The Hennepin County Human Services and Public Health department of Health and Human Services is seeking a Children & Family Services Director who will be responsible for the successful implementation of program services, policies, and procedures. The CFS Director oversees and is responsible for all functions of designated service programs. This position will report to the Director of Human Services.
This position is unclassified, full-time, and benefit earning. Unclassified positions are non-permanent (at will) and are not subject to HR law/rules. Salary is dependent upon qualifications and pending board approval.
Hennepin County (HC) offers an impressive benefits package that includes: health, dental, vision, life, and short/long-term disability insurance, 11 paid holidays per year in addition to paid time off (PTO), paid parental leave, tuition reimbursement, a defined benefit pension plan (PERA), retirement savings programs, trade time for fitness, and many more.
The salary range listed above is effective January 7, 2018.
The primary duties and responsibilities of this position may include:
Direct staff and operations of CFS including Child Protection, Adoption, Foster Care, Children's Mental Health, etc., to ensure that policies, standards and regulations are followed.
Coordinate and develop CFS goals, programs and services; identify unmet needs and define objectives, policies, or plans to meet those needs.
Develop and maintain close, cooperative relationships with the community and other public agencies involved in the work with the goal of working across public-private boundaries to improve outcomes for children and families. This includes:
Partnering with community organizations and being a visible presence at the table.
Ensuring CFS staff and community organizations are knowledgeable about what each other provides and how to leverage those programs and services.
Represent CFS as a media spokesperson to explain the work using plain language.
Work with the Chief Financial Officer and Human Services Director to develop and monitor budgets and expenditures.
Best Qualified Candidates will have:
Bachelor's degree or higher in a field related to the business and seven or more years of management or administrative experience. Note: Experience may be substituted for education on a year for year basis.
Managing significant staff numbers and budgetary responsibility.
Working with relevant state and federal laws, statues and regulations, including standards of practice and administration of CFS programs.
Knowledge of cultural issues that impact service delivery and relationships among staff, community agencies, and the people we serve.
Invitations to interview will be based upon an assessment of education and experience. Job offers will be contingent on passing a background check prior to employment. Hennepin County envisions an organization where our commitment to diversity is fundamental in providing excellent service to our community.
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Hennepin County is the largest county in Minnesota. Hennepin County employs 8,500 from multiple line of business such as: Public Works, Human Services and Public Health, Public Safety. Hennepin County is the second largest government employer in Minnesota. For more information about Hennepin County please visit: www.hennepin.us.