Permanency Planning and Benefits Specialist
April 2015 — Present
Complete Permanency Plans for all individuals residing or placed within a group home setting, or State Supported Living Center residing within the Dallas/Fort Worth Metro-plex, as assigned under the Dallas County Local Authority and Continuity of Services. Work to assess services of individuals under the age of 22 in group homes, and assist with placement into a permanent home environment. Interview families of individuals with intellectual and mental health disabilities, assisting them with gaining access to Medicaid Waiver Programs, like TxHmL and HCS. Use knowledge regarding SSI/SSA eligibility, as well as Medicaid eligibility requirements to educate and assist families with qualifying and completing the enrollment process into Texas Home Living and Home and Community Based Services.