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Virginia Beach - Director of Human Services

Job Description: The City of Virginia Beach is seeking a highly experienced and seasoned executive to direct a full range of comprehensive/innovative mental health, intellectual disability, substance abuse and social services programs. The Director ensures that the appropriate resources are made available to meet the social and financial needs of individuals and families and, that children and adults are protected from abuse and neglect through the effective and proactive administration of programs including Welfare-to-Work initiatives, Temporary Assistance to Needy Families (TANF), Medicaid, Food Stamps, Workforce Development /Employment, and Day-Care Assistance. The successful candidate will direct programs to ensure that disabled persons receive appropriate services in the community including outpatient, medication management, day, residential, in-home, vocational, emergency, and case management services for children, adults, and elderly citizens. The Director collaborates effectively with the faith-based and volunteer communities, other agencies, and government and business leaders to identify and manage gaps in services for citizen; and provides staff support to the Social Services Advisory Board, Community Services Board and serves as the CSB Executive Director. The successful candidate will direct the proactive and effective administration of all programs and provide recommendations to the City Manager, or designee, on program/policy innovations, changes, and enhancements. The Director leads and serves on organizational initiatives/ programs and assignments to support and address the quality of life and public safety issues that characterize community-based programming. The Director ensures provision of sheltering functions necessary to care for residents and visitors during emergency events. The successful candidate will plan programs to meet City Council's destination points, Mayor's Action Challenge and the city's strategic outcomes. The Director ensures that federal, state, and local regulations are met and appropriate accounting practices are followed in receiving federal and state reimbursements. The Director provides recommendations to the City Manager, or designee, regarding intergovernmental policies impacting local service delivery issues with special focus on funding and compliance. The successful candidate will partner with other city and state departments and other organizations for effective results. The Director represents the city on program and service related issues with external organizations and the media and serves in leadership capacity on various advisory boards and commissions. Minimum Qualifications: Higher-level education and experience equivalent to 12 years in fields utilizing the knowledge, skills, and abilities including 5 years at the program management or administrator level. Preferred Qualifications: A master's degree in Social Work, Psychology, Public Administration, Government Operations, Business Management, or a similar program and 6 years executive level.


How to Apply: For more information and to apply on-line by the closing date of 3/8/13 go to EOE

Closes: Open Until Filled

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