Are you a caring, compassionate, dependable, and understanding individual? Do you love to help and support people who want to live independently to be healthy, safe, valued, and participating members of their communities? If you are looking for full-time enjoyment, or seeking a career change in a more rewarding position, we want YOU to join our team at Progressive Directions to have a rewarding career in supporting individuals with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities! Help us bring independence closer to home.
Progressive Directions, Inc. is a nonprofit charitable organization established over forty years ago in Clarksville, TN. Since then, PDI has been guided by its mission to support persons with intellectual and/or developmental disabilities by providing innovative programs and delivering transformative services to the community. PDI continues reinforcing core beliefs by helping individuals attain personal success through gaining pride, dignity, and independence.
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NOTICE: This position requires a criminal background check. Therefore, you may be required to provide information about your criminal history in order to be considered for this position.
HOME MANAGER JOB DESCRIPTION SUMMARY:
The House Manager (HM) ensures the health, safety, and well-being of the person(s) served residing in the home. Duties include instruction and/or assistance to individuals with disabilities with respect to improving independence in personal hygiene, self-care skills, money management, housekeeping, recreation, and promoting community involvement. The HM will directly supervise the assigned staff on duty at the residential sites during their assigned hours and will be the primary back up for Direct Support Staff. They will be involved in the training of the staff and the scheduling of the staff to ensure properly trained staff are present. The individual is available to assist the staff on duty to facilitate services to the person served in accordance with their respective cost plan and the ISP. Home Manager will also be a support for the staff on duty and person served in all aspects of daily living activities and to ensure a safe and healthful environment is maintained to include filling shifts as needed. They must attend all scheduled meetings and mandatory training as directed and will ensure health, safety, and welfare of persons served.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include but are not limited to the following:
Other duties may be assigned.
1. Provide competency-based training in the areas of Individual Specific Needs and Fire Safety with new employees within the first 2 days of orientation. *Submit Competency-Based Forms to Training Coordinator immediately upon completion. Keep Program Manager and Residential Manager informed of training status.
2. Provide training to direct support staff on documentation requirements.
3. Provide direct supervision to the residential support staff. If policy infractions occur, coordinate corrective action with Residential Manager (RM), Program Coordinator (PC), or Vice President (VP) and Human Resources (HR).
4. Perform 90-day Performance Evaluations for new employees utilizing an Annual Performance Evaluation form. Review outcome of evaluations with Program Coordinator (PC) and VP prior to reviewing outcome with direct support staff.
5. Complete and turn in staffing schedules, with trained staff, two weeks in advance to the Residential Manager. Always ensure staff schedules are current and posted in the home.
6. Ensure the persons served have adequate staff coverage by trained support staff. Co-facilitate in-home staff meetings with the Residential Manager.
7. Review receipts for household, groceries, and personal funds. Ensure spending ledgers are available, current, and accurate. Report any discrepancies to the Residential Manager (RM) and Program Coordinator (PC) immediately upon discovery.
8. Ensure persons served have access to their personal funds and oversee daily accounting of funds
9. Complete Daily Home Manager Checklist while you are on shift to ensure daily oversight of Medical Administration Record (MAR), Spending Ledgers, Daily Notes, Communication Log, grocery supply, medication supply, environmental safety, vehicle safety, etc.
10. Review Staff Sign In/Sign Out Log to verify accuracy.
11. Review Travel Books when on shift to ensure information reflected in the Health Passport, Individual Service Plan (ISP), Daily Note, Community Based/Facility Based (CB/FB) Log, etc. is accurate. Notify RM and/or PC immediately if you suspect a discrepancy.
12. Review Medical Administration Record (MAR) Book daily to ensure MAR sheets are consistent to the prescription label as well as the physician order.
13. Ensure compliance to the Medication Variance Reporting requirements.
14. Ensure the individual is supported in the most respectful and professional manner.
15. Ensure fire drills are conducted monthly, on varied shifts. Submit appropriate documentation to the Residential Manager no later than the 15th of each month.
16. Ensure allegations of Abuse and Neglect are reported within a 4 – hour time frame as required by Department of Intellectual & Developmental Disabilities (DIDD).
17. Accompany individuals on all scheduled or emergency medical appointments/consultations. If unable to do so, make necessary arrangements with Residential Manager and LPN.
18. Provide staff coverage for the individuals, as needed and required.
19. Conduct and complete Comprehensive Home Audit Tool weekly and report findings to Quality Assurance (QA) Department and the other partners in the residential unit (VP, Program Coordinator and Residential Manager).
20. Conduct and complete Comprehensive Home Audit Tool weekly in the absence of a home manager and report findings to Quality Assurance (QA) Department and the other partners in the residential unit (Program Coordinator and Residential Manager.)
1. Attend and participate in annual Individual Service Plan (ISP) and Circle of Support (COS) meetings.
2. Review Occupational Therapy (OT), Physical Therapy (PT), and Speech Language Pathology (SLP) Assessments, Individual Service Plans (ISP’s), and Behavior Support Plan’s (BSP’s) on an ongoing basis. Coordinate competency-based training for direct support staff, by appropriate professionals, to ensure safe and accurate implementation of plans.
3. Ensure daily implementation of Individual Service Plan (ISP) outcomes and therapy plans (i.e., Dining Plan, Oral Hygiene, Bathing Plan, etc.)
4. Ensure there is an updated copy of the Operations Manual in the home.
5. Maintain travel records in accordance with Department of Intellectual & Developmental Disabilities (DIDD) operations manual.
1. Assume primary responsibility for use of Food Stamps/EBT cards. Include the individual with the shopping of groceries and household expenses to the extent possible.
2. Oversee daily accounting of personal, household, and grocery funds.
SUPERVISORY AND MANAGEMENT DUTIES:
1. House Managers will be on-call 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. You are responsible for the house, therefore your schedule must be flexible, to utilize other staff and for the home benefit.
2. Complete Daily Home Manager Checklist and submit to Residential Manager every week.
3. Review and submit sign in logs to VP in a timely fashion in accordance with policy and procedures.
4. Obtain authorization for overtime from the Residential Manager, if absent, then the Program Coordinator prior to overtime being accrued.
5. Handle substandard performance by employees in a tactful and meaningful way and document in a counseling session, with assistance of Human Resources (HR) and Residential Manager.
6. Keep Residential Managers and Program Coordinators informed of staffing issues, staffing vacancies, requests for transfer, etc.
7. Keep Agency Chief of Nursing or his/her designee, as well as management team abreast of medication refills, reorders, expired medications, Medical Administration Review (MAR) errors, missed medical appointments, etc.
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. All Department of Intellectual & Developmental Disabilities (DIDD) and PDI training must be completed on time according to all local, state, federal and compliance guidelines. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
1. High School Diploma or GED preferred but not required
2. Valid Tennessee, Kentucky, or Alabama driver’s license
3. Ability to read and follow directions.
4. Ability to communicate effectively in writing.
5. TB test within the last 12 months.
6. Satisfactory criminal background check and clear driving record
7. Ability/availability to attend and pass all training courses offered and required Department of Intellectual & Developmental Disabilities (DIDD) and PDI training.
EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE
1-2 years’ experience working with individuals with intellectual and/or developmental disabilities. Supervisory experience preferred, successful completion of DIDD Core and PDI Training, and develop knowledge of persons supported.
Ability to read, analyze, and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, or governmental regulations. Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals. Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, persons supported, customers, and public.
Ability to work with mathematical concepts such as probability and statistical inference, and fundamentals of plane and solid geometry and trigonometry. Ability to apply concepts such as fractions, percentages, ratios, and proportions to practical situations.
Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions. Ability to interpret an extensive variety of technical instructions in mathematical or diagram form and deal with several abstract and concrete variables.
The physical demands described here are representative of those which 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.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to use hands to finger, handle, or feel and talk or hear. The employee frequently is required to stand, walk, sit, and reach with hands and arms. The employee is occasionally required to stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move 50 -75 pounds.
WORK ENVIRONMENT The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those which an employee would encounter while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.
Job Type: Full-time
Pay: From $15.75 per hour
- Dental insurance
- Health insurance
- Life insurance
- Paid time off
- Vision insurance
- 12 hour shift
- Monday to Friday
- On call
- Weekend availability
- How many years of experience do you have working with individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities?
- High school or equivalent (Preferred)
- supervisory or leadership: 1 year (Required)
- TN, KY, or Alabama Driver’s license (Required)
Work Location: In person