Referral and Assessment Specialist - CDDO

Date: May 15, 2023

Location: Wichita, KS, US

Company: Sedgwick County

Department:  CDDO 

Pay:  $17.29 per hour.  

Work Schedule: Monday - Friday 8:00am - 5:00pm  


Sedgwick County offers a comprehensive benefits package for full-time employees that includes health coverages, paid leave, regular compensation reviews, retirement plans, and professional development opportunities.  For more detailed information, please visit our benefits page at SCBenefits.


Responsible for assisting individuals and families through the options counseling process, which includes resource education, assessment, options counseling and referral. Administers functional assessment, and provides back up support for annual functional assessments and intake staff. Responds to requests for information and educates applicants and stakeholders about the I/DD system. Engages and facilitates informed decision-making about accessing long-term services and supports in the community with individuals/guardians.


Service Access

  • Assist individuals in accessing the I/DD service system
  • Schedule appointments, assessments, and follow-up notifications
  • Document information related to contacts and transactions


Education & Referral

  • Respond to requests for information
  • Educate stakeholders on the available service options and the status of funding
  • Educate stakeholders on local and state-wide community resources
  • Assemble and distribute resource packets containing affiliate service provider information
  • Process targeted case management referrals based on consumer/guardian selection
  • Provide documented options counseling for new access, referrals, and provider changes



  • Complete the Kansas Department for Aging and Disability Services (KDADS) required training prior to performing assessments
  • Coordinate and administer annual functional assessments that are completed either via video call or in-person at the choice of the individual/guardian
  • Coordinate and administer functional assessments for individuals being offered access to HCBS-IDD Program funding
  • Coordinate and administer request for functional assessment from other CDDOs for individuals residing in Sedgwick County
  • Participate in all Statewide functional assessment roundtable meetings/trainings


Minimum Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in Social Work or a related field. One year of experience as a case manager or any equivalent combination of training and experience that provides the required knowledge, skills, and abilities. Access to reliable, personal transportation. Per Sedgwick County policy, this is a driving level position that requires a valid US driver’s license without restrictions and current proof of automobile insurance. Must submit to criminal, abuse/neglect registry background checks.


It is the policy of Sedgwick County not to discriminate in its programs or services provided to the general public, including employment and all other activities, on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, citizenship, sex, age, disability, veteran status or any other similarly protected status. Sedgwick County is committed to making the application, interview, and pre-employment testing process accessible to persons with disabilities. If you wish to volunteer information regarding any special assistance you may need, please notify Human Resources by phone at (316) 660-7050, TDD (Kansas Relay at 711 or 800-766-3777). Do not use this phone number for employment questions. This number is provided only for those requiring ADA assistance. You will be contacted should the department feel that you are a qualified candidate.

Nearest Major Market: Wichita