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Day Hab Developmental Specialist Lead

Posted: 05/01/2022

Day Hab Developmental Specialist Lead

Full Time, Hyannis


Provides the Lead support and assistance to program participants in the areas of independent living, self-management within the community, social and independent living skills development and affective and behavioral management.   Communicates with families and providers, as required.



  • Establishes and maintains a rapport with day habilitation program participants.  Ensures and safeguards members’ human dignity, rights and liberties.
  • Plans and oversees participant services in accordance with day habilitation regulations in the areas of independent living, self-management within the community, social and independent living skills development and affective and behavioral management.
  • Assists program participants in making and expressing choices based on assessments and other service need indicators.  Creates goals and objectives.  Plans program activities in accordance with those goals and supervises implementation of services created by interdisciplinary team (IDT).
  • Liaison to program case managers to ensure documentation compliance and in keeping with the development of the Day Hab Service Plan (DHSP) goals. 
  • Review case management with team in assigned area to ensure implementation of goals.
  • Attends, or assigns DHSM, team and ISP meetings for participants in the assigned area. 
  • Lead Participant group meetings to develop individual and group activity choices in activities and schedules.
  • Meets on a regular basis with the individual participant to review personal goals and makes recommendations on changes through Day Habilitation case managers as necessary. 
  • Assists in the development and expansion of opportunities for community integration based on the needs, choice and wants of the program participants in keeping with Day Habilitation scope of service.
  • Provides physical assistance to program participants, as needed, including, but not limited to, toileting, transferring and feeding.
  • Adheres to all funding source regulations and Agency policies and procedures.
  • Keeps management abreast of planned activities, as well as, any potential participant issues or needs, which are not being met.
  • Establishes and maintains professional relationships with colleagues, management and community partners.
  • Serves as mandated reporter for suspected cases of abuse and/or neglect to the Disabled Persons Protection Commission (DPPC).



In addition, may perform one or more of the following functions:


  • Fosters good working relationships with community partners and other organizations.
  • Writes and develops participant progress notes and assessments, as well as, compiles daily, weekly, and monthly reports.
  • Fosters maximum independence while decreasing support level in individual’s plan.
  • Present as a positive role model for participants and model professional behavior for staff.



  • Attends all meetings, as requested.
  • Performs additional duties, as assigned.



  • Leading/Directing Others:  Exhibits confidence in self and others; provides vision and inspiration to peers and subordinates; lays out work in a fair, well-planned, and organized manner; inspires, motivates, challenges and provides support to others to perform well and fulfill the vision; accepts feedback from others; gives appropriate recognition to others; is a clear communicator.
  • Total Quality Management:  Is dedicated to providing the highest quality services which meet the needs and requirements of internal and external customers; is committed to continuous improvement through empowerment and performance management; creates a learning environment leading to the most efficient and effective work processes.
  • Vision and Purpose:  Demonstrates a compelling and inspired vision or sense of core purpose; creates milestones to rally support behind the vision.
  • Adaptability:  Able to deal with frequent change, delays, or unexpected events; manages competing demands; changes approach or method to best fit the situation; inspires others to be adaptable to change.
  • Ethics, Values and Diversity:  Promotes an appropriate and effective work environment and strives to ensure that the agency’s core values and beliefs are applied during all circumstances; genuinely cares about people; deals effectively with all races, nationalities, cultures, disabilities, ages, lifestyle choices and genders; supports equal and fair treatment and opportunity for all; adheres to and promotes the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA); advocates for the rights and interests of individuals with disabilities to maximize their potential in the programs and communities of their choice.
  • Integrity and Trust:  Is respectful, truthful, and transparent; keeps confidences; takes ownership and responsibility for decisions and outcomes.
  • Problem Solving and Judgment:  Probes all useful and constructive sources to find pertinent answers; can analyze issues, identify problems and work toward appropriate solutions; collaborates with others or as part of a team; displays willingness to make decisions; makes timely decisions; exhibits sound and accurate judgment.
  • Oral and Written Communications: Speaks clearly, appropriately and effectively with a diverse group of individuals; is an active listener and gets clarification when necessary; participates constructively in meetings; is able to write clearly and succinctly; is able to communicate clearly in a variety of settings and situations.





  • Bachelor’s degree preferred.
  • Minimum 2 years prior experience in a community health setting.




  • Maintains a weekly activity planner for the assigned program created by program staff and participants. Submits planner to the Day Habilitation Director for review and approval.
  • Implements and assigns planned activities for program area staff to engage participants in a structured and scheduled, meaningful day in accordance with Day Habilitation scope of service.
  • Assign case management and documentation to Day Habilitation Service Managers in program area and ensure accuracy and timely completion of that documentation.
  • Lead area program staff planning meetings with focus on activity planning, participant goal development, strategies, and problem solving and goal achievement. 



  • Frequent standing, walking, bending, and twisting.
  • Ability to lift up to 50 pounds.
  • Ability to pull up or transfer individuals weighing up to 250 pounds.




The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to do this job.  The above is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities and duties required.

Position Type: Full-time,Year-round