T The LISTEN Center is an amazing place staffed with dedicated people, helping those with intellectual and developmental disabilities become as independent and self-sufficient as possible. Our goal is to support and encourage independence and dignity among those we serve. LISTEN Day Services focuses on personal growth, health, safety, and community involvement. We care for those we serve with positivity, respect, and friendliness.
The LISTEN Center is looking for a Qualified Developmental Disabilities Professional (QDDP) to join our dynamic team.
The Qualified Developmental Disabilities Professional (QDDP) supports the organization with specialized advisory and support functions and is responsible for all programmatic documentation, including assessments, individual service/program plans (OSP/ISP), behavior plans, goal tracking, periodic reviews, and quality assurance reviews. They are also responsible for team meeting documentation. The QDDP obtains, coordinates, and monitors all services related to the needs of each individual we serve and the treatment plan devised to meet these needs. The QDDP is responsible for advocating for individuals in obtaining appropriate services and in protecting their individual rights as necessary, working under the direction of the Program Director.
- Responsible for the total active treatment provided to each person served
- Obtain, coordinate, and monitor all services related to the needs of each person served, and the treatment plan devised to meet these needs
- Document client progress, ensuring that data is collected on training objectives, and that problems and concerns with documentation are reported to the Program Director
- Review and analyze data to ensure client progress is not hampered by incorrect analysis; maintain progress notes entries and status objectives
- Maintain records of current objectives, review data, and observe and document staff training. Responsible for initiating action after a maximum of three months of no progress, or when other problems occur. Communicate recommendations and actions to the others as necessary.
- Schedule, conduct, and write notes for the care team meetings, and communicate with the parent/guardian regarding the active treatment programs
- Advocate for those we serve in obtaining appropriate services and in protecting their individual rights
- Assist in completing activity documentation, when needed, if trained and in conjunction with regulatory requirements and the LISTEN Center’s policies
- Maintain files and confidentiality of all information pertaining to those we serve and staff
- Communicate regarding medical, physical, and health needs of those we serve
- Assist in planning community activities that jointly include the community, staff, families and those we serve
- Understand and protect the rights of persons served in accordance with the LISTEN Center’s policies, and all state and federal regulations and guidelines.
- Bachelor’s degree in a human services field preferred
- One year of paid full-time experience (or its equivalent) working directly with persons with intellectual developmental disabilities
- Demonstrated interpersonal skills using tact, patience, and courtesy
- Excellent verbal and written communication skills, and the ability to work with others professionally
- Standard English usage, spelling, grammar, and punctuation
- Adherence to the principles of People First and the Active Support Models as a way to engage those we serve
- Proficient and competent use of technology for documentation