State Of Tx Job Openings – Educator

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Job Description:

HHSC is seeking an experienced Qualified Intellectual Disability Professional (QIDP) to join an interdisciplinary team of professionals at Rio Grande State Center State Supported Living Center (SSLC) as the QIDP Educator. As QIDP Educator, you will work with a dynamic group of staff and professionals who are dedicated to providing supports and services for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Ensures all individuals on their assigned caseload receive assessments and evaluations as identified by the IDT for a determination of their current level of functioning, preferences, strengths, needs, and recommendations.
  • Provides technical assistance and training to QIDPs on this process.
  • Participates as appropriate in the QIDP interview and selection process. If assigned direct supervision, performs all managerial functions, including applicant selection and hiring, employee development and corrective action, and conducting performance evaluations.
  • Provides continuing training and mentorship to incumbent QIDPs to continuously improve knowledge and skills. Provides training to all QIDPs on special topics.
  • Promotes continued professional development for QIDPs by facilitating training on special topics by other staff members. Provides ongoing, effective and useful monitoring of QIDPs’ competency and performance with feedback.
  • Provides effective initial training and orientation to job responsibilities and duties for new QIDPs. Conducts competency-based assessments to evaluate the effectiveness of the training the QIDPs and the QIDPs ability to competently carry-out their job duties. Provides consultative services and technical assistance related to QIDP duties.
  • Orchestrates and oversees the ISP process for all individuals on their assigned caseload and the caseload of their assigned QIDPs. This includes the facilitation and documentation of IDT meetings throughout the year, which encompasses the ISP Preparation meeting, ISP Addendum meetings, and the Annual ISP. At some SSLCs, annual ISP meeting facilitation may be delegated to specific QIDPs, including the QIDP Educator.
  • Provides training and technical assistance to QIDPs on this process.
  • Attends work on a regular basis and may be required to work a specific shift schedule or, at times, even a rotating schedule, extended shift, and/or overtime in accordance with agency leave policy and performs other duties as assigned.
  • Coordinates and facilitates the participation of the individual, and as appropriate, the individual’s Legally Authorized Representative (LAR), with the appropriate paraprofessional staff and professional/clinical staff in the development and delivery of needed supports and services.
  • Provides technical assistance and training to QIDPs on this job function.

Job Requirements:

  • Ability to coordinate programmatic and clinical services and supports.
  • Skill in using a personal computer to create documents and reports.
  • Ability to quickly adapt to change.
  • Skill in providing on-the-job training to new staff and recurrent/refresher training to incumbent staff.
  • Ability to communicate verbally and in writing in a clear, effective and constructive manner.
  • Knowledge of people-centered planning.
  • Ability to assess and solve problems.
  • Knowledge of the role and responsibilities of the QIDP at an Intermediate Care Facility for Individuals with Intellectual Disabilities (ICF-IID).
  • Ability to physically perform direct care work as needed, including emergency procedures.
  • Knowledge of rehabilitation and skills acquisition programs for persons with intellectual disabilities, including program design and collecting and analyzing data.
  • Ability to work harmoniously, assertively, and professionally with staff at all levels and with Legally Authorized Representatives (LARs).
  • Ability to work independently and organize/prioritize work.
  • Knowledge of the Interdisciplinary Team (IDT) process.
  • Skill in facilitating IDT meetings to ensure participation by all members and achieve desired outcomes and modeling facilitation for others.
  • Ability to gather, assemble, correlate, and analyze data, and to prepare and maintain records.
  • Knowledge of discipline specific plans and processes such as Positive Behavior Support Plans (PBSP) and Physical Nutritional Management Plans (PNMP).
  • Ability to prepare and maintain records.
  • Ability to plan, assign, train, and supervise the work of others.

Job Details:

Company: State Of Texas

Vacancy Type: Full Time

Job Location: Harlingen, TX, US

Application Deadline: N/A

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