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  • Esperanza Community Services

  • Qualified Intellectual Disabilities Professional (QIDP)

    Title:  Qualified Intellectual Disabilities Professional

    Status:  Exempt

    Basic Function:  Overall responsibility for managing a caseload of adult participants with developmental disabilities in the WorkReady Program. Coordinates with community agencies to obtain necessary comprehensive assessments. Facilitates assessments for the Individual Service Plans. Advocates for parents/guardians involvement in the WorkReady Program. Initiates and coordinates the Interdisciplinary team to develop an Individual Service Plan. Monitors monthly individual’s status in relation to the plan.  This position reports to the WorkReady Program Director.

     

    Duties:

    • Serves as Interdisciplinary Team leader for the preparation of the Individual Service Plan and for revisions as needed.
    • Monitors each individual’s status in relation to their Individual Service Plan on a monthly basis.
    • Monitor’s completeness and accuracy of participants file on a monthly basis.
    • Ensures annual documentation is reviewed and completed with participants served within the Work Ready Program.
    • Address any medical, hygiene, or behavioral concerns with IDT members as needed.
    • Assist parents/guardians with completing paperwork regarding state guidelines.
    • Assists upon availability in training workshops as needed.
    • Attends weekly staff meetings and trainings as required.
    • Participate in designing appropriate goals and objectives for participants.
    • Assists participants with goals and objectives stated on their Individual Service Plans (ISP).
    • Develop and implement job ready skills and monitor progress of work related skills.
    • Uses special talents to aid the participant in the development of their vocational skills and jobs within the WorkReady Program.
    • Monitor participants’ appearance and ensure everyone is groomed appropriately.
    • Monitor participants for appropriate behavior and complete behavior tracking sheets as needed.
    • Accompany and assist participants during community outings and special events.
    • Provides daily transportation duties of Van Driver or Van Attendant daily as assigned.
    • Monitor safe entry and exit from agency vehicles.
    • Budget class money, shops for programmatic needs and responsible for petty cash.
    • Submit receipts the last day of each program month.
    • Maintain a clean and safe work environment
    • Completes other duties as assigned

     

    Qualifications: B.A. in Social Services, Education or related field preferred. One year of experience working directly with individuals with special needs or other developmental disabilities. Required to have a valid IL. driver’s license. Bilingual preferred-Spanish/English.



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