Friday, January 17, 2014

Employment Listing 1/17/14 START Director

Chapter, NYSARC, Inc.
TITLE: START Director      REPORTS TO:  Oversight Committee
FLSA Status:  Exempt Full Time    
The Director facilitates all linkage agreements, is the primary contact with stakeholders, and provides reports to the Advisory Council. The Director participates in all trainings required to become a Certified START Coordinator. The Director supervises the Clinical Director, Medical Director, Respite Director and the Coordinator Team leader.
• A Master’s or Ph.D. degree with extensive experience in Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (I/DD), specifically with individuals that have challenging behavior and/or mental health needs.
• Four years of supervisory experience in the I/DD and/or mental health field is required.
• Knowledge of the New York State system of Mental Health/Developmental Disabilities/Substance Abuse Services.
1. Supervise/oversee Clinical Team and Respite facility
2. Establish community linkages and serve as liaison to community partners
3. Based on feedback of Clinical Teams, identify training/support needs of the community
4. Coordinate trainings utilizing expertise of psychologists and psychiatrists, Team Leaders, and specialists within the community
5. Identify and coordinate necessary trainings for team members
6. Maintain communication with other regional START Directors, as other regional teams are implemented
7. Ensure the collection of required data and documentation on consumer access and utilization of START services
8. Provide support as needed to clinical team and respite 24/7/365
9. Performs other duties as assigned by the Oversight Committee.
1. Must be able to tolerate the stresses associated with multiple, simultaneous demands
2. Regularly required to talk, hear, stand, sit, walk and frequently required to use hand and fingers
3. Required to travel (50%)
4. Safely operate a motor vehicle and be able to obtain a license therefore
5. Lifting:  May occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds