LIFESPAN

Qualified Professional - FT (471)
Location: 2143 Asheville Road


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:
Other duties may be assigned as necessary.

Serve as an advocate for the individuals we serve.

Perform and/or assist with parts of various problem-solving duties which occur, including studying the situation, developing possible solutions, investigating options/resources, deciding on most appropriate plan for solution, and implementing approved plan of action.

Provide training to other employees by demonstration, repetition, modeling, large group training, etc.

Establish and maintain effective relationships with a variety of individuals and groups including the individuals we serve, supervisors, families/guardians, consultants, case managers, psychologists, therapists, representatives of Local Management Entity (LME), etc.

Ensure DD goals are being implemented correctly by direct care staff.

Communicate appropriate recommendations and/or needs to Program Director and/or Executive Management.

Coordinate objectives and meet deadlines for the implementation of Service Plans/Plans of Care.

Participate in strategic planning process for DD programs.

Must be able to draft a plan of care and write task analysis. Document progress on at least a quarterly basis.

Assist with the coordination of new admissions and transfers (e.g. screening applicants, conducting tours, facilitating placement, etc).

Ensure the program is following the proper procedures for providing services and that it meets all guidelines based on state standards funding source.

Ensure all direct care staff meet the Core Competencies/other required training prior to authorizing documentation.

Ensure documentation standards are met according to State, Medicaid and regulatory standards.

Document conversations with parent/guardians, case managers and other parties as appropriate.

Ensure skill development is being achieved for each individual.

Assist with and/or responsible for screening, interviewing and selecting new staff.

Monitor ongoing case management needs; problem solve and refer accordingly.

Manage staff on a day-to-day basis; address and document performance issues in a timely manner.

Ensure Health and Safety and Incident Reporting requirements are upheld.

Monitor Health and Safety, quality and client rights of individual client services through site visits, review of documentation, consumer satisfaction and other contacts with significant others.

Supervisory Responsibilities:
This position is responsible for supervising direct care personnel to ensure compliance with rules and regulations as set forth by the State of North Carolina for providers.

Qualifications:
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

“Qualified Professional” means, within the mh/dd/sas system of care;
a. An individual who holds a license, provisional license, certificate, registration, or permit issued by the governing board regulating a human service profession, except a registered nurse who is licensed to practice in the State of NC by the NC Board of nursing who also has four years of full time accumulated experience in mh/dd/sa with the population served; or
b. A graduate of a college or university with a Master’s degree in a human service field and has one year of full time, post graduate degree accumulated mh/dd/sa experience with the population served, or a substance abuse professional who has one year of full time, post graduate degree accumulated supervised experience in alcoholism and drug abuse counseling; or
c. A graduate of a college or university with a bachelor’s degree in a human service field and has two years of full time, post bachelor’s degree accumulated mh/dd/sa experience with the population served, or a substance abuse professional who has two years of full time, post bachelor’s degree accumulated supervised experience in alcoholism and drug abuse counseling; or
d. A graduate of a college or university with a bachelor’s degree in a field other than human services and has four years of full time, post-bachelor’s degree accumulated mh/dd/sa experience with the population served, or a substance abuse professional who has four years of full time, post bachelor’s degree accumulated supervised experience in alcoholism and drug abuse counseling.


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