Aetna I/DD Team Leader - KS MCD - 53169BR in Overland Park, Kansas

Req ID: 53169BR

Aetna Better Health of Kansas is looking for people like you who value excellence, integrity, caring and innovation. As an employee, you'll join a team dedicated to improving the lives of the most vulnerable in our population. Our vision incorporates community-based health care that works. We value diversity. Align your career goals with Aetna Better Health of Kansas, and we will support you all the way.

Position Summary:

The Intellectual/Developmental Disabilities (I/DD) Team Leader supports the business by providing expertise around supporting individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities, recommending appropriate actions, strategies and/or alternatives to meet members, providers and overall business needs. The Intellectual/Developmental Disabilities (I/DD) Team Leader has responsibility for leading/managing aspects of I/DD-related innovative/initiatives/pilots, including quality of life and value-based initiatives around employment, housing and community inclusion. This position ensures the end state of the project and/or business operations meets quality and business objective(s) and that all deliverables and due dates are met. Our highly collaborative process often requires managing relationships across the segments or multiple functional areas. The I/DD Team Leader represents the business in I/DD external and internal workgroups, committees, stakeholder events, conferences, advocacy meetings and I/DD related activity. The I/DD Team Leader is responsible for the I/DD Member Subcommittee, town hall meetings and other advisory committees as needed. This position also develops and provides ongoing technical assistance, training and support to members, providers and the business overall as needed.

This position requires frequent and routine in state travel with personal vehicle. Must possess reliable transportation, active/valid KS state driver's license and proof of insurance.

Additional Responsibilities of the Intellectual/Developmental Disabilities (I/DD) Team Leader:

  • Develops and implements strategic business plan to achieve business goals.

  • Proactively leads a program and/or most complex projects by setting strategic direction.

  • Identifies gaps and recommends enhancements related to new and/or existing products, services and workflows

    based on broad view of the organization.

  • Collaborates and partners with other functional managers, other business areas across/within segments or other

    business areas to ensure all workflow processes and interdependencies are identified and addressed.

  • Consults with constituents (these may be internal and/or external) to scope/define project.

  • Influences change in order to improve performance results, organization effectiveness and/or systems/quality/


  • Obtains financial support for most complex projects or supports this work as it relates to program management.

  • Collaboratively works across multiple functions and /or segments to obtain agreement from all impacted parties (e.g.,

    up and downstream effects often impact multiple functions and/or segments.

  • Responsible for development and implementation of new ideas that supports work/team.

  • Cross function/segment group facilitation/presentation.

  • Leads all project and/or program management work including monitoring and tracking of progress and status update


  • Responsible for resource utilization within and across work teams.

  • Responsible for the quality and financial implications of projects and/or program budgets.

  • Assists others to identify solutions to issues that negatively impact program and/or project plan.

    Required Skills for the Intellectual/Disabilities Developmental (I/DD) Team Leader:

  • 5+ years' experience in the I/DD field specifically supporting individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities, families, I/DD providers, stakeholders and advocates.

  • Working knowledge of person-centered thinking, planning and living, the principles of self-determination and the Home and Community-Based Services (HCBS) waivers, and specific supports and services for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities.

  • Computer literate; proficiency with Microsoft Office suite of applications and keyboard navigation skills.

  • Proven track record in meeting project milestones and negotiating for resources.

  • Proven negotiation skills.

  • Experience includes development and management of multiple budgets related to various projects and or program.

  • Proven project management skills.


    The minimum level of education desired for candidates in this position is a Bachelor's degree or equivalent experience.


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    Aetna is about more than just doing a job. This is our opportunity to re-shape healthcare for America and across the globe. We are developing solutions to improve the quality and affordability of healthcare. What we do will benefit generations to come.

    We care about each other, our customers and our communities. We are inspired to make a difference, and we are committed to integrity and excellence.

    Together we will empower people to live healthier lives.

    Aetna is an equal opportunity & affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment regardless of personal characteristics or status. We take affirmative action to recruit, select and develop women, people of color, veterans and individuals with disabilities.

    We are a company built on excellence. We have a culture that values growth, achievement and diversity and a workplace where your voice can be heard.

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Aetna is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or protected Veterans status.