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Wisconsin Government Qualified Intellectual Disability Professional (QIDP) in Wisconsin

Department of Health Services

Qualified Intellectual Disability Professional (QIDP)

Job Announcement Code(s): 21-00493



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Qualified Intellectual Disability Professional (QIDP)

Type of Employment:

Full Time (40 hrs/week)


Pay for this position is between $26.00 and $30.00 per hour (approximately between $54,080 and $62,400 per year) depending on qualifications, plus excellent benefits. A 12-month probationary period is required. This position is in pay schedule and range 11/04. Pay will be set in accordance with the compensation plan in effect at the time of appointment.

Special Qualifications:

Must be a Qualified Intellectual Disability Professional (QIDP) as defined below.


Roanne Quinn, Human Resources Generalist,

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Assessment Information:

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We have a great opportunity available to make a difference for Wisconsin's residents. TheNorthern Wisconsin Center (NWC) is recruiting to fill a vacancy for a Qualified Intellectual Disability Professional in Chippewa Falls.

NWC is a short-term assessment and treatment facility for individuals who have an intellectual disability as well as a mental illness and aggressive or challenging behaviors. The programming is designed to prepare people to live successfully in a community setting. NWC is one of three centers for individuals with intellectual disabilities managed by theDivision of Care and Treatment Services. Clickhereto see what working for NWC is all about!

TheState of Wisconsin benefitsinclude nearly four weeks of vacation, nine paid holidays, ample sick time, a top rated health plan, multiple insurance options starting at $32/month for single plans and $80/month for family plans after two months of state service, and an excellent retirement plan.

Position Summary:

The QIDP is responsible for integrating, coordinating, and monitoring each person-s active treatment program, as well as providing liaison services between institution, guardian/family, and community agencies. This position provides oversight and coordination of the individual-s support and treatment plans assuring that the admission objectives are met and that continuous active treatment is provided as required by ICF-IID regulations. This position is critical to ensuring that ITP beds are utilized efficiently by supporting timely admissions and discharges from our program.

Special Notes:

All applicants will be required to allow DHS to conduct a background check to determine whether the circumstances of any convictions may be related to the job being filled.

All appointees will be required to receive a TB test, which will be administered by the Northern Wisconsin Center or medical personnel approved by the facility prior to their start date.


In addition to effective communication skills, minimally qualified applicants will:

  • Be a Qualified Intellectual Disability Professional (QIDP). According to 483.430 of the Code of Federal Regulations, a QIDP is defined as:

  • A professional who has at least one year of experience working directly with persons with intellectual disabilities or other developmental disabilities AND

  • Is one of the following:

  • Doctor of Medicine or Osteopathy;

  • Registered nurse in the State of Wisconsin;

  • An individual who holds at least a bachelor-s degree in a professional category specified in the Federal Register as meeting the QIDP qualifications as outlined in483.430 of the Code of Federal Regulations. Note: A copy of your official transcripts will be required prior to appointment to this position.

Well-qualified applicants will also have:

  • Experience working with individuals with intellectual disabilities dually diagnosed with a mental health condition.

  • Experience developing comprehensive functional assessments and individual program plans consistent with ICF-IID regulations.

  • Experience monitoring and integrating resident programs to ensure continuous active treatment.

  • Experience working as a part of an interdisciplinary team.

  • Experience monitoring all aspects of the residents Individual Program Plan.

  • Experience utilizing written or electronic records such as manipulating data (e.g., Microsoft Office, client health and/or case management systems, etc.).