1915i program lead
Texas Department of Family and Protective Services - Austin, TX

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Works under the DSHS Medicaid Unit manager with limited direction and considerable latitude for the use of initiative and independent judgment. Performs highly advanced (senior-level) project management and technical assistance work related an HCBS program for individuals leaving state hospitals. Performs team lead functions for the 1915(i) HCBS program. Work involves planning, developing, and implementing the 1915(i) program and providing consultative services and technical assistance to program staff, governmental agencies, community organizations, or the general public. Trains, leads, assigns and/or prioritizes the work of others. Monitors program expenditures, oversees corrective action for non-performing contractors, determines critical data requirements, analyzes program data, ensures program reporting, and ensures compliance with all program policies and procedure.

Essential Job Functions:
Develops, updates, and executes program implementation plan for HBCS services under the 1915(i) statewide program. Oversees the performance of a variety of technical, training, research, planning, policy, program assessment, and administrative activities for the HCBS program. Oversees compliance with HCBS program policies and procedures, statutes, and rules and takes corrective action(s) as needed. 40% Oversees the development of HCBS program policies, procedures, manuals, and standards, and plans HCBS program activities in accordance with program objective and goals. Oversees the analysis, implementation, and documentation of HCBS program policies. Assists with the creation of the Medicaid state plan amendment. 20% Oversees others who collect, organize, analyze, and prepare material in response to requests for information and reports. Oversees others who speak to community and professional groups to coordinate, improve, and stimulate interest in the HCBS program and to secure support for programs. Oversees others who analyze legislation to develop recommendations for policy and programmatic issues relating to the implementation, improvement, and/or expansion of or reduction in HCBS program funding. Determines trends and resolves operational problems.20% Consults with public and private agencies involved in program(s) to resolve problems, identify training needs, and discuss HCBS program effectiveness. Trains, leads, assigns and/or prioritizes the work of others. 10% Performs related work as assigned. 10%

Knowledge Skills Abilities:
Knowledge of local, state, and federal laws related to Medicaid and HCBS Knowledge of public administration and management techniques Knowledge of research techniques; of training techniques; and of program management processes and techniques. Skill in identifying measures or indicators of program performance and in operating computers and applicable software. Ability to gather, assemble, correlate, and analyze facts and prepare reports. Ability to identify and devise solutions to problems Ability to market programs. Ability to develop, evaluate, and interpret policies and procedures Ability to create and monitor budgets. Ability to communicate effectively verbally and in writing Ability and to train, lead, and prioritize staff workloads.

Registration or Licensure Requirements:

Initial Selection Criteria:
Graduation from an accredited four-year college or university with major course work in a social work, psychology, sociology, health care administration or related field is preferred. Experience leading a team or project.

Additional Information:
In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), HHS agencies will provide reasonable accommodation during the hiring and selection process for qualified individuals with a disability. If you need assistance completing the on-line application, contact the HHS Employee Service Center at 1-888-894-4747. If you are contacted for an interview and need accommodation to participate in the interview process, please notify the person scheduling the interview. req#233989