Unit Manager
North Carolina Office of State Personnel - Granville County, NC

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This position is located at Arbor Cottage (TRACK Program). TRACK provides direct care services to children, ages 5-17, who have intellectual disabilities and/or autism spectrum disorders and are in behavioral crises. Position must be a qualified human service professional as defined by ICF regulations. The primary purpose of this position is to provide overall management of program development and implementation of a 6-bed program, as well as coordinating, evaluating, formulating and implementing a comprehensive Person Centered Plan. This position has three major functions: a.) Coordinates and facilitates the development and implementation of all programs using an interdisciplinary approach; b.) Evaluates each child’s total program; assessing needs, writing results of reviews, initiating and following up on recommendations; c.). Chairs admission, Person Centered Plan and Transition plan meetings. d) Has direct administrative responsibility of all staff assigned to the unit on first, second, and third shifts. Scheduled working hours are: 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM with one late night 11:30 AM – 8:00 PM, M-F. Applicants selected for an interview must be prepared to submit college transcripts. Unofficial transcripts will be considered.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities / Competencies:
Requires knowledge of basic medical terms and treatment; excellent supervisor and leadership skills; excellent verbal, social and written communication skills; knowledge and experience working with children with developmental disabilities; Demonstrated ability to coordinate the activities of both professional and non-professional staff to meet the overall needs of the children served. Demonstrated ability to follow oral and written instructions; ability to use Microsoft Word and exhibit good typing skills; must be able to pass physical requirements test, North Carolina Intervention skills (NCI), Child NCI, and certification in First Aid and CPR. Additional preference will be given to applicants with experience working with children who have significant behavioral issues. Organizational skills, ability to prioritize and demonstrate flexibility to meet the ever changing needs of a diverse environment.

Minimum Education and Experience Requirements:
Graduation from a four-year college or university with a degree in a human services or other related field which qualifies as a human services professional as defined by Federal ICF/MR guidelines, and two years of experience in providing and/or developing individualized program services to clients with mental retardation or other developmental disabilities.

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. All positions in the Division of State Operated Healthcare Facilities shall be subject to pre-employment drug testing and criminal record background checks.

Degrees must be received from appropriately accredited institutions. Applicants who obtained their education outside of the United States and its territories are expected to assume responsibility for having their academic degrees validated as equivalent to a degree conferred by a regionally accredited college or university in the United States. Here are two, of several organizations, that perform this service:
  • International Education Research Foundation - www.ierf.org
  • World Education Services, Incorporated - www.wes.org
To receive credit for all of your work history and credentials, you must list the information on the State of North Carolina application. Any information omitted cannot be considered for qualifying credit, all work history/experience must be documented on the application, we do not accept “see resume” or Resume’s in lieu of the education and work experience, however, transcripts, or degree evaluations, resumes and cover letters may be uploaded with your application.

Applicants seeking Veteran's preference must submit either form DD-214 or discharge orders. If multiple applications are submitted to an individual position, only the most recent application received prior to the posting close date will be accepted. Applications must be submitted by 5:00 PM on the closing date.

Processing applications will take an average of 6 – 8 weeks due to the high volume of applications received. Please refer to your “application status tab” in your internet account to view application status changes. Applicants selected for interviews will be contacted by the hiring authority.

Terri Boyd, HR Recruiter
Murdoch Developmental Center
1600 East C Street
Butner, NC 27509
Telephone: 919-575-1029