The Salvation Army

  • Assistant Director of Developmental Disabilities Services

    Job Locations US-NY-Jamaica
    Job ID
    Developmental Disabilities
    Compensation Min
    USD $58,500.00/Yr.
    Compensation Max
    USD $66,500.00/Yr.
    Regular Full-Time
  • Overview

    Under the direction of the Director of DDS, the Assistant Director is responsible to develop agency Developmental Disability programs within the agency in accordance with the OPWDD and The Salvation Army and other government initiatives. The Assistant Director plans and manages the implementation of services within their programs in accordance with Director of DDS, and OPWDD. They supervise all enteritis within their programs in keeping with agency and funding source guidelines and should be fully aware with the regulatory/contractual environment affecting the program. Supports the team in attaining their needs, assures quality services and provides an environment that is conducive to the welfare of the residents served in accordance with State and Federal Regulations Assistant Director of DDS overall responsibility is to assist the Director of DDS with various initiatives and objectives of the program.  Work is directly related to management policy and general business operations. Is able to function at a full capacity within your job description and requirement. The agency has embraced the concept of a fully integrated system of care for all individuals of service. This requires that all staff assess the individual's needs holistically and see it as their responsibility to connect the individuals with services needed-internal or external to the agency, regardless of which of the individuals enters the system. Assess the needs of the whole individuals/family including their basic needs such as food, clothing and shelter. Ensure that referrals are made to appropriate internal and external services as required to meet the individual's families' needs. Follow-up on referrals you make on behalf of an individual’s family and respond to all referrals made to you/your program. Participate in cross-program service reviews that support the planning and coordination of service delivery and service closure and Other Duties as assigned.


    • Joint responsibility with the Director for compliance if ICF residences with OMRDD regulations.
    • Responsible for OMRDD Reviews, ICF Surveys, IUR/IPR Correction Process and all other program
    • evaluations.
    • Program reviews by means of ongoing conferences with Program Supervisors, orientation and supervision of Program Coordinators.
    • Ensures all programs and services comply with Life Safety Code regulations.
    • Ensures all programs and services are in compliance with or are consistently demonstrating improvement in efforts.
    • Achieve compliance with each of the elements of the Settlement OPWDD and the Department of Justice.
    • Ensures all programs operate efficiently and effectively within its prescribed annual budget or targeted
    • Expenditures levels approved by the Director of DDS.
    • Ensures all programs accurately projects current and future services and supports necessary to meet the needs of individuals receiving services at the facility consistent with the requirements set out by the OPWDD regulations.
    • Conducts self at all times in a manner consistent to ensure a professional, productive work environment and appropriate professional representation of the facility.
    • Serves as the primary backup for the facility director when he/she is away from the facility.
    • Actively participates in regional and/or statewide planning.
    • Cooperates with Agency requests for information.
    • Coordinate and assist each individual in skill development in areas such as activities of daily living,
    • Domestic living, recreation and socialization as needed.
    • Promotes a positive working relationship with judiciary, law enforcement, and local independent school District officials.
    • Assures that admissions, transfers, and placements reflect accepted standards of practice and agency policy involving consumers and families.
    • Ensure the transporting of the individuals to and from programs, community inclusion activities, medical
    • appointments, home visits and all other activities as needed
    • Ensure Completion of Staff Information Entry Form when Escorting the individuals on medical appointments.
    • Such participation may require an alternate shift pattern assignment and/or location.
    • Monitors all programs for fiscal accountability.
    • Participates in all programs quarterly Fiscal Reviews
    • Manages personnel by interviewing, hiring, evaluating, supervising and helping to develop the most qualified
    • individuals for the DDS team.
    • Meets with Director of DDS and leadership staff on an ongoing basis.
    • Collaborates with key staff at Divisional Headquarters.
    • Make weekly visits to all DDS programs to assure compliance.
    • Review and ensures contract compliance in all areas.
    • Complete corrective actions as necessary and monitors improvements.
    • Responds to any and all Statements of Deficiency
    • Assisted in any and all DDS Request for Proposals. Grant writing, Linkages and Letters of Support.
    • Ensures that all Incident Reports are filed as required by the funder and The Salvation Army and corrective
    • actions implemented.
    • Other duties as assigned include but are not limited to actively participating and/or serving in a supporting
    • role to meet the agency’s obligations for disaster response and/or recovery or Continuity of Operations (COOP)   
    • activation.
    • Monitors maintenance, budget and inventory.
    • Collaboration with Clinical on treatment issues.
    • Provide ongoing monitoring of incident Human Rights and Informed Consent reviews.
    • Provide ongoing monitoring of fire drills as per Chapter 21 requirements.
    • Monitor resident personal funds, review on a quarterly basis.
    • Participation in IDT meetings, staff meetings and training.
    • Participation in city wide meetings and program expansion plans.
    • Coordination of summer activities with Program Coordinator: camp, In-House programs, Special Olympics, etc.
    • Develops and maintains harmonious working relationships with supervisor, subordinates and coworkers to facilitate work and flow of information.
    • Ensures the program has an adequate, well-trained and competent work force including specific staff competencies necessary to support the population served by the facility.
    • Ensures that the facility maintains an effective incident management program that results in continuous decrease in incidence of unusual incidents including injuries sustained by persons served and confirmed allegations of abuse, neglect or exploitation.
    • Ensures admission to, services in and discharge from the facility’s program conform to all federal and state laws, rules and regulations.
    • Awareness of and sensitivity to cultural and socioeconomic characteristics of persons and population served.
    • Adheres to the requirements relating to the development of the programs.
    • The essential functions for the job include, but are not limited to, the duties in the job description 


    • Master’s Degree required, preferably in a related field but will consider candidates with a Master’s Degree in Public Administration.
    • Minimum two years’ experience in rehabilitation disciplines. Strong communication and supervisory skills are required.
    • Computer literacy and fiscal management experience.
    • Quality Improvement experiences a plus. Respect and consideration for the resident being served is of utmost importance.
    • Has respect and consideration for the resident being served.
    • AMAP, SCIP, First Aid and CPR certifications preferred.
    • A Valid Driver’s License is required (Must be able to drive large vehicle which consisted of wheel chair or 15 seated van).
    • Must be available via Phone and Lotus Notes access 24hours 7 days per week (in case of Emergency).


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