Maine Department of Health and Human Services
Direct Hire Vacancy Announcement
Social Services Manager I
Assistant Program Administrator - OCFS (4 positions)
CODE: 5065 RANGE: 27 (Supervisory Services B.U.) $44,740.80 - $61,401.60/yr.
Value of State paid Health & Dental Insurance: $341.08 biweekly (90% State Contribution)
Value of State share of employee retirement: 11.54% of pay
Opening Date: June 21, 2012
July 9, 2012
| (207) 287-1877
|Restrictions: Only employees with Promotional Status within the Department of Health and Human Services May Apply|
|Location: Biddeford, Lewiston, Augusta, Caribou|
The Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) provides supportive, preventive, protective, public health and intervention services that protect the public health and assist our customers in meeting their needs; and that assist families in providing for the developmental, health and safety needs of their children. DHHS strives to provide these programs and services while respecting the rights and preferences of individuals and families. The Office of Child & Family Services (OCFS), within DHHS is responsible for ensuring the safety, permanency and well-being of children and families through community networks, local resources, and life-long family connections throughout Maine. OCFS fulfills its mission through: Policy and Prevention, Intervention and Care Management, Community Partnerships, and Accountability and Information Services. This recruitment action will establish an employment register that will be used to fill vacancies for an Assistant Program Administrator in our Biddeford, Lewiston, Augusta, and Caribou District Offices. This register may also be used to fill future APA vacancies on a statewide basis.
As an OCFS Assistant Program Administrator, you will work collaboratively with the regional Program Administrator in managing the delivery of child welfare services within a designated geographic district. In some districts this will involve supervision of one or more programs throughout the district. In others it will involve direct supervision of all programs and operations in a branch office. You will assist the PA by assuming responsibilities in such areas as Child Welfare Reform (to include implementation of practice model, Strategic Plan and Program Improvement Plan), staff education and development, community relations, office management and administration, oversight of Regional Operations staff and Personnel Division liaison. You will be expected to assume the duties and responsibilities of the District PA as delegated including responsibility for Child Welfare Reform and representing the District in OCFS committees and workgroups.
To qualify, you must have an eight year combination of education and professional experience in Child Welfare programs/services, including at least two years of related supervisory or program management experience. NECESSARY SPECIAL REQUIREMENT: Applicants must be fully licensed as a Licensed Social Worker (LSW) as issued by the Maine State Board of Social Work Licensure. The backgrounds of well-qualified candidates will demonstrate the following competencies:
1. A thorough understanding of and history of supporting the OCFS Practice Model.
2. A proven ability to lead, mentor, and motivate staff; and enable staff to achieve performance expectations.
3. Expert-level knowledge of MACWIS (Maine Automated Child Welfare Information System).
4. Knowledge and ability to envision and lead cross-system collaborative efforts to plan, develop and implement strategies to improve services to children and families, consistent with the OCFS Practice Model.
Application and Information
For additional information about this position please contact Steve Smith, Personnel Officer at (207) 287-1877 or by e-mail at email@example.com . To apply, please forward a State of Maine application form, current resume and cover letter addressing the four competency areas identified in the Requirements Section to the following address post-marked on or prior to the closing date:
Department of Health and Human Services
Personnel Division Attn: S. Smith
#11 State House Station
Augusta, ME 04333-0011
Applications are available at www.maine.gov/dhhs/jobs .
The Department of Health and Human Services is
an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer.
We provide reasonable
accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities upon request.