Coordinator of Community Supports

Location: New York, NY

Department: Community Supports

Type: Full Time

Min. Experience: Mid Level

Job Path supports people with developmental disabilities as they make choices about their lives and play valued roles in their communities. Job Path encourages people to explore what they want out of life and to chart their own journeys. Whether it’s finding a job, making a contribution in a volunteer role, establishing a home, or being part of the community, the goal is to assist the person to lead a full and active life.

Job Path is seeking a full-time Coordinator in the Community Supports program.  An alternative to group-oriented day programming for people with severe disabilities, Job Path’s Community Supports program enables people to find volunteer jobs and develop strong connections to their neighbors and neighborhoods by providing one to one community based supports..

An ideal applicant for the Community Supports Coordinator position will be motivated, flexible, bright, energetic, responsible, and organized.  The role of the Community Supports Coordinator is to assume the major responsibility for overseeing day activities offered through our Day Habilitation services, provide oversight and supervision of community supports staff, and ensure that policies and procedures are implemented in order to meet the standards set forth by OPWDD.  

Responsibilities include (but are not limited to) the following tasks:

Identify, secure and support volunteer work and other community activities for a caseload of people and their families    

  • Get to know each person and family and assure that they get the services they need
  • Coordinate a person-centered planning process for each person to identify interests, goals and potential community activities
  • Oversee implementation of the plan and its ongoing modification to assure that people are involved in activities that are meaningful and that they enjoy
  • Ensure individual as adequate staffing
  • Interview and hire staff  to support individuals in their goals and activities
  • Provide coverage as needed

Supervise and mentor a team of direct support professionals who work with people and their families

  • Schedule and supervise direct support professionals who are responsible for the implementation of people’s plans and activities
  • Provide training and ongoing supervision so that staff understands person-centered planning, values and practices
  • Assist staff in exploring neighborhoods and finding volunteer jobs and community activities that meet each person’s interests and needs
  • Provide evaluations to promote professional development of staff

Complete all program billing and payroll documentation

  • Make certain that Job Path is in compliance with internal and external quality assurance requirements

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's Degree (or equivalent experience) and at least two years of experience of working with individuals with Autism and Developmental Disabilities.  Ability to be flexible in their daily schedule, as well as to be highly sensitive to the needs and preferences of individuals and their families.

Salary: $42,000, non-exempt; $44,000, non-exempt with Master's degree

Benefits: Health insurance, dental insurance, STD/LTD/Life & AD&D, Work/Life Assistance Program (EAP), ability to contribute to pre-tax commuter and medical FSA plans, 403b pension with employer match after two years of employment

To Apply: Please submit your resume and and cover letter via our jobs board. You must submit a thoughtfully written cover letter in order to be considered for this position:

Or, send via fax to 212-921-5342 or mail to:

Job Path 
Attn: Kristen Mattei
256 West 38th Street 2nd Floor
New York, NY 10018

*Please note: Only applicants we feel meet requirements of the position will be contacted for an interview

**Job Path is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will be considered for employment without unlawful discrimination based on races, color, creed, national origin, sex, age, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, employment, or citizenship status.**

                                                                                                                                                                                                

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