Residential Supervisor in Cranbury at Eden Autism

Date Posted: 7/18/2020

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Job Description

Company Overview

Headquartered in Princeton, NJ, Eden is a community-services provider and not-for-profit organization, serving children and adults with autism for over 40 years. Founded in 1975, Eden began as a small, family-oriented school for individuals with autism and today offers classes from pre-K through age 21. In addition, Eden provides services for adults with autism including residential and employment programs, as well as providing clinical and training support for families and professionals.


We have an exciting career opportunity for a Residential Supervisor , who will provide training and supervision of group home staff, including operations and clinical aspects of the home and its participants. The ideal candidate must be familiar with Individualized Health Plans (IHPs), as well as demonstrate a sound working knowledge of applied behavioral analysis with a proven commitment to helping individuals with autism and their families. The shift for this position is 12:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.: Monday – Friday with some weekends required. The group home will be in Cranbury, New Jersey. The highly talented individual must demonstrate a passionate commitment to Eden’s mission and the desire to deliver in a high-value and mission-driven organization.

Primary Responsibilities


● Supervise Direct Support Professionals (DSPs), Senior DSPs, and substitutes in all aspects of their job responsibilities.

● Initiate and conduct disciplinary action for staff as necessary.

● Coordinate training with Senior DSPs for residential staff.

● Conduct Teacher Quality Assessments/Performance Evaluations.

● Oversee daily operation of assigned residence including creation and implementation of residential schedule, ensuring adequate staff coverage for all shifts.

● Assist in the hiring process to include screening resumes, conducting phone screens, and in-person interviews.

Teaching and Behavior Support

● Participate in the development and implementation of Behavior Support Plans (BSPs) and Individual Habilitation Plans (IHPs) for all participants in assigned group home; troubleshoot as needed.

● Ensure data collection on all teaching and behavior support programs and review for accuracy and progress; complete monthly progress reports.

Report Writing and Administration

● Maintain participants’ files including medical, dental, Individualized Habilitation Plans (IHPs), etc.

● Schedule all medical and dental appointments including follow ups and ensure coverage.

● Dispense/oversee medication administration and documentation.

● Maintain residential and participant budget-related activities.

● Complete and submit behavioral, clinical, financial, medical and facilities paperwork monthly and/or as necessary.

● Complete and submit weekly attendance records and time off requests.

● Maintain time off records for participants and staff.

● Complete and adhere to all necessary purchasing, requisition, and accounting forms and procedures.

● Participate in monthly medication check-in with Health & Social Services Coordinator and/or Adult Services Nurse.


● Perform light facilities-based maintenance duties to include but not limited to: changing light bulbs; unclogging toilets and drains; simple furniture repairs; trash removal; and moving small pieces of furniture.

● Maintain safe living conditions by performing tasks such as simple snow removal, maintaining an uncluttered environment, changing batteries in smoke detectors, etc.

● Assist with basic pool maintenance under the direction of the Facilities department staff, if applicable to residence.

● Report any maintenance issues/needs to the Facilities department.


● Maintain responsive, professional and proactive communication with families and colleagues.

● Regularly schedule and conduct meetings with Senior Direct Support Professional (SDSP) and house staff.

● Attend monthly Supervisor’s meetings and/or training.

● Ensure quarterly communication with DDD case managers.

● Notify management and/or the Director of Residential Services immediately of any situation which compromises the safe and effective operation of Adult Services and the participants it serves.

● Cooperate with Eden Autism Services and Department of Human Services staff in any inspection or investigation.

Job Requirements

Education: High school diploma or GED required; Associate’s degree in Social Services, Health, or related field is preferred

Experience: Minimum three (3) years of direct care work experience, preferably with developmentally disabled individuals; one (1) year supervisory experience; Fee for Service/Therap certification a plus; must possess a valid driver’s license with record in good standing.

Physical Requirements:

●  Ability to sit/stand for extended periods of time during the work day, including bending, squatting, kneeling, stretching and stooping; and reaching above shoulder level.

●  Vision requirements including close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.

●  Ability to lift and/or move up to 25 pounds.

●  Ability to utilize and maintain physical restraints with participants as needed.

●  Mobility to ensure the safety of participants at all times.

Specialized Skills and Knowledge

●  Familiarity with IHPs including development and implementation.

●  Ability to demonstrate a sound working knowledge of applied behavioral analysis.

●  Proven commitment to helping individuals with autism and their families and willingness to support the organization’s mission and growth.

●  Demonstrated ability to ensure organizational compliance with contractual and regulatory bodies.

●  Demonstrated ability to effectively interact with individuals and groups, both internally and externally.

●  Strong ability to analyze an issue or problem and make recommendations for an effective and efficient resolution.

●  Excellent verbal and written communication skills.

●  Proven commitment to providing excellent customer service on a consistent basis.

●  Ability to lift up to 50 lbs.

●  Beginner to intermediate proficiency in MS Office including Word and Excel.

Employee Benefits

Eden offers a comprehensive salary and well-rounded benefits package including medical and dental, life insurance, disability insurance, retirement savings, paid time off, and more.

Background Check

The qualified candidate must successfully complete a background check, including criminal check and fingerprinting, mandatory drug testing, motor vehicle check, reference checks, and completion of a medical/health physical and mantoux test.

Cover Letter: Required

Resume: Required

Eden is an Equal Opportunity Employer.