Program Specialist IV

Texas Health & Human Services Commission Houston , TX 77020

Posted 2 weeks ago

This position conducts surveys for the Home and Community-based Services (HCS) and Texas Home Living (TxHmL) programs.

This position is responsible for facilitating, and acting as a team member, on certification surveys and monitoring visits to ensure compliance with Texas Administrative Code governing these programs.

This position also may conduct residential inspections of HCS Host Home/Companion Care, 3- person, and 4-person residences, and monitoring visits. Surveyors conduct these visits to ensure the residence is a healthy, safe and comfortable environment for the individuals who live there. This position must use professional judgement, provide technical assistance to providers, produce written reports, and take action necessary to ensure the health and safety of individuals served in each residence.

This position may also conduct on-site follow up visits for complaints, deaths, and Provider Investigations (PI) findings related to abuse, neglect, or exploitation, as well as other concerns. This position requires extensive local and occasional statewide travel (80%). Essential Job Functions:

Attends work on a regular and predictable schedule in accordance with agency leave policy and performs other duties as assigned. Attends and participates in regular staff meetings.

Must be able to prioritize multiple and competing priorities on a daily basis. Must be able to delegate responsibilities to team members on surveys. Must maintain accountability for self and others on the survey team.

Must be able to work in a fast-pace and frequently changing environment. Must be able to manage time efficiently and meet multiple deadlines. Provides technical assistance to the provider to help resolve issues of noncompliance.

Prepares professional correspondence for internal and external stakeholders. Presents at conferences and workshops as needed. Knowledge Skills Abilities:


Knowledge of the HCS and/or TxHmL Waiver Programs. Experience evaluating services for individuals with an intellectual and/or a developmental disability.

Experience producing professional correspondence. Experience with MS-Office and other databases. Experience providing direct service to individuals with an intellectual and/or a developmental disability for at least one year. Registration or Licensure

Requirements:

Meet the federal requirements of a Qualified Intellectual Disability Professional (preferred), Have a bachelor's degree, or higher, in a human services field (Not limited to: Psychology, Sociology, Social Work, Special Education, Counseling, or Criminal Justice with at least 30 hours of rehabilitative coursework), or Have a non-human services degree and at least 3 years of experience working directly with individuals with intellectual or developmental disabilities Initial Selection Criteria:

Knowledge of the HCS and/or TxHmL or similar waiver programs. Experience evaluating the quality of services for individuals with an intellectual and/or a developmental disability.

Experience providing direct service to individuals with an intellectual and/or a developmental disability for at least one year. Meet the federal requirements of a Qualified Intellectual Disability Professional (QIDP) or 3 years of experience providing IDD services directly to individuals. Additional Information:

This position requires a minimum of 80% travel. Extensive out-of-town travel is required.

Must not have been convicted of a job-related misdemeanor or felony offense as listed under Health and Safety Code 250.006. Must pass fingerprinting criminal background check. Must disclose any conflict of interest Req #411680 MOS Code:

There are no direct military occupation(s) related to the initial selection criteria and registration for this position. All active duty, reservist, guardsmen and veterans are encouraged to apply. For more information see the Texas State Auditor's Military Crosswalk at http://www.hr.sao.state.tx.us/Compensation/JobDescriptions.aspx.

HHS agencies use E-Verify. You must bring your I-9 documentation with you on your first day of work.

I-9 Form - Click here to download the I-9 form.

In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), HHS agencies will provide reasonable accommodation during the hiring and selection process for qualified individuals with a disability. If you need assistance completing the on-line application, contact the HHS Employee Service Center at 1-888-894-4747. If you are contacted for an interview and need accommodation to participate in the interview process, please notify the person scheduling the interview.



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