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This venue was created to help those members and others in the disabilities field who are seeking candidates for their specific management career opportunities as well as for candidates who are looking to connect with agencies to further their own career paths.  Both types of information are posted in this section.

ANCOR offers this forum purely as an informational resource. We do not endorse any posting for employment availability or any candidate. ANCOR reserves the right to edit or abbreviate any postings submitted.

Postings will remain for 60 days. Please let us know if the position is filled or employment is obtained prior to that deadline.

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Contact Marsha Patrick should you wish to post a position/candidate or have any questions. Posting positions is free to ANCOR members and $500.00 to non-members. Posting candidates is free to everyone.

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Post date: December 7, 2017
Director of Oak Street Services - Northfield, Minnesota

Laura Baker Services Association
Northfield, MN

We are seeking our next exceptional Director of Oak Street Services.

A professional position, the Director of Oak Street Services' key functions are to manage and advance program services for 30 people with intellectual and developmental disabilities.

We support people with a wide variety of needs, including people dually diagnosed with IDD and mental health and behavioral challenges.

Our clients are the center of our work. Our mission is to support the life choices and dreams of people with intellectual and developmental disabilities and help them reach their goals.

First priority for the Director of Oak Street Services is creating an environment where we can fulfill our mission for every person. Additionally, the Director of Oak Street Services is responsible for recommending programmatic changes that will respond to customer needs and desires, and that will position Laura Baker Services Association for future success.

The Director of Oak Street Services is a member of the Administrative Team and reports to the Executive Director.

KEY FUNCTIONS

  • Manage all personnel and client support functions of our Oak Street Services program, an ICF-DD supporting 30 people.
  • Create and advance program goals to position the program for continued success
  • Create and maintain procedures for maintaining licensing standards
  • Member of the Administrative Team

The successful candidate will meet QDDP standards, and have a minimum of 3 years of progressive management experience. Experience working with people with complex needs, including mental health and challenging behaviors is highly preferred.

S/he must be a skilled manager, able to manage and skillfully negotiate multiple priorities, and be flexible in moving between duties.

S/he must be an exceptional communicator, both written and oral, and will have excellent customer service skills.

S/he must be a skilled manager, able to manage and skillfully negotiate multiple priorities, and be flexible in moving between duties.

To apply, please submit application letter, resume, 3 professional references and salary requirements to careers@laurabaker.org or apply through LinkedIn.

For more information, see https://www.linkedin.com/jobs/cap/view/497604519

Electronic submissions only.

We are an EOE.

All successful applicants must pass a MN Background check and drug screening.

Post date: December 1, 2017
Jewish Living Coordinator - Rockville, Maryland

Jewish Foundation for Group Homes
Rockville, MD

Helen Keller said, “The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched - they must be felt with the heart.” Jewish Foundation for Group Homes (JFGH) is nonprofit founded in 1982 that provides residential, daily living, and social supports to more than 200 adults with intellectual and development disabilities in the DC area regardless of faith or creed. At the heart of JFGH are strong Jewish values and traditions.

We are seeking a creative, energetic, motivational, and organized individual to become our new Jewish Living Coordinator (JLC). The JLC position is a full-time exempt position. It will impart Jewish values and traditions throughout the organization by coordinating the observance of Jewish holidays and lifecycle events for JFGH residents and participants; creatively educating and engaging staff at all levels and at multiple locations about Jewish identity, rituals and traditions; and building and maintaining partnerships in the Jewish community.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Manage all Jewish living standards and Jewish holidays and events for JFGH
  • Raise the level of understanding of Jewish traditions and values through creative and innovative ways that educate and engage JFGH residents, participants and staff
  • Teach monthly Jewish Living orientation class for all new staff hires
  • Provide ongoing training on Jewish traditions and refresher training, as needed, for staff at all levels
  • Ensure compliance of Kashrut standards at JFGH homes
  • Regularly visit JFGH homes in Montgomery County, MD and Fairfax County, VA to engage with residents around Jewish traditions
  • Staff JFGH’s volunteer Jewish Living Committee
  • In partnership with JFGH’s Development and Communications Department, build and maintain partnerships throughout the Jewish community (e.g., coordinate with synagogues for holiday services, events and other programs)

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Minimum of a Bachelor’s Degree
  • Strong knowledge of Jewish religion, holidays, and traditions
  • Experience with staff training and engagement
  • A minimum of three years’ experience in a similar role
  • Ability to celebrate during some Jewish holidays
  • Flexibility to work normal business hours, evenings, and weekends, as needed
  • Valid driver’s license and reliable transportation
  • Strong commitment to and passion for supporting individual with disabilities

In addition to a friendly productive work environment, JFGH offers excellent benefits including health insurance, 403B retirement plan, mileage reimbursement, flexible hours, work cell phone and federal credit union options.

TO APPLY

Send resume with cover letter and salary requirements to hr@jfgh.org.

Post date: November 29, 2017
Program Manager - Fairfax, Virginia

Jewish Foundation for Group Homes
Fairfax, VA

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

Compliance

  • Oversee relationships with participants’ families, case managers, and other community partners.
  • Serve as liaison between JFGH and participants’ families/advocates
  • Ensure that staff meetings take place with predetermined frequency
  • Maintain JFGH cell phone and be available for contact for Emergencies

Human Resources

  • Oversee and complete payroll within assigned frequency
  • Monitor staff performance and complete evaluations within assigned frequency
  • Oversee follow through on employee personnel and disciplinary issues
  • Complete human resource functions, including but not limited to:
    • Participate in direct support staff hiring and mentoring
    • Pre-approve warranted overtime and staff leave consistent with JFGH policy
    • Assist with finding relief coverage for staff who have requested time off
    • Other duties as assigned

Management

  • Supervises Team Leaders and Shift Leads
    • Ensure documentation is completed accurately and appropriately, including but not limited to:
      • Critical incident reports
      • Daily logs
      • Participant files
      • Administrative forms
    • Mediate and seek resolution with conflicts between staff and/or staff and families
  • Oversee implementation of Medical and Health services and needs
  • Ensure day program/ALU purchases are in compliance with JFGH policies
  • Participate in agency wide committees as needed.
  • Must maintain credentials on Medication Technician Certification.

QUALIFICATIONS

The successful candidate will possess the following assets and attributes:

  • Able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed are representative of the knowledge, skills, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
  • Bachelor’s degree in a human service field with a minimum of five years of relevant experience, at least two years of which are in a supervisory capacity.
  • Willingness and ability to perform the duties and responsibilities described above.
  • Valid Driver’s license with a clean driving record required.
  • Must pass all background checks.
  • Must successfully pass required Drug Screening test.
  • Must complete required trainings within time period allowed.

SALARY/BENEFITS

Salary commensurate with experience, medical & dental benefits, vacation and retirement package, and a great work environment.

APPLY

Send resume and cover letter to hr@jfgh.org indicating why you would be a good fit for this position. Applications without cover letters will not be considered. No relocation or search firms considered.

Post date: November 28, 2017
Communications Director – Alexandria, VA

American Network of Community Options and Resources (ANCOR)
Alexandria, VA

The American Network of Community Options and Resources (ANCOR), a vibrant national nonprofit trade association, representing over 1,400 community service providers to people with intellectual and developmental disabilities is looking for an experienced, motivated and digital-savvy Communications Director with strong media relations skills.

ANCOR's Communications Director reports to the Chief Operations Officer (COO), supervises the Communications Specialist, and will be a critical member of a dedicated staff of thirteen professionals based in Old Town Alexandria, VA. The Communications Director develops, guides and coordinates all internal and external communications and holds full responsibility for content on ANCOR’s websites, communications and any outward facing materials from the association.

The ideal Communications Director for ANCOR is energetic, has experience putting out fires, as well as a knack for finding and capitalizing on opportunities to publicly interact and engage in issues that impact services and supports for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities. The Communications Director will closely collaborate with the CEO, COO and Vice President of Government Relations to ensure consistency in brand and messaging, especially as it relates to public policy issues.

Evidence of strong initiative, compelling work products and experience in public policy will make an applicant stand out; Attention to detail and a critical editing eye are essential. On-the-record media experience is also a plus.

Duties of ANCOR's Communications will include:

  • Developing and executing communications strategies in support of ANCOR’s mission, strategic priorities and public policy agenda.
  • Developing creative marketing content and communications plans for various association events, products and initiatives
  • Tracking media coverage and monitoring online news and social media with constant consideration of how to proactively position the association as trusted subject matter expert on services and supports to individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities
  • Anticipating the need for, drafting and disseminating press statements
  • Maintaining current media list and actively managing press relationships to ensure coverage of special events, public announcements and other projects
  • Serving as the association’s spokesperson for media requests
  • Leading the generation of online content that engages and leads to measurable action. Deciding who, where and when to place
  • Managing development, distribution and maintenance of all printed and electronic collateral including but not limited to: weekly updates to members, membership renewal letters, special reports and LINKS, the association’s electronic bimonthly newsletter
  • Coordinating website maintenance and ensure that new and consistent information (article links, stories, and events) is posted regularly and outdated material is removed.
  • Designing presentations for ANCOR staff to use throughout the country for various speaking engagements
  • Collaborating with the Government Relations team on action alerts and policy-related communications including to Congress and the Administration
  • Supporting leadership to ensure that all communications to external audiences are consistent in message and appearance
  • Managing relationships with associated vendors
  • Other duties as assigned

DESIRED SKILLS/EXPERIENCE

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Communications, Marketing, Journalism, English, Public Relations, Public Policy or related discipline;
  • Minimum of five years relevant experience showing increasing responsibility; Capitol Hill, media, non-profit or association background is preferred.
  • Experience creating and executing innovative strategic communications and/or media outreach plans for a range of projects, initiatives or campaigns.
  • Exceptional written, oral, interpersonal and presentation skills;
  • Demonstrated capability growing a strong social media presence for an organization;
  • Ability to work in a dynamic environment and demonstrate leadership;
  • Excellent computer skills and proficiency in Excel, Word, Outlook, PowerPoint;
  • Strong critical thinking/analysis skills with the ability to evaluate branding and communications decisions for effectiveness and areas of weakness;
  • Ability to exercise sound judgment and to make timely, value-based decisions;
  • Results Driven

Interested candidates can send a resume, letter of interest and 2-3 examples of previous work products (will be kept confidential) to Gabrielle Sedor at gsedor@ancor.org. Applications will be reviewed as they are received.

Post date: November 17, 2017
Clinical Study Technician - Indianapolis, IN

Indiana University Department of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
Indianapolis, Indiana

The Department of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, located at 4141 Shore Drive, Indianapolis, IN 46254, is recruiting staff members for our clinical research studies. 

Indiana University is the #1 largest employer in the state and home to seven beautiful, unique campuses in multiple locations, including the core campuses of Bloomington and Indianapolis. Our hallmarks of innovation and creativity translate into a stimulating work environment where employees contribute to the greater good and enjoy lifelong careers. When you’re among our more than 20,000 full-time faculty and staff, you receive an extensive benefits package of health care, retirement, and insurance plans as well as generous paid time off, an educational tuition benefit, and free wellness programs.

The Clinical Study Technician (we are hiring two) will assist in the conduct of clinical study or clinical trials. Perform varied routine and non-routine tasks of moderate complexity. Assist with various study activities including subject recruitment, screening, consenting, and assisting in the conduct of study-related non-medical/behavioral assessments and neuropsychological battery testing.

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS

Bachelor’s degree in Science or a health-related field; OR Associate’s degree in Allied Health Profession, plus 1 year of patient related or research experience; OR Bachelor’s degree in other fields/completion of 3 years of college science, plus at least 2 years patient related or research experience; or High School Diploma, plus 5 years of patient related experience with 2 years in clinical study at the TE06 level.

TO APPLY

Visit iujobs.peopleadmin.com/postings/41355

Indiana University is an equal employment and Affirmative Action Employer and a provider of ADA services. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, ethnicity, color, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation or identity, marital status, national origin, disability status or protected veteran status. Indiana University does not discriminate on the basis of sex in its educational programs and activities, including employment and admission, as required by Title IX. Questions or complaints regarding Title IX may be referred to the U.S. Department of Education Office for Civil Rights or the university Title IX Coordinator. See Indiana University’s Notice of Non-Discrimination here which includes contact information.

Post date: November 17, 2017
Clinical Research Specialist - Indianapolis, IN

Indiana University Department of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
Indianapolis, Indiana

The Department of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, located at 4141 Shore Drive, Indianapolis, IN 46254, is recruiting staff members for our clinical research studies. 

Indiana University is the #1 largest employer in the state and home to seven beautiful, unique campuses in multiple locations, including the core campuses of Bloomington and Indianapolis. Our hallmarks of innovation and creativity translate into a stimulating work environment where employees contribute to the greater good and enjoy lifelong careers. When you’re among our more than 20,000 full-time faculty and staff, you receive an extensive benefits package of health care, retirement, and insurance plans as well as generous paid time off, an educational tuition benefit, and free wellness programs.

The Clinical Research Specialist will be responsible for providing a primarily telephone-based case management intervention for research participants with traumatic brain injury (TBI).

This is a multi-site, five year, clinical trial entitled “Improving Transition from Acute to Post-Acute Care following Traumatic Brain Injury” funded by the Patient Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI).

Duties include, but are not limited to:

  • Make telephone or videoconference contacts with patients and respective caregivers
  • Send follow-up communication summarizing care plans
  • Document and enter into a database various aspects of the implemented intervention
  • Monitor a toll-free Traumatic Brain Injury Helpline during business hours

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • Bachelor’s degree in social sciences or related field, plus at least 2-3 years of experience working with patients or clinical research subjects.
  • Should have the ability to maintain effective and professional relationships with patients, caregivers, and members of the healthcare team.
  • Strong communication and organizational skills.
  • Attention to detail.
  • Ability to work with patients primarily by telephone or videoconferencing.
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality.
  • Comfort with learning and maintaining study database programs.

TO APPLY

Visit iujobs.peopleadmin.com/postings/41361

Indiana University is an equal employment and Affirmative Action Employer and a provider of ADA services. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, ethnicity, color, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation or identity, marital status, national origin, disability status or protected veteran status. Indiana University does not discriminate on the basis of sex in its educational programs and activities, including employment and admission, as required by Title IX. Questions or complaints regarding Title IX may be referred to the U.S. Department of Education Office for Civil Rights or the university Title IX Coordinator. See Indiana University’s Notice of Non-Discrimination here which includes contact information.

Post date: November 15, 2017
Strategic Projects Director - Carroll, Iowa

New Hope Village
Carroll, IA

New Hope, a not-for-profit organization supporting individuals with intellectual disabilities for over 40 years, is seeking highly motivated candidates who have experience developing new programs and services as well as project management to serve as the Strategic Projects Director. This position will be under the direction of the Assistant Executive Director and will be responsible for growing services which are consistent with New Hope’s strategic plan, mission and vision. This person will receive planned mentoring and opportunities to prepare them as a qualified internal candidate for the Director of Operations in the future.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Bachelor’s Degree required with 5 years’ experience in progressively responsible management positions in any of the following areas:Disability services; Human Services; Health Services or Business Management.
  • Experience supervising direct reports and providing direction to indirect reports.
  • Experience in developing, leading and managing projects.
  • Experience in utilizing data to plan, implement and evaluate evidence-based programs and services.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Proficient in use of current technology.
  • Able to work independently and is comfortable making contacts in new communities.
  • Transformational leader with a positive approach to finding opportunities and taking calculated risks to advance New Hope’s mission.

New Hope offers a competitive wage and benefits package. For confidential consideration, please send resume and cover letter to Terri Bock at terri_bock@newhopevillage.org by December 15, 2017.

Smoke Free Work Environment, Mandatory Drug Testing, EOE

Post date: November 9, 2017
Chief Operating Officer - Peabody, Massachusetts

Bridgewell
Peabody, MA

Bridgewell is seeking a highly motivated Chief Operating Officer to lead operations for this premiere human services organization serving individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities, substance use disorders, autism, behavioral health disorders and other life challenges. The new COO must be inspired by the values of caring and respect, and have the spirit to lead an organization that is trusted and recognized for innovation and expertise. This is an outstanding opportunity for an experienced leader to apply their business knowledge, communication skills, strategic planning and relationship building abilities to an organization that has experienced significant growth, change and service expansion during the last decade.

THE ORGANIZATION

Bridgewell’s mission is to be inspired by the values of caring and respect, to guide individuals with disabilities and other challenges to achieve and enjoy their highest quality of life and personal growth. Bridgewell strives to be the provider of choice for services to individuals with disabilities and other life challenges, and to be trusted and recognized by all stakeholders for our leadership, innovation, professional expertise, quality of service, accountability and integrity. Bridgewell focuses on the abilities of individuals and approaches service delivery as a partnership, respecting the needs and desires of each person. This person-centered approach allows Bridgewell to support and respect the people they serve, as well as to foster their independence.

Bridgewell was founded in 1958 as a child guidance center in Lynn, Massachusetts, and has transformed over time into a comprehensive human services organization that provides a continuum of care for many service needs. Today we provide supports and maintain operations in 23 communities in eastern Massachusetts and serve more than 6,000 individuals and families each year. With an operating budget in excess of $70M, we employ more than 1,300 professionals to carry forward our mission and we appreciate their dedication and caring. Bridgewell is CARF accredited and licensed by various Massachusetts state agencies. We are governed by a 14-member board of directors. For more information about Bridgewell, please visit http://www.bridgewell.org.

Bridgewell’s programs include:

Disability Support Services: Bridgewell provides community housing, day habilitation, employment training and placement, and supported living services to adults with developmental and intellectual disabilities. The goals are to support and encourage independent decision-making and community engagement, teach life skills, and ensure a safe and full life for those in our care. Individuals in our services range from those that may present with minimal support needs who live independently to those with significant and complex medical challenges.

Autism Services: Bridgewell provides specialized programming for young adults with autism spectrum disorders transitioning from the educational system to adult service programs. Our services include community housing, employment services, day habilitation and community based day services, as well as a Family Support Center for families that have dependents with autism.

Addiction and Recovery Services: Bridgewell has a number of programs to support people in recovery. Our services include inpatient residential treatment, transitional and permanent sober housing, outpatient counseling, jail diversion programs, recovery coaching, prevention and education initiatives, and medication assisted treatment.

Behavioral Health Services: Bridgewell provides a variety of behavioral health services including outpatient psychotherapy and medication management. Services are provided to adults through three outpatient clinics and to adults and children in our fourth outpatient clinic.

Affordable Housing: Bridgewell provides safe and affordable single room occupancy and apartment housing to homeless adults with or without disabilities. Case management services are provided to most tenants. Bridgewell is a housing authority and administers HUD Mainstream Housing Choice vouchers.

Center for Professional Innovation: Bridgewell offers continuing education and professional development for professionals in areas such as mental health, healthcare and education.

THE POSITION

The Chief Operating Officer will be responsible for the overall administration of programs and defined administrative services within the organization. S/he will oversee and provide strategic direction for operational activities in support of regulations, policies, goals and objectives established by the President and CEO, including maintaining the exceptional quality of Bridgewell’s services. S/he will also be actively involved in external activities that impact industry direction and enhance the operations of Bridgewell. S/he will minimally directly supervise three senior leaders of the residential, day and clinical services departments and indirectly lead the quality assurance, transportation / fleet management, and healthcare departments.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

Reporting to the Chief Executive Officer, the Chief Operations Officer will manage a team of senior professionals responsible for leading key departments within the agency. S/he will be responsible for development and execution of established goals with the Executive, Leadership and Senior Management Teams. The COO will maintain a high performance environment that fosters quality services, excellent consumer/stakeholder satisfaction and enhanced employee morale, while ensuring active and visible representation of Bridgewell internally and within the larger business community, developing partnerships beneficial to Bridgewell’s mission and operations.

The COO will:

  • Ensure continued sustainability and, where applicable, growth of core business units
  • Direct and ensure compliance with all licensing, certification and accreditation processes
  • Direct and approve the preparation and modification of department budgets, ensuring positive financial performance
  • Develop and maintain positive relationships with funding and referral sources, Bridgewell’s Board of Directors, peer organizations, community groups, legislative representatives, local community representatives, chambers of commerce and other applicable groups / people essential to the success of Bridgewell
  • Manage relationships to ensure adequate funding of programs and procurement of new contracts as opportunities arise
  • Participate in trade association committees and initiatives
  • Participate in and advocate for statewide policy and legislation development designed to support service areas important to Bridgewell’s mission
  • Seek and facilitate continuous improvements in quality standards, professionalism, and performance efficiencies
  • Direct and participate in policy and procedure development, revision and implementation
  • Participate in the evaluation and planning process for new business development as well as partnership and merger opportunities
  • Coordinate meetings of the Program Committee of the Board in collaboration with the Board appointed committee chair
  • Engage individuals, family members and other stakeholders to ensure quality service delivery and response to service enhancement opportunities

LEADERSHIP OUTLOOK AND NEAR-TERM PRIORITIES, MEASURES OF SUCCESS

In addition to quickly understanding the mission and complex business model of Bridgewell, the new COO will advance the following near-term priorities during the first 12-18 months (not in priority order):

  • Develop trust and working relationships with staff, individuals, customersand leaders in the community, working to best understand current Bridgewell programs and the needs of the constituencies
  • Co-lead efforts to expand Bridgewell’s presence, and position the organization as a statewide-thought leader in the human services industry
  • Expand Bridgewell’s advocacy efforts at the state and federal levels towards the future sustainability of services
  • Work with the CEO to review and implement strategic goals, initiatives and strategies
  • Evaluate the current business and financial models and make recommendations to the CEO for stabilization, sustainability and growthof the organization
  • Assess the effectiveness and efficiencies of internal systems and make recommendations to the CEO for enhancements

EXPERIENCE AND ATTRIBUTES

  • Ideal candidates for this position will share our commitment to Bridgewell’s mission and will bring a variety of experiences and attributes to Bridgewell, including:   
  • Strong leadership with exceptional management skills
  • A proven track record of organizational and management development to achieve business results and drive forward the mission
  • Excellent problem solving capabilities in a rapidly changing, complex environment
  • Strong business acumen and experience with operational processes; experience managing large budgets (over $50M) including development and management of revenues and expenses
  • Experience managing in a union environment
  • A strategic thinker, masterful communicator, exceptional writer, and excellent listener with a strong ability to build trust among a wide range of constituents
  • Demonstrated team building, mentoring, consensus building and conflict resolution expertise
  • Knowledge of state funding agency systems, policies and regulations, as well as CARF or other national accreditation processes
  • 10-12 years management experience in a complex organization with a minimum of 7 years senior level senior level experience
  • Minimum of 7 years of business management experience across a range of business disciplines, preferably in human service delivery working with individuals with disabilities and / or other life challenges
  • A Master’s degree in business, public administration, clinical, social work or related field
  • Proficiency in technologies, including Microsoft Office Suite

Salary will be competitive and commensurate with experience.

APPLICATION PROCESS

To apply, e-mail resume, cover letter and salary requirements to: Bridgewell@raffa.com (e-mail applications are required and only complete applications will be considered). For other inquiries contact James Sunshine at jsunshine@raffa.com.

Bridgewell is committed to equal employment opportunity. Resume reviews begin immediately. Interviews will begin in January 2018.