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The Department of Human Services (DHS) / Developmental Disabilities Services (DDS) Assistant Director for Residential Services is responsible for the development and oversight of

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Directs and provides general management of the agency’s human development centers by assessing services and financial needs, establishing program objectives and long-rang plans, and evaluating program effectiveness. Directs the activities of subordinate personnel through lower level managers and supervisors by determining overall division goals and objectives and by managing subordinate staff, including interviewing, hiring, providing training, assigning and reviewing work, evaluating the performance of immediate subordinates, and serving as performance evaluation reviewing official for lower level divisional employees. Monitors program policy and procedures to ensure compliance with both state and federal regulations regarding developmental disability practices and makes necessary program adjustments if necessary. Collaborates with treatment providers to implement processes to deliver, improve, and expand patient services statewide to clients in intermediate care facilities. Serves as a liaison of the agency with various committees and task forces and conducts outreach to key policy makers and stakeholders as needed. Attends budget and legislative meetings, provides DHS Director and Legislature with reports and information on program expenditures; responds to requests from the DHS Director, Governor’s office, and legislators on program impact and outcomes. Secures state and federal resources for program enhancements and growth. Performs other duties as assigned.

Knowledge, Abilities, and Skills:

Knowledge of the state and federal laws, rules, regulations, policies, and procedures related to developmental disabilities treatment, program development, and training. Knowledge of the principles and practices of organizational management and public administration. Knowledge of the principles and practices of long range planning and financial management. Ability to analyze data, plan outcomes, and determine solutions. Ability to interpret and apply laws, rules, regulations, policies and procedures, and develop legislation or recommend revisions. Ability to organize and present clear and concise oral and written reports of findings and recommendations. Ability to plan and direct the work of others.

Minimum Qualifications:

The formal education equivalent to a master’s degree in health care administration, social work, public administration or related field; plus seven years of progressively more responsible experience in health care administration or service delivery for the developmentally disabled community, including three years in a professional managerial capacity.

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