Manager of Independent Living
Company: The Kelberman Center
Posted on: January 9, 2021
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
- 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
- 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
- Complete semi-annual and annual case reviews and participate as
member of the interdisciplinary team in individual's ISP
- 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
- 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
- Assist with the billing and maintaining documentation related
- Follow behavioral support plan and use methods of Positive
Behavioral Support Strategies to decrease challenging behaviors of
- 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
- 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
- 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
- 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
- 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
- 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
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