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Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities Specialist I

Full Time
  • Full Time
  • Bend, OR
  • $4,860.75 - $6,513.84 Monthly USD / Year
  • Salary: $4,860.75 - $6,513.84 Monthly

Website Deschutes County


ABOUT THE DEPARTMENT:Deschutes County Health Services supports over 400 staff in Behavioral and Public Health programs working to promote and protect the health and safety of the community in a broad variety of community based settings.

Deschutes County Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities Program is the Community Developmental Disabilities Program (CDDP) providing case management and other IDD related services for Deschutes County.  By joining the Deschutes IDD Program you would be joining a team committed to putting the individual in the center of planning and to developing and maintaining collaborative partnerships throughout the community which result in better access to various features of our beautiful community so that people with IDD can have full lives.

To hear from staff about working at Deschutes County Behavioral Health, please click HERE.


We know where you choose to live, work and play matters. Deschutes County is one of the largest employers in Central Oregon and the largest municipal government in the region. Our dedicated and passionate workforce of more than 1,200 employees provide County services in a number of departments, divisions, and offices.
Located in the heart of Central Oregon, between the towering Cascade Mountain Range to the west and the high desert plateau to the east, Deschutes County is the outdoor recreation capital of Oregon. We enjoy a renowned quality of life, with big-city opportunities and small-town neighborhoods.

We hope you’ll consider joining our talented team.


This Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities position is responsible for providing service coordination/case management for individuals with intellectual/developmental disabilities who live in a variety of residential settings.

Key Responsibilities: 

  • Assessment, development and implementation of individual service plans and resources to meet support needs and life goals.
  • Identifying strategies to avert or resolve a client crisis.
  • Monitoring of services to assure compliance with Medicaid requirements.
  • Facilitating productive team processes.

What You Will Bring: 
Knowledge of or experience with:

  • Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities System and difference between all service elements.
  • Federal, state, and county laws, codes, rules, and regulations governing public health.
  • Oregon Administrative Rules.
  • Oregon Intervention System.
  • Customer service and community outreach.

Skill in:

  • Interacting with individuals with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities and determining services, referrals, and resources.
  • Preparing documentation, developing support plans, and implementing plan requirements.
  • Managing and assuring compliance to information management and client confidentiality requirements.
  • Establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with staff, professional agencies, and community members.

*This posting is not meant to be an all-inclusive list of duties and responsibilities, but rather constitutes a general definition of the position’s scope and function.

Notification to all candidates will be sent via email and/or text only. Please opt in for text messaging or check your email and your account for application status.

Review the full job description by clicking HERE.


$4,860.75 to $6,513.84 per month for a 172.67 hour work month. Excellent County benefit package when eligible. This union-represented position is available immediately.BENEFITS:

Our robust health plan is offered at a minimal cost of $95 per month for employee only or $116 per month for employee plus dependents, which includes an innovative on-site clinic, pharmacy, and wellness and wellbeing services. Additionally, we include life insurance, retirement (PERS), generous paid time-off (14-18 hours/month to start, pro-rated for part-time), holidays, and professional development opportunities. Please click HERE (Download PDF reader) for full benefit details.

Minimum Qualifications

  • High school diploma or GED equivalent;
  • AND three (3) years of human services related experience;
  • OR any equivalent combination of training, education, and experience that provides the required skills and knowledge to perform the job.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience as a services coordinator or personal agent delivering case management in the Oregon I/DD service delivery system.
  • Experience providing case management in the field of social services.
  • Experience and/or knowledge of Positive Behavior Support and Person Centered Thinking.
  • Knowledge of Oregon Intellectual and Developmental Disability (I/DD) case management practices.
  • Knowledge of the Medicaid/Supplemental Security Income System.
  • Knowledge of Oregon Administrative Rules pertinent to the provision of services to those with Intellectual/Developmental Disability services.
  • Bilingual in Spanish and English communication.

Necessary Special Requirements

The employment offer will be contingent upon pre-employment screening for criminal history and controlled substances (NOTE: Positive test results for marijuana use may result in rescission of a contingent offer of employment). These screenings must be completed with satisfactory findings in order for a formal offer of employment to be extended.Must be willing to work a flexible schedule when necessary, to meet client and department needs.

NOTE: Per OAR 407-007-0000 to 407-007-0100 (Download PDF reader) this position requires a Criminal Background check through the State Background Check Unit/Orchards, which may also include being fingerprinted. These rules provide for the reasonable screening under ORS 181A.195, 181A.200, 409.027 AND 413.036 of the County’s employees to determine if they have a history of specific criminal behavior identified in federal or state law or rules such that they should not be allowed to work, be employed, or perform in positions covered by these rules. Please click HERE (Download PDF reader) to review Criminal Records Check Rules. All offers of employment for this position are contingent upon the candidate receiving final approval from the State Background Check Unit/Orchards to work in this position.

Deschutes County is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. We strive to build an inclusive environment that encourages, supports, and represents the diverse voices and needs of our communities. All are encouraged to apply – we welcome diverse perspectives and experiences. 

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