L’Arche Jacksonville is a community of homes and a day program for adults with developmental/intellectual disabilities and the caring people who support and share life with them. Part of an International Federation of communities, L’Arche Jacksonville has 4 homes, 1 workshop and a community center. We build relationships with persons with disabilities that are founded in faith and friendship.
Are you a leader and experienced manager drawn to community building? Are you good at leveraging resources to creatively solve problems? L’Arche Jacksonville is looking for a full-time Program Director / Community Life Coordinator to join our team and lead the recruitment, management, and support of our Direct Service Professionals (“assistants”) while making sure our 4 residential sites / homes are well-functioning and supported. The ideal candidate has a passion for developing and managing people and systems, is attentive to details, and able to juggle competing demands and prioritize without sacrificing quality.
As a member of the Leadership Team, the PD/CLC shares responsibility in the overall growth and direction of L’Arche Jacksonville and reports to the Executive Director / Community Leader.
Essential duties and responsibilities
• Direct Service Professional (DSP) / assistant recruitment, onboarding, scheduling, supervision, and management • Volunteer recruitment and management • Support the Program Director / Community Care Coordinator to manage healthcare needs of residents, develop policies and procedures, and write reports • Support the collaborative planning and facilitation of community events, learning opportunities, and in-service trainings • Support of inspections and licensing of our 4 residential sites • Support the Executive Director / Community Leader in developing the overall growth and direction of the organization / community • Provide direct care to residents as needed
• Embraces the mission and values of L’Arche • Excellent oral and written communication • Ability to build relationships with a diverse range of people • Attentive to detail • Highly collaborative style: ability to serve as a unifying force • Self-starter and flexible; able to work independently and juggle multiple responsibilities • Once hired, complete training to become a licensed Assisted Living Facility (ALF) administrator • Willing to work some weekends and evenings as needed
Education and Experience
* Bachelors degree * 2-5 years of experience in management and / or community building