MFP/PASRR Qualified IDD Professional

MFP/PASRR Qualified IDD Professional

Job Code: QIDP - 111

Revision Date: September 8, 2022

Salary Range:  

$18.59 - $29.73 Hourly

$1,487.38 - $2,378.35 Biweekly

$38,672.00 - $61,837.00.00 Annually

FLSA: Non-Exempt

Overview:

We are an agency committed to innovative behavioral health services in trauma-informed care that promote healing and recovery to instill a sense of empowerment and foster a lifelong sense of resilience.

General Description

This purpose of this position is to provide support to individuals with Intellectual & Developmental Disabilities (IDD) under the service provisions of Money Follows the Person (MFP) and Preadmission Screening and Resident Review (PASRR). This position will serve as an ongoing support to both programs and can enhance overall services through collaboration. Will provide enhanced service and habilitation coordination for individuals with IDD that are being served by various service providers (i.e. Local Intellectual and Developmental Disability Authorities (LIDDAs), Home and Community based Services (HCS), Texas Home Living (TxHmL), individuals at risk of being admitted into an institution, individuals moved from institutional settings such as State Supported Living Centers (SSLCs) and nursing facilities).  This position also has the ability to provide training to caregivers on factors that impact individuals with IDD, therefore, supplementing the services clients receive. Training will be collaborated with the MFP and PASRR team, enhancing opportunity for team engagement, enhanced services and opportunity for elevated services.

This class works under general supervision, independently developing work methods and sequences. 

Duties and Responsibilities

The functions listed below are those that represent the majority of the time spent working in this position. Management may assign additional functions related to the type of work of the position as necessary.

  • Provide support and assist local providers by educating them on specific disorders/diseases that relate to IDD.
  • Hold a caseload on the PASRR team and ensure functions of the PASRR program are upheld. Give local providers examples of best practices and evidence-based services for individuals with significant medical, behavioral, and psychiatric challenges.
  • Collaborates with the Transition Support Team and PASRR Team and coordinate intervention suggestions under the following topics: medical, behavioral, psychiatric and community coordination. Interventions will be created with the team and initiated based on need of clients, staff, providers, etc.
  • Collaborate with local providers and gain awareness of types of support needed to strengthen client success (behavioral, fund allocation, trainings, medical, psychiatric).
  • Collect the communicated needs from providers and organize the data through a process designated by Emergence Health Network (EHN). Work closely with the MFP team and share the needs/concerns/strengths of providers. 
  • Documents according to HHSC & EHN standards.
  • Advocates for consumers.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Minimum Education and Experience Requirements

Requires a Bachelor's Degree in Behavioral Health, or human services, supplemented by two (2) years of experience in behavioral health preferably with the IDD population or closely related field; or possession of any equivalent combination of education, training, and experience which provides the requisite knowledge, skills, and abilities.

Required Knowledge and Abilities

Knowledge of trauma-informed theories, principals, and practices (includes multi-faceted understanding of concepts such as community trauma, intergenerational and historical trauma, parallel processes, and universal precautions), preferred.

Physical Demands

Performs sedentary work that involves walking or standing some of the time and involves exerting up to 10 pounds of force on a regular and recurring basis or sustained keyboard operations.

Unavoidable Hazards (Work Environment)

  • Involves routine and frequent exposure to:
    • Bright/dim light; Dusts and pollen.
    • Extreme noise levels.
    • Other hazards not listed above.

Special Certifications and Licenses

  • Must be able to be credentialed as a Qualified Intellectual Disability Professional (QIDP) in the timeframe designated by EHN.
  • Must possess and maintain a valid state Driver's License with an acceptable driving record.
  • Must be able to pass a TB, criminal background and drug screen.

Americans with Disabilities Act Compliance (ADA)

Emergence Health Network is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  ADA requires Emergence Health Network to provide reasonable accommodations to qualified persons with disabilities. Prospective and current employees are encouraged to discuss ADA accommodations with management.

Other Job Characteristics

  • Staffing requirements, including criteria that staff have diverse disciplinary backgrounds, have necessary State required license and accreditation, and are culturally and linguistically trained to serve the needs of the clinic's patient population.
  • Credentialed, certified, and licensed professionals with adequate training in person-centered, family centered, trauma informed, culturally-competent and recovery-oriented care.

Note: This Class Description does not constitute an employment agreement between the Emergence Health Network and an employee and is subject to change by the Emergence Health Network as its needs change.