Seven Hills Foundation Residence Director (35) in Leicester, Massachusetts
The primary objective of the position is to provide responsive, effective residential supports and to lead the staff team in creating an atmosphere that places individual respect, dignity and empowerment above all else. This position is responsible for the day-to-day operations of assigned residence with the goal of maintaining and enhancing the quality of program services offered. Requires use of beeper to ensure effective communication.
Demonstrate good communication skills and sound professional judgment.
Respond effectively to potential safety hazards and emergencies. Maintain a clean, orderly and safe environment by being respectful of property and equipment. Follow proper maintenance and safety protocols.
Ensure that all individuals are treated with respect, dignity and support to take as much control as possible over routines and activities in their home.
Coordinate the involvement of each individual in all planning and decisions that will have an impact on their lives.
(A) Ensure they are involved with the recruitment, evaluation, and continued employment of staff who work with them.
(B) All planning (ISP & other) regarding the present and future interests of the individual.
(C) The routines of their life, work, home, vacations, meals, leisure time.
(D) The culture of their home regarding respect for privacy common courtesy, shared responsibilities.
(E) Healthcare decisions, treatment.
(F) Access to the support of family, guardian or an advocate to assist with potentially dangerous, costly or risky situations.
Coordinate meetings, coomunications, etc. that ensure each individual has the opportunity to develop (with their team) an Individual Service Plan (ISP) with ongoing revisions as requested by DDS, by the individual or resulting from change or progress.
When authorized, support individuals as necessary in the management of their money.
(A) Ensure the person’s money is used only for their personal needs.
(B) Ensure people have access to their money either directly or through a finance manager / representative payee as appropriate.
(C) Ensure checking/savings accounts are balanced and show evidence of good budgeting procedures.
(D) Ensure financial skills’ teaching is occurring when appropriate to increase independence.
(E) Ensure people are supported to pay their bills in a timely manner (i.e. pharmacy, room and booard, etc.)
Scan all relevant information into TIER quarterly including medical appointments, financial/insurance information and all items included in Environmental Module.
Lead team to accomplish (in a timely manner) the individual’s goals and the program specific goals as defined in agency action plans.
Supervise staff directly and act as a team leader. As team leader, facilitate innovative, constructive problem solving. Show flexibility in approaches to problems and with people.
Conduct formal job performance evaluations on schedule, and complete all related tasks, including follow-up actions for staff with less than satisfactory job performance.
Ensure staff support is provided when necessary.
(A) Schedules reflect the needs of the people we support.
(B) Staff schedules and requests for overtime hours are approved by Area Director.
(C) Complete staff orientation checklist with new staff prior to working unsupervised with the residents.
(D) Monitor staff training and professional development according to agency training program.
(E) Hold staff meetings every two weeks to focus team and strategize regarding accomplishments of individual and program goals, to give and obtain feedback, problem solve, etc.; Ensure all direct care staff actively participates during staff meetings.
(F) Accurately complete staff payroll.
(G) Complete and maintain supervision files (includes training records, copies of job description, evaluation, and coaching notes) and ensure they are maintained in a locked area in the residence or main office.
Manage and record petty cash.
Submit monthly restrain reports to Human Rights Committee and DDS. Submit incident reports within 24 hours to Area Director (who submits to DDS).
Ensure individuals are supported in the development of talents and interests:
(A) People are supported to express their interests or talents in their community with people who have similar interests.
(B) People are supported in the development of satisfying interests/hobbies
High School Diploma or GED with relevant experience; BA preferred.
Proven record of working with and commitment to people with disabilities; Demonstrated management abilities; Strong communication and organizational skills and computer experience.
Valid Driver’s License required; safe driving record and adequate insurance and vehicle required.
Schedule: Monday, Wednesday, Friday 11a-7p, Tuesday & Thursday 9a-5p = 40 hrs. Mandatory staff meetings 2x's/month. Candidate must have experience with behaviorally challenged people/clinically complex residential program.
External Company Name: Seven Hills Foundation
External Company URL: www.sevenhills.org
Street: 382 Pleasant Street