RESPONSIBILITIES

The Community Services Life Sharing/Summer Program Manager manages all aspects of the Life Sharing and Summer Respite Programs, assuming primary responsibility for supervision of the Life Sharing Providers and Summer Program staff as well as the administrative duties associated with managing each of those programs. The Community Services Manager works closely with the Community Services Coordinator to successfully implement both programs. Additionally, the Community Services Manager will assist with supervision of Home & Community Supports staff and work with other Community Services Managers to ensure the smooth operation of the program.

Care of Individuals

  • Assist individuals to obtain socially valued roles within their community.
  • Monitor supports provided to people in their homes and community with the intent of helping people to have valued social roles.
  • Promote agency philosophy to ensure high levels of individual care while treating individuals with respect and dignity.
  • Ensure medical, emotional, and social needs of individuals are met.
  • Spend time with the person and their household members. Become familiar with their likes and dislikes, routines, and preferences. Encourage and support the person in ways that will bring out the best in them.
  • Identify areas of improvement and/or growth for the people we serve and work with the Life Sharing Providers and Home & Community Supports staff in implementing actions to assist in people developing valued social roles.
  • Develop and implement strategies based on Social Role Valorization’s (SRV) teachings related to image and competency with the goal of assisting the person in obtaining and/or increasing the Good Things in Life.
  • Plan with individuals, Life Sharing Providers, family members and significant others to develop goals that maximize the person’s strengths, increase control over their lives, and help to enhance their opportunities to achieve socially valued roles within the areas of relationships, work, education, recreation, community and culture.
  • Collaborate with Life Sharing Providers to showcase the person’s interests, talents, gifts, and skills in typical and ordinary ways that community members respect, value, and find interesting. Create opportunities for the person to be welcomed by valued people.
  • Develop opportunities and expectations for people being supported to be fully engaged in their community and by using their interests, finding roles where those interests and gifts are welcome, and support that person to participate in a meaningful way.
  • Provide direct care as required/needed to ensure the safety and well-being of individuals.  This may involve providing shift coverage as needed, crisis intervention, providing transportation, and attending medical appointments.

Professional Standards/Administrative Duties

  • Understand, support, and ensure adherence to agency policies and procedures.
  • Understand, support, and ensure adherence to federal, state, and county regulations and guidelines
  • Communicate effectively and professionally with individuals and their families, advocates, co-workers, other service providers, Supports Coordinators, and the general community.
  • Participate in interdisciplinary team meetings.
  • Review and monitor web-based billing and electronic client record systems to ensure proper and timely documentation, reporting, and communication.
  • Maintain required documentation, ensure accurate and timely record keeping, and complete all necessary documentation in a respectful and individualized manner.
  • Complete and maintain training as a medication supervisor.
  • Conduct yourself according to the highest ethical standards and promote an environment of trust that supports right relationships.

Staff Supervision

  • Provide direct supervision and mentoring to Life Sharing Providers, Summer Program staff, and Community Living Specialists.
  • Support Summer Program shift supervisors in the supervision of Summer Program staff.
  • Specific supervisory tasks include but are not limited to:  the development of employees’ skills and knowledge of agency philosophy, policies, and professional standards, as well as federal, state, and county regulations through orientation, on-going training, performance evaluations, staff meetings, and staff discipline.
  • Encourage and promote a work environment that values the development and growth of others.
  • Review/approve payroll, leave requests, travel reimbursement, et cetera.
  • Ensure that staff meet all training requirements.
  • Participate in the hiring process
  • Preserve, enhance, and nurture a culture that empowers staff to make positive differences in the lives of the people we support, and where all staff embrace person-centered planning, expanded community living, social connections, citizenship and other values expressed in Everyday Lives.

Miscellaneous

  • Serve on Mainstay Life Services committees as appropriate.
  • Complete all other duties as assigned.

HOURS

  • Thirty-seven and one-half hours per week.  Schedule encompasses varying days and hours depending on program needs.  Weekend and evening hours are required during the time the Summer Program is in operation. On-call on an as needed basis.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university.
  • Associate’s degree or 60 hours from an accredited college or university and two years work experience working directly with individuals with developmental disabilities; or four years related experience working with developmentally disabled individuals.
  • Any equivalent combination of at least four years of higher education and related work experience.
  • Supervisory experience preferred.
  • Valid driver’s license and use of personal vehicle.
  • Must be at least eighteen years of age.

To apply, send resume and cover letter with salary requirement to: kbrodnick@mainstaylifeservices.org