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IDD Day Program Supervisor

We are looking for talented individuals who share our dedication to the people we serve and support. RHA is dedicated to supporting people as they strive for increasing independence, personal growth and opportunities in their communities.? The guiding principle of RHA is that every person is unique and, therefore, every path to independence, recovery and wellness is unique.? Our approach to care puts the needs of the people and communities we serve at the center of every decision.

Do others look to you for advice and counseling when they?re considering job choices? Are you known as a life coach among your friends?
RHA Health Services is looking for a passionate, driven, and resourceful Vocational Program Manager to join our interdisciplinary healthcare team focused on monitoring, implementing and documenting vocational programs and training programs for our clients who are individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities, residing in group residential homes.
In this dynamic role, you will work closely with the vocational instructors and direct support employees to plan, coordinate, and ensure consistency and quality of training, habilitation, and development programs for persons with disabilities.
Our Vocational Program Manager will supervise classroom and vocational activities and coordinate the schedules/events of Direct Support employees, Vocational Instructors, etc.? Successful candidates will be able to rely on experience, knowledge, and judgment and will lead and direct the work of others to promote the vocational service's curriculum philosophy and mission.
If you?re looking for an opportunity to truly make a difference in the lives of the people that you serve then consider RHA Health Services where we put people first!
Job Responsibilities

Quality Assurance:

  • Formulates training policies, programs, and schedules, based on knowledge of individual people supported needs, company production processes, business systems, or changes in products, procedures, or services.
  • Devises special teaching tools, techniques, and equipment and creates learning materials geared to each people supported ability and interest.
  • Arranges and adjusts tools, work aids, and equipment utilized by people supported in classroom such as specially equipped worktables, computers, typewriters, and other mechanized and non-mechanized aids.
  • Directs and monitors contract work.
  • Negotiates rates with vendors to establish contract work.
  • Ensures confidentiality regarding sensitive material, and including people supported rights to privacy, employee complaints, supervisor and unit problems, investigations, and legal proceedings
  • Reports all suspected or observed incidents of people supported abuse, neglect or exploitation, to management.

Coaching:

  • Instructs people supported in all facets of their individualized programs including but not limited to: improving sensory motor and perceptual motor development, perception, memory, language, cognition, and social and emotional development.
  • Works with people supported to enhance their motivation, provide consistent reinforcement to learning, continuous assessment of level of functioning, and continuous feedback to people supported and clinical team for all learning activities.

Team Management

  • Assists members of clinical & medical staff in rehabilitation programs for people supported.
  • Monitors and assures responsibilities of Vocational Instructors and Program Manager stations
  • Provides input to staff performance evaluations.

Teamwork

  • Confers with guardians, Administrators, Qualified Professional, Habilitation Specialists, social worker, nursing, and others to develop individual instructional program for people supported.
  • Interfaces between day program/vocational center, community workers, and employees.
  • Plans and assists with the implementation of special events within and outside the day program/vocational center.
  • Attends mandatory meetings and training sessions as required and scheduled by unit management staff, Administrator or corporate managers

Career and Staff Development

  • Trains staff on day program procedures, modular day training, makes staff assignments, ensures adequate staffing; schedules lunches, breaks and orders supplies.
  • Stays informed of new developments, methods, and training techniques in the ID/DD field.

Employee Health and Safety

  • Ensures physical conditions in the day program/vocational center are safe and conducive for learning.
  • Reports all accidents, hazards, and needed repairs.
  • Understands and enforces universal medical precautions by utilizing personal protective and safety equipment.
  • Seeks understanding of and follows company policy with regard to personnel, regulations, safety, & blood borne pathogens.
  • Understands, teaches and utilizes proper body mechanics while assisting with behavioral intervention techniques, dependent/independent transfers and positioning of people supported regardless of individual weight distribution.
  • Conducts fire and disaster drills, sites location and use of exits, and fire extinguisher.

Requirements

  • Successful candidates of the Vocational Program Manager must be able to meet the following requirements:
  • Manages up to 12 employees.
  • Is responsible for the overall direction, coordination, and evaluation of these employees from the first shift.
  • Carries out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the organization's policies and applicable laws.
  • Responsibilities include:? training employees; planning, assigning, and directing work; appraising performance; motivating, disciplining, promoting team performance; addressing complaints and resolving problems.

Additional requirements of the Vocational Program Manager include:

  • Two-year certificate from college or technical school and three to six months related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • College degree preferred.
  • Valid drivers license including personal vehicle insurance coverage.? Must maintain proficiency in company sponsored training and certifications.
  • The following are conditions of employment: CPR, first aid, NCI, Medication Certification and others as specified and/or required by company regulations.
  • Must be able to demonstrate proficiency in CPR from floor level. Practicing CPR skills will require you to work on your hands and knees, bending, standing and lifting

If you are ready to make a difference in the lives of people we serve and support apply to join the team today.


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