Under general supervision at a State-operated developmental center, coordinates and monitors the implementation of individual habilitative plans as developed by interdisciplinary teams for persons with developmental disabilities, and performs other related work.
Coordinates and reviews assessment information prior to planning conferences in consultation with the client or the client's representative and the interdisciplinary team; monitors the client's activities to ensure that the plan is being implemented as developed by the interdisciplinary team in all environments; participates in planning conferences; assists program and support services managers in the attainment of needed equipment and services; assists the client in achieving maximum potential toward self-advocacy; advocates on behalf of the client; offers leadership in the identification of strengths, interests, and needs of a client to ensure maximum participation during planning conferences; monitors progress of the entire plan and documents findings and any action taken; conducts on- site visits; performs critical interventions; reviews all admission information to identify potential needs and issues.
One year of professional or technical experience in a public or private agency working directly with persons with developmental disabilities performing either level of care or case management duties. and Either I Possession of a bachelor's degree in a human services field, including but not limited to sociology, special education, rehabilitation counseling, social work, and psychology.
Possession of the legal requirements as a professional registered nurse in California as determined by the California Board of Registered Nursing. (Applicants who are in the process of securing approval of their qualifications by the California Board of Registered Nursing will be admitted to the examination, but they must possess all legal requirements as determined by the Board before they will be eligible for appointment.)
Knowledge of: The principles of active treatment for persons with developmental disabilities; the fundamentals of general behavioral and psychological procedures, client behavior, and mental health principles and techniques in the health care and habilitation of persons with developmental disabilities; the rights of persons with developmental disabilities; medical terminology.
Ability to: Develop and maintain cooperative working relationships with health care professionals and persons with developmental disabilities and their families; advocate on behalf of clients; maintain accurate and appropriate records; follow directions; analyze situations accurately and take effective action; communicate clearly and concisely.
An objective and sympathetic understanding of persons with mental, developmental, or physical disabilities; willingness to work as a team member in conjunction with other professional staff to provide client-oriented services in a developmental center.
Applicants for positions in this class are required to pass a drug screening test. Testing of current employees who are applicants in an examination or who are transferring is permitted only if the person does not have a current appointment to a class for which drug testing is a requirement.