Candidates MUST submit a cover letter in order to be considered for this position.
Little Leaves Behavioral Services is now recruiting an office manager for our new Little Buds center in Germantown, MD, to start in January 2020.
Little Leaves Behavioral Services
Little Leaves Behavioral Services provides high quality, critical early intervention programs designed to nurture the growth and development of young children with social, behavior, and/or language challenges. Little Leaves provides a range of in-home, at-school, and clinic-based ABA services for children with developmental delays, especially Autism Spectrum Disorders in Northern VA, the DC metro area, and the Baltimore metro area.
Little Buds Program
The Little Buds Program is a center-based ABA program for young children with an Autism Spectrum Disorder run in a preschool-like setting. The Little Buds Program runs Monday through Friday from 8:30 am – 5 pm. During the day, children have the opportunity to participate in individual therapy time, small group activities with peers, and activities of daily living. While many clients are at Little Buds for the full day, an individualized schedule is developed for each child based on his/her therapeutic needs. The Little Buds Program currently has centers in Silver Spring, MD; Reston, VA; and White Marsh, MD.
Office Manager Role
The Office Manager will help facilitate the day-to-day administration of programs within the Little Leaves center. The Office Manager will serve as a first point of contact to welcome clients and staff to the center, and will ensure that they have what they need. The Office Manager will also manage the facility, files, supplies and vendors to ensure smooth operations of the center. The ideal candidate will understand that this position plays an important role in helping families of children with special needs obtain the high-quality services their children deserve. The candidate will bring the same tenacity and attention to detail as we bring to treating the children.
- Coordinate overall administrative activities for the center
- Manage client and office files including various database and spreadsheet files
- Provide administrative support to the Center Director
- Work independently and within a team on special and ongoing projects
- Supervise the maintenance of office equipment, including copier, fax machine, etc.
- Liaison with vendors, order center supplies and maintain supply cabinets
- Act as a project manager for special projects, at the request of the Center Director
- Serve as an on-site Certified Medication Technician (training provided), and be trained in First Aid/CPR.
- Arrange meetings and take meeting minutes as appropriate
- Generate general correspondences including weekly e-mails and newsletters to client families
- Maintain client and staff attendance records
- Ensure compliance with local requirements to include fire and emergency drills
- Ensure center is clean, safe, presentable, and appropriately set-up at all time
- Manage the reception area to ensure effective telephone and mail communications both internally and externally, responding to requests from families, staff and professionals
- Open and close the center daily and assist with client drop-off and pick-up
- Other duties as assigned
- Must be able to interact and communicate with individuals at all levels of the organization and with clients and their families
- Must have high level of interpersonal skills in order to interact with clients daily, and to handle sensitive and confidential situations. Position continually requires demonstrated poise, tact and diplomacy
- Must have knowledge of a variety of computer software applications in word processing, and spreadsheets (MSWord and Excel)
- Must be able to work in a fast-paced environment with demonstrated ability to juggle multiple competing tasks and demands
- Strong attention to detail
- Track record of reliability and punctuality
- Experience as an Office Manager or Administrative Assistant role in a medical or education setting preferred
- Understanding and appreciation for children with special learning needs
- Record of success in previous positions as evidenced by excellent references
Compensation and Benefits
- Highly competitive compensation, commensurate with experience
- Generous benefits, including health, dental, vision, retirement, paid time off, life and disability insurance
We are a professional organization with a powerful social objective: to become a national leader in programs for children with autism and unique learning needs. Little Leaves is part of Catapult Learning. For more information, please visit www.littleleaves.org.
Little Leaves and Catapult Learning are Equal Opportunity Employers