State of WashingtonVancouver 98684
Full Time +

Direct employee activities to assure the health, safety, and treatment needs of participants served are met.

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Dshs Dda Attendant Counselor Manager

State of Washington
Full Time, Permanent 24 per week Washington State Department of Social and Health Services (DSHS), 800 NE 136th Ave #110, Vancouver, WA 98684, United States Apply before 10/8/2023 11:59


Washington State Department of Social and Health Services (DSHS)  (DDA) is seeking an Attendant Counselor Manager to join the SOLA team in Tumwater, WA.
While the regular hours for this position are office hours, the supports in this program are 24 hours per day, seven days per week. This position shares responsibilities on a rotation basis for after hours calls. You will be responsible for the supervision of Attendant Counselor 2’s who are working in the client homes, and ensure that clients are provided the daily direct support to promote habilitation, health safety, protection, and quality of life in their homes and in the community.
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Some of what you will do:

  • Supervise and manage within a collective bargaining labor environment
  • Interview, complete background checks, hire and train new Attendant Counselor 2 staff
  • Observe, direct and monitor Attendant Counselor 2 job performance
  • Provide guidance and counseling as needed to improve Attendant Counselor job performance
  • Direct employee activities to assure the health, safety, and treatment needs of participants served are met
  • Assure employees complete all mandatory training, assessments, programs, treatment, recording, and documentation
  • Facilitate annual IISP (Individual Instruction and Support Plan) meetings and IISP review meetings
  • Develop goals, plans of service, individual financial plans, or positive behavior support plans directly related to each participant’s IISP
  • Develop and ensure implementation and compliance with all plans
  • Follow up on incident reports
What we’re looking for:
  • Commitment to promoting a positive, welcoming workplace
  • Ability to supervise and train staff
  • Ability to handle multiple urgent issues and prioritize as needed
  • Demonstrated understanding of all aspects of participant care
  • Possess basic computer skills
  • Problem-solving and conflict resolution skills
  • Leadership skills
  • Ability to work in a fast paced and changing environment
  • Flexibility
  • Ability to communicate efficiently and effectively both verbally and in writing
 Who should apply?
Professionals with a High School diploma or GED and one of the following:
Four years of experience as an Attendant Counselor 1, or higher-level state job class
  • Four years of experience working with clients with developmental disabilities
  • Meet professional qualification for the Qualified Intellectual Disability Professional (see below) and at least one year of experience working directly with people who have developmental disabilities
The requirements for a Qualified Intellectual Disability Professional are as follows:
  1. A doctor of medicine or osteopathy;
  2. A registered nurse;
Have at least a bachelor's degree in any of the following:
  1. Occupational Therapy
  2. Physical Therapy
  3. Psychology
  4. Social Work
  5. Speech
  6. Audiology
  7. Recreation and related fields
  8. Human Services, which includes but is not limited to sociology, special education, rehabilitation counseling, and psychology
*A degree in Social Work must be from an educational program accredited by the Council on Social Work Education.

Our Department of Social and Health Services (DSHS) mission to Transform Lives requires that we come together with a sense of belonging, common purpose, shared values and meaningful work. It is crucial to our agency’s mission that you bring an equity, anti-racism and social justice commitment to your work with DSHS. We strive to create greater access and affirming representation of the communities we serve, including Black, Indigenous and People of Color, people with physical, behavioral health, and intellectual disabilities, elders, LGBTQIA+ individuals, immigrants and refugees, and families building financial security.

Questions about this opportunity? 
Please contact and reference job number 11740.