Reports To: Assistant Director of Residential Operations
Position Summary: To oversee all aspects of daily operations of assigned programs, to collaborate with the QIDP and Assistant Director to assure delivery of quality services.
Interviews and hires staff who work directly under this position.
Provide orientation, training, supervision, annual evaluation, and discipline of staff.
Ensure completion of OJT’s and DSP training within the 120-day time frame as required by DHS.
Provide appropriate model of client interaction with the staff of the program and other programs.
Be available as a resource person to staff and contribute to their ability to provide services through training and supervision.
Ensure that staff completes all agency and DHS required and recommended training in a timely manner.
Completes monthly reports on home environment, making recommendations through budgetary perspectives.
Support the manager On-Call team with clinical and emergency issues on a 24-hour basis.
Know and keep staff informed of all agency policies and procedures and changes as they occur.
Be the catalyst of agency information for your program assuring all staff are aware of information as received in meetings.
Intervene in problem or crisis situations as required.
Oversee, model, and supervise direct service, as well as assume direct service responsibilities when program coverage makes it necessary, including driving agency vehicle and transporting clients.
Coordinate client intake, admission, transfers and discharge in conjunction with the QIDP of the home environment.
Ensure incident reports are completed and reviewed in a timely manner.
Chair bi-monthly home meetings with all staff members and complete meeting minutes. Ensure minutes are signed by staff members and scanned into the H:// Drive.
Complete weekly Basic Assurance of Medications checks and submit to the Medical Services Coordinator.
Ensure that monthly client meetings are held. In each meeting a safety topic is reviewed, and client preferences in regards to outings, meals, etc, are discussed.
Ensure that indoor/outside program activities are developed and executed, along with ensuring staff are filling out the Activity form correctly.
Coordinate maintenance of the building and ensure follow-up on maintenance issues.
Conduct and submit quarterly physical plant inspections and follow up on issues that are not satisfactory in a timely manner.
Coordinate the regular upkeep of interior and exterior areas of the building.
Oversee van maintenance including coordinating repairs and preventive maintenance in collaboration with the Fleet Management Committee. Keep vehicles clean and odor free, exterior and interior.
Complete payroll, and payroll summaries accurately and in a timely manner.
Complete and submit monthly client attendance and money reconciliations by the 1st of the month and submit to Accounting.
Maintain current and accurate financial records and coordinate the appropriate expenditure of program and client monies as well as LINK cards.
Coordinate the purchasing of needed program and facility supplies, equipment and furnishings.
Be familiar with Rule 115 and 116 as well as keep staff familiar with the rule.
Responsible for daily monitoring of medication delivery system, report medication errors to Medical Services Coordinator immediately.
Responsible for bank accounts, LINK, Medicaid, and social security monitoring of client monies.
Work one weekend day per month and complete one drop in per program off shift.
Maintain NCI, CPR and First Aid Certification.
Carry on call cell phone as assigned.
Other duties as assigned by supervisor.
Essential Skills and Experience:
BA/BS degree in social service related field.
One year of experience working with persons with developmental disabilities and/or mental illness.
Valid Illinois driver’s license required.
Ability to meet agency insurance requirements.
Nonessential Skills and Experience:
Supervisory experience and experience in a residential setting preferred.
Previous experience working in a non-profit.
Reporting to this Position: All program staffs.
Physical Demands and Work Environment: The physical demands and work environment characteristics 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.
Physical Demands: While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools, or controls; reach with hands and arms; climb stairs; balance; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl; talk or hear; taste or smell. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by the job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.
Work Environment: While performing the duties of this job, the employee is exposed to weather
About Anixter Center
ABOUT ANIXTER CENTER:
Anixter Center is one of the largest nonprofit organizations in the Chicago area serving people of all ages with disabilities and related challenges. Each year Anixter Center and its three divisions - CALOR, Chicago Hearing Society (CHS) and Lekotek - help more than 7,300 children, teens and adults by providing residential, educational, employment, socialization and health services.
What makes us truly unique are the array of services we offer plus our ability to help people at every stage of life—children, teens, young adults and older adults.
As the parent organization, Anixter Center itself provides a broad range of programs for those who have physical, developmental, cognitive, psychiatric or sensory disabilities. These Anixter Center programs include: a literacy program for adults with disabilities; 24-hour supervised residential homes; substance use disorder programs for those who are deaf; and employment programs to help people with disabilities find jobs.