Wisconsin State Government Developmental Disabilities Specialist - Central WI Center in Dane, Wisconsin

The Department of Health Services (DHS) is looking for a talented professional to fill a Developmental Disabilities Specialist vacancy at theCentral Wisconsin Center (CWC) for the Developmentally Disabled. CWC is one of three state operated Intermediate Care Facilities for Individuals with Intellectual Disabilities (ICF-IID) which provides residential care and active treatment to approximately 200 individuals. CWC is located on the north side of Madison and offers a beautiful campus environment. Our employees enjoyseveral benefitsincluding a retirement plan, paid time off and excellent health insurance. CWC also has a 24/7 fitness center, free parking, and is on the bus route. Position Summary: The Case Manager (CM) provides case management services for individuals receiving short-term services in CWC’s Intensive Treatment Program. The CM provides oversight and coordination of the individual’s support and treatment plans assuring that the admission objectives are met. He or she also has primary responsibilities in coordinating the individual’s discharge to the community. The CM works closely with the Centralized Intake social worker, interdisciplinary team, community providers, parents/guardians, and the responsible counties or Managed Care organizations to plan and implement discharge. The CM functions as a member of an Interdisciplinary treatment team and applies a person-centered approach to care coordination and oversight of the program.

Special Notes:

Due to the nature of the position, all applicants who may be appointed to this position will be required to allow the Department of Health Services to conduct a background check to determine whether the circumstances of any conviction may be related to the job being filled.


A minimally qualified applicant will be a Qualified Intellectual Disability Professional (QIDP). QIDP is defined as a professional who has at least one year of experience working directly with persons with intellectual disabilities or other developmental disabilities AND is one of the following: (1) a doctor of medicine or osteopathy; (2) a registered nurse; or (3) an individual who holds at least a bachelor’s degree in a professional category specified in the Federal Register as meeting the QIDP qualifications as outlined in 483.430 of the Code of Federal Regulations.

Well qualified applicants will also have:

  • Experience working as a QIDP or Social Worker.

  • Master's degree in a human services field.

  • Current licensure or certification in a human services field such as Social Work, Psychology, Nursing, Rehabilitation Counseling, Special Education, Behavior Analysis, etc.

  • Experience preparing for and leading meetings regarding individuals on your caseload.

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.

  • An ability to facilitate development of treatment goals.

  • Experience work with MS Office programs, Therap and other electronic health record systems.

  • Knowledge of ICF-IID regulations.

  • An ability to help ensure an individual's needs for active treatment and quality of life are being met.

How To Apply:

To apply for this position, click “Log In” to access your existing account or to create a new account if you do not already have an account in the system. Please attach a resume and cover letter in a Word or PDF compatible format. Applicants must complete the online process. Failure to submit all required materials will result in an incomplete application and ineligibility for this position. Application materials will not be accepted if received in an email, as a hard copy or a fax.

You resume and cover letter will be evaluated by one or more job experts. Your materials must provide sufficient detail to portray your qualifications. It is important that they clearly describe your background so the job expert(s) evaluating your application materials are able to make an accurate judgment regarding your qualifications. Use specific examples to clearly demonstrate your level of expertise. Candidates that are deemed eligible will be invited to participate in the next step of the selection process. If you have any questions regarding the application process, please contact the HR Specialist listed above.

Permanent classified state employees who are eligible for consideration (transfer, voluntary demotion, or former employees as a reinstatement) must complete the application process to apply.

Please note: Important information regarding this recruitment may be communicated via email.

DHS is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer seeking a diverse and talented workforce.

County(ies): Dane

Type of Employment: Full Time (40 hrs/week)

Salary: The starting salary is between $22.30-$32.83 per hour depending upon qualifications, plus excellent benefits. A 12 month probationary period is required. This position is in pay schedule and range 11/04.

Special Qualifications: Must be a Qualified Intellectual Disability Professional (QIDP).

Contact: Shannon Kavorik, Human Resources Specialist, 608-266-9165, Shannon.Kavorik@dhs.wisconsin.gov

Bargaining Unit: Non-Represented

Area of Competition: Open

Deadline to Apply: 8/28/2017

Assessment Information: 39901 - 023 DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITIES SPEC - CWC Preview Assessment

Classification Title: / JAC: DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITIES SPEC 17-01924

Job Working Title: Case Manager