The Vice President Intellectual Disabilities/Autism oversees and manages the Intellectual Disabilities/Autism programs for the agency. The Vice President Intellectual Disabilities/Autism primary purpose is to direct all daily operations in the intellectual disabilities/autism programs for the agency. The Vice President Intellectual Disabilities/Autism ensures that services are delivered responsively with quality and in an appropriate, cost-effective manner.

Management functions include, but are not limited to; administration, budgeting, planning, monitoring, evaluating, development, and supervising the provision of services in accordance with applicable Agency, local, county, state and federal standards, rules, regulations, guidelines, and policies. Leadership and management oversight are the essential elements of this position. Attention to detail, effective problem-solving and sound and ethical judgment are equally essential. Innovation, drive, and loyalty are required and self-motivation, self-direction is expected. This position encompasses a wide range of duties and presents complex situations requiring discretion and problem-solving ability.


-To present the highest caliber of professional, ethical, and responsive conduct and service to clients, families, funding sources and staff.

-Develops and maintains open, clear, and productive communication with all members of the Executive Team, sharing timely and relevant information, participating in Executive Team meetings, and contributing to the overall success of the agency.

-Ensures overall compliance to local, state, and federal regulations including accreditation agency standards..

-Develops realistic program budgets as required by funding/contractual sources and reviews resulting contracts for recommendations to the Executive Staff.

-Maintains regionally fiscal stability by monitoring expenses in relation to budgets and contractual obligations, adjusting and revising as needed and appropriate to prevent deficit.

-Ensures that the Region is represented in all applicable Local, County, Advocacy, Association, and Provider meetings.

-Monitors Agency and external reviews and evaluations, confirming corrective action or plans for improvements.

-Contributes to the growth of the Region by identifying and recommending appropriate program expansion and development opportunities.

-Develops residential sites in consultation with appropriate consultants (attorney, architect, etc.).

-Maintains knowledge of regulations, statutes and public policy affecting programs, Medicare/Medicaid, Social Security, and similar benefit administering Agencies.

-Represents consumer interests when necessary to ensure uninterrupted delivery of appropriate service(s).

-Performs administrative duties necessitated by Agency, local, state, and federal guidelines/regulations.

-Makes oral and written recommendations to the Executive Staff regarding the operations of the region.

-In consultation with the Sr. Vice President of Operations and Executive Vice President Operations/COO, appoints a designee to assume the authority, responsibility, and accountability of directing the operation of the program in the absence of this position’s incumbent.

-Miscellaneous duties and responsibilities as directed by the Sr. Vice President of Operations, Executive Vice President Operations/COO and/or President/CEO.



(Education and/or Experience/Physical Demands/Other Skills and Abilities)

Education and/or Experience:

-Bachelor’s degree in the field of administration, social services, human services, education or a related field is required with five years of supervisory experience.

-Take and pass the ODP Certified Investigator course is required.

-Proficiency in operation of a personal computer and must show a high degree of knowledge in the use of Microsoft Office products is preferred.

-Previous training or experience in management or administration, which includes management theories and basic personnel practices is preferred.


-Must be legally able to work in the United States.

-Must be able to read, write and speak the English language.

-Must be available to work; day, evening, and night hours.

-Must possess a current, valid driver’s license from their state of legal residency and when circumstances require driving an Agency vehicle, must be insurable under Step By Step’s insurance carrier.

-Must be available to travel across Pennsylvania to other regions by automobile with overnight stays.

-Must have functional knowledge of the community MH and Intellectual Disabilities/Autism programs in Pennsylvania.

-Must be available for continuous administrative consultation and direction to “On-Call” support, confirming availability of Executive staff delegates during leaves of absences.

-Must be capable of crisis intervention and logistical problem solving.

-Must complete 24 hours (or as otherwise directed by the Executive Vice President Operations/COO) of training with the training year, July to June.


Step By Step is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. At Step By Step, we are committed to and value an inclusive and diverse workforce and we believe that diversity and inclusion among our workforce is critical to our success. Equal employment opportunities are available to all applicants and staff without regard to race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy (including childbirth, lactation and related medical conditions), national origin, age, physical and mental disability, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information (including characteristics and testing), military and veteran status, political affiliation, parental status and any other characteristics or protected category prohibited by local, state or federal laws. All employment decisions are based upon qualifications, merit, and business necessity.


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