Compassionate. Caring. Inspiring. If these adjectives describe you, the MS Achievement Center (MSAC) has an incredible opportunity for you as an Occupational Program Manger! Come and join this amazing team and its mission to enrich, encourage and enhance the lives of its members and families.
About the MSAC
The MSAC is a community-based wellness program for individuals with progressed multiple sclerosis. These individuals with multiple sclerosis (referred to as members) attend the program one day per week to participate in exercise, support group, leisure and skill building, and cognitive challenges all in a group environment. Members attend for many years creating a community that supports and encourages each other. The staff is made up of a small interdisciplinary team including occupational and physical therapist, program assistant, marketing and events, and executive director. This position reports directly to the executive director.
The MSAC is a supportive, encouraging team that develops long term relationships with members and their families. The Occupational Program Manager is responsible for the day-to-day activities of the MS Achievement Center (MSAC) and will bring energy, compassion, flexibility and willingness to collaborate and learn from other team members. Experience leading groups and developing activities for a community-based program would be valuable skills to bring to the role. Employees will demonstrate a commitment to a culture of shared values, attitudes, and beliefs that support the MS Achievement Center and KUMC mission.
This position is part-time, 28 hours per week (Monday– Thursday, 9:00 am – 4:00 pm). The pro-rated annual salary range is $52,503 – $58,000, commensurate with experience.
Registered and licensed in occupational therapy at time of hire and throughout duration of employment.
Lift/transfer individuals with or without assistance.
Master’s degree in occupational therapy.
Minimum three (3) years’ experience as an occupational therapist.
Experience working with individuals with physical and cognitive disabilities.
Knowledge of multiple sclerosis or other chronic neurological disease.
Experience developing community-based programming.
Experience developing and executing diverse activities focused on ADLs, hobbies, recreation and leisure.
Experience in group facilitation, problem solving, and solution focused conversations.
Experience with social work principles and practices.
Experience working autonomously.
Experience using the Microsoft Office Suite.
Experience in design, development and implementation of program services.
Possess knowledge of community and/or national resources and services for individuals with chronic illnesses or disabilities.
Excellent interpersonal communication skills.
Excellent organizational and customer service skills.
Program Delivery 65%
Manage day to day program for MS Achievement Center.
Develop yearly plan for programmatic themes in collaboration with Center staff. Communicate themes and coordinate with staff to create plans around these themes.
Plan and lead skill building and leisure activity classes as well as hobby and recreation in coordination with program assistant and physical therapist.
Plan and facilitate, or recruit appropriate volunteers and/or students, to facilitate weekly support group for program participants. Present topics of relevance to individuals living with progressed MS, share resources and encourage peer support in addressing challenges and solution finding.
Recruit, train and supervise students and volunteers to help in all aspects of the weekly program.
Assist with development and implementation of new MSAC programs and services.
Monitor and evaluate program/project effectiveness to assure compliance with goals, mission, and policies.
Track and document attendance and participation in activities for all members.
Participate in monthly member assessment and staff meetings.
Manage program inquiries, applications and orientation. Schedule and coordinate intake assessments and conduct home visits for all new members.
Assesses members’ needs and link members and family to appropriate community resources including information/referral to sources of mental health providers, financial assistance, transportation, food, housing, support groups.
Work with marketing and events coordinator on community outreach to people with MS.
Develop relationships with healthcare professionals serving people with MS to raise awareness about program and recruit members.
Present to support groups and professional groups in community to raise awareness of program and provide expertise about living with MS.
Volunteer Engagement 10%
Recruits, trains and supervises robust portfolio of volunteers to implement components of the program.
Build relationships with local colleges and universities focused on occupational therapy, social work, nonprofit leadership, and service learning to support student involvement in program delivery.
Coordinate placement and provide supervision for students from various practicum and service learning programs.
Actively recruit volunteers and speakers for all aspects of program through a variety of channels.
Serve on planning teams for special events.
Lead member engagement with special events.
Coordinate volunteers for events.
Comprehensive Benefits Package:
Coverage begins on day one for health, dental, and vision insurance and includes health expense accounts with generous employer contributions if the employee participates in a qualifying health plan. Employer-paid life insurance, long-term disability insurance, and various additional voluntary insurance plans are available. Paid time off, including vacation and sick, begins accruing upon hire, plus nine paid holidays. One paid discretionary day is available after six months of employment, and paid time off for bereavement, jury duty, military service, and parental leave is available after 12 months of employment. A retirement program with a generous employer contribution and additional voluntary retirement programs (457 or 403b) are available. https://www.kumc.edu/human-resources/benefits.html
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