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This venue was created to help those members and others in the disabilities field who are seeking candidates for their specific management career opportunities as well as for candidates who are looking to connect with agencies to further their own career paths.  Both types of information are posted in this section.

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Post date: April 24, 2017
Director of DD Services - Lehigh Valley Region, Pennsylvania

Step By Step, Inc.
Bethlehem, PA

Candidate must have exceptional management and leadership skills, have a strong belief in Person-Centered planning, community integration, and must have budgeting & billing knowledge and experience. Experience with Community Homes, LifeSharing, Home & Community Habilitation and/or ICF/IDD services necessary. Must be proficient using Microsoft Office software, and working with databases. Master’s Degree in related field required.

Send cover letter and résumé to:

Step By Step, Inc.
623 West Union Boulevard
Bethlehem, PA 18018
Attn: Recruitment/ Development Coordinator

or fax (610) 867-9217 or email lehighvalley@stepbystepusa.com. EEOC

Step By Step, Inc. is a private, non-profit corporation devoted to providing community support services to children and adults in Pennsylvania with mental illness, intellectual disabilities and autism. 

Established in 1977, today Step By Step, Inc. provides services to over 2,000 clients in multiple Pennsylvania counties. They include: the Northeast Region (Lackawanna, Susquehanna, Wayne, Luzerne, Wyoming, Carbon, Monroe and Pike counties), the Lehigh Valley Region (Northampton and Lehigh counties), the Southeast Region (Montgomery, Philadelphia and Delaware counties), and the Western Region (Allegheny, Fayette and Washington counties).

Throughout its history, Step By Step, Inc. has maintained a progressive view of the potential of individuals with disabilities. A pioneer in the development of community group homes in the late 1970s, Step by Step, Inc. has provided safe, supervised, home-like settings for countless individuals. The homes are designed for each individual to experience and learn skills necessary for living independently within a community setting.

Today, Step By Step, Inc., fulfills its mission by providing an array of services which recognizes and responsively supports independent living allowing people with intellectual disabilities, mental illness, and autism to remain in their own homes with family members, or to live independently.

Post date: April 20, 2017
Director of Day Services - Spartanburg, South Carolina

The Charles Lea Center
Spartanburg, SC

It has often been said that families have chosen to live in Spartanburg County due to the services and care offered at the Charles Lea Center. That is a testament to the outpouring of community support the CLC has enjoyed since it opened in 1971. We believe that everyone should have the opportunity to participate in society and have an active and vibrant life based on their interests and abilities. To that end, we are committed to being flexible to accommodate the changing needs and expectations of the individuals we support.

Our approach is simple. We help each person make choices about how they want to live. We do this by providing supports to people where they live, work and play. Our supports are based on the principles of person centered thinking where the individual and/or their family/caregiver direct the services they want and need.

THE POSITION

This position will provide oversight and leadership to the various areas of Focus of Day Services programs. This includes ensuring that each area provides services that are person-centered and consistent with the mission and values of the Charles Lea Center.

RESPONSIBILITIES

Administrative

  1. Provides support to Focus Leadership Team to develop, prioritize and meet established goals and to meet all State and Federal guidelines
  2. Develops a system for tracking and monitoring discharges/admissions and nsures the timely admission of new referrals
  3. Provides oversight for Head and Spinal Cord Injury (HASCI) Individual Rehab Supports program
  4. Participates in the planning of the annual departmental budget and provides oversight for budgetary needs throughout the year; including managing overtime and reviewing/approving billing logs
  5. Collaborates with Therapeutic Recreation Coordinator to ensure that activity programs are developed that promote community inclusion and person-centered practices.
  6. Ensures adherence to the protocol for follow up of Critical Incident Reports and Abuse Reports
  7. Encourages a culture of team work at all levels within and outside of the department.
  8. Ensures that there is a system in place for communicating with families and stakeholders to increase awareness of departmental changes, updates and activities.
  9. Provides input to Sr. Director Community Supports regarding program design and implementation identifying opportunities to improve the program and increase effectiveness in engaging Individuals in meaningful activities
  10. Ensures that services are coordinated through a team process that is responsive to the needs of Individuals supported

Training and Development

  1. Ensures that departmental personnel have received the required training as well as any other training opportunities needed for quality service provision
  2. Ensures that Focus Leadership personnel are aware of and trained on changes to services as well as State and Federal systematic changes
  3. Ensures that Focus Leadership are afforded opportunities for professional development
  4. Provides support for hiring/training/coaching/separating Focus Leadership Team personnel as needed

Organization

  1. Participates on various committees and work groups to evaluate and improve service provision
  2. Represents the Charles Lea Center in a positive and professional manner at various functions
  3. Works effectively with others within and outside of the Charles Lea Center

QUALIFICATIONS

Bachelor’s degree in Human Services with 4 years of supervisory experience (2 of which must be in Human Services).

Knowledge and background in Day habilitation/activity programs with a strong focus on individuals with developmental disabilities, autism, head and spinal cord injury preferred.

Experience with curriculum development or implementation preferred.

To apply or for more information: Catherine.Rogerson@CharlesLea.Org

Post date: April 19, 2017
Chief Operations Officer - Franklin County, New York

Citizen Advocates and the North Star Family of Services
Malone, NY

Citizen Advocates and the North Star Family of Services (Citizen Advocates) is a multi-service 501(c)3 nonprofit that provides caring, professional, and certified care to over 7,000 individuals each year through its programs in mental health, substance use disorder treatment and prevention, and residential, habilitation and vocational services for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities.

Founded in 1975 as a small sheltered work program for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities, today Citizen Advocates is the largest private employer in Franklin County, NY, with a staff of over 700 employees.

The organization partners with numerous state agencies, including the NYS Office for People with Developmental Disabilities (OPWDD), the NYS Office of Mental Health (OMH),  the NYS Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services (OASAS), and the NYS Department of Health (DOH).

Headquartered in Malone, NY with an operating budget of $40M, Citizen Advocates operates extensively throughout Franklin, Clinton, Essex, Hamilton and St. Lawrence Counties in northern New York State, often referred to as the North Country. The large catchment area means the agency’s transportation systems log over 800,000 miles each year transporting clients.

Citizen Advocates is committed and passionate that their evidence-based, culturally sensitive, trauma informed and family/patient-centered care programs help their regional population address behavioral health needs that achieves best outcomes and improves quality of life for all.

Malone is located in the foothills of the Adirondack Mountains with the natural beauty of mountains, lakes, ski slopes, verdant valleys and steep cliffs. The Adirondack Region is home to the largest protected natural area in the lower 48 states. The Adirondack Park covers six million acres, and is almost the land size of the state of Massachusetts. Malone is about 50 miles from Lake Placid, 80 miles from Burlington Vermont and 70 miles from Montreal, Canada. The community has long been attractive to those seeking rural living, coupled with a love of the outdoors while still being an easy drive from cultural and other large city attractions in Montreal.

To learn more about all of Citizens Advocates visit http://www.citizenadvocates.net.

THE POSITION

The COO has the responsibility and authority for all aspects of Citizen Advocates’ operations. S/he is responsible for ensuring programs operate in compliance with CA’s policies and practices, Council on Quality and Leadership Accreditation Standards and State and Federal requirements. The COO provides leadership and direction to the heads of Behavioral Health, Developmental Disabilities, Facilities and Transportation, and Information Technology. S/he directs and monitors the consistent implementation of the CA’s strategic plan.

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Responsible for ensuring program delivery within the core lines of Citizen Advocates’ business, behavioral health and intellectual/developmental disabilities are soundly managed, and that best practices are deployed that lead to positive outcomes for all clients.
  • Provide strong and inspirational day-to-day leadership and oversee all administrative/operational functions.
  • Support an open door policy among all staff; cultivate the values of a client driven culture throughout the organization.
  • Work with the Director of Information Technology to ensure the organization’s current technology needs are properly addressed. Be strategic in continual examination of the benefits of new hardware and software.
  • Ensure that the organizations’ programs are in compliance with all federal state, funding, and city regulations, certifications, and licensing requirements.
  • Lead and manage training and ongoing development for staff.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • 10+ years of progressively responsible professional management experience in human service program delivery, including knowledge of compliance standards and fiscal regulations with a minimum of five years in a leadership role.
  • A proven track record of success as a strong, collaborative internal manager and external representative of an organization.
  • Exceptional capacity for managing and leading people.
  • A team builder who has experience in managing organizational change including complexity of systems and communication between programs.
  • Knowledgeable in the fields of behavioral health and/or intellectual/developmental disabilities or related experience within comparable human service delivery organization.
  • An ability to develop, manage and assess budgets and financial reports in conjunction with the Chief Financial Officer (CFO).
  • Strong planning and organizational skills; effectively interacting with a large workforce and client base.
  • Comfortable initiating new projects, able to work self-directed, have good instincts and a willingness to ask for help when required.
  • Capacity to help staff establish goals and objectives and to be accountable for outcomes, develop and empower top-notch leaders from the bottom up and cultivate teamwork.
  • A creative and energetic personality with strong interpersonal relationship skills.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Master’s Degree in Social Work or equivalent advanced degree or an advanced non-Human Services related degree.

To apply, or for more information: citizen@drgnyc.com

Post date: April 14, 2017
Senior Home Manager II - Savannah, Georgia

United Cerebral Palsy of Georgia, Inc.
Atlanta, GA

ORGANIZATION

United Cerebral Palsy of Georgia, Inc. ensures that individuals who have disabilities within our care live a "Life without Limits"! Founded by individuals who cared about the quality of life for people with cerebral palsy and other developmental disabilities, UCP of Georgia has, for over 50 years, improved the quality of life for individuals with disabilities and their families. UCP of Georgia provides services and programs for adults with disabilities addressing physical and health needs, encouraging their educational development and offering opportunities for true integration into the community. The organization has an annual budget of $22m and a staff of 600 employees who are committed to the mission of the organization. United Cerebral Palsy of Georgia is an affiliate of United Cerebral Palsy Associations, Inc., a national organization recognized for quality services, and is accredited by the Council on Accreditation (COA).

DESCRIPTION

Would you like to work for a company that makes a difference in the lives of individuals with disabilities every day? If so, United Cerebral Palsy of Georgia (UCP) is the place for you! 

At UCP our individuals with disabilities are our most valuable asset – we put them first! We are inspired, optimistic, committed, and believe that a life without limits is the most important aspect of anyone’s experience. Our successes solely depend on our employees who believe in leadership at every level, are committed to a good to great mindset, and most importantly FUN!  

We are looking for a Senior Home Manager II for the Savannah, GA area. 

POSITION

The Senior Home Manager II (Savannah, GA) will be responsible for training and supporting 4-8 individuals (2 separate residential locations) who have intellectual and/or physical disabilities in a group living or 1:1 residential setting.  Manages the all of the Community Living Coaches, administrative duties, payroll, performance evaluations, assists with the self-administration of medications, daily living skills, lifting/transferring and transporting to/from day programs and community activities. This is a full-time, salaried position.

I. Training/Program Responsibilities:

  • A. Implements activities as coordinated by Consumer Support team which reflect training objectives in each individual’s service plan.
  • B. Ensure that each resident is engaged in activities of choice, which reinforces ISP goals and are person centered.
  • C. Promptly reports any emergency/crisis situation to supervisor and complies with internal and external reporting requirements.
  • D. Coordinates transportation and supervision for residents as dictated by individual program.

II. Responsibilities Relating to Health and Safety

  • A. Utilizing monthly site visit tool, inspects home to ensure that home meets all safety requirements, checking for clutter and dangerous objects,.
  • B. Corrects deficiencies and submits written reports as required by internal guidelines.
  • C. Ensures evacuation drills, both fire and severe weather; records results of each drill are done per standards and licensure requirements
  • D. Follow program plan for meeting all potential emergencies and disasters, such as medical, fire, severe weather and missing persons. Discusses with Consumer Support team specific role relating to each emergency.

III. Administrative Responsibilities

  • A. Ensures compliance in the area of responsibility during assigned hours with local, state and federal rules and regulations applying to Community Living Arrangement and UCP Community Living Services.
  • B. Ensures compliance with the organization policies and procedures governing the use of behavior management programs for controlling maladaptive or problem behavior.
  • C. Ensures compliance with policies and procedures to ensure that confidentiality requirements are upheld.
  • D. Supports and protects the fundamental human, civil, constitutional and statutory rights of clients and families as defined by agency.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATION

Minimally qualified candidates will possess a Bachelor’s Degree in Human Services, Psychology, Sociology, Social Work, or a closely related field. Additionally, previous 1 year experience is required. Please include your salary history and requirements in your letter of interest for the position. UCP offers a competitive salary & full benefits including health & dental benefits, a 403b retirement plan, company paid life insurance and vacation package. The successful candidate must have a valid driver’s license and pass drug and background checks. UCPGA is an EOE&DFWP employer.

Full-time employees are eligible for an excellent benefits package to include but not limited to health & dental insurance, 403b retirement account, company paid life insurance and leave time.

Must have a valid driver’s license, experience working with Microsoft systems, pass drug test and background check. United Cerebral Palsy of Georgia is an equal employment opportunity and drug free workplace employer.

Please apply for the position via the company website www.ucpga.org using the Careers tab.

Post date: March 29, 2017
President & Chief Executive Officer - Springfield, Illinois

United Cerebral Palsy Land of Lincoln
Springfield, IL

INTRODUCTION

The UCPLL Board of Directors is offering this Request for Applications for a President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) to: oversee organizational management and development, strategic planning, and business development; maintain the organization’s capacity to advance the mission and programs by dedicating sufficient human, financial and technological resources; and provide effective leadership to all employees, and assistance and advice to the Board of Directors.  This position reports to the UCPLL Board of Directors.

BACKGROUP

UCPLL has been serving Springfield and Central Illinois for 48 years and is committed to helping children and adults with disabilities live “Life Without Limits.” UCP works with individuals with disabilities and their families to live in their homes, have access to a quality education and health care, acquire employment skills and work in the community. UCPLL believes every individual has the right to live life to their fullest potential.

UCPLL is a nonprofit organization with a track record of providing quality services, programs and advocacy to individuals with all types of disabilities. UCPLL is an affiliate of United Cerebral Palsy Associations, a member of the United Way, and has been accredited by the Commission of Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF).   

UCPLL provides comprehensive services to over 600 children and adults with disabilities in throughout Central Illinois. Services include job training and placement, assistive technology, summer camps, residential support, day services, respite, case management, and advocacy.

APPLICANT ELIGIBILITY

  1. Advanced degree (preferred) with a minimum of 10 years of senior management experience.
  2. Excellence in organizational management with the ability to coach staff; manage and develop high-performance teams; set and achieve strategic objectives; and develop and manage a budget.
  3. Past success working with a Board of Directors with the ability to cultivate board member relationships.
  4. Strong marketing, public relations, and fundraising experience with the ability to engage a wide range of stakeholders.
  5. Strong written and verbal communication skills; a persuasive and passionate communicator with excellent interpersonal skills.
  6. Action-oriented, entrepreneurial, adaptive, and innovative approach to business planning.
  7. Ability to work effectively in collaboration with diverse groups of people.
  8. Passion, idealism, integrity, positive attitude, mission-driven and self-directed.

SCOPE OF WORK

A successful candidate will:

  1. Provide the Board of Directors with the tools and opportunities to develop in their roles, including appropriate orientation for incoming Board members and training on distinct roles and responsibilities, particularly legal and fiduciary responsibilities.
  2. Provide access to sufficient information and diverse perspectives to inform decision making and carry out due diligence.
  3. Directly supervise all senior managers. Maintains personnel policies through an effective process of personnel management.
  4. Develop and implements operational policies and procedures. Assists the Board of Directors with the development of Board policies. Maintains the agency policy and procedure manual.
  5. Ensure that expenses are reasonable and necessary and incurred in pursuit of the mission of the organization. Ensure an adequate amount is directed to administrative expenses to ensure effective accounting systems, internal controls, competent staff, and other expenditures critical to effective management. Approves all expenditures of the organization.
  6. Assist the Board of Directors in community relations, fund raising, and related duties as required. Acts as official spokesperson for the organization.
  7. Serve as an ex-officio member of the Board of Directors and attends all meetings of the Board of Directors except when his/her personal status is under consideration.
  8. Direct the annual and strategic planning process with the Board of Directors and key management staff. Sets long-and-short-term objectives evaluating program and organizational effectiveness and annually evaluates progress toward achieving objectives. Solicits feedback from persons served and stakeholders about the effectiveness of the programs and operation of the organization.
  9. Provide a confidential means for handling good faith complaints from employees and Board members about violations of the policies of the organization, suspected financial impropriety or misuse of organization resources, or any other unethical or inappropriate conduct of organizational personnel.
  10. Actively monitor federal and state public policies that impact the organization, the people it serves, and develop strategies in response.
  11. Be aware of and comply with all applicable federal, state and local laws. This may include, but is not limited to, the following: complying with laws and regulations related to internal operations, grant making, fundraising, licensing, financial accountability, human resources, lobbying and political advocacy, and taxation.
  12. Educate the Board of Directors and staff about basic legal, accounting, audit, and tax issues.
  13. Insure compliance with all applicable guidelines and standards of licensing, monitoring, funding and accrediting agencies.
  14. Serve as an effective liaison and representative of United Cerebral Palsy, thecommunity, and regulatory and funding agencies.

CODE OF CONDUCT

  1. Presents a positive image of United Cerebral Palsy Land of Lincoln at all times.
  2. Demonstrates teamwork philosophy by working cooperatively with others.
  3. Communicates in a clear and concise manner, while also demonstrating receptivitythrough active listening.
  4. Continuously seeks opportunities for improvement and suggests ways in whichprocedures/systems may be modified to accomplish tasks/goals efficiently andeffectively.
  5. Adheres to the highest level of ethical conduct.

APPLICATION PACKET & TIMELINES

The UCPLL Board of Directors requests that interested applicants submit the following items by Tuesday, April 18, 2017 to Ms. Kara Hood, Manager, Human Resources, UCPLL, 101 North 16th Street, Springfield, Illinois 62703. Questions can be directed to Kara Hood at 217-525-6522 or via email at khood@ucpll.org.

  1. Cover Letter (please limit to 2 pages) – please explain the applicant’s interest in the position, UCPLL, and the specific skills/talents that qualify him/her for the position. 
  2. Resume or CV (please limit to 4 pages) – please outline relevant leadership experience, educational attainment, work with management teams, experience with boards, fundraising events and activities, and business development. 
  3. Support Materials (please limit to 5 pages) – please share any specific materials (presentations, writings, events, etc) that you would like to share with the search committee as it relates to your work history and this position.
  4. References – please share names and contact information for 3-5 references that are able to discuss the applicants work history, leadership skills, and work conduct/ethic.

PRIORITY CRITERIA

  • Senior Leadership Experience
  • Building and Managing Teams
  • Board Relations Facilitation & Development
  • Business Development
  • Fundraising & Event Planning
  • Organizational Strategic Planning and Visioning
  • Fiscal Management

CANDIDATE COMPENSATION & TIMELINES

UCPLL will provide a competitive salary and benefits package based on the candidate’s experience and skills. UCPLL anticipates a July 1, 2017 start date, but will be flexible based upon candidate needs.

Post date: March 8, 2017
President/Chief Executive Officer - Dedham, Massachusetts

Delta Projects, Inc.
Dedham, MA

Delta Projects, Inc., a recognized leader in providing residential support to adults with intellectual disabilities, is seeking an experienced executive to serve as President/Chief Executive Officer (CEO).  Based in Dedham, Massachusetts, the President/CEO will lead Delta Projects, Inc. to continue meeting its important mission: While recognizing and respecting individual preferences and aspirations, Delta fosters the achievement of safe, healthy and self-determined lifestyles for all individuals, regardless of disability or behavioral health need.  

THE ORGANIZATION

Delta Projects Inc. (Delta) began in 1976 as a 6-person overnight respite service for children with developmental disabilities and their families. Since that time, Delta’s focus has been to support some of the most challenging individuals in the Massachusetts intellectual disabilities community, including those with histories of forensic/criminal justice involvement, trauma, sex offender registration, dual diagnoses and a variety of other risk behaviors. Delta historically maintains a core value of zero-rejection of referrals. It is primarily funded by the MA Department of Developmental Services for the provision of adult long-term residential services. The long-term residential service includes two HUD properties which are incorporated as subsidiaries of Delta Projects, Inc. Delta’s direct support workforce is covered by a collective bargaining agreement with the Service Employees International Union.

Delta provides 24-hour residential and clinical supports for approximately 140 individuals at 40 homes throughout 19 communities in Greater Boston and Southeastern MA (Abington, Brockton, Canton, Dedham, Foxboro, Mansfield, Needham, Norfolk, North Attleboro, Norton, Norwood, Plainville, Quincy, Randolph, Sharon, Stoughton, Taunton, Weymouth, and Wrentham). Additional services include:

  • Clinical services are provided by a team of masters-level behavioral clinicians, a licensed psychologist, registered nurses and contracted support from PhD-level therapists, psychiatrists, counsellors, and sexuality educators. Emphasizing the Positive Behavioral Supports philosophy, services include one-on-one, couples, and group therapy and/or counseling sessions, as well as training for staff, family members and other stakeholders.
  • Emergency respite services are available to DDS Southeast Region eligible adults in need of stabilization and transition to permanent living situations;
  • Community-Based Day Supports (CBDS) focus on employment readiness, volunteerism, and community-based enrichment.Delta opened a custom renovated site in 2016 for this service.
  • Intensive Flexible Family Supports (IFFS), a case management service, helps families in severe stress to integrate an array of available community resources and potentially avoid out-of-home placements for at-risk children.

Delta has an annual budget of more than $20 million and 325 employees.  Please see www.deltaprojects.org.

THE POSITION

The President /CEO leads Delta Projects Inc. to meet its vision to be a distinguished provider that:

  • Supports individuals and their families to enjoy preferred and self-directed lifestyles,
  • Recognizes, values and reflects the ethnic and cultural diversity of individuals, and
  • Vigorously promotes human and civil rights.

The President/CEO provides leadership by working with the Board of Directors and the executive management team to establish and implement effective long-range goals, strategies, plans, procedures and policies.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Services: ensures delivery of high quality services and anticipates and responds to emerging best practice.Spearheads the development, communication and implementation of effective growth strategies and processes.
  • Financial: oversees the financial status of the organization including the development of long and short-range strategic business plans. Monitors the budget and ensures sound financial controls are in place.Sets financial priorities to ensure the organization operates to support the needs of the program and staff.
  • Internal leadership: motivates and leads a high-performance management team. Facilitates cross-departmental collaboration, accountability, strong internal communications, and a consistent, positive, multicultural work environment.
  • Community leadership:represents Delta publicly.Executes comprehensive marketing, branding and development strategies. Creates a strategy for the participation of individual donors, foundations, government agencies and corporations.

COMPETENCIES/EXPERIENCE

  • Education and experience that has prepared the candidate to lead a $20 million plus organization focused on support of adults with intellectual and behavioral issues;
  • Ability to set clear priorities, delegate and guide investment in people and systems;
  • Keen analytic, organizational and problem solving skills which support and enable sound decision making;
  • Coalition building skills and ability to communicate and work effectively with a variety of internal and external stakeholders;
  • Persuasive negotiator able to achieve consensus amongst differing opinions;
  • Professional presentation and communication skills. Experience and proclivity to be an outgoing spokesperson, relationship builder, and fundraiser;
  • Strong commitment to the professional development of staff and successful track record of recruiting and retaining a diverse team;
  • Knowledge of applicable state and federal laws, regulations and policies as they relate to administrative and financial management of nonprofit organizations;
  • Knowledge of the state purchase of service systems (inclusive of RFRs, audit preparation, UFRs, billing, contracting, etc.) is desirable.

TO APPLY

Please send resume and cover letter to Susan Egmont, Egmont Associates, at segmont@egmontassociates.com.

Post date: March 6, 2017
Director of Nursing - Atlanta, Georgia

United Cerebral Palsy of Georgia
Atlanta, GA

Under the Supervision of the Chief Operating Officer, the Director of Nursing allocates nursing resources effectively and efficiently to enable each individual to attain and maintain the highest practical physical, mental, and psychological well-being. The DON collaborates with other departments, medical professionals, and organizations, including governmental agencies, to develop, support, and coordinate individuals' care. The DON is responsible for the day to day oversight of medical activities in conjunction with the individuals' healthcare needs and in accordance with state and federal regulations. He or she is responsible for the direct supervision of Registered Nurses, nursing tasks and ensuring proper nursing coverage. The DON will work in collaboration with the COO to develop and/or revise current healthcare policies and procedures that ensure the most current and up to date healthcare practices.

JOB SUMMARY

Works collaboratively with staff  to coordinate and manage the specialized needs of the individuals supported by UCP of Georgia to ensure efficient and prompt health care services are provided. Provides training, direction and oversight to nursing staff as well as direct support staff on designated tasks.

DUTIES/RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Act as liaison with cooperating medical facilities, psychiatrists, families and other external entities in regard to the medical needs of those served
  • Monitor medication and health issues of individuals
  • Identify patient needs and arrange necessary assessment
  • Consult with staff on all levels of the organization regarding specific needs of the individuals we support as well as general medical issues
  • Monitor medical documentation to ensure compliance with regulatory agencies and internal policies and procedures
  • Review Medication Administration Records (MARs) and update as needed
  • Develop and implement nursing procedures
  • Develop and train staff on medical protocols, health care plans and review and revise as needed
  • Conduct staff trainings and observations for delegated nursing tasks and maintain training records
  • Provide trainings for employees on health and medical related issues
  • Ensure compliance with regulatory agencies
  • Serve on multidisciplinary teams
  • Provide after hour, on-call support to staff

MINIMUM POSITION REQUIREMENTS

  • Current RN License
  • Bachelor’s degree in Nursing
  • Two years’ experience in medical case management preferred
  • Two years’ experience in supervision of other nursing personnel
  • Knowledge of and experience with developmental disabilities
  • Strong knowledge of DBHDD and DCH regulations preferred

Interested applicants can send resumes and cover letters to Jonessa Alexander at jalexander@ucpga.org.

Post date: February 28, 2017
Vice President of District of Columbia Programs - Washington, District of Columbia

Volunteers of America Chesapeake, Inc.
Lanham, MD

Volunteers of America Chesapeake, Inc. is a faith-based, non-profit organization whose mission is to inspire self-reliance, dignity and hope through health and human services.
 
We are currently looking for a talented Vice President of District of Columbia Programs who will play a critical role in helping Volunteers of America, Chesapeake achieve its vision to provide high quality and innovative programs district-wide, eventually growing and extending our services throughout the District. The VP, DC will have overall strategic, financial and operational responsibility for all program areas in our territory. The VP, DC will initially develop deep knowledge of each business unit, program operations, quality controls and business plan, and will focus on the following four areas:  program leadership and management, financial management, external relationships, quality improvement, and strategic growth. The position will be a part of the Executive Leadership Team (ELT) that drives the overall strategy for the organization and represents VOAC on a local, regional, and national basis.

If interested, please submit your application and resume online via the instructions indicated at https://voachesapeakecareers.silkroad.com/. For questions, please contact our Administration Office at 301-459-2020.

The successful candidate must have at least a Bachelor’s Degree in Human Services, Business Administration or related field; 10 plus years of professional experience in a management role, ideally in Human Services or a rapidly evolving organization working with Intellectual/Developmental Disabilities Services, Behavioral Health Services and Housing and Homeless Services. The successful candidate must have knowledge of the District of Columbia Agencies regulating services in multiple business lines; experience with serving multiple populations including the youth, seniors, individuals and families; excellent ability to balance, negotiate, and work with a variety of internal and external stakeholders; high level of knowledge and understanding, especially as it relates to program operations replication, connecting programs to funding, creatively generating other resources, and building strategic partnerships. The individual must have a successful track record in setting priorities, shaping processes/systems, measuring outcomes through performance metrics, financial sustainability, guiding investment in people and systems, and developing an infrastructure that creates a stronger and more efficient organization and impacting the lives of those we support.

SERVICE LINES (currently in DC)

DC Intellectual/Developmental Services (waiver and ICF) supports approximately 65 individuals with intellectual disabilities in community based residential/supported living in both waiver supported settings as well as ICF supported homes, active treatment and small day program settings.

DC Core Services Agency is an outpatient behavioral health clinic providing outpatient behavioral health rehabilitation, day programming, Health Homes and links to resources for low-income adults, serving approximately 800 consumers per year.

PRINCIPAL ACTIVITIES

  • Enhance, discover, and implement organizational vision and strategic objectives as established in VOAC's Strategic Plan
  • Ensure ongoing programmatic excellence and quality improvement (QI).
  • Demonstrate consistent financial performance and operational excellence, fundraising growth, communications and systems; recommend timelines and resources needed to achieve the program outcomes and goals.
  • Work with staff to develop systems to ensure consistent, high-quality program outcomes.
  • Provide leadership in development of inter-team communication and cohesiveness, sustaining culture and supporting staff during organizational growth

EXTERNAL RELATIONSHIPS

  • Working with our Vice President of Development, expand revenue generating and fundraising activities to support existing programs and the growth of VOAC; cultivate existing relationships and develop new stakeholder relationships.
  • Manage relationships with partner organizations and seek collaborations to enhance services and business line growth.
  • Build and own relationships with state or local agencies and local or state elected officials that impact business lines and programs.

KEY SKILLS

The VP, DC should have demonstrated leadership, coaching, and relationship management experience and strong demonstrated success managing stakeholder relationships.

  • Program Leadership and Management: This individual will have taken a hands-on approach in leading a variety of initiatives. The ideal candidate will have a track record of effectively leading a performance-based, financially sustainable and outcome-based business line and staff. S/he will have developed and operationalized strategies that have taken a program, business line or organization to the next stage of growth
  • Team Building and Development: The successful candidate will have managed, and developed a strong team of staff based on the core values of the organization. This individual will serve as a “player/coach” to motivate and mentor his/her team to set performance goals.
  • Exceptional Communication and Influencing Skills: As a voice/advocate for VOAC, the VP, DC will have strong written and verbal communication skills. S/he will be a persuasive, credible, and accomplished communicator with excellent interpersonal and multidisciplinary project skills. This individual must work collaboratively with internal as well as external partners and other organizations, providing exposure for program and business line impact in a variety of professional journals and other media outlets. Ideally, this person will have served as an effective spokesperson at a state or national level.