Program Coordinator - Adult Residential Services

Location: Topeka, KS
Date Posted: 05-01-2018
Company: Easterseals Capper Foundation
Position: Program Coordinator - Adult Residential Services
Job Classification: Exempt, Full-time
Work Schedule: As negotiated in employment letter
Reporting Relationship: Manager Adult Residential Services
 
Primary Accountabilities:
The primary function of the Program Coordinator Adult Residential Services is to support Easterseals Capper Foundation’s (“ESCF”) Adult Services purpose by planning and directing specialized supports to persons with physical and/or developmental disabilities. The Program Coordinator implements and supervises the implementation of residential service programs for persons supported by ESCF’s various residential locations.
 
Major Duties:
  • Develops and oversees the implementation of appropriate supports for persons with developmental disabilities.
  • Supervises direct support professional staff which provides supports for persons with developmental disabilities; directs staff, ensures support is appropriate and resources are used efficiently. 
  • Conducts site visits to individual homes of persons served; monitors supports provided as well as evaluate the cleanliness of the home and those adequate meals are being provided.
  • Administers personnel policies, completes evaluations and performance goals; administers appropriate disciplinary action including counseling statements.
  • Schedules staff coverage for persons served; ensures staff schedule supports billing structure goal. 
  • Maintains time cards for staff; approves and/or denies leave requests submitted by staff.
  • Maintains required records and data on persons served.
  • Assesses the needs of persons served; assesses care given, the type of care that is needed, identifies gaps and recommends solutions.
  • Establishes and maintains relationships with agencies in Shawnee County that are providing supports to the same individuals as ESCF to ensure continuity of supports. 
  • Provides on-call support twenty-four (24) hours a day, five (5) to seven (7) days per week.
  • Provides direct support services as needed.
  • Plans and administers budgets and manages the day-to-day budget for persons served.
  • Participates in the determination of organizational policies regarding such actions as participant eligibility, program requirements and program supports.
  • Participates in management staff meetings and attends other meetings as required; provides information on agency services, requirements and procedures, as well as information on what needs to be done to meet requirements.
  • Performs all other duties as assigned.
 
Qualifications:
  • High School diploma or GED equivalent required.   
  • Three (3) years prior experience working with adults with intellectual/developmental disabilities preferred.
  • Previous supervisory experience preferred.
  • Must have a valid Kansas Drivers License with an acceptable driving record.
  • Read, write and speak fluent English.
  • Must be able to pass background checks and drug test per agency procedures.
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office and ability to learn agency specific software required.
 
Training Requirements:
  • Must complete and maintain certain trainings to maintain employment, including, but not limited to: CPR, First Aid, MANDT, Medication administration (College of Direct Supports), Blood Borne Pathogens (College of Direct Supports) and Abuse, Neglect and Exploitation (College of Direct Supports). 
 
Physical Demands:
  • May be required to lift, carry, push or pull up to 50 pounds.
  • Frequently bend, stoop, kneel, crawl, walk, and respond to aggressive behavior with prescribed techniques.
  • May involve sitting for brief periods of time.
  • Available to be “on-call” twenty-four (24) hours per day, seven (7) days per week.
 
Work Environment:
  • Direct contact with individuals who are severely physically and/or developmentally disabled and who may exhibit unpredictable behavior and uncontrollable outbursts. The physical characteristics of the work environment are such that noise and odor control procedures are required. May work with individuals with Hepatitis B and/or other blood borne pathogens.
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