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Director Of Programs

This position is responsible for the direction and regulatory compliance with assigned programs. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

Recruits, interviews, hires, orients, trains, appraises, supervises, disciplines and when necessary, terminate insubordinate staff; responsible for the oversight, direction and support to all Program Directors, Assistant Program Director for OPWDD programs; obtain approval of and oversees budget for programs; develops, implements and updates program policies and procedures for programs/divisions; formulate, recommend and implement long range plans for services and programs; prepare Program projections, reports and other statistics; inspect operating functions to evaluate and ensure efficiency and compliance with all governmental regulations, policies and laws; troubleshoot problems in programs; assure maintenance of required health and safety standards in program facilities; develop, implement and update Quality Assurance plans; work with COO in formulating operational policies/procedures; ensures all programs provide optimum level of Individuals care; completes required/special reports and prepare recommendations on findings to COO; plans for development and expansion of programs; keep abreast of  OPWDD regulations/changes; serve as a standing member of Agency wide committees and outside committees; present all relevant information from programs to Compliance Officer to ensure Corporate and Medicaid Compliance.

SKILLS/ ABILITIES/QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:

Ability to read, write, speak and understand English; excellent oral and written communication skills; excellent organizational skills; high level of interpersonal skills necessary to interact effectively with coworkers, employees, Individuals, families, regulatory agencies, and other outside contacts; must be able to maintain strict confidentiality; proficiency in the use of personal computers, appropriate software and Email system; excellent analytical ability and ability to multi- task; expected to travel when necessary; excellent problem solving skills; Bachelor’s Degree in Human Services or a related field a Master’s Degree in Human Services preferred; minimum of ten years of progressively more responsible managerial experience in Human Services with practical experiences in the OPWDD environment required, On – call 24/7 and must have own transportation.

Due to nature of position, on-call responsibility 24/7 is required

 

Probationary Period:   6 months

Program Director: Recovery Center

 

The Program Director conducts oversight and supervision of all staff and program services of the addiction & recovery information & referral program of Catholic Charities of Staten Island.  Program services take place at the Mount Loretto Campus and/or within the community.  Among other responsibilities, the director also develops programs, conducts speaking engagements and provides direct support services to individuals and families seeking help with addiction services and recovery resources.  This is a full-time, exempt position.  9am-5pm Monday through Friday with on-call hours (evenings & weekends) via telephone & e-mail.

Assistant Director of Residential Services

This position is responsible for the direction and regulatory compliance of the residential program.  Responsibilities include, but are not limited to: Ensure all measures for safety and well-being are maintained at highest level; provide overall direction, guidance and supervision to Residential Managers, Nurses, QIDP, and Behavioral Intervention Specialists (BIS); conduct weekly clinical/staff meetings with assigned managers and clinical team; participate in interviews, evaluations, orientation, training, and performance counseling of subordinates; evaluate house managers to ensure assigned responsibilities are met; ensure program actions are conducted in a manner that prevents abuse; maintain training records; respond to program and work related questions, problems and complaints from staff, and families; ensures that assigned sites are kept clean, neat, healthy and safe; in conjunction with the Director of Programs develop policies and procedures; represent the agency at committee and outside meetings; prepare various concise written reports; conducts investigations at other agency sites; develop and secure approval of and monitors budget; oversee subordinate management; prepare for outside regulatory audits; check data to ensure accuracy, review and submit billing; monitor Personal needs allowance; monitor and approve over time; responsible for corrections/changes to bring residence into full regulatory compliance; coordinate all admission/discharge procedures; suggest recommendations on new programs and services to be offered; ensure all Individuals attend daily activities; check community inclusion logs to ensure compliance; ensure Person Centered Planning; conduct Fire Drills as required; conduct unannounced site visits and generate a written report.

SKILLS/ABILITIES REQUIRED:

Ability to read, write, speak and understand English; excellent oral and written communication skills; excellent organizational skills; high level of interpersonal skills necessary to interact effectively with coworkers, employees, Individuals, families, regulatory agencies, and other outside contacts; must be able to maintain strict confidentiality; proficiency in the use of personal computers, appropriate software and Email system; excellent analytical ability and ability to multi- task; travel as needed; excellent problem solving skills; Bachelor’s Degree in Education/Psych/Social, or in a related Social Services OR a degree in Nursing as a Registered Nurse Field; 5 years’ experience in working with Developmentally Disabled; On – call 24/7 Must have own transportation; schedule dictated by needs of the Individuals and home.  Each site must be visited no less than twice weekly.

Probationary Period:           6 months 

Teacher's Assistant

Responsibilities include providing support in an encouraging, positive and compassionate manner to individual’s ages 7-21 diagnosed with various disabilities, in a Supplemental Group Day Habilitation setting. Assist the individual’s to achieve their individual goals and provide services in accordance with OPWDD guidelines and with agency policy and procedures to develop skills required for a more independent lifestyle.  Qualifications: High School Diploma or GED; Must have experience or a desire to work with individuals with special needs.

 This position is part time (approx. 15 hrs/week).  Ideal for college students majoring in the following subjects: psychology, physical/speech/occupational therapy, and education.

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direct support professional

The Direct Support Professional is responsible for the daily care and supervision of the Living Group, which he/she is assigned, and the individual residents in it. The Direct Support Professional must have the ability to communicate with and motivate developmentally disabled clients toward achievement of their specific goals in areas of independence, individualization, integration and productivity. Qualifications: High School Diploma or GED; Experience and/or desire to work with a developmentally disabled population; Valid driver’s license (tri-state); Ability to obtain Certifications in approved OPWDD SCIP, AMAP training and First Aid/CPR.  

 

 

 

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