Employment at the CED

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Current openings at the Center for Excellence in Disabilities (CED) are listed below.

Patient Navigator 17513 (Big Chimney, WV)

The West Virginia University Research Corporation is seeking applications for two full-time (40hpw), benefits eligible, Patient Navigators for the WVU Center for Excellence in Disabilities located in Big Chimney, WV. The purpose of this position is to provide care coordination, referral, and follow up services to patients of the Partners in Health system who are enrolled in a research study to receive additional care coordination services. This position will follow-up on results from a patient assessment of social service needs in the following areas: housing, transportation, food insecurity, utilities, and interpersonal violence. Enrolled patients who have identified needs in one or more of these areas will receive coordination services to link them to providers of those services in their region. This position will interact with patients from a variety of clinical and medical facilities within the Partners in Health and West Virginia University system. Facilitate patient connection with provider of needed service and will follow up with the patient after initial referral is made to see whether services were received, what challenges were experienced, and how satisfying the process was to the patient.

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Parent Network Specialist 14952 (Big Chimney, WV)

The West Virginia University Research Corporation is seeking applications for a full-time (40hpw), benefits eligible, Parent Network Specialist for the WVU Center for Excellence in Disabilities located in Big Chimney, WV. This position will work as a member of regional three-person team that includes a CSHCN nurse and licensed social worker. Conduct activities to support the team in assisting families in self-management of their child’s health care services. Assist parents/caretakers in understanding their role in managing their child’s medical needs, making informed decisions about his/her care, and engaging them in healthy behaviors. Plan and facilitate parenting education seminars and provider trainings on family engagement and parent perspective. Responsibilities will require basic decision-making, good interpersonal skills, and resourceful problem solving within available guides and precedents. Work effort will impact client services, program and project image, with some liabilities.

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Positive Behavior Support Specialist 19698 (Morgantown, WV)

The West Virginia University Research Corporation is seeking applications for a full-time (40hpw), benefits eligible, Positive Behavior Support Specialist for the WVU Center for Excellence in Disabilities located in Morgantown, WV. The purpose of this position is to 1) assist in the curriculum development to prepare providers for certification in positive behavior support 2) consult and train service providers to implement trauma informed positive behavior support to decrease challenging behaviors and improve quality of life. Building capacity throughout West Virginia regarding positive behavior support knowledge translation and services, and 3) provide individual case consultation to individuals with serious challenging behaviors to reduce the risk of out of home placement. The candidate will work with individuals with serious emotional disorders who are at risk of out of home placement, to evaluate their support needs. The candidate will work with the individual and their caregivers to develop and implement a positive behavior support plan. In addition, this individual will work with children’s mental health providers throughout West Virginia to provide behavioral case consultation services, develop and conduct trainings, and coach staff in the implementation of trauma informed positive behavior support.

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Family Based Care Specialist Social Worker 18280 (Summersville, WV)

The West Virginia University Research Corporation is seeking applications for a full-time (40hpw), benefits eligible, Family based Care Specialist Social Worker for the WVU Center for Excellence in Disabilities located in Summersville, WV. This position supports the Specialized Family Care Program by providing families, organizations, and communities with technical, resource, and referral support for services of the individuals with developmental and/or intellectual disabilities being placed in Program provider homes. The incumbent will also provide regional recruitment, certification, and training to Specialized Care and Respite Care Providers for approved at-risk individuals. This position provides program, as well as direct internal and external support services, with the goal of home availability for persons with intellectual and/or developmental disabilities. Responds to inquiries and independently resolves matters of low to moderate complexity. Responsibilities require some judgment, resourcefulness, and originality, but diverse guides and precedents are usually available to apply or adapt to the circumstances. Work effort has considerable impact on client services, program and project image, with potential legal liabilities.

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Community Work Incentives Coordinator Specialist 18498 (Morgantown, WV)

The West Virginia University is seeking applications for a full-time (40hpw), benefits eligible, Community Work Incentives Coordinator Specialist for the Center for Excellence in Disabilities located in Morgantown, WV. The purpose of this position is to provide work incentives planning and assistance to beneficiaries with disabilities and their families, who are potentially eligible to participate in Federal or State work incentives programs designed to assist disabled beneficiaries to work. This position will conduct outreach efforts and work in cooperation with Federal, State and private agencies and nonprofit organizations. This position will also provide information on: the adequacy of health benefits coverage that may be offered by an employer of a beneficiary with a disability; the extent to which other health benefits coverage may be available to that beneficiary; and the availability of protection and advocacy services for beneficiaries with disabilities, and how to access such services.

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Community Support Specialist 18744 (Remote)

The West Virginia University Research Corporation is seeking applications for a full-time (40hpw), benefits eligible, MODIFY Community Support Specialist for the Center for Excellence in Disabilities (remote). The purpose of this position is to provide support for the Mentoring & Oversight for Developing Independence with Foster Youth (MODIFY) Program at the WVU Center for Excellence in Disabilities (CED). This position provides follow-up services to youth in transition from foster care to adult independence. The primary emphasis is the coordination of services to youth exiting foster care. Service coordination provided to this group of young adults will ensure that system linkages are in place for supporting these youth in the life domains of housing, employment, education, finance, physical/mental health, family and socialization. The goal of these services is to promote self-sufficiency and a successful transition to independence for former foster care youth.

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Assistive Technology Funding Specialist 19028 (Morgantown)

The West Virginia University Research Corporation is seeking applications for a full-time (40hpw), benefits eligible, Assistive Technology Funding Specialist for the Center for Excellence in Disabilities (Morgantown). The purpose of this position is to contribute to identify key funding opportunities that support client purchase and use of assistive technology for work, home, and other daily living activities. The person in this position will also provide important contributions that will increase demonstrations, assistive technology (AT) loans, and connect individuals with AT needs to services.

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Trainee Program Administrator (Morgantown)

The West Virginia University Research Corporation is seeking applications for a full-time (40hpw), benefits eligible, Trainee Program Administrator for the Center for Excellence in Disabilities (Morgantown). The purpose of this position will be to manage and coordinate the daily administrative activities of the Maternal and Child Health Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental Disabilities (LEND) Program trainees and mentors. This position will be responsible for the coordination of the trainee recruitment process and maintenance of trainee records.

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Care Coordination Specialist 18869 Morgantown, WV

The West Virginia University Research Corporation is seeking applications for two full-time (40hpw), benefits eligible, Program Coordinator for the WVU Center for Excellence in Disabilities located in Morgantown, WV. The purpose of this position is to successfully navigate clients who are seeking services at the WVU Center for Excellence in Disabilities (CED). The individual in this position will use their knowledge of available center-wide clinics and programs to connect individuals with disabilities to the appropriate services that address their stated needs. This person will likely be the first contact for an individual to the center and may remain involved in services, particularly if they are related to employment and clinic needs.

For individuals who are interested in employment support from the center, this position will connect clients to employment resources, experts within and outside of the center who can increase their capacity for employment in the future, and assess individuals’ employment interests to start the process. This position will also work closely with employment leads to develop courses for professionals and the community (on-line or in person) as needed and establish a comprehensive process for evaluating all employment efforts from design to completion.

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Regional Transition Administrator (Morgantown) - 19632

The West Virginia University Research Corporation is seeking applications for a full-time (40hpw), benefits-eligible, Regional Transition Administrator for the WVU Center for Excellence in Disabilities located in Big Chimney, WV. 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. This position works with individuals in substance use recovery not necessarily only individuals with disabilities.

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