Current Openings

Working at Regional Center of Orange County is a wonderful opportunity to help improve the lives of individuals with developmental disabilities and their families in our community. RCOC is an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE) M/F/D/V. Click on the positions listed below for job functions, qualifications, location, and salary. To apply, submit resume to:

Human Resources Department
Regional Center of Orange County
P.O. Box 22010
Santa Ana, CA 92702-2010

Or, you may email your resume to HR@nullRCOCDD.COM. No phone calls please.


EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY ANNOUNCEMENT

JOB TITLE:    PSYCHOLOGIST

                      Health Resources Group                                                                                                                                       

DATE:            June 6, 2022

JOB FUNCTIONS: 

Serves as part of a multidisciplinary group to determine eligibility of applicants for regional center services. Represents and/or presents expert testimony for the regional center in administrative hearings related to eligibility as needed.  Supports service coordinators as they secure quality services for the individuals served by RCOC, particularly in the area of mental health and psychiatric needs. Provides psychological and behavior assessment and review of individuals with challenging needs.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

  1. Possess a doctorate degree in psychology from an accredited university, college, or professional school.
  2. Valid license as a Psychologist issued by the California Board of Psychology required.
  3. Valid California driver’s license and insured vehicle, or other means of transportation that will permit incumbent to discharge job duties effectively and efficiently, required.

WORK EXPERIENCE:

  1. Knowledge and experience in performing psychological testing, primarily cognitive, adaptive, and developmental assessment.
  2. Mental health and psychiatric experience required
  3. Early childhood experience preferred.
  4. Minimum of 3 years of experience in human services or educational settings with an emphasis on ASD and other developmental and intellectual disabilities.
  5. Experience working as a member of a multi-disciplinary team.
  6. Experience in interagency collaboration.

OTHER SKILLS AND ABILITIES:

  1. Communicate effectively verbally and in writing at the highest professional level with members of management, public groups, RCOC staff, persons served, and their families.
  2. Demonstrate knowledge of evidenced-based services for individuals with developmental disabilities such as Autism Spectrum Disorder and intellectual disabilities
  3. Participate in community building activities, which lead to the development of collaborative efforts between RCOC and other services and supports for people with disabilities.
  4. Present information effectively in a variety of formats and mediums to RCOC staff, constituency groups, and the Board of Directors.
  5. Proficient in the use of a computer and independent production of all correspondence.
  6. Work effectively in fast-paced, accountable environments.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:

  1. Extensive sitting at work station (80% + of time).
  2. Occasional lifting of up to 25 lbs. moving files and/or charts.
  3. Frequent bending, stooping and stretching to access files, charts, binders, etc.
  4. Adequate manual dexterity and coordination to operate computer, copier, telephone, etc.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  1. As a member of the multi-disciplinary team, assist in determining the eligibility for regional center status.
  2. Conduct developmental and behavioral level of care assessments for persons served within one’s scope of competence.
  3. Conduct assessment reviews for those individuals transitioning from state long term-care facility or county facilities.
  4. Participate in resource groups, resolution/review committees and community workgroups and task forces, as needed.
  5. Participate in Individualized Family Service Plan (IFSP)/Individual Program Plan (IPP) and Planning Team Meetings, as needed.
  6. Provide training to RCOC staff and service providers regarding psychiatric conditions and early childhood development.
  7. Provide technical assistance and training to RCOC staff, families, local clinicians and service providers regarding mental health resources.
  8. Maintain knowledge of state-of-the-art information on evidence-based treatments and interventions for individuals with ASD and other developmental and intellectual disabilities and ensure dissemination of this information to RCOC staff, local clinicians and service providers.
  9. Conduct records reviews and assessments to determine eligibility of applicants for regional center services.
  10. Partner with community agencies and help identify mental health and psychiatric resources in the community.
  11. Participate in the preparation and conduct of Fair Hearings, as needed.
  12. All above duties performed remotely, occasional in-person meetings at the regional center offices and/or community when necessary
  13. In accordance with RCOC policies, implement the highest standard of customer service in all activities.
  14. Act within the scope of authority in a manner consistent with agency guidelines, policies and practices.

LOCATION:                                  Santa Ana/Cypress offices

MONTHLY SALARY RANGE:      $7,205 – $9,769

FILING DEADLINE:                      UNTIL FILLED

TO APPLY, PLEASE E-MAIL RESUME TO:

hr@nullrcocdd.com

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JOB TITLE:  Service Coordinator

                    Cypress and Santa Ana offices

DATE:

January 1, 2022

JOB FUNCTIONS:   

 Develops, coordinates and facilitates activities that result in an increased awareness of the services available and rendered to people with developmental disabilities by performing various functions, such as case consultation, social assessments, resource development, treatment modalities, development of person-centered plans, individualized family service plans and coordinating family and persons served diagnosis and treatment techniques. Facilitates the education of persons served, families, and service providers regarding available services.

POSITION SPECIFICATIONS:

  1. EDUCATION

Master’s degree from an accredited school in Social Work, Human Services, Drug And Alcohol, Education, Counseling, Psychology, Criminal Justice or Bachelor’s degree from an accredited school in Human Behavioral Science, which would typically include degrees in:

  • Child Development
  • Counseling
  • Psychology
  • Social Work
  • Sociology

The degree must be one of those listed above and must include a course of study of a combined total of 30 semesters, or 45 quarter hours, in the Development of Human Behavior, Child Development, Family Intervention Techniques, or Diagnostic Measures of Therapeutic Techniques all of which are typically required for degrees in Child Development, Counseling, Psychology, Social Work and Sociology.

  1. WORK EXPERIENCE:

-Minimum of one-year case management experience within a social services, health care/service or related environment required.

  1. OTHER SKILLS AND ABILITIES:
  • Ability to communicate effectively verbally and in writing at the highest professional level with families, vendors, and service communities.
  • Ability to effectively present information to RCOC resource groups.
  • Participates in internal agency activities, which lead to the development of collaborative efforts between RCOC and other services and supports for people with disabilities.
  • Ability to apply RCOC mission statement and guiding principles towards solving everyday issues.
  • Must be a self-starter who can work on complex problems, interacting with a wide variety of constituents with priorities.
  • Must exercise skill in creative problem solving with minimal supervision and direction.
  • Must be proficient in the use of a computer and independently produce all persons served related reports and correspondence.
  1. CERTIFICATES/LICENSES/REGISTRATIONS:

-Proof of valid California driver’s license and auto insurance.  Must have a means of transportation that will permit the incumbent to discharge job duties effectively and efficiently.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each of the following essential duties satisfactorily with minimum supervision. Reasonable accommodations may be made to individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  1. Coordinates initial assessment and development of individualized family service plans, person-centered plans; coordinates ongoing revision of person-centered plans.
  2. Participates in various resource groups to improve the quality of life for people with disabilities and their families.
  3. Secures and uses appropriate information, including psychological, physical, and social factors contributing to the person served situation, in monitoring and revising the person-centered plan.
  4. In conjunction with the RCOC resource groups, designs intervention plans, identifies and secures resources to meet the objectives of the individual’s person-centered plan.
  5. Performs evaluation of services to ensure continuous monitoring for quality of purchased service(s).
  6. Provides opportunities to our persons served for education, support, and problem-solving in classroom, RCOC sanctioned workshops, as well as individual settings.
  7. Completes necessary documentation in accordance with state and federal regulations, as well as Agency policy and procedures.
  8. Complies with policies, procedures, and performance standards and initiatives.
  9. Plans and implements innovative initiatives that expand and clarify the options available to people with disabilities.
  10. Participates, at the discretion of the area manager, mentoring of team members.
  11. In accordance with RCOC policy, implements the highest standards of customer service in all activities.
  12. Acts within the scope of authority in a manner consistent with Agency guidelines, policies and practices.
  13. Works with other team members to coordinate activities necessary to assure effective team function.

LOCATION:                                      

Cypress and Santa Ana office

BILINGUAL:                                     

Vietnamese, Spanish, Farsi, Arabic, Korean, Mandarin, Cantonese, Japanese, Cambodian, Tagalog preferred

MONTHLY SALARY RANGE:         

$5,200 – $6,877

FILING DEADLINE:                          

UNTIL FILLED

TO APPLY, PLEASE E-MAIL RESUME TO:
hr@nullrcocdd.com
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JOB TITLE:                                     Nurse Consultant
                                                       Health Resources Group                                                                                                                                               

DATE:                                             August 1, 2022

JOB FUNCTIONS: 

Provides consultation regarding the medical and nursing needs of persons served to RCOC service coordinators and other staff, persons served and their families, and community agencies and organizations who serve individuals with developmental disabilities.  As a member of the interdisciplinary team, assists in determining the appropriate services and supports that meet the medical and nursing needs of RCOC person served.

POSITION SPECIFICATIONS:

  1. EDUCATION:

Associate’s Degree in Nursing from an accredited college required.  Bachelor of Science in Nursing preferred.

  1. WORK EXPERIENCE:
  1. Minimum of three to five years professional experience, including one year  working with individuals with special needs and/or developmental disabilities.
  2. Experience working as a member of a multi-disciplinary team.
  3. Experience in interagency collaboration preferred.
  4. Experience in training staff and other stakeholder groups, a plus.
  1. CERTIFICATES/LICENSES/REGISTRATIONS:
  1. Valid California Registered Nurse License required.
  2. Valid Public Health Certificate preferred.
  3. Valid California driver’s license or other means of transportation that will permit incumbent to discharge job duties effectively and efficiently.
  1. OTHER SKILLS AND ABILITIES:
  1. Must possess knowledge of nursing principles, practices and procedures.
  2. Must possess excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing at the highest professional level with agency staff, persons served and their families, and members of the business and service communities.
  3. Ability to work as part of a multi-disciplinary team.
  4. Ability to maintain confidentiality and composure when dealing with sensitive, confidential matters required.
  5. Skilled at working independently with the ability to apply creative and innovative solutions to problems.
  6. Must be proficient in the use of a computer, including Microsoft Office 2010 products: Word, Excel, Outlook and PowerPoint, and independently produce all correspondence, record keeping and related documents.
  1. PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:
  1. Extensive sitting at work station (80% + of time).
  2. Occasional lifting of up to 25 lbs. moving files and/or charts.
  3. Frequent bending, stooping and stretching to access files, charts, binders, etc.
  4. Adequate manual dexterity and coordination to operate computer, copier, telephone, etc.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  1. Serves as a source of information, resources and support for RCOC’s service coordinators regarding persons’ served medical and nursing needs to ensure the coordination of quality services that meet regulatory standards and the unique needs of each person served.
  2. Provides clinical consultation and coordination of medical and nursing care through various resource groups with RCOC staff on person served-related concerns in resource groups and through individual case consultation with service coordinators.
  3. Reviews and evaluates nursing assessments, health care plans, discharge plans and other medical reports (e.g., audiology reports) as needed, provides appropriate feedback to vendored nurses or agencies and makes recommendations to RCOC staff regarding appropriate services and medical follow-up, and incorporate knowledge of facility overseeing agency’s (e.g., CCL, DPH, DDS) and Lanterman Developmental Disabilities Services Act and Related Laws.
  4. Consults with RCOC staff, persons served, families, service providers and community medical professionals regarding persons’ served health-related needs, placement and programming.
  5. Participates in Planning Team Meetings to assist in addressing nursing/medical needs of RCOC person served.
  6. Participates in utilization review and coordination of vendored dental services funded for person served. Stays updated on MediCal Dental regulations, attend statewide regional center Dental Coordinator meetings.
  7. Reviews and signs medical and dental consents as needed.
  8. Serves as an advocate for persons served by confirming appropriateness of hospital discharges and placements, ensuring appropriate health care services are in place and documenting utilization of applicable generic resources (e.g., EPSDT, private insurance, CCS, IHSS) and in certain circumstances assists with appeals.
  9. Conducts in-person nursing assessments as needed and/or level of care (LOC) chart reviews and provides recommendations for medical follow-up as appropriate.
  10. Visits person served, as needed, in their residences or community settings to ensure that special health care needs and safety/licensing criteria are met.
  11. Refers RCOC person served to community medical professionals as appropriate for evaluation and treatment (e.g., California Children’s Services (CCS).
  12. Participates in administrative hearings when nursing consultation and expertise is required.
  13. Provides and/or helps coordinate training for RCOC staff, as well as for service providers as needed.
  14. Participates, as needed, in quality assurance and risk management activities to assist RCOC in protecting the health and welfare of person served.
  15. Establish and maintain positive working relationships with Orange County healthcare professionals and organizations, including, but not limited to OCHCA, CalOptima and CCS.
  16. Participates in community outreach and educational programs to benefit individuals with developmental disabilities.
  17. In accordance with RCOC policy, implements the highest standard of customer service in all activities.
  18. Acts within the scope of authority in a manner consistent with Agency guidelines, policies and practices.

 

LOCATION:                                 Santa Ana/Cypress offices

MONTHLY SALARY RANGE:      $6,524 – $8,134

FILING DEADLINE:                      UNTIL FILLED

TO APPLY, PLEASE E-MAIL RESUME TO:

hr@nullrcocdd.com

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JOB TITLE:                                      Community Outreach & Access Coordinator
                                                        Family Resource Center                                                                                                                                          

DATE:                                                August 1, 2022

JOB FUNCTIONS: 

The Community Outreach & Access Coordinator is a full-time position, acting as an ambassador for RCOC and those individuals it serves.  The coordinator leads outreach activities, as well as social networking, to cultivate and grow relationships with the people served by RCOC and community agencies; particular emphasis is upon the Orange County Spanish-speaking community.  This person also serves as the key resource for Service Coordinators, gathering and sharing community program information internally.  Additionally, this position provides parent/individual support for families and adults receiving services under the Lanterman Act at RCOC and oversees specific projects which provides community information to families/individuals served by RCOC.  This person will coordinate and assure the implementation of activities delineated in the Language Access and Cultural Competency Funding work plan submitted to DDS.

POSITION SPECIFICATIONS:

EDUCATION:

Bachelor’s degree from an accredited school in an area related to job responsibilities.

  1. WORK EXPERIENCE:

Minimum of two to three years experience working with individuals who are developmentally disabled and/or their families, as well as community involvement.   Preference given to individuals who have a family member who is disabled.

  1. CERTIFICATES/LICENSES/REGISTRATIONS:

Valid California driver’s license or other means of transportation that will permit incumbent to discharge job duties effectively and efficiently.

  1. GENERAL SKILLS AND ABILITIES:
  1. Strong written and verbal communication skills are a crucial part of the success of this position, specifically the ability to present ideas and information clearly, communicate the mission of RCOC, and tailor presentations to meet the needs of the audience.
  2. Ability to communicate effectively, verbally and in writing at the highest professional level with members of the business and service communities. Bilingual English-Spanish skills will be given preference.
  3. Create and participate in community building activities, which lead to the development of collaborative efforts between RCOC and other services and supports for people with disabilities.
  4. Possess the experience and inclination to work in a collaborative team environment, where ideas and opinions are highly valued.
  5. Must exercise skill in creative problem solving with minimal supervision and direction.
  6. Must have flexibility of schedule as community events and other duties may occur on evenings and weekends.
  7. Must be proficient in the use of a computer, including Microsoft Office 2010 products: Word, Excel, Outlook and PowerPoint and independently produce all correspondence, record keeping and related administrative documents.
  1. PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:
  1. Extensive sitting at work station (80% + of time).
  2. Occasional lifting of up to 25 lbs. moving files and/or charts.
  3. Frequent bending, stooping and stretching to access files, charts, binders, etc.
  4. Adequate manual dexterity and coordination to operate computer, copier, telephone, etc.
  1. ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

To perform this job successfully, an individual must perform each of the following essential duties satisfactorily with minimum supervision.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.

  1. Develops outreach plan, setting own calendar and conducting activities for the organization which ensure people served by RCOC, families and community groups are informed about RCOC; may include a) public speaking in both English and Spanish; b) attendance at community resource fairs; and c) participation within various community councils, tasks forces and support groups.  Utilization of expertise regarding the Hispanic community is essential.
  2. Serves as liaison between community groups and RCOC to plan and implement educational forums.
  3. Develops and submits community outreach reports to the Legislative & Community Awareness Committee of RCOC Board of Directors.
  4. Coordinates and oversees the projects and activities delineated in the Language Access and Cultural Competency Funding work plan submitted to DDS.
  5. Serves as key family support for those individuals served by the Lanterman Act, or Provisional Eligibility, at RCOC. Facilitates the education and empowerment of families through face-to-face meetings, telephone calls, written correspondence and trainings throughout the county in both English and Spanish.
  6. Creates and maintains a format for systematically sharing new community resources with RCOC Service Coordinators.
  7. Acts as liaison to Registrar of Voters and oversees all aspects of process.
  8. Provides information for social media to webmaster and submits events for publication in RCOC Monthly Calendar.
  9. Maintains the Generic and Community Resource Guide and provides annual updates.
  10. Prepares precise and grammatically correct community messages in English and Spanish to be sent out through Constant Contact.
  11. Organizes and facilitates the annual Disneyland participation program for RCOC consumers and families.
  12. Documents all activities in Virtual Chart.

 

LOCATION:                                      Santa Ana/Cypress offices

BILINGUAL:                                     Spanish required

MONTHLY SALARY RANGE:         $5,200 – $6,878

FILING DEADLINE:                          August 5, 2022

TO APPLY, PLEASE E-MAIL RESUME TO:

hr@nullrcocdd.com

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