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Regional Director-Northeast PA in Bethlehem, PA at Resources For Human Development, Inc.

Date Posted: 1/26/2019

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Job Description

This position, physically operates out the NEPA Regional Office, approximately 60 miles north of Philadelphia, PA.

Resources for Human Development's PA Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities Division (PA IDD) is seeking a Regional Service Line Director responsible for the supervision and oversight of residential and day programs located in Northeastern PA. The selected candidate will ensure that the programs are held to the highest standards of programming and is responsible for the health and safety of individuals supported along with RHD employees and the community.  The Director will ensure excellent funder/community relationships, policy development and fiscal responsibility.  The Director will assist PA IDD Division leaders in implementing systems for Corporate and PA IDD Divisional goals. A commitment to the RHD values and a Trauma Informed Environment should be demonstrated as job duties are performed.
Essential Duties and Functions:
  • The Director provides oversight to ensure that all programs meet or exceed standards set by regulations and initiatives by the state, federal government, division, and RHD corporate policies.
  • Hires, manages, and provides direct supervision to Unit Directors and Program Analysts assigned.
  • Manage the Transformation of Traditional Day Supports to Supported Employment across the PA IDD division
  • Oversees program budgets and ensures fiscal responsibility in partnership with the Manger of Financial Planning and Analysis develops and encourages a positive, supportive, values based working environment.
  • Effectively communicates performance and feedback in regular supervision of Program Analysts and Unit Directors assigned.
  • Works in conjunction with all Shared Services departments to develop best practices.
  • Assures programs receive training on best practices and strategic objectives so that they are understood and implemented effectively by the program.
  • Creates systems for ongoing staff development and assess the need for further growth and development of the program staff in conjunction with Human Resources Department or other Shared Services departments.
  • Creates systems for ensuring evidenced based clinical practices are utilized and assess the need for further growth and development of those supported by the program in conjunction with the Clinical Quality and Innovations Division.
  • Provides timely guidance and feedback as a member of the PA IDD Division.
  • Assists in creating solutions, key performance indicators, outcomes, and ensuring that divisional initiatives are met.
  • Analyze and problem solve operations for programming and assesses effectiveness of existing and newly designed systems.
  • Ensures services are designed around the needs and choices of those we support.
  • Assists in marketing of all RHD programs both nationally and locally by encouraging development and expansion.
  • Manages startup of new units and programs.
  • Participates in and contributes to Divisional and Corporate discussions.
  • Attends conferences and professional opportunities for advancing programing and operations in the PA IDD Division and the Corporation as a whole.
  • All other related duties as assigned.

  • Bachelor's degree in human services field from an accredited college or university, Master's degree preferred.
  • 5 years of experience with programs designed to support individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities, mental illness, addictive disorders or other life challenges; some clinical experience preferred.
  • 3 years of experience as a manager or program director working in a human service field.
  • Excellent communication, written and time management skills.
  • Experience managing, supervising and/or interacting with individuals with problematic sexual behavior preferred.
  • Current and valid driver's license with ability to travel to programs and the Corporate Office as needed.
  • Criminal record clearances, as dictated by the assigned programs.
 Special Working Conditions
  • Special Need situations - may require occasional evening and weekend work, occasional overnight travel (approximately 20%).
  • Interactions with individuals with medical needs, behavioral challenges, and/or problematic sexual behaviors.
Lifting Requirements:  Light lifting of paperwork, client documents, as needed to move objects. The use of arm and/or leg control requires force greater than sedentary, but worker still sits majority of time.  

Physical Requirements:
  • Stand or Sit (stationary position).
  • Walk-move self about.
  • Use hands or fingers to handle or feel (operate, activate, prepare, inspect, position).
  • Climb (stairs/ladders).
  • Talk/Hear (communicate, converse, convey, express/exchange information).
  • See (detect, identify, recognize, inspect, assess).
  • Pushing or Pulling paperwork/files, as needed.
The Director will provide collaborative supervision with the Unit Directors of the NEPA Programs in the PA IDD Division with a focus on Supported Employment Transformation. Supervision is also provided for the Program Analyst and the Director reports to the Executive Vice President.

A competitive salary is provided, and a comprehensive benefits package is offered.

Resources for Human Development is an equal opportunity employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, age, religion, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, genetic information, veteran, or disability status.