START Assistant Respite Director - Woodbridge, VA
Easter Seals UCP North Carolina - Woodbridge, VA

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This is a Fulltime position.

Location Woodbridge, VA

Qualifications Current license as a Registered Nurse (RN) with the Virginia Nursing Board.
Qualified Mental Health Professional (QMHP) and/or Qualified Mental Retardation Profession (QMRP) – Minimum of a bachelor’s degree in human services or related field and no less than one year of relevant experience preferred.
Experience in intellectual/developmental disabilities, including programming for individuals with significant behavioral needs
Knowledge of the MH and I/DD systems of care
Knowledge and ability to utilize computer word processing and data programs including but not limited to Microsoft Office Suite, Web-based data entry, etc.
Must demonstrate capacity to effectively communicate verbally and in written form.

Responsibilities Responsible for the implementation of START Facility-Based and In-Home Therapeutic Respite Services and other supports for individuals with intellectual/developmental disabilities and co-occurring mental illness or behavioral health needs.
Responsible for ensuring START respite services are provided in accordance with fidelity to the START model as described in literature published by the National Center for START Services at the University of New Hampshire Institute on Disability and the Commonwealth of Virginia DBHDS
Responsible for reviewing staff service documentation for clinical appropriateness and accuracy.
Provides transcription of physician orders for medication administration and medical procedure.
Provides ongoing training oversight to respite counselors on medication administration
Provides medication administration when ordered route of administration is subcutaneous, intramuscular, intravenous, via G-Tube or J-Tube or otherwise requiring the expertise of a licensed/registered health care professional.
Provides comprehensive clinical evaluations and treatment by providing basic health exams, psychiatric evaluation, treatment and medication management. Diagnose psychiatric disorders using criteria delineated in the DSM- IV-TR and DM-ID.
Responsible for coordinating claims submittal and revenue collection from primary payor sources (e.g. third party payments).
Responsible for
Responsible for retrospective service review to ensure services provided were in accordance with local, state and federal requirements and with fidelity to the START model.
Responsible for ensuring Regional START respite services maintain appropriate state DBHDS licensing approval.
Provides clinical and administrative supervision of START respite counselors/staff and assistant respite director.
Coordinates with START Clinical Teams on admission into respite facility.
Plans and implements structured day programming for all participants.
Coordinates transition planning for individuals utilizing START respite services.
Maintains contact with families and/or providers upon admission to respite services.
In collaboration with START Clinical teams, identifies on-going support and training/treatment needs for families and providers who utilize START respite.
Maintains linkages and relationships with community partners.
Attends all required meetings with START Coordinators, START Director, and other START staff.
Identifies, coordinates and monitors necessary training for respite staff.
Ensures the collection of required data and documentation on consumer access and utilization of START respite services.
Work with team to compose guest discharge summaries
Facilitates on-site and video consultation with START Medical and Clinical Directors for guests in care

Contact Information Dallow Turay; Fax: (571) 477-2275 or

Posted: 8/26/13

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