Qualified Program Specialist (QPS)
Position will be posted until filled
The Qualified Program Specialist (QPS) is responsible for supporting people in the attainment of their personal goals and desires, and is responsible to assure that each person served is choosing and achieving their Personal Outcomes in their home and community. The QPS demonstrates knowledge of Personal Outcome Measures/CQL and Title 19 regulations. QPS acts as a liaison between the person supported, his/her family and/or guardian, and other support networks. They are responsible to coordinate annual Person-Centered Support Plan meetings and other meetings as necessary during the Plan Year. They are responsible to identify required and additional skill assessments for Person-Centered Support Plan development. They are responsible to distribute skill assessments annually and update through the Plan year. They are responsible to assist and support people as they identify and work toward their personal goals and outcomes. They are responsible to solicit and respond to the person's served feedback as to their wants and needs as they change. They are responsible to provide in-service training after each Person-Centered Support Plan and its changes during the Plan year. Behavior Intervention Plans will be in-serviced following BIRC direction and with each new Support Staff. They are responsible to monitor plans to ensure that the supports are in place and effective. Quarterly reviews will be conducted to measure and/or assess Outcomes/Processes are being met; this will be documented in the case file, distributed to other team members and entered into a computer database form tracking monthly. Respond timely to persons served for desired changes expressed about their Plan and if progress is not evident upon monitoring. They are someone with a positive attitude and are self-confident, caring, responsible, and dependable. Balances team and individual responsibilities while ensuring quality and timeliness of tasks. Responsibly handles all personal monies and management of benefits. Require the ability to be responsive to the demands or directions of multiple people or interests. Other duties assigned include, but are not limited to, rotating weekend/holiday and storm team on-call procedures.
This caseload will include one ICF Group Homes, as well as a few people supported in an ISLA setting, and people supported in their family home. This position is required to work at least 8 hours per week of direct care.
- B.A. or B.S. degree from an accredited college or university in Human Services field.
- At least one year of experience working directly with persons with intellectual and/or developmental disabilities or 2 years’ experience in the Human Services field.
- Ability to demonstrate knowledge of the field of development disabilities and values consistent with DHI services.
- Possess excellent communication and interpersonal skills; flexibility with schedule and job duties, and ability to problem solve.
- Demonstrate Person Centered Philosophy to meeting consumers goals.
- Current and valid driver’s license, proof of auto insurance and completion of motor vehicle report within company guidelines.
- Requires successful completion of criminal background, child abuse and neglect checks and pre-employment drug test to be eligible for employment.
- Developmental Disabilities (DD) Certification. Required to complete within the first 18 months of employment.
What we offer you:
- Health and dental - Single plans are covered at 100%
- Life and AD&D
- 401k Plan.
- Sick and vacation.
- Educational scholarships.
- Cell phone bill discount.
- Rewarding and dynamic work environment.
- Too many more to list.