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AHRC Nassau Program Coordinator Respite/Program Operations in Hunter, New York

Oversees the day-to-day operation of the Camp respite program. Ensures that this program meets all federal, state and Department of Health regulations, as well as agency policy and procedures. Develops and implements initiatives to utilize Camp in the off-season to meet the respite needs of people and families. Works at Camp Loyaltown in Hunter NY during the months of June through mid-September, and based on the needs of the program, in Plainview or Hunter the remainder of the year. The responsibility of expanding the respite program continues as well as providing ongoing support of the summer program.

Primary duties and responsibilities include but not limited to:

  • Practices and promotes the agency’s mission statement in every interaction.

Through family and community engagement, Citizens supports people to live the life they choose.

  • Ensures adherence to all Federal, State and Department of Health regulations, agency policy and procedures, the employee handbook, and agency and program training requirements.

  • Reports to the Justice Center as a mandated reporter if there is reasonable cause to suspect abuse or neglect. Additionally, must follow all agency policy and procedures on incident management.

  • Responsible for the administration and the on-going implementation of the quality assurance program for the Respite Program so that it remains in compliance with OPWDD Regulations and Department of Health Children’s Camp Regulations as well as in compliance with Citizens Options Unlimited, Camp Policy and Procedures.

  • Plan, develop and implement strategies to expand the Respite Program at Camp Loyaltown.

  • Facilitate and coordinate Respite trips for guests; ensuring proper communication and documentation with family members.

  • Create and manage the Respite Application through our Camp Database System.

  • Develops and ensures adherence to a budget for the Respite Program.

  • Responsible for developing and maintaining a Master Spreadsheet chronicling the Respite Program information including, but not limited to dates, participants, funding and staff.

  • Participates in recruitment efforts of Respite staff.

  • Oversees the day-to-day operations of camp to ensure productive, structured, and fun experience. Develop and implement daily itineraries of camper and staff activities and events, staffing and other schedules to ensure effective operations.

  • Leads, supports, and directs staff effectively to accomplish goals set for the camp.

  • Investigates problems and takes needed corrective action to ensure that people’s needs are addressed to their satisfaction. Reports and documents as per regulation and/or agency policy and procedures any events and activities that may hinder the health, safety and well-being of the people at camp (i.e., allegations of abuse, injuries, broken equipment, etc.)

  • Participates in quality assurance oversight and reviews as assigned by supervisor.

  • Assists with development, and ensures adherence to, annual camp budgets.

  • Organizes and conducts camp meetings to ensure appropriate preparation for upcoming camp respite year-round.

  • Participates in training efforts for staff and ensure that all staff working at the camp have been trained to follow all federal, state, and Department of Health regulations as well as agency policy and procedures

  • Participates in the opening of camp at the beginning of the camp season and the closing of camp at the end of camp season to include inventory of supplies, setting up activity areas and appropriate storage of items and supplies.

  • Designs and plans activities for campers during the camp season and creates activities binder with plans, schedules, and activity plans and instructions.

  • Orders supplies for the upcoming camp season and respite year-round through our ordering system.

  • Provides ongoing observations of camp buildings and grounds to include cabins, recreation areas, dining halls, administrative buildings and outside venues and develops improvement checklists which can be used to make quality improvements and ensure adherence to regulations and policies

  • Acts as a liaison between camp and the local community to increase community involvement and to resolve conflicts

  • Performs all other duties as requested by the Senior Program Coordinator of Quality Assurance and Compliance, Assistant Director, Associate Director, Director, Senior Director, Associate Executive Director and/or Executive Director.

  • Ensures that work-related safety procedures are in place and are being adhered to by staff. Observance of an unsafe act or a potentially hazardous work environment must be immediately reported to supervisor and safety committee.

Physical Aspects may include but are not limited to lifting and transferring of an adult/child participant.

  • High School Diploma or Equivalent Required; Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in Psychology, Special Education or related fields preferred.

  • Extensive knowledge/experience within the field of developmental disabilities or working at overnight camps preferred.

  • NYS Driver’s License and maintain a Qualified driver status throughout employment.

  • Excellent interpersonal, leadership and communication skills required; prior administrative experience required; computer proficiency in all Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Outlook) applications required.

Requisition ID: 2022-4697

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Street: 118 Glen Ave

Shift: Flex