DEPARTMENT OF ECONOMIC SECURITY
Providing Opportunity, Assistance and Care for Arizonans in need!
ARIZONA MANAGEMENT SYSTEM (AMS):
All Arizona state employees operate within the Arizona Management System (AMS), an intentional, results-driven approach for doing the work of state government whereby every employee reflects on performance, reduces waste, and commits to continuous improvement with sustainable progress. Through AMS, every state employee seeks to understand customer needs, identify problems, improve processes, and measure results. State employees are highly engaged, collaborative and embrace a culture of public service.
CASE MANAGER LEAD EARLY INTERVENTION/COMMUNITY
Division of Developmental Disabilities
6740 S. Tucson Boulevard
Tucson, AZ 85756
The Division of Developmental Disabilities (DDD) is seeking for a highly motivated individual to join our team as a Case Manager Lead-Early Intervention/Community. This position is responsible of gathering all necessary information and documentation for determining eligibility and/or re-determining eligibility for services following federal and state mandates, agency policy and procedures relating to Early Intervention, educational programs, behavioral health, vocational rehabilitation services, Arizona Health Care Cost Containment System (AHCCCS) long-term care, targeted support coordination and state contracted or non-contracted agencies.
In compliance with requirements, drive vehicle to conduct on-site, home visits to meet with members/families to develop relationships & become familiar with family dynamics/needs/supports and make appropriate referrals to community agencies.
Facilitate multi-disciplinary Individual Family Support Plan (IFSP) meetings for members/children (minimum of every 6 months on every child) to determine & identify services for member to work toward successful acquisition of outcomes within the member's natural environment.
Write referrals for chosen providers to ensure funding is secured for services. Conduct on-site visits with schools and service providers to ensure Plans are appropriately implemented and quality assured.
Provide assistance and support to members/families in crisis. Attend meetings with members/families, service providers and others as required. Identify and resolve problems.
Compile information from a variety of sources to make recommendations for eligibility determinations and re-determinations of eligibility.
Write comprehensive progress notes and maintain case records.
Prepare a variety of reports and complete special projects. Develop and maintain files for each child
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES (KSAs):
Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA)
Methods, procedures and techniques used in the development of Individual Family Support Plans (IFSP)
Principles and practices of case management and community resources
Child development principles
Effective verbal and written communication
Coordinating and facilitating meetings
Problem identification and resolution
Work independently and within diverse work teams
Organize and manage a case load
Document case files and information within required/mandated time lines
Lead a team of Support Coordination in the absence of the supervisor
A Bachelor's degree in Early Childhood, Early Childhood Special Education, Family Studies, Speech-Language Pathology, Physical Therapy or Occupational Therapy from an accredited college or university; OR a Bachelor's degree in a closely related field from an accredited college or university with review of coursework and approved by the Arizona Early Intervention Program (AzEIP) and one (1) year of experience working with people with developmental disabilities; OR Developmental Specialists or Service Coordinators (Support Coordinators), hired in the AzEIP system before July 1, 2001, documentation of continued satisfactory work in the AzEIP system from that date of hire, and three years of Service Coordinator (Support Coordinator) experience which must include one (1) year of experience working with people with developmental disabilities, are required
Bilingual ( English/Spanish) is desired
Have a current, valid state issued driver's license appropriate to the assignment. Employee is subject to driver's license record checks and must maintain an acceptable driving record, valid motor vehicle insurance and registration, and must complete any required training (see Arizona Administrative Code R2-10-207.12)
Successfully complete the Electronic Employment Eligibility Verification Program (E-Verify), applicable to all newly hired State employees
Successfully pass background and reference checks. Employment is contingent upon completion of the above-mentioned process and the agency's ability to reasonably accommodate any restrictions
Employee shall have a valid level one fingerprint clearance card issued pursuant to Arizona Revised Statute 41-2758.07 in order to work with children and vulnerable adults
Candidates for this position shall be subject to a search of both the Child Protective Services Central Registry pursuant to A.R.S. 8-804 and the Adult Protective Services Registry pursuant to A.R.S. 46-459
The Department of Economic Security offers a comprehensive benefits package to include:
Vacation with 10 paid holidays per year
Health and dental insurance
Life insurance and long-term disability insurance
Optional employee benefits include short-term disability insurance, deferred compensation plans, and supplemental life insurance
Positions in this classification participate in the Arizona State Retirement System (ASRS).
Please note, enrollment eligibility will become effective after 27 weeks of employment.
If you have any questions, please feel free to contact 520-638-2684 for assistance.
Persons with a disability may request a reasonable accommodation such as a sign language interpreter or an alternative format by contacting 602-364-3981. Requests should be made as early as possible to allow time to arrange the accommodation. Arizona State Government is an AA/EOE/ADA Reasonable Accommodation Employer.
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