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As a condition of employment, all CCS employees are required to qualify for an Arizona Level One Fingerprint Clearance Card

Service Coordinator III (Vocational and Deafblind)

Position Purpose

This position will perform intakes/assessments on all consumers in the system and will coordinate all services to the various departments.    Provides direct services to a caseload of individuals who may be deaf, hard of hearing, deafblind, or deaf/hard of hearing with significant disabilities and provides the support needed to obtain community resources, life skills, and stabilization their lives.  This position will work with staff and community referral entities to appropriately assess consumer needs as well as identify internal service needs and external resources.  Maintains necessary case records and client file documentation.  Position may from time to time be stressful and require a high demand of performance. This position is required to travel to meet needs of referred persons.  May perform other duties as assigned.

Essential Functions

  • Works with referring agencies/organizations throughout New Mexico to provide direct service to individuals (“consumers”) in community settings, home residences, and/or at job sites throughout the State.
  • Conducts intake services to include reviewing referral information, completing appropriate management forms (e.g., Intake, History, Confidentiality, Authorization to Release Information, etc.), conducts assessment to identify needed services (available from COPD and/or other agencies/entities,  presents information at client coordination meetings, and develops and implements/oversees consumer service plans
  • Develops and implements, with staff assistance, consumer assessment procedures, to include both ecological assessments and person centered planning as well as standardized intake and assessment procedures
  • Coordinates services that consumers receive from Community Outreach Program for the Deaf (COPD) which are Vocational, Deafblind and Special Services, and Interpreting.
  • Participates on the Vocational as well as the Deafblind and Special Services service teams; ensures consumers’ services meets identified and authorized services according contracts
  • Provides advocacy for consumers in the areas of public benefits programs, education, and accessibility within various systems in the community
  • Supports consumers in need with parenting skills, budgeting and family resources to ensure stability within the family.
  • Develops and coordinates workshops throughout the state on specific areas to support consumers’ needs that may include; financial stability, taxes, estate planning, life coaching, prevention of domestic violence and substance abuse, self-advocacy, conflict resolution, communication skills, how to use Support Service Providers (SSPs), etc.
  • Coordinates the current emergency/crisis screening process; works with consumers in crisis to determine eligibility for emergency assistance (food, housing, utilities, transportation) funding; refers consumers to appropriate community resources
  • Tracks referrals to outside agencies (DVR, SSA, DHS, NMCDHH, NMCFB, etc.) to ensure  services are accessible and provided in a timely manner
  • Assists consumers in the coordination of services received jointly from COPD and other agencies/entities.
  • Assists consumers in securing appointments and arranging necessary access supports
  • Provides technical assistance and consultation with other community organizations on effective practices when providing services to individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing, and/or deafblind which will promote greater access for these individuals to services and supports in the community
  • Develops and administers an internal emergency/walk in system that supports consumers and agency and works with external resources for emergency options.
  • Conducts case staffing with appropriate staff; schedules and monitors case review processes
  • Reports caseload size, consumer needs and staffing patterns to supervisor for review of         productivity
  • Maintains a case load and billable hours needed to meet contractual obligations.
  • Responsible for maintaining all cases and caseloads and contract requirements in accordance with outside agency service contracts
  • Maintains required case/unit records/documentation of consumer contact and services to include unit counts, file notes using (SOAP format) and other documentation required by CCS/COPD and/or contracts ensuring that records/documentation are up-to-date and complete
  • Participates in training and in-services to enhance professional growth
  • Maintains healthy communication with contractors, employees, and supervisor
  • May drive agency or personal vehicle on company business

 

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s in Counseling, Rehabilitation, Social Work, Special Education, or related field
  • Fluency in American Sign Language and various manual communication modes
  • Knowledge of DD system, Vocational Rehabilitation, and CARF accreditation standards
  • 2 years of experience working with individuals who are deafblind and/or deaf/hard of hearing with a significant disability in a professional counseling, case management capacity, education and/or rehabilitation setting
  • The proven ability to write grammatically correct and clear reports and other documents
  • Pass drug screening
  • Pass FBI Fingerprint Criminal History Summary
  • Valid New Mexico Driver License, proof of insurance, New Mexico Motor Vehicle Division Motor Vehicle Report, and reliable safe transportation

 

 

Desired Qualifications

  • Master’s in Counseling, Social Work, Special Education, Rehabilitation or related field
  • Additional years of directly related experience (service coordination, vocational rehabilitation, counseling or case management for individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing, deaf/hard of hearing with significant disabilities, and/or deafblind)
  • Specialized training in working with individuals who are deafblind
  • Experience designing and facilitating service plans for individuals who are deafblind
  • LPC, LISW, LAC, CRC/CRCC, or NBCC
No.: 03-10-093
Location: Community Outreach Program for the Deaf - Albuquerque
Status: Full Time - Non Exempt
Salary: $15.00 - $22.25 DOE

How to Apply

Catholic Community Services

140 W. Speedway Blvd. #230

Tucson, AZ  85705

 

Fax resume and cover letter –520-770-8505

 

Email resume and cover letter – humanresources@ccs-soaz.org

 

For more information visit our website at: www.ccs-soaz.org

Selection

Applicants will be rated and evaluated based upon of their qualifications, training and related job experience

We encourage our Veterans to apply

Open: Dec 7, 2018
Closing Date: Open Until Filled

Due to the volume of applications we receive, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

Any individual seeking accommodations should contact the Corporate Director of Human Resources at 520-623-0344, ext.1068

Catholic Community Services of Southern Arizona strengthens families, supports communities, provides compassionate services, and strives for excellence.  For more information visit our website at: www.ccs-soaz.org

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