POSITION TITLE: Nursing Specialist

SALARY RANGE: $7,711.00 - $10,108.00 per month in Five Annual Steps Non-Exempt salary

Collective Bargaining Position

Location:  Salinas  and Watsonville (either location can be designated home office)

[x ] Regular  [ x] Full-Time  [ ] Temporary  [ ] Part-time

JOB SUMMARY: While maintaining good public relations with the community and implementing the vision of the agency, this position is responsible to support and promote the health and appropriate medical care of consumers. The RN in this position provides Level of Placement and Respite Assessments and offers information on health and disease to consumers, families, staff and providers. The RN must have experience with training, discharge planning, and consultation.

The Nursing Specialist utilizes Clinical skills to promote good-quality healthcare regardless of placement in the community, as part of the provision of comprehensive services to the developmentally disabled individuals being served by the San Andreas Regional Center.


  1. Participate as member of the inter-disciplinary planning team, as well as intake teams for Early Start and over age 3 intake referrals
  2. Assess and consult on all matters pertaining to the growth and development of consumers diagnosed with developmental disabilities.
  3. Assist family members or community care givers using a medical case management model to ensure the provision of comprehensive health care services
  4. Review and approve health care plans submitted by community providers for Regional Center consumers
  5. Provide consultation, training and guidance on health related issues to community care providers serving the developmentally disabled population
  6. Participate on quality management teams and conduct monitoring reviews
  7. Advocate for the provision of quality health care and quality end of life care. Collaborate with hospital discharge planners and monitor consumer health status post-discharge
  8. Provide assistance with Federal program compliance
  9. Inform, educate and provide oversight, training and approval regarding the development and implementation of Restricted Health Care Plans in compliance with Title 22 regulations.
  10. Provide recommendations for nursing respite level of care for individually referred consumers and based upon file documentation
  11. Conduct health status review and level of placement assessments using standardized tools approved by the Health Services Unit.
  12. Participate in the SIR (Special Incident Report)/Mortality and Morbidity Risk Management Mitigation process
  13. Understand the health insurance issues of the community in which consumers live.
  14. Perform other duties as assigned.

SUPERVISION RECEIVED: General supervision and direction by the Coordinator of Health Services Unit.



Must be a Registered Nurse licensed to practice under the State of California. Must have a minimum of two years of nursing experience. Preference is given for Bachelor and/or Master level of education. Training and/or experience in the field of developmental disabilities is preferred.

SPECIAL SKILLS AND KNOWLEDGE: Ability to relate to and convey knowledge in a constructive and effective manner to consumers, their families, and professionals within the agency and outside the agency. Knowledge of the developmental process, normal and abnormal, from conception through adulthood. Knowledge of principles, techniques, methods, and theory of nursing practice in serving the developmentally disabled. Knowledge of diagnosis, treatment and management of health conditions in both children and adults.

OTHER: Use of an automobile, possession of a valid driver’s license and automobile liability insurance for the minimum amount prescribed by law or the ability to provide for independent transportation.

Send Resume via e-mail to: resume to recruiting@sarc.org

No phone calls please


SALARY RANGE:  $5,267.00 - $6,400.00 per month in Five Annual Steps

Non-Exempt salary (37.5 hours per week)

Location: Watsonville

Collective Bargaining Position

[x ]  Regular   [ x] Full-Time    [  ] Temporary    [  ]  Part-time

Job Summary:  While maintaining good public relations and implementing the goals and vision of the regional center, this position is responsible for providing and coordinating services to consumers in accordance with the provisions of the Lanterman Developmental Disabilities Services Act, and policies established by the San Andreas Regional Center Board of Directors.

Essential Job Functions:

  • Gathers data and produces initial and/or ongoing assessments
  • Presents assessment data to Interdisciplinary Team (IDT) for eligibility determination
  • Coordinates the Person Centered Planning process with consumers and their families
  • Counsels consumers concerning identification and achievement of personal goals
  • Advocates with consumers/families to assure provision of needed services
  • Initiates and follows up on referrals to existing community resources
  • Identifies areas of unmet needs
  • Performs tasks which relate to fiscal and accountability requirements
  • Provides assistance to existing and in the development of new community services
  • Develops and facilitates support groups for consumers and/or their families
  • Completes all required caseload documentation
  • Develops expertise in accessing generic resources
  • Assures that all consumers and families are informed verbally and in writing of their right to appeal every time a decision is made to change, alter, or deny a service
  • Knows Title 17 and Title 22 licensing and DDS requirements
  • Knows all resources that serve our consumers who reside in various districts
  • Intervenes effectively in crisis situations in order to eventually effect stability
  • Monitors residential facilities in compliance with Title 17 regulations
  • Monitors day programs to assure quality programming

Supervision Exercised:   None

Supervision Received:    General supervision and direction by the designated Manager.

Education/Experience:    A Bachelor’s Degree in social work, rehabilitation counseling or a related field from an accredited college or a Bachelor's Degree in Social Work plus four years of experience. The specific field of study for the Bachelor's Degree and the post Bachelor's years of experience may be waived only by the Executive Director if needed by the agency to meet a special need, e.g. services to specific cultural or monolingual groups.

Special Skills and Knowledge: Knowledge of principles, objectives and techniques of social work; individual and group behavior, human growth, development of family relationships; medical-psycho-socio-economic factors affecting individuals and families; techniques of intervention, referral and follow-up to community resources and facilities and various community organizations, and how to intervene constructively on the client's behalf. Ability to relate in a constructive and enabling manner to a wide variety of individuals and organizations; ability to relate in a positive manner with supervisor, co-workers, and others in the agency and community; establish and maintain rapport with clients and their families; prepare and present oral and written reports; maintain case records in a clear, concise, appropriate and timely manner.

Other: Use of an automobile, possession of a valid driver's license and automobile liability insurance for the minimum amount prescribed by law, OR ability to provide for independent transportation.


Send Resume via e-mail to:  Email resume to recruiting@sarc.org

No phone calls please


The San Andreas Regional Center seeks to hire a Service Coordinator for our office in San Jose, California to carry out the following duties:

  • Ongoing social assessment of clients and overall case planning;
  • Counseling clients concerning the identification and achievement of personal goals;
  • Developing client goals and service plans;
  • Intervening with client according to case plan using various approaches;
  • Encouraging clients and families to fully participate in utilizing the socials service resources available;
  • Performing tasks that relate to fiscal accountability


  • BA/BS in Social Work
  • Twelve months experience

Salary: $  63,204.00 annually

Send resumes to:

Angel Johnson, H.R. Director
San Andreas Regional Center
6203 San Ignacio Avenue, Suite 200
San Jose, California 95119


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Employment and Training Administration
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Atlanta, Georgia 30303

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