Area Director

  • Somerset, New Jersey, United States
  • Full-time

Company Description

ABOUT NEW JERSEY:

Dungarvin New Jersey LLC has been  providing a full suite of residential and day program services and supports to individuals with disabilities and their families since 2000. Our goal is to enhance each individual’s inclusion in the community through a variety of employment, social and recreational opportunities based both within and outside the home.

We currently provides services to over 150 individuals in Middlesex, Monmouth, Mercer, Somerset, Hunterdon and Burlington counties. Our team works cooperatively with each individual, their family, support team and county/state entities to ensure quality services. We believe that everyone deserves the opportunity to fully participate in the community of their choice, regardless of any challenges.

Our Day Services programs offer a variety of supports for people with Intellectual and Development Disabilities. Depending on the location, services available may include a combination of supports such as community integration, base site programming, employment opportunities, problem-solving and decision-making in everyday living, participating in community events and leisure activities, or assisting people to prepare for vocational, recreational, or other community-based programs.

Residential services are provided to an individual living in his or her own home or apartment with or without roommates, depending on the location. These sites serve individuals of various need levels, including individuals with significant medical, physical, or behavioral challenges. Staffing levels vary by the needs of the people being served. The focus of these services is to enhance independence and quality of life. Dungarvin's residential services are very flexible and easily modified to meet changing abilities, interests, choices, and needs of individuals.

Job Description

SUMMARY OF JOB DESCRIPTION:

The Area Director is responsible for the overall management and administration of programs/services and new development in assigned geographic area of state. This includes budget development and implementation, rate negotiation, licensing, strategic evaluation and planning, staff development, hiring and supervision of program directors and assigned support staff, policy development, marketing, and proposal development.

 

SKILLS CRUCIAL TO SUCCESS IN THIS ROLE:

  • Knowledge and experience with all service programs strongly preferred. This includes Home and Community based services.
  • Demonstrated experience with juggling multiple priorities while remaining focused on staff and service quality
  • Knowledge of Mental Health, Developmental Disabilities and Neurocognitive disorders (Strongly prefer dual diagnosis or complex behavior support needs). 
  • Having strong decision-making and communication skills, be responsible, mature, and flexible.
  • A passion for excellence, able to set standards and hold people accountable.
  • Exceptional communication skills (written and spoken)
  • Have knowledge of the State and federal laws

Qualifications

REQUIRED:

  • Bachelor's degree in human services field (Psychology, Counseling, Allied Health, Educational Psychology, Sociology, Human Services, etc.) required; Master’s degree preferred.
  • A qualified intellectual disabilities professional, a licensed nursing home administrator, or education and experience comparable to one of the above as determined by the State Director.
  • Minimum of 3 years human services industry experience, with strong management experience, required.  
  • Budget experience of minimum 3 million dollars. 
  • Prior supervisory experience in residential programs for individuals with developmental disabilities is a must.

Additional Information

DRIVING REQUIREMENTS:

  • Valid driver’s license and driving record, which allows candidate to be covered by agency insurance policy, required. This position is designated as an Unlimited Driving Position --defined as one that requires an employee to drive a motor vehicle as a part of his/her Dungarvin work, including vehicles owned or leased by Dungarvin, and/or to drive a vehicle in which a person served is transported

 

HOURS WORKED:

  • The Area Director’s schedule must be flexible to accommodate various programs, personnel and organizational needs, including evening and weekend hours, as indicated. Typical hours are 8:00am to 5:00pm, Monday- Friday.

 

BENEFITS:

The successful candidate will enjoy a competitive salary and a full suite of benefits including but not limited to medical, dental, prescription, vision, life insurance and 401K with company match.

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