Jan 16, 2020:  MDS has an immediate opening for an Associate Director for the Individual Service Options Department (MDS-ISO). The Associate Director will assist the ISO Director in the planning, organizing and implementation of day-to-day operations of the department. Under minimal direction will oversee daily activities of designated programs, including scheduling, training and ongoing supervision of staff and ensuring adequate staffing is in place for all shifts, ready to step in as needed, and ensures program follows all policies of Individual Service Agreement.

The successful candidate will demonstrate an ability to:
• Effectively manage a small caseload of clients.
• Work with the department director to address day to day issues within all areas of the department.
• Maintain medication administration certification for multiple individuals.
• Take a lead role in scheduling using the Direct Support Professionals’ staffing program.
• Develop, perform and assist with staff training and/or workshops pertaining to individual’s needs and safety.
• Perform unannounced quality assurance visits at houses as needed.
• Contribute to budget development, understand budget oversight responsibilities and manage individual programs within budget.
• Assist in program manager supervision as requested/assigned.
• Take initiative to improve work practices and responds to a changing work environment.
• Identify potential challenges and provides support required by creative problem solving, crisis intervention and team facilitation.
• Perform “on call” responsibilities on an assigned rotating basis.

Education/Experience:  BA in Human Services preferred. Minimum of four years of experience in Human Services or related field with supervisory experience beyond entry level staff.

Working Conditions:  Work schedule is usual office hours: Monday through Friday (8:00 am – 4:30 pm), with flexibility to accommodate individuals served, their family and agency schedules/events.

Please submit a cover letter and resume to be considered for this position, by Friday, January 31st to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Posted 1/16/2020