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Req. No. 17-0289
Program Director
Respecting and responding to the choices of people in need of supports
Los Angeles, CA
Full Time
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Dungarvin is seeking to fill a position in the following capacity:
Program Director (Administrator)
To support the continuous enrichment of individuals with developmental disabilities in our ADULT RESIDENTIAL FACILITIES FOR PERSONS WITH SPECIAL HEALTH CARE NEEDS in Westchester and Ladera Heights (Los Angeles, CA).

We believe each person has his or her own set of aspirations, goals, strengths and dreams. We strive to provide each person with the education, assistance, role modeling, supervision and encouragement they need to develop interests, skills, abilities and their independence. We are a national provider of services to people with developmental disabilities.

The Adult Residential Facilities for Persons with Special Health Care Needs (also known as an ARFPSHN, 853 homes, or 962 homes) are located in/near Westchester and Ladera Heights (Los Angeles, CA). The people we serve are referred to us by the Westside Regional Center, a nonprofit private corporation that contracts with the State of California Department of Developmental Services to provide or coordinate services, supports and appropriate living arrangements for people with developmental disabilities. We develop opportunities for stimulating, productive, purposeful and meaningful experiences for the people we serve, as well as our dedicated team of employees. We provide activities at home, as well as outings and participation in local community events.

The Program Director serves as the home administrator for two ARFPSHNs in the Westside Regional Center area and is responsible for coordination and management of the overall operations of the home. The priority areas of responsibility include ensuring orientation and ongoing training of staff, and ensuring all aspects of the home are developed, implemented, coordinated and monitored to the greatest degree possible.

The Administrator responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Monitoring the quality of all aspects of the home operations.
  • Knowing and ensuring implementation of all organizational policies and procedures.
  • Ensuring compliance with regulatory requirements.
  • Providing leadership to staff on the implementation of all service areas with an emphasis on maintaining a home environment and involvement with the local community.
  • Ensuring full implementation of Individual Program Plans (IPP) and Individual Health Care Plans (IHCP) for each person served in the home.
  • Directly establishing and monitoring the services of program consultants and health services.
  • Monitoring the delivery of nursing services, including medication administration, training and evaluation for competency.
  • Coordinating communication with Interdisciplinary Team members, family members and regional centers on a regular basis.
  • Staff hiring, orientation, training, schedules, supervision and payroll.
  • Participating in license and certification reviews through correspondence, communication and providing appropriate documentation.
  • Monitoring financial affairs of persons served.

POSITION: Full-time organizational position, requiring schedule flexibility to accommodate various program, individual and staff needs. This position is on-call at all times during home operations unless prior arrangements have been made for someone of comparable authority to receive calls.

Benefits include:

  • Paid time off
  • Health insurance
  • Dental insurance
  • Vision insurance
  • Life insurance
  • Flexible spending accounts (FSAs)
  • 401(k) with the potential for employer match
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Other voluntary benefits
  • An enriching experience making a difference in the lives of others
  • Being part of a national organization with a rich history of service to people with developmental disabilities

JOB REQUIREMENTS: We expect our employees to embrace and adhere to the mission of respecting and responding to the choices of people with developmental disabilities.The Administrator must be a qualified intellectual disabilities professional based on education, experience and abilities. Must have good decision-making, time management and communication skills, and be responsible, mature and flexible.

The candidate must meet the regulatory requirements of California Welfare and Institutes Code 4683.63(a)(4) for an ARFPSHN, of at least one year of administrative and supervisory experience in a licensed residential program for persons with developmental disabilities, and is one or more of the following:

  • A licensed registered nurse.
  • A licensed nursing home administrator.
  • A licensed psychiatric technician with at least five years of experience serving individuals with developmental disabilities.
  • An individual with a bachelor's degree or more advanced degree in the health or human services field and two years experience working in a licensed residential program for persons with developmental disabilities and special health care needs.

The candidate must be able to complete the 35-hour administrator certification program pursuant to paragraph (1) of subdivision (c) of Section 1562.3 of the Health and Safety Code without exception.

The desired candidate comes with one or more of the following qualifications:

  • Work history as an administrator in a home that provided clinical and health care supports to individuals with developmental disabilities who have resided in a state developmental center, or are at risk of such placement.
  • Demonstrated understanding of the Individual Program Plan (IPP) process and the legal rights of people with developmental disabilities in California.
  • Demonstrated the ability to work with the California Department of Social Services, Community Care Licensing Division and Knowledge of all Title 232 and 17 regulations.
  • Has a current Administrator Certification.
  • Has successfully completed DSP I and DSP II certification.
  • Has completed a regional center residential orientation.
  • Has completed Westside Regional Center's Universal Enhancements.


  • Current, valid driver's license and an acceptable driving history (and ability to obtain a California license within 30 days of hire).
  • Fingerprint clearance by the US Department of Justice (DOJ) and Federal Bureau of Investigations (FBI).
  • Physician's clearance and a TB test clearance.
  • Professional references.

Dungarvin is an equal opportunity employer who provides a work environment that is filled with opportunities for personal challenges and rewards. In addition to competitive compensation, benefits and opportunities for growth, we also provide you the chance to make a daily difference in the lives of people with disabilities.

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