Assistant Director of Work Program

The Brookwood Community is currently accepting applications for the position of Assistant Director of Work Program. The Assistant Director of Work Program will be responsible for supporting the Director of Work Program in managing the Work Program Department. The Assistant Director of Work Program must possess the leadership qualities to oversee the Work Program’s On-Call duties during the Director’s absence. In addition, the Incumbent will be an advocate for the Community Members and Citizens of the Work Program Department.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to, elevated clerical duties such as taking messages, writing and proofreading letters and memoranda, creating visuals and spreadsheets, and other administrative duties. The Assistant Director of Work Program is expected to have on-going, professional communication via phone, email and/or face to face with families, donors, guests, volunteers, coworkers, and governing entities. He/she must actively engage in Citizen Interventions when needed and complete required administrative reporting requirements while adhering to Brookwood’s Policies and Procedures.

The Assistant Director of Work Program could also, at times, work in a shared capacity with other departments to perform tasks that may be in conjunction with or beyond the Work Program Department.

Qualifications: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Education and Experience – Bachelor’s degree (B.A.) from a four year college or university and one to two years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience. Prefer a degree in Human Services, Psychology, Special Education or a related field with 2 to 5 years comparable work experience. Prior supervisory experience is strongly desired. Incumbents must be willing to pursue on-going professional development opportunities to further enhance their knowledge of specific disabilities and teaching techniques.

Skills and Abilities – Possess personal characteristics such as patience, acceptance, and a willingness to learn more about specific disabilities and adapt expectations. Incumbents must have a strong sense of serving and caring for the needs of adults with functional disabilities. In addition, incumbents must possess basic written and verbal language skills, be familiar with basic computer operations, and email procedures.

Reasoning Ability – Possess the ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of individual behavioral issues while maintaining control of a group situation. Incumbent must have the ability to provide verbal work direction to both staff and citizens.

Physical Demands – The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by the Assistant Director of Work Program to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the Assistant Director of Work Program is regularly required to stand, walk, talk, and be aware of shop environment. Frequent reaching with hands and arms and stooping, kneeling or crouching is present. The employee must occasionally lift, transfer, and/or move up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, color vision, and depth perception.

Work Environment: The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an Assistant Director of Work Program encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. The noise level in the work environment, especially in the kitchen area and Horticulture, is considered moderate.

While performing the duties of this job, the incumbent if assisting in a shop might be exposed to wet and/or humid conditions, fumes or airborne particles, and outside weather conditions. The Community Member is occasionally exposed to chemicals, paints, extreme cold and extreme heat. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

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