Program Director - The Price Center - Newton, MA

Department: Day Habilitation Program

Responsible To: Vice President of Programs

Responsible For: Assistant Program Director, Developmental Specialist, Registered Nurse / Health Care Supervisor, Licensed Practical Nurse, Case Manager / Mentor, Case Manager, Therapists

Status: Exempt

Requirements: Bachelor’s Degree. Five (5) years professional experience, two (2) years in I/DD Program and one (1) year in Administration. Excellent writing skills, professional appearance/demeanor. Possession of a valid Driver’s license, a good driving record and a willingness to use personal or agency vehicle in the course of employment. Ability to lift and support body weight of any program individual with assistance of another employee.

Preference: Expertise with individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Supervision and staff training experience.

Summary Description:

Ensure proper standards and regulations set forth by funding sources are adhered to, and that quality standards for the individuals in the Day Habilitation Program are being met. Additional responsibilities include managing staff, developing relationships with community members, and liaising with clinical and nursing teams to develop and manage individuals' Individual Service Plans (ISP) or Day Hab Service Plans. Oversee and supervise the overall operation of the Day Habilitation program. Monitor program development and completion of all necessary documentation.

Duties and Responsibilities:

Supervise and monitor health, safety, schedule and training of all staff and recipients in the program while in the center and community, consistent with ISPs, human rights, community integration, dignity and choice.
Screen and select staff and individuals for the program in consult with the Vice President.
Provide regular supervision for supervisors /professional staff, and conduct initial and annual performance evaluations for the same.
Ensure adequate staffing ratios include the hiring, performance management and training for staff, relief, interns and volunteers.

Complete all assigned paper work in a timely manner and monitor submission of all paper work required for payroll and billing.
Ensure the program’s compliance with the Price Center’s policies and procedures, contracts, State and Federal regulations and certification standards.
Oversee the general security, safety, cleanliness and upkeep of the facility, equipment and supplies.
Assist staff as needed including implementation of behavior plans including physical interventions as needed.
Schedule, set agenda and chair monthly interdisciplinary team and all staff meetings, and monitor or attend ISP/member/family meetings, as needed.
Liaison with funding sources (and coordination of referral intake, placement, transportation and funding) families and other agencies, solving problems
Support program participants right to express their religious affiliations and cultural traditions through preferred and relevant activities. Support diversity of individuals served through respect of religious preferences and/or cultural backgrounds.

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