Evergreen Life Services

Home Director I Shongaloo


NCLA- Minden


Full Time

Evergreen is an equal opportunity employer.  We consider applicants for all positions without regard to race, color, religion, creed, gender, national origin, age, disability, marital status, or any other legally protected status.  


Our mission is to serve, provide for, and champion individuals with disabilities.
 Evergreen Life Services (ELS) is a charitable, non-profit organization that provides a full range of professional services to people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD). Founded in the 1950s, today we are proud to serve more than 1,100 individuals with disabilities in 8 states. 

 Working at Evergreen Life Services isn’t just a job; it’s a rewarding career.  Whether you provide direct care in our adult day care or in a group home, or you serve in a support or corporate office role, you will be an important part of the Evergreen team.
If you are looking for a place where you can make a difference, at Evergreen Life Services you will change lives.   Every employee is a valuable part of the team because, at Evergreen, everyone matters.  

Position Description: Home Director I  
FLSA Classification: Exempt
State: Louisiana
Reports To: Program Supervisor
Created: October 1, 2021
Job Summary

Responsible for all the operations of the community home under the general direction of the Program Supervisor.
Essential Job Functions
  • Directs the entire operations and programming of one (1) community home
  •  Oversees the work performance of all direct care staff
                    ○        Develop staff schedule and publish 
                    ○        Collect, assimilate, approve, and submit all appropriate documentation for payroll processing
                    ○        Complete annual performance evaluation
                    ○        Ensure that all policies, rules, and regulations are followed and establish resolution including administration of discipline,     corrections, and reinforcements as required
                    ○        Conduct staff meetings and provide training when necessary
  •  Responsible for the health and welfare of individual(s) served 
                    ○        Schedule all medical appointments
                    ○        Advocate individual(s) served rights when appropriate
                    ○        Schedule individual(s) served activities
                    ○        Ensure fire and evacuation procedures are up to date and train accordingly
                    ○        Enhance the quality of life for individual(s) served 
  • Participate in the selection, placement, and training of new staff
  •  Manages all care and maintenance of buildings and grounds for the community home
  •  Schedule and ensure vehicle maintenance is completed
  •  Responsible for the overall financial success of community home(s)
                  ○        Maintain finances within assigned budget
                  ○        Manage assigned petty cash
                  ○        Process all invoices and submit to home office promptly and on time
                  ○        Keep overtime to a minimum
                  ○        Ensure all house inventories (food, supplies, clothing) are complete and proper amounts are available as needed
                  ○        Ensure all efforts are made to maintain responsible utility, repair, and transportation expenses
  •  Ensure compliance with standards for annual survey
  •   Prepare and submit all required documents in a timely manner (i.e., program notes, invoices/bills, state required documents, payroll, individual(s) served financial information)
  •  Oversee individual(s) served finances and ensure all policies and procedures are followed in the administration of such
  • Maintain relationship with the family of each individual(s) served and work to ensure best outcome 
  • Serve as a role model for both individual(s) served and staff
  • Follow and enforce all policies and procedures of Evergreen
  • All other duties as assigned
Qualifications/Experience/Job Knowledge
  • Education: High school diploma or GED; college degree preferred
  •  CMA certification within two (2) years of being in Home Director position
  • Three (3) years of direct support experience and some supervisory experience preferred
  • Ability to communicate well both in written and oral forms
  •  Good organizational skills with an eye for detail
  • Ability to meet deadlines in a high pressure environment
  • Must be adaptable and have good decision-making skills
  •  Working knowledge of basic computer applications, with the aptitude to learn additional software and programs
 Physical Requirements

  • Constantly moves about to coordinate work
  •  Routinely works in a fast-paced environment with multiple task deadlines
  • Regularly moves and positions objects weighing up to 50 pounds 
  •  Occasionally exposed to viruses and infectious conditions
  • Constantly alert and observant during working hours
Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities or a medical condition to perform the essential functions.

Supervisory Responsibilities:

  • Will supervise a minimum of six (6) employees

Special Requirements

  • May be required to attend seminars or job-related training courses.
  •  Must have understanding, patience, and tact in dealing with individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities.
  •  Must have the ability to maintain good working relationships with Evergreen staff and with contacts from other agencies or entities.
  •  Must be able to prioritize work tasks.

Employment Variables 
Must have a good driving record that meets the minimum requirements for Evergreen and reliable transportation. Must pass a drug screen and criminal background check. Must be able to work evenings, weekends, and holidays when required.
Working Environment

May be required to work in a variety of settings and environments, both indoors and outdoors.

If you are hired, we will require you to prove that you have received the COVID-19 vaccine and are fully vaccinated, or you have a valid religious or medical reason not to be vaccinated.

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