Director of Programs Services
Is responsible for directing, coordinating, developing and supervising all program components within a service to ensure the most effective and productive utilization of these areas for people served. This includes the direct management of all direct care and clinical staff, compliance with all applicable regulations, department development and expanding and attending to all consumer needs. Has the authority to exercise independent judgment within the framework of established policies and procedures that influence operations. Serves as liaison with all other programs of the Agency and with other agencies and the community particularly with regard to activities/service.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
- Recruits, interviews, hires, orients, trains, appraises, supervises, disciplines and when necessary, terminates subordinate staff.
- Suggests, develops, coordinates and implements program goals.
- Ensures accuracy of all data utilized for funding reports and timely submission of these reports.
- Provides oversight of all treatment planning, progress and evaluation in accordance with regulatory requirements.
- Ensures that Day Habilitation attendance is up to program capacity.
- Develops, obtains approval of, implements and monitors department budget.
- Develops, obtains approval and implements policies and procedures for program.
- Prepares departmental projections and other relevant statistics.
- Writes and submits annual program evaluation.
- Ensures that staff receive all required in-service training. Develops and implements in-service training related to needs of a geriatric developmentally disabled population.
- Assigns caseloads to staff.
- Formulates and recommends long range plans for services and programs to be offered and implements as authorized.
- Completes special projects as requested.
- Plans for program development and expansion.
- Develops and implements Quality Assurance plan for program.
- Takes appropriate measures including periodic area assessments and observations of practices, materials, equipment and environment and provides staff and consumers with safety training in order to ensure that his/her employees and consumers are provided with the safest and healthiest workplace possible.
- Serves as a standing member of Agency-wide committees.
- Keeps abreast of changes in field.
- Oversees admissions and discharge of persons in program and scheduling of necessary services and activities.
- Ensures rights of persons in programs and activities.
- Performs initial investigation of all incidents and ensures proper reporting of incidents.
- Handles personal matters including vacations, sick leave time and attendance records, Master Change Forms, etc.
- Requests authorization for purchases which contribute to delivery of effective activities for persons served.
- Ensures development, implementation and documentation of ISP in conjunction with Case Managers.
- Performs other related duties as requested.
- Valid New York State Driver's License is preferred
- Ability to read, write, speak and understand English
- Excellent oral and written communication skills
- Excellent organizational skills
- Good interpersonal skills necessary to interact effectively with coworkers, employees, consumers, families and outside contacts
- Must be able to maintain the strictest confidentiality
- Proficiency in the use of a personal computer and appropriate software and E-Mail system
- Knowledge of equipment typically used by persons receiving services, including wheelchairs and adaptive devices.
- Ability to analyze problems and determine corrective measures.
EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE
- Bachelor's Degree in a Human Service's discipline. Master's Degree preferred
- At least three years of managerial experience, preferably with the developmentally disabled population
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