ABOUT THE POSITIONPartners with managers and supervisors within the agency to identify resource needs for those supported within the community. Oversees the development of the resources needed, working across business units and with community partners to collaborate, plan and create needed resources; information and education opportunities to vendors ensure successful program implementation.DUTIESAssessing NeedsGathering and reviewing on-going service needs of individuals supported; review needs against existing service capacity, and identify new services or program modifications needed. Conduct research on best practices in clinical, residential, day/work, and other service programs.Resource DevelopmentPlan and implement creative strategies for creating additional resources for those who live in the community and securing new vendors to provide identified services as needed. Coordinate with social workers, supervisors and managers to assure smooth transition of clients into community services.Review program fiscal data, budgets and expenditures to ensure compliance with contractual obligations to GGRC. Develop project budgets and identify funding sources and participate in grant preparation, and negotiate regular and specialized service contracts with service providers. Manages the Request for Proposal process for services for individuals supported in the community and individuals coming out of the Development Centers, and ensure compliance with state regulations and agency standards.Community InvolvementPartner with social workers and vendor community to problem solve new ways to develop services and meet identified needs within the budgetary, policy and regulatory limitations. Partner with Quality Assurance to monitor quality of services offered.Educate, train and support vendors by providing substantial technical assistance and consultation on residential development, licensing and certification, fiscal design, budgeting, funding, accounting, cost effectiveness, organization and programmatic design, location, legal organization, and staff development. Develop and utilize training packages, support services, and provide additional technical assistance to assure timely, successful implementation of the projects.Represent Agency on committees, community task forces and planning groups concerned with program development and participates in coordinated community planning activities in order to organize, share information, and avoid duplication of services.Maintain all client information as confidential in compliance with the federal Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA) and the California Lanterman Act; and participate in special projects, and assist with additional duties or tasks, as assigned.EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE• BA in Social Services or related human services field with a preferred experience with persons with developmental disabilities;• 2 + years in development of community resources and support services.SKILLS• Contract negotiation, development and execution;• Budget p reparation and analysis experience;• Experience in evaluation and assessment of program;• Title XVII Regulations/Lanterman Act;• Ability to convey complex information and ideas in a clear, concise and professional manner, both orally and in writing;• Basic familiarity with MS Word®, MS PowerPoint®, MS Outlook® or similar software applications;• Ability to operate basic office equipment, including scanners, copiers, faxes, phones.COMPETENCIES• Thinks out of the box; uses creativity and innovation in problem solving;• Sees the bigger picture when making decisions;• Strategically partners with and influences others to secure commitment and create change;• Uses analytical and information seeking skills to identify needs and conduct analyses;• Strong project management skills;• Takes initiative and persists to achieve client oriented outcomes and implementation;• Communicates effectively; actively listens and respect differences;• Collaborates with internal and community team members.DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS• Knowledge of community care/health care licensing standards;• Experience in multi-cultural settings and/or multi-lingual capacity;• Experience with housing regulations and requirements a plus.Salary: $3,833.33/month (Bachelor’s Degree) and $4,000.00/month (Master’s Degree).GGRC is an equal employment opportunity employer.
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