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Specialized Housing Inc. - Program Manager

Specialized Housing was the very first housing program in the U.S. to help adults with special needs to own their own homes with professional support. We are seeking a full-time program manager for one of our houses in Newton, MA. This beautiful home is in a great community, with a wonderful group of ten adult residents with developmental disabilities and two live-in staff. Our residents, staff, and families are all deeply committed to a mission of supported, independent living. 

With program coordination experience in youth development, special education or human services, the ideal candidate will additionally bring at least 2-3 years of direct service experience with individuals with developmental disabilities. Organized and proactive, s/he ideally also brings experience managing and developing a small program team. This role is best suited to a positive, autonomous, flexible, high energy manager who can connect personally with residents and families, and create an environment for each resident to become more independent, build self-esteem, engage in the community and reach his or her potential.

General Job Description
Reporting to the clinical director, the program manager is responsible for the direct management and supervision of the house's live-in, weekend and coverage staff, all focused on the support of the young adults and their day-to-day needs. 

Specific duties include: 
* Oversight of house safety and travel training for residents
* Prompting and supervision of personal-care tasks and in some cases medication reminders 
* Development of tools, such as checklists and visual organizers, as needed to foster resident 
* Assistance in, and guidance of, meal planning, shopping, and preparation
* Tracking and oversight of resident transportation, money management and activities in the house 
* Communication with resident families and resident day programs/work sites

With a goal of increasing residents' independence over time, responsibilities may change; that said, at this time, there is the need to create options for social and community outings. 

The program manager's typical hours are from 12pm-8pmMonday through Friday; some flexibility is required. At times, the program manager is needed at various appointments (medical, vocational, etc.) that may not fall within the 12pm-8pm timeframe. On-call responsibilities are also required. 

Interested individuals should reply to a cover letter and resume to: 

Three professional references and a CORI check are required for this position. 

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