Louisiana Department of State Civil Service COMMUNITY SERVICE PROFESSIONAL 1 - 3 in Lafayette, Louisiana
COMMUNITY SERVICE PROFESSIONAL 1 - 3
Depends on Qualifications
Depends on Qualifications
LDH-Acadiana Area Human Services District
10/24/2016 11:59 PM Central
This position is located in the Acadiana Area Human Services District – Developmental Disabilities Office
No Civil Service test score is required in order to be considered for this vacancy.
As part of a Career Progression Group, vacancies may be filled from this recruitment as a Community Service Professional 1, 2 or 3 depending on the level of experience of the selected applicant(s). The maximum salary for the Community Service Professional 3 is $71,344. Please refer to the 'Job Specifications' tab located at the top of the LA Careers 'Current Job Opportunities' page of the Civil Service website for specific information on salary ranges, minimum qualifications and job concepts for each level.
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Resumes will not be accepted in lieu of job experience on the job application.
If you are selected for this position and indicate that you have a degree, you will be required to submit an official transcript.
There is no guarantee that everyone who applies to this posting will be interviewed. The hiring supervisor/manager has 90 days from the closing date of the announcement to make a hiring decision. Specific information about this job will be provided to you in the interview process, should you be selected.
For further information about this vacancy contact:
Jennifer Sonnier, Human Resources Analyst
302 Dulles Drive
Lafayette, LA 70506
A baccalaureate degree in psychology; counseling; social work; sociology; criminal justice; nursing; public health; public health administration; public administration; hospital administration; education (with twenty-four semester hours in psychology, special education or early childhood education); speech communications/pathology; physical therapy; occupational therapy; therapeutic recreation; music therapy; or family and consumer sciences (with a concentration in child, family and social services) plus one year of professional level experience in any of the following: developmentally disabled services, alcohol/drug abuse counseling or treatment, mental health treatment, health care management, or social services.
A master's degree or Ph. D. in psychology; counseling; social work; sociology; criminal justice; nursing; public health; public health administration; public administration; hospital administration; education (with eighteen semester hours in psychology, special education or early childhood education); speech communication/pathology; physical therapy; occupational therapy; therapeutic recreation; music therapy; or family and consumer sciences (with a concentration in child, family and social services) will substitute for all of the required experience.
Some positions may require regulation as a Registered Social Worker (RSW), Licensed Master's Social Worker (LMSW) or Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW).
Any college hours or degree must be from a school accredited by one of the following regional accrediting bodies: the Middle States Commission on Higher Education; the New England Association of Schools and Colleges; the Higher Learning Commission; the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities; the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools; and the Western Association of Schools and Colleges.
FUNCTION OF WORK:
To receive on-the-job training for entry level implementation, coordination, monitoring and evaluation of programs within offices specializing in services for those with developmental disabilities.
LEVEL OF WORK:
Close from a Community Services Supervisor, a higher-level professional or an administrator.
LOCATION OF WORK:
Department of Health and Hospitals (DHH) and Human Services Districts/Authorities statewide.
Differs from the Community Services Professional 2 by the presence of close supervision required in carrying out entry-level responsibilities.
Examples of Work
EXAMPLES OF WORK:
EXAMPLES BELOW ARE A BRIEF SAMPLE OF COMMON DUTIES ASSOCIATED WITH THIS JOB TITLE. NOT ALL POSSIBLE TASKS ARE INCLUDED.
Assists clients in developing service plans including identification of goals and appropriate services and making recommendations for specific support needs.
Conducts assessments of clients utilizing standardized assessment tools.
Prepares appeal packages for submission to the Bureau of Appeals and represents agency at hearings. Attends appeal hearings to learn the processes and procedures.
Prepares reports, maintains records, and conducts correspondence relevant to areas of specialty.
Interviews and establishes working relationships with clients and families.
Serves as a liaison with a variety of local and state agencies, professional organizations, advocacy organizations, legal and court related entities, and private providers to develop, maintain, and enhance a viable service delivery system for individuals with developmental disabilities and their families.
Coordinates a portion of a statewide program element in a specific service area, under close supervision.
Provides supportive services for clients and assists in obtaining services from appropriate community resources based on the support plan.
Assesses home environment, living situation, and abilities of individuals and families to determine the need for support service. Also determines if other agency referrals are necessary for crisis intervention.
Completes standardized assessments for determining eligibility of Developmentally Disabled state and federally/mandated programs and services.
Determines the current status of clients to evaluate if an immediate danger/risk is present.
Obtains medical, psychological, educational reports on clients; determines if information supports eligibility requirements as established by state law.
Prepares eligibility decisions.
FAMILY SUPPORT UNIT:
Implements the developed service plan and monitors compliance by providers, family members and others to ensure supports are delivered satisfactorily.
Participates in setting case plan goals/objectives in family team conferences and presenting requests for funding as appropriate.
Monitors the flow of required documents for fiscal oversight of service plan.
Observe upper level staff performing on-site interviews with provider agency administrators; assure program compliance with contract expectations.
Coordinates exploration of alternate living arrangements for clients/families requesting such, as outlined in plan of services.