Currently accepting applications for the position of:

CDDO Assessment Coordinator: Serves as main point of contact for functional assessments for individuals/families receiving community-based services and supports for individuals with I/DD (Intellectual/Developmental Disabilities) within four county Community Developmental Disability Organization (CODO) service area. Coordinates and facilitates annual assessments to capture functional abilities to maintain eligibility for HCBS I/DD waiver through review and interpretation of information from various resources and maintain accurate records in accordance with outlined timelines. Comprehensive training in I/DD assessment process will be provided. Must pass required training and completion certificate within 30 days of employment and annually thereafter. Minimum qualification include BA/BS degree in Human Services or related field or study and six months of experience with I/DD population or related field. May substitute six months of relevant experience for each semester of college with high school diploma or equivalent. Additional requirements include valid drivers' license, three years driving experience and acceptable driving history. Must be able to meet all requirements as listed in the job description. Full-time, competitive wages and excellent fringe benefit package including medical/dental and life insurance, paid vacation and sick leave and KPERS retirement program.

Pre-employment drug screening is required. Applications accepted until position is filled. Apply here.


What is the CDDO?

Consistent with provisions of the Developmental Disabilities (DD) Reform Act, the Kansas Department for Aging and Disability Services (KDADS) has designated a Community Developmental Disability Organization (CDDO) for every area of the state to help coordinate DD services and supports.

Big Lakes Developmental Center, Inc. (BLDC) as the CDDO for Geary, Riley, Clay, and Pottawatomie counties, works with affiliated agencies and providers to ensure quality services that are cost effective and easy to access.


-Provides the single point of contact (entry) for people seeking services;
-Maintains an area-wide services needs list for those waiting for services;
-Provides information to assist individuals and their families in determining which service provider(s) they would like to access;
-Works with people towards admission to all needed services;
-Provides information and referral services;
-Coordinates the relocation of people living in state hospitals who wish to return to their home county; and
-Works with affiliated agencies to ensure customer-driven quality service delivery.

Referral Services

Your situation may fall outside the range of services available through the CDDO. If that happens, our staff can assist with referring you to alternate resources available in your community. Further, if you need assistance with locating services in another community, our staff can help.

Further information regarding CDDOs, including laws, appeals processes, CDDOs outside of the 4-county area, and much more, can be found at the KDADS website.