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Seven Hills Foundation Residence Director (35) in Gardner, Massachusetts

$2500 Sign on Bonus and additional $250 if MAP Certified.

The primary objective of the Residence Director is to ensure responsive, effective residential supports to individuals with disabilities and to lead the staff team in creating an atmosphere that places individual respect, dignity and empowerment above all else. This position is responsible for the day-to-day operations of assigned residence with the goal of maintaining and enhancing the quality of program services offered.

Benefits for Full-time employees:

  • Health Insurance: Offered through Blue Cross Blue Shield, with generous company contribution.

  • Enhanced Retirement Plan: 25% - 33% Employer match based on tenure.

  • Student Loan Assistance: Consolidation, counseling, & limited employer contribution!

  • Discounted Tuition with College & University Partnerships!

  • Tuition Assistance: Reimbursed or prepaid college coursework!

  • Home Mortgage Initiative: Favorable down payment (3-5%), reduced closing costs co-paid by Seven Hills!

Work-Life Balance:

  • Generous Accrued Paid Vacation: 3 weeks in your first year!

  • Vacation Cash-Out Option

  • 3 Paid Personal Days

  • 11 Paid Holidays

  • Accrued Paid Sick Time

Residence Director Responsibilities:

Coordinate the involvement of each individual in all planning and decisions that will have an impact on their lives.

(A) Ensure they are involved with the recruitment, evaluation, and continued employment of staff who work with them.

(B) All planning (ISP & other) regarding the present and future interests of the individual.

(C) The routines of their life, work, home, vacations, meals, leisure time.

(D) The culture of their home regarding respect for privacy common courtesy, shared responsibilities.

(E) Healthcare decisions, treatment.

(F) Access to the support of family, guardian or an advocate to assist with potentially dangerous, costly or risky situations.

Coordinate meetings, coomunications, etc. that ensure each individual has the opportunity to develop (with their team) an Individual Service Plan (ISP) with ongoing revisions as requested by DDS, by the individual or resulting from change or progress.

When authorized, support individuals as necessary in the management of their money but not limited to budgeting, banking, and record keeping.

Scan all relevant information into TIER quarterly including medical appointments, financial/insurance information and all items included in Environmental Module.

Lead team to accomplish (in a timely manner) the individual’s goals and the program specific goals as defined in agency action plans.

Supervise staff directly and act as a team leader. As team leader, facilitate innovative, constructive problem solving. Show flexibility in approaches to problems and with people.

Conduct formal job performance evaluations on schedule, and complete all related tasks, including follow-up actions for staff with less than satisfactory job performance.

Ensure staff support is provided when necessary.

(A) Schedules reflect the needs of the people we support.

(B) Staff schedules and requests for overtime hours are approved by Area Director.

(C) Complete staff orientation checklist with new staff prior to working unsupervised with the residents.

(D) Monitor staff training and professional development according to agency training program.

(E) Hold staff meetings every two weeks to focus team and strategize regarding accomplishments of individual and program goals, to give and obtain feedback, problem solve, etc.; Ensure all direct care staff actively participates during staff meetings.

(F) Accurately complete staff payroll.

(G) Complete and maintain supervision files (includes training records, copies of job description, evaluation, and coaching notes) and ensure they are maintained in a locked area in the residence or main office.

Manage and record petty cash.

Submit monthly restrain reports to Human Rights Committee and DDS. Submit incident reports within 24 hours to Area Director (who submits to DDS).

Ensure individuals are supported in the development of talents and interests:

(A) People are supported to express their interests or talents in their community with people who have similar interests.

(B) People are supported in the development of satisfying interests/hobbies

Residence Director Qualifications:

  • High School Diploma or GED with relevant experience; BA preferred.

  • Proven record of working with and commitment to people with disabilities; Demonstrated management abilities; Strong communication and organizational skills.

  • Basic computer literacy; proficiency preferred

  • Valid Driver’s License & Good Driving Record

  • Medication Administration Program (MAP) certification preferred

Thank you for your interest in Seven Hills Foundation! We value every applicant. If you experience any difficulty in applying or need assistance, please contact the main office at 508-755-2340.

You can also see an overview of the amazing work our organization does with this video:

The mission of Seven Hills Foundation is to promote and encourage the empowerment of people with significant challenges so that each may pursue their highest possible degree of personal well-being and independence.

Affiliate: SHCS

ID: 26601

Schedule: Monday - Friday 9 a.m. - 5p.m.

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Street: 819 A & B Clark Street