Graduate Assistant, Risk Management Team, IDS

Location: This position will incorporate a hybrid model. The candidate will be required to work in the office, 701 Market Street, Philadelphia, and work at home.  

Contract Duration: 2022/2023 Temple University Academic School Year.  

Will Report to: Lee Rader.

About Us

IDS is a division within the Department of Behavioral Health Intellectual disAbilities Services (IDS). IDS serves individuals from birth to death who have a diagnosis of intellectual disability or autism spectrum disorder.  RMT is responsible for incident and risk management.  Incident management are the activities of an organization to identify, analyze and correct hazards to prevent a future reoccurrence. If not managed, an incident can escalate into an emergency or crisis.  Risk management is the practice of identifying potential risks in advance, analyzing them and taking precautionary steps to reduce/curb the risk.  RMT is also responsible for Independent Monitoring for Quality (IM4Q) activities. The purpose of IM4Q is to improve satisfaction and  everyday living outcomes for individuals with intellectual disabilities and their families who are registered to receive services through the Office of Developmental Programs (ODP).


  • Attend and participate in Quarterly meetings with the local IM4Q program (Visions for Equality).
  • Attend and participate in IM4Q Southeast Regional Meetings.
  • Complete data entry of IM4Q considerations and follow up in the ACCESS database.
  • Assist with preparing and distributing the IM4Q sample to the local program.
  • Run reports in HCSIS to analyze consideration responses for patterns and best practices.
  • Review Supports Coordinator’s responses to IM4Q consideration revision requests to determine if the consideration has been adequately addressed or requires additional action.  

Required Skills

  • Ability to review and analyze reports to identify trends. 
  • Critical thinking skills.
  • Strong planning, time management, organizational, and administrative skills.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Knowledge and experience working with excel, word, and Microsoft teams.
  • Ability to analyze data using Data Analytics Tools.
  • Ability to work remotely and maintain communications with IDS staff.
  • The ability to work efficiently, effectively, and with minimum supervision.
  • An understanding of processes and an ability to learn new processes, and new vocabulary.
  • Ability to be flexible with changing circumstances, tasks, and work environment.

Professional Development

During the academic year, 17 hours per week will be on job tasks and 3 hours a week participating in a weekly interdisciplinary graduate seminar and developing a capstone presentation.

Benefit Notes

This position is a Graduate Extern position. The student will be paid in equal monthly stipends at the College of Education and Human Development Compensation Rate. Students receive 12 months of medical benefits from September 1 through August 31. All current benefits are listed on the website. This position does not have tuition remission.

To Apply

Applicants must submit the following to

  • Cover letter detailing qualifications and interest specific to the position
  • A resume or CV
  • Two letters of reference

An application is not considered complete until all are received.

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