Work is performed and reviewed for effectiveness and adherence to program policies and procedures under the general direction of the Director of Residential Services. As a Program Manager, you are responsible for the selection, training, scheduling and management of each employee, and the team as a whole, for assigned residential program, as well as assisting other residential programs. The Residential Program Manager position is relied upon for ethical implementation of services and support to ensure quality services that are in accordance with all applicable regulations. You are delegated the authority, responsibility and accountability necessary to carry out assigned duties and to respond to emergency situations. Since you will be working with people, you must be prepared to effectively deal with emergencies, health-related issues and unexpected interruption of duties. We will ask that you be flexible in routine, daily assignments, site assignments, hours of work and philosophical commitment. Your actions will affect another person’s life, and it is expected that you will be a positive, desirable role model. Since you will be interacting with numerous professionals on a frequent basis, you are expected to represent yourself and the Agency in a positive, professional manner at all times.
(Education and/or Experience/Physical Demands/Other Skills and Abilities)
Education and/or Experience:
n Associate’s degree/60 credit hours from an accredited college or university plus a minimum of four (4) years experience working directly with individuals with an intellectual disability.
n Bachelor’s Degree preferred, but not required.
n Lifting: Must be physically capable to assist in lifting a person up to 250 pounds, i.e. during bathing, toileting, seizures, and in the event of accidental falls, etc. Must be independently capable of lifting a minimum of 20 pounds, i.e. groceries, laundry, etc.
n Walking: Must be physically capable of walking around a 1,500-2,000 square foot group home and to various indoor/outdoor activities, both at the home and in the community. Must be capable of entering and exiting Agency vehicles.
n Bending/Reaching: Must be able to operate household appliances, i.e. stove, washer, dryer, microwave oven, etc. These tasks require ability to bend, squat, kneel, push,
pull, reach, twist, and climb and include loading and unloading dishwasher and washer and dryer, placing groceries in cabinets of various heights, vacuuming and washing floors, making and changing beds, picking up dropped items and climbing up and down stairs, as well in and out of Agency vehicles.