As an Assistant Program Manager, you'll work in a residential group home setting to provide the support necessary for the people we serve to achieve desired lifestyles and increased levels of independence, productivity, and social/physical integration. Additionally, you'll support the Program Manager in providing leadership, a positive work environment, and financial oversight.. Albertina Kerr empowers people with intellectual and developmental disabilities, mental health challenges and other social barriers to lead self-determined lives and reach their full potential. When you join Kerr, you become part of a team motivated to provide innovative and excellent programs, services and care. Essential Duties
Train, schedule and provide leadership to diverse staff to ensure that services for each person are delivered as defined in his/her Individual Support Plan.
Assist your Program Manager to maintain a work environment that emphasizes teamwork, cooperation, and safety.
Provide motivation and feedback to staff using positive communication methods.
Demonstrate the ability and willingness to address conflict, to facilitate resolution, and to develop/model professional and positive relationships with staff.
Routinely monitor staff training, Incident Reports, ISP goals, BSPs or other support documents.
Participate in training sessions and meetings.
Communicate effectively using written and spoken English.
Demonstrate computer skills and a working knowledge of computer databases.
Fill in whenever necessary to ensure compliance with the staffing ratio and/or to continue to foster teamwork and mentor staff.
Work with the Program Manager to maintain finances for each person..
Develop and maintain positive working relationships with community and governmental agencies, families, guardians, and agency support staff.
Demonstrate a thorough knowledge and understanding of the OARs, the agency's policies/procedures and our Mission Statement.
Assist with managing the program to stay within agency-approved budgets.
Participate in Licensing Reviews and Self-Assessments and work with Program Manager on the Plans of Improvement.
Interact with those we serve in a manner that demonstrates respect, enhances dignity, builds self-esteem, and empowers personal choice.
Paid medical, dental, and vision employee benefits
Paid basic life & accident insurance and short- & long-term disability
Paid internal training and career development
7 paid holidays and generous time off
24-hour Employee Assistance Plan (EAP) that provides resources for everything from mental health to pet insurance and financial counselling
Satisfies employment requirement for student loan Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program (PLSF)
One-year experience working with individuals with developmental disabilities or related field.
Familiar with medication usage and side effects.
Good math, verbal, and written communication skills.
Strong leadership and supervisory skills.
Good organizational skills.
Ability to make decisions in response to incidents as they arise.
Ability to relate effectively with people served.
Ability to meet agency driving requirements.
Ability to lift over 25 lbs. Ability to push or pull in excess of 50 lbs.