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HABILITATION PLAN ADMINISTRATOR

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HABILITATION PLAN ADMINISTRATOR
351Z
Category: Social Services

Definition

Administers the establishment, implementation and evaluation of Individual Habilitation Plans (IHP) and directs the activities of an interdisciplinary team of a Residential Habilitation Center (RHC); or on an institution-wide basis, monitors the implementation of an Institution for the Mentally Retarded (IMR) and other standards to assure compliance with Federal and State policies, procedures, regulations, and laws; or under the direction of the statewide community IMR coordinator, provides community IMR facilities assistance in interpreting and meeting program regulations through consultation and technical assistance within a region(s).

Distinguishing Characteristics

Positions in this class: 

  • Do not require higher level professional supervision; 
  • Do not have direct line supervision over residential staff; and 
  • Do work through residential supervisory staff in implementing the IHP on the living units.

Typical Work

Directs the planning, organization and development activities of the inter- disciplinary team for Individual Habilitation Plans of residents on assigned living units;  

Evaluates and monitors the implementation of the Individual Habilitation Plan on assigned living units;  

Participates as a member of the interdisciplinary team as a Qualified Developmental Disabilities  Professional (QDDP) in the development and establishment of Individual Habilitation Plans on assigned units;  

Monitors the progress of residents toward habilitation goals; recommends appropriate corrective action in assigning the interdisciplinary team to habilitation and training tasks;   

Confers with appropriate supervisors and department heads to evaluate the contribution of assigned interdisciplinary staff toward team goals and objectives;   

Assures compliance of policies, procedures and practices of the inter- disciplinary team to Federal and State regulations and laws that pertain to the training and habilitation of residents; assures maintenance of residents' unit records;  

Confers with parents, guardians, etc. to explain habilitation plans; obtains consent for treatment and transfer as required by State and Federal laws and regulations;   

Participates in staff meetings; prepares reports as required;  

Evaluates a participating facility's program services against those expectations defined by the Division of Developmental Disabilities, and prepares necessary reports to convey the results of these evaluations;   

Provides advisory assistance regarding the ways and means for correcting noted service shortcomings;  

Develops and maintains a liaison with State and Federal personnel involved with other aspects of the Title XIX program to ensure a consistent, up-to-date interpretation of service requirements and the utilization of the most effective evaluation techniques;   

Performs other work as required.

Knowledge and Abilities

Knowledge of:  concepts, principles and methods in the habilitation and training of individuals with intellectual disabilities ; theoretical concepts and professional principles, practices and supervision of one or more of the following:  therapies, counseling, casework, testing educational instruction and direct care of individuals, human behavior; principles and practices of planning and coordination, department policies, procedures and applicable laws of State and Federal programs; principles and aims of ICF/MR habilitation programs; ICF/MR regulations and processes.  

Ability to:  plan, organize and coordinate work of others; evaluate and compare written data and observations; speak and write effectively; use organizational communication lines.

Legal Requirement(s)

There may be instances where individual positions must have additional licenses or certification. It is the employer’s responsibility to ensure the appropriate licenses/certifications are obtained for each position.

Desirable Qualifications

Meets the professional requirements for a Qualified Developmental Disability  Professional (QDDP)* and  

  • Five years' experience in a qualified field if Bachelor's degree has been obtained, one year of which has been involved in treating or working with individuals with intellectual disabilities. . 

OR

  • Three years' experience in a qualified field if Master's degree has been obtained, one year of which has been involved in treating or working with individuals with intellectual disabilities    

OR

  • One year of experience in a qualified field involving treating or working with individuals with intellectual disabilities , if Doctoral degree has been obtained.

 ADDENDUM 

The requirements for a Qualified Developmental Disability  Professional (QDDP) as is included in the Code of Federal Regulations, Chapter 42, Subpart D, Section 483.430, are as follows:  

  • A doctor of medicine or osteopathy; 
  • A registered nurse;
  • An individual who holds at least a Bachelor's degree in any of the following: 
  1. Occupational Therapy,
  2. Physical Therapy,
  3. Psychology,
  4. Social Work,
  5. Speech,
  6. Audiology,
  7. Recreation and related fields, or
  8. The Human Services (as defined at 483.430 (b) (5) (x)), includes but is not limited to:  sociology, special education, rehabilitation counseling, and psychology.

 Note: A degree in Social Work must be from an educational program accredited by the Council on Social Work Education.

Class Specification History

New class Effective September 12, 1980
Revised November 13, 1981 Revises definition
Revised December 9, 1983 Revises definition
Revised September 13, 1985 Revises definition
Revised May 12, 1989 Revises addendum to minimum qualifications
Revised October 13, 1989 Revises definition
Revised February 9, 1990 Revises minimum qualifications
New class code: (formerly 56980) effective July 1, 2007
Revises desirable qualifications, effective December 23, 2011
Revises typical work, knowledge and abilities, and desirable qualifications, effective December 30, 2011

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