Services for the Underserved

  • QIDP, Qualified Intellectual Disabilities Professional

    Job Location US-NY-New York
    Developmental Disabilities
    Regular Full-Time
  • Position Overview

    Services for the UnderServed (SUS) is a New York-based nonprofit organization that provides housing and support services to 25,000 individuals and their families living in New York City and Long Island.  SUS believes every New Yorker has the right to lead a life of purpose.


    For more than 35 years, SUS has been transforming this belief into reality by working as an advocate for people with life circumstances marked by intellectual/developmental disability, behavioral health challenges, poverty, & histories of incarceration and/or trauma.


    We drive scalable solutions to transform the lives of people with disabilities, people in poverty and people facing homelessness: solutions that contribute to righting societal imbalances. Our commitment to continuous quality improvement impacts the lives of our clients and communities while contributing to the development of our employees.


    Position Summary:

    The QIDP will coordinate all aspects of care for residents in order to ensure active treatment is provided on an ongoing basis in the least restrictive environment, in accordance with OPWDD regulations



    • Coordinate and conduct Annual and Semi-Annual  reviews of consumer status/progress including an assessment of risks to consumer’s rights and protection

    • Ensure completion and receipt of individual clinical team members’ reports/meetings evaluations Prepare annual CFA’s and summaries which includes a  capabilities needs assessment, priority of needs and a summary of clinical reports, activities schedules and consumer profiles

    • Ensure the least restrictive interventions or practices are utilized

    • Ensure individuals identified as having practices, interventions and or adaptive equipment, which may pose a risk to consumer’s rights and or protection, are presented to the Human Rights Committee for their review and or approval

    • Observe Program Specialist conduct goals active treatment with and provide hands-on training as needed or prescribed consumers by facilities Plan Of Corrective Action (POCA)
    • Provide staff with in-service training ongoing

    • Ensure integration of services between Day Program and the residence and, integration of all services into routine daily activities

    • Complete CSET schedule annually and update as needed. Also ensure, CSET training is provided and reported on by clinicians as needed

    • Complete Quality Improvement reports as needed and ensure resolution to any outstanding issues

    • Maintain communication with family/correspondent in regards to residential programming in conjunction with Social Worker



    Benefits Overview: We offer attractive compensation with comprehensive benefits including: Medical/Dental/Prescription/Vision/Life Insurance;403(b); Credit Union; FSAs; Short-and-Long-Term Disability; Transportation Plan; Generous Paid Vacations and Holidays


    • BA Degree in Psychology, Human Services or related field.

    • 2-5 years experience within a Day Hab or Residential program.

    • Must have experience with Day Habilitation plans and Medicaid billing.

    • Must be detail oriented and have exceptional written/oral communication skills

    Keywords: Direct service professional, counselor, residential counselor, direct care counselor, habilitation specialist, human services, social services, social worker, case manager, health services, developmental disabilities, mental health behavioral health, OPWDD, OMRDD



    Company Overview

    Services for the UnderServed (S:US) believes every New Yorker has the right to lead a life of purpose. Since 1978, S:US has been turning this belief into reality by advocating for people with life circumstances marked by homelessness, intellectual/developmental disability, behavioral health and addiction challenges, poverty, criminal justice involvement, and trauma. Our dedicated workforce of 2,400 provides services and supports to transform the lives of 35,000 individuals and families in New York City and Long Island.


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