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Laradon Bilingual Program Manager in Denver, Colorado

Do you have a passion for supporting, developing and empowering individuals, particularly in the Intellectual and Developmental (IDD) population? Do you want to make a difference in an individual’s everyday life? Are you looking to work in a supportive, collaborative work environment with ample developmental opportunities?

If you answered yes; we think you’re going to like the opportunity we have below . . .

The Bilingual Program Manager oversees the coordination and administration of all aspects of an ongoing program including planning, organizing, staffing, leading, and controlling program activities. The Bilingual Program Manager will coordinate 24-hour residential services for caseload of participants served in Laradon's Community Living Department with a focus on serving our Spanish speaking individuals and staff. They will train and support host home providers/family caregivers and interact with department director to ensure quality of life and upward development of participants.

No day is every alike but you can generally look forward to the following . . .

  • Support Spanish speaking staff and individuals for the department

  • Plan the delivery of the overall program and its activities in accordance with the mission and the goals of the organization.

  • Ensure all staff team members receive orientation and appropriate training in accordance with organizational standards.

  • Monitor and implement individual residential programming for individuals on caseload.

  • Ensure individuals’ health and safety needs are met by monitoring their medical needs.

  • Support individuals and host home providers (HHPs) and Family Care Givers (FCGs) with individuals’ finances.

  • Prepare for and attend Service Plan (SP)/Interdisciplinary Team (IDT) meetings.

  • Develop and train HHPs and FCGs to implement individuals’ supported ISSP programs according to identified SP outcomes.

  • Monitor Individual Service and Support Plans (ISSPs) tracking monthly and revise programs as needed.

  • Ensure program adheres to regulatory agency guidelines.

  • Review individuals’ incident reports, identify trends and provide necessary follow-up.

  • Ensure Critical Incident Reports are completed and filed within designated timelines and ensure follow-up as needed in accordance with regulations.

  • Complete and submit Human Rights Committee (HRC) paperwork and follow-up on recommendations according to established deadlines.

  • Assist and participate in quality assurance procedures and policy development to ensure compliance with governing agencies.

  • Establish and maintain written and verbal communication with governing agencies, families, guardians, HHPs and other professionals.

  • Maintain benefit eligibility, i.e., Social Security, Medicaid, Medicare, etc.).

  • Conduct and document monthly host home and FCG visits and provide training and follow-up as needed.

  • Facilitate and attend HHP and FCG functions as needed.

  • Participate in weekly residential services management meeting.

  • Develop host home placements for participants.

  • Maintain HHP contract and FCG files.

  • Ensure HHPs are in compliance with contract.

  • Assist with writing budgets, policies, procedures and strategic plans.

  • Provide 24-hour crisis intervention and counseling to participants and HHPs as needed.

  • Provide supervision to the employees that are family care givers, including will approve work hours monthly, complete performance reviews, and other employee initiatives.

  • On-call 24-hours on a rotating basis.

  • As Laradon is a small employer and employees work in a collaborative, team environment, employee must be physically present in the office to perform his/her job functions.

    What you need to know . . .

  • Start Date: August/September 2021

  • Environment: This is a combination of remote, on campus, and in the community

  • Compensation: Annualized at $40,000-$45,000 (Paid hourly and is based on experience and education).

  • Pre-Employment: Must be able to pass a pre-employment physical and CBI/FBI Federal background check.

  • Provide 24-hour crisis intervention and counseling to participants and HHPs as needed

  • Provide supervision to the employees that are family care givers, including will approve work hours monthly, complete performance reviews, and other employee initiatives

  • On-call 24-hours on a rotating basis

    What we’re looking for from you . . .

  • Brains – Bachelor’s degree in Human Services or related field. Five years minimum direct intellectual/developmental disability experience may be substituted for degree requirements

  • Super star communicator – Excellent verbal and written communication in both Spanish and English required and great problem-solving skills.

  • Mindset – Must possess desire to mentor and teach Laradon team members, subordinates and peers

  • Skillset - Knowledge of personal centered thinking, and ability to read, write and speak proficiently in both English and Spanish a plus

  • Safe on wheels – Valid driving license, good driving record, and reliable personal transportation

  • Super strength - Must be able to lift, push and pull 50 pounds

    What we offer you . . .

  • Paid on-the job training

  • Medical/Dental/Vision

  • 401(k) + 4% Match

  • Paid Time Off (“PTO”)

  • Development and internal promotion opportunities

  • The opportunity to work in a dynamic, supportive, and rewarding environment alongside other Laradon staff – one where everyone is truly appreciated

    Who we are . . .

Laradon has been a leader in advocacy, education, and support for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities. We are looking for talented and dedicated team members to carry our legacy forward. No matter what position you have at Laradon, you feel like part of the whole team. At Laradon, we want every employee to feel like a connected and valued member of our community, encouraged to reach out for the opportunities that inspire them and empowered to realize their greatest potential.

Laradon Values . . .

Integrity | Respect | Inclusion | Accountable | Empowerment

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