PURPOSE OF JOB CLASS (NATURE OF WORK)
In the Department of Developmental Services at a regional office or in the central office this class is accountable for directing a program which provides services to persons with developmental disabilities and related conditions and their families.
REGIONAL OFFICE: Receives administrative direction from a Developmental Services Assistant Regional Director or other administrative official of higher grade.
CENTRAL OFFICE: Receives administrative direction from the Deputy Commissioner or other administrative official of higher grade.
Directs staff of a unit as assigned.
EXAMPLES OF DUTIES
Directs staff and operations of a unit; coordinates, plans and manages unit activities; formulates program goals and objectives; develops or assists in development of related policy; interprets and administers pertinent laws; evaluates staff; manages program budget for service area within a region or oversees distribution of funds among regions for a program area; maintains contacts with individuals both within and outside of unit who might impact on program activities; oversees accounts and funding related to family support programs; analyzes cost data; participates in selection of providers including negotiation and monitoring of contracts; makes recommendations for service enhancements; organizes and/or manages task forces and community agencies and councils as well as ad hoc work groups; manages and/or coordinates development of reports and recommendations; keeps department managers informed of program activities; assists in identification and determination of priorities; may mediate disputes between providers and families; may manage implementation of demonstration of ongoing products; may collaborate with other state agencies and private sector to train and place welfare recipients and others in providing respite services; may develop, coordinate and supervise leisure time activities in partnership with community organizations; may manage activities to identify and/or adapt new concepts, ideas and state of the art programs; may serve as on-call officer for region; performs related duties as required.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILL AND ABILITY
Considerable knowledge of and ability to apply management principles and techniques; considerable knowledge of relevant state and federal laws, statutes and regulations; considerable knowledge of modern principles and practices of community based integrated services for persons with developmental disabilities and related conditions; considerable interpersonal skills; considerable oral and written communication skills.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - GENERAL EXPERIENCE
Eight (8) years of professional experience in the provision of human services programs for persons with development disabilities and related conditions.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - SPECIAL EXPERIENCE
Two (2) years of the General Experience must have been in early intervention services for children birth to three years old including one (1) year in a supervisory capacity.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - SUBSTITUTIONS ALLOWED
1. College training in education, psychology, rehabilitative therapy, social work or a closely related field may be substituted for the General Experience on the basis of fifteen (15) semester hours equalling one-half (1/2) year of experience to a maximum of four (4) years for a Bachelor’s
2. A Master’s degree in education, psychology, rehabilitation therapy, social work or a closely related field may be substituted for one (1) additional year of the General Experience.
JOB CLASS DESIGNATION
(25)-Patient and Inmate Care
This replaces the existing title of and specification for the class of Mental Retardation Program Manager (Birth to Three) (General) in Salary Group MP 63 approved effective July 29, 1998. (Revised to change Agency name)
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