Staten Island, NY

Position Desired

Healthcare, Management, Nonprofit, Social Work, Teaching
Staten Island, NY


Teacher Assistant September 2019-Present
Volunteers of America – Greater New York, 10 Joline Lane, Staten Island, New York 10307

Job Functions:
♦ Work with the lead teacher and other assistants to monitor and facilitate the class schedule
♦ Assist teacher and other assistants with lesson or activity preparation by getting materials ready and setting up necessary items and/or supplies
♦ Revise lesson material or activities with students individually or in small groups when appropriate
♦ Ensure the classroom environment is safe and clean
♦ Oversee students during all activities
♦ Collaborate with lead teachers to recognize issues students are facing and recommend solutions
♦ Document student progress and communicate with parents to keep them informed
♦ Help lead teachers to create and implement lesson plans and activities
♦ Comply with state, school, and class rules and regulations
♦ Attend all training classes, parent conferences, and faculty meetings

In-Home Senior Caregiver March 2019-Present
Private Duty- Staten Island, New York, 10307

Job Functions:
♦ Perform basic health care services including checking vital signs and administering prescription medication
♦ Assist with bathing, dressing and grooming
♦ Assist with performing physical therapy exercises as directed by physical therapist
♦ Assist with ambulation including walking and transferring to and from bed to chair
♦ Provide medical care as directed by the registered nurse
♦ Plan and prepare meals, followed by clean-up, and monitoring food expiration dates
♦ Light housekeeping
♦ Record daily care notes
♦ Correspond with family, nurse and other medical personnel

Consultant​ August 2018-August 2019
Volunteers of America – Greater New York, 135 West 50th Street, New York, NY 10024

Job Functions:
♦ Knowledge and understanding of OPWDD incident reporting requirements (Parts 624/625 & Justice Center);
♦ Input Incident Report and Management Application (IRMA) and Web Submission of Investigation Reports (WSIR) data
♦ Research and gather incident supporting documentation

Program Director​January 2012-August 2018
Volunteers of America – Greater New York, 1911 Richmond Avenue, Suite 200, Staten Island, New York 10314

Job Functions:
♦ Supervise management, clinical staff and other personnel
♦ Ensure the residential program operates with a focus on the satisfaction, safety and quality of care of the individuals with special needs
♦ Provide direction and oversight to a residential program, on-call 24/7
♦ Develop policies and procedures in accordance with agency standards and funder regulations
♦ Oversee incident management and implementation of Justice Center and New York State OPWDD regulations.
♦ Develop and deliver training and coordinate staff orientation for new employees
♦ Ensure that the residential program operates cost effectively within budget

Program Director continued;
♦ Ensure development of a timely and thorough plan of correction for quality assurance audits, and funder licensure and certification surveys.
♦ Effectively represents the agency at internal and external committees and meetings
♦ Maintain positive community and funder relations
♦ Identify and apply for tangential source of funding or donations

Program Manager​September 2005-January 2012
Volunteers of America – Greater New York, 1911 Richmond Avenue, Suite 200, Staten Island, New York 10314

Job Functions:
♦ Manage residential supervisors
♦ Conduct or participate in regular meetings for client care review
♦ Develop, implement and review residential habilitation plans and plans of protective oversight for individuals with special needs
♦ Review and approved monthly progress notes
♦ Ensure program records are in compliance with regulations
♦ Ensure residential operating systems comply with New York State OPWDD and Federal regulations
♦ Assist in recruitment of direct support professionals
♦ Review incident management reports to ensure individuals’ safety and compliance
Program Manager continued
♦ Conduct investigation for serious reportable/allegations of abuse incidents
♦ Conduct staff training on habilitation services and funder regulations
♦ Review financial records in compliance with funder regulations
♦ Prepare written reports of program operations, issues and resolution for quality improvement tracking

Supervisor of Waiver Services​September 2008-July 2013
Person Centered Care Services, Inc 1811 Victory Boulevard, Staten Island, New York 10314

Job Functions
♦ Manage residential, day habilitation, FET and respite coordinators
♦ Review and approve habilitation plans for individuals with special needs
♦ Review monthly progress notes and approve documentation for billing
♦ Develop and monitor all waiver program operating systems
♦ Complete quality assurance reviews on medical/nursing and habilitation docu...

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