Developmental Disabilities Institute Day Program Coordinator in Smithtown, New York


Developmental Disabilities Institute, DDI, is one of the largest providers of care to children and adults with Autism, developmental disabilities and other special needs. DDI has been a part of Long Island for over 50 years serving over 1,500 children and adults with Autism, other developmental disabilities and special needs. DDI provides innovative and expansive services to our population through various residential services, day habilitation programs and vocational services.


  • Oversee all aspects of the daily operation of day programming including but not limited to programmatic observations, ensuring functional and age appropriate programming is occurring.

  • Continually identify/analyze the individual’s interests and abilities and conduct functional assessments for the purpose of the developing, writing, implementation and monitoring of creative, person specific programming, Individual Program plans and Behavior Support plans as needed.

  • Identify programmatic trends and formulate/implement plans of corrective actions as needed.

  • Handle crisis situations according to emergency procedures and policies. Provide protective oversight and advocacy. Complete incident reports as per 624 regulations and SCIP-R reports as necessary. Conduct Administrative and other investigations as needed.

  • Demonstrate a working knowledge of DDI’s policies on the treatment of problem behavior and provide annual and as needed trainings to staff as required by DDI and OPWDD.

  • Directly supervise Program Manager and oversight of program staff. Oversee the hiring, training, supervision and evaluation of staff. Consistently manage staffing in a manner which provides fiscal integrity and appropriate safety oversight for their programs.

  • Provide hands on instruction to individual’s served as needed.

  • Oversee the facilitation of annual and semiannual meetings to ensure compliance with DDI and OPWDD regulations. Review ISP’s upon receipt to ensure accuracy of information within the plan.

  • Ensure documentation to support daily units of service and complete accurate and timely weekly billing. Ensure that monthly notes meet DDI and OPWDD standards. Ensure procedure for securing billing and related documentation.

  • Monitor program census and attendance statistics to ensure budgetary goals are met.

  • Participate in the development of new program initiatives. Participate in Peer Review, Peer IRC, internal audits and committee’s responsibilities as required or requested.

  • Ensure that parent/guardian consent for behavior support plans is obtained annually or following significant change to plan.

  • Must have the flexibility to provide supervision and oversight to programs operating after hours, if such programs are assigned, 24/7 on-call responsibilities.

  • Maintain all required annual trainings/certifications. Complete training credits per Adult Services policy.


  • Bachelor Degree in Human Services required

  • 3 years supervisory experience in OPWDD services

  • Knowledge of OPWDD Regulations

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Work Schedulemon-fri 8a-4p

Hours per Week40

DepartmentADS Adult Day Services