Every Citizen Has Opportunities, Inc

Program Coordinator Day Support

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Description/Job Summary

Job Summary: 

Under the supervision of the Director of Day Support, provide training, support and supervision for adults with developmental and intellectual disabilities.  This is to include, but is not limited to ensuring that program participants are actively engaged in program activities, implementing Person-Centered Plans, behavioral support, assisting with the development of program curricula and activities, and to ensure that all services are provided daily in adherence to department policies and procedures.  Provide coverage for ECHO drivers, as needed. 
Required Qualifications
  • Bachelor degree plus any combination of education/experience equivalent to a master’s degree
  • Extensive experience in provision of services to persons with disabilities
  • Extensive experience in staff supervision and management
  • Considerable administrative experience
 Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
Extensive knowledge of implications of various disabling conditions
  1. Thorough knowledge of legal rights of persons with disabilities
  2. Thorough knowledge of supportive services, both local and regional
  3. Proven ability to be flexible in organizing, scheduling, and working to meet the needs of the individuals receiving services.
  4. Thorough knowledge of supported employment as it relates to a group models of employment
  5. Thorough knowledge of business and personnel practices
  6. Thorough knowledge of federal, state, and local regulations
  7. Proven ability to supervise and support direct service staff
  8. Proven ability to establish and maintain effective relationship with consumers, Considerable knowledge of specific training techniques including task analysis, behavioral objectives, and supported employment guidelines.
  9. Proven ability to support persons with challenging behaviors and intensive training needs.
  10. Proven ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with program participants, their families, co-workers, and other management and staff.
  11. families, and agency representatives
  12. Extensive professional writing skills relevant to the field.
  13. Proven management skills (personnel and staff)
 Job Description
  1. Provides management, including performance evaluations, leave approval, hiring and firing, disciplinary action for the Day Support Program. Plan for staff training, recognition and support.
  2. Develop ISP’s/PCP’s in conjunction with the program participant, families, case management, and enclave staff; assure implementation and write related reports for assigned program participants.
  3. Substitute as necessary when regular substitute cannot cover staff absences, including substituting for drivers as needed.
  4. Maintain positive public relations with families of persons served, agencies, and host company personnel. 
  5. Ensure that documentation for individuals receiving services meets standards for Community-Based Medicare Waiver, DBHDS Licensure, DARS, CARF, Medicaid ICF/ID and DOL.
  6. Provide monthly census reports to Director of Day Support Services, assist with utilization review, by the first Friday of the month.
  7. Orient all new participants and complete necessary paperwork to assess and enroll participants. This includes all intake meetings. 
  8. Identify, recommend and implement meaningful community based activities that incorporate program participant preferences and choices, support the community and maximize the independence and esteem and individuals served while enhancing the understanding and awareness of others in the community to better include the people we serve. At least two re-occurring outings per day expected by 6/30/2018, and three per day expected by 9/30/2018. Four per day is expected by 12/30/2018.
  9. Identify, recommend and implement an activity that supports cultural diversity on a quarterly basis to improve understanding of similarities and differences of different people and communities around the world.
  10. Provide participant-specific information at morning stand-up meetings.
  11. Complete PC section of all incident reports, and pass on to Director of Day Support Services as per protocol.
  12. Represent ECHO at planning/outreach meetings as required.
  13. Assist with APS and human rights investigations, and obtain all training for these
  14. Crisis intervention, as needed.  
  15. Perform additional related  job duties as assigned 
Supervisory Responsibility
This position supervises a small group of Direct Support Professionals. Provides case management and DSS coverage tor he LIFE program and its participants. 

Work Environment
This job operates in a primarily office environment. Responsibilities will also require work in various community sites with differing environments. This role routinely uses standard office equipment such as computers, phones, photocopiers, filing cabinets, and fax machines.
Physical Demands
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of the job. While performing duties of this job, the employee is required to talk, type, sit, open and close filing cabinets, push a wheelchair and rider, and lift up to 50lbs.
Position Type
This is a full-time position. Hours of work required are 8 per day—Monday through Friday. Evening or weekend work may be required as job duties demand.
Travel is required, to include visits to enclave site locations as needed. Fingerprinting and taking a drug and alcohol tests off-site at hire is required. Additionally, random drug tests could potentially require a repeat off-site drug test one or more times throughout length of employment. Travel may also be required to attend off-site trainings and conferences.
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PLEASE, no phone calls
Status / FLSA Classification
Full-time / Exempt
Salary Range
$44,000 – 46,000

Any offer of employment will be contingent upon successful completion of drug/alcohol screening, criminal background check, and education, employment, and references checks. ECHO is a drug free workplace.

Every Citizen Has Opportunities (ECHO) is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate in hiring or employment on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, gender identity, genetic information & testing, marital status, military status, national origin, age, disability, veteran status or any other status protected by law. We strongly encourage women, minorities, individuals with disabilities, and veterans to apply to all of our job openings.
ECHO is a member of the DHS e-Verify program.
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We are an Equal Employment/Affirmative Action employer. We do not discriminate in hiring on the basis of sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, religious creed, national origin, physical or mental disability, protected Veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local law.

If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the employment process, please contact us by email at info@echoworks.org and let us know the nature of your request and your contact information. Requests for accommodation will be considered on a case-by-case basis. Please note that only inquiries concerning a request for reasonable accommodation will be responded to from this e-mail address.

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