LIFESPAN

Qualified Professional FT - (175)
Location: Charlotte, NC 28217


Position Description
Job Summary:
Under limited supervision is responsible for coordinating, overseeing and supervising activities and personnel involved in DD (Developmental Disabilities) programs, ensuring compliance with relative rules, regulations, policies and procedures.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities Summary:
Other duties may be assigned as necessary. Ensure Staff/Individual ratio is accurate and matches service order. Serve as an advocate for the individuals we serve. Perform and/or assist with parts of various problem-solving duties which occur. Provide training to other employees. Ensure goals are being implemented correctly by direct care staff. Attend meetings as scheduled. Coordinate objectives and meet deadlines for the implementation of Service Plans/Plans of Care. Participate in strategic planning process for DD programs. Develop and implement objectives and oversee data collection. Must be able to draft a plan of care and write task analysis. Document progress on at least a quarterly basis. Train families and various small groups. Assist with the coordination of new admissions and transfers. Ensure the program is following the proper procedures for providing services and that it meets all guidelines based on state standards funding source. Ensure that all direct care staff are qualified and properly trained as per state standards, to work with our individuals, based on their needs. Perform various administrative tasks accurately and in a timely manner. Review and sign documentation on a monthly basis (at a minimum) and have available for monthly monitoring visits. Ensure skill development is being achieved for each individual. Assist with and/or responsible for screening, interviewing and selecting new staff. Manage staff on a day-to-day basis; address and document performance issues in a timely manner.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
To perform the job successfully, you must demonstrate the following competencies. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Must be a Qualified Professional as defined, within the mh/dd/sas system of care. Understands financial targets and budget goals. Exhibits ethical and moral behavior. Establishes collaborative relationships with various individuals and groups. Communicates change effectivey. Clearly expresses ideas and thoughts verbally. Ability to communicate clearly expressing ideas and thoughts verbally and in writing; Develops subordinates’ skills and encourages growth. Ability to lead with integrity. Ability to foster quality focus in others and team cooperation. Follows policies and procedures and strive to continuously build knowledge and skills. Demonstrates accuracy and thoroughness. Ability to withstand heavy lifting and the ability to transport individuals to various locations is required. Ability to document and communicate pertinent information using computer and/or paper documentation tools. Knowledge and understanding of telephone etiquette. Working knowledge of clerical practices and procedures. Ability to apply specific department rules and regulations relating to the care of the individuals. Working knowledge and ability to use technology to include computers, scanners, communication systems and other systems.
Ability to deal tactfully and courteously with a variety of individuals and groups. Working knowledge of LIFESPAN CHOICES Training Curriculum. Ability to maintain a valid driver’s license, reliable transportation and approved automobile insurance are required.

Supervisory Responsibilities:
Direct Care Professionals


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