Director - Diocese of Bridgeport
Position: Director
Subject Area: (none)
Job Title: Director of Adult Services
Job Location: St. Catherine Center for Special Needs, Fairfield
Beginning: Immediately
Deadline: Open until filled **
District: Diocese of Bridgeport
Bridgeport, CT 06606
Telephone: 203-416-1638
Job Description:
Director of Adult Services
St. Catherine Center for Special Needs, Fairfield

Job Description

The position of Director of Adult Services for Saint Catherine Center for Special Needs is appointed by the Board of Directors based on the recommendation of the Executive Director of the Center. The Director of Adult Services works with the Executive Director to ensure the effective administration of Adult Services program. This position will interface with the Department of Developmental Services in matters related to procedures mandated by the department and the Director of Education at Saint Catherine Academy to maximize the coordination of the two programs. The position reports to the Executive Director and is based at Saint Catherine Center in Fairfield.

Essential Functions
  • Directs, coordinates, manages, and evaluates all Service Providers associated with the Adult Services program.
  •  Determines the program’s daily schedule
  •  Assigns participants to specific staff caseloads
  •  Participates as a member of the Planning and Support Team and develops Individual Plans (IPs) on an annual basis
  • Ensures delivery of all supports and activities as defined by the client’s IP
  • Assists the Executive Director in the development and implementation of the program
  • Ensures that all staff is properly trained and has access to all relevant information for each consumer in the caseload including the clients’ IP goals and objectives
  • Participates in staff meetings as appropriate to ensure that all supports and activities detailed in the client’s IP are being delivered
  • Provides direct service to participants as needed including assistance with personal care
  • Completes reports as required by Center policy
  • Implement policies and procedures associated with the Center’s Adult Service program. Oversees staff adherence to Center policies and procedures.
  • Collaborates with the Coordinator of Health Services to meet the health needs of each participant.
  • Develops and implements transportation plan using Center vehicles as needed.
  • Oversees the maintenance of attendance records and behavior logs for all participants.
  • Coordinates all annual mandatory training requirements for Adult Services staff.
  • Assists the Executive Director in budget development and works with Center support staff to manage revenue and expenses associated with the Adult Services program.
  • Collaborates with the Director of Education in common areas to maximize efficiencies in scheduling, staffing and space utilization.
  • Uses volunteers to enhance program offerings.
Professional Experience and Skills
  • Passion for leading a program for this population
  • Bachelor’s degree in a Human Services or related field (preferred)
  • Significant management experience working with people with developmental disabilities
  • Good communication skills
  • Ability to work in a team environment
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite
  • Current CT Driver’s license
  • Certified in First Aid (or completed in first 6 months of employment); PMT training and Medical Administration Certification (or completed in first 6 months of employment)
  • Strong organizational skills
Saint Catherine Center for Special Needs is an equal opportunity employer.

Interested applicants should submit a cover letter and resume to:

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