Under supervision of the Senior Director of Quality Improvement, the Compliance Specialist is responsible for
navigating complex transitional housing regulations to developed and implement related compliance actions and
strategies. This position will ensure that Acacia Network Housing remains up-to-date on all regulatory and
licensing requirements in accordance with company, state, and federal regulations which including the
development, implementation, and enforcement of policies and procedures that keep a division’s services,
processes, and physical sites operating in a safe, legal and ethical manner.
The compliance specialist is also responsible for incident and risk management, investigations of suspected
violations of compliance, recommend areas for improvement related to compliance, and development of roadmaps
for remediation. The compliance specialist will be liaisons between operations and the quality assurance team to
procure appropriate documentation and review the scope of any proposed audits. This position requires a highly
organized, self-motivated team player with excellent communication, analytical, writing and training skills, who
is knowledgeable of DHS, HPD, HRA, and OTDA regulations.
KEY ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:
Conducts routine walk through of each Acacia Network Housing facilities to ensure the
environment of care is operating in accordance with New York State’s Office of
Temporary Disability Assistance Part 900 and Part 491 regulations.
Collaborate with program leads and site leads to proactively ensure sustainable
compliance infrastructure as well as develop corrective action plans, where necessary.
This position requires partnering with legal, operations and clinical teams on proposed
actions, and coordinating across multiple teams using technology to implement processes
and policies to effectuate those actions.
Develop trainings, resources guides, checklists and other audit-readiness job-aids
Perform qualitative and quantitative audits to ensure compliance with government
regulations and agency policies and procedures.
Perform a variety of risk and incident management, including analysis projects in order to
support the division
Ensure Acacia Network Housing is in compliance with all relevant regulations and current
standards of compliance.
Regularly audit company procedures, practices, and documents to identify possible
weaknesses or risk.
Collaborate on the annual Risk Management Plan for both divisions and participate in the
Risk Management Committee meetings.
Make recommendations and develop tools to support program improvement related to
Track progress on implementations of recommendations
Coordinate with QI team, program staff and senior leadership
Present on findings and developments of projects, initiatives and improvement plans.
Participate in the development and implementation of compliance policies.
Assist in the development and facilitation of compliance related trainings
Ensure all employees are educated on the latest regulations and processes.
Represent the department and agency in internal and external meetings as needed
Other related clerical and administrative duties as assigned
Masters in Social Work, Public Administration, or other Human Services Field preferred
BA in related field required
Minimum of 2 years of experience working in the homeless services field
Project Management experience is preferred
Knowledge of DHS, OTDA, HPD, HRA regulations is required
Experience conducting audits and internal investigations is required
Proven track record of success in audits, chart reviews, and incident management.
Ability to synthesize data into comprehensive reports
Excellent writing, assessment, planning and analytical skills
Ability to facilitate trainings
Knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite
Strong interpersonal and verbal communication skills, ability to engage staff at all levels;
collaborative team player.
Ability to work with a strong team of professionals in a culturally diverse environment.
Ability to multitask and to work and function under pressure.
*Acacia Network is an equal opportunity employer*