Requisition Number: PA058-UNTDI-S-09-2018-03
Job Title: Unit Director
City: Philadelphia
State: PA

Minimum Degree Required: C - 4 Year Degree
Minimum Years of Experience: 5
Salary Range: $65,000 - $85,000/year

Unit Director

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Description/Job Summary

Resources for Human Development's Division of Pennsylvania Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities and Autism is seeking to hire a Unit Director to ensure a therapeutic environment conducive to the provision of supports for adults with IDD and significant behavioral challenges residing in the community. The Unit Director is responsible for providing supervision to ensure compliance with the PA 6400  and Chapter 51 Regulations and  is held accountable to ensure that the program is managed and held to the highest standards. Responsibilities also include policy development, reporting fiscal spending, personnel safety, consumer service programs, and funder community relations. A commitment to the RHD values should be demonstrated as job duties are performed while following the principles and relevant best practices of a Trauma Informed Care environment.     

Essential Duties and Functions

  • Create an environment that empowers individuals through the development of skills and coordination of resources and supportive services.
  • Conduct an annual evaluation of the overall unit performance and adjust current systems or create new systems as indicated by outcomes.
  • Oversee systems that insure the quality, timeliness, consistency and security of all required documentation of operations, programmatic, consumer and staff.
  • Establish a protocol for communication with Unit management team and all staff as well as Division leaders. Assess the effectiveness of the established protocol regularly and adjust as needed.
  • Work in collaboration with corporate and other internal and external supports to create and evaluate the efficacy of the unit’s services.  This is achieved through  the collection,  measurement and assessment of outcomes driven data.
  • Active participation in all aspect of clinical team plan development, implementation and assessment .Maintain current knowledge of evidence based practices and implementation practices to adhere to and incorporate all corporate initiatives into the operations of the Unit program.
  • Oversee day-to-day program operations and ensure compliance with applicable regulations.
  • Oversee the implementation of behavioral supports.
  • Collaborate with  PA IDD Division leadership  which includes Quality and other Units to  write and implement all required plans of correction.
  • Maintain open communication with individuals, family members, funding sources, community resources and regulatory agencies.
  • Build and maintain effective community relations with local community groups and organizations.
  • Attend relevant conferences and meetings specific to PA IDD and pertinent topics to Unit and Division leadership including Quality Assurance.
  • Ensure that unit capacity is maintained and respond to potential referrals, developing new sites as indicated.
  • Collaborate with other Unit Directors of IDD systems throughout RHD  for sharing of best practices and resources.
  • Participate in employee orientation and training as needed.
  • Ensure that trainings are provided and support is accessible and acceptable for staff who may experience compassion fatigue.
  • Provide direct supervision to Assistant Directors.
  • Participate in employee progressive discipline for Assistant Directors and Site Supervisors.
  • Participate in first level grievances for direct support professionals in conjunction with HR.
  • Maintain open lines of communication with all Unit staff.
  • Attend monthly meetings at the sites quarterly at minimum.
  • Complete all documentation necessary as related to operations of the program.
  • Support quality improvement plans as outlined by Division.
  • Develop and update program policies in coordination  corporate, funder and PA IDD division leadership.
  • Ensure that confidentiality policies and procedures are followed.
  • Maintain a fiscally responsible program through ongoing communication and coordination with Assistant Directors and Unit management and Division leaders.
  • Develop and monitor the efficacy and quality of systems related to fiscal accounting, tracking and reporting.
  • Review budget with all staff at least semi-annually.
  • Participate in fiscal audits.
  • Implement RHD values and Best Practices across the unit.
  • Maintain an on-call administrative status as part of the management team.
  • Complete at least 24 hours of in-service training as required by DPW 6400 regulations.
  • Utilize all required technology to complete reporting requirements and submit necessary data within a timely fashion.
  • Represent the Unit in a professional manner and model leadership and boundaries  at all times.
  • All other duties as requested by Division leaders.


  • A Bachelor Degree from an accredited college with a major in human services or business management OR equivalent work experience.
  • 5 years of experience in a human service agency, which included supervision of others, direct service and program planning. Masters preferred. Spanish speaking and ASL preferred, but not required.
  • Knowledge of and compliance with the PA 6400 Regulations and IDS Guidelines.

  • Ability to effectively use computers, pertinent technology and mobile devices.

  • Ability to effectively communicate both verbally and in written form.

  • Ability to support and implement RHD Values and beliefs within a Trauma Informed Care environment.

  • Ability to engage clients and staff in effective, therapeutic and healthy interactions.

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.

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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.