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Director of community & Family Supports

Company: Bridgewell
Location: Lynn
Posted on: January 25, 2023

Job Description:

Connecting People with PossibilitiesMission: Inspired by the values of caring and respect, together we guide individuals with disabilities and other challenges to achieve and enjoy their highest quality of life and personal growth.Summary: The Program Director oversees the daily operation of the Cultural/Linguistic/Autistic Specific Family Support Center. The oversight includes the hiring, training and supervision of staff. The Program Director will oversee and monitor services and supports to families of both children and adults who are eligible for DDS services including those on the autism spectrum. The Program Director will ensure services and supports provide information and referral, service navigation, support groups, family trainings, parent networking, mentoring, facilitate social/recreational events, and transportation, based on the priority needs of families. The Program Director will engage in on-going community outreach efforts to ensure families are aware of the Family Support Center and its resources. Schedule: Mon-Fri 9am-5pm (40hrs)Essential Duties and Responsibilities:Recruit, train and supervise staff to ensure that performance standards are upheld and that all staff members are working in accordance with agency requirements, mission, goals and principles.Provide leadership to all staff by creating a positive work climate and creating a cohesive team environment.Promote the professional growth of all staff through coaching, mentoring and continuous training.Ensure ongoing systems for measuring quality of services and compliance with DDS regulations and Bridgewell policies and procedures.Ensure that services are maintained according to DDS, CARF and all applicable regulatory standards.Create opportunities and provide support to individuals and families in making decisions to develop their skills and foster independence.Foster positive relationships with individuals and family members.Oversee all priority needs of the families by identifying needs and securing appropriate services as needed.Transport individuals as needed to and from medical, recreational and other activities.Ensure compliance with the program budget through consistent monitoring of financial analysis and various reports.Build and maintain positive relationship with funding sources, community groups, families, and other service providers.Maintain core training certifications.Other duties as assigned.Required Education/Experience:Bachelor's degree in related field.A minimum of 2 years of experience working with people with intellectual and developmental disabilities including autism, one of which is in a supervisory capacity.Required Skills/Knowledge:Excellent written and oral communication skills.Excellent organizational and problem solving skills.Demonstrated ability to effectively manage.Demonstrated ability to foster positive relationships.Demonstrated basic computer skills necessary for position.Must have a valid Driver's license from the state in which they reside.Bilingual/bicultural in Spanish or Khmer preferred.Physical Demands: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to climb stairs.The employee must be able to lift and/or move up to 40 pounds.The employee must have a normal range of eyesight with or without corrective lenses, and have a normal range of hearing with or without corrective equipment.Bridgewell Offers:

  • Excellent health benefits-medical, dental, vision. We believe our benefits package is one of the most competitive
  • Generous paid time off includes your birthday (that's right, we even give you your birthday off!)
  • Collaborative work environment that values new insight and personal contributions
  • With over one hundred programs in the North Shore, Lowell and Merrimack Valley we provide excellent opportunities for training and professional developmentWhy Should You Apply: If top benefits alone don't sway you, then our compassionate and collaborative work environment should! Bridgewell is committed to training and developing staff and provides the opportunities for you to have a positive impact in the work you do.Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the job.Requires acceptable CORI results according to Bridgewell policy.Bridgewell is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants willreceive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status.

Keywords: Bridgewell, Lynn , Director of community & Family Supports, Executive , Lynn, Massachusetts

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