Assistant Mgr – Day Support
Posted OnJune 20, 2017
Experience Level2-5 Years
Education LevelBachelor's Degree
SalaryCommensurate with Experience
Serves as the Assistant Manager in a Day Support program for adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities that is licensed by the Virginia Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services. He/she coordinates the day to day operations of the Day Support program. The Day Support Assistant Manager is responsible for the direct supervision and evaluation of five Direct Support Professional Specialists. The incumbent must maintain safe conditions for the participants and provide general client care and supervision. In addition, he/she is expected to implement training and behavior programs for each participant and document, as appropriate.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES
• Provides staff supervision to include: coordination with recruitment and hiring and training of new staff, overall supervision and evaluating day support staff. The Day Support Assistant Manager is also responsible for assisting staff in solving problems and providing daily programmatic direction and leadership;
• Supervises staff to ensure the implementation and documentation of programming;
• Performs weekly records audits to ensure documentation is complete and meets compliance standards;
• Coordinates Day Support activities and client scheduling to ensure effect implementation of educational, behavioral and recreation programs;
• Purchases, upon approval of Day Support Manager, supplies needed for these activities;
• Coordinates and oversees staffing schedules and assigned duties. Updates and revises schedule as needed per the needs of the clients;
• Directly implements the individual services plans for participants;
• Provides training in social, behavioral, personal care, communication, leisure/recreation and community living skills;
• Assists in the development of comprehensive, individualized service plans, as well as weekly and monthly evaluations of all plans;
• Attends team meetings to discuss and coordinate participants’ needs and services;
• Plans and supervises learning and recreational activities for the participants in the day program;
• Provides transportation for participants to and from all community activities scheduled during regular program time;
• Acquires and maintains valid certification in CPR, first aid, medication administration, behavior management, crisis intervention and defensive driving, in order to ensure the safety of participants;
• Assists, supervises, and/or trains participants in personal care skills (i.e., toileting, teeth brushing, topical medications, hygiene and nutrition), as needed;
• Administers and documents medication administration;
• Contacts families, advocates and other service providers to coordinate programming and/or disseminate information; and
• Performs other duties as assigned.
• A degree in human services, plus two years related experience is preferred.
• The incumbent must be physically able to respond to and manage aggressive behaviors of clients.
• A valid Virginia driver’s license and an acceptable driving record from the Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles are required.
In addition, the incumbent needs to possess the following knowledge, skills and abilities.
• Characteristics of intellectual and developmental disabilities, autism and cerebral palsy;
• first aid; CPR; medication management; and emergency procedures;
• counseling techniques with verbal and non-verbal persons;
• teaching techniques, prompting, breaking down information, chaining steps and documentation of different skills;
• procedures for prevention, diffusing and managing aggression; and
• services available in the community for resources and back-up emergencies.
• Systematic implementation of a wide range of behavioral programs and instructional formats, including the use of assistive technology;
• counseling persons with intellectual disabilities, including those who are non-verbal and those with significant cognitive impairments;
• recognizing and responding to medical emergencies;
• written and oral communication of information to staff regarding participants’ needs;
• accurately describe/record data and observations;
• use non-aversive techniques to manage behavioral problems; and
• must have strong written and oral communication skills and supervisory experience.
• Make sound and safe decisions regarding behavior management, health needs, and emergencies;
• analyze needs of non-verbal participants and respond appropriately;
• conduct personal, community and recreational skills training programs following systems of least prompts, chaining and a variety of reinforcement schedules;
• de-escalate and manage aggressive persons; and
• drive defensively.
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