Highlighted Positions

Residential Manager – Charlottesville

2022-11-30T19:58:04+00:00

The Residential Manager assures the operations of their assigned service site(s), including facilitating and implementing day-to-day services, activities, and programs for the individuals receiving services. The Residential Manager provides first line supervision of Direct Support Professionals (DSPs) to model/coach respectful and effective interactions and ensure consistent implementation of the Individualized Service Plan (ISP) for each individual.

An ISP must be completed at least annually or more often as the needs and desires of an individual changes. The Residential Manager will work closely with the individual’s Case Manager to coordinate the planning meeting, help assure all key people involved have input, and document the planning session. The Residential Manager assures that all regulatory and agency requirements are met.

This is a full time exempt position. The incumbent reports to the Director of Residential Services. In carrying out position duties, he/she performs in accordance with professional ethics and established policies. The incumbent is expected to function with substantial initiative and good judgment while utilizing the management team for regular input and feedback.

JOB DUTIES:

Day-to-Day Oversight:

  • Provides direct supervision to assigned residential site(s) and direct support staff.
  • Participates in the interviewing of candidates and makes recommendations on hiring. Works with Staff Development Coordinator to ensure training of new hires and completion of New Hire On-Site Orientation Checklist.
  • Prepares for and leads monthly staff meetings for assigned residential sites.
  • Oversees schedules and work distribution; regulates workflow to provide timely and coordinated services; provides for emergency coverage for assigned sites.
  • Reviews the medication administration records (MAR) weekly to ensure accuracy and maintenance of medications for individuals receiving services. Ensures that the MAR is accurately prepared and ready for timely implementation. Coordinates medical appointments and purchasing of prescribed medication, OTC medication, and durable medical equipment as ordered by physicians.
  • Oversees and coordinates agency, public, and other transportation to address each individual’s needs; may be required to provide transportation.
  • Communicate with day activity center(s) as appropriate to ensure continuity of supports.
  • Reviews and updates records regularly and as needed to ensure accuracy.

Financial:

  • Oversees site budget; Purchases groceries and supplies for assigned residential home; Completes monthly financial reports (i.e. checking reports, house petty cash, etc.); Completes financial reviews and reports for all individuals receiving services within assigned residential home.
  • Manages household operations to include home maintenance, vehicle maintenance, and office equipment. Requests and follows up with site and vehicle maintenance issues. Ensures that regular safety checks are completed.

Staff Training and Support:

  • Reviews and approves time records and PTO requests.
  • Provides on-call assistance to assure appropriate handling of emergencies, which may of course include days, evenings, and weekends. May be required to provide direct supports/cover shifts in the absence of support staff. Will work in conjunction with another Residential Manager to ensure on-call supports during time off. Participates in weekend and holiday on-call rotation.
  • Writes probationary and annual performance evaluations for all assigned residential staff. Conducts in-service education and training as required and appropriate.

Documentation:

  • Facilitates the person-centered planning process for individuals receiving residential services.
  • Develops ISPs that incorporates person-centered thinking practices and addresses the long-term goals in accordance with the Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services (DBHDS), Department of Medical Assistance Services (DMAS), and agency regulations for each individual receiving services. Ensures that the ISP is updated at least annually or more often, as needs dictateCompletes a written review of ISPs at least quarterly.
  • Provides training to direct support staff to ensure knowledge and accurate implementation of ISPs.
  • Reviews documentation on a weekly basis to ensure implementation of services and completes/submits weekly billing reports.
  • Responsible for obtaining materials for Local Human Rights Committee annual/intermittent review of restraints.

Other:

  • Participates in agency committees and relevant training as assigned.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:

Knowledge of: Considerable knowledge of intellectual and developmental disability delivery systems including Medicaid Waiver, principles of person-centered planning and community engagement/inclusion, family support, behavioral support strategies, service coordination, group process, service promotion, public relations, social services systems, and agencies working with individuals with disabilities; thorough working knowledge of regulations required of community residential services.

Skills: Development and monitoring of individualized services, social interactions, public promotion, service coordination, program development, community development and collaboration, staff supervision and development, teaching; safe operation of passenger vehicles as evidenced by a valid Virginia driving license and an acceptable Department of Motor Vehicle driving record; CPR and First Aid procedures; Medication Administration certification; crisis intervention and emergency responses; scheduling.

Ability: Ability to manage concurrent programs; write and speak effectively; exercise leadership and supervise the work of others; educate/train staff; interact effectively and maintain favorable relationships with staff, individuals receiving services, and the public; present a professional and compassionate image; organize material effectively; document accurately; meet required documentation deadlines; analyze trends in an effort to develop/implement appropriate responses.

TRAINING AND EXPERIENCE: Bachelor’s degree in human service related field and two years of directly related experience.

SCHEDULE: 40 hours per week, flexible schedule with evening and weekend hours as dictated by the needs of assigned individuals and service sites. Schedule includes participation in weekend and holiday on-call support.

Job Type: Full-time

Salary: $48,000.00 – $56,000.00 per year

Residential Manager – Charlottesville2022-11-30T19:58:04+00:00

Direct Support Professional – Lovingston Full-time, 40 hours

2022-10-21T20:13:09+00:00

The Direct Support Professional (DSP) for The Arc of the Piedmont is responsible for the implementation of person-centered plans through teaching and assisting the people we support in a community based residential setting, or in one of our Adult Activity Program settings. DSPs maintain required documentation and reporting, assist with personal care as needed, foster a warm and caring home environment and initiate in-home and community based recreation activities. A high school diploma or equivalent is required and, as always, we seek creative innovative individuals with an eye towards providing the greatest quality of life possible for the people we support. We currently have the following DSP positions available:

  • Lovingston, VA
  • Full-time, 40 hours per week, Wed-Fri 3p-11pm, Sat & Sun 12p-8p
  • $15-$17/hour

JOB DUTIES:

  1. Implements the Individual Service/Program Plans by effectively teaching and supporting individuals as outlined in the plan.  Applies positive, non-aversive approaches (i.e. Safety-Care, Positive Behavior Supports) to providing support.
  2. Observes individual participation and progress in meeting Individual Service or Program Plan’s goals and objectives.  Assists the Day Support Manager in the development and/or revision of Plans to better meet each individual’s needs.
  3. Assures a caring, stimulating program environment.  Initiates projects that create a supportive program environment, involving individuals in this process to the furthest extent possible for each individual.  Provides recommendations to the Day Support Manager for program changes.
  4. Maintains daily, weekly and other regularly scheduled documentation and reports regarding individual activities, programs and their progress.  Maintains required documentation within specified timeframes. Uses professional, person-centered language in the completion of all documentation.
  5. Assists individuals with medication administration to assure accuracy.  Monitors clients to assess medication effectiveness, side effects and reports observations to Day Support Manager for follow up.  Notes and reports errors in medication administration.
  6. Plans and initiates a variety of on-site and community-based recreation activities, which incorporate individual preferences and skills as well as concepts of self- direction, interpersonal competence, and community engagement.
  7. Assures the safety of individuals and makes reasonable efforts to protect individuals from harm, abuse, neglect, and exploitation.  Immediately reports any concerns or observations of potential harm, abuse, neglect, or exploitation.
  8. Utilizes necessary equipment to assure the safe transfer of clients, as well as protects oneself from personal injury (i.e. training and use of the Hoyer Lifts.)
  9. Assures the program facility is safe and secure. Immediately reports any safety concerns identified and takes action to address any concerns. Utilizes and contacts emergency services including local law enforcement as needed.
  10. Provides safe transportation to clients when necessary for daily commuting, employment, healthcare needs, and functions of community life.
  11. Attends staff meetings as scheduled Attends other trainings and meetings as required to maintain knowledge, skills and abilities.
  12. Provides residential day support to homebound Adult Activity Center participants when the Adult Activity Center is closed or delayed due to inclement weather.
  13. May involve, as required, personal care which may include some or all of the following: toileting, changing briefs, bathing and feeding.
  1. Performs other related duties as assigned.

 

REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:

 

Knowledge of: developmental disabilities; concepts and principles of barrier-free environments, person-centered principles, self-direction, interpersonal competence, community resources, health and safety needs, independent living needs of persons with disabilities

Skills:  safe operation of passenger vehicles as evidenced by a valid Virginia driving license and acceptable Department of Motor Vehicle driving record, CPR/First Aid procedures, crisis prevention, positive behavioral supports, intervention and emergency responses, documentation

Abilities: to lift and transfer at least 50 pounds and, for transfers of the people we support, utilize appropriate equipment (i.e. Hoyer Lift) to prevent personal injury or injury to the client, work independently; follow directions; communicate verbally and in writing, interact effectively and courteously with a variety of people, teach effectively, provide personal assistance

 

The Arc provides paid training such as Medication Administration, CPR and First Aid, all of which are required for employment. We are always interested in hearing from candidates interested in direct support work. Starting pay dependent upon experience and education. Relief positions are also available, working on an as needed basis.

Please be aware that our agency has implemented mandatory Covid vaccinations for all staff. In order to come on board with us, a new hire must be fully vaccinated and also provide us with proof of vaccination.

Direct Support Professional – Lovingston Full-time, 40 hours2022-10-21T20:13:09+00:00

Direct Support Professional – Charlottesville (Shamrock program) Full-time, 32 hours

2022-10-21T20:50:33+00:00

The Direct Support Professional (DSP) for The Arc of the Piedmont is responsible for the implementation of person-centered plans through teaching and assisting the people we support in a community based residential setting, or in one of our Adult Activity Program settings. DSP’s maintain required documentation and reporting, assist with personal care as needed, foster a warm and caring home environment and initiate in-home and community based recreation activities. A high school diploma or equivalent is required and, as always, we seek creative innovative individuals with an eye towards providing the greatest quality of life possible for the people we support. We currently have the following DSP positions available:

    • Charlottesville (Shamrock program) Full-time, 32 hours per week. Fri, Sat, Sun 8a-4p, Mon 2p-10p
    • $15-$17/hour

JOB DUTIES: 

    1. Implements the Individual Service/Program Plans by effectively teaching and supporting individuals as outlined in the plan.  Applies positive, non-aversive approaches (i.e. Safety-Care, Positive Behavior Supports) to providing support.
    2. Observes individual participation and progress in meeting Individual Service or Program Plan’s goals and objectives.  Assists the Day Support Manager in the development and/or revision of Plans to better meet each individual’s needs.
    3. Assures a caring, stimulating program environment.  Initiates projects that create a supportive program environment, involving individuals in this process to the furthest extent possible for each individual.  Provides recommendations to the Day Support Manager for program changes.
    4. Maintains daily, weekly and other regularly scheduled documentation and reports regarding individual activities, programs and their progress.  Maintains required documentation within specified timeframes. Uses professional, person-centered language in the completion of all documentation.
    5. Assists individuals with medication administration to assure accuracy.  Monitors clients to assess medication effectiveness, side effects and reports observations to Day Support Manager for follow up.  Notes and reports errors in medication administration.
    6. Plans and initiates a variety of on-site and community-based recreation activities, which incorporate individual preferences and skills as well as concepts of self- direction, interpersonal competence, and community engagement.
    7. Assures the safety of individuals and makes reasonable efforts to protect individuals from harm, abuse, neglect, and exploitation.  Immediately reports any concerns or observations of potential harm, abuse, neglect, or exploitation.
    8. Utilizes necessary equipment to assure the safe transfer of clients, as well as protects oneself from personal injury (i.e. training and use of the Hoyer Lifts.)
    9. Assures the program facility is safe and secure. Immediately reports any safety concerns identified and takes action to address any concerns. Utilizes and contacts emergency services including local law enforcement as needed.
    10. Provides safe transportation to clients when necessary for daily commuting, employment, healthcare needs, and functions of community life.
    11. Attends staff meetings as scheduled Attends other trainings and meetings as required to maintain knowledge, skills and abilities.
    12. Provides residential day support to homebound Adult Activity Center participants when the Adult Activity Center is closed or delayed due to inclement weather.
    13. May involve, as required, personal care which may include some or all of the following: toileting, changing briefs, bathing and feeding.
    14. Performs other related duties as assigned

The Arc provides paid training such as Medication Administration, CPR and First Aid, all of which are required for employment. We are always interested in hearing from candidates interested in direct support work. Starting pay dependent upon experience and education. Relief positions are also available, working on an as needed basis.

 

Please be aware that our agency has implemented mandatory Covid vaccinations for all staff. In order to come on board with us, a new hire must be fully vaccinated and also provide us with proof of vaccination.

Direct Support Professional – Charlottesville (Shamrock program) Full-time, 32 hours2022-10-21T20:50:33+00:00
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