Opportunity Living

Qualified Intellectual Disability Professional (QIDP)

Date Posted
February 19, 2021
Full Time

Job Details

Opportunity Living, a non-profit provider of outstanding services to adults with intellectual disabilities, is currently seeking a Director of Waiver Services whose education, experience and dedication will provide continuing quality to our 30-year old organization. We are seeking a caring, reliable candidate with a positive attitude, who wants to grow in their career and work in a fun, self-rewarding environment!

Benefits: We offer competitive salary & complete benefits package including extremely affordable Health Insurance, Dental, Life, 6 Paid Holidays plus one Floating Holiday per year, generous PTO, Paid Sick Leave, 401(K) with an employer match, & an employer paid Long Term Disability

Available Shift: Full-Time, Non-Exempt (Hourly)

Job Summary:

Responsible for coordinating each client’s/member’s total program plan within an assigned caseload.


Duties and Responsibilities

  • Implement the mission of Opportunity Living by coordinating each client’s/member’s Individual Program Plan (IPP) in a manner that promotes client/member participation and enriches quality of life.
  • Take an active role in supporting the values of Opportunity Living.
  • Communicate with all staff, families, and the public in a courteous and professional manner. Perform duties in a manner that will produce a positive role model for staff and clients/member.
  • Conduct all client/member activities in accordance with safety practices and emergency procedures.
  • Serve as advocate for client/member rights and ensure value by promoting people-first language, actions, and services.
  • Ensure Comprehensive Functional Assessments (CFAs) are completed and updated on assigned clients/members per Interpretive Guidelines, compile and assimilate data for evaluations.
  • Schedule and facilitate thirty (30) day annual, special, and discharge team meetings and interpret results for clients/members and families or guardians.
  • Ensure that assigned clients/members have appropriate and active Interdisciplinary Team (IDT) members to meet individual needs. Promote client/member participation and choice and work with a team approach.
  • Ensure that clients’/members’ strengths, needs, and priorities established by the IDT members are coordinated into the program plan for each client/member.
  • Review all formal programs and procedures written by IDT members to ensure all necessary components are included, and best programming practices are used prior to implementation.
  • Coordinate programming between home, vocational, and support services. Ensure implementation of new and revised programs in all areas of service.
  • Prepare program reports as needed, including program meeting reports and monthly progress notes.
  • Review data weekly from residential, vocational, and support services to ensure programs are being run consistently to identify problems. Ensure timely modifications are completed as needed.
  • Ensure program implementation and documentation are being carried out for assigned clients/members.
  • Monitor programming in classrooms a minimum of two (2) hours per week.
  • Maintain clients’/members’ records including photographs, consents, social histories, anecdotal records, central file contents, and other pertinent information.
  • Be familiar with the medication regimen and adverse side effects of medications for clients/members on psycho-tropic medications.
  • Ensure the use of training opportunities involving clients/members in active treatment.
  • Assist in providing training on new and revised programs on an ongoing basis.
  • Inform each client/member and responsible party of his/her rights. Obtain client/member approval for programs and procedures recommended by the team, and ensure that the programs incorporate the requests of the client/member and/or parent/legal guardian. Obtain consents from parents/legal guardian and Human Rights Committee for any restrictive measures.
  • Respond to concerns voiced by clients/members, families or guardians in a timely manner.
  • Act as a liaison between Opportunity Living and family members, funding agencies and other agencies/consultants in regard to the IPP process.
  • Work with the Director of Programming and Services regarding the placement of clients/members at Opportunity Living.
  • Facilitate program training during regularly scheduled house meetings.
  • Actively participate in the survey process conducted by the Department of Inspections and Appeals (DIA) or other surveying agencies.
    • Provide, locate, or clarify information to the surveyor as requested.
    • Know and follow regulations and standards that are necessary to maintain licensure
    • Assist in the development of the plan of correction regarding deficiencies in appropriate areas
    • Utilize information to implement necessary changes to continually work on quality improvement of services provided.
  • Provide training to Opportunity Living staff on IPP process, the role of a QIDP, CFA, PIA, and other identified areas.
  • Coordinate schedule so there is maximum program training across all three (3) shifts.
    • Work one night per week until 8:00 p.m.
    • Work a minimum of eight (8) hours per month on weekends.
  • In conjunction with the Director of Programming and Services, other directors and support services, identify training needs of Opportunity Living in regards to the IPP process.
  • Provide regular communication, feedback, and information sharing with staff.
  • Assist in ensuring the effective and efficient operation of the organization by performing all duties as assigned by supervisor/manager.
  • Maintain professional competency by participating in continuing education, in-services, and personal growth experiences.

Protect the privacy of clients/members and staff by maintaining confidentiality of records and personal information and follow all policies and procedures under the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA).



  • Bachelor’s Degree or greater with experience in a human services field, or licensed, certified, or registered as applicable in the state of Iowa to meet QIDP requirements.
  • Training and/or experience in developmental disabilities preferred.
  • Must have excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Must be team-oriented with the ability to collaborate with team members and across departments.
  • Must have good organizational skills.
  • Must have a sincere respect for and desire to work with persons with disabilities.
  • Commitment to Opportunity Living’s Mission and Vision.
  • Must have the ability to communicate with all persons in a culturally competent manner.
  • Ability to pass criminal/registry background checks.
  • Clear tuberculosis screening.
  • Ability to pass and maintain required trainings such as CPR/First Aid, Dependent Adult/Child Abuse, and Behavior Management Program, or other training as assigned per specific job duties.

Contact Information

Brook Mikkelsen - Director of Human Resources


(712) 464-8961 

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