HCBS Wavier Assistant

Agency Name: Mid-State Health Network

Agency Contact: Amanda Horgan, Deputy Director

  • Position Type: Full Time
  • Job Type: Permanent
  • County: Ingham
  • Salary Range: $45,000 per Year
  • Send applications to: amanda.horgan@midstatehealthnetwork.org
  • Please include your resume when aplying.

Position Overview:
Under the direction of the Chief of Behavioral Health Officer and Waiver Services, the Waiver Assistant is responsible to support the Waiver programs. The Waiver Assistant position will assist in preparing and monitoring the Home and Community-Based Services (HCBS) Program compliance tools and processes as well as provide administrative support in the day‐to‐day operations of the region’s waiver programs, including HCBS Transition, Habilitation Supports Waiver (HSW), Children’s Waiver Program (CWP), the Waiver for Children with Serious Emotional Disturbance (SEDW), as well as the Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) benefit program. The Waiver Assistant has primary responsibility in performing a variety of functions including organizing processes that assist with the Home and Community-Based Services Rule oversight, tracking of policy and procedure development, waiver application tracking, and use of information systems resources to organize and prepare the MSHN Waiver Coordinators for subsequent review and follow up duties.

This position requires strong listening and organizational skills, exceptional attention to detail, as well as the ability to be flexible, efficient, and effective as part of a team. Responsible for carrying out all activities in accordance with MSHN policies, procedures, regulatory and compliance requirements.

Qualifications
Minimum Qualifications
• Associate degree in human services or related field;
• Knowledge of Community Mental Health Services Program (CMHSP) system of care;
• Knowledge and application of the principles and practices of continuous quality improvement; and,
• Flexibility to meet obligations outside of normal business hours.

Preferred Qualifications
• Bachelor’s degree in social work or related field;
• A minimum of one year of experience in behavioral health or CMSHP/administrative position;
• Experience in working with persons with intellectual and/or developmental disabilities;
• Knowledge of waiver Michigan’s waiver system, including HSW, CWP, and SEDW (“the waivers”);
• Knowledge of Michigan’s Mental Health Code and Public Health Code governing substance abuse services; and
• Experience in a Community Mental Health Services Program, including knowledge of service eligibility criteria and full-service array.

Required Skills
• Ability to handle confidential information and materials is essential;
• Excellent organizational skills and ability to prioritize a workload;
• Excellent interpersonal and human relations skills;
• Excellent verbal and written communication skills;
• The ability to present complex information in a concise, understandable format;
• Ability to interact positively and collaboratively with Community Mental Health Service Programs (CMHSP) executives, co‐workers, clients, and community representatives from diverse cultural and socio‐economic backgrounds;
• Use of a personal computer (PC) for administration and communication;
• Use of Qualtrics, Microsoft Office, and other information technology tools and applications; and,
• The ability to legally drive within the State of Michigan.

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