral symptoms of developmentally disabled individuals who may concurrently exhibit signs of mental illness or substance abuse;
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.

Employment Standards

Graduation from an accredited college or university with a bachelor's degree in psychology, social work, or a related field; plus five years of experience working with individuals with developmental disabilities; masters can be substituted for 1 year of experience; or graduation from an accredited college or university with a doctoral degree in psychology, social work, or a related field.
Contingent upon the area of assignment, some positions within this class may require specific certification(s) prior to employment and/or the ability to acquire necessary certification(s) within a specified time period following employment. The certifications are identified in the position description and employment advertisement .
  • Valid motor vehicle driver's license with fewer than six demerit points (or equivalent in another state) and maintained throughout employment with CSB
  • Qualified Developmental Disabilities Professional - Required within 1 month of hire
  • DBHDS Case Management Training - Required within 1 month of hire

The appointee to this position will be required to complete a criminal background check, a Child Protective Services Registry, a driving record check, and sanction screening to the satisfaction of the employer. A TB screening upon hire and annually thereafter.

This position is emergency/essential services personnel. (Required to report for duty during inclement weather and/or other emergencies).

  • Master's degree in psychology, education, social work or related field.
  • Five years of experience providing Developmental Disability Waiver case management services to individuals with developmental disabilities.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Understanding of Medicaid and Medicaid waivers.
  • Experience supervising a team of case management professionals.
  • Experience conducting needs assessments and in designing, developing and delivering training offerings.

Ability to commute to various sites for trainings and meetings; communicate clearly orally and in writing; lift up to 20 lbs and lift audiovisual equipment; set up training rooms and materials, and have visual acuity to read data on computer screen. All duties performed with or without reasonable accommodations.

Panel interview; may include 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 703-222-7314 . EEO/AA/TTY.

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