Director of Program Services
Posted on: May 3, 2021
Laradon has been a leader in advocacy, education, and support
for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities.
We are looking for talented and dedicated team members to carry our
legacy forward. No matter what position you have at Laradon, you
feel like part of the whole team. At Laradon, we want every
employee to feel like a connected and valued member of our
community, encouraged to reach out for the opportunities that
inspire them and empowered to realize their greatest potential.
A Day in the life of the Director, Adult Day Program
The Director oversees Laradon's Adult Day and Employment
Services Programs serving clients with developmental disabilities
and social cognitive disorders. As a member of the Leadership Team,
this position is responsible for overseeing the development,
financial viability, implementation, promotion and evaluation of
program services. The scope of the position includes program
development and implementation; staff recruitment, hiring, training
and management; budget monitoring, fiscal management and control;
risk management; strategic planning; and community involvement.
This person will be handling budgets exceeding 2 million dollars
and will have a minimum of 5 direct reports as well as over 40
indirect reports to lead. This position requires the willingness to
be on call and some unusual hours including evenings, weekends and
select holidays. This is more relevant as we ramp up programming
following a year of remote and limited programing following
COVID-19, and as we re-staff programs.
How you will make a difference as a Leader . . .
Who You Are . . .
- Participate in annual and long range planning processes to
devise operating plans, objectives and themes, including program
priorities, goals and strategies.
- Develop or revise Laradon policies and procedures pertaining to
programs while ensuring compliance with the general operating
philosophy of Laradon as well as regulations and requirements
- Develop and manage program budgets totaling more than $2M to
ensure that all services are being provided within the established,
Board-approved budget. This is done through managing revenue
growth, exercising expense control and improving productivity.
There is a need to exercise fiscal management and control to meet
both short term and long term financial goals.
- Maintain current regulatory expertise and ensure program
compliance with agency and funders' policies, procedures and
program eligibility requirements, attend and manage audits and site
visits. This also includes: compliance with the regulations for
Healthcare Policy and Financing (HCPF), Division of Intellectual
and Developmental Disabilities (DIDD), Elderly, Blind and Disabled
(EBD) and any other rules and regulations. These compliance
standards should promote a culture that exceeds such
- Work collaboratively with care-takers, transportation, local
and national agencies, and all stakeholders. This also includes
partnering with the Adult Residential Program.
- Lead and mentor managers, empowering to be effective and
influential in their respective disciplines. This includes
performance leadership to ensure maximum effectiveness, providing
informal reviews of performance of management, oversight of best
practices to recruit, develop, and train a diverse and
- Build an organizational culture across all program settings
that supports effective advancement of the goals of the Adult Day &
Employment Services Program.
- Act as a diplomatic change agent to introduce treatment
interventions and program administrative processes that help
individuals to achieve optimal outcomes.
- Ensure staff complete ongoing agency-required trainings, and
support staffs' professional development through attendance at
- Create operating systems, processes and administrative
workflows that achieve efficiencies and ensure accurate and timely
- Work closely with care partners outside of the organization to
ensure smooth and accurate communication regarding individuals,
weave their plans into the individual's overall care plans and work
together to optimize each individual's health and well-being.
- Monitor meaningful activities and quality outcomes for people
in services and determine ways to achieve positive outcomes.
- Direct all activities to obtain maximum community utilization
of Laradon's services through direct inter-agency and community
contact, contracts, increased referral services and, when
necessary, diversified programming
- Continuously evaluate the program, working with all
stakeholders to refine program goals and future strategy for the
- Leverage the expertise of Laradon's programs as well as partner
organizations to maximize Laradon's impact statewide and nationally
by participating in grants, professional development opportunities,
legislative activities, policy development and research
- Keep informed of current trends, legislation and programs
related to services through local, county, state and national
meetings, workshops, seminars and literature all while
understanding issues and trends affecting people with disabilities
including disability rights and inclusion.
We know there's no such thing as a "perfect" candidate
- we're all a work in progress and are growing new skills and
capabilities all the time. We encourage you to apply for a position
with Laradon even if you don't meet 100% of the requirements. We
believe in fostering an environment where there is a diversity of
perspectives, in hopes that we can all thrive.
What You Need To Know . . .
- Experience: Minimum 10 to 15 years of
experience in Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (IDD) or
Mental Health programs to include significant experience in
building programs. This will include organizational/program
leadership experience in managing a large team. Additional
experience with budgeting and finance, preferably in a non-profit
- Networking: Intellectual curiosity and the ability to
build and possess a strong network of relationships including
thought leaders, academic leaders, and other contacts in the IDD
community within Colorado state and nationally.
- Non-Profit: Experience working in a high-growth
- Who shows up: Professional, proactive attitude
and approach; a sense of humor is a must. You'll need to be a
realistic and resilient person to succeed in this role. A passion
for treating individuals with empathy and patience, well-being
considerate, and consistent in your approach is essential.
- Detail Counts: Excellent verbal and written
communication skills, including editing skills with meticulous
attention to detail.
- Change is constant: Experience managing and
communicating organizational change.
- Thinking outside the box: A strategic thinker
who is able to analyze and problem solve situations of both
technical and personal nature.
- Promote Inclusion: Ability to manage a diverse group of
individuals while promoting diversity and inclusion within the
- Management Philosophy: Significant management
experience, including an accessible, direct, transparent, and
collaborative working style that motivates and inspires staff and
colleagues to work hard and well together, offers a clear sense of
direction, and holds self and staff accountable.
- Building Trust: Able to achieve goals and align
interests through cooperation and collaboration with other groups
and cross-functional teams, even where no direct reporting
- What Counts: Having fun and enjoy bringing
energy and humor to the work place.
- Do You Believe: Strong commitment to the
Laradon's mission, purpose, and values
What We Offer You . . .
- Schedule: Currently, Our Adult Day Program operates on
campus and in the community Monday - Friday; 7am - 4pm.
- Safety Care: All employees are required to provide
physical behavior support, which includes physical management
(training provided upon hire).
- Pre-Employment: Must be able to pass a pre-employment
physical, and Colorado and Federal Bureau of Investigation
- On Campus Environment: As Laradon is a small employer
and employees work in a collaborative and team environment, our
employees must be physically present in the office to perform
different job functions. Additionally, as a service provider, our
instructional methods under our services model require the work to
be performed on campus.
- Local Knowledge: Preference will be given to applicants
familiar with CO rules and regulations. While out of state
candidates will be considered, applicants must be serious about
relocation to CO as this position is based in Denver, CO.
- Compensation: Starting salary range at $75k; actual
compensation offer to candidate may vary from posted hiring range
based upon work experience, education, certifications, and/or skill
- Benefits: Medical/Dental/Vision Insurance, short term
disability, flexible spending and dependent care accounts, 401(k) +
4% match, tuition and certification reimbursement
- Paid Time Off: 16 PTO Days annually + 10 paid
- Start date: April 2021
- The opportunity to work in a dynamic, supportive, and rewarding
environment alongside other Laradon staff - one where everyone is
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