Community. Engagement Coordinator is a position that formalizes current MCP engagement activities in priority communities. Depending on the size of the population being served, at least one full-time employee (FTE) will be devoted to Community Engagement Coordinator responsibilities. These responsibilities may be filled by multiple individuals. Community Engagement Coordinator responsibilities shall include:
Community. Based Programs and Site-Based Programs – SARC curriculum of services to include: self-advocacy, self-care, vocational training/employment opportunities/volunteer opportunities, and community integration. Services are provided 5 days per week, 6 hours per day. Staffing ratios and activities vary depending on the program’s design. Competitive Earnings – The individual performs full or part-time work in which he or she earns at least the higher of the minimum wage rate established by the federal or applicable state law. In addition, the individual’s earnings must be at least equal to the legally established local minimum wage rate if that rate is higher than both the Federal and State rates. Additionally, the individual with the disability must be eligible for the same level of benefits provided to employees without disabilities in similar positions. Competitive Employment – Work in the competitive labor market that is performed on a full-time or part-time basis in an integrated setting and for which an individual is compensated at or above the minimum wage, but not less than the customary wage and level of benefits paid by the employer for the same or similar work performed by individuals without disabilities. http://www.scdd.ca.gov/res/docs/pdf/Employment_First/Employment%20First%20Policy%20Summary%20SCDD%20CECY.pdf Competitive Integrated Employment (CIE) – Employment in a setting typically found in the community in which individuals interact with individuals without disabilities other than those who are providing services to those individuals, to the same extent that individuals without disabilities in comparable positions interact with other persons. http://www.scdd.ca.gov/res/docs/pdf/Employment_First/Employment%20First%20Policy%20Summary%20SCDD%20CECY.pdf Continuing Disability Review (CDR) – Social Security periodically reviews an individual’s disability or blindness to decide if they still have a disability or blindness. Individuals who no longer have a disability or blindness will stop receiving benefits. The review is conducted approximately once every 3 years, but the frequency of review depends on the expectations for the disability to improve or not improve over time. https://www.socialsecurity.gov/ssi/text-cdrs-ussi.htm Compliance and Compliant - A formal assertion in writing that agreed upon services and supports in an IEP have not been delivered, or that the school district has violated IDEA mandates.