Overview

The main purpose of this full time contractual position will be to review all Person-Centered Plans (PCP) to ensure the PCPs meets the person’s health, safety, and welfare needs. In addition, staff will ensure requested funding matches the services identified in the PCP and aligns with DDA waiver regulations and policies. This position will work with stakeholders including providers and Coordinators of Community Services to ensure services are based on assessed needs, are consistent over a continuum of settings, and are compliant with the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) Community Settings rule.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS
Education:   A Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in nursing, social work, psychology, education, counseling or a related field.

Experience: Three years of professional experience in health services, two years must have been in the Developmental Disabilities option.

Notes:

1. Candidates may substitute the possession of a Master’s degree from an accredited college or university in a health or      human service field for one year of the required general experience.

2. Experience in the Developmental Disabilities option must be as follows: professional work related to the support services and programs for developmentally disabled clients.

3. Candidates may substitute the possession of a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in another field plus one additional year of professional experience in health services for the required education.

4. Candidates may substitute U.S. Armed Forces military service experience as a commissioned officer in Health Care Administration classifications or Civil Affairs Specialist specialty codes in the health related field of work on a year-for-year basis for the required experience and education.

DESIRED OR PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS
The desired candidate should have knowledge/experience of the Person-Centered Planning process for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities, experience working with people with intellectual and developmental disabilities, and experience with the service delivery system in the State of Maryland.

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About Maryland Department of Health

The Maryland Department of Health (MDH) provides health care services through State programs, local health departments, State-run hospitals and residential centers, and contracts with private-sector health care providers.  MDH can be divided into four major divisions - Public Health Services, Behavioral Health, Developmental Disabilities, and Health Care Financing. In addition, MDH has 20 boards that license and regulate health care professionals; and various commissions that issue grants, research and make recommendations on issues that affect Maryland’s health care delivery system. MDH employs over 6,500 individuals with a budget of more than $12 billion to provide needed services to Maryland communities.