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Lane County Developmental Disabilities Specialist - Child Foster Certification, Recruitment, and Retention in Developmental Disabilities Services 2513 MLK JR Blvd, Oregon

Developmental Disabilities Specialist - Child Foster Certification, Recruitment, and Retention

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Developmental Disabilities Specialist - Child Foster Certification, Recruitment, and Retention


$24.65 - $32.94 Hourly


Developmental Disabilities Services 2513 MLK JR Blvd, OR

Job Type



Health & Human Services

Job Number



HHS DD DevelopmnlDisabilities3


10/17/2022 5:00 PM Pacific

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About the Position

Lane County Developmental Disabilities Services is seeking to fill a DD Specialist position that will focus on Child Foster Home (CFH) Certification, Recruitment, and Retention. This is an exciting opportunity to make a difference for children with intellectual and developmental disabilities!

The position will work closely with our other foster certifier to support the initial and renewal certification of CFH Providers. This position will also will also take a lead role to recruit new CFH Providers by engaging and creating community visibility and networking opportunities. It will also be a focus of this position to promote the retention of our existing CFH community by coordinating training opportunities, peer support networks, and social engagement opportunities to strengthen this vital resource for some of our community's most vulnerable children.

This position will travel to foster homes on a routine basis throughout Lane County to ensure foster homes are operating in compliance with state rules and regulations. In addition, they offer support and guidance to foster providers to help ensure the health, well-being, and safety of the children residing in the homes is being met. They also serve as advocates for children with intellectual and developmental disabilities, promoting the delivery of safe and appropriate supports, and emphasizing the importance of honoring the children's rights and age-appropriate self-determination. Though this position spends a significant amount of time off-site at certified foster homes, there may be opportunities for partial teleworking.

About the Division

Lane County Developmental Disabilities Services strives to provide a responsive, cooperative lifespan delivery system of support, training, care, monitoring, protection and crisis response for persons with developmental disabilities and their families. Services are designed to maximize opportunities for self-determination and self-sufficiency.

Schedule: 8am - 5pm Monday-Friday with 1 hour break. Opportunities for partial telework and flexible scheduling after initial 3 month training period

This is an AFSCME represented position



Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university.


One year of experience of working with persons with developmental disabilities.

An equivalent combination of experience and training that will demonstrate the required knowledge and abilities is qualifying.

Special Requirements:

A strong candidate for this position will have experience in recruitment and retention as well as the deliver of Developmental Disabilities Services.

Studies have shown that women, BIPOC, Persons with Disabilities, and Neuro Divergent individuals are less likely to apply for jobs unless they believe they are able to perform every task in the job description. We are most interested in finding the best candidate for the job, and that candidate may be one who comes from a less traditional background. The county will consider any equivalent combination of knowledge, skills, education, and experience to meet minimum qualifications. If you are interested in applying, we encourage you to think broadly about your background and skill set for the role.


This position is subject to a full criminal offender information record check. If fingerprinting is required, the fee is paid for by the successful candidate and the expense is non-reimbursable.

Offers of employment are contingent upon consenting to and successfully passing a drug screening test; negative results are reimbursable.

In accordance with county policy, the incumbent of this position is required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19, or have an approved medical or religious exception, prior to starting work.


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Equal Employment Opportunity

Lane County is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We value diversity, equity, and inclusion as essential elements that create and foster a welcoming workplace. All qualified persons will be considered for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, political affiliation, disability or any other factor unrelated to the essential functions of the job.

Strategic Plan

In alignment with Lane County's Strategic Plan, incumbent(s) will be expected to demonstrate the following core behaviors: Passion to Serve, Driven to Connect, and Focused on Solutions.

The 2022 - 2024 Strategic Plan focuses on the areas that Lane County will pursue as a way to deliver on our vision for the residents of Lane County. To meet these challenges, we know that the basis of our efforts lies in leveraging our people and partnerships to achieve our Strategic Priorities. We also recognize that the quality and commitment of our staff is essential to a shared future where Lane County is the best place in which to live, work, and play.

Trauma Informed Care Statement

Lane County Health & Human Services is committed to providing Trauma Informed Care. As an organization, we recognize that many of the people we serve have experienced trauma, either currently, recently or in their past. Our agency is dedicated to incorporating an understanding of trauma, both with our clients and with each other. Our employees receive ongoing training to develop or deepen their understanding of trauma and its impacts.

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Careers with Lane County Offer Extraordinary Benefits

At Lane County, we value our employees and we show it with our extraordinary benefits. We know that you chose public service for more than a paycheck, and our outstanding benefits are designed to help you Live Well, Live Lane - throughout your career. Read on to learn what great benefits await you in a career with Lane County.

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Benefits to keep you & your family well - Physically

Health insurance coverage becomes effective the first of the month following your first 30 days as an eligible employee.

Medical/Rx/Vision - Lane County offers medical, prescription and vision exam coverage for you and your eligible dependents. The plan options and costs per month for 2018 are outlined below:

If you enroll in the HDHP the County will contribute to your HSA: $1,500 (individual) or $3,000 (family) annually. This amount is prorated based on date of hire.

Eligible employees who complete a Health History Risk Assessment (HHRA), Biometric Screening, and Comprehensive Health Review (CHR) at the Live Well Center receive a $20 per month credit.

Wellness Clinic - The Live Well Center is for Lane County benefits-eligible employees, spouses and dependents (ages 2 and up) who are enrolled in the Lane County health plan. Marathon Health manages the Live Well Center and their clinical team provides confidential, affordable care for your acute and preventive healthcare needs. The Live Well Center also provides health coaching, chronic disease counseling, comprehensive primary care services, and much more.

Dental - Lane County provides dental coverage for employees and their eligible dependents.

Employee Assistance Program (EAP) - Lane County provides this counseling and concierge service to employees and members of their immediate households.

Fitness Center Membership - Lane County provides employees with a free membership to a local fitness center. Employees may add their families at a discounted rate.

Benefits to keep you & your family well - Financially

Retirement - Lane County pays for, and enrolls employees in the Oregon Public Service Retirement Plan (OPSRP) and the Individual Account Program (IAP) following six full months of employment. (Current members are eligible upon hire.)

Disability - Lane County pays a portion of wages for eligible employees through Short-Term Disability, and provides Long-Term Disability coverage. Lane County complies with all State and Federal disability laws for employee, family, parental and pregnancy leaves regulations.

Time Management - Lane County provides employees with a generous bank of hours to be used for sick, vacation, family emergencies and personal days.

Holidays - Lane County provides 10 paid holidays per year:

New Year's Day Independence Day

Martin Luther King Jr's Birthday Labor Day

Presidents' Day Veterans' Day

Memorial Day Thanksgiving Day

Juneteenth Christmas Day

Life Insurance - Lane County pays for employee group term life insurance.

County-paid training & development to keep your career well

On-site Classes - Lane County offers a variety of on-site classes to develop employees' soft and technical skills.

Online Training - Lane County offers a variety of online classes through LEAP to help employees continually improve their skills.

Conferences & Seminars - Lane County pays for employees to attend professional conferences to encourage continuous learning and professional development.

Lane County offers these other valuable benefits

Deferred Compensation Retirement Savings - Employees may enroll in a deferred compensation program 457(b) to save for retirement.

Vision - Eligible employees may purchase supplemental vision insurance.

Supplemental Life Insurance - Employees may purchase supplemental life insurance for themselves and their dependents/spouse.

Aflac - Optional employee-paid voluntary group coverage is available through Aflac.

Group Discounts - Group discounts may include homeowners and auto insurance, pet health insurance, credit union membership.

The above information describes typical benefits available for Regular Full-time Employees. Actual benefits received may differ by position, employment status (regular, temporary, or extra help) and/or bargaining group. Paid medical, dental and vision coverage for dependents is determined by labor agreement or APM, as applicable. Physicians should contact their supervisor for health plan options and rates. Please note that Temporary and Extra Help positions are not typically eligible for benefits. This is only brief summary of benefits available to eligible Lane County employees. In all cases, plan documents govern.

For additional information about these extraordinary benefits contact the Benefit Resource Center at 1-866-468-7272, or Lane County HR at (541) 682-3124.


Do you have a Bachelor's degree and at least one year of experience working with persons with developmental disabilities or an equivalent? (An equivalent combination of experience and training that will demonstrate the required knowledge and abilities is qualifying.)

  • High school or education equivalent to completion of twelfth grade & at least 5 or more years of experiences

  • Associates Degree & at least 3 or more years of experiences

  • Bachelors Degree & at least 1 or more years of experiences

  • Masters or higher degree

  • I don't have the required Training and/or experiences to meet the minimum qualifications


    As per OAR 411-320-0030(6), have you had any founded reports of child abuse or substantiated abuse?

  • Yes

  • No


    In accordance with county policy, the incumbent of this position is required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19, or have an approved medical or religious exception, prior to starting work. Are you willing and able to comply with this requirement?

  • Yes

  • No


    Please describe how your education and experience has prepared you for this position which will focus on the recruitment, certification, and retention. (worth 50 pts,)


    Please describe your experience working with individuals of diverse backgrounds and the actions you have taken to form effective working relationships with others with a background different from your own. (worth 50pts.)

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