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Residential Program Specialist

Company: Community Options, Inc.
Location: Somerset
Posted on: January 28, 2023

Job Description:

Community Options, Inc. is a national non-profit agency providing services to individuals with disabilities in 11 states.We are seeking a Program Specialist in Somerset County, NJ . The Program Specialist uses best practices and technology within a community based residential setting to teach individuals with developmental disabilities how to acquire the physical, intellectual, emotional and social skills needed to live as independently as possible. You must be able to handle the pressure of training in a public environment, exercise patience, work with flexible schedule, and respond to crisis situations. Ingenuity and creativity must be utilized when determining the best training methods, assistance, and supports for an individual with developmental disabilities. The Program Specialist will oversee homes in Somerset and Hunterdon counties in New Jersey. Responsibilities Complete staff evaluations including but not limited to 90-day and annual reviews Monitor and maintain residential budgets Manage staff schedules and ensure shifts are adequately staffed Monitor and schedule required staff trainings, seminars, and conferences Monitor fiscal, medical, personal, and IHP documentation to ensure accuracy Participate in Circle(s) of Support for personal future planning Monitor and schedule house and vehicle maintenance Assist in maintaining and monitoring of consumer's finances Monitor and report the health and medical needs of individuals Build a support network between individuals and community members Prepare progress reports for individuals immediate support group, including their family and/or guardian, staff, employment specialist, case manager, and other professionals Ensure consistent service delivery that connects work, home and recreational needs Serves as an active member of an individuals Inter-Disciplinary Team (IDT), which includes involvement in Individual Habilitation Plan development Submit monthly written reports to the appropriate individuals outlining operational status, progress and concerns May perform the duties of Direct Support Professionals as necessary, in accordance with current staffing needs Cooperate with audits, inspections, and investigations Additional tasks and responsibilities may be assigned Minimum Requirements Bachelor's Degree with one year of related experience; OR High School Diploma or GED with three years of related experience Valid driver's license with a satisfactory driving record Complete all state and agency required training per state guidelines Team oriented with demonstrated leadership experience Experience with problem solving against multiple priorities Ability to establish a comfortable and supportive relationship with individuals receiving supports Ability to exercise good judgment and remain calm in crisis situations Excellent verbal and written communication skills Excellent time management skills Competitive Benefits: Insurance Options (Medical, Dental, Vision) Paid Holidays Including a Birthday Holiday Generous Paid Time Off (PTO) Employee Incentive & Discount Programs 403b Retirement Plan with Employer Match Exceptional Career Growth Opportunities_Community Options is an Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/D/V_

Job Type: Full-timeBenefits: 401(k) 401(k) matching Dental insurance Health insurance Life insurance Paid time off Vision insuranceWork Location: On the road

Keywords: Community Options, Inc., Trenton , Residential Program Specialist, Other , Somerset, New Jersey

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