Supports Coordinator • CMHAM - Community Mental Health Association of Michigan
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Supports Coordinator

Agency Name: Community Living Services

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  • Position Type: Full Time
  • Job Type: Permanent
  • County: Other
  • Salary Range: 47500 per Year
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Company Summary:
Community Living Services (CLS) is one of the largest non-profit agencies in Michigan and supports individuals with physical, intellectual, and developmental disabilities of all ages. We have a mission to support people to exercise control and authority over their own lives. We have a “Whatever it takes” attitude when it comes to supporting people.

Supports Coordinator
The Supports Coordinator serves as the primary advocate and broker of services within the system for the people he/she/they support. He/she/they work within the system and the community to ensure the people supported have maximum access to and use of the resources available. The Supports Coordinator focuses efforts on connecting the people supported to networks of family, friends, and meaningful relationships, and develops strategies to coordinate the individual’s personal resources with entitlements and special programs to provide economic and social place in the community. The Supports Coordinator provides these services while adhering to Person Centered Planning and Self-Determination principles, the Michigan Mental Health Code, Detroit Wayne Integrated Health Network (DWIHN) and Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) requirements, Self-Directed Services Technical Advisory, CLS Guiding Principles, Code of Ethics, and professional code of ethics.

The position minimally requires a Bachelor’s Degree in a human services field

One year experience working with individuals with intellectual and/or developmental disabilities.

Must minimally meet education and experience requirements for provisional credentialing as a Qualified Intellectual Disabilities Professional (QIDP); may complete the 5 hours of mandatory QIDP training within the first week of hire; full QIDP credential preferred.

Supports Coordinators that provide services to individuals receiving MI Health Link, and/or other identified specialty services must have one-year experience working with persons with developmental disabilities and possess a current, valid social work license (i.e., LLBSW, LBSW, LLMSW, or LMSW)

All other Supports Coordinators must minimally obtain Registered Social Service Technician (RSST) credential from the State of Michigan as a condition of employment at the time of hire
Minimum of one year working with and/or supporting persons with intellectual and/or developmental disabilities

Case management experience in human resource arena is a plus; Demonstrated experience applying the principles of Person-Centered Planning and Self-Determination to a traditional case management model preferred

Typing and computer skills are required, including knowledge of and proficiency with Microsoft Word, Outlook, Excel, ARROW, and other software programs.

Offers of Employment Are Contingent Upon:
Proof of ability to work in the U.S. (I-9)
Passing a physical exam
Passing a TB test and drug screen
Passing a Criminal Background Check
Passing other checks required for your position (e.g., OIG, NPDB, SAM, etc.)
For positions that require business travel:
Valid Michigan Driver’s License with acceptable driving record
Access to reliable transportation that meets travel requirement

About Us:
Community Living Service’s Wayne County division, located in Wayne, Michigan, provides supports for people of all ages with intellectual and developmental disabilities in Wayne County. We assist people in developing a Person-Centered Plan and then create an individualized budget based on that plan. Our contract with the Detroit Wayne Mental Health Authority (DWMHA) is designed to assist people in developing and controlling individualized budgets to pay for their authorized supports and services. This puts the resources in the hands of people and their families so they can judge whether the services are of good value to them so they can make their own life decisions.

CLS connects people/families with qualified individuals and Provider agencies and can assist in the interview process to help people decide who they would like to provide their services and supports. A Fiscal Intermediary will then make payments on the person’s/family’s behalf for the services chosen and will provide a monthly report, so everyone knows how much their services cost and how much money is left in their individualized budget. This offers flexibility and creativity regarding how to use the financial resources and whom to choose for services and supports.

Excellent Benefit Package includes:
PTO (paid time off) Accrual Program
Paid Holidays
BC/BS PPO Medical Benefits
Flex Savings Account
Term Life Insurance
Short Term Disability Insurance
Long Term Disability Insurance
Voluntary Life Insurance

Equal Employment Opportunity Policy:
Community Living Support provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.

This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.

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