The Allegheny County Department of Human Services (DHS) is responsible for providing and administering publicly-funded human services to County residents. DHS provides a wide range of services, including services for older adults; mental health services (includes 24-hour crisis counseling); drug and alcohol services; child protective services; at-risk child development and education; hunger services; emergency shelters and housing for the homeless; non-emergency medical transportation; job training and placement for adults receiving TANF a/o SNAP; and referrals for support coordination for individuals with a diagnosis of intellectual disability.
The Administrator, AAA is responsible for the administration of a comprehensive system of services for the aging population within Allegheny County which is integrated with other services within and external to DHS as appropriate for individuals and families. The incumbent determines priorities based on needs and resources to ensure program effectiveness and conformance with established federal, state and local ordinances, regulations and policies.
Plans, develops and implements the DHS/AAA comprehensive annual plan/update and budget to achieve goals and objectives, in collaboration with internal and external stakeholders.
Plans, mobilizes resources and obtains contractual agreements to provide necessary services to the aging population.
Collaborates with other offices within DHS, we well as other systems in the community, to ensure high quality, holistic, integrated services and supports. Responds to the various needs of the aging population, including diverse populations, of Allegheny County.
Collaborates with other offices within DHS, as well as other systems in the community, to ensure that services provided by various systems are integrated to the fullest extent feasible, in order to avoid systemic duplication or lack of coordination of services.
Directs and evaluates a system of protective services of adults and older adults.
Communicates DHS values and principles as applied to aging populations, providers and stakeholders.
Communicates regularly with Aging leadership within the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania governmental structure, as well as within the Pennsylvania Association of Area Agencies on Aging.
Oversees the supervision and evaluation of DHS/AAA direct services for the aging population of Allegheny County.
Works with community stakeholders, including providers. Ensures appropriate types and quantities of services for the aging population of Allegheny County.
Develops and assesses the work of DHS/AAA staff in monitoring and evaluating the quality of services provided by contracted providers.
Ensures assessment and ongoing quality assurance of work provided by DHS/AAA staff.
Demonstrates effectiveness and efficiency of DHS/AAA to funders and potential contractors in order to maximize the involvement of DHS/AAA in serving the aging population of Allegheny County in a high quality and sustainable manner.
Provides and oversees a system of supportive, in-home and extended services for aging consumers with extensive needs. Offers support to family members, as well as aging individuals.
Oversees efforts to extend to aging populations the opportunity to live in the community with supports.
Establishes DHS/AAA policies and operating procedures, within the context of DHS values and principles.
Acts as an advocate in the interests of aging consumers to the DHS Director, DHS/AAA Advisory Committee, PA Department of Aging (PDA) Office of Long Term Living (OLTL) and the public.
Develops a network of multi-service and neighborhood centers to promote the social, mental and physical well-being of the aging population. Ensures involvement of resources and supports outside of those traditionally involved with aging services.
Oversees the development of training plans and resources for DHS/AAA staff.
Communicates expectations for training requirements for DHS/AAA providers.
Offers/arranges aging related informational/educational support for other systems and the community at large.
Negotiates contracts/agreements, in collaboration with others within DHS, with contractors/payers to ensure sustainable involvement of DHS/AAA in services to the aging population in Allegheny County.
Develops and administers an annual budget for the DHS/AAA. Develops and enhances revenue sources as opportunities arise.
Approves/disapproves DHS/AAA expenditures, in the forms of provider line item program budgets, DHS/AAA budgets, purchasing requests and contracts.
Directs the development of grant applications for federal/state funds and/or local financial resources in accordance with overall DHS plans, to improve existing services or initiate new services.
Provides technical assistance to providers of aging and other related services in the planning and service area.
Supervises DHS/AAA professional, technical and clerical staff. Completes performance evaluations on staff, as required.
A master’s in public administration, business administration, social work or human services is preferred.
Six (6) years of professional experience in a human services program, including four (4) years of administrative and supervisory experience required.
Qualified Candidates should submit a resume/CV and Bio with Allegheny County – Administrator, Area Agency on Aging, DHS in the subject line to: Marian Carrington at: firstname.lastname@example.org and please copy Sydney Parks at: email@example.com
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