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VersAbility Resources

Director of Community Living

  • Location

    Hampton, VA
  • Posted On

    May 4, 2022
  • Job Type

  • Category

    Nonprofit Administration
  • Experience Level

    2-5 Years
  • Education Level

    Master's Degree
  • Salary

    Commensurate with Experience

Job Description

Position Purpose:

Responsible for the overall quality, innovation, development and compliance of the various services offered by the Community Living department. This position impacts directly on the quality, scope, innovativeness, and legitimacy of services rendered to consumers in the residential program and therefore the image and reputation of VersAbility Resources and by extension, the community’s perception of people with mental retardation and developmental disabilities.

 Primary Duties:

•      Read, interpret, implement and understand policies, licensures, regulations, program requirements and state of the art methodologies of the treatment of persons with mental retardation or developmental disabilities.

•      Supervise and coordinate staff training.

•      Supervise and direct all program licensure and certification processes.

•      Responsible for the overall budget and program development for the Residential and Day Support program.

•      Directly supervises Assistant Directors, Managers (Residential and Day Support) and Therapeutic Recreation Specialist.

•      Special projects as assigned.

•      Interact with families and friends of service recipients.

•      Review and ensure maintenance of high-quality documentation of all programs.

•      Prepare reports as required.

•      Provide support for community integration efforts and HCBS Rights Compliance

•      Other duties as assigned.

Qualifications/Skills Knowledge & Abilities:

Education:  Master’s degree in human services, psychology or a related field required.   Must be able to maintain CPR, CPI, first aid and medication administration certifications on an ongoing basis.

Experience: Two years’ experience working with adults with intellectual and/ or developmental disabilities.  Experience with interpreting and implementing regulations, designing, and implementing programs, and other equivalent experience that would enhance this position.

Skills Knowledge & Abilities:

·         Comprehensive knowledge of mental retardation or developmental disabilities, consumer rights, and treatment methodologies.

·          Ability to read and understand complex interactions and relationships as well as communicate complex ideas and processes to others.

·         Ability to work effectively as a leader maintaining positive interpersonal working relationships.


To perform the job successfully, an individual should demonstrate the following competencies to perform the essential functions of this position.

·         Oral Communication: Ability to use tact and diplomacy to maintain harmonious relationships with customers and co-workers, in person and over the phone.

·         Customer Focus: Knowing the (internal and external) customer business needs and acting accordingly; anticipating customer needs and giving high priority to customer satisfaction and customer service.

·         Teamwork: Working as a productive member of a cohesive group toward a common goal and contributing to team development and effective team dynamics.

·         Attention to Detail: Taking responsibility for a thorough and detailed method of working.

·         Accountability: Accepting responsibility that results in anticipation/prevention of problem areas from actions, and problem solving inside and outside the department/organization.

·         Collaboration: Develops cooperation and teamwork while participating in a group, working toward solutions which generally benefit all involved parties.

·         Initiative: Does more than is required or expected in the job.  Goes beyond expectations in the assignment, task, or job description without being asked.

·         Innovation: Applies original thinking in job responsibilities and to improve processes, methods, systems, or services.

·         Professionalism:  Thinks carefully about the likely effects on others of one’s words, actions, appearance, and mode of behavior.

·         Quality:  Produces results or provides service that meets or exceeds company standards.

·         Reliability:  Demonstrates a high level of dependability in all aspects of the job.


This is a mostly sedentary position that primarily works in an indoor environment.


CPR/First Aid; CPI and Medication Administration

How to Apply

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