Job description


  • Entry level
  • No Education
  • Salary $21.79 - $29.20 gross per hour
  • Salem


Marion County Health and Human Services, Intellectual and Developmental Disability (IDD) Program is seeking a Bilingual (Spanish) Service Coordinator with excellent interpersonal, time management, and analytical skills. Successful candidate will possess a proficient understanding of person centered principles, working knowledge of how to navigate Oregon Administrative Rules, and at least two years of experience working with individuals who experience IDD. Candidate must also possess written and verbal fluency in Spanish as demonstrated by passing a bilingual test to meet the needs of its Spanish speaking clients; and must be able to travel throughout the County to develop service plans and monitor services for children and adults with IDD.

Plans and carries out case management functions and other related work as required.Primary responsibility of thisposition is case management.

Works under supervision of aProgram Supervisor and/or Clinical Supervisorwho assigns work, establishes goals, and reviews the results obtained for overall effectiveness.

Supervision of others is not a responsibility of positions in this classification.

Typical Duties - Duties include, but are not limited to the following
This position provides services to monolingual Spanish-speaking clients; therefore, fluent bilingual Spanish/English skills are required.

All services will be provided either in the office or in the field. Must be able to drive vehicle to and from community meetings and home visits. Must use county issued communication tools including smart phones and computers during work time.

- Choice Counseling: Offer choice, annually and as needed, of all available service, provider and setting options
- Service authorization/Individual Support Planning: Facilitate development of Individual Support Plan for all individuals receiving K plan funded services in their own home, family home, or in a licensed or certified residential setting. Authorize services and supports as described in Oregon Administrative Rule 411-415-0070. Complete enrollment, termination, and transfer on required forms.
- Functional Needs Assessment: Facilitate or participate in an annual functional needs assessment process per current ODDS procedure.
- Plans and Annual Summaries: Complete annual summary for all individuals not enrolled in any K plan funded service (case management only).
- Coordination with school: Participate in service planning by attending Individual Educational Plan meetings for students. It is mandatory to attend IEP meetings for individuals age 15 and older to complete transition planning.
- Documentation: Maintain an accurate client record including Marion County generated documents and documents received from other individuals/agencies. Document all targeted case management activities in a progress note per Marion County policy.
- Service Monitoring: Monitor services and supports for individuals enrolled in case management as described in Oregon Administrative Rule 411-415-0090 and document per ODDS guidelines. Report Serious Events perpublished guidelines.
- Information and Referral: provide information, timely referral, and assistance to individuals regarding available services to meet assessed needs.
- Coordination with other agencies: Coordinate with community partners regarding provision of required supports from Community Developmental Disabilities Program to ensure safety and support needs are adequately met.
- Staff Meeting: Attend staff meeting, vacancy meeting, and team meetings.
- Other job duties as assigned by your supervisor.
- Response Level 2: In the event of an emergency, employee makes a reasonable effort to report to work. Employee may be required to perform duties outside of their regularly assigned duties. Employee may be requested to work an extended or flexible schedule. Staff at this response level must complete Incident Command System 100 and 700 on-line or in-person training.

Requirements for the Position

- Any satisfactory combination of five (5) years of education in a related field and/or paraprofessional experience/training consisting of serving individuals with a primary diagnosis of developmental disabilities within a residential, employment or case management service at a management or case management level; AND
- Knowledge of the public service system for development disability services in Oregon.

- This position provides services to monolingual Spanish-speaking clients; therefore, fluent bilingual Spanish/English skills are required. An additional 5% will be added to the hourly wage as compensation for this skill. Finalist will be required to pass a verbal and written Standardized Spanish/English Fluency Assessment as part of the hiring process.
- Must possess a current driver's license in the applicant's state of residence and an acceptable driving history. Marion County will obtain a copy of the driving record for all qualified applicants from Driver and Motor Vehicle Services and review the driving record according to the Marion County policy and procedure for Driving on County Business. The policy can be found at:
- This position may be subject to the following:Must not beexcluded from participation in the federal health care programs (Medicaid, Medicare and other federally funded programs that provide health benefits); AND must not be excluded from participating in federal procurement (Federal Acquisition Regulation) and non-procurement activities (Executive Order No. 12549).
- It is a Marion CountyHealth Department policy that a criminal history background check be conducted on all new employees.
- This is a safety sensitive/special needs position. Final candidates selected for this position will be required to pass a pre-employment drug screen, including testing for marijuana. The Marion County Drug and Alcohol Use and Testing Policy can be found at:
- This assignment is represented by a union.
- This is a full-time position, which is eligible for overtime.
- Typical Work Schedule:Monday - Friday,8:00 am - 5:00 pm,depending upon the needs of the department and program.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITYWorking knowledge of developmental disability concepts, Oregon Developmental Disability Services service structure, and related agency functioning.Advanced skill in dealing with developmentally disabled clients.Working knowledge of other social service agencies in the community.Ability to establish good working relationships with other employees, other agencies, and the public. Ability to prepare concise reports and document client services in a timely and professional manner. Knowledge of and ability to act professionally in regard to a code of ethics and confidentiality.

Drives a motor vehicle and maintains an acceptable driving history; sees with depth perception; sits; moves about the work area; bends forward; climbs 1 floor of stairs; lifts and carries up to 5 lbs. for up to 30 feet; operates a keyboard; reads a 12 pt. font; speaks with a clear and audible voice; hears a normal speech level; may work in uneven area; potential exposure: lice, scabies, strong odors during home visits.

  • education
  • spanish
  • speech