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Program Director in Louisville, KY at ResCare

Date Posted: 12/3/2018

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Job Description


Title: Program Director

Job Category: Operations Management

Line of Business: Residential Services

About ResCare

Join us in transforming peoples' lives and their communities! ResCare is a one-of-a-kind human services company offering services for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities, home care for seniors, as well as education, vocational training, and job placement for people of all ages and skill levels. Right now, we have an exciting opportunity for you to join our team as a Program Director.

About this Line of Business

We cover thousands of homes across the country, with a comprehensive range of programs and services, including host home and foster care. ResCare partners with people in the community who open their homes to individuals with disabilities and assists families by providing adoption and foster care services. With almost four decades of experience in the IDD services field, our aim is to be the provider-of-choice in the development of unique and proprietary service offerings and technologies - working toward innovative care models and leading health outcomes with states and payers.

As a(n) Program Director you will: 

The Director supervises directly or through others all child placing behavioral health staff and activities. They provide complete oversight of the management of programs and activities in their respected division.


  • Include but is not limited to the following;
  • Provide leadership to the treatment team and office.
  • Assures files are current and complete.
  • Responsible to see that agency procedures and policies are followed.
  • Responsible for divisional oversight of risk management.
  • Handle complaints from the community, and other agencies as the need arises.
  • Maintain client count as outlined in the budget. (Adjust where necessary to account for discharges, etc.)
  • Responsible to ensure that treatment services are provided in accordance with the client’s plan.
  • The director is the individual responsible for the day-to-day functions of the unit; maintaining fiscally sound decisions on spending, identify potential areas of liability and address them.
  • Assist Executive Director and Business Manager in contract compliance and oversight.
  • Provide services that respect each child’s and family’s cultural background, heritage and identity.
  • Attendance is an essential function of the job.
  • Other job-related duties may be assigned.

Position Requirements

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • The employee should have a working knowledge and understanding of culture and its function in human behavior and society.
  • The employee shall deliver services that are sensitive to client’s cultures.
  • The employee shall demonstrate the ability to forge a mutually respectful partnership with persons served and their families in which they are helped to gain the skills and confidence to address any issues and problems they face.
  • Conviction about the capacity of people to grow and change.
  • Ability to work in partnership with other team members.
  • Ability to set limits and maintain the helping role and to intervene appropriately to meet the needs of the persons served or other family members.
  • An ability to understand and assist with the role changes that occur in foster and kinship care.
  • A commitment to a child’s right to belong to a family.
  • A commitment to preserving, whenever possible, a child’s connection to the family of origin.
  • A commitment to reunifying a child with his/her biological family, whenever possible.
  • A valid professional license in the field. Must have a valid drivers license, satisfactory criminal background investigation.

Additional Information


ResCare offers a comprehensive benefits package to full-time employees including medical, dental, vision, paid time off, disability, life, and tuition reimbursement. All employees age 21 and older are eligible to participate in the 401(k) retirement savings plan.

ResCare is an Equal Opportunity Employer. ResCare does not discriminate against any person on the basis of gender, race, color, national origin, religion, disability, age, veteran status, gender identity or sexual orientation in admission, treatment, or participation in its programs, services and activities, or in employment, or on the basis of gender in its health programs and activities.