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New Directions Georgia, Inc.

Mission: New Directions provides support for adults with Autism Spectrum Disorder, who need assistance with activities of daily living in a safe, caring, stimulating and enjoyable environment which maximizes their potential.

For more information Call 678-926-3598

Providing support for adults with Autism Spectrum Disorder, who need assistance with activities of daily living, caring, stimulating and enjoyable environment which maximizes their potential. For more Info call  678-926-3598

Our Focus

Developmental Disabilities Director

Job Description:

Developmental Disabilities Director

Duties of the Agency (DD) Director

  • Oversees and supports the training, retention and improvement in the area of self-help, socialization, adaptive and job skills for each individual attending New Directions Georgia.

  • Oversees and supports the training, retraining or improving access to and use of community resources by individuals attending New Directions Georgia.

  • Supports the behavioral support plans of individuals attending New Directions Georgia to reduce inappropriate and/or maladaptive behaviors and to acquire alternative adaptive skills and behaviors

  • Supervises the active support and direct assistance to insure each individual’s participation in the daily activities through increased used of social and communication skills.

  • Provides relevant and timely information to the Board of Directors.

  • Provides a safe environment for all by preventing accidents, and caring for New

    Directions Georgia’s property by insuring that the facility is safe, tidy and clean.

  • Manages the use of agency funds under the direction of the Board of Directors.

  • Manages the employment of staff and professional contracts for New Directions Georgia.

  • Provide or oversees staff training for employees of New Directions Georgia in accordance with the policies and procedures.

  • Designates the Program Coordinator to oversee the program in his or her absence.

  • Develops and updates policies for New Directions Georgia

  • Provides quarterly reports for the Board of Directors.

  • Participates in the Quality Improvement Committee.

  • Provides transportation in the New Directions van for individuals attending the center

  • Attends staff developments, regional and state meetings as required by the DBHDD.

Revised:July 2016


  • Must be at least 21 years of age as verified by a copy of driver license

  • Must have a bachelor’s degree in education, nursing, social work, psychology or related field (See attached example list of qualified fields)as verified by a copy of diploma or final transcript

  • Five years’ experience in service delivery to persons with developmental disabilities

  • Two years supervisory experience

  • Three years’ experience working with individuals having the characteristics of Autism Spectrum Disorder. All experience will be verified by New Directions Georgia.

  • Be able to prove citizenship or legal residence in the US

  • Be able to communicate effectively by listening to others, and express ideas both

    orally and in writing.

  • Be able to understand problems and make timely practical decisions.

  • Be effective in time management by initiating independent actions within prescribe limits

  • Be willing to attend staff training both before and after starting at New Directions Georgia. Including training in the HRST, SIS and ISP.

  • Be able to adapt to change when necessary to fulfill the duties of working with individuals with developmental delays.

  • Be dependable, neat in appearance and use appropriate personal hygiene. Be able to provide a clear MVR and insurance as a driver.


    New Directions Georgia will be responsible for monitoring and ensuring the Director meets his/her above assigned responsibilities utilizing the below performance indicators.

    Performance indicators of the responsibilities listed are as follows:

  • Administration Measures effectiveness in planning, organizing and efficiently

    handling activities and eliminating unnecessary activities.

  • Knowledge of Work - Consider Developmental Disabilities Director's skill level, knowledge and understanding of all phases of the job and those requiring improved skills and/or experience.

  • Communication - Measures effectiveness in listening to others, expressing ideas, both orally and in writing and providing relevant and timely information to the director, co-workers, and individuals.

  • Teamwork - Measures how well this individual gets along with fellow employees, respects the rights of other employees and shows a cooperative spirit.

  • Decision Making/Problem Solving - Measures effectiveness in understanding problems and making timely, practical decisions.

  • Human Resource Management Measures effectiveness in evaluating subordinates’ performance; strengths and development needs; providing constructive feedback, and taking appropriate and timely action with marginal or unsatisfactory performers.

  • Independent Action - Measures effectiveness in time management; initiative and independent action within prescribed limits.

  • Job Knowledge - Measures effectiveness in keeping knowledgeable of methods, techniques and skills required in own job and related functions.

  • Leadership Measures effectiveness in accomplishing work assignments through subordinates; establishing challenging goals; delegating and coordinating effectively; promoting innovation and team effort.

  • Managing Change and Improvement - Measures effectiveness in initiating changes, adapting to necessary changes from old methods when they are no longer practical, identifying new methods and generating improvement in facility's performance.

  • Customer Responsiveness - Measures responsiveness and courtesy in dealing with individuals and internal staff, Director projects a courteous manner.

  • Personal Appearance - Measures neatness and personal hygiene appropriate to position.

  • Dependability - Measures how well employee complies with instructions and performs under unusual circumstances; consider record of attendance and punctuality.

  • Safety - Measures individual's work habits and attitudes as they apply to working safely. Consider their contribution to accident prevention, safety awareness, ability to care for New Directions Georgia property and keep facility safe and tidy.

    Expectations Regarding Quality and Quantity of work:

    It is our belief that all individuals can continue learning social, adaptive, communication and work skills with the help of creative instruction. Our job as the staff and Management of New Directions Georgia is to create an environment of high

expectations and excitement for learning these skills that will result in higher levels of acceptance within the community. In order to accomplish this we are willing to work together to achieve our shared goal, continue ongoing training, Look for opportunities to make improvements, being dependable, providing excellence in service, leading effectively and responding with respect to our individuals and staff members, while being mindful of safety, confidentiality and time management.

Hours: 40 hours per week
Pay: TBD
Applications are available by contacting the presenting director or Board of Directors. I have reviewed, understand, and agree to working under this job criteria.

Signature ____________________________________ Date______________

List of Qualified Fields for Director Developmental Disabilities

  • Advanced Practice Nurse
  • Behavior Specialist Board Certified Behavior Analysis (BCBA).
  • Behavior Consultant
  • Educator
  • Human Services Professional
  • Master’s or Doctoral Degree Holders
  • Physical or Occupational Therapist
  • Physician
  • Physician’s Assistant
  • Psychologist
  • Registered Nurse 
  • Speech Pathologist or Audiologist
  • Therapeutic Recreation Specialist

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Your contribution helps to provide support for adults with Autism Spectrum Disorder, who need assistance with activities of daily living in a safe, caring, stimulating and enjoyable environment which maximizes their potential.

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