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Risk Assessment Specialist – Job 371

North County Regional

This is a Full-time position in Los Angeles, CA posted May 3, 2022.

Job Description RISK ASSESSMENT SPECIALIST The Organization North Los Angeles County Regional Center “NLACRC” is a private, non-profit agency that is contracted with the State of California, Department of Developmental Services, to provide services to individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities. NLACRC is one of the largest regional centers in California and has proudly served the San Fernando Valley, Santa Clarita Valley, and Antelope Valley since 1974. We serve individuals across the lifespan from infants and toddlers, school age children, transition-age youth, to adults and aging adults. SUPERVISION : Receives general supervision from Consumer Services Manager or Consumer Services Supervisor as assigned. THE POSITION AND JOB SUMMARY Ensures timely and effective special incident report (SIR) management. Receives and reviews special incident reports to determine if incident type meets regulatory reporting requirements; if reportable, Specialist processes or forwards to appropriate unit. Follows through to ensure appropriate in-house action on program-eligible cases. Reviews special incident reports for adequate incident descriptions and regional center preventative action and/or proactive safety planning. Determines that incidents have been appropriately investigated by the agencies identified in Title 17, coordinates communication between agencies. May conduct or arrange for additional investigation as appropriate. Approves or recommends approval of completed investigations for transmission to DDS. Participates in Risk Management activities, including development of Risk Management training and materials, provides consultation and technical assistance to service coordinators and supervisors, regarding recommendations for seeking clinical consultations, preventative action plans and proactive safety training, including NSO training. Inputs and tracks progress of investigations in multiple tracking systems, ensures timely completion and reporting. Processes DDS requests for additional follow-up. Participates in the Risk Management, Assessment and Planning (RMAP) Committee meetings. Develops agenda for the RMAP and completes minutes. Identifies trends and patterns in SIR’s, communicates findings and prepares for discussion at RMAP. Collaborates with the RMAP Committee to identify strategies to mitigate incidents when a trend or pattern is verified. Identifies and recommends training topics for case management and vendored service providers, develops or coordinates training, including curriculum and conducts training sessions in partnership with Community Services, as indicated. Prepares management reports, including monthly Board Reports, regarding rates of special incidents, risk assessment, mitigation and management activities, and training and technical assistance provided to staff. Employment Standards Any combination equivalent to or likely to provide the required knowledge and skills is qualifying. A typical way to obtain the knowledge and skills would be: A Bachelor’s degree in a related field, in the human services domain, and four years of related experience. A Master’s degree in a related field, in the human services domain, may be substituted for two years of experience. Skills and Abilities Knowledge of Developmental disabilities, quality assurance practices, current regulatory information, such as Title 17, Sections 54327 and 54327.1. Assessment, investigation, collaborative problem resolution, comprehension and communication of complex information, written and verbal communications. Computer usage, including Word, Excel, Access and Outlook. Essential Requirements Reliable transportation, valid CDL and acceptable driving record (or acceptable substitute) required. NLACRC Offers an Excellent Benefits Package: We offer employees a variety of health and dental plans. Health Insurance – NLACRC pays the full cost of coverage for certain Medical plans for employee only. We also provide a generous contribution to additional plans that the employee may select for employee only or employee and dependents costs. Dental Insurance – NLACRC pays the full cost of the Dental DMO Plan for employees and eligible dependents. We also offer a Dental PPO plan with a low employee monthly contribution for employees and eligible dependents Pre-Tax Flexible Spending Account for eligible health care expenses Pre-Tax Dependent Care Flexible Spending Account for eligible dependent care expenses No cost Life, Accidental Death & Disability, Long Term Disability Insurance for employees No cost Vision plan for employees and eligible dependents Retirement plan – NLACRC is a member of CalPERS which is a defined benefit plan that provides a monthly retirement allowance for eligible employees NLACRC offers two (2) deferred compensation plans – 457 and 403(b) Participate in the Public Service Loan Forgiveness program Paid Time Off – Eligible for 3 weeks of accrued vacation in the first year, 8 hours per month sick time, education, wellness and sabbatical time Holidays – NLACRC offers 13 paid holidays throughout the year Most positions are offered a hybrid – remote option Professional Development Opportunities & Growth NLACRC values the professional development of staff Many Consumer Services Supervisors gain experience and enter into Manger or Director positions. Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion At NLACRC, we value and celebrate diversity In September 2021, NLACRC launched an initiative to enhance and strengthen our commitment to diversity and belonging. Covid-19 Job Requirements Upon job offer acceptance, candidates will be required to show proof of COVID-19 vaccination. A reasonable accommodation may be requested for an exemption from the COVID-19 vaccination requirement. This position is non-exempt. Regular Salary: $20.89 ‑ $23.61 per hour. Please note that this position is subject to a temporary “add on” enhancement of 9.85% for qualified compensation. For more information, please contact Human Resources. NLACRC is an equal opportunity employer. Further, NLACRC will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the requirements of the City of Los Angeles’ Fair Chance Initiative for Hiring Ordinance.