The Qual Intel Disability Prof I is directly accountable for the
assessment, development, implementation, and monitoring of a highly
individualized Personal Support Plan (PSP) which promotes dignity,
respect, choice, and the exercising of personal rights for each
person who is on their assigned caseload. The Personal Support Plan
(PSP) for each person must be developed by the person's
appropriately constituted Personal Support Team (PST) through an
integrated, collaborative and comprehensive program planning
process that reflects the person's preferences, strengths, needs
and personal vision. The QIDP I coordinates the development of
programs and training to implement the individual plan for services
and supports. Must independently implement Federal/State Standards
(ICF/IID), the requirements of the Settlement Agreement with the
Department of Justice and the Center's Policies and procedures. The
QIDP I provides highly complex (senior level) professional and
administrative support, and technical assistance work that is
designed to address specific needs, desires, and personal goals of
those who live in the assigned home(s). The QIDP I works with and
interprets needs based on input from a variety of service
providers, professionals and clinicians. Works under limited
supervision with considerable latitude for the use of initiative
and independent judgment. Work schedule requires regular
flexibility, to ensure effective oversight and monitoring of active
treatment programs, services and supports. If needed, may supervise
the work of others.
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.
Ensures that each individual on the assigned caseload receives
assessments and evaluations as identified by the PST for a
determination of their current level of functioning, preferences,
strengths, needs and recommendations. Facilitates and ensures the
timely completion of the Personal Focus Assessment to obtain
information on services that are important to the individual to
achieve his/her optimal living vision.
Coordinates and facilitates the participation of the individual,
and as appropriate, the individual's Legally Authorized
Representative (LAR), with the appropriate paraprofessional staff
and professional/clinical staff in the development and delivery of
needed supports and services.
Facilitates, or assists the individual and/or LAR to facilitate,
the PST's review of the results and recommendations of assessments,
evaluations and summaries, and the interdisciplinary discussion to
develop an integrated, collaborative, and comprehensive Personal
Support Plans (PSP). Completes appropriate documentation to ensure
the PSP integrates all supports, services and plans into a single,
accessible and comprehensible document. Transmits any needed
follow-ups to document decisions of the Personal Support Team.
Ensures the implementation, integration and continued
appropriateness of the Personal Support Plan (PSP) for each
assigned individual. Monitors and provides oversight of the active
treatment program of each individual. Ensures that each individual
receives necessary services and interventions to promote optimum
quality of life and independence.
Coordinates the development of programs, services and activities
based on the individuals' identified needs, strengths and
preferences with the appropriate staff. Evaluates individuals'
behaviors, and the implementation of their positive behavior
support plans, and assists in developing behavioral support
Provides instruction regarding behavioral support techniques in
conjunction with behavioral services. Trains staff or coordinates
training for staff in the implementation of services and supports,
and teaching methodologies.
Observes and Interacts with the individuals, documenting
information accordingly, in order to evaluate the implementation of
services and supports and to monitor the individuals' responses to
services in the environments where the services are provided.
Provides leadership and serves as a role model to home, program and
On a monthly and quarterly basis, monitors and evaluates the PSP
documentation to assess program effectiveness. Completes and
documents quarterly and annual reviews and reports on each assigned
Personal Support Plan (PSP) to provide an accurate review of the
individual's programs and activities and makes recommendations for
any needed interventions.
Documentation reflects compliance with ICF/IID standards.
Responsible for collecting and analyzing data on program
implementation and effectiveness and coordinating with the provider
of the service when modifications are necessary due to progress, a
lack of progress, when there is significant change in behavioral or
health status, or for the continued or improved effectiveness of
the treatment, service or support.
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 the Personal Support Team (PST) process.
Knowledge of rehabilitation and skills acquisition programs for
persons with intellectual disabilities, including program design
and collecting and analyzing data.
Ability to coordinate programmatic and clinical services and
Ability to prepare and maintain records.
Ability to communicate verbally and in writing in a clear and
Ability to assess and solve problems.
Ability to work independently and organize/prioritize work.
Ability to work harmoniously and professionally with staff at
Ability to physically perform direct care work as needed,
including emergency procedures.
Skills in facilitating Personal Support Team meetings to ensure
participation by all members and achieve desired outcomes.
Skill in using a personal computer to create documents and
reports. Registration or Licensure Requirements:
N/A Initial Selection Criteria:
Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university with
a major in psychology, sociology, special education, rehabilitation
counseling, or a related human services field.
At least one (1) year experience working directly with persons
with intellectual disabilities or other developmental disabilities.
Req ID 484400
Salary Note: The salary offered will follow HHS starting salary
guidelines which are typically made at or near the minimum of the
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
Males between the ages of 18 - 25 must be registered with the
All State Supported Living Center employees are subject to
Random Drug Testing.
All new hire candidates will be required to receive COVID-19
medical screening (nasal test) as part of the due diligence
Flexibility in work hours may be required for this position. The
position may be required to work overtime and/or extended hours.
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
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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.