High Sierra Industries
  • 15-May-2017 to 14-Jul-2017 (PST)
  • iChoose
  • Reno, NV, USA
  • $36,480-45,600
  • Salary
  • Full Time

100% Health Insurance Premium Paid for Employees; Dental and Vision premium share; Paid Time Off;Tuition Reimbursement

We are seeking a Full-Time Qualified Intellectual Disabilities Practitioner (QIDP) to join our iChoose Day Habilitation Management Team. QIDPs in the iChoose Department oversee the delivery high quality services for people who have an intellectual disability, advocating for people served and providing leadership and management to direct service staff. The QIDP is a key ambassador of the iChoose department culture, implementing systems change and ensuring that day-to-day operations are aligned with the iChoose vision.


Essential Functions & Responsibilities


This job description reflects management's assignment of essential functions; it does not prescribe or restrict the tasks that may be assigned. Jobs are always changing to some degree and the existence of the approved job description is not intended to limit normal change and growth.


Essential Functions:

  • Assess individuals' skill level and analyze data for selection and individualization of plans.
  • Train staff members on data collection and data entry of assessed skills.
  • Actively monitor staff measurement of skills during activity periods, assess progress and effectiveness of supports provided to people receiving services, and ensure staff are consistent with measurement and data collection during activity periods. This is done through but not limited to:
    • On-site observations
    • Reviews of services and documentation
    • Discussion with people served
    • Review of FYI's and incident reports, notifying chain of command as appropriate
  • Regular review of data, and revision to support plans based on individual needs or performance.
  • Attend Annual Integrated Team meeting for all service recipients and Quarterly Integrated Team meetings as needed. Meet with staff and service recipient prior to the meeting, review data and discuss challenges and progress in all assessment areas. Ensure adequate environmental supports and assistive devices are present to promote independence.
  • Ensure that any discrepancy or conflicts between programmatic, medical, dietary, and vocational aspects of the individual's assessment and program are resolved; coordinates services needed in conjunction with service coordinator. Promotes consistency among external and internal programs and disciplines.
  • Ensure that service recipients' daily activities are in alignment with Medicaid, State and Federal Regulations as well as Division policies.
  • Assist people receiving services and family members, guardians, or other support persons with understanding the progress achieved towards stated action/service plan goals and the services we will provide to help with attainment of these goals. Communicate progress and other important information (health issues, incidents, social behaviors, etc) regularly to ensure continuity of care and ease coordination of services.
  • Observe, coach, and provide feedback on services provided by direct and support service staff. Develop and update department policies, procedures and relevant trainings (i.e. rights and responsibilities).
  • Provide problem solving and support with crisis management.
  • Participate in training and learning opportunities for professional development, and integrate best practices and emerging practices into programming.
  • Develop, oversee and manage relevant budgets, sign off on purchases for department and maintain receipts for accounting.


Supervisory Responsibilities:

  • Directly supervise iChoose staff.
  • Assign work to accommodate work flow demands and mandated requirements.
  • Work closely with iChoose staff to measure program outcomes achieved by the people receiving services and coach the development of creative and engaging ways to teach new skills to people receiving services.
  • Document and monitor iChoose staff performance.
  • Ensure service documentation and billing meet all internal policies and procedures and comply with State of Nevada mandates.


Work Environment



Physical Requirements and Demands:

  • Regularly required to speak and listen
  • Regularly is required to stand, walk, sit, grasp, handle objects, and reach with hands and arms
  • Occasionally pulls, bends, stoops, and crouches
  • Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision and ability to adjust focus
  • Lifts or carries 50 pounds unassisted to assist with lifting and transferring of persons who use wheelchairs and other mobility assisted devices


Tools & Equipment:

  • Multi-line telephone, PC and fax/copier



  • Is exposed to blood and/or bodily fluids
  • May be exposed to physical aggression
  • May be exposed to changing weather conditions while traveling by automobile





Reasonable accommodations may be made for qualified individuals who have a disability  



Minimum Qualifications - Education and/or Experience, Certificates, Licenses, etc:

  • Bachelors Degree in a Health and Human Services or related field in accordance with Qualified Intellectual Disabilities Practitioner (QIDP) requirements
  • At least three months progress working toward QIDP experience requirements (e.g. working with adults who have intellectual disabilities, physical disabilities, and/or mental health disabilities); ability to meet full QIDP requirements within 9 months. Preference for one year field experience and some management experience. Selectees who do not meet full QIDP requirements will be classified as Assistant QIDP until full QIDP eligibility criteria are met
  • Must possess and maintain current NV Drivers License and acceptable driving record (no more than 3 points, no DUI/reckless driving over past 2 years)



Language, Math and Reasoning:

  • Read, write, and speak English proficiently in accordance with essential functions
  • Effectively present information and respond to questions from a diverse range of audiences.
  • Count, calculate figures, time, and amounts such as percentages, develop and interpret graphs
  • Define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions



  • Ability to meet background checks requirements of the Organization
  • Intermediate use of computer applications such as Excel, Word, and other PC based programs
  • Tolerance of ambiguity and ability to perform essential functions with minimal supervision
  • Ability to multi-task effectively by prioritizing competing interests
  • Ability to resolve issues and manage assigned department with a systematic approach
  • Demonstrate flexibility when workflow or priorities change. Excellent organizational skills to appropriately manage large amounts of information
  • High level of interpersonal skills to handle sensitive and confidential situations appropriately; includes ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from a diverse range of audiences
  • Commitment to person-centered philosophical base


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