Job Responsibilities

This Job Bulletin has been reposted with added vacancies. Previous applicants are still being considered and need not reapply.

The South Carolina Department Of Disabilities And Special Needs (DDSN) Is The State Agency That Plans, Develops, Coordinates, And Funds Services For South Carolinians With The Severe, Lifelong Disabilities Of

  • intellectual disability and related disabilities
  • autism spectrum disorder
  • traumatic brain injury
  • spinal cord injury and similar disability

This position is intended to serve as a Waiver Case Management Specialist; providing accurate and complete information to individuals regarding services and supports offered through the DDSN operated Medicaid waivers, efficiently coordinating the enrollment of individuals into DDSN operated Medicaid waivers, and bringing resolution to slots for individuals who have determined not to enroll.

The Responsibilities Include

  • Contacting individuals pending enrollment in the DDSN operated waivers or in processing status to provide: notice of enrollment status, information regarding the DDSN operated waivers, and to offer choice of case management (CM) enrollment provider.
  • Coordinating transfer of individuals in pending/processing status to chosen CM enrollment provider.
  • Coordinating the enrollment of participants in the DDSN operated waivers.
  • Providing authorization support.
  • Processing waiver slot declinations.
  • Other case management functions as assigned.

Minimum And Additional Requirements

Candidate must possess a Bachelor’s degree or graduate degree from an accredited college or university and at least one (1) year of experience working with the target population, including experience in the DDSN service delivery system. Knowledge of Medicaid State Plan and DDSN operated Home and Community Based Waiver services is required. Must have the ability to interpret and apply policies and procedures. Excellent verbal and written communication skills are required, including the ability to communicate effectively. Computer literacy is required. Must have the ability to exercise judgment and discretion and establish and maintain effective working relationships.

Preferred Qualifications

Knowledge of interagency case management principles and practices and familiarity with the populations served by DDSN (individuals with intellectual disabilities, related disabilities, brain injury, spinal cord injury, and similar disabilities) as well as available services/supports.

Additional Comments

EEO Statement: SC DDSN provides affirmative action and equal opportunity in employment for all qualified persons regardless of race, color, sex –including the basis of pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions, national origin, age, religion, or disability.

Record Check: Criminal background check will be conducted by SLED, FBI, and DSS Child Registry that indicates no record of conviction, child abuse or neglect. Employment would also be contingent on your passing a pre-employment drug test. DDSN reserves the right to rescind any employment offer in the event our review of your background develops information, including opinions of previous employer or colleagues that cause us to conclude, at our sole discretion, that you are not suited for the position.

Immunization: If this position requires the applicant to work directly with DDSN consumers, a (2) step PPD testing or QuantiFERON TB Gold testing must be completed prior to beginning employment. All new employees who are healthcare providers are required to provide documentation of immunity or be immunized against measles, mumps, rubella, pertussis, Varicella and Hepatitis B prior to beginning employment.

State Disaster Plan: In accordance with the State’s Disaster Plan, which includes hazardous weather, DDSN employees may be required to work in times of an emergency or disaster.

College Transcripts: Applicants indicating college credit or degree(s) on the application are required to provide an official, certified copy of the transcript prior to hiring or within a specific time frame required by that area, after hiring.

Driving Record: If this position requires the applicant to possess a valid driver’s license to operate a state vehicle or personal vehicle, any applicant being considered in the final stages of selection for the position will be required to provide a certified copy of a 10-year driving record.

Employee Referral: The South Carolina Department of Disabilities and Special Needs supports a Referral Incentive Reward and a Retention Bonus program. You may contact Human Resource for further information.

Supplemental Questions: Supplemental questions are considered part of your official application. Any misrepresentation will result in your disqualification from employment. Please complete the State application to include all current and previous work history and education. A resume will not be accepted nor reviewed to determine if an applicant has met the qualifications for the position.