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Manager, Adult Day Activities & Community Connections Programs

Location:Palo Alto, CA
Benefits:Employer Paid Health Benefits for Full Time Employees, Employee Assistance Program and participation in 403(b) Savings Retirement Plan, plus 11 paid Holidays, vacation and sick leave.
Employment Type:Full Time
Program / Dept:Adult Services/Employment Services
Description:Our Mission

Each day, every person at Abilities United is dedicated to provide people with developmental and physical disabilities the rights, resources, and opportunities they need to lead the lives they choose.
Abilities United champions community values of dignity and respect for people of all abilities. We strive to be a model of how society can be barrier-free to enable the full participation of people with disabilities and their families.

Job Summary:
To manage the Adult Day Activities and Community Connections Programs of the Adult Services Department; to manage the staff and oversee all aspects of these programs; to hire, develop, train and lead the staff to effectively support participants with developmental disabilities to become as independent as possible socially and vocationally via social activities and volunteer work at other non-profits in the community.

She or he will display a professional demeanor at all time and possess exceptional verbal and written communication skills.

PRE EMPLOYMENT REQUIREMENTS: Clearance with the Department of Justice by completing a background check consisting of having fingerprints processed by appropriate law enforcement agencies. Provide a clean DMV printout and proof of automobile insurance.

POST EMPLOYMENT REQUIREMENTS: Within 7 business days of employment, physical exam & 2-step Tb test; annual Tb clearance. Maintain all job related certification/training requirements. Complete Abilities United orientation & training.
• Ensure health & safety of consumers, personnel & visitors at all times
• Ensure a healthy, safe & clean environment
• Ensure highest ethical & business practices
• Ensure compliance with all legal requirement and agency policies.
• Manage all aspects of the programs including administrative responsibilities, program design, curriculum & development
• Comply as required under section code 15630(a) “as mandated reporter”
• Provide leadership in department and business development
• Ensure that all aspects of program are in compliance with Dept. of Labor, Licensing, CARF, Abilities United & other regulatory agencies
• Ensure appropriate communication & coordination; work effectively with families, care providers, service coordinators and regional centers
• Promote & market all programs within Adult Services to the community, to regional centers, families and other stakeholders
• Responsible for program statistics
• Ability to do physically demanding work 6 hrs./day (i.e. changing, dressing, lifting & transferring adults up to 250 pounds with assistance)
• Develop & monitor program budget
• Record and collect all necessary data from progress logs, attendance sheets and spreadsheets and oversee the processing of this information for monthly billing
• Ability to drive own automobile
• Travel to various worksites as needed
• Manage and work with Assistant Manager in carrying out managerial duties as assigned and needed
• Promote the mission and vision of the agency by meeting on a regular basis with staff

• Supervise community training instructors, program consultants, interns, adult education instructor, and the assistant manager
• Ensure that all program & Abilities United’s policies & procedures are followed
• Develop new services & income streams as appropriate
• Promote/market the program to the community
• Ensure that all personnel are adequately trained, motivated & recognized
• Develop, interpret, monitor & implement program policy & procedures
• Complete all required program reports in a timely manner
• Responsible for designated staff performance reviews
• Adhere to client rights policies & all other Abilities United & program policies & procedures.
• Revise client right policies and program policies as needed
• Facilitate quarterly and annual meetings with clients’ families, regional centers, and other stakeholders
• Update client database on a regular basis
• Promote staff retention
• Participate in management, adult services & transition team meetings
• Provide direct services to participants as needed
• Responsible for staff hiring and training
• Fiscal management, i.e. billing, requisitions & purchase of program supplies & equipment
• Accountable for overall program safety & quality assurance
• Coordinate outside resources
• Reconcile all client and staff program accounts


• Ability to drive
• Ability to assist participants in recreational & daily living skills, incl. kneeling, crouching, bending, reaching, etc.
• Ability to lift with assistance, persons weighing up to 250 lbs.
• Ability to push large adults in wheelchairs

Qualifications:Education: BA/BS in Business Administration, Rehabilitation Administration or relevant field required.
Experience: 3 yrs. management, incl. supervisory duties; 2 yrs. working with individuals with developmental disabilities; basic sign language preferred.
Substitution: None br>Certification: CPR/AED for Professional Rescuers and Health Care Providers
Other: Communicate clearly & effectively, verbally & in writing. Project a professional & positive image at all times. Knowledge of current practices and trends in the delivery of service to developmentally disabled persons. Knowledge of the principles of staff supervision and development, program planning and evaluation. Maturity, judgment and skill in interpersonal relations. Proof of valid drivers license, current automobile insurance


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