The QIDP/Coordinator is responsible for the daily operation of the Waukegan Adult Learning Program site. This position has responsibility for ensuring daily staffing ratios, timely and accurate program and attendance documentation and participating in the development of individual service plans and goals. This position also includes supervising, mentoring and training staff. The QIDP/coordinator will assist with the implementation of new person-centered initiatives, tools and strategies aligned with the Council on Quality and Leadership (CQL) standards. This position reports to the Senior Adult Learning Program Manager.
Job Responsibilities include but are not limited to:
Support the Mission Statement and agency values of Search,
Demonstrate kindness, courtesy, flexibility, responsiveness and consistency in meeting individual needs,
Assist individuals with activities of daily living and personal self care such as toileting, eating, grooming, bathing, dressing, etc...
Assist individuals with planning and participating in activities of their choosing in the community including transporting,
Actively engage individuals with meaningful activities through out their program day or evening,
Demonstrate knowledge of each individual’s Individual Service Plan and the goals established for the current period,
Assist individuals with working on individual goals as established in their service plans,
Demonstrate daily efforts to assist individuals with learning skills needed for greater independence,
Demonstrate knowledge of individual behavioral approaches and behavioral tracking,
Maintain direct and continuous supervision of individuals at the program site and on outings to ensure their safety and therapeutic well being at all times,
Provide individuals with supportive counseling, conflict resolution and problem solving assistance on an on-going basis and at times of crisis,
Maintain the physical environment, grounds, and vehicles according to Search standards for cleanliness and order on a daily basis,
Demonstrate respect for program materials and furnishings,
Present yourself in a professional manner as a representative of Search to family members, guardians, community members, and representatives from affiliated agencies,
Maintain compliance with personnel policies as stated in the employee handbook,
Demonstrate an understanding of the Corporate Compliance policy including the employee work rules and state/federal regulations related to services provided by Search and ensure direct care staff are in compliance,
Convene the interdisciplinary team for each individual assigned to caseload; initiate, coordinate and monitor the interdisciplinary team process, assure participation of team members and the individual,
Advocate for individual rights and services,
Assure services specified in the service plan are being provided,
Provide training to direct care staff in proper implementation and documentation of the goals in the service plan,
Assure service plans, assessments, and goal progress are completed according to established time-lines,
Assure effective implementation of the Glidepath Curriculum,
Assure individual information is maintained accurately within the Harmony system,
Maintain daily documentation and recordkeeping on individual progress on goals established in their service plans,
Complete incident reports according to policy,
Attain 12 continuing education credits annually according to DHS policy for QIDPs,
Follow vehicle safety procedures including completing vehicle maintenance reports as requested,
Actively participate and contribute to assigned committees and task forces,
Complete other duties as assigned by your supervisor.
This position is full time (exempt) and includes a generous benefits package:
health and dental insurance
paid vacation and sick time
two retirement plans
employee recognition program
Meets DHS requirements to be a QIDP in Illinois,
Extensive computer experience
Familiarity with applicable regulations and standards, including DHS Rules, CQL standards,
At least one year supervisory experience, preferred,
Ability to lift/carry up to 44 lbs.,
Ability to perform basic physical moves such as kneeling, reaching, crouching, bending, and twisting,
CPR and First Aid certification,
Valid driver’s license and proof of insurance,
Meet and maintain Pace certification requirements, preferred.
About Search, Inc.
Search empowers individuals with intellectual disabilities to achieve their full potential, accept a valued role in their community and lead rich, rewarding lives. Search provides a wide range of flexible, personalized services and supports for persons with intellectual and developmental disabilities. These include supported living arrangements, adult learning and employment programs, as well as medical, behavioral, therapy and home-based services.
Outstanding Services, Life-Changing Experiences
Search makes a promise to each person we serve to provide exceptional services and truly memorable experiences that inspire and empower. This is reflected by our vision of a world where all people live, learn, work and play alongside one another, bringing their unique abilities to the community.
Search is a community-based nonprofit. Our programs serve more than 600 people and their families annually at locations stretching from the southwest side of Chicago to the northern suburbs of Waukegan and Mount Prospect. Search has provided high-quality services and supports for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities for 45 years.
Experienced and ...Certified
Search, Inc. is licensed by the Illinois Department of Human Services and is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF).
CARF accreditation means Search has passed an in-depth review of its services. It is your assurance that we meet rigorous guidelines for service and quality -- an endorsement that Search conforms to nationally and internationally recognized service standards and is focused on delivering the most favorable results for you.
Our board of directors is a dedicated group of some of Illinois’ finest business, community and civic leaders. Through their dedication and service we are able to provide people with intellectual disabilities the quality of life they so truly deserve.