A group home supervisor directs, plans and supervises residents of a group home or assisted living facility. These supervisors normally manage direct care workers and assistant home managers, as well as oversee the activities and operations of the facility according to its rules, policies and regulations. Duties of group home supervisors include coordinating and leading staff meetings, overseeing resident funds, managing group home budgets and maintaining resident schedules. Overseeing employee training and ensuring their facility is up to date with all relevant laws and best practices is also crucial for this position. Group home supervisor may also be responsible for ordering and maintaining residents' medication and medical supplies as well.
The working environment of a group home supervisor is the group home or assisted living facility that they oversee, and the size of the facility may vary greatly. Group home supervisors typically work during regular business hours, and they are often required to be on call 24/7 for emergency cases. These supervisors regularly work with direct care workers, assistant home managers, a resident services director and residents.
The educational requirements for group home supervisor positions typically include a bachelor's degree in human services, health care, applied psychology or a related field. A master's degree in a related field may be beneficial as well. Group home supervisors must have effective verbal and written communication skills to work effectively with staff and residents. The ability to speak in front of a group and proven leadership abilities are also key to being a effective group home supervisor. Budgeting skills are often necessary as well, because group home supervisors often have to create and manage the facility and staff's budget.
Group Home Supervisor Tasks
Ensure quality and service standards are met, training staff and working to resolve problems.
Train, supervise, mentor, and certify staff.
Participate in meetings and support activities.
Work with prospective clients to convey expectations and waiting times.
Interact with clients and families to improve satisfaction and explain the rules.