Lead RRDS/TBI (Onondaga)

Lead Regional Resource Development Specialist/Traumatic Brain Injury 

The Lead Regional Resource Development Specialist/Traumatic Brain Injury (Lead RRDS/TBI) reports to the Director of IL Services.

The Lead RRDS/TBI must be an experienced professional with demonstrated skills and a dedicated commitment to working to support seniors and individuals with disabilities who wish to live in community-based settings.

Qualifications

To qualify for the Lead RRDS/TBI position, an individual must possess one of the following:

  • a baccalaureate degree or higher in health or human services or a related field and four years of combined satisfactory professional experience in working with individuals with disabilities and/or seniors and in a managerial capacity; or
  • be a Registered Professional Nurse and have four years of combined satisfactory professional experience working with individuals with disabilities and/or seniors and in a managerial capacity; or
  • possess an Associate’s degree from an accredited college and ten years of combined satisfactory experience working with individuals with disabilities and/or seniors and in a managerial capacity; or
  • possess an Associate’s degree from an accredited college and four years of satisfactory experience as a Regional Resource Development Specialist; and
  • The individual must also have experience supervising professional staff who work directly with seniors and individuals with disabilities. Managerial capacity includes, but is not limited to: program budgeting, staff scheduling and work assignments, staff performance evaluations, direct supervision of workers, program development and planning, program quality assurance and program operations.

To be qualified for the position of Lead RRDS/TBI, the individual must be an experienced professional with demonstrated skills and a dedicated commitment to working to support individuals with disabilities and/or seniors who wish to live in community based settings. The individual must also possess the following:

  • Knowledgeable about the operation of 1915 (c) waivers, NYSDOH policies and procedures, and guidelines/regulations and community-based services
  • Working knowledge of services and supports available through Medicaid, Medicare and/or other third party payers
  • Working knowledge of community-based resources for individuals with disabilities and/or seniors.
  • Experience developing relationships with institutional and/or community-based organizations
  • Excellent assessment, screening and interviewing skills
  • Ability to negotiate and resolve conflicts
  • Excellent problem solving skills and investigating skills
  • Ability to multi-task
  • Excellent writing skills
  • Skilled in program development and execution
  • Skilled in coordinating activities, evaluating data, and establishing priorities
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills
  • Sufficient technical expertise to complete reports, collect and analyze data
  • Computer proficiency; Microsoft Word, Excel, WinZip
  • Clean driver license, reliable transportation

Responsibilities

The Lead RRDS/TBI is responsible for:

  • Managing and delivering the program objectives of conversion, repatriation, diversion, waiver administration and resource development;
  • Implementing the HCBS/TBI waiver, interfacing with the TBI Housing Support Program and improving access to TBI program supports;
  • Administering the HCBS/TBI Housing Program in accordance with the Housing Guideline
  • Assessing, identifying, and addressing gaps in services;
  • Developing and implementing a comprehensive outreach campaign to recruit Waiver Providers;
  • Building TBI community consortiums and developing TBI provider competence;
  • Developing relationships with LDSS’s and other local and state entities, community based healthcare providers, and inpatient rehabilitation units and long term care facilities;
  • Meeting with potential waiver participants, determining waiver eligibility and offering individuals the choice of participation in the HCBS/TBI waiver and a choice of waiver Service Coordinators;
  • Reviewing, monitoring, and approving HCBS/TBI waiver participant Service Plans that are developed by the waiver participant and the Service Coordinator, and reviewing revised plans every six months to monitor for quality and cost effectiveness;
  • Interviewing potential waiver providers and making recommendations to DOH on whether to enroll them as providers based on factors such as regional need or the provider’s ability to deliver quality, cost-effective services to the TBI population;
  • Providing training and technical assistance to waiver service providers on the needs of the individuals with TBI and how to develop waiver Service Plans;
  • Reviewing the information and investigations regarding Serious Reportable Incidents in accordance with the Serious Reportable Incident policy, collaborating with DOH as needed, and providing technical assistance and training to providers on the SRI process as needed;
  • Technical Assistance to Participants and family members by providing information, answering questions, and addressing concerns as needed;
  • Collaborating with the Open Doors transition center and completing the bi-annual report to DOH;
  • Developing and submitting monthly and quarterly reports to DOH;
  • Working closely with DOH to provide data and input as needed regarding all aspects of the administration of the HCBS/TBI waiver in their region;
  • Upholding the codes of conduct and ethics as well as all ARISE policies and procedures
  • Exercising sound judgment as a matter of course, and holding protected health information and other sensitive information in the strictest of confidence in accordance with ARISE and HIPAA policies
  • Other duties as assigned by the Director of IL services.