Program Specialist

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Job Code: XXQ-720
Department: Intellectual Disabilities
Location: PA - Huntingdon
Job Type:
Full Time
Education: Bachelors Degree

Job Description:


Are you interested in working with a company that values people and has a passion for service? Do you want to become part of an organization that cares about your personal and professional growth? If you have answered YES to these questions, then you should consider working for Raystown Developmental Services!

Raystown Developmental Services, previously Providence Human Services, is one of the largest national providers of accessible, outcome-based behavioral and mental health services. At Raystown Developmental Services, we deliver exceptional value by creating healthier communities through the work of exceptional people. Our more than 7,000 employees provide the highest-quality home- and community-based human services in 24 U.S. states and the District of Columbia.


A person in this position functions as a Program Specialist under the direction of the Program Manager. Assignments are varied in nature and include those job tasks which are aimed at helping individuals with developmental disabilities live independently in a community setting. The business hours will be Monday-Friday from 8:00am - 4:30pm. Pay rate can range from $14.50 - $16.50 depending on experience for the qualified candidate.

**Interested Applicants Should Apply By May 1st, 2018**


• Responsible for the completion of pre-assessments and assessments upon admission and annually thereafter.
• Participate in annual meetings for the development of the Individualized Program Plan; responsible for Quarterly Reviews of the ISP, responsible for team development of goal plans with the individual and their circle of supports.
• Completes and distributes all dispositions and authorizations for services
• Insures that all work-related information is disseminated properly.
• Completes all follow up for waiver monitoring reports done by the Base Service Unit
• Trains staff assigned to the sites, insuring that they are adequately prepared and informed on all program plans
• Meets directly with staff on a monthly basis to coordinate services provided in the sites.
• Assures that staff provide social, emotional and environmental supports to insure the happiness, health and safety of the individual(s). Insures that individuals exist in an environment which promotes their growth and well being.
• Responds immediately to any crisis or programming need of the individuals served.
• Tracks units served and updates Manager on any anticipated changes in the needs of those served.
• Participates in office staff meetings.
• Completes monthly baseline reports on all individuals on caseload
• Monitors all monthly paperwork for plans to ensure correct implementation
• Writes program plans and behavior plans. Adjusts plans/goals as needed
• Facilitates the acquisition of any needed service or adjustment to service
• Completes case notes for all contacts with any team members
• Participates in the completion of the Licensing Inspection Instrument and monitors home for licensing compliance.
• Spends time in sites weekly to observe and provide feedback and support on program implementation
• Promotes the acquisition of skills in order to achieve a greater level of independence.
• Assists the staff with welcoming and promoting the building of family/relative relationships and friendships.
• Maintains an open line of communication with other service providers, supervisor, and supervisees.
• Assures the accuracy and completion of required documentation in compliance with State Regulations, company standards and the policy and procedures manual. Assures the accuracy of program, history, and medical books.
• Coordinates monthly fire drills for all sites.
• Assures compliance with all state regulations and company policies.
• Acts as on call person and point person as assigned.
• Recommends programmatic or individualized training needs to the Program Manager.
• Attends required training sessions and meetings as required.
• Performs related work as required.
• Provide direct care coverage as needed or requested.


• Knowledge of the principles and methods of rehabilitation for the individuals in CLAs.
• Knowledge of behavior management, program planning, and normalization principles and practices for mentally disabled.
• Knowledge of the principles and mission of the CLA program; fluent in the CLA regulations and ReDCo policies and procedures; as well as corporate quality standards.
• Knowledge of basic health measures such as: first aid, CPR, fire safety and personal safety.
• Knowledge of community resources, facilities and services available to individuals.
• Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with county, state, federal staff, the individuals and their families, and the general public.
• Ability to plan, organize, train, assign, monitor, and evaluate work of subordinate staff.
• Ability to develop and implement individual goal plans and program activities for individuals with developmental disabilities.
• Ability to express ideas clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing.


• A Master's Degree and one year of experience working directly with persons with mental retardation;
• A Bachelor's Degree and two years of experience working directly with persons with mental retardation; or an Associate Degree or 60 credit hours and four years of experience working directly with persons with mental retardation.

Raystown Developmental Services is committed to creating the best possible work environment for our team members and offers the following total rewards package:

• Competitive Salary
• Holidays
• Medical, Dental, Vision including a Health Savings Account
• Health, Dependent and Transportation Flexible Spending Accounts
• Basic and Optional Life Insurance for Employee, Spouse and/or Dependents
• 401 K with employer contribution (100% for the first 4% contributed - employees that are 21 and over may participate)
• Employee Stock Purchase Plan (buy stock at a 15% discount)
• Training, Development and Continuing Education Credits for licensure requirements
• Opportunities for advancement! As we grow, you grow with us!

Raystown Developmental Services is an equal opportunity employer with a commitment to diversity. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, veteran status or any other protected characteristic.

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