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Program Coord - WestviewNE

Company: Melmark New England
Location: Dracut
Posted on: June 6, 2021

Job Description:

General Responsibilities The Program Coordinator/Program Staff Supervisor is the primary administrative and clinical supervisor for the residential program and responsible for managing the clinical and administrative operations of the home. He or she ensures that residential staffing meets regulatory requirements, oversees physical plan concerns of the home and assigns responsibilities to each shift of Residential ABA Counselors for habilitative services and activities. The Program Coordinator may supervise up to 15 staff. Melmark New England serves children, adolescents and adults with autism spectrum disorders, acquired brain injury, neurological diseases and disorders, comorbid mental health disorders and severe challenging behaviors. Populations served are intensely physically challenging. The Program Coordinator/Program Staff Supervisor position requires that staff be aware that students who are served may exhibit aggressive and/or self-injurious behavior. Students served may have had multiple treatment failures prior to this placement. Program Coordinators/Program Staff Supervisors are expected to implement highly technical clinical and teaching programs that require Program Coordinators/Program Staff Supervisors to be constantly alert, attentive and ready to respond to student's needs. All employees must achieve satisfactory performance in orientation and onsite training before assuming full ability to complete essential functions. Failure to successfully pass orientation and onsite training can/will result in termination of employment. All staff are expected to adhere to Melmark's Code of Conduct and Standards of Professionalism included in the Employee Handbook. In addition, all management/supervisory positions are expected to adhere to Melmark's Management Competencies included in the Employee Handbook. It is the responsibility of each staff member to read and familiarize themselves with the contents of the Employee Handbook and ask questions relative to the application of these standards in the workplace if unclear to the employee. Basic Qualifications Education/Training Minimum of a Bachelor's Degree in Education, Human Service Field, or Psychology, Master's degree is preferred.# Will be required to enroll in MNE sponsored Master's program within one (1) year of hire. Certifications/Licensure Board Certification at the Associate's level (BCaBA) required.# Will be required to receive BCBA certification within one (1) year upon completion of their Master's degree.# A valid US driver's license and a minimum age of twenty-one (21) years old. Must be capable of attaining approved Melmark driver status. Must meet Massachusetts Criminal Offender Record Information (CORI) background check requirements. Successful completion of employer provided certification in CPR, First Aid, Crisis Intervention, and Melmark's Orientation Program and New Hire Onsite training program. Skill(s) Must demonstrate strong reading, written and oral language skills. Strong teaching skills with emphasis on students who are emotionally, behaviorally, physically and/or developmentally challenged. Experience or interest in the principles and application of Applied Behavior Analysis, curriculum and special education (Autism Spectrum Disorders). Strong interpersonal skills are required. Experience Prefer at least two (2) years experience with related populations. Advanced skills in educational and clinical services will be required in this role. Interrelationships Individuals served, families, Lead ABA Counselors, Residential ABA Counselors, School Services staff and all other departmental staff.

Keywords: Melmark New England, Lowell , Program Coord - WestviewNE, Other , Dracut, Massachusetts

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