Job Code: HC - 109
Revision Date: Sept. 12, 2019
$14.44 - $23.62 Hourly
$1,155.20 - $1,889.60 Biweekly
$30,030.00 - $49,125.00 Annually
We are an agency committed to innovative behavioral health services in trauma-informed care that promote healing and recovery to instill a sense of empowerment and foster a lifelong sense of resilience.
The purpose of this job is to provide assessments for residents of nursing facilities and those requesting admission when there is reason to suspect the individual may have a developmental disability. The purpose of these assessments is to determine if specialized services related to developmental disability should be provided to the resident or if the individual requesting admission or newly admitted to a nursing facility could be served in a less restrictive setting in the community, diverting them from nursing facility admission.
These duties will also involve providing habilitation coordination to a caseload of residents who are residing in nursing facilities to assure that appropriate services are delivered while they remain in the setting and assisting them to consider community living options if their needs can be met in a less restrictive setting. The ability to work collaboratively with others, including nursing facility personnel, agency provider staff and families will be required. Services will include face to face contact with individuals on the caseload monthly. Expectations and requirements will follow the LIDDA Performance contract with HHS.
This class works under close to general supervision according to set procedures but determines how or when to complete tasks.
Duties and Responsibilities
The functions listed below are those that represent the majority of the time spent working in this position. Management may assign additional functions related to the type of work of the position as necessary.
Minimum Education and Experience Requirements
Bachelor's degree in a human service field, psychology, social work, sociology or related field, and one (1) year experience in providing services to individuals with developmental disabilities. Obtain and maintain all credentialing requirements as a QIDP as required by LIDDA Performance Contract with HHSC.
Master's degree in human services social work, psychology, counseling, bilingual (English/Spanish), and experience and knowledge of Waiver programs, preferred.
Previous experience completing assessments and providing case management/service coordination, preferred.
Experience with trauma-informed services; cognitive behavioral therapies, including DBT; and motivational therapies including the use of incentives, preferred.
Required Knowledge and Abilities
Knowledge of trauma-informed theories, principals, and practices (includes multi-faceted understanding of concepts such as community trauma, intergenerational and historical trauma, parallel processes, and universal precautions), preferred.
Performs sedentary work that involves walking or standing some of the time and involves exerting up to 10 pounds of force on a regular and recurring basis or sustained keyboard operations.
Unavoidable Hazards (Work Environment)
Special Certifications and Licenses
Americans with Disabilities Act Compliance
Emergence Health Network is an Equal Opportunity Employer. ADA requires Emergence Health Network to provide reasonable accommodations to qualified persons with disabilities. Prospective and current employees are encouraged to discuss ADA accommodations with management.
Other Job Characteristics
Note: This Class Description does not constitute an employment agreement between the Emergence Health Network and an employee and is subject to change by the Emergence Health Network as its needs change.