This is a multi-faceted position involving first the training and advancement of prevocational participants, satisfaction of external customers, and ongoing improvement of agency staff as well as departmental P&L management.
•Unwavering respect for participants, families, and the agency’s mission.
•Efficient and effective use of resources in support of agency objectives.
•Positive and forward-thinking team member; work well with others.
•On-going personal and professional growth.
•Maintain a clear and unwavering vision for the employment possibilities of participants in his/her care, ensuring that they receive professional, compassionate, and effective care from assigned staff, with a focus on participant training and development in a prevocational setting.
•Serve as one of the agency’s champions in promoting participant development socially and in community employment settings.
•Support OSHA and ancillary regulatory compliance in all departmental operations.
•Act as lead scheduler and coordinator for production operations while maximizing the opportunities available to prevocational participants. Manage materials quality and safety within production area.
•Manage work hours for support staff to ensure an ongoing, 29-hours or less weekly.
•Develop and maintain a continuous improvement mindset for self and staff.
•Cultivate new customer and business opportunities for the participant training operation, including the pricing of new work, and ensure their satisfaction with agency services.
•Responsible for assisting in the annual budget process for your department; as well as meeting projected departmental budget.
•Hiring, training developing, and managing staff in your functional area.
•Ensures esafety training is completed by both self, as well as, their staff.
• Seeks ways to share GVE’s services outside the agency.
• Other duties as assigned.
• Four year degree in business, or a related and applicable discipline which enables quality support and learning for individuals with a range of disabilities.
• Three years experience in a related discipline or work setting with comparable complexity and challenge, with an emphasis on the development and support of subordinates and participants.
• Knowledge re: effective marketing of the agency’s subcontracting services via conventional, social media, and business networking methods.
• Understand and apply business math to determine pricing and profitability levels.
• Understands DOL rules re: commensurate wage program; monitors status of same.
• Valid driver’s license; forklift experience helpful but not necessary.