Do you envision a community where all people with disabilities live, work, and fully participate? Are you dedicated to providing opportunities that empower individuals with disabilities? Do you enjoy working as part of an innovative and dynamic TEAM? If so, Sertoma Centre is the perfect organization to work for! We are seeking an Autism Program Manager for our Day Program who is highly motivated and compassionate.
The Autism Program Manager is responsible for providing leadership to the staff, direction to program operations, development of systems, and promoting a positive and optimistic environment that is responsive to the needs of the individuals served, the staff providing the services, and reflects the mission of the organization. This position ensures the delivery of quality, individualized services to individuals and families impacted by the challenges unique to the Autistic Spectrum, while also assuring compliance with all regulatory and accreditation standards.
Networking and involvement in professional organizations is encouraged and supported. Staff members are also encouraged to continue skill development and education through paid external training and our Tuition Reimbursement Program. We offer a competitive salary, comprehensive benefits, eleven paid holidays, and generous paid time off.
* Provide and oversee delivery of person centered services focused on the specialized needs of consumers with Autism which includes researching, developing, and evaluating curriculum that supports adult learning, personal development, and increased independence. Ensure a program schedule and individual schedules are developed and followed. * Carry out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the organization's policies and applicable laws. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to interviewing, hiring, and training employees; planning, assigning, and directing work; appraising performance; coaching, rewarding and disciplining employees; addressing complaints and resolving problems. * Prepare and implement instructional materials and experiences that will increase consumers' participation in the community. * Use positive behavior support strategies to evaluate, implement, and monitor support plans designed to teach self-management, coping skills, and crisis prevention when a consumer engages in challenging or risky behavior. * Serve as a resource and trainer for DSPs and other staff members with regard to the specific needs of individuals with Autism and Autism Spectrum Disorder in general. * Initiate and develop relationships and partnerships with external organizations and agencies to enhance community engagement. * Proficient and accurate use of HSMS computer system for data entry as well as training and oversight of DSP staff. Data entry is required with particular attention to details and deadlines. * Use interactions and observations as opportunities to critically evaluate and analyze the quality of supports provided to consumers and strive for ongoing quality improvement. * Complete all direct support tasks competently and thoroughly, as needed, demonstrating best practices in person centered support, and function as a role model. * Perform other duties/tasks as needed and/or assigned.
* Bachelor's Degree in Special Education, Adult Education, Social Work, Psychology or related field. * At least two years of experience in the field of disability services or education specifically with individuals with Autism. * At least one year of experience directly supervising staff. * DSP Certification upon hire or completion within four months of hire. * Must be at least 23 years of age to meet agency insurance requirements for driving; must remain eligible for coverage by agency insurance carrier.