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Job Posting – Health Services Manager---Full-Time

Variety the Children’s Charity of St. Louis (Variety) empowers children with physical and developmental disabilities to engage in their world as fully as possible. Variety is seeking a team member to manage the medical equipment program. The successful candidate will be passionate about the Variety mission of making the impossible possible; helping build a world where children’s abilities are redefined, and possibilities are reimagined.

The successful candidate will be responsible for implementing all operational aspects of the medical equipment program, from initial request to final allocation of equipment and gathering of outcomes data. In addition, this role will also be responsible for the oversight and management of staff implementing the Variety therapy program.

Primary Responsibilities

Variety Medical Equipment Program

  • Operational implementation:
    • Process all applications for medical equipment for children with disabilities.
    • Interface with physicians, therapists and families to determine each child’s needs.
    • Negotiate with medical equipment vendors to obtain the best price for individual child’s equipment requirements.
    • Order equipment and interface with vendors to assure payment from Variety to vendors.
    • Follow up with each family to assure proper equipment delivery, fit and operation.
    • Maintain appropriate records for all cases.
    • Manage medical equipment budget, including therapeutic bike program.
    • Interact with review committee regarding any special case decisions.
    • Research and consider new medical equipment as technology and funding become available.
  • Manage therapeutic bike process of Bikes for Kids program:
    • Seek out and maintain list of potential therapeutic bike recipients, establishing eligibility and arranging for bike fitting.
    • Active participant and planner for Bikes for Kids event.
  • Interface with programs team leadership to assist families with equipment referrals and for family awareness of all Variety programs.
  • Interface with communication team to arrange interviews and appearances of Variety children and families.
    • Manage the appearance of Variety children who receive medical equipment at all special events/promotions.
  • On-site responsibilities and attendance for all Variety special events/programs.
  • Actively manage Emerson Resource Center resource list; ensuring current resources are up to date, researching and adding new resources
  • Continue to build volume of Variety equipment recipients by seeking out new families through the active cultivation of the PediaPals program.

Program Evaluation and Data Analytics

  • Maintain database, in conjunction with Data Systems Manager, of equipment program participants.
  • Implement procedures for assessing program outcomes, reporting results to Variety leadership.

Management of staff responsible for Variety Therapy Program

  • Oversight of operational details, including budget oversight
  • Assist in the development of growth strategies
  • Develop staff to advance potential

A successful candidate will have/be:

  • Bachelor’s Degree, with a strong preference for a therapeutic discipline or assistive technology-based degree
  • 3-5 years of experience in therapy or assistive technology
  • Staff management experience
  • Employment history that includes working with children, ideally working with kids with special needs
  • Microsoft Office proficient
  • Excellent organization skills
  • Problem solver with a focus on solutions
  • Flexible and able to respond quickly and appropriately in changing or stressful situations
  • Ability to prioritize and manage multiple tasks and a variety of demands
  • Self-starter with ability to follow through on project tasks
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Comfortable with scenario planning
  • Comfortable interacting, communicating, and building relationships with a broad range of people from program participants, parents, staff, and vendors
  • Positive attitude and team player
  • High energy and a passion for Variety’s mission

This role is full-time, working 40 hours per week. Compensation will be contingent on experience.

Please submit a resume and cover letter to Susan Schuh, Chief Program Officer, at Susan@VarietySTL.org 

Per Variety's policy, we require employees to be vaccinated against COVID-19 as a condition of employment, subject to accommodation. If you are hired, we will require that you prove that you have received the COVID-19 vaccine or have a valid medical or religious reason not to be vaccinated. 

Variety the Children’s Charity of St. Louis is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. Variety welcomes difference in the form of gender, race, ethnicity, disability, geography, socioeconomic status, age, politics, religion, philosophy, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression and veteran status.  All applicants who share this goal are encouraged to apply.

Job Posting – Program Team Specialist---Full-Time

Variety the Children’s Charity of St. Louis (Variety) empowers children with physical and developmental disabilities to engage in their world as fully as possible. Variety is seeking a team member to support both the recreation team (implements Variety recreational programs) as well as the health services team (facilitates funding support for medical equipment and therapy). The successful candidate will be passionate about the Variety mission of making the impossible possible; helping build a world where children’s abilities are redefined, and possibilities are reimagined.

The successful candidate will support Variety summer and winter camp and other various recreational programs, as well as provide operational support to the equipment and therapy programs.

Primary responsibilities include:

Under guidance of Recreation Team leadership:

  • Plan and execute summer and winter camp sessions including:
  • Coordination of camp venues, supplies and other logistics
  • Development of camp activities and daily and weekly schedules
  • Varying supervision/oversight of camp operations, including camp staff
  • Management support of camp payroll and HR functions
     
  • Organize and eventually lead, with varying degrees of responsibility, other various Variety recreation programs throughout the year.
     
  • Support the operations of both the medical equipment and therapy programs including:
  • Billing/data processing
  • Management of the outcomes survey process
  • Communication with Variety families for equipment/therapy enrollment
  • Exploration of new equipment/therapy offerings

A successful candidate will have/be:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in recreation, education, social work, therapy or related field; degree in special education preferred
  • 1-2 years of experience in recreational programming
  • Employment history that includes working with children, ideally working with kids with special needs
  • Microsoft Office proficient
  • Excellent organization skills
  • Problem solver with a focus on solutions
  • Flexible and able to respond quickly and appropriately in changing or stressful situations
  • Ability to prioritize and manage multiple tasks and a variety of demands
  • Self-starter with ability to follow through on project tasks
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Comfortable with scenario planning
  • Comfortable interacting, communicating and building relationships with a broad range of people from program participants, parents, staff and vendors
  • Positive attitude and team player
  • High energy and a passion for Variety’s mission

This role is full-time, working 40 hours per week. Compensation will be contingent on experience.   

Please submit a resume and cover letter to Robin Diehl, Senior Program Manager, at Robin@VarietySTL.org 

Per Variety's policy, we require employees to be vaccinated against COVID-19 as a condition of employment, subject to accommodation. If you are hired, we will require that you prove that you have received the COVID-19 vaccine or have a valid medical or religious reason not to be vaccinated. 

Variety the Children’s Charity of St. Louis is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. Variety welcomes difference in the form of gender, race, ethnicity, disability, geography, socioeconomic status, age, politics, religion, philosophy, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression and veteran status.

All applicants who share this goal are encouraged to apply.