Habilitation Coordinator/PASRR Service Coordinator
WORKSITE LOCATION:Gulf Bend Regional Plaza, 6502 Nursery Drive,
Suite 100, Victoria TX 77904
PAY RANGE: $17.47 - $19.22 EEOC CODE: Professional FLSA
SHIFT: Fulltime; Monday thru Friday, 8:00am - 5:00pm, some
on-call shifts evenings or weekends
REPORTS TO: PASRR Team Lead
LEVEL OF SUPERVISION REQUIRED: General
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE REQUIRED:
Required: TAC RULE 303.501 Qualifications of a Habilitation
Coordinator must include the following:
1. Be an employee of a LIDDA;
2. Have a bachelor's or advanced degree from an accredited
college or university with a major in a social, behavioral, or
human service field, such as psychology, social work, medicine,
nursing, rehabilitation, counseling, sociology, human development,
gerontology, educational psychology, education, or criminal
3. Have at least one year of experience working directly with
individuals with intellectual or other developmental
DEGREE AND/OR CERTIFICATION REQUIRED: BA/BS in field specified
This position will ensure that any individual seeking admission
into a Medicaid-certified nursing facility or currently residing in
such a facility is screened and evaluated for mental illness,
intellectual disability, and developmental disabilities. Purpose of
the evaluation is to determine whether an individual identified was
having mental illness, intellectual disability or developmental
disability needs specialized services. To identify alternate
placement options when necessary or requested. To identify
specialized services that may benefit the individual. To meet
routinely with individual at the nursing facility to monitor the
specialized services Must meet multiple deadlines and reporting
requirements. May perform other work duties as assigned by Program
Manager. Work is performed under the general supervision of the
PASRR Team Lead with considerable latitude for the exercise of
discretion and independent judgment.
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS and DUTIES:
1. Preadmission Screening and Review is a federally mandated
program. PASRR Habilitation Coordination is to ensure that any
individual seeking admission into a Medicaid - certified nursing
facility or currently residing in such a facility is screened and
evaluated for mental illness, intellectual disability and
2. Complete assessments that assist in determining services that
the individual is eligible to receive.
3. Provide education about community living options for the
individual and families
4. Assist as needed to arrange community services outside the
5. Responsible for meeting with the individual at least monthly
at the nursing facility as well as contacting nursing facility
staff, family, or other collateral to aide in the monitoring
service and developing person-centered plans of care.
6. Must have good organizational skills to achieve multiple
7. Advocate for the customers served to ensure their needs are
met and their quality of life is a priority.
8. Must maintain regular and reliable attendance.
9. Complies with telework/remote agreement.
10. Uses the trauma informed care approach when providing
services and working with others.
* Understands the Three E's of trauma-informed care. *
Understands the Four R's of trauma-informed care. * Understands the
six key principles of trauma-informed care.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, ABILITIES, and COMPETENCY:
General working knowledge of Windows programs to maintain a
calendar and spreadsheets. Must have good organizational skills to
achieve multiple deadlines and be able to manage a self-directed
1. Critical Evaluation.
4. Thoroughness/Attention to Detail.
5. Time Management.
6. Excellent interpersonal skills.
7. Able to exhibit a high level of confidentiality.
8. Excellent organizational skills.
9. Must be able to identify and resolve problems in a timely
10. Must be able to gather and analyze information
11. Ethical conduct.
A trauma-informed approach to care "realizes the widespread
impact of trauma and understands potential paths for recovery;
recognizes the signs and symptoms of trauma in clients, families,
staff, and others involved in the system; and responds by fully
integrating knowledge about trauma into policies, procedures, and
practices, and seeks to actively resist re-traumatization." The six
key principles of a trauma-informed approach include: safety;
trustworthiness and transparency; peer support; collaboration and
mutuality; empowerment, voice and choice; and cultural, historical
and gender issues (Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services
* The Three E's of Trauma: Events, Experiences, and Effects. *
The Four R's: Key Assumptions in a Trauma Informed Approach -
Realization, Recognize, Respond, Resist Re-traumatization.
EQUIPMENT, TOOLS AND MATERIALS
1. Computer, telephone, projectors, calculator, fax machine, and
copy machine are used in performance of essential job duties.
2. Various forms of paperwork are handled in performance of
essential job duties.
PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS and ENVIRONMENTAL CHECKLIST: Abilities
required to perform the essential and marginal tasks of this job:
Walking, operating office equipment, standing, operating motor
vehicle, light lifting (under 15 lbs), sitting ability to see,
identify colors, light carrying (under 15 lbs), hearing (with aid),
straight pulling, ability to write, ability to count, ability to
read, simple grasping, ability to tell time.
Work site and environmental conditions that apply to this job:
Travel by car 45% of time, outside, inside, working closely with
others, working alone.
CRED/PRIV REQUIRED? Yes DRIVING REQUIRED: Yes
* Interacts with employees, contractors, customers, community,
family members, referral sources, governmental sponsoring and
funding entities, program auditors, advocacy groups, and the media.
* Ability to communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing.
* Work behavior must be compatible with Center value statement and
Policies and Procedures contributing to an environment of problem
solving, building trust, conflict resolution, and customer service.
Ability to perform tasks effectively and efficiently. * Ability to
plan and schedule work and implement directives without constant
supervision. * Ability to present a professional appearance and
conduct when representing the Center. * Ability to work
cooperatively and productively with supervisor, individuals,
co-workers, and groups of persons at all levels of activity,
contributing to a strong spirit of teamwork. * Ability to establish
and maintain effective working relationships with staff, other
agencies and the general public using tact, courtesy and good
OTHER REQUIREMENTS OR CONDITIONS:
* Current State of Texas Driver License or if you live in
another state, must be currently licensed in that state. Liability
insurance required. * Must be insurable by Center's liability
carrier if employee operates a Center vehicle or drives personal
car on Center business. * Good driving record as defined by Gulf
Bend Center. * Must complete PASRR required trainings through Texas
Health and Human Services Learning Portal * Must complete all CORE
training requirements prior to the due date. * Must have computer
experience to include: Microsoft Word, Excel, and Outlook. Must
have good organizational skills to achieve multiple deadlines.
Ability to type 40 wpm. * Must maintain regular attendance and
reliability which is critical to business operations. This is a
fulltime position. Days and hours of work are Monday through
Friday, 8:00am to 5:00pm or agreed upon hours 100% of the time, to
ensure consistency and completeness of program's processes. Evening
and weekend work may be required as job duties demand.
Gulf Bend Center provides equal employment opportunities to all
employees and applicants for employment and prohibits
discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race,
color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status,
genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender
identify or expression, or any other characteristic protected by
federal, state, or local laws.
This policy applied to all terms and conditions of employment,
including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination,
layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation, and
Please note this job description is not designed to cover or
contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or
responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job.
Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with
or without notice.