Qualified Intellectual Disabilities Professional (QIDP)Area Residential Care, Dubuque, IA
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Who We Are
Area Residential Care is a private, non-profit, 501(c) 3 organization, created in 1968 by a group of parents and other interested parties. Its mission is to empower people with intellectual disabilities to achieve their highest quality of life. From its inception, Area Residential Care’s purpose has been to provide community-based services for persons with intellectual disabilities. The organization has grown over the past 40 years to serve an average of 250-275 people with disabilities annually; providing residential, vocational, and day services in Dubuque and Dyersville communities.
Through a variety of community-based residential and vocational programs, Area Residential Care helps people with disabilities become active, participating members of the community. Giving people with disabilities choices about where and how they live, work and socialize with their non-disabled peers is the essence of Area Residential Care’s purpose.
It is the vision of Area Residential Care that every individual has the opportunity to live, work, and participate in a supportive and accessible community.
It is the mission of Area Residential Care to empower people with intellectual disabilities to achieve their highest quality of life.
Area Residential Care is committed to the following values that support our vision and mission statement.
- Every person has rights and the responsibilities associated with them.
- Every person is to be treated with dignity and respect.
- Every person has unique needs and preferences that influence the choices he or she makes about his or her life and services.
- Every person is to be provided the opportunity to live, work and participate in recreational activities in the community as the natural environment.
- Every person is to be provided with encouragement, opportunity and supports to live life to the fullest.
- Every person is to be given the opportunity to provide direct feedback on his or her satisfaction with services, and given a prompt response to concerns.
The Qualified Intellectual Disability Professional (QIDP) coordinates service delivery for individuals served in agency ICF/ID programming. With a caseload of 8-12 individuals, the QIDP acts as the primary contact with individuals served and their parents/guardians, other agency providers, and funding sources. The successful QIDP will provide high quality case coordination between day and residential programming and develop active treatment and supports to ensure that people served reach their personal goals and meet outcomes.
- Bachelor’s degree in special education, psychology, human services or related field and 1-2 years relevant experience required.
- Ability to read, develop, comprehend and analyze individual program plans, monthlies, a variety of reports, etc.
- Ability to develop positive, cooperative relationships with individuals served and their parents/guardians, agency staff, business professionals, and community members.
- Ability to lift 20 pounds regularly, and up to 50 lbs occasionally
- Requires certification for passing medications upon completion of agency sponsored training
- Must be able to physically prompt, escort, and physically restrain individuals served
- May be required to transport individuals served to various locations in agency owned vehicles and/or personal vehicle (requires a valid driver’s license and a driving record that meets agency authorized driver criteria). Requires the ability to travel between various agency sites regularly.
This position offers benefits including health, dental, life, and vision insurances; retirement savings with employer contribution; Accrued PTO and Disability time off.
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Human and Social Services
Paid Sick Leave
|Years of Experience||1-2 Years|