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Brooklyn Community Services
Brooklyn Community Services is one of Brooklyn's largest and oldest non-sectarian social services agencies. Serving more than 10,000 individuals annually, BCS provides a broad and diverse range of services including prevention of foster care placement; crisis intervention; early childhood and after school education; vocational training, job placement, and clinical services to adults with physical and developmental disabilities, and histories of mental illness.
• Oversee our individualized, person-centered residential program for adults with developmental disabilities. Our Supportive Housing Program, located in Bedford Stuyvesant, provides 12 studio apartments (8 IRA and 4 ISS) and helps residents live a full and integrated life in the community.
• Supervise staff comprised of residential care specialists, a part time psychologist and a nurse. Provide staff training to assure high quality programming and adherence to regulations.
• Review and approve monthly attendance billings to assure Medicaid compliance and conduct monthly chart reviews to ensure OPWDD program and Medicaid billing compliance.
• Ensure full 24/7 staff coverage. Responsible for emergency coverage. Some evening and weekend hours required.
• Oversee pre-admission, admission and discharge planning.
• Routinely schedule and conduct program meetings for staff and consumers.
• Ensure compliance with BCS/OPWDD policies and procedures for clothing purchase, equipment, food and nutrition, safety, sanitation, maintenance, preventive maintenance, and laundry. Ensure that medical, nursing and nutritional needs are met and planned for, coordinated and implemented on an individualized basis. Ensure that medication policies are properly adhered to by qualified personnel and that employee AMAP Certifications are renewed annually and records are maintained.
• Responsible for routine safety reviews of apartments and residential vehicle.
• Accompany residents, as needed, to specialty, psychiatric and surgical appointments.
• Prepare monthly, quarterly and annual agency reports on program utilization, staffing, services, consumer health, physical plant, NY Times Neediest submissions and other essential information.
• Provide fiscal program oversight to assure the program operates within budget. Oversee petty cash, ensuring all documentation is present and in accordance with agency purchasing policies and procedures. Oversee Resident Individual Accounts and Personal Needs Allowance (PNA) in accordance with established agency procedures
• Develop and review service plans on a routine basis but no less than quarterly to ensure service plans are implemented as written. Ensure that the service planning process is individualized. Coordinate the inclusion of families and other significant persons in the service planning process.
• Ensure that all individuals are actively participating in daily productive and appropriate activity in the community, such as Workshop, Day Habilitation or Supported Employment and maintain contact with service providers.
• Ensure that positive relationships are maintained with families, guardians, correspondents and/or other advocates through ongoing communication and meetings.
• Bachelors or Master’s Degree in Psychology, Social Work, or related Human Service Field; strong counseling skills; strong verbal and written communication; strong organizational skills and demonstrated leadership ability.
• A minimum of 3-5 years related experience working with persons with developmental disabilities with at least two years in a supervisory or administrative capacity required. Residential experience highly preferred.
• Demonstrated competent computational skills in Excel and Word. Experience using computerized client records preferred.
• Valid New York State Driver’s License required; required to drive a 16 passenger van
• AMAP certification required.
• Knowledge of Medicaid NYS OPWDD regulations.
• Criminal background check and finger printing required; screening against the GSA, OIG and OMIG lists of persons disallowed from working in Medicaid Funding Programs.
How TO APPLY:
Email cover letter and resume to: Lynette Loadholt at lloadholt@WeAreBCS.org