Coordinator of Disability Services

Application Deadline: Wednesday, February 21, 2024, 4:30pm Central Time. Expired!

Scott County is accepting online applications for the following position.

Job Title: Coordinator of Disability Services

Closing Date/Time: Wednesday, 2/21/2024, 4:30 pm

Salary: $67,204.80 to $92,643.20 per year

Job Type: Full-time

Location: Davenport, Iowa

Job Summary

Under general supervision, the Coordinator of Disability Services promotes public health and safety by ensuring access to services for eligible participants and coordinating access as needed. Serves as point of contact for all applicants, law enforcement and first responders, and concerned families and community members. Reviews eligibility and ongoing fiscal liabilities for individuals accessing County/Regional resources.

Job Responsibilities

Essential functions, as defined under the Americans with Disabilities Act, may include any of the following representative duties, knowledge, and skills. This list is ILLUSTRATIVE ONLY, and is not a comprehensive listing of all functions and duties performed by incumbents of this class. Employees are required to be in attendance and prepared to begin work at their assigned work location on the specified days and hours. Factors such as regular attendance at the job are not routinely listed in job descriptions, but are an essential function. Essential duties and responsibilities may include, but are not limited to, the following:

Serves in an "On Call" capacity interacting with individuals and provider applicants seeking services and concerned families and community members seeking assistance for others in distress/dangerous situations.

Provides continual assessment, as entry point, to ensure appropriate application of the Iowa Code and the Regional Management plan regarding clinical and financial liability of the County; assesses and provides authorization or denial of liability for services to courts, clinics, and hospitals.

Monitors application processes to analyze, document, and identify costs and client liabilities in accordance with the Regional Management Plan. Conducts extensive interviews with patient, family, and current and former providers to obtain accurate information on status of patient, residence history, and eligibility data.

Attends hearings to provide financial information, County/Regional determination of eligibility, and other patient information to Court to ensure Scott County meets it's legal and financial responsibilities relative to the Code of Iowa.

Reviews and approves billings regularly to ensure proper reimbursement for services from the State, third party payees and patient resources, receipt of appropriate discounts, and accurate cost allocations to budget line items. Makes recommendations to the County Attorney's Office and Auditor's Office for recovery of expenditures from appropriate parties.

Identifies problems and participates in problem solving to ensure program guidelines and eligibility requirements are met; works with local service providers and governmental agencies to maintain communication, suggest changes and obtain cooperation in attaining County and regional objectives.

Approves or denies requests for placement, assuring necessity and compliance with the Regional Management Plan. Monitors progress, coordinates service provision, and assists with admission and discharge planning as needed.

Monitors populations to track discharge and transfer to other facilities. Works with providers to avoid inappropriate placement or services, in accordance with the Regional Management Plan and resources.

Initiates review of expenditures; approves or denies payment of services in program areas. Facilitates the continual assessment of resources, service agreements, provider services, and demand for services to maximize number of clients served under capped levels given limited resources.

Participates on community board and committees and internal committees as assigned by Director/CEO.

Demonstrates the ability to exemplify, by his/her actions, the County PRIDE philosophy.

Performs related duties as assigned.

Standards for Initial Consideration

Education, Training, and Experience Guidelines:
Bachelor's degree in Social Work, Psychology, or related field; AND five (5) years of progressively responsible experience in mental health services or social work; OR an equivalent combination of education, training, and experience.

Knowledge of:
Applicable local, State, and Federal laws, codes, regulations, and ordinances.

Legal terminology/issues to extent able to argue County interests with attorneys and judges.

Medical terminology/issues to extent able to argue County interests with clinicians.

Budget management principles and practices.

Program funding opportunities and resources.

Social service delivery systems.

Disability services.

Skill in:
Preparing clear and concise reports.

Developing, implementing, and managing budgets.

Reading and accurately interpreting legislation and legal terminology.

Providing effective supervision and direction to assigned staff.

Operating a computer including standard software and some specialized software.

Establishing and maintaining cooperative working relationships.

Communicating effectively verbally and in writing.

Able to utilize computers/technology, in office and mobile relative to Microsoft Office, MIS Systems, Web sites, etc...

Supplemental Information

License and Certification Requirements
Designation as a Licensed Social Worker is preferred.
Must possess a valid Driver's license.

Physical Demands and Working Environment:
Work is performed in a standard office environment and in the field.
May be exposed to irate persons and potentially contagious illnesses when interacting with clients.


The following is a summary of benefits provided to non-union County employees. Benefits for employees covered under a collective bargaining agreement may vary somewhat depending on specific contract provisions.