Pay: hourly rate equivalent of $45,000-$47,000 per year. QIDPs are hourly and do get overtime pay. Located on State Street in Rockford!

Benefits & Perks: includes high quality, low cost medical, dental, and optical insurance, 401K, 2 weeks vacation, 1 week of sick time, ability to bring vaccinated children to work, National Association of QIDP membership, team activities funded by our organization like going to smash rooms, bowling or other fun events. After 6 months of employment at the GFC employees earn other perks such as: the ability to work from home up to 2 days per week, Planet Fitness Black Card membership, educational financial support.

Schedule: Primarily Monday through Friday with some weekend and evening time when on-call. Work from home two days a week. High degree of flexibility in setting your office hours. Assigned a laptop to make remote work easier.

On-call: The QIDPs share a medical emergencies on-call with other managers (NOT on-call to cover DSP shifts).

Position Summary:  The QIDP works with the people served to help them create a life of their choosing and to help them advance toward achievement of their personal goals and desired outcomes. The QIDP facilitates a Community Support Team (CST) for each person served to craft and monitor a service plan based on the wants and needs of the person served and their support network and serves as a mentor to all members of the team toward that end, as needed.

Basic Responsibilities Include:

  • Developing implementation strategies for people served.
  • Visiting people served in their homes.
  • Being the main point of contact for families served, schools and day training programs.
  • Helping people served and their families reach their personal goals.
  • Coordinate referrals of people seeking services, admission, and discharges of people served.

Things our QIDPs DO NOT have to do:

  • Supervise DSPs.
  • Create or manage DSP schedules.
  • QIDP Notes.
  • Deal with SSI, Social Security or Medicaid/Medicare.


Basic Qualifications:

  • Must have a bachelor’s degree in a human services related field.
  • Must have one year experience with people with developmental disabilities and/or autism spectrum disorder. This can be work experience, personal experience, or a combination of both.

Acceptable degrees are:

  • human behavior: social work, anatomy, communicative disorders, applied behavioral studies, counseling, gerontology, kinesiology, physiology, health education, elementary education, etc.
  • human skill development: education counseling, human development, humans and their cultural behavior (e.g., anthropology), etc. bachelor level degrees where there is sufficient coursework (at least 30 semester hours) in human services areas.