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Posted in Other 30+ days ago.

Location: Arlington, Virginia

Job Description:



  1. Program Services

  2. Direct the day to day operations of all day programs. Supports management, leads and direct support professionals to ensure that the program area is providing quality, person-centered services.*

  3. Ensure a variety of community-based activities are offered to individuals based on their individual support plan, which are age-appropriate, creative and educational to the individuals involved; Connect persons served to community resources (leisure, living, health, employment) as needed.*

  4. Develop strategies and programs to incorporate community integration in with facility based services.

  5. Manage budget to ensure achievement of revenue outcomes, including distribution of Program Enhancement Funds/Grants and allocation of resources and expenses.

  6. Provide supervision for the Melwood Virginia and Maryland Day Services Team, including hiring, training, and performance-based evaluations.

  7. Maintain Melwood Virginia and Maryland Day Services', county, state, and federal regulations for human services providers, including mandatory documentation guidelines, monitoring compliance in areas to include overall quality assurance and program efficiency , and promoting a sage and ethical work environment.

  8. Oversee and monitor the facilitation of Person Centered Plan/ Individual Support Plan activities that reflect the desired outcomes of people supported.

  9. Respond to inquiries/requests from persons served, family, caregivers, peers and all other internal and external customers in a timely manner.

  10. Participate in Melwood Virginia and Maryland Day Services team and leadership development opportunities.

  11. Work with your support professional team to ensure individualized program schedules for each individual served is being implemented. Ensuring that goals are achieved and that individuals are working toward the most integrated setting.

  12. Work with the management team to ensure that meaningful day experiences, life skills, community integration and work experience components of the day habilitation program is working towards achieving the goals of the individuals.

  13. Assist program management team with monitoring schedules of meaningful activities and ensures that the activities are age appropriate and meet the needs of the people participating.

  14. Ensure individuals' fundamental rights (COMAR and VA regulations) and satisfactory conclusion to incident reports in a timely manner.

  15. Ensures that staff receives appropriate training related to behavior plan implementation and ensures all incidents are reported in a timely and effective manner.

  16. Coordinate behavioral case management for Day Services, ensuring preventative behavior strategies are used and when needed aids in crisis intervention and models appropriate behavior modification and crisis intervention at all time.

  17. With Program Coordinators and Advocate Counselors, the Director will monitor the coordination of Post ISP/PCP development of activities to be completed prior to the PCP/ISP meeting dates: Develop outcomes, goals, and strategies based upon planning results; Distribution of data collection sheets; Ensure and/or provides applicable training for direct support staff to aid in facilitating individual's goals; Send ISP/PCP meeting documentation to team members as required.


  1. Complete appropriate management reports assigned by the Director of Community Support Services.*

  2. Represent Melwood and advocates for its interests in the community and develops a network of community resources for day habilitation programs.

  3. Supervise, mentor and train assigned staff; conduct monthly supervision meetings, evaluate staff, and work with them on training plans.

  4. Hire, orient and evaluate day services staff.

  5. Ensure staff maintain required DDA, DBHDS, and Melwood trainings. Ensuring staff receives updated information on the latest trends and best practices in the field. Monitor the provision of specific needs training for new and incumbent staff.

  6. Act as a liaison to family members/caregivers, external advocates (e.g. DSS Guardians,Resource Coordinators, Support Coordinators) and other service providers.

  1. Adhere to State of Maryland DDA Regulations, Virginia Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services, Home and Community Based regulations, CARF Standards and Melwood policies and procedures.

  2. Actively participate in management team, interdisciplinary and staff meetings when needed.

  1. Adhere to and further the mission of Melwood by creating a supportive environment for participants and staff.

  2. Other duties as assigned.


The Program Director, Day Services supervises assigned case management, program management, direct support professionals, and program assistants.


The incumbent is supervised by the Director of Community Support Services.


Must be able to stand or walk 60% of working time. Must be able to lift up to 50 pounds; must be able to carry up to 30 pounds. Must be able to speak and to communicate with individuals and the public. Must possess good vision, depth perception and hearing as driving is a requirement.


Bachelor's degree in vocational rehabilitation, social work or related field required. Seven (7) years' in progressive leadership roles running person-centered, employment focused programs is required. MA/MS in social work, counseling or related field and current certification as a CRC or LCSW preferred. Must possess excellent interpersonal, written and oral communication skills; Working knowledge of and commitment to self-determination principles; proven ability to foster working relationships with individuals, families, providers and other key stakeholders; Proficiency in Microsoft Office software applications. Must be able to work independently and possess a valid driver's license and good driving record.

This position may require use of your personal vehicle to transport persons-served. All Melwood transportation policies must be followed and liability insurance on your personal vehicle must be in full force and effect while transporting for or on the behalf of Melwood. Melwood will reimburse for mileage pursuant to the Travel policy. Must be able to pass a DOT physical.

Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities

The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor's legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)
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