Residential care supervisor

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Arkansas Government Job
The Residential Care Supervisor is responsible for supervising the care, guidance, and supervision of residents of state residential facilities and institutions. This position is governed by state and federal laws and agency/institution policy.
Typical Functions
Supervises a large service support staff by interviewing and recommending for hire, assigning and reviewing work, training employees, and evaluating the performance of incumbents.
Monitors and participates in the implementation of behavior management programs by modeling proper behavior and disciplining residents using agency resident/client disciplinary policy and psychological program as guidelines.
Supervises implementation of residents'' training programs by observing staff, providing training, receiving data sheets to evaluate residents'' progress, and reporting results, and recommending changes in residents'' schedules and program plans.
Oversees the daily operation of assigned facility by ensuring that housekeeping practices are adequate, contacting maintenance for repairs, and establishing leisure schedules.
Attends interdisciplinary staffings and dual diagnosis committee meetings to participate in development and evaluation of treatment plans.
Coordinates with instructor to assist residents with the development of daily living skills in the unit.
Plans and arranges recreational activities for dormitories, escorts residents on recreational activity trips and to campus facilities, and performs body and room searches of residents for illegal and/or dangerous objects.
Prepares, reviews, and maintains reports and records, such as student behavior, incident, student individual reports, staff and building maintenance reports, daily logs, various resident charts, supply, snack, and recreation activity requests, and work orders and makes recommendations for student growth and improvement.
Performs other duties as assigned.
Special Job Dimensions
Knowledge, Abilities, and Skills
Knowledge of institution residential services, rules, and regulations.
Knowledge of supervisory practices and procedures.
Ability to plan, organize, and oversee the work of subordinates.
Ability to oversee and direct residents of state institutions.
Ability to prepare and present oral and written information and reports including behavior, incident, staff, and building maintenance reports.
Ability to advise and counsel residents.
Ability to interpret residents'' behavior to determine needs.
Ability to use computer software programs to produce reports and written communications.
Ability to respond effectively to emergency and unpredictable situations.
Minimum Education and/or Experience
The formal education equivalent a high school diploma; plus three years of work experience in residential patient care for individuals with developmental disabilities. Must possess a valid Arkansas driver''s license.
Additional requirements determined by the agency for recruiting purposes require review and approval by the Office of Personnel Management.
Preferred Qualifications
Certificates, Licenses, Registrations
Agency Specific Information
Division Name
Division of Developmental Disabilities Services
Hiring Official
Jennifer Ethridge
Special Work Condition
Special Application Information
Applicant must submit an official transcript by mail as a supplement to applications ONLY FOR FAMILY SERVICE WORKER positions. Transcripts will remain in file for future FAMILY SERVICE WORKER applications.
For all applications submitted for a continuously advertised class code. YOU WILL BE PROMPTED FOR THIS INFORMATION WHEN SUBMITTING YOUR APPLICATION ON-LINE. This addendum includes your preferences for the county(ies) and divisions you are willing to work. Please list only the counties in which you would be interested in working. Statewide designations will not be accepted.
Continuously advertised classifications, are intended to allow DHS to keep available a pool of qualified applicants should a position open.
Continuous applications will remain on file for 60 days.
All DHS applicants must complete drug screening, as outlined in DHS Policy 1087, prior to being hired.
Applications are prescreened according to the state application, addenda, r sum , transcript, licenses and any other information that you submit. (With the exception of transcripts, do not submit references, certificates, or other documents; bring them to your interview.) Therefore, it is important that you submit complete and accurate information and that you complete the application form according to instructions. List all prior work experience, including military service, beginning with your most recent employment. (Include all experience, even if you do not believe that experience to be relevant to the position for which you are applying.) You may include volunteer or unpaid work as part of your work history; however, you should include the number of hours per week which you performed these duties.
When submitting your State Application, you may refer to your r sum for the Employment History if your r sum includes all the information requested in the Employment History section of the state application (month and year employment began and ended, weekly hours worked, etc.).
Inadequate completion of your job history will adversely impact your comparison with other candidates.
False, misleading, or incomplete statements may result in disciplinary action and possible termination.
Benefit Package May Include: Health & Life Insurance, Vacation & Sick Time, Paid Holidays, Credit Union Available, Retirement, Career Bonus, and Deferred Compensation.

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