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State Services Coordinator - Region 1

Company: State of Georgia
Location: Forsyth
Posted on: May 26, 2023

Job Description:

State Services Coordinator - Region 1
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Behavioral Health and Developmental Disabilities, Georgia Department of - DBHDD
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Mar 31, 2023 Post Date
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The Georgia Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Disabilities (DBHDD) is the state agency that focuses solely on policies, programs, and services for people with mental health challenges, substance use disorders, intellectual and developmental disabilities, or any combination of these. As Georgia's public safety net, DBHDD operates six field offices and five hospitals throughout the state within three program areas: behavioral health, developmental disabilities and hospital services.
The main office for DBHDD is located in downtown Atlanta.
Job Description
Job Title: State Services Coordinator - Region 1
Pay Grade: I
Job Summary:
The candidate chosen for this position will perform the duties listed below in multiple counties in east central Georgia. The position is field based, with supervision from the Region 1 Field Office in Cumming, GA. The territory that this position will cover will include the Counties around the northwest most corner of the state, the main counties that they would be working in would be Whitfield, Walker, Murray, Gordon, Floyd, Catoosa, Haralson, Polk, Floyd, Chattanooga, and Douglas, with additional adjacent territory included on an as needed basis. The individual who is chosen for this position will live in one of the assigned or adjacent counties to those listed. State Services Coordinators maintain a caseload of approximately 55 individuals who receive State-Funded Services through contracted providers in your assigned territory.
Essential Responsibilities:
State Service Coordinators develop service plans with and monitor services for Individuals with intellectual or developmental disabilities (IDD) who have been screened and determined eligible for State Funded Services. State Services Coordinators are assigned specific counties/provider locations, and under general supervision, will perform the following duties for Individuals on their caseloads:

  • Communicates with individuals in a manner appropriate to the individual's abilities to gather required information; communicates with families and other authorized parties to obtain information necessary to maintain awareness of changing circumstances, current level of need, and specific support needs

  • Assist individuals with IDD to choose state funded service providers by providing information on providers and facilitating meetings with potential providers

  • Periodically reassess needs, hopes and desires coupled with assessment of risks and protection

  • Schedules and facilitates ISP meetings

  • Develops Individual Support Plans (ISPs)

  • Develops and maintains knowledge of community resources and maintains a network of community contacts; uses this knowledge to educate and advise families, providers, and caregivers as appropriate

  • Complies with HIPAA and all DBHDD policies regarding confidentiality of protected health information

  • Reports concerns of abuse, neglect, exploitation or immediate risk to an individual as required by policy

  • Systematically monitor the implementation and the effectiveness of the ISP and the health and safety of each individual on the caseload via visits and review of documentation

    Entry Qualifications :
    Master's degree in a related field from an accredited college or university OR Bachelor's degree in a related field from an accredited college or university AND Two years of related experience. Note: Some positions require eligibility for licensure.
    Preferred Qualifications:
    Experience with or knowledge of individuals with intellectual/developmental disabilities, Medicaid waivers, and DBHDD I/DD services; experience working successfully without daily contact with a supervisor.
    Spanish fluency (optional) not required.
    In addition to a competitive salary & benefits, GA Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Disabilities is part of a statewide initiative called Total Rewards that seeks to attract and retain employees by supplementing their base pay and benefits with programs designed to improve the quality of their work environment and lead to greater job satisfaction and work/life balance. Eligible employees are offered generous benefits, including health and dental insurance; retirement and savings plan options; and paid holidays, vacation and sick leave. For more information, visit
    Employment Requirements To ensure the safety and wellbeing of our employees, individuals and communities we serve, certain positions within DBHDD may require evaluations, vaccinations, professional licensure and certifications. Licenses must be current and enable providers to practice within the State of Georgia.
    The following are a listing of evaluations and vaccinations that may be required for employees, including those not involved with direct care:

    • Drug Screening

    • TB Evaluation

    • Annual Influenza*

      *Limited exemptions may be made for documented medical contraindications or religious beliefs that object to vaccinations.
      DBHDD is an Equal Opportunity Employer It is the policy of DBHDD to provide equal employment opportunity (EEO) to all persons regardless of age, color, national origin, citizenship status, physical or mental disability, race, religion, creed, gender, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, genetic information, marital status, status with regard to public assistance, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law. Due to the volume of applications received, we are unable to provide information on application status by phone or e-mail. All qualified applicants will be considered but may not necessarily receive an interview. Selected applicants will be contacted by the hiring agency for next steps in the selection process.
      This position is subject to close at any time once a satisfactory applicant pool has been identified.
      When applying for this position, you will be asked if you meet the minimum qualifications for this position as stated below and may possibly be presented with additional questions to assess preferred qualifications. Preference will be given to applicants who meet one or more of the preferred qualifications and have demonstrated relevant experience clearly indicated in their work history.
      Master's degree in a related field from an accredited college or university OR Bachelor's degree in a related field from an accredited college or university AND Two years of related experience. Note: Some positions require eligibility for licensure.
      Additional Information

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      • Requisition ID: SOC0B0A

      • Number of Openings: 1

      • Shift: Day Job

      • Posting End Date: May 29, 2023

Keywords: State of Georgia, Macon , State Services Coordinator - Region 1, Other , Forsyth, Georgia

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