(1365) Director of PASRR Services/Diversion Coordinator

Job Description

The PASRR DIRECTOR will: provide supervision of the Nursing Facility (NF) Service Coordination/PASRR Unit at Bluebonnet Trails Community Services This unit provides uniform assessments for individuals diagnosed with Intellectual Developmental Disability (IDD), Developmental Disability (DD), or severe Mental Illness (MI) who are requesting admission to nursing facilities and/or current residents of nursing facilities in the 8 counties where BTCS provides services (Burnet, Williamson, Bastrop, Caldwell, Lee, Fayette, Gonzales and Guadalupe Counties). These assessments play an integral part in determining if these persons are in need of specialized services due to a mental illness and/or developmental disability while they are residing in the nursing facility. In addition, the information gathered assists in determining if the person actually needs to be in a nursing home or if they could live in a less restrictive setting in the community with supports.

The Supervisor must possess strong leadership skills especially in the area of team building. The Supervisor must also develop and maintain good rapport with the consumers, families, legal guardians, community providers, agency personnel, assigned staff and peers. Must be well-organized.

Supervision would include direct line for all NF Service Coordinators and PASRR Specialists. The NF Service Coordination Supervisor/Diversion Coordinator would need to be able to perform the functions of each position supervised, not only to better understand the Unit’s responsibilities, but to help cover when the volume of referrals exceeds the capacity for the primarily assigned positions to respond timely.

In the role of Diversion Coordinator, this position will monitor and review all residents receiving NF Service Coordination (residents with an IDD/DD) to determine if community living is appropriate, assist in addressing barriers, etc. The position will be responsible to provide education and training to NF Service Coordinators and NF residents on community resources/options that are available. Oversight for care provided to residents receiving PASRR-funded services for an MI, is the responsibility of BH Supervisors.

This position will require interface with both IDD and BH supervisors and directors to assure that information is accurately and timely communicated so that services are provided in accordance with the PASRR authorizations. The position does require travel within the 8 county service area. Agency vehicles are generally available for this purpose. When a vehicle is not available, travel is reimbursed on a monthly basis. Personal vehicle for travel is essential for these occasions.

This position is responsible for developing and maintaining effective internal and external relationships. The ability to understand the organization compliance to rigorous governmental funding is necessary.

In partnership with the entire Bluebonnet Trails Community Services leadership team and staff, this position is responsible for demonstrating the Mission and Values of the Center.

CredentialsMinimum 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 plus 3 years of service coordination experience preferably with individuals diagnosed with IDD and/or PDD including those that have complex medical needs. Experience in PASRR programs and Nursing Facility Service Coordination. Must meet Bluebonnet Trails driving requirements and maintain approved driving status throughout employment. A minimum of one year management experience in a human service agency. Must have a valid Texas Driver's License.

Preferred Qualifications: Experience working as a Lead Service Coordinator and/or 3+ years’ experience in management. Master’s Degree. Demonstrated ability to use good clinical judgment and works effectively in a fast-paced setting. Demonstrated computer and documentation skills. Knowledge of appropriate community resources. Experience with Medicaid Waiver programs. At least one year experience with Behavioral Health Services preferred.

Salary Amount$TBD/hr
Closing DateOpen until filled
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