Employment Opportunities

PROGRAM SPECIALIST

Center for Creative Works seeks a full time Program Specialist to work in our Progressive Art Studio program with talented and dedicated artists with intellectual disabilities. You will have the opportunity to work with our artists engaging them in their pursuit to expand their creative skills and build their work and contributions as artists in their communities and beyond. 

The Program Specialist at CCW works within the PA ODP regulations for a 2390 program and is responsible for corresponding documentation for all individuals you are working with. You will help people identify their talents and passions and work with the larger team to create yearly plans and goals for your individuals. The work is a good balance of hands on working with people as well as time focused on documentation and strategizing with a broad team. If you are interested in progressive, engaged and dynamic thinking around identity, work options, creative contribution and community integration for adults with IDD we may be a match for you.

 

An art background is not necessary for this position but an understanding and respect for the arts is important to understand and help build goals which fit into the mission of CCW. We are a team of very passionate professionals, artists, administrators and who believe that the adults we work with make real contribution through their creative skills.  Our program is lively, very engaged, joyful and has a strong, family focused team dynamic. If you believe that everyone has something to offer and neurodiversity adds to the richness of our communities and should be celebrated, you will feel at home here. 

The right candidate will have the opportunity to be a part of this team in development of the artistic, life skills, and community participation goals for a unique group of individuals. You will be a part of a highly creative and dynamic team of out of the box thinkers, artists, and community focused staff and have an opportunity to contribute on many levels to the growth of this program and of our artists!  

Competitive salary, PTO and benefits offered through our parent organization: Resources for Human Development. 

RESPONSIBILITIES/DUTIES

  • Oversee the quality of programmatic plans, community access, volunteer opportunities, work experiences, and necessary services and supports that are provided meet the participants’ needs and preferences.

  • Create, review and implement individual outcomes and action steps to monitor participant progress and all other documentation in respect to the 2390 regulations.

  • Assist participants in determining what outcomes, volunteer opportunities, work experiences would meet their needs and/or preferences.

  • Attend and document ISP meetings, and ISP reviews along with SC. monitor annual ISP progress for all participants. Ensure all ISP’s are accurate and person-centered.

  • Organize, maintain and update participant files.

  • Review service notes and additional data sheets if applicable daily.

  • Work within CCW’s electronic health record system to create all documentation and data capture.

  • Maintain open communication with individuals, families and other team members.

  • Coordinate and attend monitoring visits of SCs and other outside monitors.

  • Serve as incident management point person

REQUIRED EXPERIENCE

1-4 years working directly with individuals with Autism/MH/IDD

REQUIRED EDUCATION

(1)  Master's degree or above from an accredited college or university in Special Education, Psychology, Public Health, Rehabilitation, Social Work, Speech Pathology, Audiology, Occupational Therapy, Therapeutic Recreation or other human services field, and 1 year of experience working directly with disabled persons.

OR

(2) Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university in Special Education, Psychology, Public Health, Rehabilitation, Social Work, Speech Pathology, Audiology, Occupational Therapy, Therapeutic Recreation or other human services field; and 2 years experience working directly with disabled persons.

OR

(3)  Associates Degree or 60 credits from an accredated college or university in Special Education, Psychology, Public Health, Rehabilitation, Social Work, Speech Pathology, Augiology, Occupational Therapy, Therapeutic Recreation or other human services field; and 4 years experience working directly with disabled persons.

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • Demonstrate a working knowledge of PA Chapter 2390 regulations

  • Demonstrate strong professionalism, organizational, leadership and time management skills

  • Demonstrate the ability to work independently with a minimum of supervision

  • Ability to engage clients and Direct Support Professionals in effective, therapeutic and healthy interactions

  • Ability to effectively communicate both verbally and in written form. Ability to interact with all levels of staff

  • Ability to establish priorities, coordinate work activities, multi-task, and meet deadlines in a dynamic, open fast-paced work environment

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