If you’re looking to…

  • make a difference in the lives of people with intellectual and developmental disabilities
  • be challenged, inspired, appreciated
  • be a part of a growing, innovative organization

…then explore the career opportunities available at Loveland Village.

To be considered for any openings, please email Madeline Broadus, HR Officer, at MBroadus@lovelandcenter.com with a cover letter and resume.


POSITION: Chief Operating Officer
REPORTS TO: President/CEO
SUPERVISES: Adult Day Training Program Manager, Manager of Support Services, Facilities & Fleet Manager, Hearty Kitchen Manager and Program Assistant
FLSA: Exempt
EMPLOYMENT TERM:  Full Time Employment

SUMMARY: Provide the expertise, knowledge and skill necessary to manage and oversee the successful operation of innovative educational, vocational and support services for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities.

QUALIFICATIONS: Bachelor’s Degree in Education, Behavioral Science or a related field, with at least three (3) years experience working with adults with developmental disabilities in a supervisory capacity or Associate’s Degree and five (5) years experience working with adults with developmental disabilities in a supervisory capacity.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Fully adhere to Loveland Center’s Code of Ethics and Core Values.
  • Maintain professional standards of the highest quality with regards to health, safety, program management, staff and student supervision, and public relations.
  • Effectively maintain lines of communication among students, parents/guardians, staff volunteers and Administration regarding programs and services.
  • Effectively oversee recruitment and retention strategies for new and existing program participants, including tours, admissions applications, program enrollment documents, and exit interviews with program participants who leave the program.
  • Serve as the principal manager of service delivery. Key responsibilities include:
    • Provide day-to-day leadership for the organization’s program and quality assurance activities;
    • Ensure the continued financial viability of Loveland Center’s program/service units through sound fiscal judgment;
    • Create innovative programs that are responsive to the service population’s changing needs;
    • Serve as a key member of the leadership team.
  • Ensure that staff, students, residents and volunteers comply with agency policies and procedures.
  • Prepare and oversee management of local, state, and federal contracts related to funding for programs and services, such as, but not limited to, Sarasota County Contracted Human Services, Agency for Persons with Disabilities, United Way of South Sarasota County.
    • Report outcome measures to funding sources as required.
  • Prepare and submit reports as required by Agency for People with Disabilities, such as, but not limited to, student progress, license renewal or Abuse, Neglect or Exploitation reports.
  • Supervise the maintenance of all administrative and student records in accordance with APD/CMS/Medicaid Waiver Core Assurances and Vocational Rehabilitation standards.
  • Maintain working knowledge of guidelines and best practices in educational, vocational, and residential programs and services and work with program staff to adapt programs as needed.
  • Schedule and conduct staff meetings as necessary, including all in-service programs.
  • Evaluate the performance of supervisory staff, reporting the results to the President/CEO.

SECONDARY RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Represent Loveland Center at interagency meetings.
  • Maintain good working relationships with our collaborative partners and outside agencies.
  • Chair Loveland Center’s Safety, Accessibility and Grievance committees.
  • Cover the responsibilities of any Manager/Coordinator when needed.
  • Attend all Board meetings and those Board committee meetings as designated by the President/CEO.
  • Perform all other duties not specifically identified, which may be directly or indirectly related to the function of a Chief Operating Officer as assigned by the President/CEO.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES

  • Strong belief in Loveland Center’s mission.
  • Comprehensive knowledge of services provided for adults with developmental disabilities.
  • Ability to positively motivate staff and students.
  • Working knowledge of Medicaid Waiver Core Assurances.
  • Ability to research issues and examine outcome measures in order to integrate them into “big picture” thinking and future planning.

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS (established by President/CEO)

  • Willing to work overtime, holidays and weekends as needed.
  • Be on-call as needed, especially in the case of emergency.
POSITION: Supported Employment Specialist
REPORTS TO: EmployAbilities/Supports Program Manager
SUPERVISES: No other staff
FLSA: Non-Exempt
EMPLOYMENT TERM: Full Time Employment
SUMMARY: Provide the expertise, knowledge and skill necessary to implement the daily operation of the Supported Employment program.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in a related field such as rehabilitation, counseling, social work, psychology, education, or human resources and 1 year related experience working with persons with disabilities or Associate’s Degree in one of the previously mentioned fields and two years of experience or four years of related experience.
  • Valid Florida driver’s license and ability to safely transport program participants as needed.
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office, as well as other administrative software programs.
  • Knowledge of and ability to navigate and utilize the internet and social media.
  • Ability to manage multiple priorities and unexpected changes in work schedule.
  • Ability to work independently, as well as part of a team.
  • Ability to work with diverse population.
  • Strong oral and written communication skills.
  • Strong organizational and interpersonal skills.
  • Strong commitment to customer service.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Fully adhere to Loveland Center’s Code of Ethics and Unifying Values.
  • Maintain professional standards of the highest quality with regards to health, safety, student supervision and public relations.
  • Role model for and guide students in understanding and developing good work habits.
  • Effectively maintain lines of communication among students, parents/guardians, management, administration, support coordinators and other support agencies; this includes carrying a cell phone.
  • Ensure the fulfillment of any existing contracts with the Department of Vocational Rehabilitation and Medicaid Waiver with regard Supported Employment services.
  • Perform all aspects of the EmployAbilities department such as assessment, job development, placement, job‑coaching/hands-on training and follow‑along services.
  • Monitor consumer progress through observation; daily, monthly, quarterly and yearly notes and summaries; checklists; informal and/or formal assessment tools.
  • Evaluate potential candidates and students by arranging on-campus and off-campus vocational assessment sites.
  • Represent Loveland Center at meetings as requested by the EmployAbilities Program Manager, Programs and Services Officer, and/or the President/CEO.
  • Maintain all records in accordance with certification/contract requirements: DVR, APD and EmployAbilities Program Standards.
  • Develop and maintain good working relationships with outside agencies and businesses in the community.
  • Provide services and supports to help students obtain and maintain volunteer jobs.
  • Participate in trainings to ensure state mandated trainings/annual continuing education requirements are met and First Aid, HIV and CPR certifications are kept current.
  • Perform all other duties not specifically identified, which may be directly or indirectly related to the function of an Employment Specialist, as assigned by the EmployAbilities Program Manager, Programs and Services Officer, and/or the President/CEO.