Requisition Number: LMVTC-PRGSO-H-02-2020-01
Job Title: Program Specialist I
City: Wynnewood
State: PA

Minimum Degree Required: B - 2 Year Degree
Minimum Years of Experience: 2
Salary Range: $35,100-$43,400

Program Specialist I

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Description/Job Summary

Program Specialist
 Center for Creative Works seeks a full time Program Specialist to work with a caseload of between 35-40 individuals. This positions handles all planning and documentation needs for participant artists at the program. CCW programs under PA ODP 2390 regulations.  The right candidate will have the opportunity to be a part of this team in development of the artistic, life skills, and community participation goals for a unique group of individuals. You will be a part of a highly creative and dynamic team of out of the box thinkers, artists, and community focused staff.  You will have an opportunity to contribute on many levels to the growth of this program and of our artists! 

The Program Specialist position holds the responsibility of supporting the health, safety, and growth of the individuals in the program; including integration into the community, skill building, programmatic concerns, incident reporting and adhering to the PA Chapter 2390, PA Chapter 51 regulations, as well as service definition(s) requirements. A commitment to the RHD values should be demonstrated as job duties are performed. Competitive salary, PTO and benefits offered through our parent organization: Resources for Human Development.

Resources for Human Development is an equal opportunity employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, age, religion, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, genetic information, veteran or disability status.

Responsibilities/Duties

Essential Duties and Functions
· Oversee the quality of programmatic plans, community access, volunteer opportunities, work experiences, and necessary services and supports that are provided meet the participants’ needs and preferences. Create, review and implement individual outcomes and action steps to monitor participant progress and all other documentation in respect to the 2390 regulations. Assist participants in determining what outcomes, volunteer opportunities, work experiences would meet their needs and/or preferences.
· Attend and document ISP meetings, and ISP reviews along with SC. monitor annual ISP progress for all participants. Ensure all ISP’s are accurate and person-centered..
· Organize, maintain and update participant files.
· Review service notes and additional data sheets if applicable daily.
-work within CCW’s electronic health record system to create all documentation and data capture.
· Maintain open communication with individuals, families and other team members.
·Coordinate and attend monitoring visits of SCs and other outside monitors.
· Serve as incident management point person.

Required Experience

1-4 years experience working directly with individuals with Autism/MH/IDD.

Required Education

Master’s Degree in human services field plus one year experience working directly with individuals with Autism/MH/IDD,or
Bachelor’s Degree in human services field plus 2 years’ experience working directly with individuals with Autism/MH/IDD,or
Associate’s Degree, or a minimum of 60 credits in the human services field plus 4 years’ experience working directly with Autism/MH/IDD.

Required Qualifications

  • Demonstrate a working knowledge of PA Chapter 2390 regulations
  •  Demonstrate strong professionalism, organizational, leadership and time management skills
  •  Demonstrate the ability to work independently with a minimum of supervision
  •  Ability to engage clients and Direct Support Professionals in effective, therapeutic and healthy interactions
  •  Ability to effectively communicate both verbally and in written form. Ability to interact with all levels of staff
  •  Ability to establish priorities, coordinate work activities, multi-task, and meet deadlines in a dynamic, open fast-paced work environment

Program Summary

Center for Creative Works is an Art Center located in Wynnewood, PA. We are a creative day program for adults with developmental disabilities. Each day, our staff of 15-20 artists and instructors work with participants to guide in the areas of specialized professions and the art making process, while offering professional and technique skills. Our goal is to assist in the building of social capital, as well as to support the vocation of artist/professional for our population. This goal is achieved by promoting their creations and design work, through marketing and exhibitions. Additionally, community engagement is used as a means to raise awareness in the greater community our artists, shared interests and professional contributions. Community engagement for us also means creating options for our participants to engage in a wide range of activities and opportunities especially relating to arts and culture. 


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Resources for Human Development is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, age, religion, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, genetic information, veteran, or disability status.