Assessment Counselor

Company Overview

At North Bay Regional Center we believe that all people with developmental disabilities should have the same opportunities as are available to all other citizens. As one of the 21 nonprofit Regional Centers throughout California, we offer a comprehensive program supporting the needs of our communities, provided by driven and passionate employees who ensure that we achieve our goals daily.

North Bay Regional Center is one of 21 Regional Centers for persons with developmental disabilities in California. Started as a grass roots movement, Regional Centers were originally established to assist persons with intellectual disabilities — and their families — in identifying and developing services and programs within their communities that help them lead more independent lives.  Each a non-profit, community-based organization, Regional Centers were established in 1965 under legislation sponsored by Assemblyman Frank Lanterman. The Lanterman Act became effective in 1969 and later expanded the populations served to include persons with intellectual disabilities, cerebral palsy, epilepsy, autism, and other disabling conditions requiring services similar to individuals diagnosed with intellectual disabilities. In 1972, NBRC was incorporated to serve Napa, Sonoma and Solano counties.

Who We Serve

North Bay Regional Center provides advocacy, services, support and care coordination to children and adults diagnosed with intellectual and developmental disabilities and their families in Napa, Sonoma and Solano counties.

We partner with community-based organizations and agencies to empower our clients to thrive and live as independently as possible within the geographically, culturally, and ethnically diverse communities we serve.

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

North Bay Regional Center (NBRC) staff, vendors, Board of Directors and the community have been working diligently to understand and reduce service disparities that effect the day to day lives of our consumers and their families, with a goal of evolving into a more culturally competent local service system that effectively promotes diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging. We believe it is critical to our success as an agency to learn from each other and grow together.

Are you passionate about providing support and caring for individuals with developmental disabilities? Are you looking for an organization where we help our clients achieve their goals and dreams? North Bay Regional Center is a nonprofit private corporation that contracts with the Department of Developmental Services to coordinate services and supports for individuals with developmental disabilities. At North Bay, we’re promoting opportunities by supporting choices for people with developmental disabilities.

North Bay Regional Center serves over 10,000 people living within the geographic boundaries of Napa, Sonoma and Solano counties. Guided by our NBRC Mission and Values to assist people with developmental disabilities to obtain the services and supports needed to live as others do in the community, NBRC has established Strategic Goals to guide our efforts in focused areas: employment, independence, community access and family supports.
NBRC is committed to being a culturally and linguistically competent agency, striving to provide the services that our diverse clients and families need in their unique circumstances. We also value the contributions that our diverse staff bring to the agency.

Nature of Work

Under the direction of the Intake Department Manager, this position is responsible for intake assessments for eligibility within the established timelines and connecting individuals to generic resources.  This position will work with a diverse population that will need support to determine eligibility and will be required to complete assessments in Napa, Solano and Sonoma counties. This position provides outreach and training to community partners.

Examples of Work

  • Develop a quick rapport with individuals and families from diverse backgrounds
  • Gather information from the individual, family, and other supports that will help determine eligibility
  • Complete intake social assessments for each appropriate new referral.
  • Obtain needed records to help determine eligibility
  • Make referrals for Autism or IQ testing, if needed
  • Prepare written and verbal reports
  • Track intake timelines
  • Participate in eligibility committee meetings
  • Provides generic resources for financial assistance, housing, employment assistance, education, etc.
  • Provide trainings in the community and build rapport with community partners

Minimum Education and Experience

A Master’s degree in a field related to developmental disabilities.

OR

Bachelor’s degree in a field which offers content related to developmental disabilities, such as social work, psychology, counseling, or special education and three years’ employment in a field related to developmental disabilities.

OR

Bachelor’s degree and two years case management experience at a regional center.

Minimum qualifications may be waived depending on the agency’s need for specialized skills (such as language abilities).

Special Requirements

Possession of a valid driver’s license, and minimum legal automobile liability insurance, or access to another form of reliable transportation.  Bilingual Spanish/English speaking preferred.  This position will be primarily based in the office, however, remote work may also be available. 

Benefits

At NBRC, we offer our employees a comprehensive benefits package, including:

  • CalPERS Retirement Plan
  • CalPERS Medical Insurance Plans, with generous employer contributions
  • Dental Insurance, with zero cost for employee only coverage
  • Vision Insurance, with $5/month employee cost share for employee only coverage
  • Flexible Spending Accounts for Medical and Dependent Care
  • 100% Employer Paid Life Insurance
  • Generous vacation and sick accrual policies
  • Employee Referral Reward Program
  • 15 Paid Agency Holidays/year
  • CalPERS 457 Supplemental Retirement Plan
  • Bi-lingual language differential:
  • For those speaking , reading and writing other than English – $175 per month
  • For those speaking a language other than English – $125 per month
  • For those using American Sign language – $175 per month

Salary Range
$61,116 – $81,936 with opportunities for 5% increases annually