- Upstate Cerebral Palsy
The Manager of Community Living will provide critical support, leadership, and oversight of daily operations and to individuals transitioning into a supported housing setting. The position is responsible to oversee the interdisciplinary team process, coordinate services, develop an effective communications network, ensure active treatment, monitor facility conditions and supplies, develop and execute individual curriculum person centered plans, training to program participants, monitor and track all program referrals, promote self-determination and Person Centered Planning for each individual in the program, and maintain compliance with state, federal, and Center regulations and operating standards.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES
Activities include but are not limited to the following:
* Monitor the safety and well being of the individuals and report issues as necessary.
* Ensure the accomplishment of individuals' goals and behavior plans; ensure that documentation is completed contemporaneously.
* Maintain the timely completion of all records and reports.
* Supervise the operations of the day habilitation and residence.
* Ensure effective communication of daily work information and expectations.
* Under the direction of the administrator, maintain site staffing schedules and coverage.
* Role model appropriate skills and behaviors.
* Problem-solve daily shift issues and/or conflicts as part of site leadership team.
* Provide coaching and counseling of Resident Counselors and Day Habilitation Staff to enhance individual and team performance.
* Complete annual evaluations for Resident Counselors or other direct support staff for approval by the Director of Community Living.
* Arrange and assist with on-site orientation and training activities for new employees and existing staff.
* Complete interviews for job openings and make hiring recommendations to program administrator.
* Serve as a Role Model for program staff, attend to personal, self-care and other program needs that the individuals cannot independently accomplish.
* Maintain accurate purchasing records, petty cash and personal funds; establish effective contact with all vendors.
* Monitor operation and condition of the building and supplies; ensure building security.
* Lead activities as part of the treatment team such as; meetings, trainings, and committees.
* Develop and maintain an effective communication network with the individuals, program staff, families, community agencies, and other Center departments.
* Establish a work environment that creates positive communication between supervisors and employees and assimilates new employees to the Center's culture, values and mission.
* Ensure compliance with all pertinent government and Center regulations and operating standards.
* You may be required to work additional hours to fully perform your job in accordance with the needs of the Center/Program.
* Oversee and maintain the timely completion of all necessary records and reports, including monthly valued outcome reviews, six-month valued outcome reviews, annual reviews, day habilitation plans and monthly reports. Collect and utilize information and data for program operation and decision making.
* Establish a positive work environment that creates positive relationships between leadership staff and employees and educate new employees to the center culture, values and mission.
* Demonstrate good citizenship by participating in community activities or with organizations consistent with the center's mission and values.
EDUCATIONAL REQUIREMENTS/ QUALIFICATIONS/ EXPERIENCE
* Associates Degree in Human Services, Psychology, Sociology or related field or at least 15 completed credit hours in a related field required.
* BS/BA in Human Services, Psychology, Sociology or related field preferred.
* Minimum three (3) years' experience managing a residential program.
* Valid New York State driver's license.
* Knowledge of basic computer programs (Including all Windows programs, Adobe Acrobat, Outlook, Internet Browser, Access, Word and Excel) HRIS systems applications preferred.
* This position has regular and substantial unsupervised and unrestricted physical contact with individuals receiving services and is required by law to be fingerprinted for a criminal history record check under OPWDD (Office for People with Developmental Disabilities).
* Job related tasks involve exposure to blood, body fluids, tissue or the potential for skin or mucous membrane contact from spills or splashes of these substances. May have exposure to unpredictable individuals and situations when working at Kelberman Center sites.
* OSHA Exposure Category I
* While performing the duties of the job, the employee is regularly required to talk and hear and must have fluency in the English language.
* The employee frequently is required to stand, sit and walk and must be able to remain in a stationary position for extended periods of time.
* Employee will work with individuals with disabilities and may be exposed to verbal and physical aggression.
* Employee must have the ability to lift 60lbs. Must have the ability to bend, lift and squat.
* Constantly operates a computer and other office productivity machinery, such as a calculator, copy
machine, and computer printer.
* The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the position without compromising work-flow and efficiency.
WORK CONTACT GROUP
All staff, individuals at sites, visitors, family members, vendors, various regulatory and professional agencies.* The salary listed in the header is an estimate based on salary data for similar jobs in the same area. Salary or compensation data found in the job description is accurate.
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