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Program Specialist - Manor Road
Title:Program Specialist - Manor Road
Department:Manor Road - 3200
Salary Range:16.50/hour
CareLink Community Support Services has a current opening for full-time, benefits eligible, Program Specialist at our Manor Road Intellectual Disability program located in Coatesville, PA. Employee benefits for all full time positions (30 hours or more/week) include medical, dental, tuition reimbursement, 403(b), paid time off, and paid holidays. In addition, we provide long term disability coverage, employee assistance program, basic life insurance, and basic AD&D coverage at no cost to employees. Voluntary, employee paid, benefit plans including short term disability, supplemental life insurance and AD&D, critical illness and accident coverage are also available.

This year as we celebrate our 60th Anniversary, CareLink Community Support Services has been dedicated to helping people with disabilities to live in the community with dignity and independence since 1959. Our rehabilitation services and professional staff provide the supports that people with serious mental illness, physical disabilities and other developmental challenges need to be active, productive members of their communities.

This position is responsible for the oversight of Shift Supervisors/Residential Counselors in the absence of the Program Supervisor. Provides oversight to the shift and ensures that supervision of the residential staff and operations of the program. The position is responsible to ensure the health, safety and proper provision of services in compliance with all applicable regulations for up to but no more than 6 service participants.

Sign-On Bonus:
  • Sign-on bonuses are now available!  Based on your weekly hours or shift offered, you can receive up to $300 after completing your first 90 days of employment.  After 180 days of continued and successful employment, you can receive another bonus up to $300!  
Available Shifts:
  • 2nd Shift (40 Hours), Monday through Friday, 4 PM – 12 AM
Salary Range:
  • $16.50/hour
  1. Educational Requirement:
    1. A high school diploma or GED certificate and 6 years work experience working directly with persons with ID and/or autism, OR
    2. An associate’s degree or 60 credit hours from an accredited college or university and 4 years work experience working directly with persons with ID and/or autism, OR
    3. Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university and 2 years work experience working directly with persons with ID and/or autism, OR
    4. Master’s degree or above from an accredited college or university and 1 year work experience working directly with persons with ID and/or autism.
  2. CPRP certification preferred.
  3. Knowledge of basic principles and methods of rehabilitation required.
  4. Motivation, interest and ability to work empathetically with people with disabilities.
  5. Ability to work independently required.
  6. Must be able to write and speak English in an understandable manner.
  7. Ability to effectively handle multiple tasks as required.
  8. Ability to take direction.
  9. Ability to prepare meals, perform general housekeeping and maintenance duties required.
  10. Ability to make sound judgments regarding the health/welfare of service participants is required.
  11. Valid driver’s license required.
  12. Ability and willingness to drive agency van required.
  13. Ability to handle and maintain confidential information required.
  14. Lifting is required. Ability to lift at least a minimum of fifteen (15) pounds. Ability to physically assist participants with specific needs in relation to lifting.
  15. Some knowledge of psychotropic medications required.
  16. Ability to work as a leader and provide training to staff required.
Essential Functions:
  1. Provide leadership and supervision to all staff by providing instruction, leadership, example, and suggestions as appropriate. 
  2. Ensure coverage for each shift through various means: asking on-duty employees to remain, calling staff roster, etc.
  3. Provide adequate information exchange at end of shift with on-coming supervisor or staff.
  4. Plan shift operations of the site including shift assignments, reporting all problems to the Program Supervisor.
  5. Assist in providing an orientation for new employees in agency's and facility's philosophy, policies and procedures.
  6. Participate in performance reviews for employee introductory, annual and interim evaluations.
  7. Participate in development and training of staff to improve quality of services provided to consumers.
  8. Participate in and assume leadership role during staff meetings and training programs.
  9. Provide coverage at site when needed.
  10. Report all concerns regarding staff to Program Supervisor.
  11. Attend and participate in supervision.
  12. Coordinate referral and intake process as directed.
  13. Conduct initial and ongoing assessments of program participant's strengths, interests, and areas needing assistance.
  14. Assist in the development, implementation, and monitoring of goal plans and treatment interventions.
  15. Coordinate the orientation of new program participants, take inventory of all personal items upon admission, and conduct introductions to staff and consumers.
  16. Coordination of all program participant appointments.
  17. Assist consumers in planning, coordination, and implementation of daily, evening, and weekend social and recreational activities.
  18. Participate in the development of individual service plans designed to improve the social and self care skills of program clients.
  19. Assess, teach, supervise and evaluate staff on an on going basis regarding their work on individual service plans.
  20. Attend monthly case management meetings when appropriate.
  21. Coordinate site meetings.
  22. Review all documentation generated during the shift to ensure that work is accurate, complete and finished in a timely manner.
  23. Monitor medication of all consumers as prescribed and document as required.  Report all medication errors to Program Supervisor.
  24. Prepare program participant's progress reports and other reports as required.
  25. Serve as a liaison with outside agencies and individuals as appropriate.
  26. Execute professional daily progress notes, log book entries and other related paperwork as required.
  27. Assist with payroll processing as necessary.
  28. Participate in on-call rotation as necessary.
  29. Respond appropriately to emergency situations.
  30. Transport clients as necessary/appropriate.
  31. Perform job within framework of agency, site and professional standards.
  32. Participate in staff meetings and training programs.
  33. Participate in supervision on an on-going basis.
  34. Attend and participate in agency events.
  35. Adhere to agency/site policies and procedures.
  36. Project a positive attitude and image to program  participants, family members and outside contacts.
  37. Use appropriate communication channels.
  38. Participate in achievement of agency goals and mission.
  39. Display motivation and interest in working creatively with people with disabilities.
  40. Demonstrate the ability to make sound judgments regarding the welfare of program participants.
  41. Display ability to take direction.
  42. Possess knowledge of basic principles and methods of rehabilitation.

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CareLink Community Support Services is an Equal Opportunity Employer and will not practice or permit discrimination in employment on the basis of race, color, gender, national origin, age, religion, creed, disability, veteran’s status, sexual orientation or gender identity.

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