Chief of Disability Services

Posted: 09/26/2021

About the job:

Have you been looking for a leadership role in human services where you can be part of a dynamic system dedicated to supporting people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD) in Tarrant County? Are you interested in helping develop innovative, modern solutions to bring our developmental disabilities service system into the future? If so, this may be just the right position for you. My Health My Resources of Tarrant County is currently seeking a Chief of Disability Services. An ideal candidate for this position will have strong leadership skills as well as the ability to work collaboratively with a diverse stakeholder group to identify and implement systems improvements with the goal of creating safe and supportive communities. Maintaining close relationships with people we serve, family, provider, and advocate stakeholders is an important part of this role. This role has a significant impact of the quality of life of people with IDD and their families/guardians.

Awesome benefits:

General Description: This is an executive level professional position. The incumbent is a chief of disabilities services and performs difficult and complex tasks to ensure the overall management, administration and improvement of agency programs including, but may not be limited to, Support Coordination, ICF Homes, Day Support, Supported Employment, and Transportation. The incumbent is also a member of the Executive Leadership Team and providing support and expertise in agency operations.

Organization: The Chief of Disability Services reports to the Chief Executive Officer. The incumbent provides leadership within the organization and directly supervises professional staff, and indirectly supervises all employees within the division.

Essential Functions:

  • Provides leadership and expertise within developmental disabilities/community support services while supporting all aspects of the agency's operations.
  • Supervises employees, performing related human resources functions and completing necessary paperwork.
  • Provides organizational leadership and direction based on the mission, goals, and objectives of the Board.
  • Manages the development and implementation of all programs and activities within the division, including short- and long-range program assessment and planning.
  • Ensures compliance with applicable accreditation standards, regulations, etc. and supports and promotes efforts within division related to quality improvement.
  • Develops, administers, and monitors program budgets and assures compliance with applicable rules and guidelines.
  • Establishes effective relationships with agency, community, and state groups.
  • Assesses and monitors community needs and evaluates program outcomes.
  • Oversees any relevant contracts.
  • Prepares reports, administers grants, and makes presentations as needed.
  • Participates in meetings, committees, and agency events.
  • Proactively engage and collaborates with administration divisions and Executive Leadership Team
  • Performs related tasks as assigned.
Working Conditions:
A. Hazards
• None known
B. Environment
• Office physical presence required for this position.
C. Physical Effort
• Minimal
D. Exempt
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Must have knowledge of IDD, classifications, effects, and people we serve needs (additional knowledge of mental health, substance use disorders and other health care system concepts preferred). Must have knowledge of employment principles as well as best practices for programs and service delivery. Knowledge of applicable Federal, State and Local guidelines, laws, and regulations, including person-centered practice, Medicaid waivers and positive behavioral supports, required. Demonstrated leadership skills in project management and the formulation of program goals and objectives and establishing a plan of action, required. Must be able to plan, manage and evaluate programs, including assessment, networking, marketing, and budgeting. Must demonstrate the ability to work effectively in a leadership position, to work effectively while managing multiple goals and processes, and provide direct supervision and guidance to staff. Must be able to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing. Must be able to establish and maintain successful working relationships with executive leadership, county staff, government officials, community partners, private providers, and the public.
Education, Experience and Training:
A Bachelor's Degree in a related Human Services area (social work, psychology, rehabilitation, Business, or health care/rehabilitation administration) required with at least 10 years of director-level experience and 12 years progressively responsible related experience, including staff supervision, preferably with the provision and management of community-based services. 
Master's Degree preferred.
No substitutions for minimum requirements.
Hold a Texas behavioral health professional license or license eligible, preferred.
Special Conditions:
  • Criminal Records Check, including fingerprinting
  • Additional State checks including but not limited to CPS (Child Protective Services)
  • TB Test 
  • Work beyond normal work schedule

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