Kelberman is a leading provider of autism services for children, adults and families in the Mohawk Valley and Central New York.
Essential Duties & Responsibilities
Activities include but are not limited to the following:
- Supervise daily program/department operations, including budget monitoring, interviewing, hiring, scheduling and coverage, on-site orientation, staff meetings, and staff and program performance evaluations for the Promise preschool program(s).
- Coordinate existing services, initiate innovations, develop new programs and coordinate program expansion in support and achievement of Kelberman’s strategic goals and work plans.
- Oversee and maintain the timely completion of all necessary records and reports to ensure compliance within the program and with state and federal regulatory requirements.
- Coordinate with program departments and inter-disciplinary teams to ensure the delivery of quality services.
- Coordinate services with state and federal governmental and regulatory entities, community and local agencies and health care providers when applicable to ensure that program needs are met.
- Ensure that the program/department operates in a fiscally responsible manner.
- Ensure ongoing staff training and professional development needs are met and that staff certifications and/ or licenses are current.
- Participate in activities that may include meetings, trainings and committees, and special projects; Establish a work environment that creates positive communication and support between supervisors and employees and applicants. Assimilate new employees to the Kelberman’s culture, values, and mission.
- Ensure compliance with all pertinent government and agency regulations and operating standards.
- Performs other related duties as assigned.
Required Skills & Abilities
- Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
- Excellent interpersonal skills with the ability to manage sensitive and confidential situations with tact, professionalism, and diplomacy.
- Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail.
Excellent time management skills with proven ability to meet deadlines.
- Ability to comprehend, interpret, and apply the appropriate sections of applicable laws, guidelines, regulations, ordinances, and policies.
Demonstrated proficiency in the areas of quality assurance, fiscal management and regulatory compliance of programs and services for persons with significant development and/or healthcare needs.
- Ability to remain tactful, calm, and persuasive in controversial and/or confrontational situations.
- Proficient with Microsoft Office Suite or related Software.
- Applies and actively shares knowledge, expertise, and best practices with team.
- Behavior supports the mission, core values and objectives of the Center.
- Displays flexibility and openness in daily work and encourages others to stay open to change and improvement.
- Accepts and readily adapts to changing priorities, new ideas, strategies, procedures, and methods.
- Presents well-considered alternatives when making recommendations.
- Represents the Center by displaying a respectful and caring manner.
- Addresses all concerns in a timely and efficient manner and reports any complaints to their immediate supervisor.
- Complies with quality assurance, OSHA, HIPAA, infection control, safety and other policies set forth.
Education & Experience
- Master’s Degree in Education or Special Education and completion of the NYSED School Building Leader or School Administrator certification.
- Minimum of five (5) years of progressively responsible management experience in the field of autism, developmental disabilities, education, health care or mental health services, a portion of which took place in New York State.
- Initial TB test and physical required prior to first day of employment.
- Must have a valid New York State Driver’s License travel is required.
- This position does have regular and substantial unsupervised or unrestricted physical contact with individuals receiving services and is required by law to be fingerprinted for a criminal history record check under OCFS (Office of Children and Family Services).
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate. Minimal risk of chemicals used in cleaning. Job related tasks do not involve exposure to blood, body fluids, or tissue, or spills or splashes from these substances, but exposure or potential exposure may be required as a condition of employment. May have exposure to unpredictable individuals and situations when working at Kelberman sites. OSHA Exposure Category II.
- Certain deadlines and unanticipated developments may require work during evenings, weekends.
- Ability to quickly address any emergent issues without losing focus on task at hand.
- The employee must have full sight and hearing with fluency in the English language. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear.
- The employee frequently is required to stand, walk, and sit. Must be able to sit for long periods of time.
- Constantly operates a computer and other office productivity machinery, such as a copy machine, scanner, computer printer, etc.
Must have the ability to lift 60 pounds at a time.
- Ability to handle stressful and unpredictable situations.
- 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. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the position without compromising workflow and efficiency.
Salary: $66,000.00 - $68,000.00
We are an equal employment opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law.
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