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Qualified Intellectual Disabilities Professional (QIDP)

Date Posted:  Oct 9, 2021
Requisition ID:  245081

West Lafayette, IN, US, 47906


Work for Indiana

Grow your career with the State of Indiana! With more than 50 executive branch agencies, the State of Indiana is a diverse workforce offering employees stimulating and challenging projects across a broad scope of career opportunities. As a State of Indiana employee, you impact the well-being of Indiana’s communities every day.


At the State of Indiana, we don’t just talk about diversity and inclusion – Our goal is to create a welcoming, accessible, and equitable workplace, with a workforce that is representative of the State of Indiana population. We are proud to be an equal opportunity employer.


About the Indiana Department of Health (IDOH):  
The Indiana Department of Health’s mission is to promote and provide essential public health services for a healthier and safer state.


Salary Information:
This position traditionally starts at an annual salary of $36,374.00 but may be commensurate with job experience.

About the Job:

This professional position is responsible for implementing the Intermediate Care Facility for Individuals with Disabilities (ICF/ID) survey process.  This survey process includes conducting on-site surveys in Group Homes and large ICF/ID facilities to determine compliance with federal certification and state licensure requirements where applicable and reviewing/evaluating the active treatment, safety, protection of rights, quality of care, quality of life, environment and services provided to all clients in the facilities.  This position requires the individual to work independently after orientation and federal training.   This is a field position. Individuals meeting qualifications from Tippecanoe and surrounding counties are encouraged to apply.

A Day in the Life:

The essential functions of this role are as follows: 

  • Conduct on-site surveys using federal and state protocols and procedures to identify deficient practices and determine compliance with federal Conditions of Participation and related Standards and state regulations.
  • When conducting surveys, ensure adherence with survey protocols and maintain the integrity of the survey process. When functioning as a member of a team, communicate observations and findings with other team members and the team leader; complete survey tasks as assigned and according to survey protocols; and assist other team members as needed.
  • Conduct on-site investigation of complaints within the required timeframes using federal and state protocols and procedures to identify deficient practices and determine compliance with the federal Conditions of Participation and related Standards and state rules as related to complaint allegations.
  • Represent ISDH in a professional manner.
  • Document findings on the survey report in accordance with Principles of Documentation and submits reports within the required timeframes; organizes and submits survey packets according to Long Term Care policies.
  • Complete administrative duties including, but not limited to: travel vouchers, ATAS, phone logs, schedules, checking and responding to emails, and computer updates.
  • Assist with training of new surveyors as needed.
  • Attend staff and area meetings.
  • Prepare for and testify in legal proceedings.

The job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee. Other duties, responsibilities and activities may change or be assigned at any time.  

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to interview and to perform the essential functions of this role.

What You'll Need for Success:

  • Bachelor's degree in a human services field (i.e. Psychology, Sociology, etc) plus at least one year experience working directly with individuals with intellectual/developmental disabilities is required.
  • Specialized knowledge of best practices in serving individuals with intellectual and/or developmental disabilities (ID/DD).
  • Specialized knowledge of state licensure and federal certification requirements.
  • Knowledge of survey and investigative procedures and the ability to conduct surveys, inspections, interviews, observations and investigations.
  • Good communication skills including active listening and interview techniques.
  • Ability to identify potential adverse health and safety conditions.
  • Ability to plan and organize to ensure timely completion of survey and administrative responsibilities.
  • Good writing skills.
  • Ability to learn investigative techniques needed to complete a thorough investigation including, but not limited to, conducting interviews, reviewing client records and other documentation, and making observations.
  • Ability to utilize computer equipment and software to enter, retrieve and manipulate data.
  • Ability to travel providing own transportation and including overnight travel.
  • Ability to ambulate, bend and lift at least 25 pounds on a regular basis.
  • Ability to work before and after normal work hours, including on weekends and holidays.
  • Ability to be professional and maintain composure under stressful situations.
  • Commitment to the public health mission of protecting the health, safety, rights, privacy, and well-being of clients in ICF/ID facilities.
  • Must meet the requirements to be designated a Qualified Intellectual Disabilities Professional as defined in 42 CFR 483.430.
  • Ability to attend and complete federal Basic ICF/ID surveyor training within the first 12 months of employment.          


Benefits of Employment with the State of Indiana:

The State of Indiana offers a comprehensive benefit package for full-time employees which includes: 

  • Three (3) medical plan options (including RX coverage) and vision/dental coverages 
  • Wellness program (offers premiums discount for the medical plan) 
  • Health savings account (includes bi-weekly state contribution) 
  • Deferred compensation account (similar to 401k plan) with employer match 
  • Two (2) fully-funded pension plan options 
  • Group life insurance 
  • Employee assistance program that allows for covered behavioral health visits 
  • Paid vacation, personal and sick time off 
  • Competitive leave policies covering a variety of employee needs 
  • 12 company paid holidays, 14 on election years 
  • Qualified employer for the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program 
  • New Parent Leave 
  • Free Parking 
  • Free LinkedIn Learning 


Equal Employment Opportunity:

The State of Indiana is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


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