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Post date: June 26, 2017
Chief Executive Officer - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

ACHIEVA
Pittsburgh, PA

ACHIEVA seeks an exceptional Chief Executive Officer (CEO) with a personal passion and professional commitment to serving children and adults with disabilities. The CEO will be a passionate advocate on behalf of people with disabilities and their families. S/he will be innovative, compassionate, a stellar communicator, and operate with high moral integrity. ACHIEVA’s current CEO, Marsha Blanco, will be retiring in December 2017 after 38 years in the role.

THE ORGANIZATION

ACHIEVA supports and empowers individuals with disabilities and their families. It was founded in 1951 by a group of family members who wanted to end the isolation and segregation for both children and adults with disabilities, and ensure that they had the chance to live, work, attend school, worship and contribute in their communities. 65 years later, ACHIEVA continues to be nationally recognized for providing innovative and industry-changing programs and services. ACHIEVA is southwestern Pennsylvania’s largest provider of lifelong services and supports for people with disabilities and their families.

ACHIEVA envisions a community where disability is a distinction that makes no difference. The agency provides high quality, innovative home and community based services for children and adults with intellectual disabilities and autism, and their families. ACHIEVA provides early intervention services, vocational and employment services, residential and recreational services, advocacy, and family support. ACHIEVA also focuses on helping individuals and families with disabilities plan for their future with special needs trusts.

ACHIEVA advances its mission through five subsidiaries. Each subsidiary has a Board that reports to the ACHIEVA Board of Trustees. The subsidiaries are ACHIEVA Family Trust, ACHIEVA Support, The Arc of Greater Pittsburgh (serving Allegheny and Beaver Counties), The Arc of Westmoreland (serving Westmoreland County), and ACHIEVA Resource.

ACHIEVA’s mission is advanced through the following services:

  • Advocacy and Family Supports: Highly trained advocates provide individual/family advocacy and systemic advocacy. They also support families so that they can effectively advocate for their loved ones. ACHIEVA’s advocates understand the need for information and support that all families need at some point in their lives.
  • Early Intervention: ACHIEVA has an experienced team of developmental, language, nutritional, speech, vision, hearing, physical and occupational therapists committed to a child’s development. Therapy is tailored to a child’s needs to help each child develop to their full potential.
  • Home Care: Home and community support for people of all ages with intellectual and/or developmental disabilities. Support is designed to build independence and ensure health and safety.
  • Recreation: Recreational activities, day camp and overnight weekend camp for children and adults with disabilities.
  • Residential: Residential living options for adults designed to provide safe, person-centered and inclusive community housing options. ACHIEVA has also developed a unique public/private partnership model, "A Home of My Own," which assists people with disabilities to move out of their family's homes and into homes of their own.
  • Special Needs Trusts: Trustee services for various types of special needs trusts. These trusts help families plan for a secure financial future.
  • Vocational: Services are designed to fit the individuals’ needs and specific employment goals.

Many of these are Medicaid-funded services.  Some services are funded through contributions, investments, special events, and grants.

ACHIEVA’s headquarters is located in Pittsburgh, PA, with 3 satellite offices in Monaca, PA, Greensburg, PA, and Erie, PA. ACHIEVA is governed by a 22-person Board of Trustees. The CEO reports to the ACHIEVA Board of Trustees which oversees ACHIEVA’s strategic priorities, evaluates subsidiaries’ effectiveness, and provides financial oversight of all subsidiaries. The CEO has four direct reports: Senior Vice President for ACHIEVA Support, Executive Vice President, President of the ARC of Greater Pittsburgh at ACHIEVA, and President of ACHIEVA Family Trust.

The annual budget of all 6 subsidiaries is approximately $45 million.

RECENT ACCOMPLISHMENTS

ACHIEVA’s groundbreaking work has resulted in the agency winning a number of notable awards. As an organization that prides itself on vision and foresight, ACHIEVA has accomplished many milestones over the years. 

  • Established in 1998, The ACHIEVA Family Trust was one of the first of its kind in the nation. It is the largest and one of the most respected corporate fiduciaries for special needs trusts in Pennsylvania. The Family Trust has more than 2000 beneficiaries, with more than $100 million in assets under management.
  • ACHIEVA’s policy and advocacy efforts are known and recognized across the state and nationally. ACHIEVA is a leader in getting groundbreaking legislation passed, aimed at advancing and protecting the rights of people with disabilities and their families. ACHIEVA’s advocacy services are also provided free of charge to families.
  • ACHIEVA is one of the few providers to support individuals from birth to well into their senior years.
  • ACHIEVA’s most recent successful $8M capital campaign exceeded its goal by almost $1M. The campaign had 4 innovative components: greening all ACHIEVA facilities, expanding the Family Trust, increasing the productivity in pallet manufacturing, and initiating the Home on My Own program.
  • ACHIEVA’s vocational transformation initiative has resulted in closing one of ACHIEVA’s five sheltered workshops, which led to more than 50 individuals being transitioned to community employment. 75 people are working with employment specialists and planning to be soon employed. People still in the workshops are participating in community activities and volunteering between 20% and 60% of the time with 65 community partner organizations. ACHIEVA has led the way in southwestern Pennsylvania in successfully merging with other social service agencies to synergistically provide more individuals and families with high quality support.

STRATEGIC PRIORITIES

In late 2016, ACHIEVA completed a strategic plan that identified organizational priorities. The new CEO will work collaboratively with the Board of Trustees and the senior leadership team to advance the priorities laid out in the strategic plan, including, but not limited to:

  • Ensuring that ACHIEVA is making a meaningful difference in the lives of those served.
  • Continuing the transition to fully inclusive, person-centered vocational and day supports through ACHIEVA’s Vocational Transformation efforts.
  • Leading the disabilities community by being a strong voice in the development of policies that affect people with disabilities at the local, state, and national levels.
  • Influencing the outcomes of statewide managed care decisions as they impact people with intellectual and developmental disabilities.
  • Continuing growth and expansion efforts, including developing new lines of business and collaborative partnerships to ensure that ACHIEVA continues to provide high quality and innovative programs for people with disabilities and their families.
  • Leveraging technology in ways that advance administrative and programmatic functions.
  • Continuing to implement cutting edge approaches related to staff retention and recruitment and seeking ways to invest in professional development for staff at all levels.

For more information, visit www.achieva.info.

THE POSITION

The CEO must embrace and be passionate about ACHIEVA’s mission. S/he must be a vocal advocate for the rights of individuals with intellectual disabilities and autism and their families. The CEO will demonstrate moral integrity and personal and strategic leadership.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

ACHIEVA’s next CEO will:

  • Be the public voice of ACHIEVA and build upon the organization’s reputation as a respected and trusted leader in the disabilities field; lead and participate actively in efforts to elevate external stakeholders’ understanding of ACHIEVA’s impact on the lives of people with disabilities.
  • Advocate passionately with a dominant voice for the rights and support needs of people with disabilities and their families; keep abreast of policy decisions that impact people with disabilities, and ensure that ACHIEVA remains a leader in advocating for people with disabilities.
  • Foster an organizational culture that is innovative and forward thinking while still being compassionate and communicative.
  • Work closely with the senior leadership team to advance ACHIEVA’s strategic priorities in a manner that reflects organizational values and the needs of the communities ACHIEVA serves; ensure that the agency adapts swiftly, efficiently and effectively to changes in the external landscape.
  • Seek opportunities for growth and strengthen ACHIEVA’s business model by leveraging ACHIEVA’s programs, accomplishments, and stature in the field.
  • Provide strategic management and fiscal leadership that supports current programs and services, increases revenue, and ensures continued financial health.
  • Foster and maintain excellent working relationships with staff, the Board of Trustees, partners, and stakeholders, including governmental entities.
  • Assess existing partnerships and relationships, and cultivate and grow relationships with key external stakeholders.

EXPERIENCE AND ATTRIBUTES

Ideal candidates for this position will demonstrate an ability to quickly integrate into the community and serve as an engaged, inspiring, innovative, and visionary leader. Candidates will bring a variety of experiences and attributes to ACHIEVA, including:

  • Demonstrated commitment to and compassion for individuals with disabilities and their families; must be empathetic and demonstrate stellar emotional intelligence; must lead with humility.
  • Demonstrated experience developing and implementing large, innovative and cutting edge programs and practices; demonstrated “outside-the-box” thinking.
  • Must be knowledgeable about state and federal policies that impact ACHIEVA’s work; must have the ability to distill the interests and needs of persons with disabilities, and to interpret state policies to understand how they will affect programs on the ground.
  • Strong business acumen including strong financial management and contract negotiation skills. Must have experience managing budgets of at least $15-20M. Experience managing umbrella entities/organizations with subsidiaries a plus.
  • Strong fundraising record with an emphasis on experience with government grants and contracts, and foundation and corporate support. Demonstrated experience initiating and implementing private fundraising campaigns.
  • Demonstrated experience developing long-term partnerships with the corporate sector and government agencies/officials.
  • Must be a masterful communicator and excellent listener with strong ability to build trust among a wide range of constituents.
  • Solid management skills. Must demonstrate an inclusive leadership and management style that encourages staff in ways that motivate them to perform at their best, and provides opportunities for professional advancement.
  • At least 15 years of senior leadership/management experience, with some of this experience being in the IDD field. Must demonstrate experience managing a highly experienced senior leadership team with decades of experience.                                                                                        

APPLICATION PROCESS

To apply, e-mail your resume, a cover letter that explains how your skills align with the requirements above, and salary requirements to: ACHIEVA@raffa.com (e-mail applications are required). For other inquiries, contact Ginna Goodenow at ggoogenow@raffa.com. Resume reviews begin immediately.

ACHIEVA is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Affirmative Action Employer and does not discriminate in hiring on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, religion, age, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law. Women and persons of color are encouraged to apply.

Post date: May 31, 2017
Director of Human Resources - Atlanta, 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 Director of Human Resources. 

The Director of Human Resources is responsible for providing leadership in developing and executing human resources strategies in support of the overall strategic direction of the organization. This employee demonstrates high ethical standards and works collaboratively to continuously improve and sustain a productive and creative workforce.

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Act as the Human Resources Change Agent
  • Oversee all HR functions and recruiting
  • Manage HR operations by recruiting, selecting, orienting, training, coaching, counseling, and disciplining staff; planning, monitoring, appraising and reviewing staff job contributions; maintaining compensation; determining production, productivity, quality, and customer-service strategies; designing systems; accumulating resources; resolving problems; implementing change
  • Provide technical expertise and information regarding department activities and participate in the formulation of policies, procedures and programs
  • Provide internal consultation services and recommend human resources policies to the leadership/executive team
  • Implement and evaluate programs, plans, processes, systems and procedures to achieve organizational goals for human resources services
  • Analyze, develop, and review reports of findings, alternatives and recommendations involving a broad range of human resources issues
  • Oversee preparation, administration and control for the department budget
  • Advance the organization’s mission and create an “employer of choice” environment
  • Deliver presentations to leadership, board, employees, the general public, and others on human resource programs, activities and operations
  • Supervise the performance of assigned personnel; interview, select, evaluate and train employees and recommend transfers, reassignment and disciplinary action
  • Deal with grievances and violations invoking disciplinary action when required
  • Anticipate and resolve litigation risks
  • Address HR legal issues foremost within the company and then work with outside counsel as needed
  • Report to senior management by analyzing data and using HR metrics
  • Fully implement and make use of existing software to increase the efficiency and effectiveness of HR personnel
  • Deliver HR excellence in compensation and benefits administration (including retirement), employee relations, compliance, employee learning and development, performance management, staffing and retention, workplace of choice, and special projects supporting the company
  • Guide management and employee actions by researching, developing, writing, and updating policies, procedures, methods, and guidelines; communicating and enforcing organization values
  • Lead employee outreach and relations to ensure a high level of employee satisfaction and minimum voluntary attrition through activities, initiatives, and communication
  • Ensure the company complies with federal, state, and local legal requirements by studying existing and new legislation; anticipating legislation; enforcing adherence to government contracting-specific HR and staffing requirements; advising management on needed actions.

EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Human Resources or Business Administration required; Master’s Degree is preferred
  • The following certifications are strongly preferred
    • Professional in Human Resources (PHR®)
    • Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR®)
    • Human Resource Management Professional (HRMP)

OTHER REQUIREMENTS

  • Minimum of 10+ years of progressive human resources experience, and minimum of 7 of experience in a management role with a company of at least 250 employees and a budget of at least $10,000,000
  • Demonstrated background in employee relations including investigations and corrective practices, performance management, training and development, and staffing and retention required
  • Well versed in Federal, State and local laws and regulations affecting HR and the hiring process.
  • Supervisory experience leading and developing an HR team including the ability to inspire, motivate, influence, and hold colleagues accountable to high standards.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills: customer service orientation; ability to function effectively as a team member and team leader; keen sensitivity, and demonstrated ability to establish respect, credibility, and trust at all levels of the organization including staff, senior management, and members. 
  • Analytical ability, problem-solving skills, presentation development and delivery
  • Knowledge of data analysis and reporting, including advanced excel skills including pivot tables, v-lookup functions, etc.
  • The candidate must have the ability to work in a fast-paced environment and handle multiple workload priorities.
  • Exceptional communication skills – verbal, written, presentation, and team facilitation
  • Demonstrated commitment to confidentiality
  • Reports to Chief Operating Officer (COO)

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: May 31, 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.

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