Under direction of the Supervisor, provides service coordination to persons with developmental disabilities and their families. Adheres to the agency mission, philosophy and core values. Using a person-centered thinking approach, will be responsible for the development and implementation of the consumer's Individual Program Plan (IPP), progress reports, the consumer's annual reviews. Provides follow-up, reassessments, and periodic review of consumer's progress and program effectiveness. Assists in locating and developing natural supports. Seeks community resources and provides information and referrals. Initiates the purchase of vendored services and monitors service delivery. Keeps abreast of state and federal regulations, agency policy and procedure and guidelines related to consumer services. Acts as an advocate on social, legal, education, mental health and/or forensics issues related to the consumer. Assists families in obtaining and utilizing needed services and programs. Participates in outreach and represents the agency in community meetings and events. May conduct public presentations regarding regional center services and activities. May serve on intra-agency and/or inter-agency committees. Additional duties may be assigned as deemed appropriate.
Bachelor's Degree in Social Work, Psychology, Sociology, Behavioral Science or related field, plus at least one year experience working with persons with developmental disabilities/special needs. Demonstrates the ability to pursue knowledge and expertise in the field of developmental disabilities. Ability to establish and maintain positive working relationships with all levels of staff. Ability to seek creative approaches in conflict resolution and problem solving. Possess excellent organizational skills. Bilingual required English/ Cantonese and Mandarin. Strong verbal and writing skills. Must be computer proficient. Must have an automobile and present proof of auto insurance.