Residential Program Specialist

Community Options, Inc. is a national non-profit agency providing services to individuals with disabilities in 11 states.
We are seeking a Residential Program Specialist in Bucks, PA. 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. Ingenuity and creativity must be utilized when determining the best training methods, assistance, and supports for an individual with developmental disabilities.
Salary: $50,000 annually

Master’s Degree and 1 year of work experience; OR
Bachelor’s Degree and 2 years of work experience; OR
Associates Degree or 60 credit hours and 4 years of work experience
Valid driver’s license with a satisfactory driving record
Complete all state and agency required training per state guidelines
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 time management skills


Complete staff evaluations including but not limited to 90-day and annual reviews
Monitor and maintain residential budgets
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 consumer’s finances
Monitor and report the health and medical needs of individuals
Build a support network between individual sand 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 individuals 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

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 individuals
May be exposed to various medical conditions and communicable diseases

Competitive Benefits:

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

Community Options is an Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/D/V
Job Type: Full-time
Pay: $50,000.00 per year

8 hour shift
Monday to Friday

Work Location: In personHealth insurance






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