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Department of Social Services (DSS) Director

Category: Management
Description:
CLEVELAND COUNTY IS SEEKING A PASSIONATE ADVOCATE AND MISSION DRIVEN LEADER TO BE THEIR NEXT DEPARTMENT OF SOCIAL SERVICES (DSS) DIRECTOR WHO WILL LEAD STAFF AND WORK EFFECTIVELY WITHIN DEMANDS OF AN ORGANIZATION WHICH FOLLOWS STATE OF NC HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES REGULATIONS AND REPORTS TO THE CLEVELAND COUNTY MANAGER AND BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS. THE SUCCESSFUL LEADER HAS A TRACK RECORD OF PARTNERING AND COLLABORATING WITH STAFF, COMMUNITY, REGIONAL PARTNERS, THE DSS ADVISORY BOARD AND COUNTY MANAGER AND COUNTY COMMISSIONERS TO CARRY OUT THE MISSION OF THE DEPARTMENT “TO PROVIDE CHILDREN A SAFE, PERMANENT FAMILY, TO PROTECT AND SERVE VULNERABLE DISABLED ADULTS, TO HELP FAMILIES BECOME SELF-SUFFICIENT, AND TO HELP ELIGIBLE FAMILIES OBTAIN MEDICAL AND FOOD ASSISTANCE. THE PRIMARY THEME THAT UNITES EACH OF THESE STATEMENTS IS CITIZEN ADVOCACY.” THE NEXT DSS DIRECTOR WILL CARRY OUT SEVERAL KEY PRIORITIES INCLUDING EVALUATING AND ENHANCING TECHNOLOGY TO ENSURE EFFECTIVE SERVICE DELIVERY, DEVELOPING A CLIMATE OF EMPLOYEE ENGAGEMENT TO INCREASE RETENTION AND RENEWAL OF PASSION FOR MISSION CRITICAL SERVICES, CREATING INCREASED ACCESS TO EXCELLENT STAFF TRAINING ESPECIALLY AROUND NC FAST, FOSTERING A CLIMATE OF EXCELLENT COMMUNITY CUSTOMER SERVICE, AND LEVERAGING PARTNERSHIPS WITH LOCAL AND REGIONAL PARTNERS TO PROACTIVELY SEEK AND SUPPORT ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT OPPORTUNITY. MORE INFORMATION ABOUT THE DEPARTMENT CAN BE FOUND AT HTTPS://WWW.CLEVELANDCOUNTY.COM/MAIN/DEPARTMENTS/DSS_CONTACT_US.PHP QUALIFICATIONS: THE SUCCESSFUL CANDIDATE SHOULD POSSESS A MASTER'S DEGREE IN SOCIAL WORK (MSW) AND TWO (2) YEARS OF SUPERVISORY EXPERIENCE IN THE DELIVERY OF CLIENT SERVICES; OR A BACHELOR'S DEGREE IN SOCIAL WORK AND THREE (3) YEARS OF SUPERVISORY EXPERIENCE IN THE DELIVERY OF CLIENT SERVICES ONE (1) OF WHICH MUST HAVE BEEN IN SOCIAL SERVICES; OR GRADUATION FROM A FOUR (4) COLLEGE OR UNIVERSITY AND THREE (3) YEARS OF SUPERVISORY EXPERIENCE IN THE DELIVERY OF CLIENT SERVICES, TWO (2) OF WHICH MUST HAVE BEEN IN SOCIAL SERVICES; OR AN EQUIVALENT COMBINATION OF TRAINING AND EXPERIENCE. APPLICANTS MUST HAVE AN EXTENSIVE KNOWLEDGE OF MANAGEMENT PRINCIPLES APPLICABLE TO THE OPERATION OF A HUMAN SERVICE DELIVERY SYSTEM. APPLICANTS MUST ALSO HAVE AN UNDERSTANDING OF THE ORGANIZATIONAL STRUCTURE OF A DEPARTMENT OF SOCIAL SERVICES AND APPLICABLE COUNTY POLICY AS WELL AS STATE AND FEDERAL LAWS, RULES, AND REGULATIONS. THE HIRING RANGE IS $90,036 - $117,048 BASE SALARY AND COMPENSATION IS NEGOTIABLE BASED ON EXPERIENCE AND QUALIFICATIONS. RESIDENCY WITHIN THE COUNTY IS REQUIRED WITHIN A NEGOTIATED TIME FRAME. TO APPLY, PLEASE GO TO HTTPS://WWW.DEVELOPMENTALASSOCIATES.COM AND VIEW THE CLIENT OPENINGS. ALL APPLICATIONS MUST BE SUBMITTED ONLINE. ALL INQUIRIES SHOULD BE EMAILED TO HIRING@DEVELOPMENTALASSOCIATES.COM. RESUME SCREENING BEGINS FEBRUARY 4, 2019. ON-SITE INTERVIEWS AND SKILL EVALUATION FOR THE SEMI-FINALISTS IS MARCH 18-19, 2019 IN CLEVELAND COUNTY.
Employer: Cleveland County Government
Expires: 2/7/2019
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