Qualified Intellectual Disabilities Professional (QIDP) in Austin, TX at D&S Community Services

Date Posted: 8/21/2020

Job Snapshot

  • Employee Type:
    Full-Time
  • Location:
    Austin, TX
  • Job Type:
  • Experience:
    At least 1 year(s)
  • Date Posted:
    8/21/2020

Job Description

Essential Functions and Responsibilities:

  • Assess the needs of the person receiving services through completion of periodic assessments such as the following: ICAP/ID/RC and the Comprehensive Functional Assessments or Vocational Assessments.
  • Act as an advocate and quality assurance monitor to ensure services are being provided in the most efficient and effective manner.
  • Secure and maintain person supported’s eligibility funding in accordance with specific program regulations.
  • Maintain ongoing communication with local, state and federal entities.
  • Perform all job duties in adherence to state and federal laws concerning confidentiality, including HIPAA Privacy Laws.
  • Interact with a wide variety of professionals including but not limited to: physicians, social workers, psychologists, private employers, school administration, law enforcement, and various other members of the community.
  • Complete all chart audits by due date.
  • Complete and facilitate Admission, 30-day, Annual and Discharge Staffings.
  • Complete and facilitate all IDT meetings and IPP revisions.
  • Complete quarterly progress report for person’s supported
  • Complete paperwork and facilitating meetings and services for temporary and permanent discharges.
  • Conduct and document monthly contact with the people you support.
  • Conduct routine home inspections to report any concerns including related to health and safety as well compliance with HHSC rules and regulations.
  • Assist with Legal status including guardianship and advocacy needs.
  • Monitor trust-fund requests and receipts.
  • Update and monitor caseload information (Back Office Web)
  • Conduct chart audit corrections.
  • Monitor medical series.
  • Monitor and adjust Levels of Need.
  • Implement behavior plans and monitor for effectiveness.
  • Review and follow-up on incident reports.
  • Coordinate and Monitor school services and attend ARDs.
  • Monitor all medical services.
  • Identify Abuse/Neglect/Exploitation and follow proper procedures for reporting.
  • Act as the primary liaison with HHSC for surveys.
  • Complete Plans of Corrections for HHSC DADS surveys.
  • Develop/Maintain positive work relationship with assigned nursing staff.
  • Ensure fire drills are completed at each home

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Excellent verbal skills are essential to communicate clearly with people supported, staff, families, guardians, service coordinators and state surveyors.
  • Ability to understand and follow directions and the ability to gain comprehensive knowledge of regulations and laws.
  • Ability to safely and accurately assess and care for people with medical, Developmental Disabilities and mental health diagnoses. and to recognize and report any noted concerns.
  • Must be able to adjust in changing priorities and the various details of the job.
  • Must be self-directed with strong organizational and time management skills.
  • 24-hour availability (via telephone) and in-person during office hours, unless other arrangements can be made.
  • Must have reliable transportation.
  • Must be proficient in Microsoft computer applications.
  • A Bachelor’s Degree in a related field and one year experience working with individuals with ID/DD.
  • Have a basic understanding of developmental disabilities, knowledge of ICF/IID funded programs, as well knowledge of behaviors, medications, special funding sources, learning theory, community resources, community integration practices, normalization principles and rehabilitation sciences.

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