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QIDP / Group Home Director

Company: North Texas State Hospital - Wichita Falls Campus
Location: Wichita Falls
Posted on: June 12, 2021

Job Description:

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 https://hhs.texas.gov/services/disability/intellectual-or-developmental-disabilities-idd-long-term-care. The State of Texas offers many benefits to employees, including competitive salaries, career advancement, health and dental insurance, and paid vacation and sick leave.


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 required.

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 record.

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 Improvement Council.

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 ICF-IID regulations.

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 Disabilities (ICF-IID).
- 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 supports.
- 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 Representatives (LARs).
- 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 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 others.
- Skill in using a personal computer to create documents and reports.
- 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 disabilities.
- 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.

Additional Information:
Requisition# 484384.

All new hire candidates will be required to receive COVID-19 medical screening (nasal test) as part of the due diligence process.
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.

MOS Code:
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 http://www.hr.sao.state.tx.us/Compensation/JobDescriptions.aspx

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 interview.

Keywords: North Texas State Hospital - Wichita Falls Campus, Wichita Falls , QIDP / Group Home Director, Other , Wichita Falls, Texas

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