Formerly known as the Arc of the DIstrict of Columbia Residential Support Services
My Own Place ensures that all agency staff are experienced and well trained. The Executive Director ensures that the mission is implemented and provides supervision and direction to the administration which includes:
A Qualified, Experienced and Well-Trained Staff
A Director of Operations
A Director of Program Services
A Director of Health Services
A Quality Assurance Consultant
Six Qualified Developmental Disability Professionals
Each of these positions require at a minimum a bachelors degree in a human service field of study, at least three years of previous experience working in a residential setting with persons diagnosed with mental retardation or other developmental disabilities, and previous supervisory experience
Each home has a Residence Manager, who has at least a high school education, preferably a college degree, with a minimum of one year in the field. The Residence Manager is responsible for day-to- day activities in the home including grocery shopping, meal preparation, transportation, medical appointments, and money management.
The Residence Manager hires and supervises the frontline staff, referred to as counselors. The counselors are required to have a high school diploma or GED with a minimum of one-year experience in the field. The number of counselors in each home depends on the number and level of care needs of the individuals being served. This ranges from 24 hour supervision with a one to two staff ratio in the Intermediate Care Facilities, to a minimum of ten hours of drop-in supervision per week in the Semi-Independent Apartments.