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Job Description of a QMRP

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QMRP stands for qualified mental retardation professional -- one who works with developmentally disabled individuals in group homes, long-term care facilities and family homes. Federal law now requires the use "intellectual disabilities" in place of "mental retardation" by government agencies, including the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. As a result, the title "qualified intellectual disabilities professional," or QIDP, has replaced QMRP in federal documents. Most QIDP or QMRP professionals are social services case managers.

Education Requirements

Most organizations require a bachelor's degree in social services or a related discipline.

Certification Requirements

Many facilities require certification, which can be obtained through the the National Association of Qualified Developmental Disability Professionals. Federal regulations also have guidelines as it pertains to Medicaid benefits for the individuals cared for.

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Job Responsibilities

Responsibilities include developing and maintaining functional goals for individuals in their care, as well as meeting with families to provide progress updates and to answer questions. Other responsibilities include handling all required insurance paperwork for the individuals in their care.

Significance

Many of these professionals work with individuals who have no other options for care because of developmental disabilities. They also work with disabled individuals to advance their developmental skills to become productive members of society.

Average Salary

As of October 2014, nationwide salaries averaged $45,000 per year, according to Indeed.com.

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