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Employer: Sedgwick County
Division: CDDO
Job Title: Specialized Services Coordinator
Salary: $40347.84 Annually

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:

Job Objectives:

Supports local system of Community Service Providers in meeting the needs of individuals with co-occurring Intellectual/Developmental Disability and Behavioral Health diagnoses.   Performs gate keeping and discharge planning services for persons entering and leaving public and private ICF-IID facilities.  Strategically engages with ancillary systems to enhance communication/collaboration to meet the needs of this special population.



Essential Job Functions:

Behavior Support Services

  • Perform functional behavior assessments
  • Develop and oversee implementation of Behavior Support Plans
  • Provide training on Positive Behavior Support (PBS)
  • Develop/coordinate training on dual-diagnosis
  • Provide consultation to CDDO staff on matters related to eligibility and/or functional assessment


Gatekeeping & Complex Case Management

  • Coordinate requests for admission into public and private ICF-IID facilities
  • Facilitate Complex Case Staffing with key stakeholders to support diversion from ICF-IID facilities
  • Monitor diversion plans and makes recommendations for modifications as needed
  • Collect and submit all necessary paperwork for admission as appropriate
  • Mange annual distribution of Rights & Responsibilities to guardians/individuals living in ICF-IID setting
  • Coordinate with all members of persons support team to facilitate effective communication
  • Actively work with ICF-IID staff and community service providers across systems to support discharge of Sedgwick County residents from institutional settings
  • Serve as system navigator, ensuring coordination of services and supports for those with complex needs


Administration and Support for CDDO Strategic Initiatives for Individuals with IDD/BH Needs

  • Leads intersystem collaboration initiatives
  • Represent CDDO in the community as requested
  • Advocate for unmet needs of persons with co-occurring IDD/BH conditions at local and state level
  • Compile administrative data and statistics
  • Prepare reports and division communications regarding initiatives as requested
  • Conduct research on assigned subjects
  • Provide administrative support to the CDDO Behavioral Health Advisory Workgroup and co-facilitate as requested
  • Manage the annual plan of work for the CDDO Behavioral Health Advisory Workgroup



Collaboration/Relationship Building: Establishes rapport and personal connections, while maintaining professional boundaries. Builds constructive working relationships with community stakeholders, and others to improve access to appropriate services for individuals with IDD and a co-occurring behavioral health needs.  Behaves professionally and supportively when working with individuals from a variety of ethic, social and educational backgrounds.

Presentation Skills: Effectively presents ideas, information and materials to individuals and groups. Effectively prepares and provides structured delivery; facilitates workshops or meetings in a structured manner, can facilitate and manage group process.  Is effective in a variety of formal and informal presentation settings; commands attention and manages group processed during the presentation; is cognizant of audience response and able to adapt content and style accordingly.

Analytical Thinking: Works systematically and logically to resolve problems, identify causation and anticipate unexpected results.  Manages issues by drawing on own experience and knowledge and calls on resources as necessary.

Leadership: Actively engages with others to contribute to making progress on organization and professional goals and objectives.

Subject Matter Expertise: Ability to apply the principles of trauma informed systems of care to contribute to employee success, workplace satisfaction and exceptional customer service.

Job Standards:

Years of Experience:  3-5 years of experience in mental health or social service practice serving individuals with IDD

License, certifications, etc…  Valid State of Kansas Driver’s License and meets the requirement of Sedgwick County Fleet Vehicle Operation and Usage Policy

Preferred Qualifications

Educational Requirements:  In addition to minimum qualifications, completed some level of training through the Kansas Leadership Center.

Years of Experience:   3-5 years of experience working directly with individuals with IDD/BH conditions

License, certifications, etc…  KIPBS Certified and/or Certified in Functional Behavioral Analysis.  Licensed at the Master’s level or above by Kansas Behavioral Sciences Regulatory Board (BSRB).

Physical Requirements of Position:

  • Light work.  Exerting up to 20 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 10 pounds of force frequently, and/or a negligible amount of force constantly to move objects.

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.



Candidates must have good working knowledge of computers and Microsoft Programs. •They will need to be able to type and use multi-line phones.


Work Environment:

Usual working days/hours: M-F 8a-5p

Location of work:  615 N. Main

Majority of work will be performed indoors in an office setting.


*Please note this job posting 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: 20002435

Open Date: 4/16/2018 12:00:00 AM
Close Date: 5/16/2018 11:59:59 PM