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POSITION: Area Director of Community Living Services
FLSA CLASSIFICATION: Exempt
STATUS: Full Time
NORMAL WORKING HOURS/DAYS: 40 hrs./Varies
LOCATION: Community Living - HQ Office
The Area Director oversees all program managers for their assigned region. Oversees all operations to include successful implementation of strategic and business plans, company policies and procedures, quality assurance, and financial initiatives. Ultimately responsible for the day-to-day operations of each location in their assigned region, including financial, internal quality outcomes, external quality outcomes, employee relations, incident management, facility condition, staffing and compliance with local, state, and federal law. The Area Director ensures that all services and supports are person-centered and promotes a culture of choice, self-sufficiency and advocacy within the Community Living locations.
At The Arc personal choice means:
C – Collaborating with the individual to meet their goals
H – Having a Humanistic perspective and approach
O – Using your keen Observation skills to guide and mentor
I – Inclusion in the community by actively getting out and involved
C – Community/Citizenship involvement
E – Enhancing the life of the individual
Key Competencies Required:
The Area Director will have administrative responsibility for the individuals, staff, and facilities, as well as a broad range of program-wide administrative issues. This position requires a commitment to individual choice and community integration and inclusion. In the absence of the Division Director, the person in this position is responsible for the overall administrative functioning of the Community Living Program. Travel by car is necessary and a great deal of time will be spent in individual sites for observation, training and supervision purposes. The position requires responding to emergencies during and after hours, and on weekends as needed. The Area Director must pay close attention to detail for accurate results and will be operating under frequent exposure to unusual pressure, therefore good stress management skills are necessary and expected.
BA/BS from an accredited college or university with a specialization in human services or a related field plus at least 3 years of related administrative experience, or an AA degree with 5 years of related administrative experience, or a High School Diploma/GED with at least 8 years of related administrative experience. Must be personable, energetic and have strong communication skills, both orally and in writing. Must have knowledge of community resources available in Prince George’s County, strong organizational skills and demonstrate an intensive understanding of the agency’s vision in terms of the importance of recognizing and honoring the individuals’ preferences and choices and have extensive knowledge of human resources, human development, crisis intervention strategies, and federal, state, and local regulations.
Individualized Supports and Program Planning
Home Quality and Safety
Communication and Documentation
Mental, Physical, & Visual Demands:
While performing the duties of this job, employees are regularly required to sit, walk and stand; talk or hear, both in person and by telephone; use hands repetitively to finger, handle, feel or operate standard office equipment; reach with hands and arms; and lift up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision and the ability to adjust focus. Ability to drive is a requirement of the position.
While performing the duties of this job, employees are regularly required to use written and oral communication skills; read and interpret data, information and documents; analyze and solve non-routine and complex problems; use math and mathematical reasoning; observe and interpret situations; learn and apply new information or skills; perform highly detailed work on multiple, concurrent tasks; work under intensive deadlines with frequent interruptions; and interact with the community stakeholders including elected and appointed officials, staff, people served, the public and others encountered in the course of work.
Normal office environment; strong computer and communication and interpersonal skills.
This position description is intended to describe the essential job functions, the general supplemental functions, and the essential requirements for the performance of this job. This is not an exhaustive list of all duties, responsibilities, and requirements of a person so classified. Other functions or duties may be assigned and management retains the right to add to, or change the duties of this position at any time.
Pay Rate: $57k
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