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Care Coordinator (212290)

  • Kansas Department of Health and Environment
  • Topeka (Full-Time)

Posted: Mar 19, 2024


Job Description:

The Kansas Department of Health and Environment has a Care Coordinator opening in Topeka. This position will develop and monitor action plans for clients accepted into the SHCN program for diagnostic services, direct financial assistance, and/or care coordination. This includes assessment of family needs, confirmation of medical diagnosis and authorization for medical services, identification of client goals and objectives, action planning and assisting clients with skill development or behavior change, and evaluation of improved health outcomes to support self-sufficiency and self-determination of individuals on the program.

Job Responsibilities may include but are not limited to the following:

Determination of the client’s/family’s care coordination level. This includes assigning a regional care coordinator, initiating, and supporting the transfer of care coordination responsibilities to assigned regional care coordinators, and oversight of all care coordination activities for clients on the program. The level of oversight will vary depending on the level of care coordination provided.

Lead the care coordination team to assist families in identifying, locating, collaborating, and understanding their child’s health care needs to assure the child maintains optimal health. Provide support and assistance to other care coordination staff upon request or as needed. Periodically review Action Plans developed by other care coordinators for quality assurance.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Four years of experience interviewing, compiling information, documenting decisions, interpreting guidelines and/or providing technical assistance relevant to human services programs.
  • A Bachelor’s degree in Social Work, Nursing, Public Health, or other relevant health and human service fields may be substituted for the required experience


  • High School, GED

Licensing & Certification:

  • Valid Driver’s License – Incumbent is required to have and maintain a valid driver’s license when operating a state vehicle, a private vehicle, or a rental vehicle for the benefit of the State.

Preferred Qualifications

Any additional skills, experiences, or qualifications that would be beneficial, but aren’t strictly necessary.

  • Bachelor’s degree in Social Work, Nursing, Public Health, or other relevant health and human service fields.
  • Four or more years of experience in navigating community resources, case management or targeted case management.
  • Experience with public health, maternal and child health, genetics, special health care needs or other related programs.
  • Teamwork/collaboration.
  • Professionalism/work ethics.
  • Effective oral and written communication skills.
  • Proofreading, editing, attention to detail.
  • Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access.

About the Position:

  • Who can apply: Agency Only (Internal)
  • Classified/Unclassified Service: Unclassified
  • Full-Time/Part-Time: Full-Time
  • Regular/Temporary: Regular
  • Work Schedule: Monday-Friday, 8am-5pm (Flexible schedules available)
  • Eligible to Receive Benefits: Yes
  • Veterans’ Preference Eligible: Yes

Employment Benefits:

  • Comprehensive medical, mental, dental, vision, and additional coverage
  • Sick & Vacation leave
  • Work-Life Balance programs: parental leave, military leave, jury leave, funeral leave
  • Paid State Holidays (designated by the Governor annually)
  • Fitness Centers in select locations
  • Employee discounts with the STAR Program
  • Retirement and deferred compensation programs

How to Apply:

Specific instructions for applying, which might include submitting a resume, cover letter, list of references, or completing an online application.

  • Please include the Job ID number when emailing.

Job Application Process:  Only applications submitted within our State of Kansas Careers Portal will be considered.

  • First Sign in or register as a New User at
  • Complete or update your contact information on the State of Kansas Careers Portal > My Contact Information page. *This information is included on all your job applications.
  • Upload required documents listed for each specific job posting.
  • Start your draft job application, upload other required documents, and submit when it is complete.

–  Manage your draft and submitted applications on the Careers> My Job Applications page.

  • Check your email and My Job Notifications for written communications from the Recruiter.

–  Email – sent to the Preferred email on the My Contact Information page.

–  Notifications – view the Careers> My Job Notifications page.

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Contact Information:

[email protected]

Salary Range

$ $20.13 to $21.65