QIDP / Group Home Director
Company: North Texas State Hospital - Wichita Falls Campus
Location: Wichita Falls
Posted on: June 12, 2021
Qual Intel Dev Disblty IV SSLC - HHSC is seeking an experienced
Qualified Intellectual Disability Professional (QIDP) to join an
interdisciplinary team of professionals with the Corpus Christi
State Supported Living Center (Group Homes) as QIDP /Group Home
Director. As QIDP /Director, you will work with a dynamic group of
staff and professionals who are dedicated to providing supports and
services for individuals with intellectual and developmental
disabilities. This is a team environment where staff members
collaborate to provide comprehensive care and services in a
fast-paced environment. To learn more about the SSLCs, see
The State of Texas offers many benefits to employees, including
competitive salaries, career advancement, health and dental
insurance, and paid vacation and sick leave.
BRIEF JOB DESCRIPTION:
The QIDP Coordinator/Director works under the direct supervision of
the Assistant Director of Programs (ADOP) or equivalent and has the
primary responsibility for providing leadership and directions to
the Interdisciplinary Team (IDT) to assure the delivery of quality
program services that promotes dignity and respect for the
individuals served. Plans, assigns, supervises, and monitors the
work of their assigned IDT members. Ensures that group home
employees receive the appropriate orientation and training in their
job duties. Performs managerial functions including the hiring and
performance evaluation processes. The QIDP /Director is responsible
for working cooperatively with other divisions and departments and
for ensuring harmonious working relationships within his/her group
homes among staff, family members and other group home employees.
The QIDP / Director is responsible for planning and coordinating
the use of all departmental resources. The QIDP / Director is
responsible for training and coordination of QIDP services and data
processing services. This position is required to manage a QIDP
caseload. The QIDP / Director performs complex consultative serves
and provides technical assistance to Interdisciplinary Team (IDT)
members. Some flex time, overtime, evening and weekend work will be
Essential Job Functions:
Attends work on a regular basis and may be required to work a
specific shift schedule or, at times, even a rotating schedule,
extended shift, and/or overtime in accordance with agency leave
policy and performs other duties as assigned.
Provides leadership and support to all Group Home employees to
ensure the delivery of quality services that promotes dignity and
respect for the individuals. Provides oversight and monitoring of
all QIDP related duties ensuring that professional practices are in
compliance with ICF/IID. Ensures that services are delivered in a
consistent, standardized manner across the group homes. This
includes routine monitoring and review of Individual Support Plan
(ISP) meetings and the related written documents in the health
Oversees and participates in the screening, interviewing, and
selection of all Group Home staff. Provides supervision,
leadership, and support. Monitors the work performance of Group
Home staff and coordinates the performance evaluation. Develops and
implements strategies to motivate, encourage, and equip staff.
Promotes harmonious working relationships among staff, family
members, and other employees.
Develops, revises, and maintains policies/procedures relating to
QIDP duties and the ISP development, implementation and monitoring
process. Ensures Group Home Staff are knowledgeable of and
effectively implementing these practices.
Educates, encourages, and supports all staff through the
coordination and oversight of departmental training efforts. This
includes coordination of orientation and training for newly hired
employees and ongoing training for all staff on their role.
Performs complex monitoring, tracking, trending, and analysis of
data regarding outcomes for individuals and IDT activities. Works
together in coordination with other departments and community
services to develop and implement processes and practices to ensure
positive outcomes based upon data trends and analysis. This
includes the development of plans of correction, timely submission
of evidence, and participation in the Quality Assurance/Quality
Participates in various committees and work groups designed to
ensure individuals are receiving quality services and care. Works
with other departments and community services to ensure service
coordination and consistent development of holistic individual
plans. Takes a proactive approach to identifying problems that
affect the provision of services. Coordinates efforts to develop
solutions and follows-up until problems are resolved. Performs
after-hours monitoring and other monitoring duties as assigned to
ensure consistent program coordination and implementation. Performs
special projects and other duties as assigned.
Participates in mandatory training per HHS policies and procedures,
HIPAA policies, state and federal rules and regulations, and
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 ICF/IID standards.
- Knowledge of the Interdisciplinary Team (IDT) process.
- Knowledge of people-centered planning.
- Knowledge of rehabilitation and skills acquisition programs for
persons with intellectual disabilities, including program design
and collecting and analyzing data.
- Knowledge of discipline specific plans and processes such as
Positive Behavior Support Plans (PBSP) and Physical Nutritional
Management Plans (PNMP).
- Knowledge of the role and responsibilities of the QIDP at an
Intermediate Care Facility for Individuals with Intellectual
- Knowledge of leadership and management tools.
- Knowledge of education/training and active treatment methods,
tools, techniques, and processes.
- Ability to coordinate programmatic and clinical services and
- Ability to prepare and maintain records.
- Ability to quickly adapt to change.
- Ability to communicate verbally and in writing in a clear,
effective, concise and constructive manner.
- Ability to assess and solve problems.
- Ability to work independently and organize/prioritize work, and
to work cooperatively in a teamwork situation.
- Ability to work harmoniously, assertively, and professionally
with staff at all levels and with Legally Authorized
- Ability to physically perform direct care work as needed,
including emergency procedures.
- Ability to plan, assign, train, and supervise the work of
- Ability to gather, assemble, correlate, and analyze data, and to
prepare and maintain records.
- Ability to organize and lead group discussions in order to
develop the best programming outcomes.
- Ability to appropriately delegate, supervise, and motivate.
- Ability to solve problems, make decisions, and use good judgement
when dealing with critical incidents.
- Skill in providing on-the-job training to new staff and
recurrent/refresher training to incumbent staff.
- Skill in facilitating IDT meetings to ensure participation by all
members and achieve desired outcomes and modeling facilitation for
- Skill in using a personal computer to create documents and
- Skill in using electronic records systems and/or databases.
Registration or Licensure Requirements:
Initial Selection Criteria:
- Bachelor?s degree from an accredited college or university with a
major in psychology, sociology, social work, special education,
rehabilitation counseling, or a related human services field such
as therapeutic studies (e.g., music, art, occupational, physical
therapy), recreation, and/or a combination of equivalent subject
matter. For a related human services field, the transcript must be
reviewed for applicable coursework that meets federal guidelines
for QIDP designation.
- At least three (3) years of experience working directly with
persons with intellectual disabilities or other developmental
- At least one (1) year of experience as a QIDP is preferred.
- Experience training, leading the work of others and/or
supervising others is preferred.
All new hire candidates will be required to receive COVID-19
medical screening (nasal test) as part of the due diligence
Applicants must pass a fingerprint criminal background check,
pre-employment drug screen, and registry checks including the
Client Abuse/Neglect Reporting System (CANRS), Nurse Aide,
Medication Aide and Employee Misconduct and HHS OIG List of
Excluded Individuals/ Entities. Males between the ages of 18 ? 25
must be registered with the Selective Service. 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.
All applicants must be at least 18 years of age to be considered
for employment at a state-operated facility.
There are no Military occupations that relate to the initial
selection criteria and registration or licensure requirements for
this position. All active duty military, reservists, guardsmen, and
veterans are encouraged to apply if qualified to fill this
position. For additional information see the Texas State Auditor?s
Military Crosswalk at
HHS agencies use E-Verify. You must bring your I-9 documentation
with you on your first day of work.
- Click here to download the I-9 form.
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
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