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MH/IDD Assistant Director of Community Homes

Person Directed Supports, Inc. Quakertown Full-Time
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Person Directed Supports Inc.

IS HIRING in the Upper Bucks County Area! 

JOB RESPONSIBILITES:

  • Creates/promotes a culture centered on building self-directed lives with the people we support.
  • Takes an active role in the implementation of the Person Centered Plan.
  • Supports people to have control over their lives
  • Help Each person we support to develop a life and a lifestyle they are desirous of
  • Assures that the persons outcomes and behavior support plans are implemented as written and are being documented
  • Provides assistance to individuals as needed
  • Is aware and works at all times to help the person attain their outcomes.
  • Assists person being supported to become part of their community
  • Assist the person to build a culture of learning, partnership, and accountability.
  • Assist the person to build a life of relationships and natural supports
  • Promotes the positive qualities of people at all times
  • Is aware and is proficient in all aspects of the person ISP, BSP, and Protocols
  • Assures the individuals have a comfortable, clean, orderly, and safe living environment
  • Promotion of wellness; coordinated medical appointments with the agency Health Services and remains aware of medical status of individuals. Attends appointments as scheduled and follows through with recommendations. Is aware of the medical status of person being supported at all times. Follows directions of Health Services as directed.
  • Notifies the director in an accurate and timely manner of unusual incidents, problems, and changes in individual Person Centered Plans/ISP
  • Ensures the environment remains free of hazards for the individuals we support
  • Holds fire drills as assigned and records promptly on the appropriate forms
  • Coordinates, prepares, and reviews the household and maintenance records and ensures they are kept accurate, completed and up to date
  • Ensures the programmatic and behavioral routines are followed as established; follows established procedures when making changes
  • Evaluates and appropriately acts in emergency situations, assists as needed. Follows sound directions of supervisor when given.
  • Complete grocery shopping as necessary (with individual is required if person wishes to… otherwise preferred)
  • Serves as a partner person for incident management
  • Complete one overnight check monthly

 

Leading Others/ Supporting the Direct Supporters

  • Provides a positive role model
  • Promotes a positive working relationship with all employees
  • Displays principles of good management and applies these principles in daily work performance
  • Supports Direct Supporters in assigned roles
  • Holds monthly supervision meetings with support staff
  • Interviews prospective employees.
  • Coordinates allotted work schedule and assigned duties with supervisor. Works as part of the schedule 32 hours weekly, or as instructed, in the home as direct care.
  • Participates in the training and evaluation of Direct Support Staff
  • Fills-in for support staff when necessary
  • Provides direct support as needed in Emergency Situations
  • Makes recommendations for hire, supervision, and termination of employees
  • Provides education/ Directions/ Shadowing to all new employees
  • Mentors/ Trains all supporters on what works, what does not, important to and important for
  • Completes the house managers duties checklist of formally completed reports to regional directors each Wednesday
  • Mentors/ Trains all supporters on the one page description
  • Document Overtime logs & lateness  reports and develops and implements plan of corrections
  • Completion of supporters evaluations
  • Serves as an on-call officer; documents time spend performing on-call duties to submit for compensation.
  • Completes emergency response drills
  • Provides positive reinforcement for supporters that leads to a higher retention rate

 

Supporting the agency, Mission & values

  • Demonstrates effective administration of assigned units; compiles with established administrative policies and procedures
  • Abides by established policies and procedures of the agency, County and State; offers direction and supervision for compliance for Direct Support Staff
  • Prepares for, and participates in, all monitoring’s and inspections as directed/requested
  • Ensures ongoing compliance with the 6400 regulations & provider Qualifications
  • Ensures Agency Resources are used proficiently by relieving all home related expenses
  • Participates in required in-service training and professional growth activities
  • Makes independent decisions regarding operations with her/his authority
  • Supports community home(s) under their supervision
  • Provides input to their supervisor to facilitate contacts with County, State, Day Programs, and Community Services
  • Coordinates and reviews the individual’s records and ensures that they are kept accurate and up to date. Reviews all daily documentation, ensures completion.
  • Records and reports data to Program Specialist. Follows contracts concerning employee management (tally)
  • Promotes a positive reputation of PDSI and to people being supported at all times
  • Attends all individual related trainings/ meetings
  • Mandatory attendance at monthly house manager meetings and other mandatory meetings
  • Completes three community home reviews weekly. Takes/ Makes corrective actions
  • Completes all other assigns tasks as assigned by Person Directed Supports, Inc.



Job Requirements

This human services role is a great opportunity for dynamic and compassionate individuals who enjoy helping others. Training is provided but there are a few basic requirements that you must meet to qualify.

Specific Requirement:

  • Bachelor’s Degree and 2 years of experience working with people with intellectual disabilities.

OR

  • 4 years of experience working with people with intellectual disabilities.
  • Must be 21 years of age
  • Must have reliable transportation and a valid driver’s license in good standing
  • Clean criminal record






Recommended skills

Emergency Handling
Scheduling
Administration
Management
Maintenance
Operations
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