Program Director of Residential Services Full-time exempt employee, salary range $37,000 - 50,000, based on experience, plus insurance and benefits
The Program Director will oversee the agency’s CRA services to our residents (who we call Core Members). This role also serves as the agency’s primary developmental disabilities professional (DDP) and must meet certain educational and professional requirements to qualify as a DDP (see qualifications below). The areas of major responsibility include: training, program evaluation, continuous quality improvement, ISP planning, maintaining up-to-date policies and procedures, and manage support coordinator & DBHDD/DCH relationships. The Program Director will participate in training in the goals, values, and philosophy of L'Arche. The Program Director will work flexible hours.
The Program Director reports to the Executive Director/Community Leader (CEO). The Program Director will abide by all L’Arche policies and procedures and will seek to implement L’Arche's goals as described in its mandate and charter.
Candidates for the position of Program Director of Residential Services should have experience managing Community Residential Alternative (CRA) services in Georgia. Candidates must have a bachelor’s degree in a human service field (such as social work, psychology, education, nursing, or closely related field) and five years of experience in service delivery to persons with developmental disabilities, with at least two of these years serving in a supervisory capacity. Candidates must speak, read, and write English fluently. Candidates must be able to communicate clearly and persuasively and to establish good working relationships with people of varying intellectual capacities and in many different positions, including the many outside professionals with whom L’Arche has contact. Candidates must be well-organized, attentive to detail, and good managers of their time. Candidates must have a respect and appreciation for the philosophy of L’Arche and should aspire to live the values of mutuality, welcome, simplicity, and celebration.
Duties Developmental Disabilities Professional
Will begin as appropriate, after a brief time of training. This includes conducting functional assessments to support formulation of the plan for delivery of all waiver services. Assessments include HRST, SIS, Functional Behavior Analysis, Discharge Assessment, Quarterly Assessment (progress towards ISP goals and general assessment), and others as needed or required, and within required time frames.
Ensure proper development and implementation of formal behavioral programs according to government requirements, in collaboration with BCBA. Develop and monitor informal behavioral strategies as needed.
Coordinate L’Arche’s participation in, and assist with, external agency assessments or accreditation processes and coordinate development and implementation of plans of correction.
With direction of BCBA, the Program Director develops, implements, and evaluates effectiveness of the L’Arche Crisis Plan and all individual crisis/safety plans.
Policies & Procedures
Maintain and update L’Arche Policy and Procedure Manual (PPM) and keep current with the updates of governmental forms/documents/procedures and maintain documented history of all changes.
Ensure staff are knowledgeable and practicing current procedures as directed by the PPM.
Oversee employee and volunteer training for CRA services. This includes managing the training of all new Direct Support Professionals (DSP’s) and ensuring all existing employees receive annual training refreshers. Training must be documented according to DBHDD standards .
Develop and coordinate trainings. Lead training sessions. Maintain L’Arche's library of training materials, videos, etc.
Program Evaluation/Quality Improvement
Evaluates the quality of CRA services.
Convenes the Quality Improvement and Human Rights committees quarterly, overseeing the continuous quality improvement plan (CQI). Writes quarterly QI/HR reports to Executive Director.
Carry out, with the Executive Director/Community Leader (CEO), activities of screening, interviewing potential Core Members and families, and of welcoming and completing governmental processes involved.
Coordinate and participate in Core Member intakes and discharges in collaboration with Executive Director/Community Leader (CEO).
Participate in the management of organizational funds devoted to professional services by billing for Medicaid Waiver services and updating annual Core Member finance agreements.
Oversee records management and archival system for all sensitive information related to professional services.
Manage HR paperwork and onboarding process for all new employees.
Work closely with the House Coordinator(s) and Assistants in the home(s) for required monitoring, support and supervision.
Provide oversight, supervision, and orientation to Agency RN.
Share in the rotation of on-call duties as needed.
Lead licensure and certification process for new L’Arche CRA homes.
Perform other duties assigned by the Executive Director/Community Leader (CEO).
To apply, send a resume and cover letter to firstname.lastname@example.org. In your cover letter, please state which of your years of service delivery to people with disabilities included supervisory responsibilities.
L’Arche Atlanta is an Equal Opportunity Employer that promotes diversity in its employment practices. Employment decisions will are made without regard to an applicant's actual or perceived race, color, religion, creed, sex/gender, sexual orientation, national origin, ancestry, ethnicity, age, disability, alienage or citizenship status, marital status, arrest or conviction record (consistent with the provisions of New York State's Corrections Law), partnership status, familial status, liability for military service, status as a victim of domestic violence, stalking or sex offense, veteran status, genetic pre-disposition or carrier status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable law.