Coordination of accessibility services delivery offered through UCP that promote independence to families and clients living with a disability.
Director of Programs and Services
Duties/responsibilities include but are not limited to:
- Work with individuals with a variety of disabilities both physical and invisible, as well as senior populations who do not identify as persons with disabilities, to provide accessibility & independent living services, especially in their home and/or work environment
- Responsible for assessing the housing, vocational, independent living and social needs of clients
- Provide and/or oversee accessibility and independent living services coordination to families, children, and adults with disabilities based on assessment, including coordinating the delivery of the approved services
- Travel throughout several counties to present UCP services to County providers and meet consumers in the community and/or their home to provide services.
- Conduct assessment & review care plan with clients, act as an advocate for the client/family
- Communicate with physicians, providers and county social workers to discuss the care plan and provide updates on client progress as needed
- Coordinate home modification projects for clients; working with an array of builders and service providers to make the client’s home & work areas accessible
- Assist with recruitment, and training of volunteers and interns as approved by Program Director, serve as liaison between interns and program staff
- Complete required documentation, ensure that all timelines and policies are strictly followed and adhered to including any necessary background checks, and or additional requirements as deemed necessary by program and Department of Health and Human Services
- Act as consultants to agency staff and other community programs regarding the interpretation of program-related federal, state, and county regulations and policies as it relates to programs served
- Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing or Social Work, Master’s degree in Vocational Rehabilitation or Counseling preferred. Must have a current MN license as a RN, LPCC, or SW; or if not, must have a four-year degree in a closely related field, three or more years of experience in home and community-based services and experience working with people with disabilities.
- ATP, AS, CAPS certifications or ability to obtain certificates within 6 months of hire
- Professional verbal and written communication skills; proficient computer skills including Microsoft Office
- Ability to take initiative, work in a fast-paced, complex and diverse situations
- Excellent organization and follow through skills
- Must have a valid driver’s license and a reliable, insured vehicle with a clean driving record
- Proficient in English
- Ability to climb stairs
- Ability to work independently and within a team environment
We are an equal opportunity employer and 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.