Basic Function: Plans, directs and manages all activities related to the effective and efficient functioning of agency residential programs and facilities under the direction of senior management.
Plans and implements procedures and systems required for the day to day management of all activities of the agency’s residential programs.
Monitors program budget revenue and expenditures to ensure control over spending and procurement and the collection of all payments and fees.
Hires, trains, and supervises personnel in a manner consistent with agency policies, procedures and job requirements. Implement policies and procedures to manage staff vacancies, absenteeism, turnover and performance.
Develops and implements program goals, activities and performance to ensure that services provided will be of maximum quality, and will meet the standards prescribed by funding, licensing and accrediting bodies.
Prepares, or supervises the preparation of such reports as are required by funding or accrediting agencies or are requested by senior management.
Identifies community, program and individual service gaps and recommend new program and funding initiatives. Participate in the development of the funding applications essential to the continuation and expansion of residential services at the agency.
Fosters positive working relationships with individuals, community, funding sources and regulatory bodies.
Works collaboratively with other agency directors and managers to reduce organizational redundancy, promote the delivery of integrated person centered services and achieve the agency’s strategic and annual goals and targets.
Complies with and enforce the Agency’s Code of Ethics and Conflict of Interest policies with respect to staff, contractors and vendors.
Advocates for individual’s human and legal rights.
Mental/Physical Demands: Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists. Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to use hands to finger, handle, or feel and talk or hear. The employee frequently is required to sit. The employee is occasionally required to stand and walk. The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 10 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.
Environmental Conditions: The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate. Duties are performed in a typical office environment. No unusual or adverse working conditions exist.
The position requires a bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university.
The position requires a valid nursing home administrator license.
At least five years of management and supervisory experience in a residential setting, preferably in the field of intellectual disabilities is recommended.
About Ada S. McKinley Community Services, Inc.
The mission of Ada S. McKinley Community Services, Inc. is to empower, educate, and employ people to change lives and strengthen communities.
The agency was founded as a settlement house in 1919 by Ada Sophia McKinley, a schoolteacher and social reformer, who saw the need to assist veterans returning from World War I and African Americans migrating from the South. Currently celebrating its 100th year anniversary, Ada S. McKinley is one of the largest human services organizations in the country with an annual operating budget of $40 million, nearly 600 employees, serving more than 7,000 people annually at over 70 locations. Services are provided 24-hours a day, 365 days a year, primarily in Illinois/Chicago with additional sites in Indiana and Wisconsin.
Ada S. McKinley has three primary areas of services: Child Development & Youth; Employment and Community Support; and Behavioral Health & Clinical. Services rendered daily include: tutoring, mentoring and college placement, foster care, residential, youth and family counseling, employment training and placement, and head start programs.
The vision of Ada S. McKinley is for all people to have the opportunity for education and employment.