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RSS PROGRAM DIRECTOR in BILLINGS, Montana

Residential Support Services (RSS) is seeking a Program Director to assure RSS is delivering all residential services in a consistent manner, and in accordance with State and Federal requirements.Duties:- Foster an environment which promotes dignity and respect for all persons served, as well as for all employees of RSS.- Understand and support the rights of those with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities.- Assures overall accountability of all group home managers for the performance in their duties.- Develop and implement annually an objective metric for performance evaluations of managers and lead staff relevant to their duties.- Proofread and edit all PSP documents submitted by managers prior to annual planning meetings to assure creation of a quality plan of care.- Review staffing hours and patterns for all group homes and adjust as required.- Help managers identify and problem solve those barriers which prevent them from providing efficient and cost-effective services to residents.- Build a positive working relationship with guardians, case managers, QIS, and other entities by responding to their concerns and addressing those concerns in a timely fashion.- Facilitate collaborative communication between the departments of the main office and all group homes.- Attend state level meetings and serve on select committees with other providers and DDP representatives which might impact the direction of services in the state of Montana.- During prolonged absence of the Executive Director this position may be required to assume those duties.- Serve on the Incident Management committee and be a back up to the designated Incident Management coordinator.- Coordinate with the Medical Coordinator to assure medically necessary treatments are preformed by direct service professionals correctly within residential settings.- Review Incident Reports and ensure that protocols are followed whenever a behavioral PRN is administered to a resident.- Coordinate with the Staff Development Coordinator to assure trainings given at Group home staff meetings are relevant to each home's needs and provide growth in a variety of necessary skill areas.- Coordinate with managers and the Human Resources Coordinator to assure any disciplinary actions are administered in accordance both with applicable laws and standards which are applied fairly to all employees.Qualifications:- Able to pass a criminal background check (State Mandated).- Four year degree in Psychology, Sociology, Special Education Nursing, or another Human Services field, or equivalent work experience.- Progressive levels of supervisory experience.- Familiarity with case management roles and with the Developmental Disabilities Program.- Understanding of budgets, cost plans, and how to negotiate with DDP personnel in development of budgets for individuals newly enrolled in residential services.- Ability to use computers, including Excel and Docuware.- Able to work with individuals with varying degrees of disabilities, including communication impairments.- Effectively communicate with co-workers, board members, residents and other stakeholders in a positive and collaborative manner.Residential Support Services is an equal opportunity employer. Employment is based upon personal capabilities and qualifications without discrimination because of race, sexual orientation, color, national origin, religion, creed, sex, age, physical or mental disability, marital status, genetic information, veteran, disability status or any other protected characteristic as established by law.

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