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QDDP - Qualified Developmental Disability Professional

Company: Help at Home
Location: Merrillville
Posted on: July 21, 2021

Job Description:






Help at Home is hiring TODAY in your community! 

Help at Home is the nation’s leading provider of high-quality support services to seniors and people with disabilities. Our clients need us more than ever to continue living independently in their own homes while staying safe from high-risk facilities.   

Help at Home leads the home care industry in protecting our clients and caregivers. We provide priority vaccine access, a ready supply of quality PPE, and up-to-date training. 

At Help at Home, our QDDPs focus on coordinating the development and implementation of supported living services with referral sources, clients and employees, while ensuring the delivery of quality services.  This coordination occurs through the direct supervision of employees, providing support for clients and ongoing communication with families, communities and funding and licensure sources.  

Office hours/work hours for this role are Monday - Friday 9:00AM - 5:00PM.



Help at Home strives to be an employer of choice in your community and our employees are the foundation of our work. Eligible staff have the opportunity to enroll in a wide variety of benefit programs, along with lucrative bonuses in certain areas. 

We offer a variety of in-depth training opportunities in order to provide our staff with the tools to be successful. Help at Home also offers strong career path possibilities for those employees who are committed to growing within the organization.  


Join us today and become a Help at Home Hero! 


A typical day for a Qualified Developmental Disability Professional includes: 

Person-Centered Planning and Individual Support Planning: 

  • Actively participating in the person-centered planning process, including development and implementation of Person-Centered Plans (PCPs) and the Individual Support Plan (ISPs). 

  • Designing and implementing support and teaching strategies targeted at assisting clients with reaching their outcomes as outlined in the client’s ISP. 

  • Providing supervision and training to Direct Support Professionals regarding the implementation of the PCP, ISP and teaching strategies. 

  • Evaluating and revising support and teaching strategies, as necessary, to ensure progress toward achievement of outcomes and action steps. 

Quality Assurance: 

  • Reviewing all forms, notifying the case manager of any incidents, and providing oversight for the follow-up plan with staff. 

  • Maintaining communication with family members, guardians, staff, and case managers on a regular basis, particularly regarding policies, issues, and concerns. 


  • Coordinating in-service training needed to assist staff in fulfilling responsibilities related to client-directed support. 

  • Providing direct support by providing services needed to protect the health and safety of the client, especially in a staffing crisis. 

  • Communicating with the Interdisciplinary Team about concerns and findings. 

  • Being available to respond to staff in case of an emergency. 

  • Performing on-site evaluations for all field staff. 

  • Coordinating and assisting staff with maintaining positive relationships. 

Other job functions: 

  • Client record-related maintenance and compliance. 

  • Coordination of client benefits including Medicaid, Medicare, SSI, SSA, and Food Stamps. 

  • Secure community resources for clients. 

  • Assisting the director with teaching the training classes and with on-site investigations as requested for worker injury and client feedback. 

  • Maintaining and promoting a professional manner for self and support staff within all communications. 

  • Assisting the director with other duties as assigned and with approval. 


In order to be eligible for this role, you should have: 

  • A bachelor's degree in social work, psychology, human services or a related field 

  • A valid driver’s license, may require chauffeur’s license 

  • A personal vehicle that is insured and meets state safety/licensure requirements 

  • Availability to work day shifts 

  • Supervisory experience preferred 


Qualified Developmental Disability Professionals must comply with state background screening requirements. Compensation, benefits, time off, and bonuses vary by state and location, so please ask for complete details at your interview. 

Keywords: Help at Home, Gary , QDDP - Qualified Developmental Disability Professional, Other , Merrillville, Indiana

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