Washington State DSHS Attendant Counselor Manager in Bremerton, Washington


We are seeking a highly motivated professional wanting to embark in the next level of their career. We need your leadership skills to manage residential support for clients with developmental disabilities in a 24-hour per day, seven days per week in the program led by the Developmental Disabilities Administration/ Region 3 SOLA program. You will supervise habilitation support staff who provide direct care and support to adults with developmental disabilities. You will assist these individuals to live in a positive and safe living environment, and to explore and be a part of their community

The Department of Social and Health Services, Developmental Disabilities Administration (DDA) State Operated Living Alternative (SOLA), is recruiting for an Attendant Counselor Manager to join our team

Join us in Transforming Lives!

Some of what you will do:

  • Interview, complete background checks, hire and train new AC2 staff.
  • Ensure the AC2 staff is performing within the scope of existing Washington Administrative Code (WAC), policies, and procedures directing the SOLA program.
  • Direct staff activities to assure that the health, safety and treatment needs of individuals served are met.
  • Assure staff completes all assessments, programs, treatments, recording data and documentation.
  • Review and respond to staff observations and documentation and take appropriate action to ensure client health and safety.
  • Develop goals, plans of service, and ensure staff are supporting individuals living in the SOLA program by following their IISP's, individual financial plans, Positive Behavior Support plans (if applicable), .eview all documents as required for necessary and make changes that will ensure client success.
  • Working with adults with developmental disabilities and mental health diagnosis.
  • Oversee adequate support for medical, behavioral, and crisis intervention. What we are looking for:

  • Ability to lead and train a team and support their work as a hands on supervisor

  • Demonstrating an understanding of all aspects of client care, agency policies and procedures, work place practices, human resource practices and collective bargaining agreement
  • Professional leader and role model to supervise and train subordinate staff
  • Possess a high degree of communication skills
  • Nursing Assistant Registered Certificate (NAR) or the ability to obtain one
  • Experience identifying and handling abuse, mistreatment, and/or exploitation
  • Ability to work with clients who may exhibit challenging behavior, clients with a dual diagnosis of developmental disability and mental illness, clients with community protection issues and/or clients with health issues.

Who should apply: Professionals with qualifications for QMRP status and one year of experience working directly with persons with mental retardation or other developmental disabilities Or

High school graduation or GED and four years of experience as an Attendant Counselor 1, or higher level state job class Or

High school graduation or GED and successful completion of 30 specific job related college credit hours and four years of experience working with clients with developmental disabilities.

NOTE: The requirements for a Qualified Mental Retardation Professional (QMRP) as is included in the Code of Federal Regulations, Chapter 42, Subpart D, Section 483.430, are as follows:

  • A doctor of medicine or osteopathy;
  • A registered nurse;
  • OR have at least a Bachelor's degree in any of the following:
  • Occupational Therapy,
  • Physical Therapy,
  • Psychology,
  • Social Work,
  • Speech,
  • Audiology,
  • Recreation and related fields, or
  • The Human Services (as defined at 438.430 (b) (5) (x)), includes but is not limited to: sociology, special education, rehabilitation counseling, and psychology. If you have questions email Brian Quinn and reference 2017- 09052

Supplemental Information Prior to a new hire, a background check including criminal record history may be conducted. Information from the background check will not necessarily preclude employment but will be considered in determining the applicant's suitability and competence to perform in the job. This announcement may be used to fill multiple vacancies. Employees driving on state business must have a valid driver's license. Employees driving a privately owned vehicle on state business must have liability insurance on the privately owned vehicle.

Washington State Department of Social & Health Services is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of age, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity/expression, marital status, race, creed, color, national origin, religion or beliefs, political affiliation, military status, honorably discharged veteran, Vietnam Era, recently separated or other protected veteran status, the presence of any sensory, mental, physical disability or the use of a trained dog guide or service animal by a person with a disability, equal pay or genetic information. Persons requiring accommodation in the application process or this job announcement in an alternative format may contact the Recruiter at (360) 725-5810. Applicants who are deaf or hard of hearing may call through Washington Relay Service by dialing 7-1-1 or 1-800-833-6384.

Salary: $3,276.00 - $4,292.00 Monthly

Location: Kitsap County – Bremerton, WA

Job Type: Full Time - Permanent

Department: Dept. of Social and Health Services

Job Number: 2017-09052

Closing: 10/22/2017 11:59 PM Pacific

Agency: State of Washington

Address: View Job Posting for Agency Information View Job Posting for Location, Washington, 98504.

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Website: http://www.careers.wa.gov