• Commonwealth of Massachusetts
  • $108,380.00 -167,060.00/year*
  • Revere , MA
  • Executive Management
  • Full-Time
  • 69 Rose St


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The Department of Developmental Services (DDS) is dedicated to creating, in partnership with others, innovative and genuine opportunities for individuals with intellectual disabilities to participate fully and meaningfully in, and contribute to, their communities as valued members.

Area Director - (190004H4)
Description
The work location of this position is in Plymouth, MA.
The Department of Developmental Services (DDS) is dedicated to creating, in partnership with others, innovative and genuine opportunities for individuals with intellectual disabilities to participate fully and meaningfully in, and contribute to, their communities as valued members.
The Southeast Region of DDS is seeking a person with excellent management skills and knowledge of the field of developmental disabilities to provide leadership to the Plymouth Area Office serving persons with intellectual and other developmental disabilities and their families. The Area Director is the highest DDS management position at the local level, and the direct link for city and town officials, local directors of other Executive Office of Health and Human Services (EOHHS) agencies, and an extensive network of provider organizations. At an operational level, the Area Director has day to day accountability for managing all administrative, clinical, programmatic, and budgetary matters, including the provision of 24 hour emergency on-call response capacity.
The Plymouth Area Office Director has primary responsibility for the development, procurement, monitoring, and evaluation of a comprehensive array of residential, day, clinical and support services and supports for approximately 500-1000 children and adults. The Area Director is responsible for evaluating service needs within the catchment area and plays a leadership role in the procurement process, including developing Requests for Response (RFRs), evaluating responses to RFRs and making award recommendations to the Regional Director. The Area Director has delegated responsibility for negotiation of annual provider contracts, and for monitoring and evaluating vendors against stipulated performance outcome measures. The area Director is accountable for developing, prioritizing and managing the Area Budget which includes over $57 million in contracted services and over $1 million in personnel and related costs.
The Area Director has primary responsibility for determining individual's priority of need for available services, including the individual's eligibility for the Federal Home and Community Based Services Waiver, and for maximizing Waiver revenue by appropriately matching Waiver-eligible individuals with needed services. Through there oversight of the Individual Support Plan process, the Area Director ensures that individual services needs are identified and responded to within the limits of available resources. This requires complex programmatic and budgetary planning skills to anticipate unplanned emergencies and changing client needs, while remaining responsive to regulatory and litigation requirements.
The Area Director has direct supervisory responsibility for 30 Professional and support staff within the Area Office, including ensuring that they are formally evaluated utilizing stipulated performance evaluation processes, and that the work environment is maintained consistent with negotiated labor contracts and EOHHS policy. This includes on-going focus on the training and development needs of a diverse labor force, providing or arranging for on-going skill development and training. The Area Director oversees a comprehensive Management Information System (Meditech) that maintains client-specific and programmatic data that is critical for quality management.
In addition to a variety of general quality assurance activities, the Area Director provides leadership in the implementation and oversight of the Department's Risk Management System. The system provides structured interventions and oversight for clients whose behavior raises potential public safety concerns. The Area Director is responsible for tracking all DDS and DPPC investigations, developing Action Plans to respond to investigatory findings, and ensuring follow-up on required actions.
As the Senior Departmental Manager at the local level, the Area Director must deal respectfully and professionally with a diverse group of citizens and public officials on a daily basis, including city and town officials, Housing Authorities, police and fire departments, the Social Security Administration, the Court system, hospitals and other generic health care providers, local press and media, state legislators and other political figures, special education directors and other School Department officials, senior staff of other EOHHS agencies and members of the local DDS Citizens Advisory Board. In all these interactions the Area Director must operate with a keen awareness of the responsibilities of public stewardship, and of their role as a public representative of EOHHS.
The Area Director is a member of the Southeast Regional Management Team, and is supervised directly by the Regional Director.
Preferred Qualifications:
The applicant should have extensive administrative and supervisory experience in the field of Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities. This includes direct senior level experience in program development, contract negotiations, risk management, resource prioritization, and individual, family and community relations. A background in the field of Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities is essential in order to successfully perform the duties of the Area Director Position.
Pre-Offer Process
A criminal background check (CORI) will be completed on the recommended candidate as required by the regulations set forth by the Executive Office of Health and Human Services prior to the candidate being hired. In addition, Chapter 234 of the Acts of 2014, An Act Requiring National Background Checks, requires the Department of Developmental Services to conduct fingerprint-based check of the state and national criminal history databases on the recommended candidate. For more information, please visit:


In addition a Tax and Background review will be conducted on the recommended candidate.
Education, licensure and certifications will be verified in accordance with the Human Resources Division's Hiring Guidelines. Education and license/certification information provided by the selected candidate(s) is subject to the Massachusetts Public Records Law and may be published on the Commonwealth's website.
Schedule Information:
Schedule: Monday through Friday
Days Off: Saturday and Sunday
On-Call Responsibilities and schedule flexibility will be required for this position.
For questions, please contact Human Resources DDS Southeast Regional Office at 508-###-####.
Qualifications
MINIMUM ENTRANCE REQUIREMENTS:
Applicants must have at least (A) six (6) years of full-time or, equivalent part-time, professional, administrative, supervisory, or managerial experience in business administration, business management, public administration, public management, clinical administration or clinical management of which (B) at least two (2) years must have been in a supervisory or managerial capacity or (C) any equivalent combination of the required experience and substitutions below.
Substitutions:
I. A certificate in a relevant or related field may be substituted for one (1) year of the required (A) experience.
II. A Bachelor's degree in a related field may be substituted for two (2) years of the required (A) experience.
III. A Graduate degree in a related field may be substituted for three (3) years of the required (A) experience.
IV. A Doctorate degree in a related field may be substituted for four (4) years of the required (A) experience.
An Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer. Females, minorities, veterans, and persons with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply.
Official Title: Program Manager VIII
Primary Location
: United States-Massachusetts-Plymouth 38 Industrial Park Rd
Job
: Community and Social Services
Agency
: Department of Developmental Services
Schedule
: Full-time
Shift
: Multiple
Job Posting
: May 30, 2019, 12:55:16 PM
Number of Openings
: 1
Salary
: 48,478.04 - 137,236.51 Yearly
If you have Diversity, Affirmative Action or Equal Employment Opportunity questions or need a Reasonable Accommodation, please contact Diversity Officer / ADA Coordinator: Tracy Brown - 617-###-####
Bargaining Unit: M99-Managers (EXE)
Confidential: No
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The Southeast Region of DDS is seeking a person with excellent management skills and knowledge of the field of developmental disabilities to provide leadership to the Plymouth Area Office serving persons with intellectual and other developmental disabilities and their families. The Area Director is the highest DDS management position at the local level, and the direct link for city and town officials, local directors of other Executive Office of Health and Human Services (EOHHS) agencies, and an extensive network of provider organizations. At an operational level, the Area Director has day to day accountability for managing all administrative, clinical, programmatic, and budgetary matters, including the provision of 24 hour emergency on-call response capacity., The applicant should have extensive administrative and supervisory experience in the field of Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities. This includes direct senior level experience in program development, contract negotiations, risk management, resource prioritization, and individual, family and community relations. A background in the field of Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities is essential in order to successfully perform the duties of the Area Director Position., Applicants must have at least (A) six (6) years of full-time or, equivalent part-time, professional, administrative, supervisory, or managerial experience in business administration, business management, public administration, public management, clinical administration or clinical management of which (B) at least two (2) years must have been in a supervisory or managerial capacity or (C) any equivalent combination of the required experience and substitutions below. Substitutions: I. A certificate in a relevant or related field may be substituted for one (1) year of the required (A) experience. II. A Bachelor's degree in a related field may be substituted for two (2) years of the required (A) experience. III. A Graduate degree in a related field may be substituted for three (3) years of the required (A) experience. IV. A Doctorate degree in a related field may be substituted for four (4) years of the required (A) experience.

48,478.04 - 137,236.51 Yearly If you have Diversity, Affirmative Action or Equal Employment Opportunity questions or need a Reasonable Accommodation, please contact Diversity Officer / ADA Coordinator: Tracy Brown - 617-###-#### Bargaining Unit: M99-Managers (EXE) Confidential: No
A criminal background check (CORI) will be completed on the recommended candidate as required by the regulations set forth by the Executive Office of Health and Human Services prior to the candidate being hired. In addition, Chapter 234 of the Acts of 2014, An Act Requiring National Background Checks, requires the Department of Developmental Services to conduct fingerprint-based check of the state and national criminal history databases on the recommended candidate. For more information, please visit: In addition a Tax and Background review will be conducted on the recommended candidate. Education, licensure and certifications will be verified in accordance with the Human Resources Division's Hiring Guidelines. Education and license/certification information provided by the selected candidate(s) is subject to the Massachusetts Public Records Law and may be published on the Commonwealth's website. Schedule Information: Schedule: Monday through Friday Days Off: Saturday and Sunday On-Call Responsibilities and schedule flexibility will be required for this position. For questions, please contact Human Resources DDS Southeast Regional Office at 508-###-####.


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