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Habilitation Program Manager

  • Habilitation Program Manager
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Annual Salary Range:
$41,208.00 – $65,544.00
Twice-a-Month Salary Range:
$1,717.00 – $2,731.00
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This is professional supervisory and administrative work planning, coordinating, and supervising habilitation services for persons with developmental disabilities.

Job Duties

Serves as a Qualified Developmental Disability Professional (QDDP) in planning, coordinating, and supervising habilitation services on a unit of substantial size and complexity, or functions as a QDDP in supervising a large centralized program center providing facility-wide habilitation services for clients from various units.

Monitors habilitation plans and programs for compliance with Title XIX standards and facility policies and procedures.

Develops, coordinates, and adapts specialized habilitation programs and activities to fit the specialized needs, abilities, and conditions of clients.

Manages utilization of program center’s physical facilities and budgetary resources; plans and defines a centralized program in relation to other facility treatment functions.

Assigns, directs, and reviews the work of professional and non-professional staff in implementing individualized habilitation plans in such areas as self-care (i.e., grooming, toileting, eating, dressing), communication, socialization, safety, perceptual motor skills, functional mathematics (i.e., numerals, money, measurement, time), positive behavior supports, vocational skills, domestic skills, community experience, and other specialized areas based on individualized habilitation goals.

Serves as a member of an interdisciplinary treatment team; observes staff performance and participates in the design and review of individual habilitation plans.

Maintains administrative and therapeutic records; prepares related reports.

Requisitions program supplies and equipment; prepares budgetary recommendations.

Exercises considerable independent judgment; receives general administrative supervision.

Performs other related work as assigned.

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(The following minimum qualifications will determine eligibility. Experience and education substitutions are provided in italics below the corresponding minimum qualification statement. These minimum qualifications may also be used to evaluate applicants for Missouri Uniform Classification and Pay System positions not requiring selection from registers.)

A Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with a minimum of 24 earned semester hours or 36 earned quarter hours in one or a combination of the following: Education, Psychology, Social Work, Sociology, Counseling, Recreation (including specialty areas such as Art, Dance, Music, or Physical Education), Dietetics, Criminal Justice, Speech-Language Pathology or Audiology, Occupational Therapy, Occupational Therapy Assistant, Physical Therapy, Physical Therapy Assistant, Nursing, or other specialties in the field of human services; and,

Four or more years of experience working with persons with developmental disabilities.

(A combination of education from an accredited college or university and experience as a Registered Nurse may substitute for the stated college education.)

(A combination of graduate education from an accredited college or university and experience described may substitute for the stated qualifications.)

Special Requirements

Applicants must be eligible for designation as a QDDP under Federal standards for an Intermediate Care Facility- Individuals with Intellectual Disabilities (ICF-IID).

Please note that documentation that supports your eligibility (i.e. transcripts, employment records, etc.) may be required at any time during the application and hiring process. If you do not possess the minimum qualifications, please consider one of many other employment opportunities with the State of Missouri.

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Key Skills

Do you possess the key skills which are considered essential for successful employment in this classification?

Comprehensive knowledge of positive behavior support principles and practices as they apply to habilitation programs for persons with developmental disabilities.

Comprehensive knowledge of the behavioral sciences and allied disciplines involved in the evaluation, care, and habilitation of persons with developmental disabilities.

Comprehensive knowledge of the principles of supervision and training as applied to habilitation programming.

Ability to assign, direct, and review the work of staff involved in the implementation of habilitation programs.

Ability to plan, coordinate, and adapt a variety of habilitation program activities to meet the specialized needs, abilities, and conditions of clients.

Ability to collect and analyze information utilized in making decisions concerning client habilitation plans.

Ability to evaluate the progress of clients and the quality of a variety of habilitation programs.

Ability to design and review effective and practical individual habilitation plans and related program procedures.

Ability to exercise constructive discipline in a structured behavioral environment.

Ability to communicate effectively and prepare reports.

Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with clients and facility staff.

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