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Community Participation Supports Supervisor

The Occupational Development Center, a work training facility for adults with intellectual disability is seeking a full-time Community Participation Supports Supervisor. This is a multi-faceted position that includes training and supervising program participants, ensuring the completion of contract work, participating in the creation and delivery of Individual Service Plans. Providing supervision to participants in-house and while in the community doing volunteer work. Good driving history required. Qualified applicants should possess: High School diploma or G.E.D.; 2 years experience working with people with intellectual disabilities; 1 year supervisory experience of adults with intellectual disabilities; Valid PA driver’s license. FT position: (40 hrs/wk), M-F; hours are: 7:30 am – 4:00 pm. Starting rate $15/hr-18/hr proportional to experience. Benefits available after successful completion of 90 day orientation period. Send letter of interest and resume to Occupational Development Center, 640 Martha Ave., Lancaster, PA 17601, fax to (717) 397-4260, Attn: Shelly Laity, or e-mail


Position:Community Participation Supports Supervisor
Reports To:Production Manager
Status: Non-exempt
Revision Date: 6/7/19

General Summary
Under supervision of the Production Manager, the Community Participation Supports Supervisor is responsible for transporting center participants to and from assigned work sites, enhancing the production, training and supervisory capabilities of the Center providing leadership and a quality role model for employees. The CPS Crew Supervisors responsibilities include, but are not limited to safe transportation of participants, assisting with the implementation of vocational training programs, supervising at Small Group Employment Sites, and coordinating with other team members to accomplish employee, department, and agency goals. This position will also serve as back-up for Area Supervisors when required. The CPS Supervisor is responsible for demonstrating support of the agency mission by ultimately supporting ODC management, committees, and Board of Director decisions.

This is a non-management/non-supervisory position, which does not have the authority to hire or terminate an employee.

Provides supervision and training to Center participants to assure the satisfactory completion of work assigned to the specific work site.
•Instruct employees, individually or as a group, in the use of tools and the production procedures for each job.
•Sets up work sites to accommodate individual employee needs and abilities, and to utilize the most efficient production procedure.
•Allocates and distributes work materials to assigned employees.
•Monitors employees during the production process to ensure correct production procedures are used.
•Encourages proper work behavior and presents self as an appropriate work related role model to employees.
•Assist in the correction of incomplete or defective work.

Maintains appropriate program records to ensure proper billing of services and payment to employees.
•Documents the hours worked of assigned employees on a daily basis.
•Counts and documents the daily production of each assigned employee.
•Completes delivery slips accurately and submits to the Production Manager for review and billing
• Records employee progress towards established vocational and training goals.
• Assists in the collection of baseline data for the purpose of monitoring employee behavior.

Maintains supplies, materials and equipment to assure a safe work environment for all employees.
•Follows, enforces and trains employees in appropriate safety procedures and the proper use of safety equipment.
•Maintains inventory of individual job materials, and notifies the Production Manager when additional work materials are needed.
•Assures that the assigned work area is clean and free of obstacles.
•Attends to minor first aid needs of the employees.
•Reports any/all incidents of employee complaints or work-related injuries/ issues immediately, and documents all such incidents as specified in the agency’s Incident/Unusual Incident Policy.
•Reports maintenance or safety issues immediately to the Production Manager or immediate supervisor.

Demonstrates commitment to customer service.
•Responds to all verbal and written inquiries from employees, family members, outside contacts and ODC staff in a prompt and courteous manner.
•Personal image is represented by a neat appearance.
•Manages information in a confidential and professional manner at all times.

Complies with department specific responsibilities to ensure efficiency and policy compliance.
•Notifies the Production Manager if schedule changes are necessary due to illness or other circumstances.
•Assists with time studies and in the development of efficient workflow procedures.
•Transports employees to off-site work locations.
•Assists with additional departmental tasks as assigned.

Adheres to agency wide policies and work rules not limited to:
•Achieves agency attendance and work hour standards.
•Treats employees with dignity and respect, allowing them to make choices, take risks and experience consequences in life.
•Completes 24 hours of work-related training annually including, CPR, annual fire safety and blood borne pathogens training.

High school graduate or General Education Development certificate required.

Minimum of one-year work experience in industrial work, sheltered workshop or other rehabilitation setting required.

Competency Requirements
Good command of written and spoken language. Good driving history. Effective organizational and communication skills. Ability to prioritize and manage multiple tasks simultaneously. Must be able to work at alternative job sites when assigned by Production Manager.
Physical Demands
Lifting is required. Must be able to lift independently up to 30 pounds on a frequent basis and up to 50 pounds on an infrequent basis. Must be able to lift more than 50 pounds on an occasional basis, for example, when/if a program participant has fallen and needs assistance from the floor to their feet or wheelchair. Vision required (corrective eyewear permitted). Specific vision requirements: operation of equipment or machinery (skid loader; scissor lift; heat sealer; weight scale; loading dock lift; motor vehicle). Hearing required (hearing aid permitted). Specific hearing requirements: answering phones, communication with others on phone and in person. Miscellaneous tasks are reaching above shoulder, standing, walking, sitting, repeated bending, fine motor coordination, operation of equipment or machinery. Ability to push and/or guide individuals in wheelchairs to and from a variety of locations. Ability to assist and transfer individuals in the restroom. Tasks vary day to day—changes in daily activities sometimes result in more bending or stretching.

Work Environment
Some duties performed in a climate-controlled building; other duties performed in offsite locations with mobile work crews. While on mobile work crew, must be able to lift independently up to 30 pounds on a frequent basis and up to 50 pounds on an infrequent basis.

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Please contact us at 717 397 4269 or email