Job Opening: Blind Children Specialist I

Company
HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES COMMISSION
Location
AUSTIN, TX
Posted on
October 22, 2023

Job/Position DescriptionBlind Children Specialist IThe Blind Childrenand#146;s Specialist I is hired by and reports to the Field Supervisor. The Blind Childrenand#146;s Specialist I performs entry level work and is responsible for providing services to children who are blind and visually impaired children and their families through direct skills trainings, parent education and case management to promote the childand#146;s self sufficiency and foster vocational discovery and development. Employees in this class provide direct services and caseload management in a designated territory and partner with community and educational partners to ensure each child reaches their individual goals. Work at this level is performed under general supervision and substantial mentoring with some latitude for the use of initiative and independent judgment. Employees in this class may provide training and mentoring to other specialists. Performs related work as directed or other duties as assigned. Essential Job FunctionsAttends work on a regular and predictable schedule in accordance with agency leave policy and performs other duties as assignedTask 1: Implementing and documenting quality BCVDDP services to children and families (35%) and#149;Standards: oCoordinates the development and implementation of Family Service Plans. All children on caseload will have an Initial Assessment completed for their case. All children on caseload will receive 1 Annual Assessment per year. Implements planned services and monitors progress through ongoing communication with child, family and external service providers throughout the life of the case. Promotes the concept of employment and future independence and success for children who are blind or visually impaired within BCVDDP service. Ensure adaptive aids, devices and assessed services are provided in accordance with BCVDDP policy. o Completes documentation of services in the electronic system within the month the service occurs. Meets minimum standard of 45 Service Contact Requirement (SCR) per month unless in probationary period. Meets minimum standard of 540 SCR contacts per fiscal year unless in probationary period. All children on caseload will receive 8 contacts per year with at least 1 contact occurring in every quarter of the fiscal year. Task 2: Provides high quality BCVDDP Direct Skills Training services to children, families, external partners and BCP staff. (30%) and#149;Standard: o Internal Trainings Assesses, plans and provides Direct Skills training activities to 75% of active status children/families per year to meet childand#146;s individual goals. o External Partners Participates in 1 outreach, training or community activity per year. and#149;Maintains required contact and collaborates with area ECI, LEAs, ESCs, TWC, medical providers, and other appropriate referral sources o Utilizes other resources as appropriate. Task 3: Maintains compliance with BCVDDP Program Policy, Procedures and Quality Assurance. (25%) and#149;Standards: oQuality Assurance Meets all quality assurance indicators during probationary period such as completion of field observations, case reviews, staffings and OJT. Meets quality assurance standard of an overall case review performance of 80% or higher. Meets Field Observation performance standard of 80% or higher. oBCVDDP Policy and Procedures Communicates bi-monthly with BCSS on status of case load activities to maintain case load compliance. Complies to BCVDDP policy and procedures for all purchases. and#149;Confirmation a https://jobshrportal.hhsc.state.tx.us/ENG/CareerPortal/job_profile.cfm?szOrderID=584420 Copy the URL in the preceding sentence to an Internet Explorer browser to apply to the job directly through the Texas Health and Human Services Career Portal.

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