Program Director of Adult Family Care & Share Homes - The Arc of Opportunity - Fitchburg, MA

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About the Arc of Opportunity in North Central Massachusetts

We are a human and civil rights movement offering supports to people of all ages with disabilities and their families. Our mission is to create and support lifetime opportunities in the community for individuals with disabilities and their families to reach their fullest potential by providing advocacy, education, employment, residential and recreational services to enhance quality of life.

Program Director of AFC & Shared Homes Job Description

The Program Director will lead the Adult Family Care (AFC) & Shared Homes team, which provides assistance to caregivers and individuals with disabilities to live as independently as possible in the community. Ensuring high quality of services and implementing policies and procedures in alignment with the organizations strategic direction. Will be mission- focused, and lead in a creative, professional and team-oriented way.

Job Responsibilities - Program Director of AFC & Shared Homes:

Responsible for the oversight of Adult Family Care (AFC),and Shared Homes (DDS and MFP) including the assessments of individuals for potential placement, screening of caregivers, transitional placement compliance, and evaluation of placement outcomes.

Supervise Case Managers and other assigned team members.

Work collaboratively with the Division Director of Nursing regarding Clinical Coordination of AFC nursing services.

Provide status updates of caseloads and staff progress to Division Director including monthly audits on site visit checklists.

Implements and monitors established budgets, oversee operational expenses.

Oversee all program participant, caregiver, and personnel records including information kept in HCSIS, Icentrix, AGD, Relias and ADP to ensure that all documentation complies with agency, state and federal guidelines

Ensure timely and accurate coding for billing purposes and required documentation for individuals receiving Rep Payee services.

Collaborate with the Division Director to create and execute program goals.

Participate in a 24 hour/365 day emergency response line.

Other duties as assigned.

Qualifications - Program Director of AFC & Shared Homes: A valid driver’s license, acceptable driving record, CORI and Federal Fingerprinting are required at all times during employment with The Arc of Opportunity.

Bachelor’s degree required in relevant field and a minimum of five years’ experience providing supports to the individuals served in AFC and/or Shared Homes.

Working knowledge of AFC and Shared Living standards as well as familiarity with funding agencies in the region and other referral/outreach locations.

Functional and situational reasoning ability to gather and apply factual information, exercise sound judgment, problem solve and apply principles of influence systems such as motivation, team building, accountability, coaching/counseling of staff and leadership within the scope of the position.

Cross-functional communication skills, which convey clear direction, desired results and vision to direct reports, individuals/families served, government agencies, community partners, funding sources, peers and senior management.

Ability to meet the physical requirements of the job.

Comprehensive benefits package including vacation and sick leave, paid holidays, health, dental, life, disability, tuition assistance, and 401K. Advancement opportunities.

The Arc of Opportunity is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate in its selection and employment practices. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, disability, protected veteran status, genetic information, age, or other legally protected characteristics.

When an applicant with a disability needs an accommodation to have an equal opportunity to apply and/or interview for a job, they may request it orally or in writing through the VP of Human Resources.

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