Title : Program Manager (QIDP) (Qualified Intellectual Disabilities Professional)
Directs and coordinates activities for individuals receiving services through Home and Community Based Waivers.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
• Assess client’s needs, review goals, objectives, requirements, schedules and or other key expectation and outcomes regarding individual’s services.
• Develops and implements client’s treatment or service plans based on identified needs, goals, and objectives.
• Monitors client’s progress and modifies service delivery, as necessary
• Maintains the necessary documentation and client records associated with service delivery.
• Participates in supervision, meetings, and professional development activities and special projects and assignments as required.
• Prepares schedules and coordinates activities to ensure quantity and quality of services meets required guidelines of the Home and Community Based Waivers both for the Division of Aging and Division of Disability and Rehabilitative Services.
• Reviews reports and resolves problems to ensure minimum costs, optimal quality and to prevent delays and deficiencies.
• Assures programs and services meet applicable standards and regulations of the Division of Aging, Division of Disability and Rehabilitative Services, and CARF.
• Participates actively in public relation and market activities associated with services delivered.
• Assist with the elimination of barriers, which restrict individual with disabilities from community inclusion.
• Ensures confidentiality of client information.
Supervises direct support professionals that provide direct care services through the Home and Community Waivers. Carries out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the organization’s policies and applicable laws. Responsibilities include interviewing, hiring, and training employees; planning, assigning, and directing work; appraising performance, rewarding and disciplining employees, addressing complaints and resolving problems.
Education and/or Experience:
A person who has specialized training or one (1) year of experience in treating the intellectually disabled and is one (1) of the following: (1) A psychologist with a master's degree from an accredited program. (2) A licensed doctor of medicine or osteopathy. (3) An educator with a degree in education from an accredited program. (4) A social worker with a bachelor's or master's degree in social work from an accredited program or a bachelor's or master's degree in a field other than social work and at least three (3) years of social work experience under the supervision of a qualified social worker. (5) An occupational therapist who: (A) is a graduate of an occupational therapy curriculum accredited jointly by the council on medical education of the American Medical Association and the American Occupational Therapy Association; (B) is eligible for certification by the American Occupational Therapy Association under its requirements in effect on September 29, 1978; or (C) has two (2) years of appropriate experience as an occupational therapist and has achieved a satisfactory grade on the approved proficiency examination, except that such determinations of proficiency shall not apply with respect to persons initially licensed by the state or seeking initial qualifications as an occupational therapist after December 31, 1977. (6) A speech pathologist or audiologist licensed pursuant to IC 25-35.6-3. (7) A registered nurse licensed pursuant to IC 25-23-1-11. (8) A therapeutic recreation specialist who is a graduate of an accredited program. (9) A rehabilitative counselor who is certified by the Committee of Rehabilitation Counselor Certification. (10) A physical therapist that is licensed pursuant to IC 25-27