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11/29/2017 - Director of Human Services/Mental Health Administrator

Director of Human Services/Mental Health Administrator
(County Department Head)
Department of Human Services
Unclassified/Appointed Position
Salary: TBD

Duties: Under the direct supervision of County Administration, the Director of Human Services will have administrative and fiscal oversight of the department and its divisions, including: Drug and Alcohol Services, First Step Clinic, Mental Health Services, Youth Services, Municipal Alliances, Children’s Interagency Coordinating Council, and HSAC.

Director of Human Services: Assumes decision-making authority for the day-to-day operation and overall direction of the divisions within the Department of Human Services related to social and human service management, planning, direct service provisions, funding, and monitoring. Oversees the development of plans to expand existing services, or to develop new services to meet the growing and changing needs of the residents of the county. Develops and oversees the departmental budget. Develops guidelines and regulations for the utilization, allocation and management of staff, capital, and fiscal resources. Performs other related duties as assigned.

Mental Health Administrator: Maintain accurate records and summaries of the county mental health board’s and its professional advisory committee’s deliberations. Serve as the county mental health board’s executive secretary. Participate in planning and implementation of all system and program development activities relating to the county. Submit an annual county mental health services plan to the Division. Attend statewide or regional meeting of County Mental Health Administrators and submit reports. Participate in formal monitoring of grant and contract services. Performs other related duties as assigned.

Requirements: Master’s Degree in human services related field preferred. Three (3) years of experience in an administrative title in the mental health field. A Bachelor’s Degree with significant work experience beyond the required minimum three years in a human services related field may be substituted for a Master’s Degree with prior approval from the Division. Certification as a Disaster Response Crisis Counselor (DRCC) or obtain certification within one (1) year of employment. Working knowledge of planning, budgeting, and contract administration in mental health care.

Hours: Full-time, Monday through Friday.

Note: Offers of employment for this title are contingent upon successful completion of physical fitness testing, to include drug screenings, and criminal background checks.

Applicants should submit a cover letter, resume, and the names of three professional references to:

Brittany Wiita, Confidential Assistant
Department of Personnel
Brittanywi@co.cumberland.nj.us or fax to 856-453-0361

Application deadline is December 11, 2017


The County of Cumberland is an Equal Opportunity Employer Striving for Diversity in the Workplace.