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Overnight Safe House Case Worker

Date Posted: May 28, 2020

Employer: Women Aware

Job Description: This job description is a broad outline of the responsibilities and duties of the Overnight Case Worker and will be amended, as needed, to meet the program priorities of Women Aware, Inc. and their ensuing work requirements.  It should not be construed as a contract, and does not create a contract of employment.  Employment with the Agency is at-will.

Reports to: Coordinator of Residential Services

Qualifications:               

  • Bachelor’s degree required
  • DV and case management experience preferred
  • Excellent crisis intervention and case management skills
  • Bilingual Spanish preferred
  • Full time

General Responsibilities: In collaboration with the Coordinator of Residential Services, carries the responsibility for providing case management services to residential victims of domestic violence.  This includes, but is not limited to, the following:

  • Provide a safe, non-judgmental, and empowering environment to clients and staff.
  • Provide individual case management and crisis intervention, services in accordance with accepted standards of care and ethics of the profession.

Specific Duties:

  • Provide the following direct services:  Answer the 24-hour domestic violence hotline and properly provide crisis counseling, information/referrals, and shelter screening.  Responsible for orienting residents to communal living residential facility. Provide ongoing information and advocacy to assigned clients during their stay.  Support residents in achieving their goals in accordance with program guidelines and Agency policy.  Provide client transportation on an as-needed basis.
  • Documentation: maintain case records for clients according to Agency documentation policy/procedure, document hotline calls, intakes, discharges, incidents, assessments, complete safety and goal plans with clients, and maintain other records as needed.
  • Documentation of the CACFP program’s Child Menu Binder and Daily Attendance Records. 
  • Maintain and submit daily timely and accurately statistics.
  • Assist with the preparation of monthly and quarterly reports/statistics including CACFP program, DV Core Service Stats, services provided and hotline log
  • Provide coverage for coworkers as needed.  May be required to stay and cover the following shift in case of emergency, inclement weather, if next shift relief does not report to work, or if unable to find coverage.  May be required to work other shifts and weekends as needed and directed by Coordinator of Residential Services.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Please submit resume to admin@womenaware.net

 

Financial Support Analyst

Date Posted: May 27, 2020

Employer: Women Aware

Job Description: This job description is a broad outline of the responsibilities and duties of the Housing Compliance and Financial Support Analyst and will be amended, as needed, to meet the program priorities of Women Aware, Inc. and their ensuing work requirements.  It should not be construed as a contract and does not create a contract of employment.  Employment with the Agency is at-will.

Reports to: Chief Operating Officer

Qualifications:   

  • BA/BS in Accounting/or Equivalent Experience
  • Minimum 2 years of relevant experience
  • Advanced Excel, Word skills, and QuickBooks experience
  • Ability to multi-task in a fast-paced environment
  • Ability to work independently and in a team environment

General Responsibilities:

  • Performs functions associated with the processing of the Organization’s payroll and maintenance of the Organization’s timekeeping system.
  • Reconciles the accounting system to ancillary systems and third party records.
  • Serves as liaison between Women Aware and its accountants.
  • Supports the Housing program by performing Housing administration and compliance functions surrounding client rent and utility assistance programs.
  • Works with finance, program, and development staff to ensure coordinated efforts to facilitate accurate, timely, efficient and transparent processes over all financial functions.
  • Perform basic accounting functions including managing bill payment; accounts payable and accounts receivable transactions.

Specific Duties:

  • Ensures the completeness, approval and timeliness of employee time sheets via the review of data recorded in the Organization’s time reporting system.
  • Prepares payroll for processing via entry of time sheet data into a vendor online payroll application.
  • Maintains schedules and support for ensuring the accuracy of employee payroll deductions for health benefits, retirement plan contributions and other miscellaneous employee deductions.
  • Codes all bills and deposits in accordance with the Organization’s cost allocation methodology.
  • Maintains documentation and ensures compliance for client rental and utility assistance programs.
  • Performs accounts receivable and accounts payable functions in the accounting system.
  • Pays bills based upon approved vouchers and records transactions in the accounting system.
  • Reconciles various systems and reports to the accounting system via Excel spreadsheets.  This includes reconciling the accounting system to the Organization’s donor system, the vendor retirement plan system, and payroll system.
  • Maintains documentation as required for audit.
  • Assists with the compilation and monitoring of grant budgets.
  • Assists with allocation of costs to programs and funding sources.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Please submit cover letter and resume to admin@womenaware.net

Clinical Director

Date Posted: May 27, 2020

Employer: Voyage Health

Location/Hours: Brooklyn, NY; Full Time

Job Overview: Our mission is to provide high quality addiction recovery services to those struggling with the disease of addiction and those affected by it.  BMMG Health Company will be the premier provider of quality addiction recovery services and will improve the total well-being of individuals and families through investment in our employees, clients, and communities. We are looking for a leader that wants to join our fight against the opioid crisis and make a difference in our community.  Our ideal candidate will be a high energy leader who enjoys working in a dynamic entrepreneurial environment. The clinical director should be a great team player that is committed to inspiring our clinical and administrative team to provide the highest quality of care for our patients.

Job Description: Oversees the clinical functions of the facility, including: clinical management, clinical policies and procedures, medical records, patient care information systems, quality management, staff credentialing, and billing operations.

Requirements:

  • Minimum of master’s degree in human service field (i.e. social work, counseling, psychology)
  • Approval to supervise clinical staff
  • Licensed Addiction Counselor (LAC)
  • Clinical License to practice Independently
  • 5-10 years of experience managing/supervising in a behavioral healthcare treatment setting
  • 10 years of experience working with substance use/mental health disorders.
  • Thorough knowledge of management principles, clinical systems and operations and supervision, billing and collections, quality assurance, and regulatory/accreditation agency requirements.

Duties:

  • Oversees clinical admission, including admission assessment and preliminary treatment planning.
  • Intervenes as needed, clinically with clients in situations such as:  Crisis, crisis intervention, AMA risk, and special needs.
  • Oversee the timely completion of psychosocial assessments, clinical admission notes, and master treatment plans for new admissions.
  • Provides and is familiar with information necessary to facilitate third party reimbursement and billing.
  • Provides clinical and administrative supervision to direct reports.
  • Facilitates weekly treatment planning meeting, group clinical supervision meeting, and counselor/program staff meeting.
  • Facilitate and development of communication to ensure efficient interdepartmental communication.
  • Reviews client records for quality of treatment documentation and planning.
  • Reviews staff communication and shift logs for treatment implications.
  • Coordinates with other team members to monitor and ensure compliance with State licensing and regulatory standards.
  • Provides and facilitates quality assessment and improvement training, and staff development for direct reports.
  • Develops, coordinates, and maintains clinical program policies and procedures, and modifies as necessary overall program parameters.
  • Participates in quality assurance and utilization review.
  • Preparation and presentation of performance evaluations.
  • Provides objective, useful and timely feedback to employees.
  • Makes appropriate compensation determinations, if applicable.
  • Provides appropriate training for staff and hold staff accountable for attending required training.
  • Holds interviews for vacant positions and makes appropriate selections of candidates to fill open positions.
  • Monitors adherence to company and department policies, procedures and practices.
  • Creates and supports a positive, professional, team-oriented, harassment free work environment by understanding and complying with the company’s policies and practicing exceptional communication and organizational skills.

Interested individuals may apply by forwarding their most recent resume and cover letter to steve@ascensionrs.com. This position will remain posted until filled.

Department/Agency Director of Community Resources

Date Posted: May 20, 2020

Employer: Mecklenburg County Government

Location: Charlotte, NC

Job Description: Mecklenburg County is seeking an experienced strategic leader for the position of Department/Agency Director of Community Resources, a department within the Consolidated Health and Human Services (HHS) organization.The Department/Agency Director of Community Resources is responsible for the oversight of 5 Community Resources Centers (CRC) throughout Mecklenburg County with the overall purpose of directing the vision and operations of the Community Resources department and will report to the Assistant County Manager.

The position has overall management of the internal day-to-day operations of the Community Resource Department , as well as the leadership in assigned organizational change initiatives. Directly supervises the Community Resource Centers, Child Support Enforcement Division, Unified Workforce Development Program, Consolidated HHS Mail Services Center and other staff as assigned. Further, this position ensures effective, efficient and fiscally responsible operations which are compliant with county, state and federal policies, regulations, and statutes. The candidate will represent Mecklenburg County in national, state, and local initiatives and projects while setting agency priorities and objectives along with County Leadership.

The successful candidate for the Department/Agency Director for Community Resources will have a robust passion for people and community. The incumbent should have the ability to inspire staff to achieve unexpected and remarkable results because of their commitment to building a sustainable, independent, and progressive community within Mecklenburg County.

The Department/Agency Community Resources Director candidate will embody the below attributes:

  • Achieve the goals and objectives of the
  • Collaborative and strategic leadership skills: Have a passion for service, and a deep commitment to the mission of the Community Resources department and Consolidated Health and Human Services (HHS)
  • Embrace a broad community-based approach focused on outcomes, quality and impact
  • Embrace a collective impact philosophy
  • Experience managing risk and a proven track record leading and managing change throughout a department.
  • General knowledge of all aspects of Health and Human Services.
  • Integration focused with a commitment to developing generative solutions.
  • Leader and staff developer with experience leading a culture initiative that aligns with the department’s
  • Maintain a holistic service delivery focus through the lens of the social determinants of health
  • Nurturing positive working relationships with public officials, community partners, customers, local and state government agencies and decision-makers.
  • Resourceful, finding innovative ways to overcome obstacles.
  • Systems thinker with the understanding of how technology, people, and processes work together.
  • Understands crisis management.
  • Visionary – You can envision programs to develop the community by seeing beyond the obvious and being generative, original, and specific in your approach.
     

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

  • Directs the department or agency, including its assets and resources (annual budget exceeding $15M and with over 180 FTEs).
  • Serves as a cabinet member on the Executive Leadership Team
  • Makes recommendations to the Board of County Commissioners and the County Manager.
  • Develops and implements strategic initiatives.
  • Sets the tone, climate and vision for the department or agency.
  • Ensures compliance with statutory responsibilities and directives.
  • Reviews reports submitted by staff members to recommend approval or to suggest changes.
  • Delivers speeches, writes articles, or presents information at meetings or conventions to promote services, exchange ideas, or accomplish objectives.
  • Interprets and explains policies, rules, regulations, or laws to organizations, government or corporate officials, or individuals.
  • Prepares or presents reports concerning activities, expenses, budgets, government statutes or rulings, or other items affecting businesses or program services.
  • Serves as liaisons between organizations, shareholders, and outside organizations.
  • Establishes departmental responsibilities and coordinates functions among divisions and worksites.
  • Provides a broad community based approached focused on outcomes

Requirements

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

Experience: Six years of progressively responsible management experience directly related to the area assigned.

Education: Bachelor's Degree in a related field. Masters Degree in a related field preferred.       

Equivalent Experience for Education Accepted? Yes 

Licenses and Certifications: Valid NC or SC driver’s license and the ability to obtain and maintain a County Operator Permit.
 

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES

Knowledge of: 

  • Business and management principles involved in strategic planning, resource allocation, human resources modeling, leadership technique, production methods, and coordination of people and resources.
  • Principles and processes for providing customer services. This includes customer needs assessment, meeting quality standards for services, and evaluation of customer satisfaction.
  • The structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.
  • Laws, legal codes, court procedures, precedents, government regulations, and agency rules, and the political climate.
  • Expertise in area of assignment.

Skilled in:

  • Considering the relative costs and benefits of potential actions to choose the most appropriate one.
  • Identifying complex problems and reviewing related information to develop and evaluate options and implement solutions.
  • Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.
  • Talking to others to convey information effectively.
  • Adjusting actions in relation to others' actions. 

Abilities:

  • Building Strategic Work Relationships – Developing and using collaborative relationships to facilitate the accomplishment of work goals.
  • Aligning Performance for Success – Focusing and guiding others in accomplishing work objectives.
  • Strategic Decision Making – Obtaining information and identifying key issues and relationships relevant to achieving a long-range goal or vision; committing to a course of action to accomplish a long-range goal or vision after developing alternatives based on logical assumptions, facts, available resources, constraints, and organizational values.
  • Formal Presentation – Presenting ideas effectively to individuals or groups when given time to prepare; delivering presentations suited to the characteristics and needs of the audience.
  • Leading through Vision and Values – Keeping the organization’s vision and values at the forefront of associate decision making and action.

WORK ENVIRONMENT

Moderate noise is typical for the work environment for this job.

REASONABLE ACCOMMODATIONS STATEMENT

To accomplish this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform, with or without reasonable accommodation, each essential function satisfactorily. Reasonable accommodations may be made to help enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Director of Social Services

Date Posted: May 20, 2020

Employer: Mecklenburg County

Location: Charlotte, NC

Job Description: Mecklenburg County is seeking an experienced strategic leader to guide the department and enhance service delivery as we focus on following strategic goals:

  • Stabilization: strengthen and stabilize families through timely and efficient delivery of programs and services,
  • Recruitment & Retention: develop a competent, engaged and highly productive workforce,
  • Collaboration: develop intentional external partnerships that will aid in the delivery of holistic services to our customers.

The DSS Director is responsible for directing the overall vision and operations of the department and will report to executive management in the County Manager’s Office. The Director works closely with the public, partnering organizations, elected officials, commission members, adjunct staff, the press, government and municipal staff.

The DSS Director might be for you if:

  • You possess collaborative and strategic leadership skills, have a passion for service, and a deep commitment to the mission of the Consolidated Health and Human Services (HHS) Agency.
  • You have experience leading a culture initiative that aligns with the department’s vision.
  • You can develop short- and long-term strategies to achieve the goals and objectives of the department.
  • You have experience managing risk and a proven track record of implementing innovative solutions.
  • You possess vast knowledge of human services policies and regulations
  • You like nurturing positive working relationships with public officials, community partners, customers, local and state government agencies and decision-makers.

Current Staff and Partners envision a DSS leader with the below attributes:

  • An ability to work in an environment that fosters support, creativity, and innovation
  • A capability to maximize services and outcomes with an astute business acumen
  • A transformational leader who flourishes under pressure and is guided by respect and trust
  • A leader who understands and appreciates that employees are vital assets to the business
  • An aptitude to build trust and work through change with experience and diplomacy
  • A leader who is committed to service integration and process improvement
  • An ability to have high levels of effective communication easily translated to all levels of staff
  • A leader who enjoy working transparently to ensure employees are informed and feel included
  • An ability to demonstrate Strong advocacy for Human and Health Services
  • A visionary who promotes collaboration

Requirements

EDUCATION

(Minimum Qualifications):

  • Master’s Degree in a related field.
  • 8 years of progressively responsible management experience in human services.

(Preferred Qualifications):

  • Executive level experience in human services/ government agency.

KNOWLEDGE OF:  

  • Business and management principles involved in strategic planning, resource allocation, human resources modeling, leadership technique, production methods, and coordination of people and resources.
  • Principles and processes for providing customer services. This includes customer needs assessment,meeting quality standards for services, and evaluation of customer satisfaction.
  • The structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.
  • Laws, legal codes, court procedures, precedents, government regulations, and agency rules, and the political climate.
  • Expertise in area of assignment.

SKILLED IN:

  • Considering the relative costs and benefits of potential actions to choose the most appropriate one.
  • Identifying complex problems and reviewing related information to develop and evaluate options and implement solutions.
  • Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions      or approaches to problems.
  • Talking to others to convey information effectively.
  • Adjusting actions in relation to others’ actions.

Abilities

  • Building Strategic Work Relationships – Developing and using collaborative relationships to facilitate the accomplishment of work goals.
  • Aligning Performance for Success – Focusing and guiding others in accomplishing work objectives.
  • Strategic Decision Making – Obtaining information and identifying key issues and relationships relevant to achieving a long-range goal or vision; committing to a course of action to accomplish a long-range goal or vision after developing alternatives based on logical assumptions, facts, available resources, constraints, and organizational values.
  • Formal Presentation – Presenting ideas effectively to individuals or groups when given time to prepare; delivering presentations suited to the characteristics and needs of the audience. Leading through Vision and Values – Keeping the organization’s vision and values at the forefront of associate decision making and action.
  • Leading through Vision and Values – Keeping the organization’s vision and values at the forefront of associate decision making and action.

Division Director of Child Welfare Services

Date Posted: May 20, 2020

Employer: County of Santa Cruz

Location: Santa Cruz, CA

Job Description: The County of Santa Cruz is currently seeking a Division Director of Child Welfare Services to develop, administer, and evaluate Children’s Services. This exciting position is within the Human Services Department. We enjoy watching the people we serve thrive and our communities grow stronger. Our jobs are meaningful and provide us with the opportunity to offer the highest quality service to the residents of Santa Cruz County. We strive to treat all people with respect, dignity and fairness.

Serving a Diverse Community
We strengthen our community by protecting the vulnerable, promoting self-sufficiency, alleviating poverty, and improving the quality of life.

Values

  • Excellent Service
  • Compassion
  • Integrity
  • Partnerships
  • Effective Practice

If that sounds like something you would like to be a part of, apply today at: www.santacruzcountyjobs.com

Live and work in beautiful Santa Cruz County!

The County’s natural beauty spans from its coastal beaches to its redwood forests. The County also has excellent shopping throughout the local communities and features a lively downtown area in the City of Santa Cruz.

Requirements

You:

  • Have at least three years of responsible administrative or management experience
  • Have thorough knowledge of program planning, administration, coordination, and evaluation
  • Experience in Human Services
  • Can lead a dynamic team with your experience in supervising

We:

  • Offer various robust benefit plans with the County contributing generously toward the total cost of the plans
  • Contribute to your CalPERS retirement
  • Provide the opportunity to work with a dedicated team within your community!

Case Manager II (Multiple Positions)

Date Posted: May 20, 2020

Employer: Palm Beach County

Location: Palm Beach, FL

Job Description: Interviews, intakes/assesses, develops and manages service plans to address homeless individuals status/priorities.  Determines eligibility for the homeless service program; interviews/places eligible individuals into emergency/transitional housing, housing first and rapid re-housing.  Visits homeless clients in a variety of settings including home visits, outreach visits, and other professional settings; monitors progress in all programs; prepares invoices for payments to vendors; represents the Homeless Services Program at community service meetings; adheres to Housing and Urban Development (HUD)/related grant requirements and division Policies and Procedures Manuals (PPMs); maintains client records using multiple databases during all stages of services within a continuum model.

The Palm Beach County Board of County Commissioners provides an excellent benefits package, including medical, dental and life insurance as well as vacation and sick leave, tuition reimbursement and participation in the Florida Retirement System.

QUALIFICATIONS:
Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work, Sociology or Psychology; minimum of three (3) years of experience in social services or related field.  Equivalency:  Unrelated Bachelor’s Degree and four (4) years of related experience.

PREFERENCE FOR EXPERIENCE:  Working with the homeless population; assessing mental health/substance abuse clients; using MS Word/Excel.  Also desirable:  Knowledge of prioritization screening/assessment tools (must specify on application); Master’s Degree in Social Work (MSW); bilingual (Spanish/Creole).

Visit www.pbcgov.jobs for job description and to apply online.  May upload any Veteran’s Preference documentation to online application (No e-mail applications/resumes accepted).  Online Applications are accepted until filled.  EO/AA M/F/D/VDrug Free Work Place; All employees of Palm Beach County may be required to work before, during and/or after a natural or man-made disaster or hurricane.

Managing Director

Date Posted: May 20, 2020

Employer: Community Development Corporation of Long Island

Location: Centereach, NY

Job Description: Community Development Corporation of Long Island (CDCLI) is a chartered member of NeighborWorks® and is committed to making dreams of long-term economic stability come true. CDCLI invests in the housing and economic aspirations of individuals and families by providing solutions that foster and maintain vibrant, equitable, and sustainable communities.

Founded over 50 years ago, CDCLI is a regional and national leader in new growth models, community development housing and lending. It is well positioned to support individuals and communities as well as to lead on a variety of innovative initiatives.

Its deep roots in the Long Island region, its solid financial footing, complemented by the dynamic leadership at the executive and board level, allow it to be the go-to entity comprehensively addressing community development and economic stability on Long Island.

Position

The Managing Director (MD) is a unique opportunity for an outstanding executive to support the CEO and the Executive Leadership team in charting the course for new business development and new social enterprises by ensuring the standards of excellence in client needs assessment, retention, and delivery of services and products.

Reporting directly to the CEO, as a member of the Executive Leadership team, this executive team member will collaborate closely with the CEO and the Executive Leadership team on enterprise-wide strategic initiatives and empower CDCLI’s teams to optimize community impact. To support these outcomes, the MD will guide the high-performing team leads (5-7 individuals), assist them in continually strengthening and developing the capacity of each of their departments, and drive coordination amongst them. CDCLI’s key business lines fall within the following departments: Home Ownership, Home Improvement and Optimization, Real Estate Development, Rental Assistance, Resident Services and lending (CDCLI is a Community Development Financial Institution). Candidates will be considered from nonprofit, for-profit, real estate, and government professional backgrounds who have extensive experience in program development, management, operational systems, and customer experience. This individual should understand how to direct and align systems, processes, and objectives collaboratively while empowering individual initiative, accountability and leadership. 

In addition to a portfolio focus, the MD will work in partnership with the CEO and Executive Leadership team to support enterprise-wide initiatives that advance CDCLI’s vision and amplify effectiveness of the organization’s entire program and operational ecosystem. In this capacity, the MD will work in close collaboration with Operations, Finance, Marketing, and Development to ensure all functions are aligned and are set up to effectively support the objectives of CDCLI.  The MD will play an integral part in the implementation of systems that facilitate joint efforts across service teams and across the entire organization.

Responsibilities:

Organizational Collaboration

  • Facilitate cross-departmental collaboration and strengthen internal communications with staff throughout the organization.

  • Ensure consistency and coordination across all teams and seek out opportunities for cross-team collaboration.

  • Partner with the CFO and VP, Marketing and Development to ensure the effective rollout and implementation of enterprise-wide systems including a CRM to achieve client management and customer service goals as well the implementation of processes to support the effective delivery of programs and services.

Department Oversight

  • Empower department leads and ensure each department lead meets the contract compliance requirements for that department including with all laws, rules, and regulations governing contract activities

  • Advise on and in conjunction with CEO, approve department’s annual plans and budgets; evaluate and monitor program outcomes and budgets and support improvements as necessary.

  • Ensure the delivery of high-quality services.

  • Support and motivate the organization's staff including the identification of professional development opportunities; managing performance in a fair and transparent manner; build upon culture of high standards and accountability; and, recruit and hire new staff.

Strategic Vision and Leadership

  • Support effective decision-making processes on the Executive Leadership team that will enable CDCLI to achieve its long- and short-term goals and objectives.

  • Along with the CEO and members of the Executive Leadership team; identify, assess and analyze new business lines that align with CDCLI’s Sustainable Business Initiatives (SBI)

Along with other members of the Executive Leadership team, represent CDCLI as appropriate with other stakeholders, partners, and funders.

Requirements

Experience and Key Characteristics

The successful candidate will be an experienced, thoughtful, and inspiring manager with a passion for the mission of CDCLI and a track-record of successful program/business and operational leadership. This individual may have a background in nonprofit, for-profit, real estate, government and/or other related areas and will have proven experience in guiding and motivating diverse and high-performing staff to achieve ambitious goals.

Qualified candidates for the MD position will bring demonstrated experience in:

  • Experience supervising and guiding high-caliber senior professionals who oversee a wide range of business lines and large teams.

  • Executive level experience in strategic decision-making and operational management to support the CEO.  

  • Demonstrated ability to set priorities, delegate responsibilities, and allocate resources as appropriate to achieve results; a manager who knows how to build positive culture and maintain high standards.

  • Ability to adapt and lead a team confidently through complex, evolving situations.

  • Excellent interpersonal skills and the capacity to establish and sustain collaborative and productive relationships at multiple levels within the organization.

  • Experience implementing and rolling out enterprise-wide systems including CRM technology.

  • Financially astute manager who can support team leadership in building detailed budgets and work closely with finance and accounting in establishing strong controls and efficient reporting.

  • An understanding and knowledge of affordable housing required. Subject matter expertise in the following areas preferred:

    • Knowledge of financing and renovation of blighted houses to rent or sell

    • Managing multiple funding streams, e.g. governmental, business, foundations

    • Multi-family affordable housing experience (financing, community engagement, and local approvals)

    • First time homebuyer training, foreclosure prevention, and financial education

    • Sustainability/Energy efficiency program 

For more information, and to apply, visit the APHSA Career Center website.

Direct Care Workers - Hiring Direct Care Heroes for openings throughout NJ

Date Posted: May 20, 2020

Employer: The NJ Department of Children and Families

Location: Trenton, Newark, and Vineland, NJ

Job Description: The NJ Department of Children and Families is posting the following job availabilities and role descriptions as a courtesy on behalf of its contracted provider community in an effort to assist and support their search for qualified staff to enhance their COVID-19 continuation of operations response. None of these positions are within the purview of NJ DCF.

Responsibilities:

  • Orientation for the designated program
  • Direct client supervision
  • Attend all required program and treatment meetings
  • Observation and documentation of client behavior
  • Pre-vocational skills training
  • Assist clients in meeting individual goals as defined in their treatment plan
  • Teach/support clients in basic self-care
  • Maintain accurate records

Qualifications:  Graduation from an accredited college or university with a Bachelor's degree or high school graduate with 3-5 years of experience providing direct care to youth in a behavioral health agency or institutional setting.

Salary: $15 - $30 per hour

Apply: Submit a cover letter, area of interest form, and resume to: DCFORA@dcf.nj.gov

The area of interest form can be found at: https://www.nj.gov/dcf/documents/about/employment/DSP_AREA_OF_INTEREST.pdf

New Jersey is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Housing Coordinator

Date Posted: May 15, 2020

Employer: JBWS

Job Description: JBWS is a private, nonprofit agency that provides safety, support and solutions for abuse for anyone who faces the issues of intimate partner abuse regardless of severity of the abuse, marital status, income, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, religion, or ethnicity. The vision of JBWS is to create a community-wide culture that refuses to tolerate the presence of any form of intimate partner violence. More than 75 paid staff and nearly 200 volunteers work together with the help of the community to fulfill the agency mission. JBWS is an equal opportunity employer. JBWS values diversity and is committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees.

JBWS is seeking a Housing Coordinator to be part of an exciting new opportunity assisting domestic violence survivors in accessing much needed resources. Our Community Housing Assistance program supports survivors with obtaining and maintaining stable housing, aiming to mitigate the impact of the Covid crisis on their safety and stability. This position will provide strength-based, non-judgmental, client-centered services to survivors who have immediate housing needs, making both experience in housing services and skilled rapport building with clients key features of an ideal candidate. The position requires the ability to make partnerships with outside service providers as well as housing resources within Morris County.   Our ideal candidate also has proven ability to work independently, maintain clear communication with all parties, and facilitate the rapid movement of processes. This position will be a key member in creating policies, procedures, and related forms as this is a new venture within JBWS.

Qualifications:

  • BA in social work or related field, required
  • Minimum of 3 years’ experience providing case management and linkage to community resources, required.  Experience addressing housing needs, preferred
  • Bi-lingual Spanish speaking, preferred
  • Proven ability to work effectively within teams
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Candidates with 40-hour domestic violence training preferred however candidates without training must complete 40-hours of domestic violence training upon hire
  • Flexibility to work two evenings per week
  • Must be proficient in Microsoft Office Suite
  • Must possess a valid driver’s license

Submission Procedure: All candidates should submit a cover letter outlining your interest in the position and a resume, along with the job title to Employment@jbws.org.

Director of Social Services

Date Posted: May 6, 2020

Employer: Fauquier County Government

Location/Hours: Warrenton, VA; Full Time

Job Description: Fauquier County Government is seeking an enthusiastic & experienced individual to join our dynamic team.

Candidates should possess a comprehensive knowledge of current social, economic, legal, & health problems associated with program activities, public welfare policies, & the laws upon which they are based.

Candidates must have the ability to establish & maintain effective working relationships with officials, associates, community agencies & the general public.

Desired education should include any combination of education equivalent to graduation from an accredited college or university with major course work in Social Work supplemented by a Master’s degree & extensive program administration experience.

Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience and includes a comprehensive benefits package.

For complete job description & to apply, visit: jobs.fauquiercounty.gov.

Branch Chief, Disaster Services Branch

Date Posted: May 6, 2020

Employer: California Department of Social Services (CDSS)

Location/Hours: Sacramento, CA; Full Time

Job Description: The California Department of Social Services (CDSS) is seeking an experienced leader in emergency and disaster preparedness to lead the CDSS Disaster Services Branch (DSB).  This position will provide policy and tactical planning; develop and implement program goals and objectives to ensure the Department responds timely, effectively, and efficiently to emergent needs, including:  multi-department coordination; mass care and shelter planning and field operations for emergencies; repatriation missions with the U.S. Department of State; and fiscal expertise related to emergency programs including Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) reimbursements, documentation, and audits. 

This CEA position also will be responsible for overseeing the Statewide Supplemental Grant Program, Transitional Sheltering Assistance, Disaster Case Management, and the coordination, recruitment, and training for all department employees as disaster workers, including the Functional Assessment Services Teams and Volunteer Emergency Services Teams.  Successful executive leadership of these programs is critical to the success of the Department’s planning, response, and recovery efforts during major disaster events (e.g., fires, floods, power outages, pandemics) in California.

Under the general direction of the Chief Operating Officer, the Chief of the Disaster Services Branch is responsible for the development of policy for, and implementation of, federal and state disaster and emergency response and recovery programs. 

For more information, and to apply, visit the APHSA Career Center website.

Accessibility Assistant

Date Posted: April 22, 2020

Job Description: The Rutgers Access and Disability Resources Department (RADR) is looking for graduate students in the SW, CS or MIS programs for part-time on-campus positions as Accessibility Assistants. If selected, you would work on making course materials accessible (readable by screen reader programs). 

Qualifications: 

  • Graduation date of May 2021 or later
  • Undergrad degree in STEM, SW or similar
  • Attention to detail
  • Fast learner, problem solver, proactive
  • Can withstand hours of sitting at a computer manipulating text 
  • Dependable, responsible, hardworking & can work unsupervised reliably
  • Respectful, professional manner
  • Knowledge of HTML preferred

Multiple positions available. Minimum 15 hours/week required.  $18/hour.

Please fill out the Rutgers Access and Disability Resources application form for Student Workers and to upload your resume and cover letter to apply for the position as an Accessibility Assistant.

If you have any questions, please contact Cyndi Cartagena at cyndi.c.rutgers.edu

President and Chief Executive Officer

Date Posted: April 16, 2020

Employer: United Way of Connecticut

Location/Hours: Rocky Hill, CT; Full Time

Job Description: United Way of Connecticut (UWC), whose mission is to help meet the needs of Connecticut and its residents by providing information, education and connection to services, seeks a President and CEO (CEO). Every hour of every day, people in Connecticut turn to UWC for help finding  child care, supports for child development, food pantries, services to assist an aging parent, coordinated access for housing, especially for people facing homelessness, health and mental health resources, employment and income supports, utility assistance, crisis intervention and suicide prevention, help with substance use and addiction, ways to give back in their communities, and much more. The United Way of Connecticut enables hundreds of thousands of people each year to find the help they need and give help to others. UWC also serves as the United Way association for the state of Connecticut as part of the United Way Worldwide, serving the state’s local United Ways and advocating   along with them on behalf of working people who still struggle to make ends meet.  United Way of Connecticut also operates the state’s child care subsidy program for low-income working parents on behalf of the Connecticut Office of Early Childhood. 

The next leader will bring a demonstrated commitment to the mission of UWC, along with a record of programmatic vision and business savvy. They will have proven experience leading an organization or unit of comparable purpose and similar complexity. The successful candidate will have extensive experience with external relations, including forming and maintaining strategic partnerships, liaising with government agencies, managing in a complex regulatory environment, and representing an organization as its public face. Demonstrated success in building and sustaining employee engagement, participatory decision-making, and staff development are essential. 

All inquiries, nominations, and applications with resumes and cover letters may be submitted to: 

Phillip Petree, Managing Associate 
Bryce Gilfillian, Associate 
Isaacson, Miller 
263 Summer Street, 7th Floor 
Boston, MA 02210 

For more information: 
http://www.imsearch.com/7489 

United Way of Connecticut is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer 

Male/Female/Disability/Veteran 

Director of Human Services

Date Posted: April 16, 2020

Employer: Broward County, FL

Location/Hours: Broward County, FL; Full Time

Job Description: Bordering Southeast Florida's Atlantic coastline, Broward County is the seventeenth most populous county in the nation and the second largest in the State of Florida. Home to over 1.9 million people, Broward County is located between Palm Beach and Miami-Dade counties, forming the center of South Florida's largest metropolitan area in which 6.1 million people reside. Within the County's 1,224 square miles are 31 municipalities, the largest of which is the county seat, Fort Lauderdale.

The Broward County government was established under Charter in 1974 as a home rule government. The County has a strong Commission/Administrator form of government. The County has more than 6,000 employees and eight organized bargaining units. The County's overall budget is $4.8 billion with a General Fund of $1.3 billion. Broward County's Human Services Department (HSD) enhances the lives of its most vulnerable residents by delivering a comprehensive array of innovative and integrated health and human services. Services are provided by 628 highly qualified staff from five Divisions and three offices throughout Broward County supported by a total budget of $166.5 million. The Director of Human Services is responsible for the leadership and administration of programs associated with health and social services in Broward County. Broward County seeks a proven leader and public administrator with content expertise in the field of human services to run HSD.

Requirements: Requires a bachelor's degree (master's preferred) from an accredited college or university with major coursework in human services or field closely related to area of assignment; AND 11 years progressive responsible human services experience in supervisory and administrative settings or closely related experience, including six years high level supervisory and administrative experience or closely related experience. Candidates should have experience working with elected officials. Candidates from similar municipal organizations of similar complexity to Broward County are strongly encouraged to apply.

Hiring salary range: DOQ

Please apply on-line by April 24, 2020 at www.allianceRC.com. For questions, contact David McDonald at dmcdonald@alliancerc.com or Sherrill Uyeda at suyeda@alliancerc.com or (562) 901-0769. EEO/ADA.

ALL RESUMES ARE SUBJECT TO DISCLOSURE IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE FLORIDA SUNSHINE LAW

Director, Custody Health & Custody Behavioral Health Services

Date Posted: April 16, 2020

Employer: County of Santa Clara

Location/Hours: San Jose, CA; Full Time

Job Description: The County of Santa Clara, California is recruiting nationally for an experienced, innovative, progressive, and collaborative Director, Custody Health & Custody Behavioral Health Services. The position will be responsible for a dedicated team of approximately 282 staff who serve an inmate population averaging nearly 3,500 and will oversee a budget of approximately $96 million. The Director, Custody Health and Behavioral Health Services, is an Executive Leadership position reporting to the Deputy County Executive. Under general direction, the Director is responsible for the strategic and operational leadership of the County’s Custody Health and Behavioral Health Services department including the Main Jail, Elmwood and Juvenile Hall locations.

Requirements: This position requires a Master’s degree and a minimum of 10 years of recent progressive administrative and management experience providing mental health, alcohol, drug and/or behavioral health services in a large custodial system and as a division of public health and/or health system. It is highly desirable that the individual possesses strong skills/experience in managing custody health and mental health services with a broad clinical and administrative background and significant competence in dealing with complex personnel issues.

The salary range for the Director, Custody Health and Behavioral Health Services is up to $248,399 dependent upon qualifications that will be based upon the selected candidate’s experience and salary history. An outstanding benefit package is also offered including medical, dental, vision, and life insurances, as well as 36 days of vacation per year. Retirement is CalPERS (2% @ 55 for Classic members and 2% @ 62 for New members).

Candidates should apply by May 1, 2020. Interested candidates should email a compelling cover letter and comprehensive resume to apply@ralphandersen.com. If you have any questions or wish to discuss the opportunity further, please contact Robert Burg at (916) 630-4900. Detailed brochure available at www.ralphandersen.com.

Senior Social Worker

Date Posted: April 16, 2020

Employer: County of Santa Cruz

Location/Hours: Santa Cruz, CA; Full Time

Job Description: The County of Santa Cruz is seeking a Senior Social Worker. Do you have a passion for making a difference in the community? Are you an experienced Social Worker with case management experience? If so, read on!

Requirements:

  • Any combination of training and experience that would provide the required knowledge and abilities is qualifying. A typical way to obtain these would be:
  • Two years of experience performing social service casework services equivalent to a Social Worker II in Santa Cruz County OR a Master’s Degree in Social Work* OR a Master’s Degree from a two year counseling program from an accredited college plus one year of social service casework experience. *If currently attending a Master of Social Work program, the Master’s Degree must be obtained within 90 days from the date of employment.

Special Requirements/Conditions: 

  • License Requirements: Possession of a valid California Class C Driver License or the employee must be able to provide suitable transportation which is approved by the appointing authority. 
  • Background Investigation: Fingerprint check. Certain positions may require a Master’s Degree or Bachelor’s Degree because of State requirements. 

To learn more, and to apply, visit the APHSA career center website.

Director of Adult Services

Date Posted: April 1, 2020

Location/Hours: Santa Cruz, CA; Full Time

Employer: County of Santa Cruz

Job Description: The Human Services Department is seeking a dynamic leader to fill the Director of Adult Services position. The ideal candidate is someone who will engage and collaborate with strategic partners, the community, clients and staff. This position reports to the Human Services Department Director and is responsible for the administration of key adult-related programs including Veterans Services, Adult Protective Services, In-Home Support Services and the Public Authority.The incumbent in this position also plays a role in the implementation of the County’s Strategic Plan to reduce homelessness.

Qualifications:

  • Three years of responsible administrative or management experience which would demonstrate application or possession of the required knowledge and abilities.
  • A Master's Degree in Business, Public Administration, Social Services, Social Work, or closely related field, may be substituted for one year of the required experience.

For more information and to apply, visit the online application here.

President & CEO

Date Posted: April 1, 2020

Location/Hours: Wheaton, Illinois; Full-Time

Employer: DuPagePads

Job Description: The role requires a dynamic relationship-builder with a demonstrated knowledge of DuPage County (or like communities) who can cultivate and grow critical partnerships for organizational growth, accompanied by leadership and communication skills that can inspire, support, and accelerate change across the region. Building upon the agency’s strong brand presence and financial stability, the President & CEO will be tasked with creating a new vision and strategy for the agency’s programs and services, ushering in its next chapter of excellence in the provision of homelessness services with vigor. The ideal candidate will be exceptionally knowledgeable in homeless services, a proven advocate of marginalized populations, and enthusiastically determined to end homelessness in DuPage County.

Qualifications: 

  • Unwavering commitment to the mission of DuPagePads and its core values, with a proven track record of managing the strategic, operational and financial aspects of an organization with a similar social services scope.
  • A minimum of 10 years of progressive experience in leadership and management with a documented ability to develop successful teams and manage group dynamics. Significant experience hiring, mentoring and managing professional staff.
  • Demonstrated leadership successes in advocacy, policy and coalition building, particularly among diverse and disadvantaged populations.
  • Track record in financial management, stewardship and developing strategies to successfully increase revenue. Firm understanding of basic nonprofit structures, operations and finance.
  • Awareness of the operations and development of and collaboration with an effective nonprofit Board of Directors.
  • Superior skills in written communications, public speaking, and media relations.
  • Master’s Degree required. Strong preference for an MSW, MBA or other graduate degree in a related human services field.

If interested in applying, please visit the online application here

Senior Director, Research Services

Date posted: April 1, 2020

Location/ hours: Seattle, Washington; Full-time

Employer: Casey Family Programs

Job description: The Senior Director - Research Services has responsibility for leading evaluation studies for the team within Research Services at Casey Family Programs. This individual will work with Casey staff and other agencies to evaluate the effectiveness of child welfare and related prevention, education, employment and mental health programs, products or tools. 

The Senior Director – Research Services will develop and lead a team whose purpose is to plan and coordinate research or evaluation projects, including research design, data collection, data coding, data analyses and report writing. This role requires familiarity with state and county child and family welfare agency research capabilities and resources, as well as the ability to develop and evaluate standardized measures for evaluating the effectiveness of child welfare programs, products and tools.

Additionally, this role will work closely with Senior Directors in other Casey departments to ensure efforts are coordinated and not duplicative. Lastly, this person will assist the Managing Director of Research Services and the Strategic Engagement team to establish and maintain relationships with other foundations working in the child welfare research space.

For more information and to apply, visit the online application here.

Senior Social Worker

Date posted: April 1, 2020

Location/ hours: Santa Cruz, CA; Full-time

Employer: County of Santa Cruz

Qualifications:

  • Any combination of training and experience that would provide the required knowledge and abilities is qualifying. A typical way to obtain these would be:
  • Two years of experience performing social service casework services equivalent to a Social Worker II in Santa Cruz County
  • OR a Master’s Degree in Social Work*
  • OR a Master’s Degree from a two year counseling program from an accredited college plus one year of social service casework experience. 
  • *If currently attending a Master of Social Work program, the Master’s Degree must be obtained within 90 days from the date of employment.

For more information and to apply, visit the online application here

Crisis Specialist

Date Posted: March 30, 2020

Location/Hours: Burlington County, NJ; Full Time

Employer: Legacy Treatment Services

Job Description: Interviews consumers, completes assessment, treatment plans, and crisis intervention. Outreaches as required. Answers a 24 hour hotline. Additional tasks will be added at Director’s discretion.

Qualifications:

  • Master’s Degree with two years’ crisis experience
  • Preferred: Minimum of a Bachelor’s Degree accepted with two years of mental health experience and one year in a crisis setting. Screener certification preferred.

All applicants interested in applying for an open position must do so in the form of a letter of interest within 7 days of the posting date. The letter of interest must be forwarded to Human Resources to LKurtz@legacytreatment.org.

Associate Director (Chief of Staff)

Date Posted: March 20, 2020

Location: Landover, MD

Employer: Prince George's County Department of Social Services

Job Description: The Prince George's County Department of Social Services is seeking highly qualified applicants to fill an Associate Director (Chief of Staff) position, grade G-33, to manage the Child, Adult, and Family Services Division, and an additional Division to be determined within the Department.

This is a highly responsible management, professional, supervisory, and administrative level position, whereby the incumbent supports the Director to ensure organizational efficiency, assessing and developing comprehensive departmental programs and activities. Supervises professional, paraprofessional, technical, and clerical staff.

Minimum Qualifications

Master's degree in Business or Public Administration, Counseling, Social Work, Psychology, Public Health, or other related fields, plus five (5) years of experience organizing/overseeing public programs and activities at the management level that relates to child, adult, and family services; plus three (3) years supervisory experience planning, directing, coordinating, and assessing the work of Division Managers and other staff members. An equivalent combination of education and experience will be considered.

EACH APPLICANT MUST INCLUDE INFORMATION THAT CLEARLY DEMONSTRATES THE ABOVE QUALIFICATIONS FOR THIS POSITION.

CLOSING DATEONLY ON-LINE APPLICATIONS WILL BE ACCEPTED. Applications must be submitted by 5:00 p.m. Eastern Standard Time (EST) on March 20, 2020.

Prince George's County Government is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer Committed to Diversity in the Workplace

To learn more, and to apply, visit the APHSA Career Center website.

Director of Social Services

Date Posted: March 20, 2020

Location/Hours: Charlotte, NC; Full Time

Employer: Mecklenburg County

Job Description: Mecklenburg County is seeking an experienced strategic leader to guide the department and enhance service delivery as we focus on following strategic goals:

  • Stabilization: strengthen and stabilize families through timely and efficient delivery of programs and services,
  • Recruitment & Retention: develop a competent, engaged and highly productive workforce,
  • Collaboration: develop intentional external partnerships that will aid in the delivery of holistic services to our customers.

The DSS Director is responsible for directing the overall vision and operations of the department and will report to executive management in the County Manager’s Office. The Director works closely with the public, partnering organizations, elected officials, commission members, adjunct staff, the press, government and municipal staff.

The DSS Director might be for you if:

  • You possess collaborative and strategic leadership skills, have a passion for service, and a deep commitment to the mission of the Consolidated Health and Human Services (HHS) Agency.
  • You have experience leading a culture initiative that aligns with the department’s vision.
  • You can develop short- and long-term strategies to achieve the goals and objectives of the department.
  • You have experience managing risk and a proven track record of implementing innovative solutions.
  • You possess vast knowledge of human services policies and regulations
  • You like nurturing positive working relationships with public officials, community partners, customers, local and state government agencies and decision-makers.

Current Staff and Partners envision a DSS leader with the below attributes:

  • An ability to work in an environment that fosters support, creativity, and innovation
  • A capability to maximize services and outcomes with an astute business acumen
  • A transformational leader who flourishes under pressure and is guided by respect and trust
  • A leader who understands and appreciates that employees are vital assets to the business
  • An aptitude to build trust and work through change with experience and diplomacy
  • A leader who is committed to service integration and process improvement
  • An ability to have high levels of effective communication easily translated to all levels of staff
  • A leader who enjoy working transparently to ensure employees are informed and feel included
  • An ability to demonstrate Strong advocacy for Human and Health Services
  • A visionary who promotes collaboration

For more information, and to apply, visit the APHSA Career Center website.

Division Director of Economic Services

Date Posted: March 20, 2020

Location/Hours: Charlotte, NC; Full Time

Employer: Mecklenburg County

Job Description: The Division Director of Economic Services will lead the Economic Services Division (ESD) which employs approximately 650 employees and has fiscal oversight of an approximately $75 million budget. The ESD Director reports to the Deputy Director of Adult and Economic Services and delivers overall management of the day-to-day operations of the division. The incumbent provides leadership in assigned organizational and program initiatives as well as guidance and direction to the ESD Management team which the incumbent directly supervises along with other assigned support staff.
 

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

  • Performing strategic planning initiatives.
  • Ensures Federal, state and local policy, rules and regulations are followed.
  • Provides oversight and direction for implementation of programs/services.
  • Coordinates within the department across divisions.
  • Represents division County-wide and to Commissioners.
  • Leads legislative initiatives.
  • Has line authority over a division.
  • Makes decisions on the day-to-day operations of the division.

For more information, and to apply, visit the APHSA Career Center website

Chief Deputy Director

Date Posted: March 20, 2020

Location/Hours: Sacramento, CA; Full Time

Employer: Department of Social Services

Job Description: Under the administrative direction of the Director, the Chief Deputy Director advises and assists the Director in the formulation, implementation, and administration of policy and operations, procedures and practices for the Community Care Licensing, Disability Determination Service, State Hearings, and Legal Divisions. The Chief Deputy Director provides overall direction, coordination and evaluation of these Divisions, and represents the Director with state, federal, and county governmental agencies, and other groups.

A. RESPONSIBILITIES OF POSITION:

30% Assists the Director in providing executive direction for the Department's licensing, disability determination, legal, and state hearings functions; administers the laws and formulates the regulations and policies pertaining to those functions; and provides overall leadership; planning and control to supervised divisions.
30% Provides program and policy direction to subordinate deputy directors and managers; evaluates program accomplishments and effectiveness of policy, practices, and procedures and make recommendations for appropriate changes and appropriate responses to media inquiries related to supervised divisions.
20% Advises the Director on the most effective deployment of resources for these functions of the department. Controls funds and policy pertaining to these functions of department, and pays significant attention to actual and proposed changes affecting them.
10% Represents the Department before the Legislature and its committees, various state boards / commissions / committees, and other public bodies. As designated, represents the Director in meetings with public entities, federal, state, and county officials.
10% Plans and maintains various forums in support of the department's communication with, and development of, its staff. These include, but are not limited to, leadership forum, senior and executive staff meetings, participation in division all-staff meetings, department dialogue and brown bag lunches with non-supervisory staff, and new employee orientation sessions.

B. SUPERVISION RECEIVED:

The Chief Deputy Director reports directly to the Director, and has broad discretion and independence in the performance of his/her duties.

C. ADMINISTRATIVE RESPONSIBILITY:

The Chief Deputy Director is responsible for overseeing roughly 3,200 of the department's employees located at headquarters in Sacramento and in over 40 field offices across California. The position is responsible for the maintenance of effective policies and procedures and organizational structures for the four divisions supervised.

D. PERSONAL CONTACTS:

The Chief Deputy Director has extensive contacts with all levels of departmental staff as well as representatives from the Health and Human Services Agency, the Legislature, counties, county welfare directors, other state and federal agencies, vendors, lobbyists, advocates, clients, and other stakeholders.

E. ACTIONS AND CONSEQUENCES:

The Chief Deputy Director exercises judgment in making daily decisions affecting all aspects of the programs supervised by this position. Failure to provide sound advice and exercise good judgment could result in negative impacts to the health and safety of children and adults residing in licensed facilities, inability to meet the needs of daily living for persons with disabilities, and/or subject the Department/Agency/Administration to significant adverse policy, fiscal, political, client, and/or media impacts.

F. OTHER INFORMATION:

None.

Requirements: Answer the questions below in a Statement of Qualifications (SOQ). The SOQ is a narrative discussion of how the candidate's education, training, experience, and skills meet the evaluation criteria and qualify them for the position. The Statement of Qualifications serves as documentation of each candidate's ability to present information clearly and concisely in writing. The Statement of Qualifications shall be no longer than four (4) typed pages in length, single-spaced, in 12pt Arial font and one-inch margins. You must provide individual responses corresponding to each of the questions. You must also demonstrate a good grasp of the desirable qualifications in your responses.

  • Why are people poor? What policies have you helped implement to disrupt poverty?

  • What is your opinion of the state of California’s community care licensing system? How will your experience help bring significant contributions to CDSS to support Californians in need?

  • How do your peers’ and employees’ descriptions of you differ? Why?

  • What approach would you use to make improvements, bring efficiencies in our programs? How do you know when that approach is working?

For more information, and to apply, visit the APHSA Career Center website

Director of Adult Services

Date Posted: March 20, 2020

Location/Hours: Santa Cruz, CA; Full Time

Employer: County of Santa Cruz

Job Description: Live, work and play in Santa Cruz! The Human Services Department is seeking a dynamic leader to fill the Director of Adult Services position. The ideal candidate is someone who will engage and collaborate with strategic partners, the community, clients and staff. This position reports to the Human Services Department Director and is responsible for the administration of key adult-related programs including Veterans Services, Adult Protective Services, In-Home Support Services and the Public Authority.

The incumbent in this position also plays a role in the implementation of the

County’s Strategic Plan to reduce homelessness.

The Human Services Department strengthens our community by protecting the vulnerable, promoting self-sufficiency, alleviating poverty, and improving the quality of life. If this mission speaks to you, we encourage you to apply!

About You:

  • A thoughtful and trusted decision maker who considers varying perspectives
  • An energetic and approachable leader
  • Customer focused and skilled at delivering public human services
  • Responsive to multiple stakeholders while quickly building strong relationships

We Offer:

  • Various, robust benefit plans with the County contributing generously towards the total cost of the plans
  • CalPERS retirement
  • Generous administrative, vacation, sick and holiday leave pay
  • The opportunity to work with a dedicated human services team and build the extraordinary in beautiful Santa Cruz, California!

APPLY NOW! Please visit www.santacruzcountyjobs.com

President & CEO

Date Posted: March 20, 2020

Location/Hours: Wheaton, IL; Full Time

Employer: DuPagePads

Job Description: The role requires a dynamic relationship-builder with a demonstrated knowledge of DuPage County (or like communities) who can cultivate and grow critical partnerships for organizational growth, accompanied by leadership and communication skills that can inspire, support, and accelerate change across the region. Building upon the agency’s strong brand presence and financial stability, the President & CEO will be tasked with creating a new vision and strategy for the agency’s programs and services, ushering in its next chapter of excellence in the provision of homelessness services with vigor. The ideal candidate will be exceptionally knowledgeable in homeless services, a proven advocate of marginalized populations, and enthusiastically determined to end homelessness in DuPage County.

Specific requirements include:

  • Unwavering commitment to the mission of DuPagePads and its core values, with a proven track record of managing the strategic, operational and financial aspects of an organization with a similar social services scope.
  • A minimum of 10 years of progressive experience in leadership and management with a documented ability to develop successful teams and manage group dynamics. Significant experience hiring, mentoring and managing professional staff.
  • Demonstrated leadership successes in advocacy, policy and coalition building, particularly among diverse and disadvantaged populations.
  • Track record in financial management, stewardship and developing strategies to successfully increase revenue. Firm understanding of basic nonprofit structures, operations and finance.
  • Awareness of the operations and development of and collaboration with an effective nonprofit Board of Directors.
  • Superior skills in written communications, public speaking, and media relations.
  • Master’s Degree required. Strong preference for an MSW, MBA or other graduate degree in a related human services field.

This position offers a competitive salary and benefits. All inquiries will be held in strict confidence. Relocation assistance negotiable.

DuPagePads is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, religion, age, sexual orientation, national or ethnic origin, disability, marital status, veteran status, or any other occupationally irrelevant criteria.

TO APPLY, PLEASE CLICK HERE: http://bit.ly/Pads-CEO

To assure confidential tracking of all applicants, no applications will be accepted via email. ALL INQUIRIES WILL BE HELD IN STRICT CONFIDENCE.

This search is being managed by Heather Eddy, President and CEO, and Megan DeVoe, Project Manager of KEES. Questions may be addressed to mdevoe@kees2success.com.

KEES is a retained executive search and consulting firm that builds transformative teams and leaders. Founded in 2013 as an expansion of Alford Executive Search, KEES partners specifically with nonprofit organizations to provide an array of search, leadership, interim staffing and human resources support. For more information, please visit www.kees2success.com.

Founded in 1985, DuPagePads is the largest provider of interim and permanent housing, coupled with support services in order to help individuals work toward becoming self-sufficient. These vital support services enable the individuals we help to receive case management and life coaching, employment support such as job coaching, as well as engagement with employers—effectively stopping the cycle of homelessness. For more information, please visit https://dupagepads.org/.

Senior Director, Research Services

Date Posted: March 20, 2020

Location: Seattle, WA

Employer: Casey Family Programs

Job Description: The Senior Director - Research Services has responsibility for leading evaluation studies for the team within Research Services at Casey Family Programs. This individual will work with Casey staff and other agencies to evaluate the effectiveness of child welfare and related prevention, education, employment and mental health programs, products or tools. The Senior Director – Research Services will develop and lead a team whose purpose is to plan and coordinate research or evaluation projects, including research design, data collection, data coding, data analyses and report writing. This role requires familiarity with state and county child and family welfare agency research capabilities and resources, as well as the ability to develop and evaluate standardized measures for evaluating the effectiveness of child welfare programs, products and tools.Additionally, this role will work closely with Senior Directors in other Casey departments to ensure efforts are coordinated and not duplicative. Lastly, this person will assist the Managing Director of Research Services and the Strategic Engagement team to establish and maintain relationships with other foundations working in the child welfare research space.

Essential Responsibilities:

  • Develop, lead and monitor a team of Research Services staff as they conduct literature reviews, plan research, collect and analyze data, edit documents, write articles, book chapters, and reports for publication.
  • Coach and mentor team members by fostering collaborative arrangements among team members, other Casey work units and with academic or other professional organizations.
  • Create an organizational environment that fosters collaborative arrangements among team members, other Casey work units and with academic or other professional organizations.
  • RS Organizational Liaison Coordination & Special Assignment Workgroups. The Senior Director will be the liaison/member for existing efforts (Dedicated Waiver Team, SC4, CFS, KM, etc.), will oversee RS coordination and communication. Specifically, will ensure RS has liaisons with Casey teams/workgroups and will establish processes so RS staff are communicating critical information to other teams and effectively informing other RS staff of other team updates and requests.
  • Capacity Building and Technical Assistance (TA). To more fully coordinate these efforts, The Senior Director will be responsible for:
    • Coordinating the fielding and staffing of TA requests. The Senior Director will be responsible for rotating assignments based on capacity, skill sets and growth opportunities.
    • Developing TA capacity. It is critical to develop staff capacity. The Senior Director will be responsible for identifying other organizations that may be better suited to provide TA.
    • Tracking TA requests. In partnership with RS Administrative Specialist, the Senior Director is responsible for helping staff track TA requests.
  • Research Utilization. The Senior Director will be responsible forexpanding the Research Utilization work. This includes working with external partners active in this area (e.g., WT Grant), exploring research utilization opportunities and remaining up-to-date on any developments in the field. Further, the Senior Director will be responsible for supervising SRAs working on these endeavors (e.g., an SRA who is working on a research utilization evaluation project). Lastly, the Senior Director will will be responsible for coordinating sharing information with RS and Casey staff on the latest developments in this aspect of the field. Updates to Casey staff may be provided through a combination of presentations at team meetings, webinars and other means.
  • Focus on one or more of the following areas:
    • Economic analyses – with experience in conducting cost savings, benefit-cost, fund mapping, and other forms of financial analyses (including possibly producing benefit-cost analyses similar to what WSIPP can do but in real time as Casey needs them)
    • Advanced knowledge of qualitative and quantitative approaches to policy research methods and statistical analysis
    • Ability to access and analyze, on demand, a variety of cross-sector publicly-available data in a timely and competent fashion
  • Perform data analysis and report writing with appropriate level of statistical detail for given audiences, including policy makers, state child and family welfare agency personnel, practitioners and Casey Family Program staff.
  • Design, write and edit documents, articles, chapters and reports which summarize the findings of assessment measure analyses and other evaluation research.
  • Co-author articles for conferences and professional journals. This may include locating and synthesizing relevant literature, preparing literature reviews, and presenting at local, regional, or national conferences.
  • Supervise external consultants/contractors regarding study design, analysis, summarization and dissemination.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Qualifications:

  • Requires a Doctoral degree in Social Work, Psychology, or other closely related field and a minimum of 15 years’ experience in a research setting of which 10 years are in a supervisory/management capacity.
  • Advanced knowledge of research methods and statistical analysis, including correlational techniques, significance testing, multivariate regression, and ANOVA, is required. Additional knowledge of statistical methods (e.g., latent class analysis, structural equation modeling, network analysis) is preferred.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills, experience in designing and writing technical reports and making presentations to professional audiences required. Knowledge of APA style highly desired. Knowledge of child and family social services and/or child development is required.
  • Requires proficiency with MS Office (Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint, PageMaker, SharePoint etc.). Ability to learn other pertinent software programs as required.
  • This is a regular full-time position that may require travel 30% or more of the time.
  • Ability to protect the confidentiality of sensitive information by learning and following all relevant policies and protocols and using sound judgment in the handling and sharing of that information.
  • Physical requirements include the ability to lift and reach for light objects; close visual acuity to prepare and analyze data, text, and figures; ability to type utilizing a computer keyboard; ability to travel to outside locations; and the ability to work at a computer for extended periods of time as a primary job function. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
  • Driving on Casey business may require use of personal vehicle; adherence to vehicle safety guidelines and qualification for insurance is required.

  To learn more, and to apply, visit the APHSA Career Center website.

Intensive Care Manager - Dream Free Program

Date Posted: March 16, 2020

Employer: AVANZAR’s Dream Free Program 

Hours/Location: Full Time; Multiple locations in NJ

Job Description: To provide coordinated, comprehensive, holistic direct services to AVANZAR clients.

Duties:

  • Responsible for intake assessments, development and implementation of case plan based on ongoing care management services.
  • Responsible for appropriate system linkages and referrals to support case plan
  • Responsible for monitoring and tracking service utilization
  • Responsible for evaluation of services and outcome measures
  • Responsible for providing direct client services including but not limited to case management, counseling, advocacy and group facilitation
  • Responsible for crisis responses
  • Responsible to assist in providing training to other social service organizations and the community
  • Responsible for on-call coverage
  • Responsible for collection and maintenance of client records and service data
  • Responsible for duties as assigned by the Supervisor & Program Director

Accountability: The Intensive Care Manager is responsible to the Supervisor & Program Director and the client population for the timely, professional, and effective performance of all job duties.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelors Degree in social work or related field or 5 years of related field experience, master’s preferred
  • Experience in working individually with the identified client population or experience with similar population that is transferable
  • Bilingual Spanish or Mandarin preferred. CADC preferred, LGBTQI knowledge preferred
  • Knowledge of human trafficking, domestic/interpersonal violence preferred
  • Ability to network with professionals within and outside of the agency on behalf of clients
  • Ability to communicate effectively and professionally with clients and co-workers
  • Valid NJ Driver’s license

Please submit resume and cover letter detailing related experience to the Program Supervisor, Monica Kristen at monica@avanzarnow.org

Case Manager - Bilingual Spanish

Date Posted: March 9, 2020

Employer: Catholic Charities Diocese of Trenton

Location/Hours: Hamilton, NJ; Full Time

Job Description:

  • Designs, implements and monitors individual program plans for clients.
  • Assesses client needs; investigate their eligibility for services
  • Counsels and aids individuals and families requiring agency assistance
  • Maintains client records and completes required documentation according to agency and accreditation standards.  This may include, but is not limited to data entry, progress notes, activity reports, time sheets and logs.
  • Coordinates client activities.
  • Assists clients with accessing other services (job training, counseling, housing, medical services, etc.)
  • Networks with other providers to generate community resources for participants.
  • May provide supportive counseling in individual and group settings.
  • Provide  transport consumers to appointments, etc.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in human behavioral science such as social work, psychology, sociology, guidance and counseling and child development. 

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Must be Bilingual in Spanish

To apply, please send email directly to Danica Rivello, MSW, LCSW at drivello@cctrenton.org or directly on company website at https://www.catholiccharitiestrenton.org/

Youth Group Facilitator

Date Posted: March 9, 2020

Employer: Catholic Charities Diocese of Trenton

Location/Hours: Trenton, NJ; Part Time (daytime hours/up to 19 hours per week)

Job Description: 

  • Facilitate groups for youth and/or parents
  • Provide knowledge regarding substance abuse (tobacco and other drugs)
  • Develop critical life skills, social skills and coping abilities
  • Access prevention education needs of students and implement curricula as indicated during sessions
  • Participate in program evaluation by administering pre/post test
  • Document content of group and individual sessions, noting attendance and participation
  • Attend annual trainings and staff meetings

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Public Health, Education, Counseling, Social Work, Sociology, Psychology, Health Education or related field as required

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Bilingual a plus (Spanish)

To apply, please send email directly to Danica Rivello, MSW, LCSW at drivello@cctrenton.org or directly on company website at https://www.catholiccharitiestrenton.org/

Case Manager

Date Posted: March 9, 2020

Employer: Catholic Charities Diocese of Trenton

Location/Hours: Hamilton, NJ; Full Time (30 hours per week/Sunday thru Wednesday 8am-3:30pm)

Job Description:

  • Designs, implements and monitors individual program plans for clients.
  • Assesses client needs; investigate their eligibility for services
  • Counsels and aids individuals and families requiring agency assistance
  • Maintains client records and completes required documentation according to agency and accreditation standards.  This may include, but is not limited to data entry, progress notes, activity reports, time sheets and logs.
  • Coordinates client activities.
  • Assists clients with accessing other services (job training, counseling, housing, medical services, etc.)
  • Networks with other providers to generate community resources for participants.
  • May provide supportive counseling in individual and group settings.
  • Provide transportation of consumers to appointments, etc.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in human services field, rehabilitation, nursing, or a related discipline. Valid driver’s license in good standing

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Bilingual a plus

To apply, please send email directly to Danica Rivello, MSW, LCSW at drivello@cctrenton.org or directly on company website at https://www.catholiccharitiestrenton.org/

Clinician II

Date Posted: March 9, 2020

Employer: Catholic Charities Diocese of Trenton

Location/Hours: Hamilton, NJ; Full Time

Job Description:

  • Provides individual, family, group psychotherapy/counseling, and assessments for adult mental health and dual diagnosis clients within the EISS program (Early Intervention and Support Services). Treatment based on wellness and recovery approach.
  • Conducts thorough initial and ongoing assessments involving the collection, analysis, and recording of significant bio-psychosocial information.
  • Makes diagnoses.
  • Maintains regular therapeutic contact with consumers.
  • Advocates for consumers and makes indicated referrals.
  • Coordinates treatment with relevant staff both inside and outside the agency.
  • Utilizes agency/program IT system for communications and clinical purposes.
  • Maintains accurate and up-to-date case records in accordance with agency standards, accreditation and funding source requirements.
  • Utilizes supervision and training as opportunities for enhancing professional competence.
  • Submits schedule, all statistical reports/logs, and clinical reports within proscribed timelines.
  • Performs all duties in a professional and ethical manner consistent with agency, licensing, COA, and profession standards.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Master’s or doctoral level degree in mental health field; Two years treatment experience in mental health and/or substance fields with adults, children, and families.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Licensed or near licensure LAC/LSW (LCSW or LPC preferred)

To apply, please send email directly to Danica Rivello, MSW, LCSW at drivello@cctrenton.org or directly on company website at https://www.catholiccharitiestrenton.org/

Clinician II

Date Posted: March 9, 2020

Employer: Catholic Charities Diocese of Trenton

Location/Hours: Westampton, NJ; Per diem/flexible daytime schedule

Job Description:

  • Provide assessment and ongoing individual, family, and couples counseling to clients.
  • Complete timely clinical documentation (intake, progress notes, treatment plans) via Electronic Health Record
  • Opportunities to conduct group therapy available

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Must possess Masters' degree and current NJ licensure in good standing (LCSW, LPC). Must possess knowledge and familiarity with evidence based practices. Must have at least 1 year experience working with individuals, families, and couples in a clinical setting.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • NJ Licensure in good standing: LCSW or LPC

To apply, please send email directly to Danica Rivello, MSW, LCSW at drivello@cctrenton.org or directly on company website at https://www.catholiccharitiestrenton.org/

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

Date Posted: March 9, 2020

Hours: Full Time

Job Description: Responsibilities include but are not limited to:  Interviewing clients to assess spectrum of needs, providing treatment adherence counseling to facilitate long term retention in care and to promote improved compliance with medication therapies.   In collaboration with the medical team, tracking and interpreting lab results for patients, providing referrals to community based ancillary services as needed, documenting and monitoring linkage outcomes, completing annual social service needs assessments on each patient to develop individualized treatment plans and to identify and eliminate or reduce client barriers to care.   Conducting routine mental health assessments, providing/facilitating services to support emotional care, conducting annual depression screening, identifying individuals experiencing emotional crisis and implementing  the appropriate intervention, participating in multidisciplinary team treatment approach, effectively documenting and communicating all relevant patient information, facilitating or referring to various modalities of counseling including group therapy, trauma informed care and family counseling. 

Provide supportive medical management of HIV infected FTC clients, make referrals for medical and essential support services as appropriate, participate in quality management activities, educate clients regarding treatment adherence and risk reduction.  Collaborate with the multidisciplinary team to support compliance with care and viral load suppression.  Document all encounters in the EMR and appropriate database. 

Requirements: 

  • Experience working with patients/families with chronic illness, specifically HIV/AIDS preferred
  • Ability to work as a member of a multidisciplinary team in a health care setting is ideal
  • Masters level LCSW, LPC or equivalent, with active NJ licensure is required

Candidates must submit applications via www.rwjbh.org Job Search.  The specific listing appears as follows:

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

Req #: 0000047434
Category: Social Work
Status: Full-Time
Shift: Day

Division Director of Economic Services

Date Posted: March 9, 2020

Employer: Mecklenburg County

Location/Hours: Charlotte, NC; Full Time

Job Description: The Division Director of Economic Services will lead the Economic Services Division (ESD) which employs approximately 650 employees and has fiscal oversight of an approximately $75 million budget. The ESD Director reports to the Deputy Director of Adult and Economic Services and delivers overall management of the day-to-day operations of the division. The incumbent provides leadership in assigned organizational and program initiatives as well as guidance and direction to the ESD Management team which the incumbent directly supervises along with other assigned support staff.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

  • Performing strategic planning initiatives.
  • Ensures Federal, state and local policy, rules and regulations are followed.
  • Provides oversight and direction for implementation of programs/services.
  • Coordinates within the department across divisions.
  • Represents division County-wide and to Commissioners.
  • Leads legislative initiatives.
  • Has line authority over a division.
  • Makes decisions on the day-to-day operations of the division.

Requirements:

Experience: Four of more years of supervisory or management level experience in a social services or human services agency.

Education: Master’s degree in social work, psychology, public administration, health services administration, or a human service-related field.

Equivalent Experience for Education Accepted? No

Licenses and Certifications: Valid NC or SC driver’s license and the ability to obtain and maintain a County Operator Permit.

Preferred Qualifications: Knowledge of federal and state policy related to the delivery of public assistance programs. Demonstrated ability to implement large scale change to improve service delivery in a social service setting.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES

Knowledge of:

  • Business and management principles involved in strategic planning, resource allocation, human resources modeling, leadership technique, production methods, and coordination of people and resources.
  • Principles and processes for providing customer services. This includes customer needs assessment, meeting quality standards for services, and evaluation of customer satisfaction.
  • The structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.
  • Laws, legal codes, court procedures, precedents, government regulations, and agency rules, and the political climate.
  • Expertise in area of assignment.
     

Skilled in:

  • Considering the relative costs and benefits of potential actions to choose the most appropriate one.
  • Identifying complex problems and reviewing related information to develop and evaluate options and implement solutions.
  • Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.
  • Talking to others to convey information effectively.
  • Adjusting actions in relation to others' actions.
     

Abilities:

  • Building Strategic Work Relationships – Developing and using collaborative relationships to facilitate the accomplishment of work goals.
  • Aligning Performance for Success – Focusing and guiding others in accomplishing work objectives.
  • Strategic Decision Making – Obtaining information and identifying key issues and relationships relevant to achieving a long-range goal or vision; committing to a course of action to accomplish a long-range goal or vision after developing alternatives based on logical assumptions, facts, available resources, constraints, and organizational values.
  • Formal Presentation – Presenting ideas effectively to individuals or groups when given time to prepare; delivering presentations suited to the characteristics and needs of the audience.
  • Leading through Vision and Values – Keeping the organization’s vision and values at the forefront of associate decision making and action.
     

PHYSICAL DEMANDS

N (Not Applicable) Activity is not applicable to this position

O (Occasionally) Position requires this activity up to 25% of the time (up to 10 hrs/week)

F (Frequently) Position requires this activity from 25% - 60% of the time (10 to 24 hrs/week)

C (Constantly) Position requires this activity from 67% or more of the time (26 or more hrs/week)

Physical Demands

Lift/Carry

Stand

O

Walk

O

Sit

C

Manually Manipulate

F

Reach Outward

O

Reach Above Shoulder

O

Climb

N

Crawl

N

Squat or Kneel

N

Bend

N

Grasp

O

Speak

Hear

C

C

Vision Requirements (check all that apply)

10 lbs or less

O

11-20 lbs

O

21-50 lbs

N

51-100 lbs

N

Over 100 lbs

N

Push/Pull

12 lbs or less

N

13-25 lbs

N

26-40 lbs

N

41-100 lbs

N

Close _X_

Distance _X_

Color _X_

Peripheral _

Depth ___

WORK ENVIRONMENT

Moderate noise is typical for the work environment for this job.

REASONABLE ACCOMMODATIONS STATEMENT

To accomplish this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform, with or without reasonable accommodation, each essential function satisfactorily. Reasonable accommodations may be made to help enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

For more information, visit the APHSA Career Center website.

Director of Social Services

Date Posted: March 9, 2020

Employer: Mecklenburg County

Location/Hours: Charlotte, NC; Full Time

Job Description: Mecklenburg County is seeking an experienced strategic leader to guide the department and enhance service delivery as we focus on following strategic goals:

  • Stabilization: strengthen and stabilize families through timely and efficient delivery of programs and services,
  • Recruitment & Retention: develop a competent, engaged and highly productive workforce,
  • Collaboration: develop intentional external partnerships that will aid in the delivery of holistic services to our customers.

The DSS Director is responsible for directing the overall vision and operations of the department and will report to executive management in the County Manager’s Office. The Director works closely with the public, partnering organizations, elected officials, commission members, adjunct staff, the press, government and municipal staff.

The DSS Director might be for you if:

  • You possess collaborative and strategic leadership skills, have a passion for service, and a deep commitment to the mission of the Consolidated Health and Human Services (HHS) Agency.
  • You have experience leading a culture initiative that aligns with the department’s vision.
  • You can develop short- and long-term strategies to achieve the goals and objectives of the department.
  • You have experience managing risk and a proven track record of implementing innovative solutions.
  • You possess vast knowledge of human services policies and regulations
  • You like nurturing positive working relationships with public officials, community partners, customers, local and state government agencies and decision-makers.

Current Staff and Partners envision a DSS leader with the below attributes:

  • An ability to work in an environment that fosters support, creativity, and innovation
  • A capability to maximize services and outcomes with an astute business acumen
  • A transformational leader who flourishes under pressure and is guided by respect and trust
  • A leader who understands and appreciates that employees are vital assets to the business
  • An aptitude to build trust and work through change with experience and diplomacy
  • A leader who is committed to service integration and process improvement
  • An ability to have high levels of effective communication easily translated to all levels of staff
  • A leader who enjoy working transparently to ensure employees are informed and feel included
  • An ability to demonstrate Strong advocacy for Human and Health Services
  • A visionary who promotes collaboration

EDUCATION

(Minimum Qualifications):

  • Master’s Degree in a related field.
  • 8 years of progressively responsible management experience in human services.

(Preferred Qualifications):

  • Executive level experience in human services/ government agency.

KNOWLEDGE OF:

  • Business and management principles involved in strategic planning, resource allocation, human resources modeling, leadership technique, production methods, and coordination of people and resources.
  • Principles and processes for providing customer services. This includes customer needs assessment, meeting quality standards for services, and evaluation of customer satisfaction.
  • The structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.
  • Laws, legal codes, court procedures, precedents, government regulations, and agency rules, and the political climate.
  • Expertise in area of assignment.

SKILLED IN:

  • Considering the relative costs and benefits of potential actions to choose the most appropriate one.
  • Identifying complex problems and reviewing related information to develop and evaluate options and implement solutions.
  • Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.
  • Talking to others to convey information effectively.
  • Adjusting actions in relation to others’ actions.

Abilities

  • Building Strategic Work Relationships – Developing and using collaborative relationships to facilitate the accomplishment of work goals.
  • Aligning Performance for Success – Focusing and guiding others in accomplishing work objectives.
  • Strategic Decision Making – Obtaining information and identifying key issues and relationships relevant to achieving a long-range goal or vision; committing to a course of action to accomplish a long-range goal or vision after developing alternatives based on logical assumptions, facts, available resources, constraints, and organizational values.
  • Formal Presentation – Presenting ideas effectively to individuals or groups when given time to prepare; delivering presentations suited to the characteristics and needs of the audience. Leading through Vision and Values – Keeping the organization’s vision and values at the forefront of associate decision making and action.
  • Leading through Vision and Values – Keeping the organization’s vision and values at the forefront of associate decision making and action.

For more information, visit the APHSA Career Center website.

Director Human Services Agency

Date Posted: March 9, 2020

Employer: County of Ventura

Location/Hours: Ventura, CA; Full Time

Job Description: Ventura County is located on California's "Gold Coast," approximately 35 miles northwest of Los Angeles and 20 miles southeast of Santa Barbara. Residents enjoy rolling hills and sweeping ocean views in a nearly perfect Mediterranean climate with an average annual temperature of 74.2 degrees. The beauty and weather combined with a wonderful quality of life are among the many reasons our residents choose to call Ventura County "home."’

One of the County of Ventura's largest agencies, the Human Services Agency provides public services that promote self-sufficiency, health, and well-being for more than one of every four County residents. Human Services Agency programs ensure the protection of children, the elderly and dependent adults, and provide a safety net for individuals and families who need assistance with basic necessities such as food, housing, and health care. The Human Services Agency also helps youth and adults secure employment through education, training, job search skills, and job placement.

Appointed by the County Executive Officer, with the concurrence of the Board of Supervisors, plans, organizes, and directs the activities of the Human Services Agency; enlists community interest in and support of Human Services Agency objectives to the public; represents the County's interest before legislative bodies and committees on human services matters.

This position is responsible for operation of an expanding, integrated social services delivery system, including responsibility for the County public assistance and social services programs. This classification is exempt from Civil Service.

The ideal candidate will have:

  • Extensive experience leading and administering a large team in a large and complex organization.
  • Exceptional analytical skills, including the use of data-driven methodology and financial strategy to best navigate complex, changing landscapes.
  • Impressive interpersonal and communication skills, including presenting information to executive leadership for decision-making.
  • Exemplary leadership skills required to develop, coach, empower, motivate, and manage staff.
  • A strong and enduring commitment to continuous improvement through business process re-engineering, implementation of new technology, organizational change management, and adherence to best practices.

To learn more about this exciting opportunity you may click on this online brochure: http://tiny.cc/rzg8jz

To APPLY for this exceptional career opportunity, please send a resume, cover letter and answers to the supplemental questions.

Submit in one of the following ways:

OR

Resumes, cover letters and responses to the supplemental questions will be screened based on the criteria outlined in the job bulletin.

For further information about this recruitment and to apply online, visit our website at http://www.ventura.org/jobs. For additional inquiries, contact Jessica Ruiz by e-mail at Jessica.Ruiz@ventura.org or by telephone at (805) 654-2419.

First Review of Resumes: The week of March 23, 2020

FILING DEADLINE: This recruitment accepts resumes on a continuous basis until sufficient qualified resumes are received to meet business needs. Interested applicants are encouraged to apply as soon as possible.

Aging & Disability Services Division Chief

Date Posted: March 9, 2020

Employer: Arlington County Government

Location/Hours: Arlington, VA; Full Time

Job Description: Arlington County Department of Human Services seeks a strong executive leader with a human services background to champion and orchestrate efforts to support the quality of life for older adults and persons with disabilities. This Aging & Disability Services Division (ADSD) Chief will oversee one of five service divisions in the integrated Department of Human Services. The other four service divisions include Behavioral Health, Child and Family Services, Economic Independence, and Public Health. The ADSD Division Chief oversees more than 80 staff and manages a budget of $23 million. The ADSD Division Chief will provide leadership in the following areas:

  • Community Supports and Coordination Bureau (CSCB). CSCB includes the customer service resource center, nursing case management, congregate meal programs, in-home community living program, adult protective and adult services, adult day program, and the Area Agency on Aging;
  • Developmental Disabilities Services Bureau (DDS). DDS includes assessment and support coordination services, residential services, and vocational habilitation services for individuals with developmental disabilities;
  • Senior Adult Mental Health Program (SAMH). SAMH provides outpatient behavioral health assessment, treatment, case management, and medication management;
  • Northern Virginia Regional Older Adult Facilities Mental Health Support (RAFT) program. RAFT supports older adults with serious mental illness who are living in community residential settings; and
  • The Arlington Commission on Aging and the Developmental Disabilities Committee of the local Community Services Board.

The ADSD Division Chief will ensure exceptional customer service which is in alignment with the Department's mission to Strengthen, Protect, and Empower those in need; monitor the performance of the division's work and guide actions to ensure program compliance and positive client outcomes; provide administrative oversight in partnership with a fiscal team and a quality assurance team; serve as a member of the departmental leadership team; and collaborate with other Divisional leadership to fulfill the mission of the department. The ideal candidate will possess strong communications skills to represent the agency throughout the Arlington community; considerable knowledge of current trends, issues, and legislation which impact human services for older adults and persons with disabilities; demonstrated leadership and a systems-focused and action-oriented, strategic planning background to facilitate organizational change. Arlington County DHS is committed to delivering client services in an effective, equitable, respectful, and trauma-informed manner. Our staff are dedicated to ensuring our clients are approached, engaged, and cared for in ways that demonstrate competency, sensitivity, and awareness of factors that impact the client experience including but not limited to: cultural identity, gender, racial and ethnic diversity, religious/spiritual ascription, physical capability, cognitive and literacy levels, sexual orientation, and linguistic needs.

Requirements: A combination of education and experience equivalent to a Master's degree in social work, human services administration, public administration or directly related field, plus highly progressively responsible management experience in human services, especially in one or more of the following types of programs for older adults and persons with disabilities: social services, mental health services, nursing case management, adult day care, intellectual disabilities services, and/or area agency on aging services.

Additional qualifying experience may substitute for the education requirement on a year for year basis

Preference may be given to candidates with one or more of the following:

  • Demonstrated exceptional community engagement experience;
  • Track record of progressive leadership;
  • Clinical license in related field; and
  • Record of significant accomplishments in relevant human service programs.

A complete application will include a letter of interest and a resume.

Additional Requirements: A pre-employment background check will be conducted on candidates selected for employment. The candidate selected will be required to complete a State of Virginia Central Registry check.

For more information, visit the APHSA Career Center website.

Director of Family Services

Date Posted: March 9, 2020

Employer: Virginia Department of Social Services

Location/Hours: Richmond, VA; Full Time

Job Description: At the Virginia Department of Social Services, we are passionate about our mission of people helping people triumph over poverty, abuse and neglect to shape strong futures for themselves, their families and communities. We are one of the largest

Commonwealth agencies, partnering with 120 local departments of social services and 31 community action agencies, along with faith-based and non-profit organizations, child care providers, and adult living facilities to promote the well-being of children and families statewide. The Social Services System is comprised of approximately 1,650 (state) and 8,500 (local) human services professionals, who ensure that thousands of Virginia’s most vulnerable citizens have access to the best services and benefits available to them.

These are incredibly exciting times at VDSS! We are driving unprecedented, progressive organizational change to create platforms for industry-leading innovations with the goal of delivering the best possible outcomes for Virginians. Join our team, drive the change, and make a difference!

This is a senior level position reporting to the Deputy Commissioner of Human Services. As part of the senior leadership team, the Senior Director is directly responsible for leading family services activities throughout the VDSS enterprise.

The purpose of this position is to work in cooperation with the Social Services, the local Departments of Social Services, and other public and private entities to protect children and ensure the safety, permanency and well-being of all children and families in Virginia. This position is responsible for: the direction of a comprehensive statewide service system in support of the VDSS mission and strategic plan, involving 11 special service programs and special program grants totaling over $220 million annually in state and federal funds; all administrative functions including budgeting, planning, and evaluating of programs; providing leadership to over 231 staff members; and directing the development and implementation of policies and policy direction for various intra and intergovernmental systems change activities, which include balancing customer needs and rights with the limitations of public resources.

Requirements: 

  • Bachelor’s degree in Social Work or other related fields such as public administration, human services and extensive executive leadership.
  • Extensive knowledge of child welfare programs and service delivery system, associated laws, regulations, and funding streams as well as recent innovations in research and program evaluation and strategies.
  • Understanding of intergovernmental roles, authorities and relationships with respect to program administration in the executive, judicial and legislative branches.
  • Knowledge of public Children and Family Services programs and policies, state and federal statutes and regulations governing programs administered by Children and Family Services.
  • Knowledge and understanding of principles and practices of Child welfare systems and program management practices under relevant federal and state and local structures to support public child welfare programs.
  • Knowledge and experience with budgeting, contracting and grants management.
  • Knowledge of and ability to use multiple automated systems to perform division functions, data analysis and the generation of information needed to support strategic planning.
  • Knowledge and understanding of federal and state structures to support public child welfare programs.
  • Knowledge of and ability to use automated systems and data communications technology to perform division functions and generate information needed to support strategic planning.
  • Significant knowledge of public Children and Family Services programs and policies, state and federal statutes and regulations governing programs administered by Children and Family Services.
  • Considerable skills in effective communication with all levels of officials, executives, employees and external constituencies both orally and in writing.
  • Expert skill in building the internal capacity of staff to successfully achieve the mission and vision of VDSS by supporting staff using a servant leadership model that empowers them to make decisions to successfully fulfill that mission.
  • Ability to assess client and community needs in allocating services.
  • Ability to develop the skills of the team to work collaboratively with both internal and external partners including other VDSS team members, LDSS, other state agencies, the judicial branch, the legislative branch, advocates and public and private providers.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Master’s degree in Social Work or other related fields such as public administration, human services.

Special Requirements

  • Management approval to telework is contingent upon successful completion of 6 months of employment and the business needs of the work unit.
  • Selected candidate(s) must successfully pass a fingerprint-based criminal history background check.
  • Selected candidate(s) will be assigned to an emergency role upon hire and is expected to perform in that capacity as needed.
  • Telework is a condition of employment for this position. The employee may be required to work a schedule that is split between remote and onsite (shared workspace) locations.
  • A motor vehicle check will be conducted on selected candidate(s).
  • Frequent in-state, overnight travel may be required. Selected candidate(s) may be required to use their personal vehicle or state vehicle as available for business use.

For more information, visit the APHSA Career Center website

Director of Social Services

Date Posted: March 9, 2020

Employer: County of Nevada

Location/Hours: Nevada City, CA; Full Time

Job Description:

This is an extraordinary opportunity to lead an organization and team dedicated to outstanding customer service. The Social Services Department ensures that citizens have access to essential resources in times of crisis and need.

  • Actively participate in coordination of countywide homelessness assistance services
  • Modernize and increase the provision of services for residents through technology and training
  • Fully implement the Continuum of Care mandates and utilize alternative funding streams to strengthen and increase services to children and families served by Child Welfare Services

Known as “California Gold Country,” Nevada County is located in the foothills of the Western Slope of the Sierra Nevada, just a short drive from Sacramento. Nevada County offers many activities for the outdoor enthusiast, including skiing, biking, hiking, fishing, kayaking, hunting, and backpacking. Nevada County towns are also known for their art galleries, live theatre venues, museums, historic buildings, fine dining, quaint bed and breakfast establishments, and award-winning wineries.

The ideal candidate will be a collaborative leader that is driven and motivated by public service, with exceptional communication skills and a proven track record of effectively navigating and leading cultural change within the ongoing shifts in regulations, programs, and technology that define Social Services.

To be considered for this opportunity, please submit an electronic version of your resume (including dates of employment, staff managed, and budget of programs/projects managed), cover letter, and the names of six professional references (two each of current or former: supervisors, direct reports, and colleagues) to: https://executivesearch.cpshr.us/JobDetail?ID=619

For additional information contact:

Jill Engelmann
CPS HR Consulting
916-263-1401
jengelmann@cpshr.us

To view an online brochure for this position visit: executivesearch.cpshr.us
Nevada County, California website: www.mynevadacounty.com

Multiple Openings: Counselor (Full Time), Counselor Intern (Full Time), Support Staff (Full Time & Part Time)

Date Posted: March 6, 2020

Employer: Integrity House

Integrity House has several vacancies throughout its State-wide locations. Interested candidates to send resume to ewgibson@integrityhouse.org.

Counselor (Full Time)

  • Credentials Required: LSW, LCSW, LAC, LPC, CADC, or LCADC
  • Setting: Residential Program
  • Location: Newark or Secaucus
  • Schedule: Mixture of day shifts (7am-3pm), evening shifts (3pm-11pm) and one weekend shift.
  • Benefits include health, vision, and dental, on site clinical supervision, CEUs, 403B, & professional development.

Counselor Intern (Full Time)

  • Credentials Required: Actively pursuing a credential (LSW, LCSW, LAC, LPC, CADC, or LCADC) and can achieve such credential within 3 years of hire.
  • Setting: Outpatient Program
  • Location: Toms River
  • Schedule: Evenings
  • Benefits include health, vision, and dental, on site clinical supervision, CEUs, 403B, & professional development.

Support Staff (Full Time & Part Time)

  • Credential Required: Valid Driver’s License
  • Setting: Residential Program
  • Location: Newark or Secaucus
  • Full Time Schedule: Mixture of day shifts (7am-3pm), evening shifts (3pm-11pm) and one weekend shift.
  • Full Time Benefits: health, vision, and dental, 403B, & professional development.
  • Part Time Schedule: Saturday & Sunday 7am-3pm; Saturday & Sunday 3pm-11pm; Friday & Saturday 11pm-7am; Friday & Saturday 11pm-11am; etc.

Clinical Position

Date Posted: March 5, 2020

Employer: Stress & Anxiety Services of New Jersey, LLC

Location/Hours: Florham Park, NJ; Full Time

Job Description: Stress & Anxiety Services of New Jersey, LLC is seeking a licensed psychologist for immediate opening of a full-time clinical position in our Florham Park, NJ office location. Flexible hours.  Weekly peer supervision meeting. Pay is based on clients seen. No managed care or insurance contracts or related paperwork to worry about.  Health insurance available with employee contribution.  Partial reimbursement provided for continuing education and professional organization membership fees. Bonus program available. Opportunity to work with Telehealth when seeing clients. Opportunity for running CBT anxiety groups. Great collegial and friendly working environment.  Requirements include: experience with children and adolescents as well as adults, STRONG training/experience in working within a CBT framework, and familiarity with treating anxiety related disorders, especially utilizing ERP for the treatment of OCD. Other evidenced-based therapy training (DBT/ACT) a plus. 

To apply, please send CV and 3 references to Robert.Zambrano@StressAndAnxiety.com

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