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Human Services Spec VII

Company: Dept of State Health Services
Location: Midland
Posted on: January 7, 2021

Job Description:

Under the supervision of Manager provides advanced and comprehensive case management consultation for families with children who have health risks, conditions or special health care needs. Provides Case Management for Children and Pregnant Women (CPW) programs, Newborn Screening (NBS), Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention Program (CLPP), Personal Care Services, and case management services for families in the Children with Special Health Care Services Program (CSHCN-SP). Assist families with the eligibility determination process for CSHCN-SP. Travels to conduct home visits. Complete Intakes, Family Needs Assessments, Service Plans, and Follow-up Services to families on caseload. Links families to community resources. Conduct comprehensive assessments to determine eligibility and need for PCS and Community First Choice (CFC). Conducts presentations and/or communicates program services changes to consumers/public in a positive and accurate manner. Actively participates and advocates in Community Resource Coordination Groups (CRCG), case management coalitions, and community organizations. Provides information and referral services. Completes administrative duties, special assignments, monthly reports and work activities in a professional and timely manner. Works collaboratively with public health staff in the event of a regional or state disaster. Attends to other assignments as directed by supervisor, Manager, Deputy Regional Director or designee. Maintains confidentiality.


Essential Job Functions:
(l. EJF (50%): Client Services

Provides specialized Social Work consultation and assessment to families of children who are medically fragile and other identified populations to determine Personal Care Services Eligibility. Conducts Needs Assessment on all open Case management cases and completes Individual Service Plan with follow up assessments. Conducts follow-up visits with families to determine if services have been rendered or are still needed. May need to attend school meetings or group conferences for clients receiving case management. Documents all relevant information properly and in a timely manner. Maintains case files and enters family encounter information into an online database.


ll. EJF (20%): Community & Outreach

Collaborates with community groups, other regions, public health entities, and regional program staff. Attends community events related to case management needs. Provides presentations and information to stakeholders and other community members as needed. Participates and collaborates with local, state and federal social service entities and others to promote efforts to service families with children who have health risks, conditions and special health care needs. Attends trainings and seminars to obtain and further knowledge about resources in the community. Provides presentations and information to stakeholders and other community members as needed.


lll. EJF (10%): Reporting

Responsible for reporting all SH&SS activities to meet regional program goals and objectives and reporting to Program Manager. Ensures that all case related and community activities are properly documenting in the appropriate database as determined by central office or regional needs.


lV: EJF(10%): Quality Assurance

Create corrective action plans after receiving the results of Quality Assurance files audited. Maintain proper documentation of any QA audits. Document all corrective actions on TWICES. Assists in training new staff, volunteers and social worker interns. Participate in peer review for regional quality assurance.


V: EJF(10%): Other Duties as Assigned

Employee actively participates and/or serves in a supporting role to meet the agency's obligation for disaster response and/or recovery or Continuity of Operations (COOP) activation. Performs other duties as assigned.


Knowledge Skills Abilities:
Knowledge of Case Management principles and practices.

Knowledge of children's programs, such as Medicaid, CSHCN, Case Management for Children & Pregnant Women, CPS/Foster Care, SSI, NBS, NBHS, Lead, Early Childhood Intervention (ECI), and CHIP.

Knowledge of quality assurance and technical assistance policies and procedures.

Knowledge of community resources on a local, state and national level.

Knowledge of the cultural and socioeconomic issues related to health and disabilities.


Skill in using computer software programs in word processing, spreadsheets, databases, electronic mail and Internet, specifically MS Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Access and Outlook.

Skill in compiling monthly reports, travel reports, and time activity reports.

Skill in conducting in-home family needs assessments and developing service plans.

Skill in providing presentations and trainings.

Skill in conflict resolution, mediation, and problem solving.


Ability to work effectively as a team member in an interdisciplinary setting.

Ability to interpret and apply program policies and procedures.

Ability to provide professional leadership.

Ability to maintain confidentiality.

Ability to plan work in an orderly manner to manage caseloads and meet deadlines.

Ability to provide training and technical assistance to professionals.

Ability to speak and write effectively and to address audiences in a professional manner.

Ability to provide own transportation to conduct work duties.

Ability to work under minimum supervision with considerable latitude for initiative and independent judgment.

Ability to follow DSHS Policies and Procedures and adhere to the DSHS Standards of Conduct and Work Rules.


Registration or Licensure Requirements:
Current license to practice social work in the State of Texas.


Or


Current license to practice as a registered nurse in the State of Texas.


and


Must possess a valid Class C Texas driver's license, or equivalent license from another state.



Initial Selection Criteria:
Must be a Licensed Social Worker or Registered Nurse in the State of Texas- Required

Experience in Case Management principles and practices - 2 year preferred

Experience and good working knowledge of local resources-2 years preferred

Experience using effective organizational skills to meet deadlines- 2 years preferred

Experience in the use of computers and related equipment, including the use of Office Suite, spreadsheets, databases and presentation software required. -2 years preferred

Experience in oral and written communication- 2 years preferred


Additional Information:
Note: Military occupation(s) that relate to the initial selection criteria and registration or licensure requirements for this position may include: 4C0X1. For more information see the Texas State Auditor's Military Crosswalk at http://www.hr.sao.state.tx.us/Compensation/JobDescriptions.aspx

MOS Code:
4C0X1

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.

Keywords: Dept of State Health Services, Midland , Human Services Spec VII, Other , Midland, Texas

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