Unit Director
North Carolina Office of State Personnel - Wayne County, NC

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This position is responsible for the 24-hour operation of services for approximately 96 individuals in the assigned homes. These individuals are medically fragile and in need of nursing level care. The primary purpose of this position is to ensure that individuals residing in the cluster receive the best possible medical and daily care, supervision, and services in a safe and barrier free setting. This position must ensure the competence of the direct care workforce in the implementation of services to the developmentally disabled individuals in this area. This includes implementation of the individual’s plan of care, protection of individual rights, safety, environmental and health services. The position approves all hiring actions, disciplinary actions and personnel decisions affecting staff in their assigned area. The Unit Director is responsible for the budget management of the cluster and quality of the environment in which individuals live. This position has a primary responsibility for implementation of person centered care provided by the direct care staff. This includes ensuring compliance with best practices, person centered services, regulatory standards (OBRA), life safety and sanitation rules. This position is responsible for ensuring services on all shifts are consistent and meet individual needs. The Unit Director sets priorities, approves the allocation of staff, space and equipment for the cluster in which he/she is responsible. Failure to comply with standards can affect certification and most importantly services, health & safety of the individuals living in the group home. This position is exempt from the Fair Labor Standards Act.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities / Competencies:
  • Knowledge of OBRA standards, NC competencies, best practice in services to developmentally disabled population.
  • Candidate is knowledgeable of standards of practice for individuals with intellectual/developmental disabilities and of person-centered planning practices.
  • Possess knowledge of American Disability Act (ADA), interviewing, and hiring principles.
  • Individual must have thorough knowledge of management principles (to include maintenance of the budget), problem solving skills and quality assurance/performance improvement programs.
  • Possesses excellent organizational skills, ability to train and interact positively with a diverse group of employees and individuals.
  • Demonstrated ability to coordinate services and exercise good decision making skills.
Minimum Education and Experience Requirements:
Master's degree in psychology, social work, nursing, education, health or business administration, child development or education, occupational therapy, physical therapy, or speech and hearing, and three years of experience in professional level treatment programming of the developmentally disabled of which at least one year must have been in an administrative or supervisory capacity in a residential program; or bachelor's degree in one of the above majors and four years of the above experience; or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

Supplemental and Contact Information:
The Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) selects applicants for employment based on job-related knowledge, skills, and abilities without regard to race, color, gender, national origin, religion, age, disability, political affiliation or political influence. **Pre-employment drug testing and criminal background checks are required for all positions at O’Berry Neuro Medical Treatment Center. Applicants seeking Veteran’s Preference for employment with State Government must attach either Form DD-214 or discharge orders. Degrees must be from an appropriately accredited institution. The work experience section on the application must be completed with your full history of experience ~~ resume in lieu of work experience will not be accepted. The following question must be answered on the application in order to be considered: # 8. Have you ever been convicted of an offense against the law other than a minor traffic violation? Contact:
Angela Gurley, Recruitment Coordinator
O'Berry Neuro Medical Treatment Center
400 Old Smithfield Road
Goldsboro, NC 27530