Montgomery County Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) seeks a visionary executive to lead our Aging and Disability Services division. The Chief of Aging and Disability Services provides leadership and oversight of the County’s Aging and Disability Services. The position will also serve as a senior member of the Department’s leadership team responsible for building and nurturing a fully integrated public health and human services system.
The ideal candidate will demonstrate an active knowledge of the needs of older adults and persons with disabilities and the ability to direct strategic initiatives which address root causes of inequalities, reduce barriers to services and enrich systems that contribute to an age-friendly community. The ideal candidate will have a deep understanding of the interdependencies between human services, somatic health, and behavioral health and a strong commitment to working within and contributing to an integrated public health and human services delivery system. The candidate will demonstrate a strong commitment to community engagement focused on building ongoing relationships that inform and influence services to older adults and persons with disabilities.
• Plans, leads, and supervises management staff in implementing the core program service functions of assessment, policy development, education, and quality assurance for aging and disabled populations.
• Promotes and fosters partnerships with public and private agencies in order to assure a well-coordinated system of services for the aging and disabled.
• Assures the effectiveness of Aging and Disability Service programs and policies through conducting evaluations and customer feedback.
• Assures effective fiscal and management controls.
• Ensures the provision of adequate and relevant staff training.
• Assists in the development and implementation of an integrated health and human services system.
• Maintains communications and represents Aging and Disability Services to clients, the general public, and to Federal, State, and local agencies and officials.
• Ensures that employees at all levels are encouraged to participate in program and policy development.
• Extensive knowledge of aging and disability principles and issues, and of developments in applicable Federal and State regulations and programs.
• Thorough knowledge of, and commitment to customer service and client focused integrated and interdisciplinary service delivery.
Equity and Social Justice
• Understanding and commitment to equity and social justice and impact of social determinants on health and well-being.
• Cultural competence obtained through working with racially and culturally diverse communities.
• Bilingual preferred -Spanish, French, Vietnamese, Chinese, Korean or Amharic.
• Ability to lead, plan, implement, and evaluate aging and disability service programs.
• Extensive experience with outcome-based planning and accountability.
Relationship Management and Community Engagement
• Ability to establish collaborative and cooperative approaches to achieving goals.
• Fosters an environment of collaboration through partnerships with government agencies, private sector organizations, community-based groups, and clients.
• Creates an environment based on open, clear, and consistent communication among staff.
EXPEREINCE AND EDUCATION:
Experience: Extensive seven (07) years human service experience, to include five (05) years of professional experience in the administration of programs for aging and disabled populations.
Education: Graduation from an accredited college or university with a Master's Degree in a human service or public administration field.
Equivalency: An equivalent combination of education and experience may be substituted.
The Chief of Aging and Disability Services will be appointed by the County Executive and confirmed by the County Council. This is a non-merit position within the Montgomery County Government and will report to the Director of the Department of Health and Human Services.