Program Coordinator

Job Title: Program Coordinator

Reports To: Program Director

Position Status:    Full Time

Exempt Status:   Non-Exempt

Working Environment:   75  Indoors (%)      25  Outdoors (%)

Position Summary:

The primary role of the Program Coordinator is to oversee and coordinate one program under the direction of the Program Director.  The Program Coordinator ensures compliance with all aspects of the program in regard to the persons served, Organization, employees and property. The Program Coordinator is responsible for providing effective leadership and accountability which fosters growth and the development of Direct Support Staff team. The Program Coordinator will provide comprehensive personal care, guidance, and the appropriate support tailored to the needs of each person served to prepare and promote each individual to live as independently as possible. 

Education Requirements: High School Diploma, GED, or equivalent

Previous Experience Requirements: 1-3 years related experience preferred

Other Knowledge & Skill Requirements:

• Maintains a valid Class D driver's license

• Reads & understands, speaks fluently, and writes legibly the English language

• Ability to obtain and maintain valid CPR, First Aid, and Medication Administration certifications

Ability Requirements:

• Leadership and delegation

• Role Model - appropriate behavior to client and staff

• Autonomy - ability to work without immediate supervision

• Multi-tasking

• Communication skills

• Decision making skills

• Ability to accept and follow change

Essential Program Coordinator Functions:

• Serve as Site and Program representative and leadership

• Provide leadership; continuously building rapport with staff and persons served through effective interpersonal relationship and conflict resolution skills

• Serve as a role model for staff and persons served by fostering a positive work environment supported through effective communication and development/supervision of persons served program and goals

• Ensure shift coverage is maintained at all times, this may include, but not limited to, staying beyond a scheduled shift, or covering/splitting open shifts with LSS or staff

• Train new staff and assist with continued training and development of staff

• Perform and complete additional job duties as requested or directed by Program Manager, or Program Director

Essential Job Functions:

• Provide the appropriate supports tailored to the needs and desires of each individual persons served to enable each to live as independently as possible

• Supervise and assist in general upkeep and repair of facility and organization vehicles by completing scheduled chores and promptly reporting any maintenance-related issues to Supervisor

• Correctly administer persons served medication and treatments as ordered by physician

• Schedule, provide and assist in transportation for persons served to and from appointments, events, and other activities

• Follow and implement persons served plan of care, goals, programs, or other applicable and required plans accurately as schedule requires

• Provide continual input, development, improvement, and implementation to individual program planning for persons served

• Provide opportunities and assistance for persons served in meeting social needs by encouraging participation in leisure/recreational activities and increasing community interaction

• Assist male and female persons served with personal cares, which may include: toileting, bathing, dressing, grooming, and other daily living requirements

• Maintain records, document, chart, and track persons served information as designated by OMI procedures in applicable communication books, medication tracking, progress notes, health progress notes, and any behavioral management programs and/or persons served programs

• Provide assistance with persons served financial management, weekly budgets, according to OMI persons served fund guidelines and procedures

• Abide by Organizational driving policies, procedures, and state driving laws

• Actively participate and contribute in at least one Organizational committee

• Completes two hours of volunteer services each calendar year from among the approved list of community sites

• Professionally represent the Organization and Department or Site to current employees, volunteers, vendors, and community

• Participate in Organizational events and activities


Characteristic Qualifications:

• Accountability

• Interpersonal sensitivity and conflict management skills

• Good judgment-including ability to evaluate, make decision, and anticipate consequences

• Initiative and motivation to learn