The function of this position is to coordinate residential for individuals who are intellectual and developmentally disabled. The House Manager is responsible for the staffing, operation and maintenance of assigned site/s under the direction of the Residential Coordinator.
Create an environment in which people are not only valued but encouraged to develop to their full potential.
Promote the organizational culture so that creativity, autonomy and continual learning will occur.
Develop, ensure completion and implement 30-90-day reviews for Individual Plans.
Successfully complete D.D.A. approved "Medication Monitor Training" and pass Medication Monitor course.
Ensure coordination and monitoring of the provision of medical care to clients as assigned.
Complete medication Kardex and review and process at least one time per month.
Coordinate pre-admission observations and admissions process.
Complete Prospective Payment forms, client Indicator, rating scales, CBIS and any paperwork for assessing eligibility.
Assist in the acquisition of appropriate Psychological/Psychiatric Resources for individual residents as needed.
Acquire alternate residential placement for residents when necessary and follow appropriate discharge procedures.
Schedule and chair IP Meetings.
Insure the evaluation of each resident prior to annual I.P.(ie.,I.P. Adaptive Behavior Scales, Program Assessment Chart, or Woodcock-Johnson Scales of Independent Behavior, etc.).
Assists in writing of the annual medical, annual social, and IP Program summaries for residents.
Develop and insure implementation and evaluations of I.P.’s.
Develop and write behavior programs for clients utilizing appropriate consultants and present information at BMC or HRAC when necessary.
Insure menu planning and special diets for residents.
Develop and coordinate weekly activity and schedule of residents.
Supervise the resolution of behavior problems and crisis situations.
Assist the Director in the preparation of capital and house budgets for the site, and oversee petty cash and residents’ funds.
Coordinate and monitor all necessary purchasing for the site assuring use of tax exempt card.
Monitor submission of documentation for eligibility (i.e. SSI, SSA, Medicaid waiver conversion, medical assistance, attendance forms).
Oversee record keeping of residents’ funds.
Site Maintenance & Operation:
Develop and maintain site equipment and household item inventories including required record keeping.
Monitor monthly fire drills.
Implement licensing and certification procedures for site.
Develop and implement a routine and preventive maintenance plan to insure the upkeep of the group home, its grounds and vehicles.
Interview and hire for position vacancies within site/s.
Supervise site staff using fair and consistent application of personnel policies and procedures.
Ensure staff acquire required in-service training as required.
Maintain site in accordance with respective State licensing regulations.
Provide program orientation, training and evaluations for volunteers and house staff.
Conduct regular residential observations and spot checks.
Conduct regular Site Meetings and document such by the keeping of minutes.
Develop, monitor, and coordinate site staffing schedules.
Monitor and complete payroll sheets in a timely manner.
Complete staff evaluations in a timely manner.
Carry pager, perform on-call duties. Provide coverage as needed.
Back-up on-call for other sites as assigned.
Handle all parental and family contacts for residents, providing any necessary casework.
Function as liaison between residential and day placement, also parent and other agencies.
Work cooperatively with other agencies, disciplines and staff in the delivery of program services.
Conduct quarterly house meetings for families, advocates, etc.
Conduct quarterly visits to Day Programs or schools.
Other duties as assigned.
Physical & Intellectual Qualifications:
This position requires a bachelor's degree in the field of Human Services and 4 years experience in a related field, at least 1 year of which is supervisory experience. Experience may be substituted for education on a 2:1 basis with approval of Administrator. Individual must possess a valid Maryland driver license with no more than 3 points and independently obtain and maintain all required professional certifications. (CMT, CNA, etc.)
This position requires the ability to use full vision, hearing, complete range of motion, and the ability to lift. The person in this position must have a positive attitude in the work environment and a high threshold for varying levels of stress to effectively work with staff and care for the individuals. Must be capable of physically restraining individuals in crisis.
In general, this position requires the individual to work independently 80% of the time. The Director of Residential Services provides the majority of required supervision.