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DS Program Manager

  • Driver's License Required
  • Experience
  • Full Time (40 Hours)
  • MA
  • Winthrop
  • Winthrop, MA

As a Program Manager you will oversee the administrative, financial,  and operational operations of a group home for adults with developmental disabilities. As the Program Manager you will be responsible for the clinical and program planning, medication administration, laundry, shopping, menu/meal planning and the maintenance and safety of the group home. Liaison with families and funding sources.  This position interfaces with staff, peers, senior management, families, neighbors, medical practitioners, and DDS service coordinators.

Schedule: Monday-Friday 10a-6p


  • Recruit, hire, train, assign, direct, counsel, discipline and evaluate performance of the Assistant Program Director.
  • Liaison between clinical community and staff, program, clinical and agency level problem solving.
  • Manage a daily residential schedule, ensuring the program meets Individuals’ needs, and allows for their maximum involvement.
  • Make sure the program is operating per required ratios and are within budget.
  • Meets with direct support team each month to support and motivate them.
  • Oversees staff assigned to Individuals to ensure client’s successful participation in appropriate recreational and community activities.
  • Fosters and maintains positive relationships with funding sources, day rehabilitation programs, families, and neighbors through an appropriate level of communication.
  • Oversees the development of behavior plans when needed and secures required approvals for behavior plan before implementing plan.
  • Trains staff in the implementation of newly approved behavior plans.
  • Position requires on-call coverage and some evening and weekend on-call rotation. Also requires some local travel to accompany Individuals to doctor’s appointments or for medical treatment.
  • Other duties may be assigned.


Education: High School Diploma/GED equivalent required. Bachelor’s Degree in a related filed highly preferred.

Experience: Two years of supervisory experience. Two year’s experience in Human Services, specifically experience with population that has developmental disorders and/or mental health, and supervisory experience required.

Skills: Must obtain Massachusetts MAP & CPR/First Aide certifications within five (5) continuous months of hire (training provided). Valid Mass driver’s license required.

Competitive & Comprehensive Benefits:

  • Paid Time Off Two weeks’ Vacation per year (three weeks after 2 years of service), 12 Sick Days per year, and 10 Paid Holidays per year
  • Health & Dental Insurance, with generous employer contribution
  • Employer Paid Life Insurance
  • 403 (b) Retirement Plan with employer matching
  • Voluntary Short and Long Term Disability Insurance
  • Medical/Dependent Care/Commuter Flexible Spending Accounts
  • Access to Credit Union Banking
  • Access to State Tuition Remission Program (Worksite Specific)
  • Employee Referral Bonus Program
  • Discounted Movie Tickets
  • Comprehensive Training Program
  • Internal Advancement Opportunities


Tagged as: Adults, Bachelor's Degree, Community-Based, Developmental Services, Direct Care, Human Services, residential, Residential Setting, Social Work

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