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Senior Support Coordinators join with Private Utah Medicaid Waiver Provider
Utah Medicaid Waiver Support Coordination Company hires Senior External Support Coordinators; Lara Woods and Lissa Johnson
By: Hal Smith
Lissa Johnson, is also starting October 1, 2009 as a Senior Support Coordinator. Lissa started with DSPD in 2000 with a unit specializing in Family Supports. She became the DHS/DSPD Central Region’s Outplacement Specialist and worked with individuals needing a Protective Payee. Before joining DSPD she was a lead worker and DCFS Supervisor. Lissa graduated from Westminster College with a BS is Psychology. She loves working with people with special needs helping them reach their goals and potential.
Superior Support Services, LLC started offering service in June 2009. Owner and mentor Pam Smith is passionate about providing exceptional support coordination services for individuals and families receiving Medicaid Waiver Services. They also offer a stable and flexible working environment for Support Coordinators-
As Utah State DHS/DSPD moves to privatize services allowing for more individual choice in Support Coordination Services, SSS will be there to be a strong advocate for the people they serve.
Private support coordination in Utah will allow for more stability by allowing individuals and families to choose and keep their Support Coordinator or change Support Coordinators if they wish.
There is no cost to the individual and family or decrease in services by choosing a private support coordinator, who are contracted to coordinate the delivery of supports to persons receiving services, monitor the health and safety of those persons and report to Utah DHS/DSPD.
If you have question visit the Utah DSPD website at www.dspd.utah.gov or Superior Support Services, LLC website www.utssw.com.
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Provides support coordination services for individuals and families receiving services from Utah DHS Division of Services for People with Disabilities (DSPD). Offers a stable and flexible environment for SCE, to foster open communication and support.