The Department of Economic Security, Division of Developmental Disabilities (DDD), is seeking an experienced and highly motivated individual to join our team as a Case Manager Unit Supervisor – Early Intervention Unit. This position is responsible for the supervision of a unit of support coordinators in the Early Intervention Unit, which serves children with developmental disabilities and their families.
This position is responsible for the supervision of a unit of support coordinators in the Early Intervention Unit, which serves children with developmental disabilities and their families. Ensures quality and timeliness of eligibility determinations. The purpose of early intervention is to support the family in their relationship with their child with a delay or disability. The end result of early intervention is to develop a firm foundation, that is convenient and attainable for the family, upon which the family may challenge and nurture development to build a child's independence and wellbeing in all environments throughout their lifetime.
Accountable for the:
• Supervision of support coordinators in an Early Intervention Unit
• Assigning caseloads and scheduling work assignments
• Audit of caseloads based on established guidelines
• Eligibility determination for the Division of Developmental Disabilities (DDD) and AZ Early Intervention Program (AzEIP)
• Development of the Individualized Family Support Plans (IFSP)/Individual Support Plans (ISP)
• Coordination of identified supports and services for families and children of greater complexity
• Transition out of early intervention
• Supervises and directs the work activities of subordinate staff; provides necessary training; provides technical advice and assistance to staff regarding development, implementation, or monitoring of member IFSP/ISP; completes performance evaluations.
• Reviews cases assigned to work unit; assesses needs and assigns case to staff; reviews IFSP/ISP developed by Support Coordinator to ensure member needs are met; ensures assignments area completed within established timelines in compliance with quality standards.
• Attends and facilitates meetings, e.g., staff meetings, district supervisory meetings, meetings with representatives of other governmental and community organizations, and district and statewide work groups.
• Meets with subordinate staff to assist with identifying necessary changes and modifications to IFSPs/ISPs.
• Develops IFSPs/ISPs for the most difficult and complex cases assigned to the work unit; interviews and counsels members and their family/guardians; makes modifications to the IFSP/ISP as necessary.
• Reviews, verifies, and authorizes expenditures to ensure compliance with budgetary constraints.
• Prepares reports relating to cases assigned to the work unit.
• Completes special projects as assigned, e.g., conduct unit, district, or statewide training as needed.
• Knowledge of social, intellectual, and behavioral problems of people with developmental disabilities
• Knowledge of Federal and State Statutes, agency policies and procedures relating to the care and treatment of persons with developmental disabilities
• Knowledge of principles and practices of case management, methodology, procedures, and techniques in development of Individualized Family Support Plans (IFSP)/Individual Support Plans (ISP), or Person Centered Plans for people with developmental disabilities
• Skills in oral and written communication
• Skills in workload management
• Skills in interviewing, counseling, and interpersonal relations
• Ability to work independently and within diverse work teams
• Ability to assess the needs and determine the suitability of Individual Family Support Plans/Individual Service Plans, teaching and coaching/training
• Ability to maintain confidentiality
• The ideal candidate will possess 3 years experience as a lead case manager in a Support coordination unit
• 2 years of supervisory/manager experience.
• In-state travel is required. This position requires possession of and ability to retain a current, valid state-issued driver’s license appropriate to the assignment. Employees who drive on state business are subject to driver’s license record checks, must maintain acceptable driving records and must complete any required driver training (see Arizona Administrative Code R2-10-207.12.). Employees may be required to use their own transportation as well as maintaining valid motor vehicle insurance and current Arizona vehicle registration; however, mileage will be reimbursed.
• 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 the Child Protective Services Central Registry pursuant to A.R.S. 8-804.
• A minimum of a Bachelor’s degree in Early Childhood, Early Child Special Education, Family Studies, OR a Bachelor’s degree in a closely related field (e.g., Psychology, Social Work, Elementary Education, or Sociology) with review of course and approval by ADES/AzEIP; OR if hired in the AzEIP system as a Service Coordinator before July 1 2001, documentation of continued satisfactory work in the AzEIP system in a Service Coordinator position from that date of hire.
We offer a competitive benefits package that is unmatched by the private sector and a culture that encourages team success and advocates for personal advancement.
-Affordable Health, Dental, Vision and Life and Disability Insurance
-10 holidays per year
-Paid Vacation and Sick time off - start earning it your 1st day
-Eligible to participate in the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program (must meet qualifications)
-Contribute to, and participate in the Arizona State Retirement System
-Ride Share and Public Transit Subsidy
-Career Advancement Opportunities
-Opportunity to work remotely (home office) on an ad-hoc basis
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State employees are required to participate in the Arizona State Retirement System (ASRS), the State sponsored retirement contribution plan and the Long-Term Disability (LTD) program after a 27-week waiting period. The ASRS defined benefit plan provides for life-long income upon retirement. You will also have the option to participate in a voluntary deferred compensation program to take advantage of tax-deferred retirement investments.
On, or shortly after, your first day of work you will be provided with additional information about the available insurance plans, enrollment instructions, submission deadlines and effective dates.
For questions about this career opportunity, please email Jeanne Endicott at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Persons with a disability may request a reasonable accommodation such as a sign language interpreter or an alternative format by contacting 480-589-4222.
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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State employees are highly engaged, collaborative and embrace a culture of public service.
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