Careers & Benefits

Qualified Developmental Disabilities Professional (QDDP)

Company: Benchmark Human Services
Location: Little Rock, AR
Category: Crisis Response Services
Wage: n/a
Sign-On Bonus: n/a

Description:

If you’re looking for a rewarding career in serving individuals with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (IDD) come join Benchmark Human Services, a national leader in behavioral health and IDD services!  Benchmark is seeking a Qualified Developmental Disabilities Professional (QDDP) for our community-based crisis response project located in Little Rock, Arkansas. We provide thorough training, great challenges, and even greater fulfillment as you help individuals reach their maximum potential.

GENERAL RESPONSIBILITIES:

The QDDP will assist providers of Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities/Behavioral Health (IDD/BH) services in Summit Community Care’s provider network who support persons with IDD in crisis and at high risk of disruptions in placement.  As a member of the Provider Focus capacity building and crisis support team with Benchmark Human Services, the QDDP is a professional who practices under the supervision of a BCBA or BCaBA (“designated QDDP supervisor”).  The QDDP is primarily responsible for coaching and training on skill-acquisition and behavior-reduction plans with agency staff, such as Direct Support Professionals (DSPs).

BENEFITS:

  • PTO and Sick Time
  • Medical, Dental, Vision
  • 401(k) with company match
  • Tuition Reimbursement
  • Life Insurance
  • Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
  • Advancement Opportunities
  • And MORE!

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Provide face-to-face or virtual coaching and training with DSP staff of participating IDD/BH providers.
  • Assist agency staff with development, implementation, and monitoring of Positive Behavior Support Plans (PBSP), including coaching on data collection and fidelity checks.
  • Work with DSPs and their supervisors to ensure all materials/supplies needed for implementation of behavior plans are available.
  • Present graphical summary of effectiveness of PBSP to other DSPs at staff or consultation meetings.
  • Model positive behavioral supports and respond to emergency situations as trained.
  • Complete Functional Behavioral Assessment Interviews and/or Observations, as assigned by BCBA or Director.
  • Write up drafts of PBSP and other behavior plans in conjunction with the supervising BCBA.
  • Participate during provider wraparound or consultation meetings by reporting assessment results and offering rationale for best practice recommendations in areas of expertise.
  • Provide crisis de-escalation support to teams as required.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES:

  • Excellent communication skills.
  • Knowledge and skill to use computer.
  • Ability and skills to train others.
  • Skills in behavioral assessment.
  • Skills in behavior plan development.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Be at least 21 years of age.
  • Possess a minimum of a bachelor’s degree in a human services field.
  • Successfully complete a criminal background registry check at time of application.
  • Minimum of one year experience working with persons with intellectual and developmental disabilities.
  • Maintain required certification and licensures.
  • Maintain valid driver’s license and auto insurance.

Interested in learning more? Apply online today at www.BenchmarkHS.com/Careers Benchmark Human Services is an EOE/AAP Employer. Veterans, women, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply. We look forward to viewing your application!

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