Opportunity Living

Qualified Intellectual Disability Professional (QIDP)

Date Posted
November 22, 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 Community Living 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  Community Living, 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).

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 is 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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