Do you want to make a difference in people's lives? The Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) is looking for you to join our team and become one of our outstanding Service Coordinators within the Division of Developmental Disabilities (DDD). DDD provides funding and oversight of services to persons served within the Home and Community-Based Services (HCBS) waiver program to include persons with disabilities, including physical or persons with intellectual/developmental disabilities, children with special health care needs, or the aging. A successful candidate is someone who can manage diverse relationships, is action oriented, communicates effectively and is organized.
What we can offer you:
• Stable Employment Opportunity
• Career Development and Learning
• Tuition Reimbursement
• 156% match of first 4.8% contribution to Retirement Plan
• 13 Paid Holidays
• Generous Leave Accruals and Benefits
• Opportunity to be part of a caring organization
• Flexible Schedules
The State of Nebraska values our teammates as well as a supportive environment that strives to promote diversity, inclusion, and belonging. We recruit, hire, train, and promote in all job classifications and at all levels without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, disability, marital status, or genetics.
You have the passion, we have the opportunities - let's make a difference for Nebraskans!
Omaha State Office Building - 1313 Farnam St.
Examples of Work
In this position, you will serve as a case manager for people who have been determined eligible for the Aged and Disabled Waiver or the Developmental Disabilities Day Waiver or Comprehensive Waiver.
As a Service Coordinator, you will:
• Coordinate and oversee the delivery of services
• Conduct assessments and eligibility determinations
• Develop plans of services and supports
• Provide appropriate referrals
• Monitor provision of services
• Ensure health, welfare, and safety of those we support
Qualifications / Requirements
REQUIREMENTS: Bachelor's degree and professional experience in: education, psychology, social work, sociology, human services, or a related field and experience in services or programs for person with intellectual or other developmental disabilities. Possess a valid driver's license and have immediate access to a reliable vehicle. A state vehicle may be provided dependent upon office location.
PREFERRED: Experience with developing person centered plans, completing assessments, habilitation, program implementation, team and meeting facilitation, experience in Word, Excel, Outlook, Nfocus and Therap. Experience in services or programs for people with special healthcare needs.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
Knowledge of: Current practices in the field of community-based services for persons with intellectual and developmental disabilities, aged and disabled supports and community based programming to support people to live their best life, person-centered planning; case management, the principles of normalization; positive behavioral supports; statutes and regulations pertaining to delivery of HCBS waiver services.
Skill in: Facilitate meetings and discussions; be organized and able to prioritize one's own work; communicate to relay information to staff, management, community professionals and family members/guardians; develop and assess person centered plans; mobilize resources to meet people's needs; engage and develop working relationships with all those you work with
Ability to: be flexible and adapt to new and changing circumstances; manage time and work flow to work independently and meet deadlines; monitor services provided; analyze behavioral data; conduct formal assessments; be available through regular and predictable work attendance; and demonstrate professionalism.
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