VA Program Coordinator

VA Program Coordinator
Role Announcement 2019

L’Arche Greater Washington, D.C. provides homes, residential services, and places of belonging for adults who have intellectual disabilities in the context of a Christian community. L’Arche GWDC is seeking a passionate professional to coordinate the services of the DC Community, and make the gifts of people with disabilities known!

A strong candidate will enjoy regular communication with community members, have experience in the disability field, value organization and documentation, and have demonstrated success as a supportive team member.

Role Summary:

The VA Program Coordinator will make L’Arche’s mission known through their work by overseeing all aspects of service provision and reporting for L’Arche’s Medicaid Waiver and Human Care Contracts in Arlington, VA.

Reports to:

Human Services Leader


Service Team Leader, Interns and volunteers as assigned.


Motivated by the Mission and Identity of L’Arche Communities, and willingness to integrate the values expressed by L’Arche documents into service provision
 Desire to love the people of L’Arche and to develop mutual relationships of trust and transformation
 Desire to learn from people with disabilities and their networks of support
 Capacity to learn and assume servant leadership responsibilities
 Highly organized and able to follow through with projects independently
 Experience in L’Arche, or other similar community or service provider
 Possess qualifications of Qualified Intellectual Disability Professional (QIDP) by VA Department of Behavioral Health and Development Services: at least three to five years of documented experience working directly with individuals who has an intellectual disability or other developmental disabilities and at least a bachelor’s degree in a human services field, including, but not limited to sociology, social work, special education, rehabilitation counseling, or psychology.
 Openness to remaining in role for at least three years

Role Responsibilities

VA Program Services
 Maintain systems for ensuring compliance with federal, state, and local laws and contract requirements related to L’Arche’s services in Arlington, VA
 Write individual service plans (ISPs) and oversee implementation of these plans for VA core people

o Ensure timely and accurate completion of ISP quarterly reviews
o Accompany core people to court
o Coordinate communication with guardians
o Oversee required recordkeeping, including progress notes, data sheets, medication logs, and schedules of services.

 Coordinate development and implementation of formal behavioral support plans according to government requirements with behavior support professionals; develop and monitor informal behavioral support strategies as needed.
 Obtain and maintain resources, such as adaptive equipment, for proper implementation of programs.
 Collaborate with providers of professional services – psychiatry, nutrition/wellness, sexuality education and others as necessary.
 Collaborate with Training Coordinator to ensure all VA direct care employees (assistants, STL, interns, etc.) are in compliance with onboarding, orientation and annual training requirements.
 Be present in homes to build relationships and to monitor services, to share in rotation of on-call duties, and to provide direct service coverage in emergency situations, where core person’s needs warrant.

Supervision and Collaboration
 Collaborate with L’Arche’s community leadership to ensure integration of contract services with L’Arche community life in a way that holistic and consistent with L’Arche’s mission.
 Supervise Health Care Team, providing oversight for professional training and of core health services, including all aspects of medical care (health histories, passports and related protocols) and medication administration program
 Supervise Service Team Leader in leading team of assistants

o Facilitate programming changes with teams
o Encourage growth in assistants through support of supervisor evaluations and goals
o Responding to matters of core people’s needs

 Collaborate with Arlington County Community Services Board and other professionals and agencies to ensure competent services and contract compliance.
 Collaborate with DC Program Coordinator to ensure consistency in programming
 Support the Director of Contract Compliance to address governmental audit and inspection needs, as assigned.
 Provide documentation necessary to Business Manager and Finance team to submit timely and accurate Medicaid Billing, annual fee agreements, social security benefits, and the use of Medicaid/Medicare funding for purchases as applicable.

 Collaborate with L’Arche’s Health Care Team to provide for the health care needs of core people

o Monitor healthcare provider visits, documnetation (appointment and assessment logs)
o Oversee medication administration (TME training, recordkeeping, pharmacy)
o Create and maintain documentation of medical care, health histories, passports and related protocols

 Other duties as assigned.


Salary & Benefits:

 Meaningful, mission-based, and community-focused work
 Compensation commensurate with experience
 Excellent Medical, Dental and Vision coverage, fully paid disability and life insurance and matching 401k contributions after one year
 Professional Development Opportunities
 Generous paid time off; including floating holidays and sick time

To Apply:

Candidates can submit cover letter and resume to [email protected] by Friday, March 1 st 2019.

L’Arche Greater Washington D.C. is an equal opportunity employer.