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Fayetteville, North Carolina Autism Society of North Carolina

The Program Director provides administrative oversight of Licensed Day Program services in accordance with all applicable regulations. This oversight includes the implementation of sound financial management practices; the hiring, training and supervision of program staff; and the management of daily operations of the program.


The Autism Society of North Carolina (ASNC) improves the lives of individuals with autism, supports their families, and educates communities.


We respect and value the uniqueness of all individuals with autism; when provided the opportunity, each person can make a unique contribution to their family, community, and society. For almost 50 years, we have improved the lives of individuals with autism, supported their families, and educated communities across North Carolina. We are currently recruiting for a Day Program Director for the Fayetteville area.



Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Works collaboratively with all regional services and Autism Services Coordinators in the development and enforcement of policies and procedures necessary for the effective management and operation of programming within the requirements of federal, state, and local rules and regulations
  • Participates in the development of the regional program budget, and ensures adherence to budget guidelines for programs throughout the fiscal year.
  • Coordinates onboarding, training and ongoing professional development opportunities for supervisory staff of the licensed program. Evaluates programmatic needs to determine and implement effective educational activities for staff.
  • Collaborates with Regional Director, Senior Program Director, and regional staff to develop and revise training materials to address needs.
  • Delivers presentations to internal and external stakeholders as needed to educate and inform.
  • Coordinates with the Human Resources regarding employment, employee performance management, hiring and terminations, and any other matter related to Human Resources
  • Coordinates with Accounting regarding the authorization, scheduling and billing of services.
  • Coordinates with Quality Management Department to ensure compliance with all internal and external policy and active engagement in Quality Assurance and Quality Improvement initiatives.
  • Provides training and support to new and incoming Autism Services Coordinators and Associate Autism Services Coordinators working in the program.
  • Provides guidance in the development and implementation of program components, ensuring use of evidenced based practices in the implementation of the programs activities.
  • Establishes effective communication practices to ensure families/individuals receiving services receive all necessary information related to service provision and program operations and activities.
  • Creates and maintains staffing schedules according to parameters set within the annual budget, ensuring that staffing meets the needs of the individuals within the program while adhering to all regulations set forth by the Department of Labor, Medicaid, Innovations Waiver, MCO contracts and all other regulatory entities and relevant policies.
  • Provides oversight of documentation of services to ensure compliance, accuracy, and quality, including, but not limited to, daily grids, behavioral data sheets, and incident reports.
  • Maintains documentation of supervision of staff, contact with family/guardians/ LRPs, Care Coordinator, DHSR, and other entities.
  • Addresses minor maintenance and upkeep issues, and coordinates with Property Director for all needs that require skilled labor.
  • Schedules, implements and keeps record of disaster and fire drills and ensures that all staff comply with emergency and crisis plans and procedures
  • Provides all elements of the direct coordination of services for individuals within the program for cases and/or oversight to services coordinated by qualified professional staff.
  • Contributes to the mission of the Autism Society of NC by providing support and promoting opportunities which enhance the lives of individuals within Autism Spectrum and their families.
  • Ensures services are provided with a commitment to CQLs basic assurances of health and safety and works to meet the personal outcomes of individuals we support.


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


Must possess a valid NC Drivers license, a safe driving record and an acceptable level of automobile liability insurance. If drivers license is from outside North Carolina, must obtain a NC license within 60 days of establishing permanent residence.


Must have a criminal background check which reveals no health and safety risk to service participants


Education Requirements

Qualified Professional [reference NC statute] with a minimum of 5 years of experience in providing services for individuals with I/DD, with progressive management/supervisory experience and a minimum of 3 years of supervisory experience

Supervisory Responsibilities

Oversight of operations within a licensed facility. Supervises supervisory staff.