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Program Manager- Day Habilitation in Brooklyn at The Jewish Board

Date Posted: 4/24/2018

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    3 to 5 years
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Job Description

POSITION OVERVIEW: Facilitates the day to day operations of the Home and Community Based Services Day Habilitation program. Using the Person Centered Planning approach, the Day Habilitation Manager will develop and coordinate activities for individuals with Developmental and Intellectual Disabilities both on and off site in order to provide an enriching day time environment. The Day Habilitation Manager will hire and supervise Day Habilitation staff, known as Habilitation Support Professionals (HSP) and liaise with clients, advocates and other service providers on an ongoing basis for continuity of support. KEY ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS (List the functions that are essential to achieve the goals):
  • Develops a meaningful curriculum for each client and group on a weekly basis in order to enhance current functioning and satisfaction as part of a member of the wider community.
  • The Manager will ensure that programming occurs per regulatory standards a majority of time in the community.
  • The Manager will work with the interdisciplinary team of professionals in the residential programs to develop quality supports for each individual.
  • Collaborates and hosts Day Habilitation program meetings twice a year to develop plans with the individual, their advocates, and the residential interdisciplinary team.
  • Develops and writes the Day Habilitation Plan and Checklist that details client goals and documents progress.
  • Provides support to the HSP through training, instructing and mentoring.
  • Reviews and approves OPWDD daily and monthly summary documentation completed by the HSP for quality, accuracy and consistency. The Manager submits billing to the Fiscal department on a monthly basis.
  • Oversees the hiring, training and payroll functions for the HSP, including timesheet review and time off requests.
  • Evaluates each HSP competency in the service environment at least annually, through the formal agency process.
  • Provides outreach in the community to expand the Day Habilitation program.
  • Attends trainings to remain current in programmatic expectations; OPWDD and IAC.
  • Other duties as assigned.
EDUCATIONAL / TRAINING REQUIRED (List all that is required to achieve this position): BA required, Master’s degree preferred and 3-5 years’ working with the intellectually/developmentally disabled population. The candidate must have strong organizational skills, work well with people and have excellent computer skills.  EXPERIENCE REQUIRED / LANGUAGE PREFERENCE (List what the desire to reach goals): Demonstrated success working with the I/DD population and knowledge of Jewish Culture and Heritage. Excellent English oral and written communication skills necessary. COMPUTER SKILLS REQUIRED (List the computer skills needed): Must be able to navigate Microsoft Office programs in addition to an Electronic Health Record and other computer programs as required. VISUAL AND MANUAL DEXIERITY:  The candidate must be able to review treatment plans and document daily logs. The candidate must be able to have the dexterity to pick up small items to work with clients on a variety of activities. WORK ENVIRONMENT / PHYSICAL EFFORT: The position may entail lifting clients using a mechanical device, or lifting 50lbs, positioning of client, pushing client in wheelchair, and transferring client physically where prescribed