PersonnelPlus 2016 Awards Gala

Please get your tickets soon to help honor people with disabilities and the businesses that support them in Athens County.

Wednesday, October 26 is the PersonnelPlus Awards Dinner and Recognition Gala and it is supported by the Athens County Board of Developmental Disabilities.

According to Doug Mitchell, the PersonnelPlus Director, if you are going to attend only one dinner/awards banquet in Athens this year…MAKE IT THIS ONE because it will be the star-studded event of the year in Athens County. A good time is guaranteed to be had by all (please see Doug Mitchell for the guarantee details 😊).

Please let me or Karen Hynes (740)592-3416 know if you want to purchase tickets. The deadline for purchasing tickets in October 7th.


Athens County Board of DD Seeks Service and Support Administration Specialist


Service and Support Administration Specialist

Location:                            Service and Support Administration, 9033 Lavelle Rd, Athens, OH

Wage:                                 Minimum of $19.11 hourly; commensurate with experience and qualifications

Benefits:                             Excellent benefits including comprehensive health and life insurance plus generous paid time off and participation in OH Public Employee Retirement System (OPERS).

Schedule:                           Monday – Friday, full-time



  • Bachelor’s Degree in human services related field and meet credentials to obtain DODD Service and Support Administration Certification.
  • 2 years of experience in field of DD preferred. Knowledge of other social service agencies preferred
  • Skill in preparing accurate and concise reports and records.
  • Ability to work with a variety of professionals to develop the ISP, while remaining the primary service coordinator for the SL and/or waiver recipient.
  • Knowledge of data collection, analysis and understanding of fiscal issues related to waivers and SL services.
  • Knowledge and proficiency with ACBDD supported software and DODD web-based software i.e IDS, Data Warehouse, CPT, PAS, MSS, CRN, etc. preferred
  • Valid Ohio driver’s license, and an acceptable driving record for agency insurance carrier
  • Must be able to work a flexible schedule to meet needs of individuals served


Job Duties:

  • Conduct Eligibility Determination for county board services and Home and Community-Based Service waivers (HCBS); assess service and support needs that promote the person’s rights, self-determination, physical well-being, emotional well-being, material wellbeing, personal development, interpersonal relationships, and social inclusion. Review/revise ISP at least every 12 months, change in assessed needs, situation, status changes, change in provider, type of service or supports, when trends and patterns of unusual incidents (UI) or major unusual incidents (MUI) exist. Explain available alternative services, the individual’s due process and appeal rights, and the individual’s right to choose any qualified and willing provider. Establish and obtain approval of the budget for services based on the assessed needs. Assist individuals with selecting providers and to work with providers to resolve concerns. Secure commitments from providers to support the individual in achieving his/her desired outcomes. Establish and maintain contact with natural supports to ensure that natural supports are available and meeting desired outcomes. Facilitate effective communication and coordination among the individual and their team members.
  • Provide written notification and explanation of their rights to a Medicaid State Hearing if their ISP results in a recommendation for the approval, reduction, denial or termination of HCBS waiver services, or other Medicaid services. Facilitate team discussion to develop preventative measures to mediate any immediate concerns regarding the individual’s health and welfare regarding a UI/MUI. Refer a provider for a Provider Compliance Review when the provider is not compliant with standards for provider services. Be prepared at all times to respond to the 24 hour on-call emergency response system during designated rotations.
  • Document the coordination of service and supports, and continuous monitoring process activities in the prescribed case note format. Maintain paper or electronic records related to service and support administration, community services, vocational services, supported living services, HCBS, PASRR screenings etc. in the prescribed format. Cooperate and participate in DODD and ODM reviews and/or audits as requested.
  • Perform other related duties as assigned.

Posting Dates:  October 4, 2016 – October 19, 2016 or until filled 

Internal applications will be given priority in screening and selection.

 To apply, send a cover letter, resume and list of at least three professional references to personnel@athenscbdd.org or complete an application at ACBDD, 801 W Union St, Athens, OH 45701.

Working conditions may exist that do not normally exist in the occupation of a public employee. These conditions may include:  exposure to blood borne pathogens, communicable diseases, potential infectious materials, hazardous chemicals and/or aggressive behaviors.

ACBDD is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer 

with a strong commitment to building and maintaining a diverse workforce.