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Qualified Intellectual Disability Professional

RCM of Washington Washington, DC
  • Expired: 2 days ago. Applications are no longer accepted.

The primary purpose of the Qualified Intellectual Disability Professional (QIDP) is to direct the planning, development, organizing, implementing, and evaluating all the supports for the Intermediate Care Facility/(ICF/MR) and or Waiver locations in a person-centered approach. Also, to direct the service coordination of each assigned person(s) in accordance with current existing Federal, State, and Local standards while following company established policies and procedures. As a member of the management team, you are ultimately responsible for the development, coordination and monitoring of all aspects of our people’s lives in your assigned caseload. Responsibilities include service coordination for all aspects of life on a twenty-four (24) hour, seven (7) days a week basis as well as being on-call through cell phones. As a QIDP, you are the delegated authority and have the responsibility, and accountability to carry out all assigned duties. It is expected that you spend 40% of time supervising direct resident support services performed and 60% of time devoted to general operations, administrative work, reporting and coordination of services.

Essential Functions:

  • Reports to the Program Director.
  • Develop, coordinate, and monitor all programs and services designed to meet the person’s needs of assigned caseload.
  • Complete responsibility towards clinical needs and problematic issues for the assigned caseload.
  • Write weekly Q notes, quarterly reviews, incident reports, and individual support plans, support programs, behavioral interventions, and related documents according to regulations, standards, and procedures.
  • Respond to issues on MCIS dashboard as it pertains to your caseload.
  • Attend monthly staff meetings and weekly management team meetings and provide documentation of meetings.
  • Prepare court reports and attend hearings.
  • Coordinate development of assessment and Individual Support Plans for assigned caseload.
  • Make scheduled and unscheduled visits to people’s day programs to chart progress and monitor all programming on at least a monthly basis.
  • Oversee people’s accounts and banking transactions, review, and sign off on the financial records quarterly.
  • Assign, direct, supervise, review and evaluate, the work of staff involved in the implementation of activities in a variety of program areas ensuring people’s habilitation, health, safety, and welfare.
  • Coordinates with nursing to ensure optimum health of each person in assigned caseload.
  • Monitor facility status to make sure that facility meets regulations in accordance with local, state and federal codes.
  • Review and ensure daily documentation is completed and thorough by staff per policy and in compliance with all applicable laws, rules, regulations, codes, and standards for service provision.
  • Identify unmet training needs of staff and coordinates staff development.
  • Oversee/monitor staff to ensure personal care and programmatic needs of our people are met on a daily basis.
  • Oversee scheduling of staff ensuring there is proper coverage for medical appointments, activities and medication coverage and fill in as a Direct Support Professional as needed.
  • Provide counseling and initiate disciplinary procedures to resolve staff’s performance deficiencies in coordination with the Program Coordinator and Human Resources.
  • Assist with personal care routines such as meal time protocol, personal grooming, toileting and dressing.
  • Utilize adaptive devices (wheelchairs, walkers, hearing aids, etc.) in accordance with given directives and needs of individuals which you are serving.
  • Provides medication administration (per DC TME regulations & RCM of Washington Nursing Policy) and reports any deviations or medication errors to the supervising nurse immediately per regulations.
  • Exercises good and proper judgment in the application of established policies and procedures in order to ensure well-being and safety of all individuals that we serve.
  • Interacting frequently and positively with people we support, external professionals, clinicians, family, etc.
  • Report all allegations or suspicions of abuse, neglect, or violations of “People’s Rights”.
  • Accompany people on outings and engage in leisure, educational, and recreational activities.
  • Transport our people to and from appointments, therapy sessions, programs, clinics, and other activities as scheduled and/or required.
  • Maintain a positive and respectful attitude and a professional work relationship among all staff.
  • Be aware of and safeguard welfare of people at all times.
  • Serve as an advocate for the people we support and uphold all “People’s Rights” in accordance with regulations.
  • Participate in all on-going job-related training (all 4 phase of DDS training) and staff meetings with the ability to demonstrate training competency.
  • Follow all RCM Policies and Procedures.
  • Keep up to date on all certifications (Trained Medication Employee, Health certificate with negative Tuberculosis test results, CPR, First Aid, CPI and other necessary certifications of the position).
  • Must maintain hygiene and appropriate attire.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Knowledge Skills and Abilities:

  • Knowledge of Electronic Medical Records System(s).
  • Knowledge of DDS & DOH Procedures.
  • Excellent computer skills in Microsoft products to include Word, Excel and PowerPoint.
  • Possess critical thinking, using logic and reason to identify strengths and weakness of alternative solutions, conclusions and approaches to problems.
  • Ability to develop staff by providing constructive feedback and finding opportunities for their growth.
  • Consider relative costs and benefits of potential actions and choose the most appropriate one.
  • Attention to detail.
  • Ability to prioritize and have a sense of urgency.
  • Effective oral and written communication in the English language.
  • Ability to gain a working knowledge of RCM of Washington policies and procedures.
  • Ability to act as a representative of RCM of Washington to the public.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills with the ability to effectively communicate and coordinate with other staff members and persons from different backgrounds.
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality.
  • Excellent organizational skills.
  • Possess leadership ability and the willingness to work harmoniously with professional and non-professional personnel.
  • Ability to pass a criminal background check.
  • Knowledge of acceptable food preparation and safety practices and procedures.
  • Computer literate with the ability to navigate company established software systems.
  • Ability to lift, move, or assist non-ambulatory persons and/or weights with a minimum of 60 lbs.

    Education and Experience:

  • Minimum of Bachelor’s Degree in related field.
  • Minimum of 2 years’ experience in a social service setting, preferably in a ICF/MR Healthcare setting.
  • Possess a valid and current driver license in Virginia, Maryland, or the District of Columbia with own transportation.
  • Able/willing to navigate the DC community in association with job duties and in accommodation of assigned people.
  • Maintain annual health certificate stating employee is free and clear of any and all communicable diseases.
  • Maintain current CPR and First Aid Certification.
  • Trained Medication Employee certified in the District of Columbia and must maintain its current status.
  • Able and willing to complete duties as directed and model professional behavior.
  • Possess the ability to employ critical thinking skills when circumstances warrant such action (including Crisis Situations).
  • Must have patience, tact, cheerful disposition, and enthusiasm.

    Physical and Environmental Conditions:
    Work environment may involve situations that require working with people with Behavior Support Plans, Trauma Informed Care Plans, Complex Medical Needs, and Significant Developmental Disabilities.

RCM of Washington

Why Work Here?

Awesome CEO and colleagues and lots of room for growth!

RCM of Washington (RCM) has provided services in the District of Columbia since 1998 to adults with intellectual and/or developmental disabilities with a positive pathway toward Revitalizing Community Membership, empowering independence, and integration to their community. Our unique approach provides those we support with the critical services they need to set attainable goals and develop action plans toward maintaining stable, safe and affordable housing, gaining sustainable employment and living productive lives within their community. RCM of Washington offers health insurance benefits to all full-time employees. We also offer 401(k) matching program, sick and vacation time and a culture that cares about the people we support and our employees.


Washington, DC