CHIEF, CHILDREN, YOUTH AND FAMILY SERVICES
DEFINITION OF CLASS:
This is supervisory and administrative work directing Children, Youth and Family Services operations within the Department of Health and Human Services. The employee in this position will be appointed by the County Executive and confirmed by the County Council. This is a non-merit position within the Montgomery County Government. The position reports directly to the Director of the Department of Health and Human Services. Key responsibilities of the position include providing oversight and leadership of Children, Youth and Family Services program operations consistent with the County Council's Health and Human Services Policy; membership on the Department's management team, which oversees and ensures a fully integrated public health and human services system which is customer friendly, fiscally and programmatically effective. The Chief, Children, Youth and Family Services promotes collaboration with and among public and private agencies in order to address children, youth, and family service issues.
EXAMPLES OF DUTIES:
Plans, leads, and supervises staff activities in implementing the core
children, youth and family service functions of assessment, policy development,
education, and quality assurance.
Promotes and fosters partnerships with public and private agencies in order to assure a well coordinated system of children, youth and family services, and assures continuity of care for youth transitioning to adult services.
Assures the effectiveness of Children, Youth and Family 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 the Director in the development and implementation of an integrated health and human services system.
Maintains communications and represents Children, Youth and Family 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.
Performs other related duties as required.
Experience: Extensive (7 years) human services experience, to include five years of professional experience in the administration of children, youth, and family service programs.
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.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Extensive knowledge of children, youth, and family service principles and issues, and of developments in applicable regulations.
Thorough knowledge of, and commitment to customer service and client focused service delivery.
Ability to lead, plan, implement, and evaluate children, youth, and family service programs.
Ability to establish collaborative and cooperative approaches to achieving goals.
Ability to establish and maintain effective and cooperative working relationships with management staff, interdisciplinary team members, representatives of public/private and community groups, elected officials, and the general public.
Ability to attend meetings or perform other assignments at locations outside the office.
MEDICAL PROTOCOL: Medical History Review
Class Established: September 1995