Position Title: Home and Community Based (HCBS) Evaluator
Title of Immediate Supervisor: Program Manager
Salary Range: $55,168 - $81,508
SUMMARY OF POSITION:
The Program Evaluator is responsible for the coordinator of activities related to the Centers for Medicaid and Medicare Services (CMS) and the Home and Community Based Services Settings Final Rule (BCBS-FR). The responsibilities include but are not limited to the following: provide outreach and training to existing residential and non-residential services (i.e. day programs), individuals served, family support groups and SCLARC staff regarding the Centers for Medicaid and Medicare Services (CMS), Home and Community Based Services (HCBS) Settings Final Rule; facilitate completion of provider self-assessments; work collaboratively with and identify changes existing programs must make in order to be in compliance with the Final Rule; determine programs that may qualify for “heightened scrutiny”; collect and maintain data regarding all HCBS Final Rule activities; evaluate proposals by service providers seeking funding from DDS to implement program changes to be in compliance; ensure full compliance by all service providers with the Final Rule. Additionally, during the course of carrying out the primary duties, this position must stay abreast of unmet service needs or additional service development that may be required to supplant or supplement existing services affected by the final rule. Establishing effective communication and teamwork with SCLARC case management, resource development, vendorization and quality assurance staff, as well as the ability to network and collaborate with other agencies including regional centers, licensing and DDS are among the required skills needed for this position. The position shall perform other related duties as required.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following.
- Guided by the agency’s and program’s mission statement and core values work to ensure high quality in the day program resources available to the agency’s individuals we serve on a daily basis. Provide technical assistance to vendors as necessary, to include the transition to the CMS HCBS-FR, by each vendor on the caseload. Complete necessary paperwork, reports, etc. on a timely basis
- Act as a consultant to day program vendors regarding basic services, programming, and CMS HCBS-FR transition needs. Review individuals we serve records maintained by service providers as necessary.
- Assist in the investigation of complaints involving vendor services as assigned and prepare plans of correction as necessary. Do any required follow-up in a timely manner.
- Act as a liaison to day program facilities and complete surveys and guidance for the successful transition to the HCBS-FR. Endure all programs provide services that are community based, competitively employed and at least at the minimum wage level, as stated in the law and regulation.
- Lead all Quality Assurance visits annually. Prepare reports of findings and write plans of corrections, as necessary in a time manner. Complete unannounced visits and appropriate documentation as assigned. Transition visits may be required as needed until the program is fully transitioned.
- Participate in monthly meetings with Licensing and with vendors as required.
- Represent Regional Center at a variety of interagency meetings to include DDS and CCL.
- As assigned, provide training to staff and vendors.
- Visit every facility in caseload at least twice per year and more depending on transition, completing required paperwork.
- Act as liaison to the case management programs.
- Is familiar with resources in the area and shares this information with staff and others as appropriate. Complete necessary paperwork, reports, etc., in a timely manner.
- Maintain a current knowledge of available day program resources and share this information with staff and others at Placement Assistance meetings and as appropriate.
- Act as a resource person to staff, community agencies, and other regional centers in identifying day program resources to meet individuals we serve needs.
- Assure that individuals we serve rights and dignity are maintained in the provision of services.
- Under the direction of the Director of Community Services, act as the program/regional center’s liaison to at least two community agencies, parent groups, or programs: attend meetings, provide information about the program/regional center and act as a resource for that program.
- Maintain daily compliance with administrative requirements of the agency. Complete necessary paperwork, reports, etc., on a timely basis.
- Perform other like duties as assigned.
OTHER JOB SPECIFIC DUTIES:
- Maintains respectful and clear communication with supervisor. Accepts guidance, constructive advice, and supervision. Seeks clarification or support, as needed.
- Work alternative hours as required
- Attend all meetings, trainings, and conferences as assigned
- Maintains safe and functional work environment
- Basic needs and approaches in working with persons who have developmental disabilities
- Current legislation and regulations as it relates to develop, implementation and evaluation of services for individuals with developmental disabilities
- Data, information collection, resource development, program evaluation and transportation as it related to developmental disabilities
- Multi-task, work well under pressure, prioritize, and produce within deadlines
- Develop standard business communications using proper grammar, spelling and punctuation
- Interpret and analyze physical and statistical data and prepare statements and reports
- Establish and maintain effective communications and operational network
- Orally convey complex information and ideas in a clear, concise, and professional manner
- Speak publicly
- Establish and maintain effective working relationships with staff, individuals community representatives and others
- Handle change well. Is flexible and adaptable in dealing with interruptions, new priorities, and new assignments
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:
- Master’s Degree in one of the following areas: social work, psychology, public health nursing or closely related field from an accredited university
- BA in social work, psychology or a related field, or a BS in nursing from an accredited school
- One year of experience in developmental disabilities or a related field, or field placement at SCLARC as part of education program
- SCLARC case management and/or provider experience is highly preferred
- Possession of a valid California Driver’s License and State automobile insurance
- Full use of automobile or ability to provide for independent transportation
- Must be able to drive to various sites as assigned on a daily basis
- Work is primarily performed in professional office environment
- Manual dexterity for typing on a computer keyboard
- Vision required to view computer monitor, read numbers and printed material
- Mobility sufficient to reach, lift and transport files and other work material to work areas
- Mobility sufficient to visit individuals’ homes, community services provider’s sties and public meetings
- Extensive sitting at work station, in meetings and at times in vehicle (50%+ of time)
- Frequent walking and standing throughout office building, other agencies and facilities
- Occasional bending, stooping, reaching, and stretching to access files, charts, etc.
- Adequate manual dexterity and coordination for on-the-job driving and to operate standard office equipment
- Any of the above with reasonable accommodation