The Habilitation Coordinator is a special advocate for a vulnerable population of individuals residing in long-term care facilities. As a member of the Pre-Admission, Screening, Assessment and Resident Review (PASRR) Team, the Habilitation Coordinator coordinates services for adults with suspected mental illness or intellectual and developmental disabilities who are interested in living in the community with a variety of special supports instead of an institutional setting, or those who may need specialized behavioral health services as they reside in a nursing facility.
This position requires frequent use of initiative and independent judgment; assertive, professional intervention; frequent in person and/or telehealth services, long-term contact with individuals, families and service providers; and the ability to work with minimal supervision. Job responsibilities require flexible hours and schedule to meet the needs of families. We encourage a flex schedule if a visit after hours or on a weekend is more appropriate to meet a family or individual’s needs.
The person in this role 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, the Habilitation Specialist provides referrals to needed supports in the community.
Duties include providing habilitation coordination, service coordination (case management) and enhanced community coordination (if the resident transitions into the community) to a caseload of residents 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, Bluebonnet Trails Community Services provider staff, and families is necessary. The Habilitation Coordinator will carry a small caseload of about 25-30 people and will make monthly face to face contacts with individuals on the caseload.
Location: Based in Bastrop County; primarily remote
Salary: $21.46 – $29.07/hr
*Range of salary subject to applicable differentials listed below*
$1.00/hr 1 yr with BTCS
$1.00/hr 2 yrs with BTCS
$1.00/hr 4 yrs with BTCS
$1.00/hr 6 yrs with BTCS
$1.00/hr Master’s degree
$1.00/hr Advanced licensure
Why join our team?
BTCS Values our team members and believes it is important to reward and compensate our team members for their contribution to our success. BTCS offers competitive salaries, an excellent benefits package and generous leave accruals.
Medical Insurance: Through BlueCross Blue Shield, we offer comprehensive medical coverage for you and your eligible dependents with access to network and non-network health care providers. Coverage for employees and eligible dependents begins on the first day of the month following 60 days of employment.
Dental Insurance: Through Dental Select, we offer two coverage plans for dental care, to include preventative, basic and major services. Coverage for employees and eligible dependents begins on the first day of the month following 60 days of employment.
Vision Insurance: Through BlueCross BlueShield, we offer vision coverage to include discounts on everyday vision needs, such as eye exams and glasses and/ or contacts. Coverage for employees and eligible dependents begins on the first day of the month following 60 days of employment.
Prescription Plan: Through BlueCross BlueShield, we offer discounts on generic, preferred or brand-name drugs as well as non-preferred drugs at pharmacies or through a convenient home delivery program. Coverage for employees and eligible dependents begins on the first day of the month following 60 days of employment.
Flexible Spending Accounts: Optional pre-tax contributions for medical reimbursement and dependent care plans.
Family and Medical Leave: Job protection to provide care related to a child’s birth or adoption, or for yourself or a family member’s serious health condition.
Employee Assistance Program: Through Alliance Worksite Solutions, we offer a no cost, confidential employee assistance program as a resource to resolve personal, family, financial and legal problems for employees and their dependents.
Professional Development: Joining Bluebonnet Trails is about joining a culture of inclusiveness, collaboration, trust, and the invitation and expectation to have a voice. Bluebonnet offers employees the opportunity to participate in professional development that is skill based and offers continuing education courses to enhance knowledge and performance via online courses and instructor led webinars.
|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.|
Preferred Qualifications: Master’s degree in human services (social work, psychology, counseling). Professional licensure (LPC, LCSW, LMFT, Psychologist). Bilingual in English/Spanish or ASL. Experience and knowledge of Medicaid 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.
|Salary Amount||$44,636 - 60,465/year|
|Closing Date||Open until filled|