YES Waiver 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 to the YES waiver program for children with behavioral health needs. Program specialist acts as YES waiver team lead. Provides direction, coordinates, and reports on the team’s efforts for oversight and management of the program’s contract, waiver, and expansion. Responsibilities include but are not limited to supervision of team members’ efforts, coordinating program expansion, long range planning, monitoring program expenditures, overseeing corrective actions for non-performing contractors, determining critical data requirements, analyzing program data, ensuring program reporting, and ensuring compliance to all policies, procedures, and Medicaid waiver requirements. Team lead will ensure timely and accurate reporting to DSHS leadership.

Essential Job Functions:
Assists with and oversees the development, updates, and execution of program implementation plan for the YES wavier program. Oversees the performance of a variety of technical, training, research, planning, policy, program assessment, and administrative activities for the program. Oversees compliance program policies and procedures, statutes, and rules and takes corrective action(s) as needed. 40% Assist with and oversees the development of program policies, procedures, manuals, contracts, and standards, and plans program activities in accordance with program objective and goals. Oversees the analysis, implementation, and documentation of program policies. 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 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 of 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 program effectiveness. Trains, leads, assigns and/or prioritizes the work of others. 10% Performs related work as assigned. 10%

Knowledge Skills Abilities:
Knowledge of childrens’ behavioral heath care programs and publicly funded health care. Knowledge of Medicaid waivers. Demonstrated ability in working with complex management issues. Demonstrated experience in creating program policies and procedures. Demonstrated experience in leading a team or program. Ability to evaluate data to make management decisions. Ability to analyze and solve problems. Ability to organize and present in public forums information effectively, graphically, orally, and in writing. Ability to establish and maintain effective communication and working relationships with a variety of individuals, groups, governmental subdivisions, and other state agencies.

Registration or Licensure Requirements:

Initial Selection Criteria:
Bachelor's degree from an accreditied college or university with major course work in social work, psychology, sociology, health care administration or a related field is preferred. 1 year team or project lead experience. 1 year experience creating and analyzing program data. Knowledge of Medicaid systems of care.

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#233979