Catholic Community Services of Southern Arizona, I Assistant Program Director (Deafblind) in United States

As a condition of employment, all CCS employees are required to qualify for an Arizona Level One Fingerprint Clearance Card

Position Purpose

Supervises and directs services to individuals who are deafblind or deaf/hard of hearing with significant disabilities in the areas of statewide identification, assessment and support services. Assists in overseeing Commission and other contracts for performance. Assists with agency wide training and develops one to one training and supports, as identified. Ensures program compliance with established Agency policies and applicable regulatory guidelines. Works with Agency Director to design professional training, schedules staff trainings, maintains caseloads in accordance with service contract guidelines, oversees staffing pattern and manages developed budget. Position may from time to time be stressful and require a high demand of performance. May perform other duties as assigned.

Essential Functions
  • Assists Agency Director in developing, evaluating, and delivering of existing and new services to meet the needs of individuals throughout the State of New Mexico who are deafblind or deaf with significant disabilities
  • Assists the Agency Director in the development and management in formulating administrative and operational polices and procedures for consumers who are deafblind or deaf/hard of hearing with other disabilities
  • Assists the Agency Director in oversight and monitoring of contracts to maintain objectives and contractual goals
  • Oversees and monitors staffing patterns to assure appropriate departmental response to consumer needs, as well as budgetary restraints
  • Assists Agency Director in recruiting, and training program staff
  • Evaluates and provides constructive performance feedback to staff
  • Assures that all staff are fully trained in the profession of services and utilizing best practices in services to persons who are deafblind or deaf/hard of hearing with significant disabilities
  • Responsible for networking with other professionals around the state to identify individuals who are deafblind or deaf/hard of hearing with significant disabilities
  • Provides advocacy in the areas of public benefits, education and other systems in each community around the state where deafblind persons can access
  • Provides intake services to include reviewing referral information, completing case history (bio psychosocial) intake, and other forms
  • Works with agency staff to develop a coordinated service plan and assures that consumers obtain desired services.
  • Oversees the creation of supports, social and educational opportunities and coordinates for other opportunities for consumers of COPD-NM
  • Attends NMCDHH and other stakeholder meetings, as required/needed
  • Develops, recommends and assists Agency Director in the development of the SSP (Support Service Provider) program
  • Oversees the integration of individuals who are deaf blind or deaf with significant disabilities into other services in the NM area and within COPD-NM such as Vocational Rehabilitation, community resources, HUD housing, etc.
  • Oversees the daily operation of the SSP program, assuring training of all SSP’s, coordinating service needs of the persons on the case load and developing additional services; monitors quality of services and billing processes
  • Oversees the daily operation of the FCC’s iCanConnect Program
  • Supervises staff (Scheduler, SSPs, and Program Coordinators)
  • Assures referrals to other programs and that services are followed through
  • Assists Agency Director with obtaining other funding to support individuals who are deafblind or deaf/hard of hearing with significant disabilities
  • Assures billable units each week are met for program compliance
  • Assists the Agency Director and Office Manager in preparation of monthly reports and/billings for contracts
  • Supports COPD-NM in the development of community activities, Board priorities and staff training
  • Serves as part of the agency Management team as requested and provides input regarding agency needs
  • Develops new programs and opportunities
  • May drive agency or personal vehicle on company business
Minimum Qualifications
  • Master’s in Rehabilitation, Counseling, Education, or related field
  • American Sign Language skills
  • 3 years of experience in deafblind services
  • Knowledge of DDD system, Vocational Rehabilitation, Helen Keller Affiliate Program, FCC National Deaf-Blind Equipment Distribution Program, and National/State funded TA&D; projects
  • 2 years of supervisory or administrative experience
  • Pass drug screening
  • Pass FBI Fingerprint Criminal History Summary
  • Valid New Mexico Driver License, proof of insurance and New Mexico Motor Vehicle Division Motor Vehicle Report
Desired Qualifications
  • Additional hours in graduate/post graduate work in Rehabilitation, Counseling, Education, or related field
  • Additional years in supervisory experience
  • Additional years of directly related experience in working with individuals who are deafblind (communication, orientation and mobility, technology, educational/community intervener, SSP, etc.)
  • Additional years of experience in the field of deafblindness through Technical Assistance Projects, school systems, and/or adult service provision
  • Certification and/or endorsement for education of students who are deaf/hard of hearing, Certification and/or endorsement for education of students who are visual impaired/blind, Certification and/or endorsement for education of students who are deafblind, CRC/CRCC, COMS, CLVT

No.: 03-10-094

Location: Community Outreach Program for the Deaf-New Mexico

Status: Exempt Full Time

Salary: $17.35 - $21.69

Open: Jul 20, 2015

Closing Date: Open until Filled