Overview

The Developmental Disabilities Administration supports approximately 23,000 people with developmental disabilities in Maryland through a network of over 200 providers. The DDA contracts with local health departments and private entities to provide Targeted Case Management services. There are 650 Coordinators of Community Services employed by case management entities across the State. This full time contractual position will be tasked with managing CCS by working collaboratively with all Targeted Case Management agencies within his or her assigned region. They provide oversight and technical guidance to ensure quality delivery of coordination services, which includes but is not limited to monthly provider site visits, Person-Centered meeting and plan reviews, and general programmatic direction to ensure compliance with COMAR regulations. A significant part of the job duties requires technical expertise of the Person-Centered Plan process to ensure implementation for people receiving services in all three DDA Medicaid waivers.

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 experience and knowledge of the Person-Centered Planning process, experience with Targeted Case Management or Case Coordination Services, and experience working with people with intellectual and developmental disabilities.

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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.