Assistant Director of Intake and Behavioral Services


AdvOpps Advancing Opportunities

All Disabilities - Many Services - One Agency

Position Title: Assistant Director of Intake and Behavioral Services

Department: Residential Services   

Supervisory Responsibilities: None

Reports to: Director of Residential Services

Personnel Category: Exempt; Full-time; Salaried

Qualifications: Master’s Degree in Human Services, Sociology,Political Science, or a related field. Candidate must possess the credentials of Board Certified Behavior Analyst.

Candidates must also have a minimum of seven years’ experience in the field of advocacy, human services, and/or intellectual disabilities.


Job Summary

The Assistant Director of Intake and Behavioral Services shall be responsible for developing and implementing a comprehensive internal and external marketing and intake plan that fulfills Advancing Opportunities’ residential contract and expands the residential services throughout the state. The Assistant Director of Intake and Behavioral Services promotes the professional development that enhances operational activities and the specialized services provided to learners/clients of Advancing Opportunities. The Assistant Director of Intake and Behavioral Services will be proficient in Behavior Analysis in order to complete professional assessments of those consumers referred for services. He or she will performs other duties, as deemed necessary for the agency.


Expectation for All Employees

Advancing Opportunities employees are expected to: Maintain a good working relationship with individuals served, contract agencies, third-party players, other social service provider personnel, families, Advancing Opportunities staff, and other stakeholders. In addition, Advancing Opportunities staff members are expected to exercise good judgment and problem-solving skills, function as liaisons to other Advancing Opportunities agency programs, as well as represent Advancing Opportunities in a professional manner.


Required Skills and Abilities

  • A valid non-provisional driver’s license
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Excellent judgment, problem solving, organizational, and time-management skills
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to communicate effectively with individuals with disabilities, families, co-workers, staff, supervisors, funding sources, and other social service agency personnel
  • The ability to work independently with minimal supervision
  • Excellent understanding of the legislative process
  • Ability to analyze, and report on, laws and/or government regulations
  • Ability to travel statewide.


Essential Responsibilities

  • Facilitate the intake of consumers to residential programs, including the preparation of proposals and related budgets
  • Develop and implement the Agency business plan to expand services to new areas of business development in residential, community-based services, and other health care ventures
  • Perform market research and analysis
  • Maintain effective communication with the Director of Residential Services and the Executive Director on all relevant issues
  • Assist in or produce feasibility studies/business plans for new-service development
  • Be instrumental in facilitating business relationships and additional support from vendors
  • Respond to and prepare state and federal RFPs, grants, and funding proposals
  • Coordinate governmental and private-sector outreach activities to enhance business relationships
  • Assist in developing an evaluation process to gain feedback from constituents
  • Attend program and management team meetings, as needed
  • Supervise the professional development of behaviorists and their aptitude with behavior-management skills and their dissemination among all program staff
  • Review the development of Behavior Support Plans
  • Be an active member of the Agency’s Behavior Management Committee.


Physical Requirements

Mobility and the ability to bend and reach during an eight-hour day. Be able to lift a minimum of 25 pounds. Have visual and auditory acuity, sufficient to evaluate and treat client’s needs. Possess fine-motor skills, as well as be able to legible and accurate writing of reports, daily correspondence, and presentation either manually or orally. Must be able to work an eight-hour day.

Persons with mental or physical disabilities are eligible, as long as they can perform the essential functions of the job after reasonable accommodation is made to their known limitations. If the accommodation cannot be made because it would cause the employer undue hardship such persons may not be eligible.


Marginal Duties

  • Provide assistance on disability issues of importance for other Advancing Opportunities departments or staff
  • Assume additional responsibilities, as assigned by immediate supervisor, Director, or Executive Director.


Working Conditions

Must be able to travel throughout the state and, occasionally, outside the state to conferences, conventions, and/or to testify, advocate, or otherwise represent Advancing Opportunities.  Incumbent must be willing to work a variety of hours, including evenings and weekends in order to meet the requirements of the program’s funding sources.

This description is intended to describe the essential job functions, the general supplemental functions and the essential requirements for the performance of this job. It is not an exhaustive list of all duties, responsibilities and requirements of a person so classified. Other functions may be assigned and management retains the right to add or change the duties at any time.

Interested candidates should forward a résumé to: or fax it to 609-882-4022.


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