Job Opening: Admissions/Placement Coordinator

Posted on
November 2, 2023

Job/Position DescriptionProgram Specialist IV/Admissions/Placement CoordinatorThe Admissions/Placement Coordinator (APC) works under the direction of the Assistant Director of Programs. Completion of work requires occasionally originating new methods and/or techniques, and decisions are varied but based on well-defined guidelines. Responsibilities and duties include, but are not limited to, planning, directing, and evaluating the admission and transition processes to ensure that activities are in compliance with ICF-IDD standards, Settlement Agreement provisions, SSLC state level policies, and Lubbock State Supported Living Center policies. The APC provides information and guidance to individuals, their families, and other staff or agencies when seeking admission to a state facility in Texas, transfer from one facility to another, or to a facility out of state, and/or discharge. The APC consolidates information documented in the individualand#146;s record and that provided by the individual, involved family and friends, the Interdisciplinary Team and/or community provider and Local Authority staff to request admission, discharge or transfer, and coordinates all activities surrounding admissions, discharge or transfer. Develops and maintains record system for individuals requesting admission, discharge, or transfer, and, monitors and approves closing cases after goals identified are accomplished.Responsibilities and duties include, but are not limited to interviewing individuals requesting services, their relatives, and other interested individuals and agencies to obtain information for admissions, discharge or transfer request. Acts as liaison between all appropriate relatives, agencies, and community resources for the purpose of admission, transfer, and discharge planning. Provides leadership to attain compliance with Section T of the Settlement Agreement.Essential Job FunctionsAttends work on a regular basis and may be required to work a specific shift schedule or, at times, even a rotating schedule, extended shift and/or overtime, in accordance with agency leave policy and performs other duties as assigned.Coordinates activities related to individualand#146;s transition from Lubbock State Supported Living Center.Coordinates admissions to Lubbock State Supported Living Center. Performs systematic duties related to admissions and transitions (CARE entries, weekly reports, etc.).Functions as facility liaison to Local Authority entities around the state.Communicates with DADS MR State Facilities Coordinator and other A/P Coordinators concerning issues regarding admissions, discharges and community placements, on a state-wide basis.Maintains active and informative contact with individuals' families and/or correspondents and documents accordingly.Contributes to the individual's overall plan of care by frequent contact with residential, program, and clinical staff, and participates as an active member of the Interdisciplinary Team (IDT) in regard to admission and transition activities.Act as facility lead in the development and implementation of plans and coordination of Settlement Agreement activities for Section T.Other duties as assigned include but are not limited to actively participating and/or serving in a supporting role to meet the agencyand#146;s obligations for disaster response and/or recovery or Continuity of Operations (COOP) activation. Such participation may require an alternate shift pattern assignment and/or location.Registrations, Licensure Requirements or Certifica 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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