As Director, this position will have the oversight of planning, implementing, supervising, and evaluating all aspects of the Competitive Employment Services department. This includes the development and maintenance of placements for volunteer and paid opportunities for the individuals we serve. The ideal candidate will also be responsible for ensuring quality supports and compliance with governmental and other licensing or accreditation standards.
Supervise staff and people served in organization’s’ Competitive Employment program.
Comply with mandated external and internal program documentation, licensing and accreditation requirements, and procedures and pertinent state and federal government regulations.
Provide individuals with a career plan and situational assessment geared towards competitive employment, based on personal preferences.
Review and plan for all individuals and provide opportunities and steps towards competitive employment utilizing career planning and assessment tools.
Manage department budget and staffing allocations and provide variance and other analyses as required
Provide planning for all referrals from the Ticket to Work and delegate to job coaches the assessment, evaluation and job coaching to ensure success of the program.
Bachelor's Degree with course work in education planning, social work, or business management
At least three years of experience managing staff with a minimum of one year of experience working to support people with disabilities in competitive employment
Experience in managing a Ticket to Work program a plus
Strong interpersonal skills, ability to communicate and manage well at all levels of the organization
Strong “sales” and business development skills
Strong problem solving and creative skills and the ability to exercise sound judgment and make decisions based on accurate and timely analyses.
Excellent written communication and proficient speaking skills
Additional Salary Information: Salary commensurate to experience, Excellent Benefits
Abilis is a non profit organization that provides services and supports for over 700 individuals with special needs and their families from birth through the life span. Abilis has been a leader in providing state of the art services for the special needs community in Fairfield County for over 65 years and has a long standing reputation for high quality care.