Title Home & Community Connections Director of Residential and Community Supports
Location Holyoke, MA
Job Information


Western Mass. Training Consortium seeks new Director of Residential and Community Supports

Are you an innovative leader who has residential management experience supporting adults with developmental disabilities? The Consortium (www.wmtcinfo.org) is well respected for its progressive and community-centered approach in supporting adults to share their gifts and realize their dreams. Home & Community Connections’ Director of Residential and Community Supports will work with a committed, diverse team supporting over 60 adults with developmental disabilities and/or autism. Seeking a leader with 5 or more years of management experience, familiar with Department of Developmental Services funded programs including 24-hour residential supports, community-based support, autism supports and self-advocacy. Commitment to a values-based approach essential.

Responsibilities include: Providing program-wide strategic direction and oversight; development of support models; budget responsibility; staff training, supervision and development; nursing and clinical Support; quality assurance; participation in agency senior management; contract management with funder; and communications with key stakeholders and community resources.

Education & experience requirements: Bachelor’s Degree in related field required. Relevant Master’s Degree preferred. Professional experience may be substituted for educational requirement. Minimum of five years relevant experience: supervisory, management, MR/DD, residential services experience preferred.

Skills & abilities: Demonstrated leadership skills; strong program planning and budget management skills; ability to lead a team in a welcoming, multicultural work environment; self-knowledge and ability to assess the performance and capabilities of others; strong decision-making and prioritizing skills; understanding of life experience of people who live with disabilities; commitment to improve and ensure quality of life for the people supported; ability to think strategically; capacity for innovation, creativity, imagination and problem solving.

The Consortium embraces a multicultural work environment. AA/EOE

Please send letter of interest and resume to Kathy Chaisson, Human Resource Manager, by Friday, June 29th to:

Email: KChaisson@wmtcinfo.org

Or Fax: (413) 538-6336

Or Mail to: The Consortium

Attention: Kathy Chaisson, Human Resource Manager

187 High Street, Suite 202

Holyoke, MA 01040