Program Specialist
Princeton, New Jersey, United States

Job Summary

Occupation Non-Profit and Volunteer
Specialty Program Management
Location 08057, Moorestown, New Jersey, United States
Visa Sponsorship No

Job Description

Last Update: 4/15/23
Community Options, Inc. is a national non-profit agency providing services to individuals with disabilities in 11 states.
We are seeking a Full-Time Program Specialist in Burlington County, NJ. The Program Specialist uses best practices and technology within a community based residential setting to teach individuals with developmental disabilities how to acquire the physical, intellectual, emotional and social skills needed to live as independently as possible. You must be able to handle the pressure of training in a public environment, exercise patience, work with flexible schedule, and respond to crisis situations. Ingenuity and creativity must be utilized when determining the best training methods, assistance, and supports for an individual with developmental disabilities. This person will be supporting Moorestown, Delran, and Willingboro areas.
Starting pay is $55,000/annually

Complete staff evaluations including but not limited to 90-day and annual reviews
Monitor and maintain residential budgets
Manage staff schedules and ensure shifts are adequately staffed
Monitor and schedule required staff trainings, seminars, and conferences
Monitor fiscal, medical, personal, and IHP documentation to ensure accuracy
Participate in Circle(s) of Support for personal future planning
Monitor and schedule house and vehicle maintenance
Assist in maintaining and monitoring of consumers finances
Monitor and report the health and medical needs of individuals
Build a support network between individuals and community members
Prepare progress reports for individuals immediate support group, including their family and/or guardian, staff, employment specialist, case manager, and other professionals
Ensure consistent service delivery that connects work, home and recreational needs
Serves as an active member of an individual's Inter-Disciplinary Team (IDT), which includes involvement in Individual Habilitation Plan development
Submit monthly written reports to the appropriate individuals outlining operational status, progress and concerns
May perform the duties of Direct Support Professionals as necessary, in accordance with current staffing needs
Cooperate with audits, inspections, and investigations
Additional tasks and responsibilities may be assigned

Minimum Requirements

Bachelors Degree with one year of related experience; OR High School Diploma or GED with three years of related experience
Valid drivers license with a satisfactory driving record
Complete all state and agency required training per state guidelines
Team oriented with demonstrated leadership experience
Experience with problem solving against multiple priorities
Ability to establish a comfortable and supportive relationship with individuals receiving supports
Ability to exercise good judgment and remain calm in crisis situations
Excellent verbal and written communication skills
Excellent time management skills

Working Conditions

May be required to be on-call in cooperation with other management staff
Frequent lifting, stretching, and other physical exertion may be required
May be required to transport individuals utilizing your own vehicle or company provided vehicles
May be required to lift or move 25+ pounds
May assist with wheelchair transfer of non-ambulatory individual
May be exposed to various medical conditions and communicable diseases

Competitive Benefits:

Insurance Options (Medical, Dental, Vision)
Paid HolidaysIncluding a Birthday Holiday
Generous Paid Time Off (PTO)
Employee Incentive & Discount Programs
403b Retirement Plan with Employer Match
Exceptional Career Growth Opportunities

Send resumes to: RESUMES-BG@COMOP.ORG
Community Options is an Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/D/V