Quest, Inc., makes a difference in the lives of nearly 1,000 people each day. For over 50 years, Quest has supported Central Floridians with developmental and intellectual disabilities by offering choices and opportunities to live, learn, work and play. Quest offers a wide range of services and support for individuals with developmental and intellectual disabilities. Our company can be a valuable resource by providing a safe place to call home, quality long term care, education, therapy and early intervention services for children, employment for youth and adults and a place for retreat and respite. Quest’s mission, through quality and innovation, is to build communities where people with disabilities achieve their goals. Each Quest team member plays an important role in providing the individuals we serve with superior service, care and support.
At Quest Inc, the Validation Program Coordinator under minimal supervision, develops, trains, and oversees skill acquisition programs that enable persons served to achieve their goals. Promotes resident skill acquisition as a value of the program. Assists DSP staff to increase competency in programming.
· Develop skill acquisition programs while ensuring linkage with support plan goals for individuals receiving services in Quest Group Homes. Promote programs to enhance and increase residents’ independence.
· Provide competency based training and re-training on the implementation of skill acquisition programs to Direct Support Professional staff including the required data collection. Monitor the provision of programming by staff as well as the success of the programs.
· Conduct skill validations when resident has mastered his/her acquisition program.
· Model the delivery of routine, daily behavior management and skills training of the individuals served. Develop partnerships with staff which positively impact the environment and effectively engage others in problem solving barriers to progress.
· Collect, record, interpret, and monitor data and progress on resident skill acquisition programming. Revise and/or update programs as individuals progress with their skills. Generate required progress reports monthly, quarterly, annually according to agency timelines also ensure required data is provided to the Accountability Taskforce (ATF) by the deadline. Graph data for reports in a standardized format. Complete individualized Implementation Plans as needed.
· Assist staff to maintain a family home atmosphere and a positive environment. Provide positive interaction with residents and co-workers and respect individual differences. Serve as a role model in the environment.
· Ensure compliance with all state, local, and funding source standards, including submitting all documentation in a timely manner. Assist with the implementation of the internal audit system as requested.
· Follow all safety procedures and train others to do the same. Use safety procedures when moving individuals during behavioral crisis.
· Report all incidents of abuse/neglect in accordance with the Disabled Abuse Act to the abuse registry and train others to recognize abuse, neglect, and exploitation.
· Attend support plan meetings and advocate for individuals to assist in the development of goals that are functional, obtainable, and chosen by the individual. Consult with other professionals including Associate Program Directors, Residential Healthcare Coordinator, Behavior Analysts, doctors, nurses, psychiatrists, speech therapists, and occupational therapists to develop and implement individualized goals for assigned individuals.
· Maintain communication and collaboration with individuals, family members, social support systems, and service providers as appropriate.
· Attend and participate in Behavior department meetings, required training, case reviews, staff meetings, and other meetings as requested. Self-monitor training records to ensure that all required certifications/validations and other trainings are current. Check Quest email account during each work day and respond to all communication promptly.
· Follow, model, and be able to train others in all Quest and programmatic policies and procedures.
· All other duties and projects as assigned or requested by the supervisor.
· Bachelor’s degree
· Previous experience with Competencies
· Eligible to legally work in the United States
· Be at least 18 years of age
· Must have at least 1 year of related work experience
· Successfully complete a background check and drug screen
· Ability to read, write, and speak English
· Ability to thrive in a team environment
· Valid FL Driver’s License with a clean driving record