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Abolished Date: 2014-02-14


Supervises professional developmental disabilities case/resource managers and provides case management services for developmentally disabled clients in a region; or, plans, develops, and conducts all of the utilization review, mental retardation program functions for ICF/MR facilities in one of six DSHS regions; or has primary coordination responsibility for all resource management for a region and performs selected resource management functions.

Typical Work

Directs activities of and assigns work to regional resource management staff in coordinating, arranging and monitoring contracts with counties and vendors; 

Coordinates planning and DD resource development activities within the region consisting of one or more counties with government and private organizations; 

Formulates internal operational policies and procedures for the organization, e.g., management and monitoring of certifications, audit follow-up and corrective action plans, program and habilitation planning, special project and assigns operations; 

Implements, evaluates and supervises major mental retardation, habilitation and training components of the Title XIX utilization control program in a region and neighboring state ICF/MR institutions; 

Coordinates and cooperates as a member of the utilization review team with nursing care consultant, local sanitarians, etc.; 

Visits ICF/MR facilities, reviews individual records, interviews residents, observes training and habilitation program and consults with facility staff in order to assess training and care of residents as recorded in individual habilitation plans as needed by the client; 

Plans, trains, coordinates, and evaluates work of assigned DD Case/Resource Managers; 

Prepares reports, records, and data for case management; 

Periodically participates in individual program plan conferences with DD Case/Resource Manager Trainees; 

Performs other work as required.

Legal Requirement(s)

There may be instances where individual positions must have additional licenses or certification. It is the employer’s responsibility to ensure the appropriate licenses/certifications are obtained for each position.

Desirable Qualifications

Three years of experience, in the Washington State service, equivalent to a Developmental Disabilities Case/Resource Manager.   


A Bachelor's degree in a social services field and four years of experience in a social services field, of which three years must have involved people with developmental disabilities or other handicapping conditions. 

Graduate training in a social services field may be substituted, year for year, for one year of the required experience.

Class Specification History

New class Effective July 1, 1980
Revised definition March 3, 1986
Revised July 1, 1988 (approved June 9, 1988)
Revises definition, minimum qualifications, general revision, and title change (formerly Developmental Disabilities Specialist 4)
New class code: (formerly 35690) effective July 1, 2007

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