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Employer: Sedgwick County
Division: CDDO
Job Title: Service Access Specialist
Salary: $14.47 Hourly

Veterans' Preference is available for this vacancy.
To receive Veterans' Preference, you must supply a copy of your DD214 to the Human Resources department at Sedgwick County after applying.

Job Description:

Usual working days/hours:

M-F 8a-5p

Location of work:

615 N Main

Job Objectives:
Responsible for assisting individuals and families through the single point of entry process, which includes initial intake, eligibility determination, assessment, options counseling and referral. Administers initial functional assessment, utilizes the Eligibility Determination Instrument (EDI) to clarify eligibility issues and provides back up support for annual functional assessments. Responds to requests for information and educates applicants and stakeholders about the I/DD system. Engages and facilitates informed decision-making about accessing long-term services and supports in the community with individuals/guardians. Completes Pre Admission Screening and Resident Review (PASRR) screenings.

Essential Job Functions:
Service Access

• Assists individuals in accessing the I/DD service system

• Schedules appointments, assessments, and follow up notifications

• Collects necessary information for eligibility determinations

• Determines the need for additional eligibility information on a case by case basis

• Documents information related to contacts and transactions

• Processes and communicates eligibility determinations in a timely manner

• Maintains a working knowledge of the I/DD eligibility process and associated criteria

• Participates in all statewide eligibility meetings

• Coordinates case transfers into Sedgwick County Education & Referral

• Responds to requests for information

• Educates stakeholders on the available service options and the status of funding

• Educates stakeholders on local and state-wide community resources

• Assembles and distributes resource packets containing affiliate service provider information

• Processes targeted case management referrals based on consumer/guardian selection

• Provides documented options counseling for new access, referrals and provider changes


• Completes the Kansas Department for Aging and Disability Services (KDADS) required training prior to performing assessments

• Coordinates and administers initial functional assessments

• Coordinates and administers functional assessments for individuals being offered access to HCBS-IDD Program funding

• Coordinates and administers request for functional assessment from other CDDOs for individuals residing in Sedgwick County

• Administers and scores Eligibility Determination Instrument assessments

• Participates in all Statewide functional assessment roundtable meetings/trainings

• Completes PASRR screenings

• Other duties as assigned

• Participates in supervisory, staff, and professional meetings as scheduled

• Engages in elective and assigned training

Job Standards:
Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in Social Work or a related field. At least 2 years of experience as a case manager or any equivalent combination of training and experience which provides the required knowledge, skills and abilities. Access to reliable, personal transportation. Valid State of Kansas Driver’s License and proof of automobile insurance meeting the requirements of Sedgwick County Fleet Vehicle Operations and Usage Policy. Must submit to criminal, abuse/neglect registry background checks.

Testing/Screening Requested:
• Background checks including but not limited to KBI and DCF adult and child abuse registry. • Motor Vehicle Screen. • Pre-employment drug screen.

Basic understanding of computers to include Outlook and Word.

Work Environment:
• Ability to work mainly in an office environment using modern office equipment • Ability to attend meetings/trainings in various County and non-County buildings throughout the day • Job requires frequent travel within Sedgwick County • Ability to sit for long periods • May have occasional interactions with individuals who are angry, upset, or expressing frustration. Ability to communicate effectively and professionally during these intense conversations, including times when confronted with differing views and/or opinions.

*Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice*

*This position may be filled or closed to further application without notice. Must be at least 18 years of age to work for Sedgwick County*

It is the policy of Sedgwick County not to discriminate in its programs or services provided to the general public, including employment and all other activities, on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, citizenship, sex, age, disability, veteran status or any other similarly protected status. Sedgwick County is committed to making the application, interview, and pre-employment testing process accessible to persons with disabilities. If you wish to volunteer information regarding any special assistance you may need, please notify Crissy Magee, Sedgwick County ADA Coordinator by phone (316) 660-7056, TDD (Kansas Relay at 711 or 800-766-3777), or email at crissy.magee@sedgwick.gov. Do not send resumes or application status request or employment questions to this email or phone number. This information is provided only for those requiring ADA assistance. Applications must be submitted on www.hrepartners.com. You will be contacted should the department feel that you are a qualified candidate. Sedgwick County will prohibit the hiring of spouses and/or immediate family members within the same department, but not within the County structure.

Vacancy Number: 20002434

Open Date: 1/9/2018 12:00:00 AM
Close Date: 2/9/2018 11:59:59 PM