Assistant Director, Personal Support & Respite

The Arc Northern Chesapeake Region
Aberdeen, MD
Jan 28, 2022
Jan 30, 2022
Full Time
Position Summary: The Assistant Director of Personal Support oversees the day-to-day operations of the Personal Supports program which includes the support of current people supported, admissions of potential/new people supported and the management of the talent within the Personal Support program.Position Duties & Responsibilities:In a manner consistent with supporting The Arc NCR Mission Statement the Assistant Director of Personal Supports, shall do the following:Quality Support Ensure people supported are receiving supports are making progress towards identified goals.Working with the Case Management department, ensures all IPs are created, implemented and trained in a timely fashionAdvocate and plan for people with disabilities to live as independently as possible.Ensure people supported and families receive the supports that are customized to their needs.Represents program at the Standing and Health & Safety committee meetings.With the Sr. Director of Programs, establishes vision and direction of the Personal Support Program.As the AD you may be expected to support a caseload which would be supporting people supported and supervising Direct Support Professionals.Review and approve Detailed Service Authorization Tool (DSTAT) to ensure services requested are accurate.Ensure people supported have received one time passcode (OTP) device prior to supports startingQuality Team Members Working with the Human Resources and Personal Support leadership teams, ensures all individuals are supported through the recruiting, training, onboarding, development, and retention of Personal Support team members.Provides regular supervision and annual evaluation for assigned staff.Develops department structures and procedures in accordance with agency objectives and all applicable standards and regulations.Assures staff members are meeting agency, state and federal regulations for required in-service training and certifications.Financial Excellence Manages all Admissions for the Personal Support Program; representing at the Admissions meetings, meeting with potential people supported and their families,Assists in the development of program budget; regularly monitors annual program budget to ensure program costs do not exceed budgetary constraints.Completes, maintains and submits required reports and documentation in a timely manner.Ensures all employee time and expense reimbursements and attendance for people supported is completed and reviewed for accuracy and submitted on-time, weekly.Tracks and monitors person supported hours in relation to hours allotted in their Person-Centered plan to ensure no overage of hours occurOversees and ensure accuracy within the Maryland Long Term Services and Support System (LTSS), which includes but not limited to, running and reviewing reports, verifying time, submitting and monitoring manual time requests and comparing to The Arc NCR's payroll system.Other duties as assigned Education, Training and Experience: Bachelor's Degree is required in Human Services or related field; Master's is preferred.Five (5) years of experience working with people with development disabilities and their families.Three (3) years of professional leadership experienceFluent in Microsoft Office Suite (Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Outlook, etc.)Physical Demands While performing the duties associated with this position, an employee (using approved agency lifting techniques) will be called upon to support and lift adult individuals with developmental and other disabilities; transfer these individuals to and from wheelchairs; to and from beds; on and off toilet seats; in and out of showers; and, in and out of vans or other vehicles. An employee in this position must be able to physically intervene (when appropriate and in an approved manner) to protect the individual from causing harm to themselves or others and to safely evacuate the community residence/van/facility during an emergency. These duties may entail lifting/supporting/transferring up to 50-70 pounds on one or more occasions during the work shift and occasionally up to 200 pounds with assistance from other staff or devices.Employees will regularly be required to stand; walk; sit; use hands (or hands and arms) to carry, finger, handle or feel objects, tools or controls; reach with hands and arms; climb stairs; balance; stoop; crouch and kneel. Employees will also be regularly required to hear (with or without hearing devices), see (with or without corrective lenses) and speak.Other Requirements Continual access to reliable transportation during required shift and off hoursActive valid driver's license and driving record that has no more than two (2) points.Maintenance of all required trainings under DDA guidelines and The Arc Northern Chesapeake Region policies and proceduresFlexibility of scheduling to meet agency and program needsJob Type: Full-timePay: $60,000.00 - $65,000.00 per yearBenefits:401(k)Dental insuranceHealth insurancePaid time offVision insuranceSchedule:8 hour shiftApplication Question(s):Do you have an active valid driver's license and driving record with no more than two (2) points?Are you fluent in Microsoft Office Suite?Education:Bachelor's (Required)Experience:professional leadership: 3 years (Required)Direct care/support to people with disabilities: 5 years (Required)Shift availability:Day Shift (Required)Night Shift (Required)Work Location: Multiple Locations