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Director of Disability Services

Dubuque County, Dubuque, IA

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Dubuque County is accepting applications for a full-time Director of Disability Services to perform services and collaboratively works with regional Coordinators; works directly with Dubuque County Board of Supervisors and other county staff and community stakeholders to plan and implement services that support adult and children’s brain health, developmental needs and comorbidities.

Examples of Duties:

    • Acts as Coordinator of Disability Services for Dubuque County MH/DS system;
      • Tracks services and costs for people supported directly by the county through mental health commitments or other programs
      • Develops, submits, and monitors the county administrative budget
      • Collects and reports data to the county Board of Supervisors
      • Interacts with the public to provide education and information
      • Assists in the assignment of work, hiring, training and disciplinary decisions, using independent judgement, with support staff.  Conducts performance appraisals of the support staff
      • Effectively engages the community to innovatively develop new services that support brain health, developmental needs and comorbidities
      • Collaborates with other funders, service providers, people with disabilities and their families, and advocates

    • Works collaboratively with the Regional CEO and other Coordinators to ensure that:
      • Intake in the MH/DS system is completed for any persons wishing to access regionally funded services
      • The Region’s budget is intentionally set to balance the needs of people supported as well as accountable and responsive to tax payers
      • The Region’s Strategic Plan is supported and implemented
      • The Region’s policy and procedure manual is developed and remains in compliance with all applicable laws, County and Regional policies, and program standards.
      • Data is collected, analyzed, and reported to the Dubuque County Board of Supervisors and Regional Governing Board, as requested
      • Service development is innovative and in accordance with Iowa Code requirements
      • Regional quality assurance activities are implemented, supported, and measured
      • State reporting requirements are sufficiently met
      • The County and Region’s provider network is robust and adequately supported

Minimum Qualifications:

Bachelor's Degree in social work, public health administration or related human services field from an accredited college or university is required.

  • Master's degree is preferred.
  • Must have experience working with people with disabilities.
  • Must have experience working with people with comorbidities.

 Knowledge of:

  • The state’s Mental Health/Disability Services system
  • Effective brain health, comorbidities and developmental supports
  • Designing and implementing quality improvement activities, including program evaluation
  • Budgeting procedures
  • Computer word processing, spreadsheet and database software applications.

Ability to:

  • Present ideas effectively, orally and in written form
  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships with county officials, regional staff, service providers, people with disabilities, and the general public
  • Conduct detailed analytical evaluation and studies, and prepare related reports and recommendations
  • Actively engage with an annual professional development plan with the Regional CEO


To Apply visit https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/dubuquecounty

Deadline to Apply is December 23, 2020 3:00PM



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Job Details

Req Num --
ID 760701
Dubuque, IA
Positions 1
Full Time
Pay $30.52-$38.15
Clerical/Office Administration
Government/Public Service
Human and Social Services
EMSI Skills Advocacy
Human Services
Mental Health
Performance Appraisal
Program Evaluation
Program Standards
Quality Assurance
Quality Management
Service Development Studio
Service Provider
Social Work
Strategic Planning
Word Processor
Writing Systems
Health Insurance
Dental Insurance
Vision Insurance
Life Insurance
Retirement Plan
Paid Vacation
Paid Sick Leave
Paid Holidays

Preferred Candidates

Years of Experience --
Education High School/GED

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