Central Aroostook Association has an anticipated opening for a Director of Residential Services. The Director of Residential Services is a member of the Leadership Team who is responsible for overseeing the operation of agency owned waiver homes for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities. This includes accountability for maintaining all required records, ensuring adequate staffing, and monitoring the implementation of each resident’s habilitation plan.

Candidates must demonstrate their willingness to listen to the desires of the individuals served by the program and the staff they oversee. They must be able to work cooperatively with others to ensure high quality service delivery that encourages and empowers individuals living in the homes to reach their individualized goals.

Qualifications: must have a minimum of a Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work/Social Welfare or a closely related field and four years professional experience supervising staff working with adults who have developmental disabilities or a related human services field.

This is a full-time salaried position with a comprehensive benefit package.

Application, resume, and cover letter should be sent to: Carl Michaud 21 Lombard Street PO Box 1245 Presque Isle, Maine 04769 by October 1st, 2021

Full job description below

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following, though other duties may be assigned:

Oversight and management of agency Waiver Homes.

Monitor maintenance of each resident’s Personal records, waiver home records, and individual DSP staff records, completion of monthly Critical Information Sheets, 30 Day Nursing Notes and 90 Day Physician’s Progress Reports.

Ensure each employee maintains good work habits and participates as a functional member of the residential Direct Care Team. Monitor planning, assigning and directing of staff work. Interviewing, hiring and, termination of DSP staff

Developing and assisting in implementation of each resident’s residential habilitation plans. Maintain required Waiver Certifications and monitor DSP certifications

Monitor budgeting of client personal funds and petty cash for both programs.  Monitor operational budgets to ensure homes operate within the financial guidelines

Maintain required Waiver Certifications and monitor DSP certifications

Insure quality of services for the residents of the homes.

Develop and implement policies and remain in compliance with applicable regulations

Arrange for 24-hour administrative coverage of all residential programs

Report to the Executive Director on issues, concerns and needs on a weekly basis

Assist with the planning and acquisition of homes

Oversee modifications to new and existing homes

Orders supplies and determines need for maintenance, repairs, and furnishings in the homes

Compiles records of daily activities of residents.

Manages all house managers employed by the Association and has the overall

responsibility of all staff hired to work in these homes.

Carries out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the organization’s policies

and applicable laws. Responsibilities include interviewing, hiring, and training employees;

planning, assigning, and directing work; appraising performance; rewarding and disciplining

employees; addressing complaints and resolving problems

PHYSICAL DEMANDS:  The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools, or controls; and talk or hear. 

The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 10 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, and the ability to adjust focus.

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

WORK ENVIRONMENT:  The noise level in the work environment varies from quiet to noisy. Travel within Aroostook County is required and on occasion, other parts of the state.