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Community Inclusion Coordinator (Open Positions: 1)



Location: Administrative Building - 1154 Larc Lane, Toledo, OH 43614
Department: Board of Developmental Disabilities
Job Status: Full-Time
Hour Per Week: 40
Status: Open until filled
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Job Description

I.          TITLE:                      Community Inclusion Coordinator

            CODE:                       MGMT 582

II.        SUMMARY:

An employee in this classification, under the supervision of the Director or Assistant Director of Service and Support Administration, is responsible for supervising and coordinating the development and implementation of individualized community inclusion programs and services for recreation, social, leisure, travel and educational activities. 

III.       SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES:

            Supervises and orients staff assigned to the department.

IV.       DUTIES:

65%    Coordinates, monitors, evaluates, and oversees the intake and eligibility processes and systems.

Responsible for the supervision, evaluation, training, support, and coordination of community inclusion staff and services.

      Reviews and monitors services provided to ensure that:

  • The individuals/families/guardians have been involved in decisions that affect their lives, had their needs, desires and preferences considered, and have been supported in making all decisions regarding the provision of services;
  • Individual needs are identified using assessment skills and addressed with appropriate supports and services;
  • Individuals access available natural supports and community resources;
  • Services are person-centered and assure individual health and welfare;
  • Alternative services and funding sources are accessed as needed.

Coordinates, monitors and evaluates the development of community inclusion plans to enable the expansion of interest and skill areas as well as support increased involvement in the community.

Develops and maintains relationships with community partners such as social service, vocational services, the criminal justice system, schools, and hospitals. Initiates and/or participates in activities with these partners to effectively coordinate and share community resources.  

Facilitates effective communication and working relationships with community agencies and organizations to address individual needs.  

Oversees the planning, development, and funding of recreational programs, events, and activities.

Oversees system to ensure service needs of individuals are met while involved in community inclusion activities.

Responds to concerns, crises, and/or requests for assistance from individuals served, community, and family.  

Ensures community supports staff addresses trends and patterns of Unusual Incidents (UI) and Major Unusual Incidents (MUI) including but not limited to causes and contributing factors.

Assures the maintenance of quality assurance, Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF) regulations and program evaluation.

Recruits, trains, monitors and provides special recognition for volunteers as needed.

Monitors activities to ensure compliance with all applicable rules, regulations, laws, policies/procedures, and collective bargaining agreements.

30%    Provides information to businesses and community agencies relevant to recreation and leisure about the growing demand and interest of inclusive recreation on behalf of the individuals.

Attends and/or conducts meetings, conferences and seminars and/or coordinates special projects and assignments.

Promotes and participates in individuals served/parent, community, and staff educational awareness efforts.

Prepares a variety of reports, records, correspondences and other communication regarding activities of the department.

Acts as a community inclusion liaison, representative and advocate for individuals served and families and the department in association with internal and external departments and agencies.

Develops community inclusion procedures and systems.

 

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May be required to transport individuals served and/or drive agency vehicles. 

5%      Performs other related job duties as required.

V.        EQUIPMENT OPERATED:

            Personal computer, applications software, basic office and recreation equipment.

            Agency vehicles.

VI.       WORKING CONDITIONS:

            Position may involve exposure to individuals with medical and behavioral risks.

VII.     KNOWLEDGE, ABILITIES AND SKILLS:

            Knowledge of agency and departmental policies, practices and procedures.

            Ability to plan, organize and implement community inclusion and recreational services.

Knowledge of community agencies, resources and programs relating to community inclusion.

Understanding of funding and regulatory systems.

Effective listening and responsive communication skills.

            Knowledge of safety practices and procedures.

            Skill in training, counseling and supervision.

            Ability to supervise and manage staff in various capacities; including proven experience in mentoring

            or coaching direct staff to higher levels of performance.

Ability to manage conflict in a positive professional manner as well as establish and maintain harmonious relationships while driving relevant changes within the organization.

            Adherence to the principles of good management practices as outlined in the "Expectations for

            Effective Leadership and Management Practices".

VIII.    MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS, EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCES:

            A.        Education:

Master degree in Therapeutic Recreation, Recreation Education, Rehabilitation, Counseling, Social Work, or related field.

            B.        Experience:

                        Four (4) years of full-time paid experience in programs or services for individuals with developmental disabilities.  One (1) year of supervisory experience required or three (3) years as a Mentor and required participation in the next scheduled Management School. Prefer experience in working with community inclusion programs.       

C.        Credentials:

                        1.         Certification:

                                    Certification as required by the Ohio Department of Developmental Disabilities (DODD).

                        2.         Registration:

                                    N/A

                        3.         Licensure:

                                    Valid driver’s license.

            D.        Ancillary Training:

                        a.         Standard First Aid/CPR                     

                        b.         Mandatory training as required by the Board and DODD.

                        c.         Van Driver Training

            E.        Other:

                        Requires own transportation.

                        May require evenings and weekends, and locations convenient for individual/family served.

 

Must be qualified to perform all duties assigned to this position.


Job Advertisement

Join a progressive and vital team that impacts the lives of hundreds of people every day.  Lucas County Board of Developmental Disabilities is now hiring, and offers competitive compensation and a comprehensive benefits package. 

The Community Inclusion Coordinator supervises and coordinates the development and implementation of individualized community inclusion programs and services for recreation, social, leisure, travel and educational activities. 

  • Master degree in Therapeutic Recreation, Recreation Education, Rehabilitation, Counseling, Social Work, or related field.
  • Four (4) years of full-time paid experience in programs or services for individuals with developmental disabilities.  
  • One (1) year of supervisory experience required
  • Prefer experience in working with community inclusion programs

Application Special Instructions

All candidates must submit a resume and optional cover letter along with an employment application via the online application process. We are an equal opportunity employer. If in need of ADA accommodations, contact us directly at 419-380-4033.