Services for the Underserved

Assistant Program Director

Job Location US-NY-Brooklyn
Category
Developmental Disabilities
Type
Regular Full-Time

Position Overview

The Assistant Program Director (APD) is responsible for ensuring that our individuals have the supports and resources necessary to live meaningful lives, and that they align with their needs and aspirations within both their respective homes and communities. The APD is responsible for ensuring that the individuals’ wellness, nutritional, and healthcare needs are met. He/she will lead their assigned shift, providing hands-on coaching and role modeling best practices and behaviors for Direct Care Professionals (DSPs) as well as providing 24-hour assistance in periods of high demand. 

 

In collaboration with a team member and under supervision of the Program Director, the APD is expected to promote an environment of respect, learning and independence for the individuals.  He/she will interact with individuals and colleagues in a manner that stems from dignity and with hopes of fostering a true home atmosphere for the individuals.  In addition, he/she will provide coaching to DSPs and Shift Supervisors so that their actions ensure the health and wellness of the individuals, support their independence, self-determination and right to take reasonable risks.

The APD will maintain operational efficiency of the residence, including fiscal, regulatory, policies and procedures, staff management, and quality improvement.

 

                                     This position is located at our East 34th St Program in Brooklyn,New York

 

ESSENTIAL DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:

Promotes the independence and self-determination of individuals, utilizing person-centered practices that focus on the individuals’ strengths and preferences while simultaneously addressing their needs.

·         Manage the holistic healthcare, nutrition, and wellness of individuals including tracking appointments, communicating with the CMS, Nurse, relevant doctors and managers.

·         Ensures the coordination of all recreation and other community activities that promotes the participation and independence of individuals.

·         Implement, evaluate, and provide feedback on all individual-specific care plans and protocols as written by the team.

·         Encourages the independence of individuals and promotes relationship building within the community and with natural supports.

 

·         Manages and directs the overall flow of the shift including assigning staff to appropriate individual ratios.

·         Supervise staff (DSPs and Shift Supervisors), while promoting learning and development by providing continual coaching and mentoring.

·         Role model the necessary behaviors that support independence and the aspirational desires of the individuals.

Additional responsibilities as deemed necessary by Program Director or designee

 

Effective August 30, 2021, unless granted a reasonable accommodation for disability, all new hires must show proof of vaccination against the COVID-19 virus.  If hired for one of our city sponsored programs, this requirement must be met by your date of hire.

 

Benefits Overview:

We offer attractive compensation with comprehensive benefits including: Medical/Dental/Prescription/Vision/Life Insurance;403(b); Credit Union; FSAs; Short-and-Long-Term Disability; Transportation Plan; Generous Paid Vacations and Holidays

 

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Qualifications

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS & SKILLS

·         AMAP; SCIP-R; CPR & First Aid is needed, but not required.

  • Note: S:US will provide on-the-job training for such certifications.

·         Behavior Tech Training preferred.  

·         Basic computer skills (e.g. MS Office suite and Windows)

Company Overview

Join a team of employees who cares about the wellbeing of others. We believe in fostering a culture built on our core values: respect, integrity, support, maximizing individual potential and continuous quality improvement. S:US is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran status, or genetic information. S:US is committed to providing access, equal opportunity and reasonable accommodation for individuals with disabilities in employment, its services, programs, and activities, including allowance of the use of services animals. To request reasonable accommodation or if you believe such a request was improperly handled or denied, contact the Director of Recruitment.

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