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 6100 as it pertains to Community Participation Supports (CPS) service definition(s) requirements. A commitment to the RHD values should be demonstrated as job duties are performed.
Create an environment that empowers individuals with IDD or Autism through the development of skills and coordination of resources, in accordance with Everyday Lives and Person-Centered Practices.
Oversee the quality of programmatic plans, ensuring individuals’ health and safety is upheld in accordance with each ISP.
Ensure that identified services, goals, and outcomes are accurately documented, adhering to PA Chapter 6100 regulations.
Attend and actively participate in all team meetings.
Represent program in a professional manner; working in conjunction with Supports Coordination Organizations, Administrative Entities, the Office of Developmental Programs, and other ancillary services.
Organize and maintain individual files in accordance with PA Chapter 6500 regulations and program requirements.
Complete individual assessments, SEEPs, quarterlies, and other applicable documentation, within regulatory standards.
Assist and prepare new Lifesharing Providers for the self-licensing assessment.
Provide and conduct applicable trainings for Lifesharing families and direct care professionals.
Complete visits to sites monthly, or as needed.
Maintain a minimum of 24-hours of professional and service-related trainings per training year.
Participate in supervision and professional development plans with program management.
Serve as an incident management point person for the program within EIM.
Participate in a regular on-call rotation with other team members.
Other duties, as assigned.
At least one year of case management experience in supporting individuals within a community-based residential program.
Master’s Degree from an accredited educational program with 1 years’ work experience working directly with persons with an intellectual disability or autism, or
Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited educational program with 2 years’ work experience working directly with persons with an intellectual disability or autism, or
Associate Degree from an accredited educational program with 4 years’ years’ work experience working directly with persons with an intellectual disability or autism, or
High School Diploma or General Education Development Certificate with 6 years’ work experience working directly with persons with an intellectual disability or autism.
Demonstrate strong professionalism, organizational, leadership and time management skills
Demonstrate the ability to work independently witha minimum of supervision
Ability to effectively communicate both verballyand in written form
Ability to support and implement RHD’s and GROWTH’svalues and beliefs
Ability to engage clients and Direct SupportProfessionals in effective, therapeutic and healthy interactions
Ability to utilize and navigate Microsoft programsand applications
Possess a valid driver’s license
Resourcesfor Human Development, is an equal opportunity employer. All qualifiedapplicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race,color, age, religion, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin,genetic information, veteran or disability status.