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Melwood Veterans Services Arlington, VA


Melwood Veterans Services
Arlington, VA
Expired: September 25, 2023 Applications are no longer accepted.
  • Full-Time



Melwood's Vision: A world where people with disabilities are fullyincluded.

Melwood's Mission: Melwood Advocates for and empowers individuals of disabilities.
to transform their own lives through unique opportunities to work and play in thecommunity.


Under the direction of the Program Director, the Lead Program Specialist provides education, training, and support services for individuals in Melwood Virginia's Day Support Program(s). Programming focuses on areas such as skill development, recreation, vocational exploration and career preparedness. Program responsibilities include development and management of individual support plans based on person-centered planning, oversight of program documentation guidelines, and delivery of daily program needs which includes preparing and facilitating daily lessons and activities.

The Lead Program Specialist is also responsible for developing community connections and scheduling opportunities with these entities into the daily schedule. The Lead Program Specialist will act as a lead to other Program Specialists and assist the Program Director and Program Manager in completing duties as assigned that are essential to the successful operation of the program.


  1. Provide direct support services to individuals with disabilities including coordination, development, and implementation of individual service plans based on person-centered planning principles.

  1. Provide monthly documentation of services in a timely manner consistent with regulatory and program guidelines.

  1. Ensure quality on monthly documentation of services and enable submission in a timely manner that is consistent with regulatory and program guidelines.

  1. Develop and implement educational lessons, activities, and trainings that focus on skill development, career readiness, recreation, and on-going education.

  1. Develop community relationships and schedule opportunities with these entities into the daily schedule.

  1. Lead community integration activities, which could include driving participants to designated sites in the local area.
  2. Maintain all Melwood Virginia Day Support Services' county, state, and federal regulations for human services providers including supervision ratios, mandatory documentation guidelines, and promoting a safe, ethical, and professional environment.

  1. The Lead Program Specialist is expected to serve as a role model and mentor to individuals in the Program Specialist position.
  2. Other duties as assigned that are essential to the daily operations of the program (examples include, but are not limited to, leadership on audits, special events, daily communications, and schedule coverage).




The Program Manager, Melwood Virginia Day Support Services reports directly to the Program Manager, Melwood Virginia Day Support Services..


The incumbent must be able to stand/walk 80%, drive 10% and sit 10% of the work time. He/she must be able to lift/carry up to 50 lbs. Must be able to stoop, kneel, crouch, crawl, and reach and must possess hand and finger dexterity. Must be able to effectively communicate with employees, supervisors and management. Must possess good hearing and vision as driving is a requirement.


Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university in a field related to Melwood Virginia Day Support Services Program with a preferred addition of two years' experience in education, vocational rehabilitation, job coaching, or recreational therapy or working with individuals with disabilities.

Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities

The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor's legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)


Melwood Veterans Services

Arlington, VA
22202 USA



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