Make more than a living. Make a difference in people's lives.

Marcfirst is seeking motivated, caring, competent individuals who are interested in making a difference in the lives of people with developmental disabilities.

Inspire children and adults with disabilities to live more independently through supervision of daily tasks, leisure activities, fun community outings and much more!

Associate Director of Residential/ QIDP

The Associate Director of Residential / QIDP will follow Rule 50, Department of Human Services Rule 115, Rule 119, Rule 116, Rule 120, Rule 132, Community Service Agreement Attachment A and other relevant regulatory guidelines to carry out supervision of supports by following the person’s Person Centered Plan. Documentation that requires a signature of a QIDP must be accurate, timely and complete.

include the following:

A. General Director/QIDP Responsibilities

  1. Manage all responsibilities based on the agency mission, using individual choice and all appropriate policies, procedures and regulations.
  2. Supervision including giving input to interviewing, training, evaluating, coaching, scheduling, filling vacancies and maintaining records.
  3. Meets all deadlines set by the agency and outside resources.
  4. Achieve desired outcomes based on individual choice as delineated in the person’s Person Centered Plans (PCP).
  5. Provide leadership to all staff in regards to quality of life for people supported.
  6. Communicate and serve as an agency liaison to parents, people we support, peers, community, neighbors, and work groups.
  7. Develop and maintain natural support systems for people.
  8. Participate in Discovery planning process for success of the agency, team, staff, and individuals supported.
  9. Use and teach problem solving skills when interacting with others.
  10. Participate in agency-wide functions to support entire organization, including intra-agency and inter-agency committees and development of policies and procedures.
  11. Complete all paperwork timely and accurately.
  12. Provide support to and work with all team and agency members.
  13. Supports database management systems.
  14. Follows the attendance policy to ensure reliable, consistent and quality service to people supported.
  15. The employee may be asked to perform other duties as required by the employer’s business needs.
B. Paperwork and Compliance Responsibilities
  1. Work with benefits coordinator.
  2. Complete event notes/monthly summaries.
  3. Maintain files according to standards set by the agency.
  4. Review all payroll reports for accuracy within the team and turn into the payroll department.
  5. Understand rules governing program/licensure for CILA.
C. Resource Management Responsibilities
  1. Maintain positive parent and guardian relations for individuals on the team.
  2. Promote community participation for individuals.
  3. Review all medical and other incident reports for the person.
D. Clinical and Behavioral Management Responsibilities
  1. Develop Implementations, Snapshots/Person Centered Plans (PCP) for all people on the team including writing the PCP, coordinate and participate in PCP annual meetings, and training staff on implementation of the PCP.
  2. Train staff in Positive Behavior Approaches related to person.
  3. Develop Behavior Plan for individuals who require behavioral support.
  4. Participate in the Behavior Management and Human Rights Committees as needed.
  5. Participate in appointments related to the use of psychiatric services.
  6. Maintain files according to standards set by the agency, ICAP’s, consents, monthly summaries and other documents.
  7. Attend and participate in Quality Enhancement Committee.
  8. Participate in The Council Survey(s).
E. Other Duties
  1. Provide back up to other Directors.
  2. Perform other duties as assigned.


Directly supervises On-Site Supervisors and Permanent Substitutes. Carries out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the organization's policies and applicable laws. Responsibilities include interviewing, hiring, and training employees; planning, assigning, and directing work; appraising performance; rewarding and disciplining employees; addressing complaints and resolving problems. Will require evening and weekend availability.


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions


  • Bachelor Degree in a human service field
  • Management experience preferred
  • One year of experience supporting people with disabilities
  • Availability based on needs of people supported.
  • Technical skills including use of Outlook, Word and Excel.


Ability to read and comprehend simple instructions, short correspondence, and memos. Ability to write simple correspondence. Ability to effectively present information in one-on-one and small group situations to customers, clients, and other employees of the organization. Ability to demonstrate an 8th grade literacy level.


Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out detailed but uninvolved written or oral instructions. Ability to deal with problems involving a few concrete variables in standardized situations.


  • Valid Illinois Driver’s License with driving record in good standing
  • Current Proof of Automobile Insurance
  • Placement on QIDP Registry


The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job the employee is regularly required to talk or hear. The employee frequently is required to stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; sit; use hands to fingers, handle, or feel; and reach with hands and arms. The employee must frequently lift and/move up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, and distance vision.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally exposed to outside weather conditions. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

Together, we can inspire and impact the lives of many.

Applicants can apply through any of these three options:

  1. Complete the online application.
  2. Download the PDF and send it in.
  3. Stop by the Marcfirst office and fill application out in person.
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Equal Opportunity Statement:

Marcfirst is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. All applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, gender, sexual orientation, marital status, pregnancy, national origin, veteran, ancestry, age, religion, disability, citizenship status or any other group protected by the law.