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Our mission at the Department of Health and Social Services (DHSS) is to improve the quality of life of Delaware citizens by promoting health and well-being, fostering self-sufficiency, and protecting vulnerable populations. We prioritize personal and family independence by assisting individuals and families in a variety of life areas.
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Incumbent will oversee and manage programs and initiatives related to the health workforce development and education portfolio with the Delaware Health Care Commission and provide administrative oversight, management, and support for the Delaware Institute for Medical Education and Research (DIMER), the Delaware Institute for Dental Education and Research (DIDER), and Health Workforce Subcommittee. Incumbent will manage two health care provider loan repayment programs and have experience managing staff, projects, contracts, and grants.
Essential functions are fundamental, core functions common to all positions in the class series and are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all job duties for any one position in the class. Since class specifications are descriptive and not restrictive, incumbents can complete job duties of similar kind not specifically listed here.
- Plans for new and existing programs, directs and coordinates activities/phases of programs and implements necessary changes.
- Develops new policies and procedures, updates or changes existing policies/procedures, translates changes to staff, trains staff, and creates review and data collection forms.
- Supervises and monitors programs/services, staff productivity.
- Modify and/or implement operational methods and assume leadership in corrective action and/or error reduction planning.
- Submits statistical reports, information and summaries on program and staff development and data systems information.
- Reviews statistical and narrative reports, records and case histories prepared by staff to evaluate effectiveness of services provided.
- Revises operating procedures which include workload assignment and staffing.
- Recommends revision of policy and procedures to improve services.
- Reviews and evaluates the work of staff, makes recommendations on hiring and disciplinary actions.
- Instructs, advises and directs the implementation of policies and procedures. Evaluate and monitor their effectiveness and efficiency through review of administrative reports, program reviews and client contact.
- Coordinates with other administrators, State and community agencies to meet and improve agency objectives.
- Interacts with union representatives, handles grievances and assists supervisors on disciplinary actions, formal contracts, terminations and promotions.
- Prepares and/or oversees the preparation of various reports such as statistical, attendance, analysis of operations, program assessments, supervisory reviews and special reports upon requests.
JOB REQUIREMENTS for Social Services Senior Administrator
Applicants must have education, training and/or experience demonstrating competence in each of the following areas:
Three years experience in health or human services work such as applying theories, principles, laws and practices of health or human services programs and services that assist with and improve life for individuals, families, or communities such as financial support, employment, unemployment, housing, health care, disease prevention, substance abuse, child protective services, physical/mental health treatment and prevention or rehabilitation.
Six months experience in health or human services program administration such as overseeing and directing the development, implementation and evaluation of health or human services programs and services; planning and establishing short and long range program goals and objectives. Providing advice to other agency organizational units through consultation.
Six months experience in developing policies and procedures.
Six months experience in staff supervision which includes planning, assigning, reviewing, and evaluating the work of others.
- Knowledge of budget management and control which includes managing a budget for the purpose of keeping expenditures within the limitations of available appropriations and available revenue and maintaining, monitoring, projecting and controlling a budget within set policies and procedures.
Additional Posting Information
Due to a new requirement from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) the following mandate is effective January 27, 2022: As a condition of employment, employees providing health care services and/or support services in covered facilities must show proof that they have received the dose of a single J&J dose or the 1st dose of Moderna/Pfizer two-dose vaccine effective date January 27, 2022, and proof of the single J&J dose or the 2nd dose of Moderna/Pfizer two-dose vaccine by February. 28, 2022. Employees may not provide any care, treatment, or other services until proof is provided. Based on CMS guidance, the date for compliance may extend into March due to the health care facilities high vaccination rate of staff. If you accept a position with the facility, your Human Resources representative can provide more guidance. The only exception to these requirements is for those employees granted medical or religious exemptions from the COVID-19 vaccine as recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, which may require weekly COVID-19 testing. This will be in effect until further notice. More information can be found here.
Conditions of Hire
Applicants must be legally authorized to work in the United States. The State of Delaware participates in E-Verify and will provide the federal government with your Form I-9 information to confirm that you are authorized to work in the U.S. For more information refer to our Job Seeker Resources
DHSS does not provide employment-based sponsorship.
The application and supplemental questionnaire are evaluated based upon a rating of your education, training and experience as they relate to the job requirements of the position. It is essential that you provide complete and accurate information on your application and the supplemental questionnaire to include dates of employment, job title and job duties. For education and training, list name of educational provider, training course titles and summary of course content. Narrative information supplied in response to the questions must be supported by the information supplied on the application including your employment, education and training history as it relates to the job requirements.
Once you have submitted your application on-line, all future correspondence related to your application will be sent via email. Please keep your contact information current. You may also view all correspondence sent to you by the State of Delaware in the “My Applications” tab at Delaware State Jobs
Accommodations are available for applicants with disabilities in all phases of the application and employment process. To request an auxiliary aid or service please call (302) 739-5458. TDD users should call the Delaware Relay Service Number 1-800-232-5460 for assistance.
The State of Delaware is an Equal Opportunity employer and values a diverse workforce. We strongly encourage and seek out a workforce representative of Delaware including race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression.