Day Hab and Life Choices SupervisorArea Residential Care, Dubuque, IA
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Who We Are
Area Residential Care is a private, non-profit, 501(c) 3 organization, created in 1968 by a group of parents and other interested parties. Its mission is to empower people with intellectual disabilities to achieve their highest quality of life. From its inception, Area Residential Care’s purpose has been to provide community-based services for persons with intellectual disabilities. The organization has grown over the past 40 years to serve an average of 250-275 people with disabilities annually; providing residential, vocational, and day services in Dubuque and Dyersville communities.
Through a variety of community-based residential and vocational programs, Area Residential Care helps people with disabilities become active, participating members of the community. Giving people with disabilities choices about where and how they live, work and socialize with their non-disabled peers is the essence of Area Residential Care’s purpose.
It is the vision of Area Residential Care that every individual has the opportunity to live, work, and participate in a supportive and accessible community.
It is the mission of Area Residential Care to empower people with intellectual disabilities to achieve their highest quality of life.
Area Residential Care is committed to the following values that support our vision and mission statement.
- Every person has rights and the responsibilities associated with them.
- Every person is to be treated with dignity and respect.
- Every person has unique needs and preferences that influence the choices he or she makes about his or her life and services.
- Every person is to be provided the opportunity to live, work and participate in recreational activities in the community as the natural environment.
- Every person is to be provided with encouragement, opportunity and supports to live life to the fullest.
- Every person is to be given the opportunity to provide direct feedback on his or her satisfaction with services, and given a prompt response to concerns.
- BA in Education, Social Services or Management with 2-3 year’s relevant experience, or High School Diploma/GED with at least 5-7 years relevant experience
- Ability to clearly communicate both verbally and in writing. Ability to comprehend basic budgetary information so to monitor program expenses.
- Must develop cooperative relationships with a variety of agency personnel, outside agency professionals, parents/guardians, and licensing and accreditation personnel.
- Must have a valid driver’s license and auto insurance to become an agency authorized driver
Essential Job Functions:
- Ability to observe, instruct, monitor and provide feedback to others working at a variety of agency locations.
- Ability to clearly communicate both verbally and in writing.
- Ability to comprehend, interpret, and explain/implement behavior and training plans written for agency consumers.
- Ability to comprehend and complete/review payroll; and prepare and/or review purchase requests, expense reports, etc.
- Ability to use a computer.
- Light to moderate physical work that requires occasional lifting of up to 50 pounds and regular lifting of 20 pounds. It also requires transferring of individuals; frequent walking and standing; and occasional stooping, bending, pushing, and pulling. May also require going up and down stairs depending upon work assignment location.
- Must be certified to pass medications upon completion of agency sponsored training; exceptions may be considered in highly unusual situations.
- May be required to transport individuals served or agency products to various locations in agency owned vehicles and/or personal vehicle (requires a valid driver’s license and a driving record that meets agency authorized driver criteria). Requires the ability to travel between various agency sites regularly and also some non-local travel upon occasion.
The Day Hab and Life Choices Supervisor is responsible for managing all components of the service delivery for the program area. The successful Supervisor will ensure highly trained staff are in place that follow approved active treatment, program and activity plans; adhere to agency procedure and policy; and facilitate best practices in all levels of service delivery. The Supervisor will regularly monitor programs and provide feedback for growth.
Primary Job Duties:
- Directs the staffing, documentation, training, and quality assurance in program area.
- Implement program curriculum that supports the goals of community integration and life skill building
- Facilitates best program practices.
- Completes regular observations of each staff to support, train, provide feedback, and, if necessary, discipline staff in the carrying out of their responsibilities; completes written probationary and annual evaluations.
- Ensures that agency and program policies and procedures are in place and being followed that satisfy requirements of agency, licensing, funding, legal and accrediting sources.
- Successfully complete the Medication Aide and/or Medication Manager class within 6 months of employment.
Leadership and Team Building:
- Attends all department meetings, facilitate trainings as requested, be an active member of the department team
- Facilitates regular program area meetings
- Maintains positive attitude and motivates co-workers and staff
- Mentor staff and new team members in their job requirements
- Coordinate staff scheduling with other supervisors in the department and agency
Maintain Health and Safety Standards:
- Monitors compliance with safety requirements in the assigned homes and/or program area.
- Ensures staff are fully trained in safe handling, safety equipment, CPI, etc. and practices safe handling techniques
- Completes emergency drills and environmental safety inspections according to agency timelines; directs staff in emergency situations.
- Ensures staff follows policy and procedures in passing medications.
- Ensures individual meal plans and dietary needs are being met in assigned program areas; completes meal audits.
Verbal and Written Communication:
- Maintains professional relationships with consumers, family/guardians, and co-workers.
- Monitors staff attendance and computes staff payroll according to procedures.
- Monitors, audits and responds to staff documentation (data books, active treatments, program data, incident/accident reports, etc.) on the activities of people served in the assigned home or program area.
- Maintains individual ledgers, menus, grocery and supply lists as needed.
- Delivers constructive feedback to staff as needed in a positive manner.
- Completes paperwork (payroll, drills, evaluations, etc.) promptly and accurately.
- Takes ownership and holds self-accountable; makes decisions that are in the best interest of the consumer and agency
- Ensures that policies and procedures are in place and being followed that satisfy requirements of agency, licensing, funding, legal and accrediting sources.
- Attends meetings prepared; provides information as requested.
- Facilitates strong and timely communication with both external and internal stakeholders.
- Reports directly to the Program Coordinator
- Positions that report to the Supervisor include Instructors and Quality Mentors
- Interacts on a regular basis with individuals served and their parents, guardians, or other family members.
- Works closely with other department Supervisors and IPC/QIPDs to ensure consistency of programming. Also works with other agency staff, including bookkeeping and Human Resources.
- Participate in agency committees and projects.
Hours/Days of Work and Working Conditions:
Day program supervisors primarily work 1st shift hours (7:00-3:30) Mon-Fri. May require taking calls on-call before start of first shift and occasional weekends. Holiday on-call is required on a rotating schedule with other Supervisors. Works indoors in an office/program setting, and occasionally works outdoors in the community. Travel required to community sites, medical appointments, etc.
Equipment Used to Perform the Job:
Variety of miscellaneous office equipment, e.g., computer, cell phone, calculator, copy machine, fax; adaptive equipment for individuals served (wheelchairs, communication devices, mealtime equipment, etc.)
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Child Care/Day Care/Personal Care
Human and Social Services
Paid Sick Leave
|Years of Experience||2-5 Years|