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Social Worker – QIDP

Horizon Behavioral Services, Llc

This is a Full-time position in Lynchburg, VA posted June 8, 2021.

Hours: Full-time (37.5 hours per week)

Location: Lynchburg, VA 24501

Position Summary:

The Social Worker
– QIDP acts as an intermediary between the housing entity, the individual receiving services, their guardian/Authorized Representative and their support services.

The social worker may simply provide information to the individual or family support members regarding these services or it may be necessary to intercede on behalf of the individual.

The role that a social worker depends upon the needs and requests of the particular individual or family.

The social worker will facilitate positive relationships, communicate and work to resolve any issues that arise

Required Education and Experience:
Bachelor’s degree of Social Work from an accredited college/university.

A minimum of one year of documented experience working directly with individuals who have intellectual disability or other developmental disability, or equivalent combination of education and experience that qualifies candidate as a QIDP.A minimum of one year of documented experience working directly with individuals who have an intellectual disability or other developmental disability, or equivalent combination of education, training and experience that qualifies candidate as a QIDP.
Related Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

Specialized knowledge of best practices in serving individuals with intellectual and/or developmental disabilities (ID/DD); Specialized knowledge of state licensure and federal certification requirements; Effective communication both verbally and in written form; Knowledge of simple nursing care, first-aid, behavior management, personal and hygiene; Ability to ambulate, bend and lift at least 25 pounds on a regular basis; Ability to safely assist individuals with all aspects of physical management including equipment use, safe lifting and physical assistance; Commitment to the public health mission of protecting the health, safety, rights, privacy, and well-being of clients in ICF/ID facilities; Must meet the requirements to be designated a Qualified Intellectual Disabilities Professional as defined in 42 CFR 483.430; Must maintain a valid driver’s license to safely drive an automobile within Agency guidelines; Ability to participate in and successfully pass behavioral intervention training; includes both verbal de-escalation skills and physical skills techniques to be utilized with consumers as needed; Ability to drive and must possess a valid driver’s license.

May be called upon to travel to any Horizon worksite; transport clients, provide services to client @other locations.

Regular attendance at trainings and Horizon meetings may require travel to a variety of Horizon sites; Willing and available to work modified schedules (weekends, holiday, etc.) as required.

About Horizon:

Horizon Behavioral Health is located in the heart of Central Virginia surrounded by the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains.

Whether your passions be hiking on the vast Appalachian Trials, kayaking through the James River Blueways, or a Sunday drive along the world-famous Blue Ridge Parkway, Lynchburg VA offers small-town southern charm with an active culture of music festivals, outdoor activities, and performing arts that placed it at the top of the list by as the 2019 best place for millennials to move.

Horizon is also the proud recipient of the 2016 Giving Back Award, Best Place to Work in 2018, Best of Lynchburg for Counseling Services for multiple consecutive years, and again most recently for 2021!

We offer a generous benefits package that includes participation in the Virginia Retirement System; life, health, dental, and vision insurance; annual leave, sick leave and holidays.

Horizon participates in the NHSC, as well as PSLF educational loan forgiveness programs.

If you are interested in continuing your education, working at Horizon qualifies you to receive discounts at some local universities.

To Apply
– Please visit our online career center at

Horizon Behavioral Health is an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE)