State of Washington Class Specification
Within a Division of Developmental Disabilities Residential Habilitation Center (RHC) functions as a first line supervisor of adult training staff. Adult training staff may include Adult Training Specialist, and/or other professionals (such as teachers, psychologist, or therapists) assigned to the facility's adult training programs.
These positions ensure the development of appropriate curricula and training programs based on individual resident habilitation plans and needs, in accordance with day training standards.
Is a first-line supervisor for Adult Training Specialist, Teachers, and other professionals assigned to Adult Training;
Supervises the adult training programs for a PAT, or supervises a significant part of cross-PAT or facility-wide adult training programs in an RHC;
Plans habilitation, training, or therapy programs, curricula, and schedules;
Writes and implements programs and budgets;
Keeps program statistics and records; writes reports;
Consults and coordinates with other RHC staff;
Performs other related duties as assigned.
Knowledge and Abilities
Knowledge of: programs of treatment for the developmentally disabled; basic management principles; techniques of supervision; the DDD Core Curriculum.
Ability to: supervise the work of other staff; develop and deliver programs of treatment; participate as a member of an interdisciplinary team; lead group activities.
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.
Meets the requirements for a Qualified Mental Retardation Professional (QMRP)*.
Three years of experience working with the developmentally disabled, at least two years of which must have been at a professional level (includes ATS 3 level).
Selective certification requiring particular kinds of education, skills and/or experience may be used to fill some positions.
The requirements for a Qualified Mental Retardation Professional (QMRP) as is included in the Code of Federal Regulations, Chapter 42, Subpart D, Section 448.430, are as follows:
A. A doctor of medicine or oesteopathy;
B. A registered nurse;
C. An individual who holds at least a Bachelor’s degree in any of the following:
1. Occupational Therapy,
2. Physical Therapy,
4. Social Work,
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.
Class Specification History
New class Effective July 1, 1986 (emergency basis; permanent basis August 15, 1986)
Revised minimum qualifications: 1-13-95
New class code: (formerly 56910) effective July 1, 2007