Director Of Special Therapy Programs

University Emergency Medical Services, Inc. Buffalo , NY 14202

Posted 2 weeks ago

The work involves planning, implementing, directing and coordinating programs for clients in unique settings and with special needs. This is a professional and administrative position in the which the incumbent develops, coordinates and administers special therapy programs to meet the needs of individuals in their homes, educational settings or other least restrictive environments.

The work is performed under the general supervision of a higher ranking professional employee. Supervision is exercised over professional, clerical and contractual staff. Does related work as required.

TYPICAL WORK ACTIVITIES: Develops and administers the hospital Rehab Home Health Pediatric Educational and Diagnostic Services program; Evaluates effectiveness of department operational procedures, recommends and implements changes in policies and procedures; Monitors qualifications and performance of service providers; Participates in the recruitment, orientation, performance evaluation, scheduling, supervision and discipline of all program staff including contractual staff; Maintains payroll for contractual staff; Implements and audits an on-going quality performance assurance program; Maintains communication with the New York State Education Department, New York State Department of Health, Erie County Department of Health, Early Intervention and Pre-School Program and Committee on Preschool Special Education; Serves as liaison to local, state and federal governmental agencies, school districts and other organizations; Ensures compliance with federal, state and local regulations and Joint Commission standards; Supervises billing processes for programs; Plans for budget needs and monitors variance reporting; Maintains records and reports on program performance; Attends community and professional functions; Acts as resource person to hospital staff. FULL PERFORMANCE KNOW LEDGES, SKILLS, ABILITIES AND PERSONAL CHARACTERISTICS:

Thorough knowledge of the terminology, practices and equipment used in the treatment of clients with special needs; thorough knowledge of principles, practices and terminology of New York State Education Laws and New York State Public Health Laws pertaining to handicapped children; good knowledge of organization and staffing procedures and hospital organizations; ability to coordinate and supervise the activities of a professional staff; ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing; ability to deal effectively with the public, governmental agencies, administrative and medical personnel and other corporation departments; ability to prepare comprehensive reports and to present facts clearly and concisely; sound professional judgment; leadership; initiative and resourcefulness; physically capable of performing the essential functions of the position with or without reasonable accommodation. MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Five (5) years of administration or supervisory home health care experience, at least two (2) years of which included home health care for children with handicapping conditions and, either A) Master's Degree in Special Education, Psychology or other closely related field; or B) Possession of a current license and registration issued by the New York State Department of Education to practice Speech/Language Pathology, Occupational Therapy or Physical Therapy NOTE: Verifiable part-time and/or volunteer experience will be pro-rated toward meting full-time experience requirements.

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Director Of Special Therapy Programs

University Emergency Medical Services, Inc.