Resident Specialist V
Texas Department of Family and Protective Services - Austin, TX

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The Campus Administrator will be responsible for continuously monitoring the homes and grounds; watching for unusual occurrences and addressing emergencies and incidents immediately upon discovery. The Campus Administrator will document nightly issues, concerns and incidents for administrative review. The Campus Administrator will serve as the contact person for Abuse/Neglect allegations and will serve as the first responding professional staff on the scene of a critical incident. The Campus Administrator will initiate Preliminary Unusual Incident Reports, evaluate incidents and make recommendations for changes and/or improvements to the IDT, Unit IRT and IMRT. The Campus Administrator completes special audits and trending projects to ensure ongoing service delivery and the health and safety of the persons served. Works closely with administrative / supervisory staff to coordinate and monitor service delivery. Works under limited supervision with the use of initiative and independent judgment. The Campus Administrator works an assigned pattern that will include working various holidays and weekends.
***The assigned work schedule will be four 10-hour days on one of the following shifts:
6pm-4am, 8pm-6am or Midnight-10am***

Essential Job Functions:
Attends work on a regular and predictable schedule in accordance with agency leave policy and performs other duties as assigned.

1. Completes routine, ongoing monitoring of homes and grounds; addressing unusual occurrences, emergencies, and incidents immediately upon discovery.
2. Serves as contact person for abuse/neglect allegations, and serious incidents and responds immediately to ensure the safety and health of individuals. Serves as the liaison between AuSSLC and Department of Family Protective Services (DFPS).
3. Serves as first responding professional staff on the scene of a critical incident.
4. Coordinates and / or assists with unusual incidents including preliminary investigations to ensure compliance with appropriate rules and standards.
5. Conducts special audits and monitoring as scheduled or requested to ensure on-going service delivery and the health and safety of individuals served. Follows up with ICF/IDD issues and implementation of plans of correction.
6. Instructs, trains, and provides in-service to facility staff on approved polices procedures and guidelines.
7. Investigates and analyzes trends and assists in resolving technical problems and recommending activities to produce improved programs and operations.

Other duties as assigned include, but are not limited to, actively participating and/or serving in a supporting role to meet the agency’s obligations for disaster response and/or recovery or Continuity of Operations (COOP) activation. Such participation may require an alternate shift pattern assignment and/or location.

Knowledge Skills Abilities:
1. Knowledge of Physical Management Programming, Behavior Therapy training and PMAB techniques.
2. Demonstrated ability to communicate with others orally and in writing.
3. Demonstrated ability to work harmoniously with co-workers.
4. Demonstrated ability to use good judgment when dealing with unusual incidents.
5. Knowledge of the facility policies and procedures.
6. Ability to train staff in job related subject areas.
7. General knowledge of ICF/IDD standards.
8. Physical ability to perform direct contact duties and to complete regular rounds over a wide area.

Registration or Licensure Requirements:
Within 6 months of hire must complete Conducting Serious Incident Investigations and become certified as a Level I Investigator.

Initial Selection Criteria:
Graduation from an accredited four-year college or university with major course work in a field relevant to the assignment
Two (2) years experience in the field of work related to the duties of the position
General knowledge of ICF/IDD standards
Knowledge of investigatory practices

Additional Information:
Only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

All applicants must pass: pre-employment drug screen, fingerprint criminal background check, and Client Abuse/Neglect Reporting System (CANRS), Employee Misconduct Registry and Nurse/Aide Registry checks. Males between the ages of 18 – 25 must be registered with the Selective Service. All State Supported Living Center employees are subject to Random drug testing. Flexibility in work hours may be required for this position. The position may be required to work overtime and/or extended hours.

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 #218094