Oregon Office of Developmental Disabilities Services (ODDS) is looking for a person dedicated to the principles of self-direction and person centeredness to lead the program in redesigning its planning process to be more holistic, person centered and aligned with LifeCourse framework developed by the UMKC Institute for Human Development, UCEDD. This person will work with internal team, stakeholders and manage a contractor to help ODDS achieve this transformation. This person will also service as a liaison for ODDS on service equity initiatives, will coordinate with Office of Equity and Multicultural Services, and lead efforts on development and implementation of Service Equity plan for I/DD program. This person also serves as a subject matter expert on policy and practice related to person centered planning and provides and coordinates contract providing training and technical assistance to case management entities, providers and others. This person will also coordinate annual Case Management Conference and other events. Successful candidate will be a person with leadership skills, self-starter, passionate about service equity, person centered practices and supporting people with intellectual and developmental disabilities to live full lives in their communities.
What you will be doing:
This position is responsible for developing new programs within ODDS, making policy recommendations to upper management, implementing new Federal and state rules, reviewing CMS guidance on Person Centered Planning Process (PCPP) and case management practices; actions critical for federal funding purposes. The position provides support to DHS and OHA staff on Medicaid State Plan and Waiver amendments to ensure ODDS PCPP is in alignment with CMS authorizations.
Oversees the statewide ISP process and form, and provides training and technical assistance, policy clarification and interpretation to the field and contractors to assure that the process is strength based, supports a person in living their best life, and is respectful of families and the role they play in supporting their family member; promotes the use of person centered practices and LifeCourse framework through ongoing training internally and to the field. Manages a variety of contracts that support technical assistance and training and assesses statewide satisfaction of services. Provides information to the public, people with I/DD and to providers on ISP form and process, person centered practices, LifeCourse framework, case management/services coordination and related policies related to PCPP. Coordinates stakeholder communication and outreach efforts related to the program scope of this position. These programs operate statewide.
This position develops requests for proposals, statements of work and serves as contract administrator for multiple contracts.
This position supports development of the Case Management and ISP Policy for people with intellectual and development disabilities currently provided through County Developmental Disability Program Services Coordinators (SCs) and Support Service Brokerages Personal Agents (PAs);
This position coordinates statewide conferences on relevant and timely case management topics addressing the current needs of Services Coordinators and Personal Agents.
This position promotes an understanding of person centered practices through the coordination of an annual Oregon Gathering, when funding allows.
This position researches state and federal statutes, best practices, analyzes federal regulation and legislative impact on person centered planning process, case management and service coordination practice. Ensures that applicable statutes, federal requirements and legislative changes are continually reflected in the PCP practices. This position develops and recommends solutions that lack written policy. This requires an understanding of case management delivery at the field level from the lens of the ODDS vision: “Oregon’s system of supports for people with I/DD is simple to use and responsive to the strengths, needs and direction of the people and their families who live as valued members of their community”. This position researches practices in other states, assesses the potential impact on Oregon Case Management and PCP process and makes recommendations to ODDS leadership.
Participate in policy and stakeholder workgroups on issues that impact assigned program area and other departmental programs.
This position serves as a liaison to the OEMS and works to facilitate the development and implementation of ODDS service equity plan and dashboards. This position will coordinate with OEMS on aligning ODDS service equity plan and efforts with DHS-wide service equity framework and strategies. This position will coordinate and lead ODDS SE Council and stakeholder groups. It will work with ODDS leadership and management staff to ensure SE Plan implementation and revisions, when needed.
How to Apply
Questions and inquiries regarding this recruitment may be directed to:
Kathie Brostrom, Workforce Recruitment Consultant
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