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Manager of Independent Living

Company: The Kelberman Center
Location: Utica
Posted on: January 9, 2021

Job Description:

POSITION SUMMARYThe Waiver Manager works directly with the Coordinator of Home and Community Services to oversee daily operations across various components of the waiver department. This position provides direct oversight and coordination of the Mentor team under the direction of the Coordinator of Home and Community Services.ESSENTIAL RESPONSIBILITIES:Activities include but are not limited to the following:

  • Complete initial waiver Intake and Family Support Plan with families, identifying individual habilitation needs and family support needs.
  • Develop, implement and monitor Individual Habilitation plans for people receiving services through the OPWDD Home and Community Based Waiver Program
  • Coordinate facilitation of support activities within waiver department.
  • Delivery of direct habilitation services to individuals while assessing appropriateness of plan as developed, progress/regression, continued appropriateness of plan. Services include: attend to personal, self-care, and other needs that the individual cannot independently accomplish.
  • Respect the privacy and home environment where services are being provided and report related safety concerns to supervisor in a timely manner.
  • Provide transportation for the individual as required to carry out the goals and services of the individualized habilitation plan.
  • Complete semi-annual and annual case reviews and participate as member of the interdisciplinary team in individual's ISP meetings.
  • Maintain program participant's active chart ensuring documentation meets all regulatory and compliance standards, including client charts, staff records and billing records. Participate in compliance quick review process.
  • Ensure plans are developed based on valued outcomes identified with the ISP and in accordance with agency standards and regulatory requirements.
  • Manage Program Mentors to ensure service delivery including back up staffing coverage, ensuring adequate documentation, service delivery, and addressing issues as they arise.
  • Collect and maintain data on habilitative goals and participate in meetings.
  • Assist with the billing and maintaining documentation related to billing.
  • Follow behavioral support plan and use methods of Positive Behavioral Support Strategies to decrease challenging behaviors of individuals.
  • Participate in activities as part of the treatment team that may include meetings, trainings, and committees.
  • Ensure positive and effective communication and cooperation within and between department, division, agency, family and community personnel.
    • Establish a work environment that creates positive communication between supervisors and employees and assimilates new employees to the Agency's culture, values and mission.
    • Ensure compliance with all pertinent government and Center regulations and operating standards.QUALIFICATIONS/EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE
      • Meet OPWDD requirements as a Qualified Mental Retardation Professional (QIDP) currently or with experience for education and experience as listed below:
        • Meet one of the following educations requirements: Masters Degree in psychology, Bachelor degree in human services, Psychologist, Registered Nurse, or Master's in Social Work.
        • Minimum of 12 months' experience in working with persons with developmental disabilities.
        • Ability to lift and/or assist individuals in your care and the ability to meet the physical requirements of the specific job.
        • Minimum one (1) year related experience.
        • Must have understanding of the characteristics of persons with autism and behavior management.
        • Requires excellent problem solving ability.
        • Basic computer skills (Windows, Microsoft word, excel, adobe acrobat, Outlook, internet & email; ability to utilize department software program).
        • This position has regular and substantial unsupervised and unrestricted physical contact with individuals receiving services and is required by law to be fingerprinted for a criminal history record check under OPWDD (Office for People with Developmental Disabilities) or OMH (Office of Mental Health).
        • Must have valid NYS Drivers License.
          • Must possess the ability to make independent decisions when circumstances are warranted.WORK ENVIRONMENT/HAZARDS
            • Job related tasks do not involve exposure or potential exposure to blood, body fluids, or tissue and Category I tasks are not a condition of employment. May have exposure to unpredictable individuals and situations when working at Kelberman Center and Upstate Cerebral Palsy sites.
            • OSHA Exposure Category IIIPHYSICAL DEMANDS
              • Must have full sight and hearing with fluency in the English language.
              • May have to lift up to 25 lbs. and may be exposed to hazardous health conditions and/or verbal or physical aggression as well as provide direct care of consumers requiring visual and auditory monitoring, as well as direct hygienic care of consumers.
              • Ability to meet the physical requirements of the specific job.WORK CONTACT GROUPAll staff, individuals at sites, visitors, family members, vendors, various regulatory and professional agencies.

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