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Residence Manager NJ

Job Details

Full Time
High School
$37,000.00 Salary/year
Health Care


Position Summary

The Residence Manager will oversee the daily operation of the assigned residence; including providing direct supervision of Direct Support Professionals (DSPs); ensuring individuals receive quality supports; managing budget and overseeing and managing the day-to-day operations/systems critical to the smooth running of the program.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for coordinating, implementing and evaluating individual program plans and maintaining records in compliance with OPWDD and state/federal regulations.
  • Hire, train and supervise DSPs in completion of job responsibilities.
  • Responsible for the orientation and evaluation of residential staff. (i.e., progressive discipline and staff development) as well as securing records confidentially.
  • Responsible for the implementation of all policies, procedures and programs of the facility and CFS in accordance with OPWDD regulations and guidelines.
  • Attend, participate and monitor/review all team meetings, including Interdisciplinary, Individual Service Plan and clinical meetings.
  • Attend and participate in agency standing committee meetings, training and assigned activities outside of the residence.
  • Ensure timely submission of required paperwork including payroll, Res Hab, Incident Reports/Investigations, etc. (Use Manager’s Weekly Report to ensure systems are monitored)
  • Ensure residence physical plant is maintained and meets regulatory requirements.
  • Must complete and ensure that all staff complete mandatory training (i.e., SCIP, AMAP, CPR/First Aid, Corporate Compliance, Choking Prevention, etc.) in a timely manner.
  • Models and performs all aspects of Individuals’ program plans and ensures staff understands and implements each individual’s plan as written using a Person Centered approach.
  • Able to be on call to respond and address emergencies, including incidents, safety hazards and staffing issues. 
  • Facilitates communications with the day programs and related work sites to enhance comprehensive case management.
  • Reviews documents on Therap, including checklists, t-logs and medical information daily  and addresses problems as they arise.
  • Conducts record reviews in order to ensure compliance and identify potential problems to be resolved. Communicates information to relevant parties, including the Assistant Director, Director, MSC, BIS, etc.
  • Develops and maintain relationships with family members/advocates of the individuals and addresses concerns as they arise.
  • Work schedule and location are subject to change based on the needs of the department.
  • Performs other related duties assigned by your supervisor.


Education/Experience Requirements:

  • High School Diploma or GED
  • Bachelor’s degree in Health and Human Services or related field. T
  • 3-5  years of experience in the field of Developmental Disabilities with, at least, one- year experience in program supervision.
  • If you are interested in working for an agency that cares about its employees and working with employees who are dedicated and committed to our mission, please submit your Resume and cover letter for consideration.


Work Environment and Physical Requirements:

The physical demands and work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of the job.

  • Regularly required to speak clearly and hear the spoken word well.
  • Regularly required to utilize near vision ability to read data and documents, including spreadsheets and reports, in printed form and on computer screens.
  • Regularly required to provide physical care for clients and individuals, which may include, but is not limited to bathing, feeding, changing clothes or diapers and pushing wheelchairs.
  • Ability to physically restrain challenging behaviors that include aggression, self-injurious, and destructive behaviors.
  • Ability to apply proper lifting techniques.
  • ability to lift and move individuals (if necessary) 100+ lbs., ability to lift boxes, furniture, and equipment up to 30 lbs.