Will provide assessments for residents of nursing facilities and those requesting admission when there is reason to suspect the individual may have a mental illness or a developmental disability. The purpose of these assessments is to determine if specialized services related to their mental illness or 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. In the case of diversion, referrals to needed supports in the community to allow them to be successful must be provided.
These duties will also involve providing habilitation coordination/service coordination (case management) 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. Will require extensive travel primarily within the three (Bastrop/Fayette/Lee) county region with occasional travel throughout entire catchment area. Agency vehicles are available for shared use. Must have personal vehicle available if needed when/if this resource is not available. Personal mileage reimbursement is provided.
|Credentials||Minimum Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree in a human service field (psychology, social work, sociology, etc.) with experience in providing services to individuals with developmental disabilities and/or mental illness. Previous experience completing assessments and providing case management/service coordination. At least one year experience working with individuals with Intellectual and Developmental disabilities. Meet Bluebonnet Trails Community Services driving requirements and maintain approved driving status throughout employment. Must have a valid Texas Driver's License.|
Preferred Qualifications: Master’s degree in human services (social work, psychology, counseling). Professional licensure (LPC, LCSW, LMFT, Psychologist). Bilingual (English/Spanish). Experience and knowledge of Waiver programs. 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.
|Closing Date||Open until filled|