The basic functions of the Program Coordinator are to support each member in the coordination of all aspects of their program, including activities within the CDS center, within the community and maintenance of the member file. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Essential Responsibilities, include but are not limited to:
- Ascertain member wishes regarding programming
- Coordinate, supervise, and monitor staff and member activities to ensure that training programs and activities are correctly implemented.
- Participate in the Discovery process, PCP and Implementation Strategy. Support member advocacy to ensure the PCP/Implementation Strategy reflects the wishes of the member.
- Support members in attending all meetings concerning them including the PCP meeting, BMC, HRC and any special meetings called on behalf of the member. Support the member in advocating for his/her wishes at these meetings.
- Meet with members as necessary and assist members in inviting other, parents/family/guardian, CLS staff, ISC or other significant individuals to such meetings.
- Assist members in obtaining/maintaining benefits, residential services, employment, placement, and advocacy services, assisting them/their families in completing all referral for service and other forms.
- Ensure that member programs and activities are in compliance with funding source requirements, including supervising TCs in planning/implementing activities or personally planning/implementing activities.
- Ensure that member access to the community is maximized, including accompanying members during community access.
- Hire, train, and assist staff, evaluate performance, enforce agency rules, and recommend changes in employee status. Ensure that members participate in all staff interviewing/hiring.
- Respond to medical and behavioral emergencies following appropriate health & safety and crisis prevention procedures. Monitor staff members performance on following established procedures for responding to emergencies.
- Monitor staff activities to ensure that required documentation is maintained, staff plans are implemented, and supplies are available as needed and that member personal care, hygiene and medical needs are met.
- Maintain, prepare, and submit periodic reports and records related to member and activities.
- Respond to emergency situations, analyze problems, and take corrective action; train staff members on established procedures for responding to emergencies.
- Participate as a member of the site policy making process.
- Maintain good housekeeping conditions and safe operating practices in unit.
- Maintain effective relationships with funding source, referral agency, and staff personnel
- With the member’s assistance, Maintain current member habilitation files in accordance with case file organization and retention schedule.
- Participate in staff training as assigned and maintain continuing education as required.
- Ensure weekly / monthly billing and reporting of client attendance and Title XX activities are completed accurately and on time.
- Maintain member records in reporting database
- Coordinate special projects, as assigned
- Perform other related responsibilities as assigned.
- Employees shall respect the diversity of all individuals (e.g., clients, co-workers, stakeholders) and refrain from any form of discrimination and/or based upon a person’s legally protected characteristics or conduct, including but not limited to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, sexual orientation, and gender identity or expression.
- Employees share the responsibility of creating and maintaining a welcoming, supportive, and inclusive work environment.
- 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.
EDUCATION, SKILLS, and/or EXPERIENCE
- Bachelor’s degree from accredited college or university in Rehabilitation Counseling, Psychology, Social Work, Special Education, or related social service field.
- One year of full-time related work experience.
- Must be able to meet qualifications of QIDP.
- Must be able to complete the requirements for placement on the State of Illinois Direct Support Persons Registry.