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BFAIR ABI Assistant Director in Pittsfield, Massachusetts

POSITION DESCRIPTION: The ABI/MFP Assistant Director is responsible for overseeing the ABI/MFP House Managers, staffing and operations of multiple group homes for adults with disabilities. The ABI/MFP Assistant Director will train and supervise staff members. Ensure that the homes are safe, clean, and comfortable at all times. Makes certain that individuals are given all needed supports to help them live as independently as possible, maintain optimal health and are given sufficient opportunities to engage in their desired activities and interests at home and in the community. QUALIFICATIONS: Bachelor\'s degree in related field and a minimum of two years\' experience providing residential supports or Associates Degree with one additional year of related experience. A minimum of one-year supervisory experience is required with either degree. High school diploma or GED with 4 years working with individuals with disabilities, 2 years in a supervisory capacity. Ability to complete all initial and ongoing background checks including but not limited to: CORI, SORI, Fingerprinting, LEIE, Driving record, E-verify, Physical, PPD and licensing and/or certification checks (i.e., nursing). Valid US driver\'s license and ready access to a vehicle. TRAINING REQUIREMENTS: Must maintain all certification needed in the program including CPR, First Aid, MAP, START (for DDS Residential only) and BFAIR Human Rights Training. May need to attend workshops, seminars or BFAIR functions as needed for job development. RESPONSIBILITIES: 1. Treat each individual, co-worker, supervisor and others with the respect and dignity due every human being and adhere to the Department Developmental Services (DDS) Human Rights Standards and the Disabled Persons Protection Commission\'s (DPPC) Mandated Reporter Guidelines around physical and emotional abuse, including the timely reporting of violations. 2. Provide and maintain a safe and warm home environment for individuals in the program. Oversee housekeeping and ensure program is organized and accessible. 3. Provide training and supervision to House Managers, Direct Care and Direct Care Relief staff. Act as a coach/mentor. 4. Meet regularly with each House Manager for supervision and complete annual evaluations/Assessments as required. 5. Assist or initiate employee disciplinary action including up to termination. 6. Participate in hiring process: conduct initial phone screen/interviews, site visits, reference checks and make recommendations to Director. 7. Review status of individuals, staffing, housing concerns, etc. Support assigned individuals at medical appointments as needed. 8. Review and approve all bi-weekly timesheets, time off requests, mileage sheets and grocery request. Review and approve all individuals spending requests. 9. Ensure that staffing requirements/schedule are accurate and complete for each house assigned. 10. Act as an appropriate role model through dress, speech, and actions both in the home and community to foster appropriate social relationships and skill development. PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS AND MENTAL DEMANDS OF POSITION: Because of the nature of the work to be performed, requirements may include the following at least some of the time while assisting individuals in the completion of their routine tasks. Indoor and outdoor work is required. Please visit for the full job description.