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ACCS Residential Program Director

Vinfen – Cambridge, MA

The Adult Community Clinical Supports (ACCS) Group Living Environment (GLE)/Supported Independent Environment (SIE) Program Director oversees oversees the clinical, financial and administrative operation of a GLE/SIE program that is designed to promote the full integration and functioning of Persons Served (PS) needed to live successfully in the community.

Job Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Promote the engagement, housing permanency, community tenure, achievement of greater self-sufficiency and successful completion of tenure at the residence for all PS at the site.
  • Manage a GLE or SIE residential site s systems and procedures, including planning and implementing regulations and requirements, quality improvement initiatives, and intakes and discharges from residence.
  • Collaborate with Team s Housing Coordinator to facilitate successful and timely transitions to and from the group residential site.
  • Create a helping environment in the residence in which family, friends, and others important in the lives of PS are welcome, respected and valued.
  • Promote teamwork between Team and GLE/SIE staff to provide all Treatment Plan interventions in and out of residence as needed.
  • At the direction of the LPHA Clinician, ensure that the non-clinical support interventions of each resident s Treatment Plan are completed as outlined.
  • Implement Safety Plans and Crisis Prevention and Response Plans as developed by Team for residents.
  • Assist the LPHA Clinician in managing the quality and timeliness of residential staffs Treatment Plan documentation and Medicaid Rehab Option standards adherence.
  • Monitor the staffs use of evidence-based practice techniques, request additional training from Team staff as needed.
  • Support the provision of evidence-based practices and best practices to PS, including Motivational Interviewing; Harm Reduction; Housing First; Stages of Change; Wellness Recovery Action Plans (WRAP); Seeking Safety and Cognitive Behavioral interventions.
  • Manage the site s DMH licensing adherence.
  • Maintain the residence s adherence to Medication Administration Program policies and procedures.
  • Manage residential sites collection and use of resources including food stamps, program fees, representative payee accounts and Client Funds. Monitor expenses and residence s budget. Submit information for billing procedures.
  • Manage adverse events, including Incident Reporting; ensure corrective actions are implemented.
  • Oversee Human Rights policies and procedures for residence.
  • Ensure the maintenance, repair and safety of the residence.
  • Maintain good neighbor relationships with residence s neighbors.
  • Maintain strong working alliances with other service providers of the PS in the residence, including Care Coordination entities.
  • Hire, orient, provide day-to-day supervision of, and evaluate residence s staff. Offer consistent and direct performance feedback. Conduct corrective action procedures for residential staff if needed.
  • Manage relief and overtime resources to maintain operational excellence.
  • Implement retention, recognition and awards initiatives for residence staff; provide career development guidance and broadcast promotion opportunities.
  • Ensure required residential Performance Measures are maintained.
  • Support staff training in, and use of trauma informed, recovery-oriented, person-centered, culturally competent and strengths-based approaches and skills training techniques in their work.
  • Provide thorough and thoughtful documentation of PS needs and services.
  • Promote healthcare, employment and education services access for PS.
  • Participate as member of regional GLE/SIE Program Director Community of Practice Workgroup for continuous professional role competency development, mentoring and learning.
  • Provides on-call coverage as assigned.
  • Perform other related duties, as assigned.

Why Vinfen? We are committed to you! We offer great training, great benefits, career growth and job security!

Our comprehensive and generous benefits package includes:

  • A fully funded, employer-sponsored retirement plan that requires no employee contribution as well as an employee-funded 403(b) plan
  • First-rate Medical, Dental and Vision plans that are open all employees scheduled to work 30 hours per week or more. Plus, we offer a generous employer contribution toward the cost of medical insurance!
  • Employer-paid Life, Accidental Death & Dismemberment and Long-Term Disability Insurance (no cost to you!)
  • Employer-paid Short-Term Disability Insurance along with the option to purchase additional, voluntary, Short-Term disability insurance
  • Flexible Spending Reimbursement Accounts (Health and Dependent care)
  • Voluntary Term, Whole Life, Accident and Critical Care Insurance
  • Generous paid time off (Employees scheduled to work 20 hours or more per week):
    • 15 days of Vacation per year
    • 11 Paid Holidays
    • 10 Sick Days per year
    • 3 Personal Days per year
  • Educational Assistance and Remission Programs
  • $500 Employee Referral Bonus with no annual cap!
  • Other generous benefits including discounted YMCA memberships, access to discounted movie tickets and more!

Founded in 1977, for 40 years Vinfen has been a leading nonprofit human services organization that transforms lives by building the capacity of individuals, families, organizations and communities to learn, thrive and achieve their goals. Vinfen supports thousands of adolescents and adults with psychiatric, developmental and behavioral disabilities at more than 200 sites with 2,800 employees in eastern Massachusetts and Connecticut.

My Vinfen. My Community. My Job.

Vinfen is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, protected veteran status, or disability status.

Keywords: ACCSPD, Program Director, Residential, Group Home Living Environment, Manager, GLE

  • Bachelor s degree in human services or related field required. In some cases, experience may be substituted for academic training.
  • Certified Psychiatric Rehabilitation Practitioner credential preferred.
  • A minimum of one year experience in progressively responsible human services functions required.
  • Management experience preferred.
  • Experience working with people with psychiatric disability and/or co-occurring disorders required.
  • Must have access to an operational and insured vehicle and be willing to use it to transport PS.
  • Preference given to bilingual/bicultural applicants and applicants with lived experience of psychiatric conditions.

All candidates for this position must be a least 21 years of age and have held a valid US driver s license for at least one year and should be able to pass a CORI, driving record, employment reference check as well as a multi-state background check. Additionally, all candidates must be able to become CPR and First Aid certified within two weeks of hire and become MAP certified within 150 days of hire.

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