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WCSI Position Title: Supports Coordinator
Position Classification: Caseworker 1
MCR Code: P3001
Department: IDD
Supervisor: SC Supervisor
Position Status: Full-Time/Regular/Non-Exempt
Prepared Date: 02/01/2013


This Position Description outlines Essential Duties and Responsibilities in which the incumbent will receive training on during a One (1) Year Introductory Period.

This is a full-time non-exempt position that is responsible for the ongoing assessment of consumer needs and the development, preparation, and implementation of a comprehensive Individual Support Plan. Primary work hours will be Monday through Friday, 8:30 am to 4:30 pm with a 1/2 hour lunch (37.5 hrs/week) unless otherwise agreed upon. The position is responsible for locating, coordinating, and monitoring services to include incident management, service linkage, crisis intervention, and consumer advocacy. The tasks are carried out within the principles and philosophy of Self-Determination, Positive Approaches, and Everyday Lives. Works as an interdisciplinary team member. Completes and maintains all records and other relevant paperwork accurately and promptly. Adheres to the philosophies of the agency as it applies to Quality Assurance.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

Include the following, (other duties may be assigned as deemed necessary by management):

Compliance: Adheres to WCSI, county, state, and federal regulations governing Supports Coordination service provisions. Attends specially designed training programs provided though WCSI, county, state, and federal agencies. Assessment: Assess consumer needs utilizing assessment tools such as Prioritization of Urgency of Needs for Services, Personal Plan Information, and Adaptive Behavior Assessment Scales, consumer and/or collateral interview, and review of educational, clinical, and social information. Needs assessment will consider current and historical information. Individual Support Plan: Develops, prepares, and implements a comprehensive Individual Support Plan which includes outcomes based on consumer needs and desires, provider and team input. Outcomes are strength oriented and all services are linked to an outcome.

Regulations: Adhere with Targeted Service Management regulations. A current comprehensive plan must be completed and updated at least annually. Adhere to Waiver Regulations to include the Individual Support Plan and Monitoring Requirements.

Locating, Coordinating, and Monitoring: Responsibilities include assessing needs, making necessary referrals for services and for community/generic resources, and monitoring the provision of services and the overall health, safety, and satisfaction of the individuals whom they serve. Problem solving techniques are utilized as well. Required to complete service preference when applicable, make referrals for Behavioral Health Services, and update the POMS Consumer Registry and Quarterly Update Status Forms. Responsible to complete appropriate authorizations.

Home and Community Service Information System (HCSIS): Possess the necessary computer skills in order to successfully navigate the web-based system. Responsible for developing the Individual Support Plan including outcome development. Responsible for completing critical revisions and budget information. Complete necessary monitoring requirements per regulations and enter the monitoring information into HCSIS. Document in HCSIS case note format all case activity for a particular individual. Complete and update demographic information for each individual. Responsible for Incident Management which includes recognizing an incident, ensuring health and safety of the individual, completing necessary reports in HCSIS, and monitoring the follow through surrounding a particular incident.

Advocacy: Advocates for the consumer to ensure responsiveness from natural, community, generic, and specialized services. Advocacy includes providing information, removing barriers, and creating options for resolving problems.

Documentation: Maintain records and document contacts with consumers. Maintains documentation for compliance and regulations. Completes Waiver Packet when funding is identified and also maintains re-certification documentation annually. Completes paperwork and other program related material in an efficient manner. Consistently maintain service provisions in accordance with the department standard, as established by WCSI.

Professional/Technical Responsibilities: Extensive knowledge of theories, principles, and techniques related to service obtained by attending necessary training and accessing current information in the field. Possess the ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with consumers, associates, and agency personnel. Possess knowledge of community resources and have an ability to facilitate meetings and professionally represent the agency. Acts as a liaison to other service systems.

Other Duties: This position may be required to perform other duties, as may be assigned by a Supports Coordinator Supervisor or management staff.

Supervisor Responsibility

This position has no supervisory responsibilities. The Supports Coordinator reports directly to the IDD Supervisor and may take direction from the IDD Director and/or the Executive Director.



Education and/or Experience:
Bachelor's Degree in Human Services of other related field with minimum one (1) year work experience in BH/IDD.

 Language Skills:
Strong Interpersonal skills, effective oral and written communications skills. Ability to prepare clear and concise reports and documentation.

Certificates, Licenses, Registrations:

Valid PA driver's license, Proof of valid Auto Insurance, ACT 33 (Child Abuse), ACT 34 (Criminal Record), FBI Clearance. There will be monthly screenings of PA Medicheck List, LEIE and EPLS.

Physical/Mental Demands:
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to operate a motor vehicle, sit, stand, walk, bend and lift objects of up to 10 pounds. The employee regularly uses a computer, phone, fax, copier and other essential office equipment to carry out daily work assignments.

Substantial problem solving in response to urgent/emergency situations, which may require immediate action.  Ability to apply principles of leadership and management in daily practice.

Work Environment:
The services of this job are community based. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is exposed to a combination of office and outside/travel conditions and regularly exposed to moderate levels of noise.  Exposure to outside weather conditions will exist.



The incumbent selected for this position will be required to pass a pre-employment drug screen, as per WCSI’s Drug Awareness Policy.

This position description is not an employment agreement or contract, but rather a description of the expectations of job duties and responsibilities as assigned to this position. Management has the exclusive right to alter the scope of work within the framework of this position description and the position classification, at any time without prior notice.



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