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

  • From: Ed Hammer <ed1hammer@xxxxxxxxx>
  • To: dbmat@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Mon, 18 Aug 2014 14:42:15 -0500

This is excellent. Several agencies and parents have asked for this and
were turned down. This ia  a major breakthrough. I would just ask that
someone monitor the intervener program at the State Learning Centers to
make sure that they are using it correctly.


On Mon, 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
>>    
>> <https://www.facebook.com/groups/DBMAT/permalink/753491718039833/?comment_id=753708301351508&offset=0&total_comments=9>
>>     · Like <https://www.facebook.com/groups/DBMAT/#>
>>    Mu <https://www.facebook.com/groups/DBMAT/#>
>>    - <https://www.facebook.com/bebakruel?fref=ufi>
>>     Geraldina Martinez Yanez
>>    <https://www.facebook.com/bebakruel?fref=ufi> 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
>>    
>> <https://www.facebook.com/groups/DBMAT/permalink/753491718039833/?comment_id=753710411351297&offset=0&total_comments=9>
>>     · Like <https://www.facebook.com/groups/DBMAT/#> · 1
>>    <https://www.facebook.com/browse/likes?id=753710411351297>
>>     <https://www.facebook.com/groups/DBMAT/#>
>>    - <https://www.facebook.com/munmun.basu.376?fref=ufi>
>>     Munmun Basu <https://www.facebook.com/munmun.basu.376?fref=ufi> 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
>>    
>> <https://www.facebook.com/groups/DBMAT/permalink/753491718039833/?comment_id=753711768017828&offset=0&total_comments=9>
>>     · Like <https://www.facebook.com/groups/DBMAT/#>
>>     <https://www.facebook.com/groups/DBMAT/#>
>>    - <https://www.facebook.com/dejamaicandiva.anni?fref=ufi>
>>     De StarGurl <https://www.facebook.com/dejamaicandiva.anni?fref=ufi> Oh
>>    wow! I am looking forward to this!
>>    August 13 at 9:29pm
>>    
>> <https://www.facebook.com/groups/DBMAT/permalink/753491718039833/?comment_id=756914174364254&offset=0&total_comments=9>
>>     · Like <https://www.facebook.com/groups/DBMAT/#>
>>     <https://www.facebook.com/groups/DBMAT/#>
>>    - <https://www.facebook.com/caroline.k.daley?fref=ufi>
>>     Caroline Kupstas Daley
>>    <https://www.facebook.com/caroline.k.daley?fref=ufi> Hi munmun- our
>>    school ford have different pay for various levels- parents have to get
>>    intervener not aide written into iep
>>    22 hrs
>>    
>> <https://www.facebook.com/groups/DBMAT/permalink/753491718039833/?comment_id=757264717662533&offset=0&total_comments=9>
>>     · Like <https://www.facebook.com/groups/DBMAT/#>
>>     <https://www.facebook.com/groups/DBMAT/#>
>>    - <https://www.facebook.com/munmun.basu.376?fref=ufi>
>>     Munmun Basu <https://www.facebook.com/munmun.basu.376?fref=ufi> We r
>>    interveners as per our district but not paid as them
>>    21 hrs
>>    
>> <https://www.facebook.com/groups/DBMAT/permalink/753491718039833/?comment_id=757284667660538&offset=0&total_comments=9>
>>     · Like <https://www.facebook.com/groups/DBMAT/#>
>>     <https://www.facebook.com/groups/DBMAT/#>
>>    - <https://www.facebook.com/caroline.k.daley?fref=ufi>
>>     Caroline Kupstas Daley
>>    <https://www.facebook.com/caroline.k.daley?fref=ufi> 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
>>    
>> <https://www.facebook.com/groups/DBMAT/permalink/753491718039833/?comment_id=757285997660405&offset=0&total_comments=9>
>>     · Like <https://www.facebook.com/groups/DBMAT/#>
>>     <https://www.facebook.com/groups/DBMAT/#>
>>    - <https://www.facebook.com/munmun.basu.376?fref=ufi>
>>     Munmun Basu <https://www.facebook.com/munmun.basu.376?fref=ufi> 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
>>    
>> <https://www.facebook.com/groups/DBMAT/permalink/753491718039833/?comment_id=757287524326919&offset=0&total_comments=9>
>>     · Like <https://www.facebook.com/groups/DBMAT/#>
>>     <https://www.facebook.com/groups/DBMAT/#>
>>    - <https://www.facebook.com/caroline.k.daley?fref=ufi>
>>     Caroline Kupstas Daley
>>    <https://www.facebook.com/caroline.k.daley?fref=ufi> 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!
>>
>>
>
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