The Assistant Program Manager (APM) is a full time professional in a residential facility with direct responsibility for ensuring the needs and preferences of individuals with intellectual disabilities and complex medical conditions are met by providing a therapeutic environment that fosters skill development and self-direction while also ensuring the health and safety of each individual. The APM has primary responsibility for the efficient and effective utilization of Direct Support Professional (DSP) staff who are the primary caregivers. The APM is responsible for understanding each individual’s Individual Support Plan (ISP) and developing the work flow for the DSPs to ensure that all objectives on the ISPs, and health and safety supports on the Nursing Plan of Care are delivered and documented in a timely manner. The APM is responsible for the supervision and performance management of all assigned DSPs in accordance with St. Mary’s Home Policies and Procedures and all applicable regulations. The APM works a flexible schedule based on the identified needs of the Home.
1. Monitors Home activities to ensure the provision of active treatment, completion of health/hygiene supports and availability of proper levels
supervision for each individual.
This job description is not exhaustive and there may be times the incumbent will be required to undertake other duties in order to meet the needs of St. Mary’s Home.
1. A Bachelor’s degree in a human services field including but not limited to sociology, social work, special education, rehabilitation counseling or psychology is preferred. Associates degree in a human services field with an additional two years of directly related experience is required.
2. Prior experience working with persons with severe intellectual disabilities is required.
3. Prior Supervisory experience required.
4. Able to work independently and is self-directed.
5. Demonstrated ability to follow written and oral instructions.
6. Documented completion of Person Centered Thinking training developed by The Learning Community for Person Centered Practices is required. Preference will be given to those who are also a Person Centered Thinking Coach.
7. Able to communicate effectively in writing and via the telephone, completes various office tasks and utilizes the computer effectively for word processing, developing spread sheets, and the judicious use of email software using the Microsoft Office Suite.
8. Must be able to sit, stand and walk for variable periods of time.
9. Must be able to lift 35 pounds independently.
10. Must be able to use lifting and mobility equipment necessary to care for the residents.
This is a full time, exempt position, which requires a flexible work schedule which will require availability for work during the weekend and at night.