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Qualified Developmental Disabilities Professional - 2694

Indian Rivers Behavioral Health
Tuscaloosa, AL
  • Expired: over a month ago. Applications are no longer accepted.
Job Description

Qualified Developmental Disabilities Professional (QDDP) - Bibb, Pickens & Tuscaloosa Counties 

Developmental Disabilities Division

Full Time/ 40 hours

 Monday - Friday: 8:00am - 5:00pm


  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills required.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of the special problems/needs of the population required.
  • Must be able to organize and prioritize a variety of tasks.
  • Must be able to make appropriate clinical judgments in emergency situations.
  • Must be able to comprehend and maintain program standards.
  • Must be able to work with others across the agency to ensure the coordination of care for the population.
  • Experience in managing a household, including food preparation and leisure activities preferred.

Essential Functions/Responsibilities:

  • Serve as the primary QDDP for designated individuals.
  • Develop policies and procedures for programs as needed and ensure all are applicable to both state and federal program requirements.
  • Sign all Medicaid waiver paperwork.
  • Write the Person Centered Plan (PCP).  Develop Behavior Management Plans. 
  • Ensure revisions in training and programs are made and documented if consumer shows no progress in three (3) months.
  • Complete quarterly and monthly progress reports and monitor collection of training data.
  • Mediate disputes between consumers and handle emergencies appropriately.
  • Assist in the development and expansion of services for persons with developmental disabilities.
  • Make recommendations regarding consumer discharge.
  • Ensure cost effectiveness/fiscal responsibility by providing budget input and adherence to budgetary guidelines.
  • Advise supervisor regarding programmatic and clinical issues.
  • Provide all necessary data as required by the center and the state.
  • Provide consultation/evaluation services to staff and general public as assigned.
  • Maintain consumer and program records and serve as lead staff to organize and ensure compliance during federal and/or state reviews.
  • Provide in-service training for staff on specific job skills and appropriate behaviors needed for success on the job.
  • Provide administrative assistance to the supervisor as assigned.
  • Develop and implement a monitoring system for DD programs and sub-contractors.  
  • Develop and maintain an up-to-date profile of the skill level of each person.
  • Meet with staff monthly for programmatic in-service training.
  • Serve on agency committees and attend meetings as assigned.
  • Ensure compliance in annual training.
  • Convene and Chair all Special Team meetings and Chair PCP meetings.
  • Understand/implement best practices for persons with developmental disabilities.
  • Seek clinical supervision and consultation as needed.
  • Accept and employ suggestions for improvement.
  • Actively work to enhance clinical skills.
  • Document in a timely fashion per IRBH policy.
  • Document in a clear, concise manner, types of consumer problems, treatment goals and services provided.
  • Documentation shows that forms, notes, logs, and other applicable written information are completed promptly, accurately and updated when appropriate.
  • Document legibly.
  • Treat consumers with care, dignity and compassion and assist consumers and visitors as needed.
  • Respect consumer’s privacy and confidentiality.
  • Is pleasant and cooperative with others.
  • Personal values do not inhibit ability to relate and care for others.
  • Is sensitive to the consumer’s needs, expectations and individual differences.
  • Is gentle and calm with consumers and families.
  • Access appropriate community resources according to consumer needs.
  • Ensure that all assigned duties are implemented according to IRBH policies and procedures.
  • Ensure that all assigned duties are implemented according to DMH/DD and Medicaid standards.
  • Ensure all safety, fire prevention and health measures are followed while on duty.
  • Maintain communication and awareness of current events by reading memos, e-mails, bulletin boards, and communication logs and respond in a timely manner.
  • Work independently and/or with teams to complete assigned tasks accurately and in a timely manner with minimum supervision.
  • Support Organizational Code of Conduct, Standards Compliance, HIPAA and Security Programs by ensuring job tasks are performed in a legal and ethical manner, assessing the work area for non-compliance and notifying the supervisor, manager, Executive Director or designee as appropriate, and maintaining training requirements and understanding that training is a required condition of employment.
  • Maintain the confidential nature of all consumer and Organization related activities by not divulging information outside the facility, discussing information within the facility on a need-to-know basis, acknowledging policy annually by signing confidentiality statement, and by referring media and general inquiries to the Executive Director.
  • Adhere to attendance and punctuality policy by allowing adequate time to arrive, clock-in and assume responsibilities at designated time, adhering to meal and break times and making timely requests for annual leave and reporting the need for sick leave in accordance with policy.
  • Devote 40 hours of work per week to the completion of duties outlined in the job description.  More than 40 hours of work per week may be required to meet job responsibilities and deadlines.
  • Comply with all standards related to safety and health by maintaining current TB Test, CPR/First Aid, CPI, and by reporting infections and on-the-job injuries in accordance with policy. 
  • Identify opportunities for improving the quality of services provided by the department and the organization.
  • All other duties and responsibilities as assigned by the Supervisor or Executive Director.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in behavioral sciences required.
  • One year experience in Developmental Disabilities related field required.
  • Current Alabama driver's license and good driving record as defined by Indian Rivers’ policy.
  • Must be able to read, write legibly, speak, and comprehend English. 

Working Conditions, HIPAA and Other Guidelines:


Job Specifications:  Toperform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each primary duty satisfactorily.  The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities,who are otherwise qualified, to perform the essential functions.


HIPAA:  Must be knowledgeable of and abide by HIPAA regulations with regard to protected health information as defined by HIPAA and IRBH.  Minimally accesses verbal, written, and /or electronic PHI, usually incidentally to an approved use and /or disclosure as pertains to consumer’s financial, demographic, and/or clinical data.

Working Conditions:  Works in residential facilities; may require long hours.  Must have the use of sensory skills in order to effectively communicate and interact with other employees, consumers and the public through the use of the telephone and personal contact. Physical capability to effectively use and operate various items of office related equipment, such as, but not limited to, computer,copier, multi-line phone and fax machine.  Must be able to lift fifty (50)pounds and negotiate several sets of stairs in an eight (8) hour shift. Some risk involved in the event of aggressive/out-of-control consumers. Must possess a valid Alabama driver’s license.

Physical Requirements: The Physical Requirements described herein are representative of those which must be met by an employee to successfully perform the primary functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities, who are otherwise qualified, to perform essential functions.

Physical presence onsite is essential.  Hearing and vision must be normal or corrected to within normal range.  Able to perform the duties with or without reasonable accommodation.

Full-Time Benefits:

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield Medical Insurance
  • Prescription Drug Coverage
  • Employees Retirement System of Alabama
  • Paid Time Off
  • Mileage Reimbursement
  • Voluntary dental, vision, and life insurances

Indian Rivers is an Equal Opportunity Employer
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Tuscaloosa, AL


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