- Supervises the daily operations of one or more residential programs.
- Coordinates, supervises, develops staff.
- Manages staff schedules.
- Participates in program plan development, maintaining a capacity-based approach and participates in activities to build competencies and integrate them full into their communities.
- Provides instruction and assistance to individuals in areas of daily living including but not limited to personal hygiene, cooking, house maintenance, social interaction with peer group, mobility training, constructive use of leisure time and personal finances.
- Completes and ensures implementation of residential habilitation plans.
- Develops residential budgets with the Residential Administrative Team. Monitors expenditures to meet budget requirements.
- Performs staff responsibilities as needed including overnight staffing.
- Assures house has administrative and supervisory support at all times.
- Assures all mandated reporting and training requirements by Wildwood and regulating agencies are complete. Completes, monitors and trains on all including but not limited to the following:
- Residential habilitation plan, service delivery checklists, daily notes and monthly summaries.
- Incident reports
- Documents related to medication administration
- Documents related to behavioral support plans
- Documentation related to personal allowance
- Employee performance and training documentation.
- Agency related documentation.
- Ensures appropriate safeguards for individuals are developed and maintained.
- Manages, administers, monitors medication to individuals (after Medication Administration certified) as needed. Assures prescribed medications are available to individuals either directly or through subordinate supervisors. Perform heath care treatment as prescribed. Reports any concerns of self-medication administration status to program supervising RN as soon as possible.
- Facilitates staff meetings.
- Assures or directly provides transportation for individuals for program activities, doctors' appointments, recreational activities and other activities.
- Remains current in agency and program related training.
- Facilitates communication with agency staff, other agencies, employers, family members, job coaches, service coordinators and any other necessary people.
- Implements emergency procedures established by the agency as necessary.
- Provides emergency first aid and CPR as necessary.
- Assures maintenance needs of program are met. Performs routine interior and exterior cleaning and maintenance of residence.
- Reports unique or emergency medical conditions of individuals to the program supervising R.N., and residential administrative team.
- Requisitions and purchases equipment, food and other materials needed for the operation of the program following agency financial procedures.
- All supervisors, managers, and employees are all responsible for helping to create a workplace free of recognized hazards, and for acting safely.
High school diploma or general education degree (GED) and one-year supervisory experience in a residential setting with individuals with developmental disabilities or related experience.
Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals. Ability to write routine reports and correspondence. Ability to speak effectively before groups of customers or employees of organization.
Ability to calculate figures and amounts such as discounts, interest, commissions, proportions, percentages, area, circumference, and volume. Ability to apply concepts of basic algebra and geometry.
Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists. Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.
Word processing, Internet software, E-mail, Database software
Certificates and Licenses:
Eligibility for Medication Administration, SCIP, First Aid Certification.
Supervises 1-3 subordinate supervisors and a total of 5-15 employees in residential programs. Is responsible for the overall direction, coordination, and evaluation one or more of these units. Carries out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the organization's policies and applicable laws. Responsibilities include interviewing, hiring, and training employees; planning, assigning, and directing work; appraising performance; rewarding and disciplining employees; addressing complaints and resolving problems. Assures positive, team-based employee relations.
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally exposed to wet or humid conditions; work near moving mechanical parts; work in high, precarious places; outdoor weather conditions; extreme cold and risk of electrical shock; occasionally exposed to blood and other bodily fluids.
The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this job the employee is regularly required to talk or hear. The employee is regularly required to stand; walk; use hands to finger, handle, or feel and reach with hands and arms. The employee is frequently required to lift up to 25 pounds (sometimes with assistance). The employee is occasionally required to lift up to 50 pounds (sometimes with assistance). The vision requirements include: close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus.
Provide support to individuals in crisis through the use of behavioral support techniques, including the use of personal physical interventions.
- A valid NYS driver's license and ability to drive and driving record acceptable for agency insurance coverage are required.
- Medication Administration, First-Aid and CPR certification or eligibility for certification.
- SCIP-R certification based on program need.
- Candidates hired after April 1, 2005 must be cleared and maintain acceptable record under the NYS OPWDD mandated criminal background check process.