Blue Sky, Inc

  Hope on Each Horizon

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                                                             POSITION:  Designated Manager

                                                                 LOCATION:  Detroit Lakes

                                                               OPEN:  1/3/2018 – 1/19/2018

Job Summary

Blue Sky, Inc. of Detroit Lakes, MN enhances the quality of life for children and adults with disabilities by providing community-based support services founded on integrity, dignity, and respect. At Blue Sky, Inc. our vision is to be a leader in providing person centered services and innovative services to enhance individual lives as well as our community.

The Designated Manager position is responsible for reporting directly to the Director. This individual will manage the contracted program services according to federal and state regulations and the organization’s policies and procedures to ensure the quality delivery of services to all individuals served.

Responsibilities and Duties

  • The Designated Manager is responsible for providing program management and oversight of the services provided by the license holder including:
  • *Maintaining a current understanding of the licensing requirements sufficient to ensure compliance throughout the program
  • *Ensuring the duties of the Designated Coordinator are fulfilled
  • *Ensuring the program implements corrective action identified as necessary by the program following review of incident and     emergency reports according to 245D practices, including that an internal review has been completed for situations that   require one.
  • *Evaluation of satisfaction of persons served and/or legal representatives and the case managers, with the service delivery and   progress towards accomplishing outcomes, and ensuring and protecting each participants rights
  • *Ensuring staff competency requirements are met, and ensuring staff orientation and training is provided according to 245D   requirements
  • *Ensuring corrective action is taken when ordered by the commissioner (DHS) and that the terms and condition of the license   and any variances are met.
  • *Evaluating the information identified in the previous six points to develop, document, and implement ongoing program   improvements.
  • *Continuously keep up to date on licensing requirements
  • *Implement the policy and procedure on Anti-Fraud.
  • *Maintains and performs periodic audits of individual’s case files in order to ensure accurate documentation of program     related delivery of services.
  • *Maintains record keeping systems, recommends and executes correction plans resulting from citations.
  • *Maintains professional and influential relationships with support team members and consultants; provides effective   recommendations to resolve dissatisfaction with contracted services.
  • *Makes recommendations about the type and amount of home and community-based services and in consultation with the   parents or legal representatives coordinates the start up, delivery and continuing schedule of all home and community-based   services Trains and supervises Designated Coordinators and ensures the necessary individual served support to achieve the   goals of each plan.
  • *Manages contracted health services for all home and community-based services individual served ensuring effective and     timely delivery.
  • *Manages contracted room and board services for all SLS and temporary respite individuals served in a cost effective and timely manner.
  • *Monitors on-going performance of all subordinates and completes periodic performance evaluations.
  • *Processes reports of potential abuse or neglect, if necessary, notifying outside agencies, and participates with internal   investigation conducted by the internal investigator.
  • *Develops professional relationships with case managers, consultants and other members of the support team; maintains   knowledge of their satisfaction with services and methods and acts to resolve dissatisfaction.
  • *Develops and maintains professionally appropriate and therapeutic relationships with individuals served, families of   individuals served, support team members and direct service professionals.

Qualifications and Skills

  • *Three years of supervisory level experience in a program providing direct support services to persons with disabilities.
  • *A Bachelor’s degree in a field related to human services or related field. An Associate’s degree or relevant education may be   substituted for a Bachelor’s degree with 5+ years direct supervisory and related experience.
  • *Must have previous experience and knowledge of 245D policy and procedures.
  • *Must pass a background study.


The Designated Manager position is a salaried full-time Monday-Friday position. Salary is based on level of experience, and will include PTO, Holiday pay, and Individual Retirement Account with company match.

Job Type: Full-time, Exempt

Please email resume to: [email protected]s or complete application at, 801 Roosevelt Ave., Detroit Lakes, MN 56502