An incumbent in this class oversees the provision of residential and treatment services for developmentally disabled clients in a residential setting.
Direct supervision of 2 Habilitation Supervisors.
Indirect supervision of 20 Habilitation Training Aides, Attendants and Custodial Workers.
Nature and Scope
A class incumbent reports to a Developmental Disabilities Program Administrator and is responsible for insuring the provision of residential and treatment services for clients in an assigned unit. Work involves planning and overseeing the development and implementation of individual client habilitation and treatment plans and coordinating the implementation of same through subordinate staff assignments. In addition, class incumbents function as lead advocate for assigned clients which includes securing and overseeing the integration of services for clients. Supervision of their financial affairs and liaison with other community, public and private resources to secure needed services. A significant aspect of the work involves monitoring daily staff assignments, providing in-service training to staff, evaluating the effectiveness of staff client interaction and responsibility for efficient physical plant operation and administration of the residential unit.
Essential functions are fundamental, core functions common to all positions in the class series and are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all job duties for any one position in the class. Since class specifications are descriptive and not restrictive, incumbents can complete job duties of similar kind not specifically listed here.
Plans, assigns, reviews, evaluates and trains staff in the assigned unit.
Develops active treatment plans for assigned clients based on input from unit staff.
Conducts interdisciplinary team conferences.
Insures the physical operation of the unit is maintained by requisitioning needed supplies and materials, checking maintenance and insuring work orders are completed.
Investigates complaints regarding patient abuse and initiates appropriate corrective action.
Prepares reports of unit activities and maintains client case files and records.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
The intent of the listed knowledge, skills and abilities is to give a general indication of the core requirements for all positions in the class series; therefore, the KSA’s listed are not exhaustive or necessarily inclusive of the requirements of every position in the class.
Knowledge of the principles, practices, methods and techniques used in the treatment of the developmentally disabled.
Knowledge of the principles and practices of treatment plan development as they relate to the developmentally disabled.
Knowledge of the methods and techniques of behavior management.
Knowledge of Federal and State laws, rules, regulations and guidelines governing the operation of residential treatment facilities for the developmental disabled.
Knowledge of applicable Department, Division and facility policies, procedures, rules and regulations.
Knowledge of the principles and practices of supervision.
Ability to analyze and prepare habilitation programs for the developmentally disabled.
Ability to evaluate the effectiveness of habilitation plans and recommend alternative action.
Ability to evaluate the effectiveness of residential center operations and develop and implement changes as required.
Ability to provide training to staff in the implementation of client treatment plans.
Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with co-workers and subordinate staff.
Ability to prepare and maintain records and reports.
JOB REQUIREMENTS for Developmental Disabilities Residential Unit Manager Applicants must have education, training and/or experience demonstrating competence in each of the following areas:
Possession of a Bachelors degree or higher in a human services or related field OR a licensed Registered Nurse OR Doctor of Medicine or Osteopathy.
At least one year experience providing professional services to individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities.
Six months experience in health or human services work such as applying theories, principles, laws and practices of health or human services programs and services that assist with and improve life for individuals, families, or communities such as financial support, employment, unemployment, housing, health care, disease prevention, substance abuse, child protective services, physical/mental health treatment and prevention or rehabilitation.
Six months experience in interpreting laws, rules, regulations, standards, policies, and procedures.
Six months experience in making recommendations as part of a clients service plan such as clinical treatment, counseling, or determining eligibility for health or human services/benefits.
Six months experience in narrative report writing.
Knowledge of staff supervision acquired through course work, academic training, training provided through an employer, or performing as a lead worker overseeing the work of others; OR supervising staff which may include planning, assigning, reviewing, and evaluating the work of others; OR supervising through subordinate supervisors a group of professional, technical, and clerical employees.