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

  • From: Edgenie Bellah <bellahe@xxxxxxxxx>
  • To: DBMAT <dbmat@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Mon, 18 Aug 2014 14:51:27 -0500

Ed, you'll be happy to know that the Austin State Supported Living Center
has worked out a structure to ensure the intervener services continue to
operate correctly as part of their Vision Services team.

Edgenie


On Mon, Aug 18, 2014 at 2:42 PM, Ed Hammer <ed1hammer@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:

> 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!
>>>
>>>
>>
>>
>> --
>> *Edgenie Bellah*
>> Family Engagement, Texas Deafblind Project
>> 512-206-9423; fax: 512-206-9320
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>
>


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*Edgenie Bellah*
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512-206-9423; fax: 512-206-9320
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