[dbmat] Re: Pasting a discussion of intervener salary rates from Facebook

  • From: "Melanie" <dmarc-noreply@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> (Redacted sender "rmkrn1@xxxxxxx" for DMARC)
  • To: "dbmat@xxxxxxxxxxxxx" <dbmat@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Mon, 18 Aug 2014 14:37:31 -0500

That is truly exciting!
Melanie

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> On Aug 18, 2014, at 1:30 PM, Edgenie Bellah <bellahe@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> 
> Not sure if you know this but DADs is using the DBMD Intervener scale to 
> contract with interveners at the Austin State Supported Living Center.  I've 
> had the pleasure of seeing this work in action and love that DBMAT's name is 
> firmly linked to helping formalize intervener services within the adult 
> service community.  
> 
> Edgenie  
> 
> 
>> On Fri, Aug 15, 2014 at 3:23 PM, Stephen Schoen <stephenschoen351@xxxxxxxxx> 
>> wrote:
>> Hi folks----   I saw this interesting conversation and back and forth 
>> conversation on our DBMAT Facebook page, and thought, "perhaps.. there are 
>> many people on the DBMAT Listserve who aren't on the Facebook page," so I 
>> copied and pasted it  for your reading pleasure. Look at the attachment 
>> before you read the discussion. I do want to point out that the amounts 
>> listed on the attachment are what DADS (the state agency) pays to the 
>> Provider Agencies.  The Provider agency then must take out a percentage for 
>> expenses (such as worker's comp insurance, supervision, etc.) before they 
>> pay the intervener.  So different DBMAT providers will have different hourly 
>> rates they pay interveners depending on how they interpret their 
>> administrative costs.
>> 
>> I also want to express enthusiasm that people are using DADS rates to 
>> negotiate with their school distiricts. This was an outcome DBMAT hoped for 
>> when they advocated for the bill establishing a career ladder for 
>> interveners.    
>> 
>> Lastly... I hope all this pasting looks ok after our listserve is done with 
>> it.     steve
>> 
>> Munumu Basu    School districts pay approx $12-$13 /hour.
>> August 6 at 10:39pm · Like
>> Mu
>> 
>> 
>> Geraldina Martinez Yanez They should raise depending on our level. As I said 
>> before I am waiting for perry Lee to give me a raise.
>> August 6 at 10:47pm · Like · 1
>> 
>> 
>> Munmun Basu They r paying all interveners the same....whether they are 
>> certified, have experience with db children, or have college hours doesn't 
>> matter to them.
>> August 6 at 10:51pm · Like
>> 
>> 
>> De StarGurl Oh wow! I am looking forward to this!
>> August 13 at 9:29pm · Like
>> 
>> 
>> Caroline Kupstas Daley Hi munmun- our school ford have different pay for 
>> various levels- parents have to get intervener not aide written into iep
>> 22 hrs · Like
>> 
>> 
>> Munmun Basu We r interveners as per our district but not paid as them
>> 21 hrs · Like
>> 
>> 
>> Caroline Kupstas Daley We provides human resources with the dad's intervener 
>> payscale to help raise the pay for interveners. I know other families have 
>> had to do the same. Maybe that would help?
>> 21 hrs · Like
>> 
>> 
>> Munmun Basu Well I work with a district and they hv their own payscales. 
>> We're still considered paras and we get a meager stipend of $500 spread over 
>> annually for working as an intervener.
>> 21 hrs · Like
>> 
>> 
>> Caroline Kupstas Daley Yes, I mean we had to work with our district to 
>> educate them on the pay rates in the state for interveners. Show them what 
>> other districts were paying, show them the state rates. Totally respect that 
>> this is a crummy fight and none of us should have to fight it. You guys all 
>> deserve more pay!
> 
> 
> 
> -- 
> Edgenie Bellah
> Family Engagement, Texas Deafblind Project
> 512-206-9423; fax: 512-206-9320
> 
>         

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