Service Coordinator

LOCATION:  Victoria, Texas

JOB PURPOSE: To ensure that any individual seeking admission into a Medicaid-certified nursing facility or currently residing in such a facility is screened and evaluated for mental illness, intellectual disability, and developmental disabilities.  Purpose of the evaluation is to determine whether an individual identified was having mental illness, intellectual disability or developmental disability needs specialized services. To identify alternate placement options when necessary or requested. To identify specialized services that may benefit the individual.  To meet routinely with individual at the nursing facility to monitor the specialized services Must meet multiple deadlines and reporting requirements. May perform other work duties as assigned by Program Manager. Work is performed under the general supervision of the Program Manager with considerable latitude for the exercise of discretion and independent judgment.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS and DUTIES: Preadmission Screening and Review is a federally mandated program.  PASRR Service Coordinator is to ensure that any individual seeking admission into a Medicaid - certified nursing facility or currently residing in such a facility is screened and evaluated for mental illness, intellectual disability and developmental disability.  Duties include but are not limited to completing assessments that assist in determining services that the individual is eligible to receive, provide education about community living options for the individual and families, or to assist as needed to arrange community services outside the nursing facilities.  Service Coordinator is responsible for meeting with the individual at least monthly at the nursing facility as well as contacting nursing facility staff, family, or other collateral to aide in the monitoring service and developing person-centered plans of care.

REPORTS TO:  PASRR Manager   

LEVEL OF SUPERVISION REQUIRED:  General

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, ABILITIES, and COMPETENCY: Must have computer experience to include, Microsoft Word, Excel, and Outlook.  Must have good organizational skills to achieve multiple deadlines.

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE REQUIRED:

Required: A bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university with a major in social, behavioral, or human services or is a registered nurse.  (Social, behavioral, and human services are:  psychology; social work; medicine; nursing; rehabilitation; counseling; sociology; human development; physician's assistant; gerontology; education psychology; special education; early childhood intervention; or early childhood education.) 

Preferred: At least six months experience in providing IDD services to adults, children and adolescents.

DEGREE AND/OR CERTIFICATION REQUIRED (IF APPLICABLE): BA/BS in field specified above

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS and ENVIRONMENTAL CHECKLIST:  Abilities required to perform the essential and marginal tasks of this job:  Walking, operating office equipment, standing, operating motor vehicle, light lifting (under 15 lbs), sitting, ability to see, identify colors, light carrying, straight pulling, hearing (without aid), ability to write, ability to count, ability to read, simple grasping, and ability to tell time.  

Work site and environmental conditions that apply to this job:  Travel by car 45% of time, outside, inside, working closely with others, and working alone.

CRED/PRIV REQUIRED?  Yes    DRIVING REQUIRED:  Yes 

INTERPERSONAL RELATIONSHIPS: Consumers, family members, referral sources, nursing home staff, and general public

OTHER REQUIREMENTS OR CONDITIONS (specify): Current State of Texas Driver License or if you live in another state, must be currently licensed in that state. Liability insurance required.  Must be insurable by Center's liability carrier if employee operates a Center vehicle or drives personal car on Center business.