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Vocational Manager

Company: Developmental Disability Center of Nebraska
Location: Omaha
Posted on: May 5, 2021

Job Description:

Direct Support: Work regularly scheduled shifts as a Direct Support Professional (DSP/Caregiver)

  • Records: Document as required; review individual records, billing and other program documentation routinely for accuracy and completion on a daily basis; maintain confidentiality of individual and employee data; direct DSPs to assure accurate and complete records.
  • Program Planning: Assist the Program Director in development of individual program plans; train and monitor implementation of plans each day across all shifts.
  • Team Meetings: Attend and assist with routine progress meetings.
  • Compliance: Maintain licensing compliance for program services and supports; implement Network compliance plan; manage individual rights implementation.
  • Management of Individuals' Assets: When assigned, ensure safety of individual's funds and property; monitor spending and reconcile individual's financial accounts monthly.
  • Incidents: Complete or assist DSPs in documenting incident reports; submit initial incident reports to the Program Director.
  • Billing and Utilization: Compile or accumulate census or attendance information; review data and attest to accuracy; submit accurate data to the Program Director or appropriate billing authority. Health Care:
    • General Health Care: Monitor health of persons being served; document; communicate with medical professionals as appropriate; implement preventive strategies to limit illness and serious incidents; review and monitor documentation across all shifts.
    • Appointments: When applicable, schedule or assist in scheduling health care appointments; may accompany individuals to appointments; may assist with communication; document visits; oversee follow through of orders; communicate results as appropriate with families, guardians, case managers, day programs or others.
    • Medications: When applicable, accurately administer and document delivery of medications and treatments; review all other medication documentation for accuracy and completeness, daily or weekly as required; review medication errors with employees; communicate medication changes and provide training across all shifts; maintain appropriate security of medications and supplies.
    • Medical Supplies and Equipment: Purchase and maintain medical supplies and equipment in consultation with Program Director; communicate with employees and may assist with training on proper use.
    • Dietary planning: With the exception of some in-home services, purchase or oversee purchasing of food and supplies in accordance with planned menus and individual choice; direct and monitor food service, consistent with individual plans.Stakeholder Relations:
      • Communications: Maintain productive and professional relations with individuals, families, case managers and other stakeholders.
      • Customer Service: Implement Network Customer Service Standards; train DSPs in delivery.Personnel:
        • Supervision: In partnership with Program Director, supervise all DSPs in assigned program.
        • Recruitment and Hiring:Assist with recruitment; interview and hire Direct Support Professionals (DSPs) with agreement of the Program Director.
        • Employee Scheduling: Populate and maintain schedule to ensure that all shifts are covered and overtime is minimized.
        • Training: Assist with onboarding and deliver Orientation and ongoing training needs regarding the individuals served, program plans, policies, procedures and physical environment.
        • Evaluation: Prepare and conduct annual evaluations for Direct Support Professionals, in consultation with the Program Director.
        • Discipline and Termination: Coach employees as needed, correcting or directing employee behavior where required; may remove employees in the event of emergency; may recommend and participate in decisions regarding termination; consult with the Program Director on all matters of discipline.
        • Employee Safety: Responsible for employee safety and workers' compensation within the program; implement and monitor compliance with safety standards.
        • Management: May assist with or lead monthly program meetings for DSPs; document monthly meeting agenda and attendance.Financial Management:
          • Purchasing: When applicable, purchase food and household supplies; purchase office supplies and minor equipment; review and authorize company credit card statements and monthly invoices; direct employees as necessary; monitor to confirm cost effective, accurate and applicable spending is in place.
          • Billing and utilization: Review census, attendance information or other required documentation to ensure accurate billing; monitor utilization between authorization and provision of services and supports.
          • Staffing: Monitor staffing hours for budgetary compliance.Maintenance:
            • Vehicles: When applicable, test drive vehicle(s) monthly; inspect vehicle lifts and seatbelts monthly; report safety concerns immediately to supervisor or maintenance personnel; ensure vehicle is washed and cleaned; train staff in safe vehicle operation and safely transporting individuals; ensure routine maintenance is performed.
            • Living Environment: When applicable, schedule and monitor daily and seasonal housekeeping; monitor and implement strategies to assure neat, clean and safe environment; assist with age appropriate and decor; oversee lawn and yard care.
            • Maintenance and Repair: When applicable, make or arrange for minor repairs; schedule repairs by maintenance personnel as required; monitor environmental safety; monitor water temperature, refrigerator and freezer temperature, and safety alarms and extinguishers on a monthly basis; replace furnace filters monthly.
            • Equipment: Monitor wheel chairs, lifts and other safety equipment; see that repairs are made promptly and correctly in the event of faulty equipment. Other Responsibilities
              • Complete and remain current on all required trainings.
              • Active participant in administrative meetings.
              • Other duties as assigned. Qualifications High school diploma required. Preferably with at least one year of experience working with the developmentally disabled populations or a human service field degree or specialized training. Ability to transport clients in your personal vehicle, have a good driving record, a valid Nebraska driver's license, and current automobile insurance. No record of abuse or neglect or police record of a felony. Must attend orientation and training. Ability to project a caring and professional manner with co-workers, clients and the general public. Be able to maintain confidentiality and adhere to client rights. Have proven skills in communication, verbal, written, and listening; observation; and problem solving. Knowledge of human growth and behavior, time management skills, understanding of social systems and the ability to handle a variety of situations and individuals.

Keywords: Developmental Disability Center of Nebraska, Omaha , Vocational Manager, Executive , Omaha, Nebraska

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