Residential Program Supervisor

LifePath, Inc.

Position Description:
Provide quality care to consumers in an environment that fosters a high standard of professional excellence, creativity, flexibility, which promotes their rights, dignity, freedom of choice, and their individuality as illustrated by the following: 

  • Assure consumer health and safety is the number one priority. This includes timely and thorough care of all health issues, appointments, and follow-up. Ensure that appropriate personnel are notified and complete all necessary paperwork.
  • Provide individualized attention, which encourages each consumer’s ability to maintain or attain the highest practical physical, mental, and psychosocial well-being.
  • Ensure implementation of the individualized care plan for each consumer and provide support to the consumer according to the care plan. Contribute to the care planning process by providing the appropriate personnel with specific information and observations of the consumers’ needs and preferences. Ensure that all protocols, policies, regulation and laws are implemented appropriately.
  • Attend to the individual needs of the consumers, which may include assistance with personal hygiene, feeding, incontinent care, toileting, transferring, ambulation, range of motion, communicating, or other needs in keeping with the individual’s care requirements.
  • Fully understand all aspects of consumers' rights, including the right to be free of restrains and free from abuse.
  • Communicate and interact effectively and tactfully with the consumer, visitors, families, peers, Associate Director, and other personnel.
  • Participate in activities and events.
  • Complete documentation of care provided or other information in keeping with program policies/requirements.
  • Perform all job responsibilities in accordance with safety and infection control procedures, including thorough hand washing, use of personal protective equipment, and proper disposal of soiled materials.
  • Administering of Medications utilizing the proper techniques as trained in the Pennsylvania Department of Public Welfare Medication Administration Training Program.
  • Work with Associate Director and Fiscal Department to ensure program runs within approved budget.
  • Cooperate with annual licensing surveys
  • Maintain current and accurate house and consumer petty cash records This includes scheduling and attending monthly reconciliations with appropriate staff.
  • Submit required paperwork timely. This includes, but is not limited to, consumer attendance sheets, payroll, training, fiscal, and human resources.
  • Assume on-call responsibilities as assigned, providing timely and effective response to all calls, including weekdays, weekends and holidays.
  • Perform weekly grocery shopping or assign it to staff to ensure that adequate and appropriate meals are provided to the consumers.
  • Ensure routine maintenance on the program vehicle. This includes oil checks/changes, tune-ups, inspections, seasonal preparation for minor repairs/replacements.
  • Devise and implement Behavior Management Plans, data sheets, and present reports to HRT as required.
  • Ensure adequate and appropriate staffing for all shifts, including covering shifts when needed.
  • Interview, orient, train, evaluate, counsel and discipline all program staff. This includes conducting monthly staff meetings.
  • Maintain written documentation of progress on program plan goals.
  • Evaluate consumers as necessary to write monthly, quarterly, and annual Individual Service Plans (ISP) as required.
  • Respond to inquiries relating to your program or requests from consumers, visitors, other personnel, etc. promptly and in accordance with established policies and procedures. 

Specific Requirements and Preferences:
The Program Supervisor/Program Leader will be responsible for the total management of a community group home. In a group home setting, which operates on a 24 hour, 7 day/week schedule, provide quality care to consumers; implement specific procedures and programs; coordinate work within the home; report pertinent information to the Associate Director; respond to inquiries or requests for information from the various departments within LifePath.

  • A minimum of one year experience working with adults diagnosed with developmental disabilities
  • One year supervisory experience preferred
  • HS Diploma/GED
  • Valid Driver’s License with a clean 3 year record
  • At least 18 years of age
  • Able to lift 50lbs

Organization Description:
For over 40 years, LifePath has been providing a variety of community and residential services to individuals of all ages with developmental disabilities in 7 counties in Pennsylvania. LifePath's programs and services are guided by the principal of everyday lives, an environment of respect and dignity and opportunities to make decisions and choices about one's own life.

How to Apply:

Posted April 26, 2021