• Employment Program Manager

    SARAH Inc.
    Job Description

    SARAH Inc. is a leader in the health services industry providing quality services and support to adults with developmental and physical disabilities. We are looking for dedicated individuals to work in our day services program providing assistance to individuals served by SARAH Inc. to secure meaningful employment and to provide and/or arrange the necessary job supports to ensure success.

    SARAH Inc. offers a competitive benefits program including: Medical; HSA; Dental; Vision; Voluntary Life/AD&D; Voluntary Short Term and Long Term Disability; TeleDoc; 401K

    ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS (not limited to):

    • Direct and coordinate the overall operations of employment services to ensure compliance with all agency policies and regulatory requirements. 

    • Provide overall supervision of assigned staff by ensuring effective onboarding, training, scheduling and performance evaluation. Comfortable delegating tasks to Program Coordinators and employees.

    • Interview candidates for open positions and make hiring decisions which benefit the program.

    • Handle employee relation issues as needed, including meeting with and coaching employees, writing disciplinary notifications and employee terminations.

    • Assist in the development of assigned budget(s) and monitor expenses to assure budget compliance and fiscal accountability.

    • Oversee the development, implementation and quality of service employment activities that are person-centered and promote positive outcomes. Ensure the needs of service participants are met and the necessary supports are provided to meet individual outcomes.

    • Actively participate in activities that promote agency mission and strategic plan.

    • Ensure timely completion of all required and requested reports and requests for information.

    • Review and approve employee timecards as assigned on a weekly basis.

    • Develop and maintain positive relationships with service participants, families, funders and all other stakeholders.

    • Promote an atmosphere of safe working conditions and practices to ensure the health, safety and well-being of staff and persons served.

    • Explore opportunities to add value to the job and recommend changes to their supervisor.
    • Willing and able to assist with a participant’s support needs in a respectful and professional manner when necessary.    

    • Attend and at times run monthly management meetings and other meetings as required.

    • Other duties as assigned.

      PREFERRED KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS:

    • Knowledge of person-centered, outcome-based services for people with differing abilities, company policies and procedures, applicable regulatory standards and community resources
    • Skill in supervising and training staff, planning and organizing, problem solving
    • Effectively write and communicate in a courteous and professional manner
    • Attend to the physical and personal needs of adults with differing abilities, problem-solve effectively, maintain confidentiality, use adaptive and other equipment
    • Ability to read and understand budgets and financial information, work successfully independently and in a team environment, and work flexible hours in varying locations as needed

    QUALIFICATIONS:   

    Bachelor’s degree required; several years of experience providing employment supports to adults with intellectual disabilities would be considered in lieu of a degree. Minimum of three years of experience in a related field; two years in a supervisory or management capacity. Experience with budget management required. Must be able to write clearly and concisely and maintain accurate records. Must be over 21 and possess a valid Connecticut driver’s license, have an acceptable driving history and be able to utilize your own vehicle for SARAH business as defined by SARAH Inc.’s policy.

    REQUIRED PHYSICAL EFFORT: Must be able to sit, stand and walk at an assigned location(s) and work for extended periods of time; bend/stoop, kneel and balance frequently; climb, reach above shoulder level; push/pull, squat and crouch occasionally; with assistance, lift, carry and position individuals of various weight. Must be able to lift and carry up to 50 pounds occasionally. Must be able to drive multi-passenger vehicles for extended periods throughout the day.

    Location: Westbrook, CT 
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