Children Services Manager


Summary of Position

Facility: Wisconsin Rapids
Status: Full-time position

Responsible for developing, implementing, and managing children services across ODC service areas. Oversee Children's Therapeutic Program Specialists that provide outcome based services to enhance daily living skills, mentoring, employment, and counseling and therapeutic resources. Work with counties to develop contracts and implement Children Long Term Care Services.

Application Deadline: OPEN

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Education & Experience

Associate or Bachelor’s degree preferred in therapeutic recreation, education, child development, social work, psychology or other related field. Prior experience in a management or supervisory role. Prior experience working with children with developmental and/or mental health disabilities.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities / Essential Functions

  • Develop after school, summer and other children and youth programs.
  • Supervise Children Service Mentors across ODC service areas
  • Conduct initial assessments and develop individual support plans for all new CLTS participants
  • Review and assure accuracy of all monthly CLTS billing.
  • Travel between all sites as needed.
  • Develop strong relationships with funders and other community resources.
  • Possess knowledge and ability to develop structured, meaningful program components based on participant needs and preferences
  • Possess creative abilities to design and implement program components.
  • Work collaboratively with community resources to integrate CLTS participants into the community.
  • Make independent decisions based on personal discretion and judgment to ensure consistency with ODC policies.
  • Prepare and submit monthly reports on outcomes and progress to funders and guardians.
  • Provide case management and oversight of case management to all CLTS participants. 
  • Adhere to quality assurance and ethics standards.
  • Determine units of service for authorization and scheduling purposes.  Assign CLTS participants to mentors that match the units and funding available.  Monitor that services are provided. 
  • Coordinate and facilitate 6 month reviews for participants with counties.
  • Work in collaboration with employment services department for smooth transition for individuals looking for TWE, or other employment opportunities. 
  • Possess knowledge of varying disabilities and their impact on functional and learning capabilities.
  • Communicate and work effectively and cooperatively with all people.
  • Coordinate activities based on individual preference and referral requests from county case managers.
  • Work with all staff to coordinate daily schedules, activities and responsibilities.
  • Monitor individuals assigned and address needs, behaviors, and personal care requirements.
  • Document all relevant information in accordance with ODC policies and procedures. 
  • Provide assistance with personal care needs (i.e. toileting, medication monitoring, eating, mobility, behaviors   and medical) as needed.
  • Provide direct CLTS mentoring services to participants as needed (in start-up, back-up, etc.)
  • Initiate and/or implement goal plans as established by individuals and their team members.
  • Ability to encourage growth, learning and independence.
  • Possess the ability to promote a positive, progressive program and atmosphere.
  • Ability to understand and achieve program goals and outcome performance measure.
  • Ability to work a flexible schedule including evenings and weekends.
  • Complete first aid, CPR and CPI training and certification if requested to.
  • All other duties as assigned.

Physical Requirements

  • Ability to facilitate initiate, respond to verbal, written, computerized telephone, and fax communications.
  • Ability to demonstrate, train and/or model job tasks/duties/responsibilities.
  • Mobility to access various locations within/outside ODC facilities.
  • Able to bend, stoop, twist, squat, push, pull, raise arms above shoulder, walk, sit, climb stairs.
  • Background check required annually.
  • Must be able to push, carry or lift up to 50 lbs frequently.
  • Physical ability to lift, utilize lift devices, support or transfer children with  personal care area such as a shower seat. Weights of individuals will vary, as will personal care approaches and techniques. Must possess ability to follow training procedures and methods for lifting, supporting, and transferring.

Reports to:

Director of Community Services

Responsible for:

Children's Therapeutic Program Specialists