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SC I Children's - Bilingual Required

Job Summary:  Entry level Service Coordinator, who within a team environment, provides consultation, advocacy, resource information and service coordination for people with developmental disabilities who require less involved and specialized assistance. 

Specific Job Duties: 

1.     Support individuals by maintaining regular contact and doing Individual Program Plans (IPP). 

2.     Participate in Interdisciplinary Team (IDT) staffings and attend meetings in the community, as needed, including Individualized Education Plans (IEP) and day program meetings.

3.     Information and referral to generic services and resources in the community, including but not limited to:

a.     Schools, recreational options and local support groups.

b.     Supportive Employment/Habilitation funded day programs.

                  c.     Some local agencies (Social Security, Medi-Cal, IHSS).

                  d.     Specialist physicians/ specialists (speech therapist, O.T./P.T.).

4.   Coordinate and secure TCRC funded services, including in-home and out-of-home respite, durable medical equipment and specialized services, and non-Medi-Cal funded services.

5.    In addition to the case management  responsibilities SC-1 job duties include:

a.      Arranging periodic meetings at least one time per year, within the team to ensure smooth individual transition from Early Start (ages 0-3) to Children’s Team (ages 3-22) and from Children’s Team to Adult Team (ages 22-death).

b.      Tracking case assignments with manager.

 

c.       Providing team support by performing additional team functions as agreed by each individual team and branch manager.

6.   Attendance at community meetings.

7.   Complete the annual Medi-caid Waiver review form annually on individuals we serve who are living with their families and have less intense clinical needs. This MW form would be completed along with the usual annual review documentation. (The Individual Service Manager will serve as the QMRP for all MediCaid waiver individuals served by an SCI and must sign the document.)

 

8.     SC 1’s will not participate in the Officer of the Day rotation.

Primary Functions:

1.     Provide relevant information about developmental disabilities. 

2.     Knowledge of family/natural supports and private/public resources.

3.     Knowledge of a variety of approaches to intervention and support.

4.     Knowledge of entitlement and benefit programs. 

5.     Involve consumer and family in all aspects of person-centered planning and support activities.

 

6.     Develop and maintain a network of vendors and community agencies. 

7.   Develop and maintain good relationships with community representatives. 

 

 

8.  Participate in professional growth and development through attendance at in-service and other training activities, conferences and other job-related agency approved events.  

 

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities Required:

·       Knowledge of developmental disabilities

·       Ability to access service delivery systems

·       Problem-solving ability

·       Interviewing skills

·       Verbal and written communication skills

·       Ability to make presentations to groups

·       Negotiating skills

·       Computer keyboarding skills

·       Responsive to supervision

·       Excellent telephone skills

·       Spanish/English Bilingual (written/verbal) required 

Minimum Qualifications:

·       Bachelor’s degree in a Human Services or related field.

 

·       Valid California drivers license and reliable, insured transportation and ability to speak/read/write English and Spanish

 

 

 

Psychologist I/II - Part-time

We are currently looking for a Psychologist to work in our Santa Maria office 25 hours weekly. Must possess PhD or PsyD and be license eligible. Spanish/English Bilingual candidates preferred. 

This position evaluates individuals we serve and potential individuals, makes recommendations on service eligibility, appropriate services, counsels with individuals and families.  Arranges and reviews diagnostic evaluations from other sources, recruits and maintains those sources. Consults with and trains staff on service issues. Liaison to County Mental Health, Safety Alert, and other agencies, as assigned.  

Primary Functions:

1. Collects, organizes and analyzes information through records, interviews, tests and professional sources to diagnose mental, emotional, behavioral and/or educational difficulties and disabilities and to develop intervention programs. Reviews and summarizes reports, administers tests, interviews individuals, families and providers. Makes written diagnoses and treatment recommendations.  Consults with individuals and families on service issues.

2. Participates in multidisciplinary staffing, consults with regional center staff on individual and program issues, provides training and information to staff, individuals and families, service providers and community members. May represent the center staff in fair hearings and dealings with other agencies.

3. Monitors referrals to psychological service providers and monitors quality of services provided.  May recruit and support vendored psychologists, behaviorists and related service providers.

4. Prepares statistical and other required reports.

5. Serve as the clinical consultant between TCRC and the County Mental Health Dept. in his/her area.

6. Serve as clinical liaison to Safety Alert Crisis Service for the TCRC individuals in his/her designated office area(s) that use that service, especially the users above 3 hours/month and/or those who require Police, Hospital, or Inpatient coordinated by Safety Alert.

7. Monitor and troubleshoot the Intake Process in his/her office to ensure that intakes for 3 year olds and older are done within the Lanterman Act timeline of 142 days, as tracked by DDS in the Performance Contract. This does not include supervision of staff. 

8. Additional duties may be added.

Skill Requirements:

 Knowledge of developmental disabilities, mental illnesses, assessment, treatment options and related state laws and regulations

 Testing, oral and written communication, and work effectively with diverse groups

Minimum Qualifications:

PhD or PsyD in a related field from an accredited university with license (for Psychologist II position), or license eligibility, from either the Board of Medical Examiners or Board of Behavioral Science Examiners of the State of California, AND

A minimum of two years of professional experience providing testing, diagnostic evaluation, service recommendation, and consultation to people with developmental disabilities, physical disabilities or emotional disturbances (and/or their families and service providers). At least one of these years must have been provided to persons with developmental disabilities.

A valid CA Drivers’ License and transportation, or acceptable substitute is required for this position.

Bilingual (English/Spanish) strongly desired

Classification: Part-time 25 hours weekly, Bargaining Unit, non-exempt, hourly

Salary Range:

Psychologist I - $34.31 - $37.84 hourly

Psychologist II (Licensed) - $37.75 - $41.63 hourly

+$95.00 biweekly bilingual stipend if qualified (must read/write/speak Spanish and English fluently)

 

To Apply: Please send your cover letter and CV/resume to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and mention in the subject line "Psychologist - Santa Maria"

 

This part-time position is eligible for all employee benefits; employer paid premiums are prorated based on part-time hours. 

Intake Coordinator - Bilingual

Our Santa Maria office is currently looking for a dynamic individual with case management experience to fill our Bilingual Intake Coordinator position.

Job Summary: The Intake Coordinator, under general supervision, interviews and screens prospective individuals over age 3 for services; makes referrals to private and public service agencies as appropriate; conducts social assessment; gathers information and arranges diagnostic evaluations needed to determine eligibility; ensures compliance with statutory requirements, including time requirements, through intake.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Master’s or Bachelor’s degree in human services field or a related area, with 2 years of applicable experience in mental health or social work, AND 1 year experience with individuals with developmental disabilities.
  • 2 years case management experience
  • Valid California driver’s license and reliable, insured vehicle or equivalent means of transportation.
  • Able to travel to any location at any time
  • Bilingual English/Spanish fluency required (read/write/speak)

To apply, please submit cover letter AND resume, including details about your experience with individuals with developmental disabilities. If you are relocating, please explain your relocation plans in your cover letter. Email as attachements (.pdf or .doc or .docx) to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

TCRC offers a fast-paced, rewarding work environment, tremendous opportunity for personal and professional growth, and great benefits, including:

  • Excellent medical and dental insurance premiums for employees and their dependents
  • CalPERS Pension program
  • 12 paid company holidays, 2-5 weeks of vacation, along with paid sick, bereavement, and jury duty leave
  • Company paid long-term disability insurance
  • Company paid group-term life insurance, with optional employee buy-up program
  • Flexible Spending Account (FSA) plan
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
  • Employee Referral Bonus program
  • Flexible work schedules
  • Please see the Employee Benefits section of our website for more information

Job Type: Full-time

Starting Pay is $19.39 - $22.45 (w/bachelor's degree) - $22.45 - $25.98 (w/master's degree) hourly. Also includes a $95.00 biweekly bilingual pay stipend if qualified, 5% annual increases and $0.54/mile travel reimbursement.