Bethesda Lutheran Communities, Inc.

  • Residential Program Manager - Centennial

    Management, Operations
    Regular Full-Time (80 hours)
  • Overview

    Bethesda Lutheran Communities is a national leader in providing homes and support for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. 
    We are looking for FT Residential Program Manager to join our team in Littleton, CO! 


    Job Summary: 
    Responsible to the Area Director for supervision of individuals’ supports, maintenance of assigned programs, and implementation of Individual Service Plans. Supports and assists people in attaining their needs, desires, and dreams through the most efficient and effective use of staff. Assures quality services by arranging for or providing staff training, developing and maintaining budgets, providing an environment that is conducive to the welfare of the people served and in accordance with federal, state, local and organizational regulations and policies. Provides leadership and serves as an advocate to ensure appropriate treatment, teaching and protection of rights of the persons served. Manages Lead Direct Support Professionals and Direct Support Professionals. Monitors personnel management, coordination of individual appointments and activities, facility maintenance and management of individuals’ personal fund accounts. Responsible for budget compliance within assigned programs. Recommends and assists with staff performance evaluations, coaching, and corrective action. Develop and cultivate positive relationships with families and other stakeholders. Supports the organization's Mission, Vision, and Core Values, ensuring that individuals are assisted in practicing their faith and treated with the utmost respect. 
    Essential Job Functions: 
    - Facilitates the planning, development and implementation of person-centered plans; develops individuals goals and outcomes with people supported; coordinating and participating in individual plan meetings; monitors, documents and reports progress toward meeting outcomes; ensures supports needed are in place to meet outcomes; coordinates communications with other service agencies to ensure individual outcomes are met. 
    - Ensures opportunities to build social capital are planned, and occur; assist each individual in creating natural support networks. 
    - Manages personnel by interviewing, hiring, evaluating, supervising, and helping to develop the most qualified individuals to work as direct support professionals. 
    - Ensures time cards and payroll procedures are followed. 
    - Provides effective and efficient scheduling of staff to meet the needs and goals of individuals supported and provides on-call 24 hour staff assistance during emergencies. 
    - Ensure that Basic Assurances requirements are met. 
    - Ensures current state licensing and certification rules and regulations, accreditation requirements and agency policies and procedures are followed. 
    - Monitors physical upkeep of the service site, vehicles and personal property; takes action to correct any concerns. 
    - Coordinate, implement, and participate in direct support professional staff training and in-services by orienting new staff, scheduling staff for trainings, and maintaining training records. 
    - Represent the organization and its mission by educating community members about the critical importance of integrating individuals supported into community life. 
    - Manages, and implement program budgets; provides input for budget development; ensures programs stay within allocated budget, follow policies and procedures for procurement. 
    - Ensures financial records are complete, thorough and submitted in a timely manner. 
    - Complete audits of program and consumer finances to ensure monies are safeguarded. 
    - Promote a Christian atmosphere in the homes. 
    - Other duties as assigned. 
    Supervisory Responsibilities (if applicable): 
    Establishing and implementing program goals, arranging or providing staff orientation and training, directly supervising staff, maintaining a quality assurance program, developing and maintaining individual budgets, providing an environment that is conducive to the welfare of the service recipients and is in accordance with federal, state, local and organizational regulations. 
    Certificates, Licenses or Registrations: 
    Must have a valid driver's license and a clear driving record; must have cleared and approved criminal record check; must have legal status in the U.S.; must hold First Aid/CPR certification. 
    Additional certifications may be required by regulations. 
    Physical Demands: 
    Must have ability to travel among assigned sites; must be able to assist with a two-person lift of an adult; must be able to do frequent bending and lifting; and must be able to stand for eight (8) hours at a time. 
    Other Competencies (skills, abilities, behaviors): 
    Must possess a commitment to the belief that all people have the right to dignity, respect, opportunity and full community inclusion. Must have a philosophy that is consistent with the Mission, Vision, and Core Values of the organization. 
    Must be able to read, write, and comprehend English effectively; must have a philosophy that is committed to the Mission, Vision, and Core Values of the organization; ability to maintain confidentiality; must be a positive team player and maintain a positive attitude; skills in planning, organizing, problem solving, and conflict resolution. 
    More about Bethesda: 
    We help people create connections in their communities. Through these connections, the people we support are empowered to make choices leading to a greater independence that enables them to live the best life possible. We believe support begins with the individual. We make a difference in the lives of those who choose to receive our support by being an active and involved part of their everyday lives. We get to know their interests and their passions. We work together to identify the services that will best support them through important life decisions including how to live, work, and play. Our goal is to help each person make choices, set goals and enrich their lives so they can live in the home they choose and access the supports they desire. We help them realize a greater sense of independence and a closer connection to their community. 
    To apply please submit your resume to


    - 18 years old or older 
    - Eligible to work in the United States 
    - Have a valid drivers license and a clean driving record according to Bethesda policy 
    - Have a Bachelor's degree or equivalent experience (proof will be required) 
    - Able to pass a physical, drug screen and criminal background check 
    - Experience with individuals with developmental or intellectual disabilities 
    - Experience working in a residential home setting 
    - Experience with supported employment 


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