Program Specialist II

  • Full Time
  • Salt Lake County, UT
  • $21.44 - $32.19 an hour USD / YEAR
  • Salary: $21.44 - $32.19 an hour

State of Utah

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Job Description


DSPD Program Specialist II

If you feel strongly about helping people with disabilities achieve their potential, this job is for you!!! The Division of Services for People with Disabilities (DSPD) in Salt Lake City is looking for a dedicated individual to be a Program Specialist II.

Principal Duties
Process Notice of Agency Action Requests
Schedule informal and formal hearing request within DHHS
Participate in the Division Resolution Process
Support and sustain DSPD goals, plans and objectives.
Demonstrate leadership.
Apply understanding the Request for Services Process
Negotiate the DSPD budget worksheet within the individualized budget.
The Ideal Candidate
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 DSPD services
Has strong interpersonal skills
Has experience working within the legal system.
Has a strong understanding of cultural competence
Has the ability to work well independently
Is an excellent listener who is also proactive

Why You Should Join Our Team
This is an excellent opportunity to work in a dedicated office with supportive people willing to help in all types of situations.

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 5,000 people who have disabilities. For more information on Division of Services for People with Disabilities (DSPD) click here!


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.

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