Qual Develop Disability III Educator
Texas Department of Family and Protective Services - Richmond, TX

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The Qualified Developmental Disability Professional III (QDDP Educator) works under the general supervision of the QDDP Coordinator (or Residential Unit Director). The QDDP Educator is directly accountable for the development, implementation, and monitoring of a highly individualized Personal Support Plan (PSP) which promotes dignity, respect, choice, and the exercising of personal rights for each person who is in the assigned caseload. The QDDP Educator performs complex professional and administrative support and technical assistance work that is designed to address specific needs, desires, preferences and personal goals of those who live in the state supported living center. Must be able to independently implement Federal/State Standards (ICF), the requirements of the Settlement Agreement with the Department of Justice and the Center’s Policies and Procedures. The QDDP III Educator will must be creative in addressing the ever-changing philosophical approaches to services in the field of developmental disabilities. The QDDP Educator works with and interprets needs based on input from a variety of service providers. In addition to an assigned caseload as a QDDP, the QDDP Educator will assist the QDDP Coordinator on technical and administrative program management duties. The QDDP Educator will provide initial training and orientation for new QDDPs, on-going continuing training to incumbent QDDPs, and monitoring of QDDP performance. Work schedule requires regular flexibility to ensure effective supervision of individual programs. Works under minimal supervision with extensive latitude for the use of initiative and independent judgment.

Essential Job Functions:
Attends work on a regular and predictable schedule in accordance with agency leave policy and performs other duties as assigned. 1. Facilitates the development of and supervises the implementation of Personal Support Plans (PSP) for each assigned individual using the ICF/IID standards, procedures outlined in the Personal Support Planning process and departmental guidelines to ensure compliance with the standards for each individual on the assigned caseload on an ongoing basis. Ensures that all services and programs are provided as specified. 2. Reviews, monitors, and revises programming through completion of monthly/quarterly QDDP reviews to provide the best possible services for each person on the assigned caseload. Prepares reports and documentation in order to assess the individual’s response to services and programs provided. 3. Independently implements and evaluates the effectiveness of procedures designed to ensure compliance with Federal/State Standards (ICF), requirements of the Settlement Agreement with the Department of Justice and the Center’s Policies and Procedures. May conduct audits, surveys, inspections and investigations to ensure compliance. 4. Participates as appropriate in the QDDP interview and selection process. Provides effective initial training and orientation to job responsibilities and duties for new QDDPs. Conducts competency-based assessments to evaluate the effectiveness of the training the QDDPs and the QDDPs ability to competently carry-out their job duties. 5. Provides continuing training to incumbent QDDPs to continuously improve knowledge and skills. Also provides training to all QDDPs on special topics. Promotes continued professional development for QDDPs by facilitating training on special topics by other staff members. Provides ongoing, effective and useful monitoring of QDDPs’ competency and performance with feedback. Provides consultation to new and tenured QDDPs as needed or requested. Other duties as assigned include but are not limited to actively participating and/or serving in a supporting role to meet the agency’s obligations for disaster response and/or recovery or Continuity of Operations (COOP) activation. Such participation may require an alternate shift pattern assignment and/or location.

Knowledge Skills Abilities:
Knowledge of the Personal Support Team (PST) process. Knowledge of rehabilitation and skills acquisition programs for persons with intellectual disabilities, including program design and collecting and analyzing data. Ability to coordinate programmatic and clinical services and supports. Ability to prepare and maintain records. Ability to communicate verbally and in writing in a clear, effective and constructive manner. Ability to assess and solve problems. Ability to work independently and organize/prioritize work. Ability to work harmoniously and professionally with staff at all levels. Ability to physically perform direct care work as needed, including emergency procedures. Ability to plan, assign, train and supervise the work of others. Ability to gather, assemble, correlate, and analyze data, and to prepare and maintain records. Ability to provide staff training. Skills in facilitating Personal Support Team meetings to ensure participation by all members and achieve desired outcomes. Skill in using a personal computer to create documents and reports

Registration or Licensure Requirements:
At least Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with a major in psychology, sociology, special education, rehabilitation counseling, or a related human services field. At least two (2) years of experience working directly with persons with intellectual disabilities.

Initial Selection Criteria:
At least Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with a major in psychology, sociology, special education, rehabilitation counseling, or a related human services field. At least two (2) years of experience working directly with persons with intellectual or developmental disabilities. Experience as a QDDP Experience with ICF/IID standards

Additional Information:
All applicants must pass: pre-employment drug screen, fingerprint criminal background check, and Client Abuse/Neglect Reporting System (CANRS), Employee Misconduct Registry and Nurse/Aide Registry checks. Males between the ages of 18 – 25 must be registered with the Selective Service. All applicants must pass a driving record check for eligibility based on the HHS Enterprise Fleet Management policy. All State Supported Living Center employees are subject to random drug testing. Flexibility in work hours may be required for this position. The position may be required to work overtime and/or extended hours. In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), HHS agencies will provide reasonable accommodation during the hiring and selection process for qualified individuals with a disability. If you need assistance completing the on-line application, contact the HHS Employee Service Center at 1-888-894-4747. If you are contacted for an interview and need accommodation to participate in the interview process, please notify the person scheduling the interview. req#226106

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