Regional Transition Administrator - Center for Excellence in Disabilities
West Virginia University Research Corporation is seeking applications for a Regional Transition Administratorwith the Center for Excellence in Disabilities located in Big Chimney, WV
About the Opportunity
The purpose of this position is to provide a team of professionals and activities designed to connect youth and young adults (14-25 years) with serious emotional disturbance (SED), serious mental illness (SMI), or Substance Use Disorder (SUD) with needed services and supports to develop independent living skills, create and cultivate natural supports, navigate the various systems within the state, access and participate in treatment and recovery services, and thrive in all eight dimensions of wellness including: emotional, spiritual, intellectual, physical, environmental, financial, occupational, and social.
At WVU Research Corporation, we strongly believe in work-life balance and keeping time for things we love outside our work. WVU Research Corporation offers a comprehensive benefits package with a variety of options to suit your needs:
* 13 paid holidays (staff holiday calendar)
* 403(b) retirement savings with a fully vested 3% employee contribution match, (Employees have the option of contributing an additional 1-3% of their earnings to the plan, which is also matched by the WVURC)
* A range of health insurance and various other benefits
* Dependent Education Scholarship
* WVU Perks
* And More!!
What you'll do:
The Regional TransitionAdministratorwill be asked to work directly with youth and young adults who are identified as being eligible for said services within the state. Specifically, administratorswill be asked to:
* Engage youth and young adults in culturally competent, meaningful ways; including outreach to places where they live or frequently visit.
* Build a network and cross-referral processes with community providers, first responders, case workers, probation officers, attorneys, and others who work with the youth and young adults.
* Connect eligible youth and young adults with needed services and supports for SED, SMI, SUD, co-occurring disorders, educational attainment, and independent living.
* Provide consultation to individuals, families, agencies, the WVDHHR staff and others on policy, planning and services for transition-aged individuals including guidance on drafting older youth transition plans and applying for supports such as Supplemental Security Income (SSI), Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (I/DD) Waiver, Medicaid, Foster Care Independent Program, MODIFY Education and Training Vouchers, Foster Care Tuition Waivers, and Continued Foster Care Services (FC-18) agreements.
* Collect data on the number of individuals served, individual outcomes, and program outcomes in the areas of, but not limited to, education success, stable employment, independent living skills, reduced criminal behavior, reduced psychiatric hospitalizations, and positive relationships.
* Contact employers and other public and private agencies to develop work experiences and job leads.
* Develop training and job placement opportunities for youth and young adults to assist in gaining employment.
* Provide assessment, training, evaluation, placement, and follow-up activities as per contract guidelines.
* Follow up with assessment results using approved forms and procedures.
- Bachelor's Degree in sociology, criminology, psychology, counseling, health care coordination, community program development, or related areas with six (6) months of experience working with youth or young adults (14-25 years); OR Associates degree with two (2) years of experience working with youth or young adults (14-25 years).
- Ability to advise youth (14-25 years) and community groups that serve youth on social service issues and providers.
- Ability to assess youth social service needs.
- Knowledge of principles and processes for providing personal services. This includes client needs assessment, meeting quality standards for services and evaluation of client satisfaction.
- Knowledge of administrative and clerical procedures and systems such as word processing, managing files and records, designing forms, and other office procedures and terminology for required record keeping in project.
- Skilled in complex problem solving, including identifying complex problems and reviewing related information to develop and evaluate options and implement solutions.
- Ability to establish and maintain interpersonal relationships, including developing constructive and cooperative working relationships with others, and maintaining them over time.
- Ability to maintain and provide documentation related to organization, planning, case management, and related activities
- Valid driver's license
About Research Corporation
Why WVU Research Corporation?
The WVU Research Corporation (WVURC) was created as a not-for-profit corporation in 1985 to support research (R1) at West Virginia University. We provide evaluation, development, patenting, management, and marketing services for inventions of the faculty, staff and students of the University.
WVURC receives and administers funds awarded by external agencies for research and other activities and is responsible for helping protect intellectual property through patents, copyrights and licensing agreements for startup companies based on University research.
West Virginia University Research Corporation is proud to be an Equal Opportunity employer. We value diversity among its employees and invites applications from all qualified applicants regardless of race, ethnicity, color, religion, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, nationality, genetics, disability, or Veteran status.
Job Posting: May 5, 2022
Posting Classification: Research Corporation
Exemption Status: Non-Exempt
Benefits Eligible: Yes