Support individuals with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (IDD) with significant behavioral and psychiatric challenges by ensuring the access to supports beyond the array of services typically provided within community programs, will address crisis situations within Bexar County for persons who have IDD through training and linkages to crisis respite and crisis stabilization services; Collaborate with the service coordinator, other members of the Service Planning Team (SPT), and paid provider, to identify: A) prevention strategies to avoid potential crisis events and to promote the individual’s coping skills, and B) training and supports needs that provide the greatest chance of success of living in the community; Supports the service coordinator’s provision of on-going follow-up and monitoring activities, including assisting the service coordinator, other members of the SPT, and paid provider, in addressing concerns and issues identified during follow-up and monitoring visits, such as involvement with law enforcement and emergency departments; Serves as the liaison and advocate for individuals with IDD presenting in hospital emergency room and communicates with hospital staff to establish and coordinated admission and discharge plan; Provides ongoing support to individuals with IDD presenting in the emergency department for behavioral or complex medical needs to establish effective transition plan back to community; Provides consultation to hospital staff relating to community resources and wavier provider services; Communicates with individual, family and community providers to discuss discharge options and transition back to the community.
Bachelor’s degree in Social, Behavioral, or Human Service, Psychology, Social Work, Criminal Justice. One (1) year experience working with individuals with IDD in crisis; One (1) year experience in teaching, conducting/facilitating training for individuals and groups; has at least one (1) year of experience working directly with persons with intellectual disability or other developmental disabilities. At least one (1) year experience linking and coordinating hospital discharges. Other Qualifications: A qualified intellectual disability professional as defined in 42 Code of Federal regulations, §483.430(a) or a Board Certified Assistant Behavior Analyst (BCABA); Must be fluent in both English and Spanish; Adequate health and physical mobility as required for First Aid/CPR provision and application of SAMA techniques. This position is a Pay Grade 15, with a starting annual salary of $46,948.12. Open until 01/14/2020. Only electronic online applications will be accepted.
Equal Opportunity Employer