Health Services, Department of Children’s Program Functional Eligibility Specialist

County(ies): Dane
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Children’s Program Functional Eligibility Specialist
Type of Employment: Full Time (40 hrs/week)
Salary: Pay will be set in accordance with the State of Wisconsin Compensation Plan in effect at the time of appointment. Starting pay is between $59,280-$74,880 annually, depending on qualifications, plus excellent benefits. The pay schedule/range is 07-03. A 12 month probationary period is required.
Contact: Shannon Kavorik, HR Specialist, 608-266-9165,
Bargaining Unit: Non-Represented
Area of Competition: Open
Deadline to Apply: 12/9/2019
Assessment Information: 07572 –  225  HUMAN SERVICES PROGRAM COORD-SEN
Preview Assessment
The Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS), Division of Medicaid Services (DMS); Bureau of Children’s Services (BCS) is recruiting to fill a vacancy for a Functional Eligibility Specialist in Madison. The anticipated start date is January 2020.

DHS is located at 1 W. Wilson Street in the heart of downtown Madison; near the State Capitol and the Monona Terrace, the Wednesday Farmers’ Market, the Madison Metro route and the Capital City bike path.

State of Wisconsin benefits include nearly 4 weeks of vacation, 9 paid holidays, ample sick time, a top rated health plan, an exceptional retirement plan, and low-cost insurance options starting at $31/month for single plans and $78/month for family plans after two months of service. In addition, DHS also offers free on-site yoga classes, on-site fitness center, indoor walking area and a supportive and collaborative work environment. We offer a team-oriented atmosphere and a focus on work-life balance. Click here to see what working for the State of Wisconsin is all about!

Position Summary:   The Children’s Long Term Support (CLTS) functional screen (FS) is an automated tool that determines functional eligibility for several programs that serve children with significant disabilities, based on federal Medicaid institutional admission criteria. The level of care admission criteria is based upon the child having needs that are similar to individuals who are admitted and reside in an institution. The intensity and frequency of required interventions and services to meet the child’s functional limitations must be so substantial that without the intervention, the child is at risk for institutionalization. The Children’s Program Functional Screen Eligibility Specialist conducts CLTS functional screen eligibility determinations for applications and re-certifications for the purpose of receiving health care services in their homes or community settings rather than extended hospital/institutional placement.

Special Notes:   All applicants who may be appointed to this position will be required to allow DHS to conduct a background check to determine whether the circumstances of any conviction may be related to the job being filled.


A minimally qualified applicant will have:

·  Experience working with individuals with developmental disabilities, physical disabilities, or severe emotional disturbance.

·  Experience working with quality assurance methods and/or data analysis to monitor accuracy and consistency, such as the design and completion of quality-monitoring procedures.

·  Experience working with automated systems or tools that evaluate an individual’s disability, such as the CLTS FS, Long Term Care Functional Screen for adults, Mental Health Functional Screen, etc.

·  Excellent verbal and written communication skills.

A well-qualified applicant will also have:

·  Experience working with children or youth with developmental disabilities, physical disabilities, or severe emotional disturbance.

·  Experience providing technical assistance, including drafting training materials, system troubleshooting, and/or creating quality assurance monitoring documents or manuals.

·  Experience working specifically with the CLTS FS.

How To Apply:

Click on the Preview Assessment link near the top of this announcement to view the qualifications that will be evaluated in the initial part of the selection process.

To apply for this position, click “Log In” to access your existing account or to create a new account if you do not already have an account in the system. After you have logged in, click “Apply Now.” You will be asked to provide your personal information and attach a resume and letter of qualifications in a Word or PDF compatible format. To be considered for this position applicants must complete the online process. Failure to submit all required materials will result in an incomplete application and ineligibility for this position. Application materials will not be accepted if received in an email, as a hard copy or a fax.

Your resume and letter of qualifications are very important parts of your application at DHS and is used during our evaluation process to determine your qualifications as they relate to this job. For suggestions on what to include when developing your resume and letter, please click here. Applicants deemed eligible may be invited to participate in the next step of the selection process.

Current or former state employees must complete the online application process to apply.

Please note, important information regarding this recruitment will be communicated via email.

DHS is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer seeking a diverse and talented workforce. Veterans are encouraged to apply. For complete information on veterans’ hiring programs that may benefit you, please visit the Employment Assistance page on WDVA’s website.

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