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Assistant Director DDS

Department: 516 - DDA/FPS Day
Location: Silver Spring, MD

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About Us:

The Rock Creek Foundation, which remains part of the Affiliated Santé Group today, pioneered the community-based treatment of individuals with both psychiatric needs and developmental disabilities, employing values-based management services. Those services included the first private fee-for-service outpatient mental health center and psychiatric rehabilitation program in the State of Maryland. Rock Creek’s ground-breaking treatment and service delivery strategies were praised by the President’s Committee on Mental Retardation in 1979 as a “program of national significance.” At the time, direct state funding and grants were not available to enable low-income individuals and families to access such innovative services. RCF’s commitment to serving all populations led the organization to secure Medicaid funding for such services, a new use of Medicaid funds at the time.


The Assistant Director is responsible for assisting the Director of DD Services with the day-to-day operations of DDA programs and all staff. This positon provides oversight, coordination, and supervision of the following in both DD Residential and DD Day programs: House Management, Residential Coordinators, Psychiatric Rehabilitation Vocational Counselors, Behavioral 1:1 Assistants, CDS Program Manager. Hiring and Training of program staff, special projects, licensure of residence, Person Centered Plan development, community outreach, and client retention. The position assures compliance with CARF, COMAR, State and Federal regulations, while supporting departmental teams in active participation in continuous quality improvement activities.

Essental Duties

  • Assist in developing and managing the operational and fiscal activities of the department to include: staffing levels, budgets, and financial goals
  • Analyze and document business processes and problems
  • Develop solutions to enhance efficiencies
  • Coordinate and implement general departmental projects
  • Conduct and manages trainings based on departmental and staffing requirements
  • Conduct interviews, hire new staff, and complete manual employment reference
  • Reward, evaluate, and discipline staff
  • Responsible for the professional development of current staff
  • Responsible for staff scheduling to include: work assignments/rotations, employee training, employee vacations, overtime assignment, back-up for absent employees, and shift rotations
  • Processes and submits timesheets and payroll for the department
  • On call for staffing and clinical emergencies
  • Respond to and resolve customer complaints
  • Obtain funding from the DDA for the current and prospective consumers
  • Monitor and record all incident reports within the departments, submit reports to compliance officer, and input data in monitoring system
  • Assist the Director as needed with writing and submitting all DDA incident reports within 24-hours
  • Audit clinical charts regularly and provide feedback and staff training as needed
  • Oversees the Electronic Medical Record, and completes regular audits
  • Submit QA Incident documentation monthly to appropriate personnel
  • Attend all mandatory meetings
  • Assist in the preparation and setup of new houses (i.e.: licensure, furnishings, etc.)
  • Is on-call for all departmental needs
  • Participates in and successfully completes all required trainings
  • Maintains knowledge of CARF, COMAR, DDA, State and Federal regulations
  • Other duties as assigned


  • Bachelor’s Degree in a human service or related field of study; OR Associates Degree and (1) year and/or training
  • (2) years of experience providing support to adults with ID/DD and SPMI ; OR equivalent combination of education and experience.

We expect all staff to have a strong desire to provide excellent customer service; to comply with the rules and regulations of those organizations to which we are accountable; to have high ethical and professional standards of conduct; and to have an attitude of wanting to continuously improve their own professional performance. Must be able to effectively, and professionally communicate with other staff and individuals served.

Rock Creek Foundation is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, protected veteran status, or disability status. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of this job. Rock Creek Foundation participates in E-Verify.



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