Day Program Manager


    Job Title:             Day Program Manager

    Reports to:           Chief Operating Officer

     Client Related Duties: 

    • “Provide program(s) and services that improve the independence, productivity, and quality of life of people with developmental disabilities and their families”
    • Develop and implement non-aversive behavioral management plans to meet the needs of the client
    • Oversee daily data sheets prepared by direct support staff
    • Attend all necessary & pertinent meetings (to include: ISP, Program Managers, et al as required)
    • Make initial assessment of each new participant and maintain record of progress and/or regression
    • Write, revise or update Individual Services Plans (ISP) for each student/participant
    • Provide follow through on clients I.S.P. (implement, monitor, document, and evaluate)
    • Maintain communication with all individuals and agencies relevant to client performance
    • Communicate with care providers and case managers
    • Monitor and dispense medication as well as keep records in accordance with program policies
    • Inform parents/care givers when consumers medication is getting low
    • Make any changes to medication sheets
    • Make medication labels
    • Adhere to the Rights of Persons with Developmental Disabilities, maintain client confidentiality, follow required procedures with respect to special incidents or suspected abuse
    • Make Sure all licensing documents are current
    • Submit completed Special Incident Report (SIR) as needed to all pertinent individuals and agencies (including care providers, Alta, Ombudsman)
    • Interview and select consumers for available openings
    • Gather emergency information for students (annually)
    • Advise client of UCP’s Internal Grievance Procedure (annually)
    • Model proper hands on work with clients
    • Prepare daily lesson plans for client growth and interest
    • Maintain current “C” driver’s license

     Staff Related Duties: 

    • Interview/Hire Staff
    • Provide daily supervision and training of staff
    • Ensure staff boards are complete with daily, weekly and monthly assigned tasks
    • Ensure staff completes incident, seizure and behavior tracking reports on an “as needed” basis
    • Track absences and tardy employees
    • Coordinate morning staff meeting
    • Prepare staff schedule for the day
    • Establish CBI outings for the day-get clientsout in a timely manner
    • Monitor staff daily and evaluate annually
    • Coordinate in-service training for staff
    • Assure that DSPsmaintain a professional demeanor with the public while in the community and with all outside agencies
    • Maintain Code of Safe Practices
    • Train staff weekly on “Code of Safe Practices”
    • Insure time sheets are correctly filled out (with accompanying Request for Leave form, if relevant) and submit to UCP Associate Director
    • Schedule physicals and fingerprints
    • Track who needs CPR/First Aid/Pro-Act
    • Conduct safety meetings for staff
    • Insure that staff are properly trained to operate personal and/or agency-owned vehicle in a safe manner and in accordance with California State law

     Facility Related Duties: 

    • Secure building upon leaving; notify security company of any changes or false alarms
    • Keep program facility clean and organized
    • Answer Phones
    • Purchase classroom supplies
    • Set up classroom materials
    • Make calls for repairs to building, etc


    • Read and respond to all forms of communication (ie: voicemails, emails, etc)
    • Document late buses
    • Update primary groups
    • Document petty cash receipts
    • Monitor expenses for the program
    • CBI Receipts (Bi-Monthly turned in to Executive Assistant)
    • Perform regular fire drills as per title 22 regulations
    • Document results of fire drills and make corrections when needed
    • Update CBI Sheet
    • Update Attendance Sheet (Made for new month and turned in Executive Assistant)
    • Staff Outing Sheet
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