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Program Evaluation Specialist

Location: Schaumburg
Posted on: June 25, 2022

Job Description:

Job DetailsJob LocationCountryside Center - Schaumburg, ILPosition TypeFull TimeEducation LevelBachelor's DegreeJob ShiftBusiness HoursPURPOSE:This position is responsible for measuring, analyzing, and evaluating adult Community Day and Employment Development programs. Specialist will be responsible for reporting, collaborating with program design and operation teams to utilize information, and support training and development for continuous improvement. The Program Evaluation Specialist will interact with senior leadership, individuals served, residential agencies and families/guardians in data collection, reporting, and measurement definition.ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:The list of essential duties and responsibilities, as outlined herein, is intended to be representative of the task to be performed. The omission of an essential function does not preclude management from assigning duties not listed herein is such duties are a logical assignment to the position.1. Assists in the development of program measurement goals and objectives.2. Utilize best practices to design and implement quantitative and qualitative evaluation methodologies, including logic models, surveys, semi-structured focus groups and interviews.3. Analyze data and interpret results to evaluate program progress and identify areas of potential program improvement.4. Reviews current and new curricula, as well as external software licensures regarding effective program evaluation, monitoring, and methodologies.5. Write and present clear reports on evaluation results for a range of audiences.6. Establish and maintain relationships with program managers and program directors to advise on data and evaluation reporting7. Attend program design and implementation meetings.8. Track participation and satisfaction for classes, online platform, or activities in our fee-for-service program offerings.9. Provide training oversight to direct care and professional staff to ensure proper data collection utilizing approved tools or devices (e.g. Vertex, AWARDS, other) on site, in home, online and in the community. May require direct instruction.10. Maintain open and collaborative relationships with support services, marketing, development and other teams which gather data or report to stakeholders.11. Thorough knowledge of DHS and CARF standards as applicable to community day services.12. May lead regular skill and preference assessments of program participants.13. Assist in service delivery performance measure for the facilitators/contractors. To assess quality and effectiveness.14. Stay abreast of trends and best practice related to disability services and service reporting methodologies.15. Maintains annual American Heart Association certification in First Aid and CPR.16. Successfully completes Little City Foundation required training, re-training, and any additional training as required by Little City Foundation policies and practices, or as assigned by his or her immediate supervisor.17. Performs other related work as needed as part of the Program Design team.MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:A Bachelors Degree and a minimum of one (1) year of experience in the provision of services for persons with developmental disabilities required. Experience in program evaluation or quality assurance reporting highly desired, Must demonstrate the ability to manage multiple priorities and exhibit effective communication skills, both written and oral. Must be proficient in the use of technology (assistive/communicative devices, iPads or other tablets, computers, software applications, and working knowledge of Microsoft Office). Have reliable transportation for flexible access to all Community Day sites or locations.PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS & WORK ENVIRONMENT:While performing the duties of this job, the employee is subject to sitting, walking, and standing for prolonged periods; frequently grasps, lifts, holds, or feels objects; occasionally stoops, kneels, crouches, or crawls. The employee frequently is required to use manual and finger dexterity and hand-eye coordination when working with persons served and handling office, medical, or household equipment. The employee is subject to assist and lift up to 30 pounds with varyingamounts of assistance on a reoccurring basis. The employee is required to have corrected vision and hearing within normal range and the ability to operate a motor vehicle. Must have the ability to perform CPR and CPI. Generally, no occupational exposure to blood, body fluids, communicable diseases or other potentially infectious substances, but may require performing unplanned Category III tasks (Category II). Typical office environment. The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to perform successfully the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.Disclaimer: The intent of this job description is to provide a representative level of the types of duties and responsibilities that will be required of positions given this title and shall not be construed as a declaration of the total of the specific duties and responsibilities of any particular position. Employees may be directed to perform job-related tasks other than those specifically presented in this description.

Keywords: LITTLE CITY FOUNDATION, Schaumburg , Program Evaluation Specialist, Other , Schaumburg, Illinois

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