Program Specialist VI
Under supervision of the Assistant Director of Programs, Austin State Support Living Center, the position has facility wide responsibility. Performs highly advanced consultative services and technical assistance work. Work involves planning, developing, coordinating, and implementing program(s) and providing consultative services and technical assistance to program staff, community organizations, or the general public in the area of qualified developmental disabilities services. Supervises, trains, leads, assign and/or prioritize the work of QDDPs and others. Works under minimal supervision, with extensive latitude for the use of initiative and independent judgment.
Essential Job Functions:
Oversees the performance of the QDDP and Active Treatment departments provides technical, training, research, planning, policy, program assessment, and administrative activities of assigned program(s).
Oversees staff who and/or acts as a liaison with agencies and internal programs to explain the programs and agency statutory requirements.
Oversees the analysis, implementation, and documentation of program policies.
Oversees the collection, organization, analysis, and preparation of materials in response to requests for program information and reports.
Oversees the development of program policies, procedures, manuals, and standards and plans program activities in accordance with program objective and goals for QDDP and Active Treatment department.
Oversees the development and implementation of effective techniques for evaluating facility programs, identifies the need for new programs, and provides guidance to staff in the development and integration of new methods and procedures.
Oversees the completion of and monitors required administrative and performance reports, studies and specialized projects and recommends appropriate changes.
Oversees compliance with program policies and procedures, statutes, and rules and takes corrective action(s) as needed.
Oversees studies and analyses of operations and problems and the preparation of reports of findings and recommendations.
Oversees surveys and reviews to determine compliance with certification requirements, laws, regulations, policies, and procedures.
Oversee 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.
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 the delivery of consultative services and technical assistance related to planning, implementing, and monitoring of programs and services.
Consults with public and private agencies involved in program(s) to resolve problems, identify training needs, and discuss program effectiveness. Identifies the need for and implements new programs.
Provides guidance to staff in the development and integration of new methods and procedures.
Determines trends and resolves operational problems.
Prepares administrative reports and studies and performs specialized research projects.
Prepares and evaluates program budget requests.
Trains, leads, assign and/or prioritize the work of others.
Performs related work as assigned.
Knowledge Skills Abilities:
Extensive knowledge of ICF/ID and Settlement Agreement programs and policy.
Extensive knowledge of reporting methods and data analysis.
Knowledge of local, state, and federal laws related to the ICF/ID program and the Texas settle agreement.
Ability to evaluate the impact policy and program changes may have on State Supported Living Centers programs.
Ability to lead projects and workgroups to comply with reporting requirements.
Ability to provide advanced consulting to internal and external entities to fulfill analytic and reporting needs.
Ability to coordinate actions of team members to meet recurrent reporting requirements, meet ad hoc reporting requirements, and perform data analysis to establish program trends.
Skill in identifying measures or indicators of program performance and in operating computers and applicable software.
Ability to gather, assemble, correlate, and analyze facts; to devise solutions to problems; to market programs; to prepare reports; to develop, evaluate, and interpret policies and procedures; to communicate effectively; and to train, lead, assign, and prioritize staff workloads.
Registration or Licensure Requirements:
Initial Selection Criteria:
Experience in a field related to the agency program. Graduation from an accredited four-year college or university with major course work in a field relevant to the assignment is generally preferred
Must be able to work hours other than 8 am to 5 pm, Monday – Friday, as necessary.
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.
All State Supported Living Center employees are subject to random drug testing.
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.