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  • Director of Residential Treatment

    Job Locations US-OH-Brook Park | US-OH-Cleveland | US-OH-Bedford
    Posted Date 3 weeks ago(10/31/2018 1:33 PM)
    ID
    2018-1519
    # of Openings
    1
    Category
    Clinical
  • Overview

    The Director of Residential Treatment coordinates all operations and activities of the Group Home residences, including staff supervision, acting as agency/community liaison, and directing resident training, programming, and family support.

    Qualifications

    Qualifications

    To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

     

    Education and/or Experience  

    • High School Diploma or equivalent required. Undergraduate degree in relevant field preferred.
    • A minimum of one year of experience working with persons with developmental and/or physical disabilities. Experience in a community residential setting preferred.
    • Supervision experience preferred.

     Machines, Tools Equipment Utilized

    • Specialized consumer adaptive equipment, other tools and equipment common to a household.
    • Must be capable of independent operation of general office equipment.
    • Must have a valid State of Ohio Driver License and be capable of driving a van, and be considered insurable by the agency’s auto insurance carrier.

                 Judgement/Initiative

    Must be capable of functioning independently with minimum supervision. Must be able to initiate innovative programs and use good professional judgement in ongoing decision-making.

     

                Communication Skills

    Excellent oral and written skills (in English) required for ongoing communication with consumers, agency staff, and community agencies.

               

                Working Conditions

    The behavior of consumers may change dramatically without obvious cause, which may create, at times, hazardous situations.

     

                Physical Demands

    The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by and employee to successfully perform the essential functions of the job.  Reasonable accomodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.  While performing the duties of the job, the employee is frequently required to stand, walk, and sit. The employee is occasionally required to use hands to finger, handle or feel; reach with hands and arms; climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl; and talk or hear. The employee may occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.

    Responsibilities

    Essential Duties and Responsibilities

                Consumer Support:

    • Act as liaison, advocate, and coordinator for consumer involvement in support groups, self-advocacy, vocational programming, transportation services, integrated community activities, recreation, and learning independent living skills.
    • Foster open and support communication with consumers, families, Division of Developmental Disibilities, Bureau of Guardianship Services, and other community organizations and agencies.
    • Oversee all medical, medication, and health issues.
    • Provide and ensure communication of medical and health issues to staff, agency nurses, families, etc. using appropriate logs when necessary.
    • Implement and follow-up on all support services recommendations.

                 Supervision/Training:

    • Monitor staff performance management, including evaluations and developmental plans, disciplinary actions, etc. for all program staff as scheduled.
    • Arrange and schedule all trainings for all program staff.
    • Supervise staff training and development through teaching, acting as a role model, and guiding staff on how to appropriately work with and interact with consumers, other staff, families, and guardians.
    • Present and implement all agency policies and procedures.
    • Participate in the interviewing and hiring of new staff.
    • Inform supervisor as needed about pertinent issues.
    • Coordinate staff and beeper schedules.
    • Carry beeper on rotational schedule; respond while on –call to program needs including covering open shifts.
    • Ensure maintenance of the Division of Developmental Disabilities licensing standards.

                Meetings/Functions:

    • Attend/chair as needed manager, supervisory and staff meetings; ensure dissemination of all information to staff and others.
    • Coordinate/attend as needed all consumer related meetings (IHP, IDT, case management, circle, hour, family, etc.); ensure all necessary follow-up is completed.
    • Participate in special projects and committees.

                 Reports/Paperwork:

    • Ensure completion/submission of all required daily, bi-weekly, monthly, quarterly, and annual reports as scheduled.
    • Routinely review all required reports, logs, mail, requests, etc. as needed, maintaining an organized filing system.        

                Finance:

    • Coordinate all aspects of program financial procedures including monitoring of utility use in accordance with agency and Division of Developmental Disabilities policy.
    • Coordinate all aspects of consumer financial procedures in accordance with agency and Division of Developmental Disabilities policies. Assure the proper and prudent expenditures of all funds.

                 Maintenance:

    • Oversee maintenance of the group homes and vehicles to include cleanliness, décor, safety issues, emergency situations; practice preventative maintenance; ensure compliance with OSHA standards.
    • The employee agrees to cooperate with agency and DDD staff during an inspection or investigation.

                 Perform additional duties as required by the nature of the position or as requested by supervisor.

     

                Supervisor Responsbilities

    • Group Home Manager
    • Residential Treatment Specialist

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