The handbook states: "BIS case managers must either hold at least a bachelor's degree in one of the following fields: social work, psychology, psychiatric rehabilitation, sociology, counseling, vocational rehabilitation, human services counseling OR be licensed by the Commonwealth as a registered nurse. BIS case managers must be certified as a Qualified Brain Injury Services Provider or a Certified Brain Injury Specialist prior to independently delivering billable BIS case management services.
Are other human service degrees not accepted? Will current employees without these credentials be grand fathered in? Can applicants without the appropriate credentials be hired under direct supervision of someone with the appropriate credentials?
To become a Certified Brain Injury Specialist one must have 500 direct hours with individuals with a BI - applicants may not have this upon hire as they need the hours.