Family Residences and Essential Enterprises, Inc.

  • Support Broker

    Job Locations US-NY-Hauppauge
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  • Overview

    Self-Directed Services Broker assists individuals with developmental disabilities and their families to identify, self-direct and manage needed services to lead more independent and productive lives. Brokerage services help individuals with intellectual disabilities through the person-centered planning process, by assisting the person develop a circle of support and complete an approvable individualized plan and budget for services. The Support Broker may also provide training and support to the person to help him/her gain the skills and competencies he/she needs to manage self-directed services.


    All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, citizenship, disability or protected veteran status




    Brokerage Services is a category of Waiver Service under the Home and Community Based Waiver. The Broker is selected by an individual with developmental disabilities and assists the individual to identify, access and manage needed services through self-direction in the following areas: Community Habilitation, Support Employment, Respite, Community Transition Services and Brokerage Services by performing the following duties:

    • Work collaboratively with the individual and family, Medicaid Services Coordinator, Fiscal Intermediary, Support Staff, Voluntary Providers and entire circle of support of the individual seeking self-directed services. Travel will be required.
    • Vital member of the individual’s circle of support and as such assists in identifying needed and/or desired services.
    • Completes the brokerage memorandum of understanding (contract) with the individual
    • Work with the individual Medicaid Service Coordinator (MSC) and Circle of Support to ensure Medicaid Eligibility and Home and Community Based Services (HCBS) Waiver status is maintained.
    • Assist the individual to self-direct/manage services on a daily or as needed basis by providing assistance and practical skills training.



    • Bachelor's Degree in Health and Human Services Field
    • Minimum one year of related experience and/or training
    • Completion of all OPWDD Broker Training Requirements. Including;
      • Introduction to Person Centered Planning
      • Advanced Person Centered Planning
      • Developing a Person Centered Budget
      • Self-advocacy/Self-direction
      • Planning Team Meeting (Circle of Support meeting)
    • Must provide documentation annually of 12 hours of professional development training sessions. The annual period for 12 hours of professional training is called the “training year.” A training year is the 12 month period following the month the Support Broker first began providing Support Brokerage services


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