Hope Community Resources, Inc.

Anchorage: Bridges Program Coordinator

Job ID
2017-2174
US-AK-Anchorage
Type
Regular Part-Time
Compensation Min
USD $21.00/Hr.

Overview

The Bridges Program Coordinator provides services to Hope support recipients through their leadership and oversight of coordinated supports through the Bridges Play Center, which is a facility-based, social skills building program for children (ages 3-9) experiencing Autism. This position ensures outcomes expected of the program, which include an increase in positive play skills, effective social behaviors, and functional communication. The Bridges Program Coordinator is responsible for development of lesson plans for structured play focusing on socialization, communication and implementation in a therapeutic play environment. This position oversees activities that engage self-determination and self-advocacy skills building for those supported by the program. In addition to the Bridges program, this position provides additional oversight and leadership in the development and coordination of programs, services and activities for children experiencing Autism and other challenging behaviors. This position directly supervises, develops, and trains staff assigned to the Bridges program. The Bridges Program Coordinator oversees the delivery of services to support recipients as delineated in Plans of Care and/or support plans. The Bridges Program Coordinator maintains loyalty to the organization, its beliefs, values, mission, vision, and expectations ad to the recipients of services

Responsibilities

  1. Coordinates all supports and services offered to participants through the Bridges Play Center; including development and implementation of lesson plans for structured play.
  2. Collaborates with Behavioral Specialists to review the needs of program participants, staff training needs, and ensures the data collection sheets for each participant is up to date.
  3. Supervises, develops, evaluates, counsels, and disciplines Bridges program staff through teaching, coaching and mentoring. Collaborates in all aspects of onboarding personnel to fulfill department requirements.
  4. Completes referral recommendations as needed for support recipient participation in the Bridges program. 
  5.  Provides oversight and leadership in the development and coordination of programs, services and activities for children experiencing Autism and other challenging behaviors.

  6. Develops and maintains tracking systems to facilitate documentation and evaluation of program activities to include trends captured in the daily tracking sheets.

  7. Knows each support recipient’s Plan of Care and/or support plan and monitors service utilization and goal progress for support recipients.

  8. Manages the Bridges Play Program budget to ensure all services and activities are provided and delivered as planned and within budgetary expectations in a cost effective manner; in alignment with relevant Local, State, and Federal regulations and complies with mandatory reporting responsibilities.

  9. Develops partnerships with community partners and community resources, such as Alaska Autism Resource Center.

  10. Assures regular communication and/or reports occur with parent/guardians

     

     

 

 

Qualifications

Required

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Special Education, Human Services, Social Work, Psychology or related field. Emphasis of study in developmental disabilities preferred. Experience in lieu of education may be accepted on a two for one basis. 
  • Three (3) years experience with individuals who experience autism required. Experience with successful program curriculum development required.

 

Preferred:

  • Master's Degree in Special Education, Human Services, Social Work, Psychology or related field

 

Other

  • Ability to lift 25 lbs. from a squat-and-kneel position
  • Possess a valid Alaska driver license and proof of insurance
  • Provide driving record that meets agency guidelines
  • Pass a criminal background check under state regulation

 

 

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