STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE
CLASSIFICATION: PROGRAM COORDINATOR
Class Code: 7119-26 Date Established: 10-26-77
Occupational Code: 7-7-7 Date of Last Revision: 12-28-01
BASIC PURPOSE: To develop, coordinate and implement service plans for residents at a state institution or community group home and to monitor compliance with state and federal regulations.
CHARACTERISTIC DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
· Manages a designated segment of the resident population including the assignment of residents to institutional activities, programs and living assignment.
· Supervises the development and implementation of individual service or treatment plans including coordination with other units individuals of and segments of the facility to include follow-up services.
· Schedules evaluations of residents and program reviews by service team members of each discipline.
· Schedules conferences concerned with the development of service plans; schedules meetings and time tables for evaluating residents and programs.
· Prepares summaries of service plans to include both short and long range goals for each plan as well as for each resident.
· Insures that all professional, clerical, clinical and record-keeping functions are completed as required by the coordinating plan design.
Skill: Requires skill in analyzing and interpreting data, policy and procedures OR in using equipment in order to arrive at logical conclusions or recommendations.
Knowledge: Requires logical or scientific understanding to analyze problems of a specialized or professional nature in a particular field.
Impact: Requires responsibility for achieving major aspects of long-range agency objectives by planning short- and long-term organization goals, reviewing recommendations for procedural changes, and developing or revising program policies. Errors at this level result in incorrect decisions at an administrative level, and are detected subsequent to implementation in an overall evaluation process.
Supervision: Requires direct supervision of other employees doing work which is related or similar to the supervisor, including scheduling work, recommending leave, reviewing work for accuracy, performance appraisal, or interviewing applicants for position vacancies.
Working Conditions: Requires performing regular job functions in a controlled environment with minimal exposure to disagreeable job elements and little risk of hazard to physical or mental health.
Physical Demands: Requires light work, including continuous walking or operating simple equipment for extended periods of time as well as occasional strenuous activities such as reaching or bending.
Communication: Requires reviewing summaries and reports and making management level decisions to solve problems or to achieve work objectives as well as articulating and expressing those solutions and goals. This level also requires formal presentations of solutions and goals to employees and the general public to increase the responsiveness of the agency toward the demands of its client system.
Complexity: Requires evaluating a combination of wide-ranging job functions to determine work procedures, to solve problems, and to reach conclusions by applying analytical, technical, or scientific thinking. This level also requires planning policies and long-term strategies, drawing conclusions based on available criteria, and evaluating the effectiveness of program objectives.
Independent Action: Requires independent judgment in planning and evaluating work procedures and in supervising the development of professional, technical and managerial standards under administrative direction and according to broad departmental guidelines.
Education: Bachelor's degree from a recognized college or university with a major study in psychology, social services, education, nursing, public administration and services or a related field. Each additional year of approved formal education may be substituted for one year of required work experience.
Experience: Six years' clinical or professional experience working with individuals characteristic to the relevant program area in which position is assigned, two years of which must have been in a supervisory, administrative or coordinating position or equivalent experience.
License/Certification: None required.
RECOMMENDED WORK TRAITS: Extensive knowledge of the problems of the client class. Considerable knowledge of the requirements for diagnoses, treatment and rehabilitation. Considerable knowledge of the process of educational program development. Considerable knowledge of the process of educational program development. Considerable knowledge of the methods and care, treatment and rehabilitation of the particular client class. Knowledge of current theory in treatment and rehabilitation of the particular client class. General knowledge of the medical services necessary to treat such persons. Ability to detect and define problem areas. Ability to communicate effectively. Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with employees, governmental and public officials, and the general public. Must be willing to maintain appearance appropriate to assigned duties and responsibilities as determined by the agency appointing authority.
DISCLAIMER STATEMENT: This class specification is descriptive of general duties and is not intended to list every specific function of this class title.
Last Updated 01/04/02