Innovation and Design Specialist

The Arc of Rensselaer County

2018-07-31 20:09:07

Job location Troy, New York, United States

Job type: fulltime

Job industry: Community & Sport

Job description

Job Description

We are currently recruiting for Innovation and Design Specialist-Admissions and Advocacy. The Innovation and Design Specialist will assist the director in leading the unit in supporting the development of agency wide capacity for innovative practices. The Innovation and Design specialist will facilitate the development of person-centered supports for individuals living in or (newly referred) to Arc Programs. The Innovation and Design specialist will assist in identifying the person's needs and desires and will discover what options are best available for the individual. This position manages the admissions and discharge process of persons referred to the Arc.
The Innovation design specialist will act as the point person to receive, and screen applications from persons seeking supports. The innovation design specialist will meet with applicants, family members and service coordinators to explore interest and needs to present ARC services and offerings. This role you will lead and enhance the Support Advocacy Efforts for the people we support . Transportation is a major function of this position. You will oversee and maintain a system that will insure that vehicles under the auspices of the ARCs residential services are purchased or leased in an effective and efficient manner.
Education & Experience:
Bachelor's Degree with two years human service experience or Associates Degree with three to five years human service experience. Computer skills preferred.

Company Description
The Arc of Rensselaer County is a non-profit agency located in Troy, NY supporting individuals with disabilities and their families throughout Rensselaer County.

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