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Director- Community Programs

Company: North State
Location: Hartford
Posted on: January 25, 2023

Job Description:

Oak Hill has been enhancing the lives of people with disabilities since 1893! We invite you to join our team of highly committed professionals. Founded in 1893 by trailblazer and visionary, Emily Wells Foster, Oak Hill has over 129 years of experience providing the highest quality services to people with varying disabilities. Oak Hill sets the standard, partnering with people with disabilities, to provide services and solutions promoting independence, education, health, and dignity. About the Position: The Director of Community Programs assists the Chief Administrator for Community Programs in ensuring that the organization's goals and objectives are achieved by developing, organizing and overseeing community programs, in accordance with state and federal regulations that seek to meet individual program participant needs.The Director of Community Programs works under the direction of the Chief Administrator for Community Programs. This individual is responsible for the oversight of Program Directors, Program Managers, Nurses, Direct Support and office staff in Community Programs, and has contact with administration, Human Resources staff /Business Partners, other individuals who fall within the range of programs, parents and guardians, medical personnel, employers, the Department ofDevelopmental Services the Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services , the Department of Public Health, the Department of Children and Families, the Department of Social Services and the Department of Housing and Urban Development representatives.

Qualification Requirements:

Master's degree in Administration, Human Services, Special Education, Education, Psychology or related field and a minimum of eight years increasingly responsible experience in the field of disabilities, including supervision.

Benefits:
Generous Paid Vacation, Sick, and Personal Time, Plus Paid Holidays
Affordable Medical, Dental, and Vision Benefits (Oak Hill pays 50% of your medical deductible)
403(b) Retirement Plan (Oak Hill contributes 5% at no cost to you)
Free and Low-Cost Life Insurance Options and Free Long-term Disability Insurance
Excellent Professional Development Opportunities; Tuition Reimbursement; Career Pathways
Staff Recognition and Appreciation
Paid Training, Education, and Certification as necessary (including CPR training) Responsibilities:

  • Identifies, develops, implements and monitors systems, procedures and practices to ensure adherence with all laws, regulations, policies and procedures related to community programs. Maintains the highest level of quality assurance in the operation of programs and services.
  • In conjunction with the Finance Department and the Chief Administrator for Community Programs ensures that sufficient program funding is secured and services provided are appropriately billed to various vendors. Monitors departmental budgets making adjustments when necessary.
  • In conjunction with the Human Resources Department develops and maintains a cost effective, recruitable, and consistent workforce plan.
  • Ensures that professional staff, including RN Supervisors, RNs, Program Supervisors, Behavior Specialists, Speech and Language Pathologists, Social Workers, Dieticians, Managers, and consultant therapists are offered regular opportunities for professional growth and development with Oak Hill policies, DDS and ICF Regulations.
  • Assists the Planning and Support Team when needed in acquiring services for program participants based on identified needs.
  • Maintains and develops staff by supervising, directly and through delegation, personnel directly involved in community programs, including hiring, transferring, promoting, demoting, disciplining, counseling, coaching, appraising job results of professional and office staff, and recommending termination in collaboration with the Chief Administrator for Community Programs.
  • In conjunction with the Chief Administrator for Community Programs, oversees position of Supervising RNs to ensure that the medical needs of program participants are met, systems are developed, that auditing of program participants' records occurs on a regular basis.Ensures that the Supervising RNs collaborate and provide input into Infection Control and other medically relevant Policies and Procedures.
  • Ensures the financial practices and audits comply with Oak Hill standards.Works in conjunction with the business office to address financial issues for program participants and Community Programs.
  • Meets with nurses, supervisors, Behavior Specialists, Social Workers, Dieticians, and others as needed on a monthly basis to facilitate the exchange of information and monitor effective implementation of policies and procedures.
  • Collaborates with the Learning Center Staff, supervising RNs and RNs in monitoring the medication administration certification program.
  • In conjunction with the Chief Administrator for Community Programs, reviews and assists with investigations of alleged abuse and neglect of program participants and into alleged staff misconduct affecting adherence to agency policies and procedures, and state and federal requirements. Identifies trends and implement safe guards for program participants as needed. Maintains regular communication with regulatory agencies such as Office of Protection and Advocacy, and DDS Division of Investigation to meet all standards.
  • Identifies actual and anticipated Community Program needs/potential, and recommends programs and services by establishing and maintaining personalcontact with supervisory, professional, and other staff and program participants in Oak Hill programs
  • Addresses changing program participant needs and professional trends, and anticipates the needs of potential participants by assessing/evaluating, planningand overseeing the implementation of changes to current Community Programs and introducing new programs in collaboration with the Chief Administrator for Community Programs.
  • In collaboration with the Chief Administrator for Community Programs completes needs assessment, contacting and interacting with appropriate state and local agencies, groups and individuals, to obtain information necessary for formulating new cost effective program proposal(s) including budget.
  • Promotes positive agency image and markets agency services by interacting and cooperating with representatives of funding and regulatory agencies (DDS, DMHAS, DCF, HUD, DPH, DSS), and related service agencies.
  • Acts as a Liaison with DDS, DMHAS, DPH, DCF, HUD, BESB, DSS and other agencies in ensuring the provision of services and resolving related issues.
  • Interacts with parents and guardians, communicating changes affectingprogram participants as needed.
  • Maintains department operations by participating in the Policy DevelopmentCommittee to revise, formulate and implement agency policies and procedures.
  • Assists in maintaining communication between Community Programs and other departments by working cooperatively with Human Resources, Finance, Operations, The Learning Center, Education, and other departments, to accomplish community program and agency goals.
  • Ensures ongoing operation and supervision of Community Programs by assuming direct responsibility for the supervision of specific Community Programs in theabsence of supervisor(s) as needed.
  • On -call for consultation and emergencies 24 hours, seven days per week.
  • Covers for the Program Directors in their absence.
  • Performs other related tasks as needed. We support equality for and advancement of all people, based on their qualifications and actions alone, without regard to color, gender, age, religion, national origin or disability.

Keywords: North State, Hartford , Director- Community Programs, Executive , Hartford, Connecticut

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