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From nurses to direct care staff to program directors, our employees make a difference every day. Our talented team provides individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities with caring support in specialized residential settings. And as part of The MENTOR Network— a national network of local health and human services providers—our employees are part of a growing organization that’s been at the forefront of providing innovative, community-based care for more than 30 years.

Program Director

Job ID 18000OGH
Description
Program Director
Primary Location: CA-CASignal Hill-2798 Junipero Ave
Function:Management

Cole Vocational Services

Everybody needs a job but only extraordinary people work here.  Our team is fun, creative, and dedicated to making a difference every day in the lives of the people we serve.  The heart of what we do is support people with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities of all ages.  


Description

As a Program Director with Cole Vocational Services, a partner of California MENTOR, you’ll be one of those extraordinary people. This position supports those we serve in a center based day program. We seek a passionate leader who can successfully direct program staff to provide high quality services to individuals we support. In this role you will manage the day-to-day operations with the support of your Area Director, Quality Assurance and Human Resources team. Bring your creative ideas and your passion for success; we’ll train you on the rest.

 

Do you have leadership experience working with people with intellectual and developmental disabilities and you’re looking for a meaningful change in your work life?  Leverage your skills with California MENTOR to make an impact in people’s lives.  Join our dedicated, dynamic and fast growing team today!


Job Responsibilities:

 

  • Develop and maintain quality services and engaging activities that meet the individuals needs
  • Manages the day to day operations in compliance with regulatory requirements
  • Interview and select talented staff. Lead, develop and inspire team providing on-going performance coaching
  • Writes and implements Individual Service Plans (ISP); ensures on-going communication with planning team
  • Financial responsibility in the following areas: operational budget, time-keeping and billing for services provided
  • Builds and maintains relationships with families, Regional Centers, and regulatory agencies
  • Prepares incident reports for both internal and external agencies

                        


Qualifications:

What we require of you:

  • Bachelor’s degree in a human services related field AND at least 18 months of experience in management of a human services delivery system;

OR

  • Five (5) years of experience in a human services delivery system INCLUDING at least Two (2) years of experience or training in one of the following:

(A)Care and supervision of consumers in a licensed adult day program, or an adult day health care facility

(B)Care and supervision of one or more of the categories of persons to be served by the day program

  • Demonstrated success in a leadership role
  • Ability to effectively establish and maintain meaningful relationships
  • Ability to coordinate activities and services to meet the on-going needs of individuals served
  • Strong follow through to ensure quality services, regulations and clients’ rights are upheld
  • High energy, goal-oriented, and an ability to inspire people
  • Access to a registered vehicle with proof of insurance
  • Must be 21 years of age
  • Must pass background investigation that includes FBI/DOJ fingerprint check

What we offer you:

  • A competitive compensation/benefits package including 401(k) with company matching
  • Annual bonus plan
  • A rewarding work environment
  • Meaningful relationships with your co-workers and the individuals we serve
  • Time Off & Holiday Pay
  • Family-oriented environment, casual dress
  • Employee discounts; fun employee events
  • Dynamic work environment, no day is ever the same as the next
  • On-the-job training including paid CEU opportunities, career development and advancement opportunities
  • Access to jobs throughout the nation-wide Network
  • Mileage reimbursement

We have a great work environment and you’ll be surrounded by a strong and supportive team of peers, leaders and colleagues. Cole Vocational Services is a partner of California MENTOR and The MENTOR Network. The MENTOR Network is a national network of local human service providers offering quality, community-based services.  With approximately 28,000 employees serving 25,000+ consumers in 36 states, you'll have career opportunities from coast to coast. When you join The MENTOR Network, you’ll make a difference every day and help to provide quality of life enhancing services to individuals across the country.

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