Diversion Coordinator

Position Title

Diversion Coordinator - Developmental Disabilities - Lufkin, TX

Position Number

P #1217

General Description

The Diversion Coordinator is responsible for informing adult individuals with developmental disabilities referred for admission to a nursing facility, their families, and LAR's of community options, services, and supports for which the individual may be eligible AND identify, arrange, and coordinate access to these services in order to divert admission to a nursing facility wherever possible and consistent with an individual's informed choice. The Diversion Coordinator will maintain a caseload for those who are in the nursing facility who wish to transition out of the facility AND once transition into the community complete HCS enrollment, revisions to HCS plans for one year. The Diversion Coordinator will also maintain a caseload of individuals not requesting to transition to the community.  The Diversion Coordinator will also be responsible tracking and monitoring notifications of assessments needing completed to ensure they are initiated within 72 hours and successfully submitted to DADS within 7 days; monitoring the completion of 10 day Habilitation Service Plans; and quarterly thereafter; initial Habilitation Assessments within 30 days ; ensuring Community Living Options are presented to individuals/LAR biannually; and providing community education on alternatives to Nursing Facility. The Diversion Coordinator will also provide assistance to Service Coordinators in completion of assessments as needed and will establish a positive working relationship with Nursing Facilities within Burke's local service area. Ability to communicate both verbally and in writing in a clear and effective manner is a must.  Must be able to organize time/work so that assignments are completed promptly. This position requires travel within Burke 12 counties


Required: Bachelor's degree in Social Work, Rehabilitation, Psychology, Medicine, Nursing, Counseling, Sociology, Human Development, Gerontology, Educational Psychology, Criminal Justice, or with a major in a Social, Behavioral or Human Services field from an accredited college or university


Preferred: At least one year Service Coordination Experience


Required: Valid Texas driver's license

Physical Requirements

Must be physically able to complete all required training to include: Satori Alternatives to Managing Aggression (SAMA), CPR, First Aid, Defensive Driving, and all other required training.  Must have visual and auditory skills sufficient to evaluate and monitor consumer needs; fine motor skills for legible writing and typing; mobility required to bend, reach, lift (up to 25 lbs.) while assisting consumers, and carrying charts and equipment during a work day. Reliable transportation is required.

Special Requests/Comments

Required: Must have a driving record insurable by the Center's insurance administrator.


Monday - Friday; 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

After hours work may be required to meet consumer and program needs. 


$29,500 - $30,700 annually, depending on experience and qualifications