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DS Support Coordinator-Child 

Description

The Richmond Behavioral Health Authority is seeking a DS Support Coordinator to support our Children's Team. The incumbents primary responsibility will be providing support coordination services to individuals with intellectual and/or developmental disabilities and their families. Work is performed under the moderate supervision of the assigned supervisor. Work is conducted at an assigned RBHA worksite and/or off-site. The work location is guided by the assigned tasks and must be approved by the supervisor.

Working from a team approach and guided by person-centered thinking, the incumbent will provide assessment, planning, linking, monitoring, education and advocacy to adults and children who have an intellectual and/or developmental disability or children under the age of six who are at a development risk. The incumbent will ensure that needed services and supports are identified, delivered and documented according to the individual’s Person-Centered Plan. The incumbent will complete comprehensive documentation that meets regulatory, agency and reimbursement requirements. In carrying out the position requirements, the incumbent will maintain a positive working relationship with a variety of private providers, agencies, schools and professionals.

Essential Functions

  • Receive referrals and complete intakes if applicable;
  • Assess the individual and family needs by completing approved assessments, collecting/reviewing records and interviewing the individual, family/caregiver, and other providers;
  • Develops Person-Centered Individual Service Plans with the individual, family/caregiver and other providers as appropriate; reviews and updates service plans.
  • Coordinate and monitor the implementation of the Individual Service Plan;
  • Make referrals and links individuals to needed services and resources and coordinates individual services and treatment with multiple service providers and agencies;
  • Monitor implementation of the person-centered plan through regular contacts with providers and periodic site visits and home visits with the individual;
  • Evaluates the quality of services provided and changes in individual’s condition and counsels individuals as necessary; evaluates individuals’ environment for safety, security, and negative factors.
  • Enhance community integration through increasing individuals’ community access and involvement;
  • Provide consultation and supportive counseling to the individual and family/caregiver for problem resolution;
  • Complete documentation and maintain case records to meet the requirements of regulatory bodies;
  • Develop and maintain good working relationships with community resources and agencies to ensure effective coordination of services to individuals;
  • Acquire and maintain current information on available community resources;
  • Attends inter-disciplinary team meetings to discuss decisions for individuals’ plan of care; provides or arranges transportation; assists with discharge planning.
  • Represent the agency in committee and community groups in terms of networking and linking individuals with needed services and supports;
  • Advocate on behalf of the individual when necessary;
  • Report suspected cases of abuse, neglect and exploitation to the appropriate authorities;
  • Assist in orientating newly hired staff and facilitate shadowing opportunities.
  • Prepares a variety of reports; prepares and maintains individual electronic health record and other records.
  • Monitor, maintain and assist with the reinstatement of individual entitlements and benefits;
  • Perform other assigned duties consistent with established policies and procedures.

 

 
Position Requirements

Education and Experience

A minimum of a bachelor's degree in a human service field including, but not limited to, sociology, social work, special education, counseling, or psychology. An advanced degree in a related field fulfills the requirements if a qualified candidate does not have a bachelor’s degree in a related field area. At least 1 year documented experience working directly with individuals who have developmental disabilities.

Special Requirements

Valid driver's license in the Commonwealth of Virginia.

QDDP status upon hire.

 
Full-Time/Part-Time Full-Time  
Open Date 1/8/2021  
Close Date  
About the Organization Join the Fearless!

Richmond Behavioral Health Authority (RBHA) is licensed by the Virginia Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services and is the statutorily established public entity responsible for providing mental health, intellectual disabilities, substance abuse and prevention services to the citizens of the City of Richmond.

Our Mission:
RBHA promotes health, wellness, and recovery for the people and communities we serve.

Our Vision:
An inclusive, healthy community where individuals are inspired to reach their highest potential.

Our Values:
Equity / Innovation / Quality / Inclusion / Accessibility / Transparency / Compassion / Integrity

Creating Healthy Communities - One Person, One Family, One Community at a time.

RBHA is committed to providing behavioral health services to all Richmond residents regardless of race, color, gender, age, religion, disability, or national origin.

Services are provided directly by RBHA staff and through contracts with private providers in the community. Funding is received through fees from consumers, the Commonwealth of Virginia, the City of Richmond, and local and state grants.  
Starting Salary Range $44,427.56  
EOE Statement Richmond Behavioral Health Authority provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.

 

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