Position available in Burlington or Westboro
The overall responsibility of this position is to establish and maintain quality residential services which are in keeping with TILL's philosophy of active participation for all individuals. The following is a list of responsibilities. Although he/she may delegate some of these responsibilities, the Residential Coordinator is accountable to the Director of Residential Services for their final implementation and monitoring. Since the nature of residential services prohibits completely defining all of the specific duties of the position, it is understood that responsibilities may be added to this list as circumstances warrant.
ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:
1. Hire and supervise Residence Managers.
2. Develop a workable and efficient staffing pattern together with the Residence Managers.
3. Ensure the implementation of residence policies as established by TILL, Inc., as well as policies specific to each residential site.
4. Provide staff supervision on clinical and residential management issues.
5. Perform staff evaluations as outlined in TILL's policy manual.
6. Ensure that the residential services conform to DMR/QUEST requirements.
7. Define and establish residential policies which are in keeping with TILL's overall philosophy and goals.
8. Maintain necessary communication with local, area, regional, institution, and other appropriate agency personnel.
9. Participate in supervisory and administrative meetings.
10. Work with management staff to ensure implementation of ISP goals and proper record keeping.
11. Oversee budgets and establish accountability systems.
12. Serve as a role model to staff in the implementation of individual’s teaching plans.
13. Involve staff in the overall goals and institute procedures for involvement which encourages good staff morale.
14. Meet weekly with the Director of Residential Services for supervision and discussion of clinical and administrative issues.
15. Maintain a current policy manual and ensure implementation by all staff.
16. Conduct staff interviews and assist in hiring all residential employees.
17. Provide overall clinical coordination.
18. Maintain accurate financial and utilization record keeping systems which are in keeping with allowable expenses and funding levels.
19. Maintain a good working relationship with individuals’ families.
20. Attend weekly staff meetings.
21. Be available for emergency coverage of the residential sites.
Make suggestions and recommendations as to the hiring, firing, advancement, promotion or any other change of status of other employees.
OTHER RESPONSIBILITIES INCLUDE:
1. Arrange for, and, in some instances, directly provide in-service training programs.
2. Maintain a good public image in the community.
3. Assist in conducting internal program evaluations.
4. Attend in-service training sessions.
5. Work with the Director of Residential Services on other responsibilities related to the enhancement of individuals’ abilities and agency's goals for the residential sites.
Minimum BA/BS in Human Services, Psychology or related field. Direct care experience with individuals who have developmental disabilities required. Supervisory experience in residential setting required, along with progressive responsibilities in administration, hiring and supervising staff, and working with state agencies. Current driver's license and car are required. Must possess good writing and oral skills to effectively communicate individuals’ needs and objectives as well as for providing training and supervision to staff. These essential programs may include lifting individuals, passive restraints and hand-over-hand assistance. CPR and First Aid are a condition of employment.
TILL is a nationally recognized organization with the resources to support individuals of all ages with developmental disabilities, mental retardation, mental health, physical disabilities, learning disabilities, autism spectrum disorders including Asperger's Syndrome, emotional problems, and brain injuries.
Beyond our commitment to making people's lives fuller and as independent as possible, what sets TILL apart is our ability to take carefully considered risks to develop new models of services that are in keeping with what we learn from our individuals and families. This innovation is obvious in our entrepreneurial culinary and food service programs, as well as our residential Creative Living Options. Our sports, fitness and recreation programs create respect and confidence in one’s talents and those of others. Join us in TILL games, Springboard, April Madness and vacation clubs to witness this excitement first hand. Look further and you will find that this energy and curiosity guides all of our work. We are committed today as when we began in 1980 to set trends in models of community based care. We take the trust that families, funders and individuals place in us to continue to grow and learn with them.