F/T Program Manager - GH 12 (Jackson)

For nearly 40 years, Alternatives, Inc. has been dedicated to providing the best in support services to adults with Developmental/Intellectual Disabilities and Mental Illnesses. Services include Residential, Behavior Support, Employment, Support Coordination and Recreation. We have seen great growth in the past few years, which has stretched our coverage area to include Warren, Hunterdon, Morris, Union, Middlesex, Monmouth & Ocean counties. This expansion would not be possible without our dedicated staff members working on the front lines - the Direct Support Professionals & Program Managers.
Direct Support Professionals & Program Managers make it their mission to ensure the comfort and safety of each client. They spend day-in and day-out focused on helping their clients succeed. They see them at their best and at their worst. Their relationship is one of mutual respect and admiration. Direct Support Professionals become clients' second family or, in some cases, only family.
Role of a Program Manager:
Assist in activities of daily living skills
Administer or assist with prescribed medication
Provide transportation
Assists in the implementation of individual plans for individuals and behavioral plan goals
Assists individuals in the pursuit of recreational, social and community activities based on their preferences and individual plans
Support people to achieve personal outcomes that characterize a high quality of life
Desired Qualities of a Program Manager:
Positive Communication Skills
Reliability & Dedication
Desire to make a difference
Ethical and moral values
High School diploma or GED
Ability to pass criminal/registry background checks/drug screen
Clear tuberculosis screening
A valid driver's license, no more than 5 points or DUI in last 3 years
Ability to pass and maintain required trainings such as CPR/First Aid, Medication Administration and Positive Behavioral Support Training
Experience working with individuals with intellectual and/or developmental disabilities (preferred but not required)
So why should you apply...?Here are just SOME of the incentives for being part of our team!
Paid training
Sign On bonus
Staff Appreciation events
Health and Wellness fairs
Lunch & Learns
Employee Recognition Awards
Student Loan Forgiveness Program
Employee Referral Bonuses
Mileage reimbursement
For a full list of benefits, click here
We invite you to apply and become part of the Alternatives team and make a difference!
Change Lives, Build Futures!
Program Manager
Jackson Group Home
Tuition Reimbursement - Paid Time Off - 401K - Health Benefits
BA & 2 Years Experience Preferred
Experience may be substituted for education
Computer skills a must !
Must possess valid NJ/NY/PA driver's license
In order to be eligible for employment, applicant must not have more than 5 points on their driving record and no DUIs within the last 3 years.
Essential Duties & Responsibilities Include:
Responsible for overall operation and management of assigned program.
Work in conjunction with Director of Services in screening and selection of referrals to program.
Design and implement Individual Service Plans for clients.
Carry out IHP goals and Positive Support Plans designed by Behavior Analyst.
Coordinate of medical services to clients, ensuring appropriate, effective and efficient interventions, appropriate documentation of medical services and follow-up.
Demonstrate working knowledge of medical needs of clients and medical issues.
Complete staff appraisals
Ensure staff attend required trainings in the established time frame
Supervise program staff including recommendation of hiring and termination, assignment of duties, instruction of methods, documentation of employees' progress, and collection and submission of time sheets and travel vouchers
Ensure all program staff are appropriately trained and maintain program training records.
Responsible for adherence to budgetary guidelines
Responsible for monitoring and ensuring safe-keeping of funds including clients' monies and programs' petty cash fund and charges.
Serve as liaison and responsible for fostering positive relationships between program and inter-agency departments, family members, neighbors, medical providers, day support programs/employers, DHS representatives, etc.
Provision of appropriate community integration opportunities for clients
Conduct monthly staff meeting
Provides direct care support to clients receiving services in areas of, but not limited to, medical (diet and nutrition), daily living skills, money management, personal growth and development, vocational training, socialization, community integration, self preservation, community awareness and safety, and communication.
Strong interpersonal & effective communication skills required
Alternatives, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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