QIDP is the leader of the interdisciplinary team, consisting of professional and paraprofessional staff responsible for developing individual program plans for consumers. Observes consumers, reviews data and progress, and revises programs based on individual need and performance. Ensures consistency among external and internal programs and disciplines to include ensuring that any discrepancies or conflicts between programmatic, medical, dietary, and vocation aspects of consumers' assessments and programs are resolved. Ensures consumer living and programming environments are clean and safe. Ensures communication with consumers' families. Ensures a follow-up to recommendations for services, equipment, or programs. Ensures that adequate environmental support and assistive devices are present to promote independence. Supervises direct support staff as needed for the purpose of ensuring each consumer's active treatment program is developed, implemented and monitored continuously and aggressively as required by regulations. Provides in-service training observations, monitorship and evaluation of employee performance. As the leader of the interdisciplinary team, provides oversight and monitorship of professional staff.
Minimum and Additional Requirements:
Two years related experience with at least one year of experience working directly with persons with MR or other developmental disabilities and be one of the following: *Doctor of medicine of osteopathy, *Registered Nurse, *An individual who holds at least a Bachelor's Degree in the Human Services fields, including but not limited to: Psychology, Social Work, Speech Communication, Gerontology, Education, Counseling, Human Development, Special Education, Recreation, etc.
Must be physically able to work with consumers, some of whom may be aggressive, medically fragile, etc. Must be able to work in an environment that is subject to frequent distractions and interruptions. Must be able to respond to emergency situations on a daily basis. Must be able to participate in an on-call schedule that would require 24-hour availability when scheduled.
Please see our Agency Specific Application Procedures. You must complete all work history within the application form. An offer of employment in this position will be contingent upon the following: An acceptable review of your past employment history, personal references, other sources including, but not limited to the criminal background check which will be conducted by SLED and/or the FBI; and receiving clearance from the DSS Child Abuse Registry that indicates no record of child abuse or neglect. Employment would also be contingent on your passing a pre-employment drug test. DDSN reserves the right to rescind any employment offer in the event our review of your background develops information, including opinions of previous employers or colleagues that cause us to conclude, at our sole discretion, that you are not suited for the position.