The HCS Service Coordinator provides services to children and adults with developmental disabilities based on the Person Centered Thinking model through assessment of needs, development of service plans, facilitating service linkages and monitoring for their effectiveness, provision of crisis intervention/prevention supports, and the delivery of advocacy services. The ability to work with families and sensitivity to various cultural differences is critical. A variety of communication skills are necessary in order to: interface with individuals served, accurately document service provision, as well the ability to effectively advocate with various agency and inter-agency personnel to accomplish objectives. The purpose for the position is to empower individuals served to achieve life goals and to live effectively within their families and/or communities.
The HCS service coordinator position requires frequent use of initiative and independent judgment; assertive, professional intervention; frequent in person, long-term contact with individuals, families and service providers and the ability to work with minimal supervision. Job responsibilities require traveling within the service area and flexible hours and schedule. Essential duties include completion of comprehensive assessments of individual needs and desires, service planning, referral and linkage, monitoring and advocating on behalf of individuals served, documentation of services provided and interaction with the individual/family served. Must have reliable transportation. Travel is required within the service area daily and within Bluebonnet Trails Community Services area as needed. Work is performed under general supervision of the Service Coord. Supv. with moderate latitude for use of initiative and independent judgment.
|Credentials||Minimum Qualifications: A bachelor’s degree or higher with a major in a social, behavioral, or human service field including, but not limited to: psychology, social work, medicine, nursing, rehabilitation, counseling, sociology, human development, development, gerontology, educational psychology, education, or criminal justice. Meet Bluebonnet Trails Community Services driving requirements and maintain approved driving status throughout employment. |
Preferred Qualifications: At least one-year experience working with individuals with intellectual/developmental disabilities. Master’s Degree preferred. Demonstrated ability to use good clinical judgment, get along well with others and work effectively in a fast-paced setting. Demonstrated computer and documentation skills. Knowledge of appropriate community resources. Bilingual (English/Spanish). Experience with Medicaid Waiver programs.
|Closing Date||Open until filled|