Qual Develop Disability I
Texas Department of Family and Protective Services - Mexia, TX

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Qual Develop Disability I

Qual Develop Disability I - Qual Develop Disability Prof I - The Qualified Developmental Disability Professional (QDDP)shall be appointed by and accountable to the unit QDDP Coordinator, subject to the approval of the Director of QDDPs. Major functions of this position include the monitoring of individual programs for individuals enrolled in program services, attendance at Individual Support Plan (ISP) meetings, completion of appropriate reviews and evaluations, conducting and documenting Individual Support Plan Addendums (ISPA), and family liaison services. The QDDP is expected to devote sufficient time, depending on the complexities of the ISP for each individual assigned, to assure that all recommendations in the ISP are carried out in a timely fashion.

Essential Job Functions:
Attends work on a regular and predictable schedule in accordance with agency leave policy and performs other duties as assigned. Integrates, coordinates, and monitors active treatment programs for individuals on assigned caseload. Completes all annual meeting-related documentation (invitation to ISP, assessments, social history, financial updates, post ISP letters, requests, acknowledgement of rights, IACT profile, ICAP, etc.) for individuals on assigned caseload. Conducts individual support plan addendums and completes all related documentation for individuals on assigned caseload. Maintains contact with the family/guardian/correspondent through phone calls or correspondence regarding areas including, but not limited to general status of individual, major changes in programming, proposed movements, incident and injury notification and any requests of the family/guardian to meet the needs of the person served. Provides appropriate information for individuals on assigned caseload, including audits of records. Attends parent meetings to include one (1) unit meetings and one (1) general meeting annually. Serves as ISP facilitator as needed. Performs other duties as assigned by supervisor. Attends monthly QDDP meetings. Attends daily Unit meetings. Performs after hours monitoring. Knowledge of incident management process.

Knowledge Skills Abilities:
Knowledge of facility policies/procedures, recordkeeping procedures, and Federal regulations relating to client programming. Ability to communicate verbally and in writing in a clear and concise manner Ability to work independently, to work cooperatively within a teamwork situation, and to work harmoniously in general with co-workers. Ability to solve problems, make decisions, and use good judgement when dealing with client programming. Ability to demonstrate flexibility and willingness to accept additional responsibility as the need arises. Visual acuity must be adequate to allow observation and monitoring of training programs to assure client needs are being met Ability to read and absorb large amounts of information in a timely manner. Ability to relate well to, and effectively work with, clients and their families. Ability to use computer to generate required paperwork. Knowledge of Prevention and Management of Aggressive Behavior (PMAB) techniques with the ability to appropriately apply this knowledge in necessary situations. Adequate strength and flexibility to safely perform cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) and PMAB techniques.

Registration or Licensure Requirements:
Valid Texas Drivers License

Initial Selection Criteria:
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 plus eighteen (18) months of work experience aiding persons with developmental disabilities. May require registration, certification or licensure as specified in Section 483.430 of the Interpretive Guidelines.

Additional Information:
All applicants must pass: pre-employment drug screen, DPS criminal background check, and Client Abuse/Neglect Reporting System (CANRS), Employee Misconduct Registry and Nurse/Aide Registry. If selected for employment, applicant will have an FBI fingerprint check. Males between the ages of 18 - 25 must be registered with Selective Service. Flexibility in work hours may be required for this position. The position may be required to work overtime and/or extended hours. Two positions are available for the QDDP I, one on the Longhorn Unit and the other on the Shamrock Unit. 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.