Program Specialist II – Division of Services for People with Disabilities (DSPD)

  • Full Time
  • Salt Lake County, UT
  • $23.30 - $34.99 an hour USD / Year
  • Applications have closed
  • Salary: $23.30 - $34.99 an hour

State of Utah

Job Description:
DSPD Program Specialist II
Assessment Support Coordinator
The Division of Services for People with Disabilities (DSPD), within the Department of Health & Human Services, is looking for a dedicated professional to fill our Program Specialist II position.
As a Program Specialist II you will gather information about people on the DSPD waiting list, handle crisis situations, make referrals to community partners, coordinate home and community based services, and use person centered planning to ensure services meet the needs and desires of the individuals.

Why Join Our Team?:
This is an opportunity to make a difference for Utah citizens while being a pivotal part of a dynamic team. You will receive great health and retirement benefits, such as generous paid time off. Spend more time with your family and have a positive work life balance. Click here to view a summary of all the benefits we offer.

The Agency:
The Department of Human Services is dedicated to provide care for individuals and families in Utah. Utah Division of Services for People with Disabilities (DSPD) promotes opportunities and provides support for people with disabilities to lead self-determined lives by overseeing home and community-based services for more than 6,000 people who have disabilities. For more information on Division of Services for People with Disabilities (DSPD) click here!

Example of Duties:
Respond to inquiries for community based services.
Manage crisis situations.
Support and sustain DSPD goals, plans and objectives.
Demonstrate leadership.
Apply understanding of a person’s eligibility for services.
Negotiate the DSPD budget worksheet within the individualized budget.

Typical Qualifications:
(includes knowledge, skills, and abilities required upon entry into position and trainable after entry into position)
Has experience supporting individuals with disabilities to lead self-determined lives.
Has experience in Person-Centered thinking and processes.
Has knowledge of Home and Community-Based Services (HCBS).
Understands Department waivers and resulting contracts with direct service contractors.
Understands Division services.
Has strong interpersonal skills.
Has a strong understanding of cultural competence.
Has the ability to work well independently.
Is an excellent listener who is also proactive.
Has the ability to work well with a wide range of people with varying interests.

Supplemental Information:
The typical office setting for this job is adequately lighted, heated and ventilated. However, you may encounter some risks that are associated with any office setting, for example, the safe use of office equipment, avoiding trips and falls, observing fire regulations, etc.
DHRM rules regarding promotions and transfers apply to current state of Utah employees.