Title: COMMUNITY PROGRAM SPECIALIST II Salary: $2,200.00 - $2,674.00 Posted: 05/13/2013
The State Council on Developmental Disabilities (SCDD) is a state agency mandated by federal and state law to pursue systemic change, capacity building, and advocacy to promote a consumer and family-based system of services and supports for people with developmental disabilities. The goal of the federal law is to enable individuals with developmental disabilities (self-advocates) to maximize their self-determination, independence, productivity, and community integration and inclusion. The Area Boards serve as local offices of the Council and function to help the Council fulfill its specific mandates under the Federal Developmental Disabilities Assistance and Bill of Rights
Act (Title 42, USC 15001 et seq.) and the Lanterman Developmental Disabilities Act (Welfare and Institutions Code 4500 et. seq.).
Under the direction of the Area Board Executive Director, and with direction from the Lead Clients’ Rights Advocate (Lead CRA), the Community Program Specialist II (CPS II) is responsible for a broad range of technical duties related to the statutory function of the Area Board in the areas of advocacy, public education and monitoring. The CPS II acts to protect the legal, civil and service rights of all persons with developmental disabilities; works closely with local service agencies and other developmental disability organizations; provides guidance and direction to committees and advisory groups; and, acts as liaison with other state departments in developing policies effecting individuals with developmental disabilities and their families. The CPS II coordinates the Volunteer Advocacy Services (VAS) program at Canyon Springs Community Facility. Area Board XII serves counties: Inyo, Mono, Riverside, and San Bernardino.
DECSRIPTION OF ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:
30% Recruit, interview, screen, train, match, support and supervise volunteers to provide advocacy services for residents of Canyon Springs Community Facility who do not have family or conservators.
35% Provide direct advocacy services to residents with more complicated circumstances, or as the need arises.
15% Interact extensively with Canyon Springs Community Facility management, staff and committees; regional centers; community service providers; and, families to resolve problems and coordinator the effective operation of the program.
15% Maintain a management information system, develop reports, and keep the Area Board XII Executive Director informed of the status of the program and services provided.
5% Performs other duties appropriate to the CPS II classification as assigned.
The CPS II is supervised by the Executive Director of Area Board XII.
The CPS II may be called upon by the Area Board Executive Director to supervise the Office Technician, workability program participants and program volunteers.
Other than normal routine organizational reporting requirements, the CPS II has no specific administrative responsibilities.
The CPS II must interact in an appropriate and professional manner with individuals
with developmental disabilities and their family members, representatives of various
Federal and State agencies, private organizations, board and committee members and
staff as well as the general public.
The CPS II must be willing and able to work with and for persons with developmental disabilities, be able to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing, and be knowledgeable about the developmental disabilities service delivery system in California. The CPS II must be able to work independently, exercise good judgment,
reason logically and creatively, utilize a variety of analytical techniques to resolve complex problems, develop and evaluate alternatives, accurately analyze data, present information effectively, produce written drafts on a personal computer, be free to travel, work extended hours and some weekends and make presentations before the public. Proficiency and knowledge of information technology is desirable. The CPS II must be able to work successfully with the Board members, committees, staff, other governmental agencies and the general public. The CPS II must gain and maintain the confidence and cooperation of those contacted during the course of work, coordinate, act as a team leader and function effectively and cooperatively as an integral part of a creative professional organization.
All interested eligible persons are encouraged to apply. Applicants must have list, transfer, reinstatement, or SROA/Surplus eligibility. Please indicate your eligibility for this classification on the state application form, STD. 678. Applications will be screened for experience, knowledge, and skill and only the most qualified will be contacted for an interview.
To find the job specifications and minimum qualifications for the Community Program Specialist II classification, go to the Department of Human Resources website at: www.calhr.ca.gov.
Interested applicants should submit a (1) cover letter briefly describing your relevant experience, (2) resume, (3) completed standard state application form, STD. 678; and (4) the name and telephone number of at least two references to:
Vicki Smith, Executive Director
Area Board Office XII
650 E Hospitality Lane, Suite 280
San Bernardino, CA 92408-3584
If you are not a current or former State employee, you must first take an examination to obtain list eligibility. This does not apply to Student Assistant vacancies.
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