The Developmental Disabilities Administration (DDA) supports people with developmental disabilities and their families to lead meaningful lives, fully integrated in their communities throughout Maryland. This full time contractual Southern Regional Coordinator of Family Support (SRC-FS) is supervised by the DDA’s Director of Family Support in conjunction with the Southern Regional Director (SRD). The SRC-FS is responsible for carrying out and implementing policy, regulation and practices to create a flexible, person-centered and family friendly system to better support families across the lifespan to live their best lives! This is done at both the regional and local level. The SRC-FS also provides feedback on policy, practices and DDA/SMRO communications; facilitates family forums; provides ongoing person and family–friendly information sessions; participates in community events; develops relationships and collaborates with self-advocates, families, local schools systems, Transition Coordinators and other community stakeholders; assists families in navigating state and local systems to obtain the support and services they need in collaboration with Coordinators of Community Supports (CCS). This position also maintains and updates a listing of key state and local resources; completes the Charting the LifeCourse (CtLC) Ambassador Series, and participates in ongoing opportunities – local, state and national supporting family’s conferences and workshops – to enhance knowledge and skills in implementing CtLC related to supporting families. This position also participates in the MD Community of Practice for Supporting Families’ and establishes a Regional CoP for Supporting Families to provide training on the principles and tools of CtLC to families and their family members with I/DD and facilitates “Peer to Peer” networking opportunities; facilitates and coordinates RCoP training and monthly meetings; collects data; and provides ongoing monitoring, evaluation and assessment of these activities.

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.


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.

The desired candidate should have personal experience with a family member who has intellectual and developmental disabilities; knowledge and experience with the Charting the LifeCourse Framework and the MD Community Practice for supporting families.

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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.