The Intake Coordinator will be responsible to complete Intake eligibility screenings and functional assessments with families. The focus of this responsibility is to assist families in considering all options available to them for care to be offered in their community. Plans must be completed within a specified timeframe and reported into the CARE database per HHSC program guidelines.
This position will also provide routine and crisis IDD Service Coordination services to children and adults with developmental disabilities 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 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.
|Credentials||Minimum Qualifications: A bachelor’s degree or higher with a major in social, behavioral, or human service field including, but not limited to: psychology, social work, medicine, nursing, rehabilitation, counseling, sociology, human development, gerontology, educational psychology, education, or criminal justice. Meet Bluebonnet Trails Community Services driving requirements and maintain approved driving status throughout employment. Must have a valid Texas Driver's License.|
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|