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Job Opening: Day Program Supervisor (Center for Neurobehavioral Health)

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About the Center

The Center for Neurobehavioral Health (Center) at the State University of New York, College at Plattsburgh works with the New York State Department of Health, New York State Office for People with Developmental Disabilities, and Clinton and Franklin County Office for Aging to provide a variety of programs to the local community including Nursing Home Transition and Diversion (NHTD), Social Adult Day Services (SADS), Structured Day Program (SDP), and Day Habilitation Services (DH).

Position Summary

The Center is currently seeking qualified applicants for Day Program Supervisor. Reporting to the Day Program Manager, this position plays a critical role in supervising the day-to-day floor operations of the Center’s day programs. This position may require periodic travel to offsite locations.

Examples of Duties & Responsibilities

  1. Reports to the Day Program Manager, and in their absence, acts in that role.
  2. Supervises and supports the development of staff providing training to program staff on all aspects of their role to include their duties and responsibilities.
  3. Collaborates with the Day Program Manager for the evaluation process for day program workforce.
  4. Ensures the safety of all participants and workforce during programming.
  5. Provides medication administration support to each individual based on their skills and abilities as defined in participant’s program plans.
  6. Understands and reports all instances of physical or emotional harm to participants.
  7. Ensures proper use of individuals' funds as per program requirements.
  8. Provides and documents services in accordance with applicable regulations including Office for People with Developmental Disabilities (OPWDD), Traumatic Brain Injury Waiver Structured Day Program (TBI), Nursing Home and Transition Diversion Waiver (NHTD), Expanded In-home Services for the Elderly (EISEP), Congregate Services Initiative (CSI), Center for Neurobehavioral Health policies, and as authorized.
  9. Provides oversight to Direct Support Professionals to ensure provision and documentation of services in accordance with applicable regulations (OPWDD, TBI, NHTD, EISEP, CSI, etc.), Center policies, and as authorized.
  10. As assigned, attends participant’s team meetings to review programming and develop meaningful programming plans.
  11. As assigned, responsible for writing, distributing, and reviewing participant’s plans.
  12. Provides and supports appropriate and meaningful programming for all participants.

Required Qualifications

  1. Associate’s Degree in a Human Services Field and two years of experience working with individuals with Alzheimer’s, dementia, and/or intellectual disabilities; OR five years’ of experience working with individuals with Alzheimer’s, dementia, and/or intellectual disabilities.
  2. Demonstrated leadership capabilities and work experience.
  3. Experience working with Medicaid Waiver programs, e.g. HCBS, TBI, and/or NHTD.
  4. Demonstrated ability to design and implement effective systems.
  5. Superb organizational skills.
  6. Excellent written and oral communication skills.
  7. Familiarity with applicable laws and regulations and ability to translate into compliant practice.
  8. Valid Driver’s License.

Preferred Qualifications

  1. Bachelor’s Degree in Education or Human Services Field.
  2. Strong leadership skills and three or more years of direct supervisory experience.
  3. Three or more years of experience working with individuals with Alzheimer’s, dementia, and/or intellectual disabilities.
  4. Experience utilizing electronic billing/records systems.


Competitive salary commensurate with qualifications and excellent benefits.

Closing Date

To receive full consideration, supply all requested documents by: Oct. 4, 2019

Special Instructions to Applicants

Review of applications begins immediately. Please submit:

  • Cover letter.
  • Resume/CV.
  • Contact information for 3 current professional references.
  • Official transcripts from an accredited institution will be required prior to employment.

Submit materials to:

Research Foundation for SUNY
Box RF-441
101 Broad Street
260 BMT Hall
Plattsburgh, NY 12901
Phone: (518) 564-2132
Fax: (518) 564-2157
Email: [email protected]

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