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Nova - IDD Program Director (573-136)

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Volunteers Of America - Chesapeake Woodbridge , VA 22191

Posted 4 months ago


The Program Director is responsible for managing NOVA I/DD Services Program, which include residential and in-home supports)serving adults with mental retardation, in accordance with federal, state, county, and agency policies and procedures. The position covers Arlington, Fairfax, and In-home Supports programs.

Required Skills


A Master's degree in Social Work, Psychology, Mental Health, Sociology, or a related field and four years of working with individuals with mental retardation. One year of supervisory experience is also required. A Bachelor's degree and five years of experience working with adults with mental retardation, one of which was in a supervisory capacity, may be substituted.

The position requires the ability to manage a residential and coordinate with the PWC I/DD Program Director to monitor/grow the in-home services program with multiple sites northern virginia. It requires experience in program development and hiring, orientation and supervision staff. Experience with budget management, personnel administration, advocacy, and public relations is preferred.

A successful candidate must pass the residential support examination designated by DMHMRSAS, be certifiable under the Medicaid Waiver program and maintain certification in CPR and First Aid.


  • This position requires driving the company vehicle (up to 15 passengers) for company business including transporting clients/residents. Must be privileged to drive according to the criteria set forth by Agency MVR guidelines.

  • Valid driver's license in jurisdiction of residence

  • Vehicle liability coverage if driving personal vehicle (on occasion, may be required to transport clients in personal vehicle)

  • May be required to drive a van

  • Acceptable EBI background, FBI Fingerprint, Child Protective Services, OIG Exclusion check

  • Negative Drug/TB Screening

  • CPR/First Aid Certification must be acquired and maintained once employed


  • Develops and manages effective supports for persons with mental retardation in compliance with federal, state, county, and agency policies and procedures.

  • Screens, interviews, hires, and manages staff under supervision of the Vice President of Virginia Services.

  • Coordinates with the PWC I/DD Program Director to ensure services are streamlined and that consistency in process/workflow is maintained throughout the services.

  • Provides/coordinates in-service training and assignment of responsibilities to program staff.

  • Serves as a liaison and consultant with the County Residential Coordinator of the Offices of Mental Retardation, County Client Services Coordination Unit, medical staff, community agency workers, family, care providers, and others.

  • Evaluates job performance and makes recommendations for salary increases.

  • Conducts staff meetings and ensures effective communications within the program.

  • Manages physical plant and ensures compliance with fire, safety, and health certification and licensing requirements.

  • Monitors overall program operations and prepares reports as directed.

  • Serves as a member of Inter-Disciplinary Teams (IDT) as appropriate.

  • Works with advisory groups and human services planning agencies to develop and improve support opportunities.

  • Establishes and monitors consumer records as required by regulating agencies.

  • Implements VOAC Policies and Procedures and assures program compliance.

  • Develops and implements approved operating budget for program.

  • Maintains and improves positive public image for the program in the community.


The physical requirements described below are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential duties of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential duties.

  • The ability to safely operate a motor vehicle to transport oneself, consumers, and program supplies as necessary.

  • The physical ability to travel to assigned locations, stand, stoop, bend, reach, pull, push, lift, grasp, climb, talk, see, hear and perform basic and light home maintenance activities, and operate office equipment.

  • Move and lift light objects up to 30 pounds such as mail, supplies, files, and equipment.

  • Operating office equipment requiring continuous or repetitive hand/arm movements.

  • The ability to remain in a sitting position for extended periods of time.


  • To develop and manage program to meet program goals and objectives.

  • To address consumer needs.

  • To maintain compliance with regulatory, funding source and VOAC requirements.

  • To operate within budget and pursue opportunities for growth.

  • To maintain well trained staff.

  • To maintain positive public image for the program in the community.


Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.

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