Ak Chin Indian Community

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Health and Human Services Director

at Ak Chin Indian Community

Pay: $76,469 to $110,880/year
Salary : $2,941.12 - $4,264.62 Biweekly $76,469.00 - $110,880.00 Annually
Posted: 1/9/2019
Job Reference #: 2314316
Keywords: operations

Job Description

Overall Job Objective

Job Title:Health and Human Services Director
Opening Date/Time: Tue. 01/08/19 12:00 AM Arizona Time
Closing Date/Time: Wed. 01/30/19 11:59 PM Arizona Time
Location:42507 W. Peters and Nall Road, Maricopa, AZ 85139, Arizona
Department:Health and Human Services
Salary:$2,941.12 - $4,264.62 Biweekly
$76,469.00 - $110,880.00 Annually
Salary Information:Offering salary will be made between the minimum to midpoint of the posted salary range for this position, based on qualifications and experience. Employees may progress through the full salary range, subject to their successful performance and annual budget approval.
Under general supervision of the Community Services Manager (CSM), oversees the complete management of all operational activities related to the provision of Social Services and Behavioral Health to the Ak-Chin Indian Community.

 Minimum Qualifications:

Master's degree from an accredited university in Social Work, Public Health, Psychology, Public Administration, Sociology, or closely related field and a minimum of seven years of progressively responsible managerial, supervisory and administrative experience in social service programs OR an equivalent combination of experience, education, and training which provides the desired knowledge, skills, and abilities. Must be alcohol and drug free. Must have a valid Arizona Driver's License and be able to meet the Community's insurance carrier requirements. Must successfully complete a fingerprint/background check.

 Examples of Duties:
  • Assesses the needs of the Community from a Social Services and Behavioral Health perspective on a continuous basis and recommends appropriate service programs.
  • Develops and recommends for approval the long and short term goals for social services programs and behavioral health services.
  • Oversees the work of the Social Services and Behavioral Health staff to ensure delivery of program services; assists staff in understanding and carrying out operating policies and procedures for effective service/program delivery; ensures that grants and contracts within these programs are meeting goals and objectives.
  • Develops and maintains effective inter-agency working relationships.
  • Confers with Community, County, state, other tribal and federal officials, representatives of related agencies, institutions, and public or private organizations as necessary.
  • Prepares annual Social Services and Behavioral Health department budget recommendations, submits budget to Council for review and approval, and ensures that proper revenue and expenditure controls are followed.
  • Coordinates with the Ak-Chin Grants and Contracts office to research and apply for grants to support department functions and monitor expenditures under grant funding to comply with funding source guidelines.
  • Prepares and submits a variety of reports regarding Social Services and Behavioral Health activities/operations. 
  • Demonstrates continuous effort to improve operations, decrease turnaround times, streamline work processes and work cooperatively and jointly to provide quality customer service.
  • Oversees the BIA Social Services portion of the Self-Governance compact.
  • Oversees a Clinical Supervisor to ensure employed therapists are earning their certifications.
  • Develops and recommends for approval the department Strategic Plan, goals and objectives.
  • Performs other job related duties as assigned.

 Other Requirements:
  • Knowledge of the social services and behavioral health needs of a Native American  Community.
  • Knowledge of Indian Children Welfare Act.
  • Knowledge of 638 compacts and grants.
  • Knowledge of the operations of a Tribal Clinic and its billing system. 
  • Knowledge of the general principles, practices, and methods of program review, assessment and evaluation.
  • Knowledge of concepts and practices of tribal government management, particularly social services and behavioral health.
  • Knowledge of concepts and practices in the fields of public health, behavioral health, social services, under-served populations, and services to youth and senior citizens.
  • Ability to facilitate change and provide quality and confidential services to clients.
  • Ability to prepare clear, concise, and thorough written reports and oral presentations, with appropriate recommendations.
  • Ability to ensure compliance with statutory deadlines and budgetary limitations.
  • Skill in presenting oneself to staff as approachable, supportive, and open to alternative ideas.
  • Skill in analyzing and evaluating information accurately, and in expressing ideas clearly, when providing oral and written reports and recommendations.
  • Skill in listening well, and communicating effectively with employees, Community members, and members of the pubic having varying educational backgrounds and values.
  • Skill in investigating, analyzing, evaluating, and resolving operational and personnel problems.
  • Knowledge of the general principles and practices of administration, including budgeting, program planning, and employee training/supervision.
  • Knowledge of the language and culture of the Ak-Chin Indian Community.
  • Skill in planning, coordinating, assigning, and reviewing the work of subordinate staff.
  • Skill in preparing/presenting a variety of records, reports, grants, and proposals.


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