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QRTP Contractor

Statement of Work

Conducting Qualified Residential Treatment Program (QRTP) 30 Day Assessment Services for eligible children and youth in accordance with the Family First Prevention Services Act (FFPSA) based upon review of records, completion of the Child and Adolescent Needs and Strengths (CANS) Assessment, identified as the federally required age-appropriate, evidence- based, validated, and functional assessment tool for the Project, child interview, and interview of the child’s family and permanency team.

Qualifications and Capabilities

Professionals who have a minimum of four (4) years of experience working with children and families in a community services or residential treatment setting, including experience working with adolescents in the behavioral health field.

  • A minimum of a bachelor’s degree in a human services or related field is required.

  • Knowledge and experience sufficient to accurately administer DCS measures of functional and clinical assessment

  • Knowledge and training sufficient to accurately apply State and departmental criteria and interpretive guidelines to assessment information

Skilled Communicator

  • Has the ability to request and verify information from individuals being assessed

  • Demonstrates the ability to relay information in a clear and professional manner both verbally and in-writing, using correct punctuation, spelling, and grammar

  • Skilled conversationalist—knowing how to guide conversational flow and skilled listeners who know when to say nothing to encourage respondents to consider fully what is being asked, thereby empowering the respondents to provide accurate and thorough information

  • Culturally sensitive to individuals whose support needs are being assessed

  • Genuinely interested in learning about the people they assess making the individual and other informants feel that they are the most important persons to them at that time.

Technologically Skilled

  • Knowledge, familiarity, and comfort with technology sufficient to readily use the internet, use our AssessmentPro application, maintain Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA) compliant personal technology privacy and security measures, and readily problem solve common laptop and access issues


Assessment Skills

  • Superb clinical judgment, evidenced by clinical interviewing skills that successfully evaluate all relevant symptoms, needs/strengths, and orientation

  • Person-centered writing skills

  • Have the necessary knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform and manage independent assessments successfully

  • Skillsets in organization, time management, and materials management

  • Ability to address difficult questions and problematic individuals, effective communication

  • Linguistically Competent or Able to Use Interpreter

  • Be linguistically competent in the primary language of the individual being assessed, including ASL or communicate with the assistance of non-verbal forms of communication, such as assistive technology and other auxiliary aids as appropriate OR

  • Ability to utilize experienced translation vendors to provide in-person or telephonic interpretation services

  • Ability to Analyze and Verify Available Information

  • Have the investigative skills necessary to verify the information received from the child and the child’s family members, caregivers, and/or guardians by cross-referencing all available information

  • Invested and Motivated

  • Self-motivated/independent worker

  • Go-getter—who enjoys learning, thrives on feedback, wants to improve their performance, and couples this outlook with good people skills

Interested in Joining our Team?

Send us an email with the position you want to apply for and we'll contact you with an application to fill out.

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