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REMOTE - Human Services Program Administrator 2, PN:

Company: Ohio Department of Aging
Location: Akron
Posted on: September 23, 2022

Job Description:

The Ohio Department of Job and Family Services (ODJFS) is a $3.5 billion agency with approximately 2,500 employees. ODJFS develops and supervises the state's public assistance, workforce development, unemployment insurance, child and adult protective services, adoption, childcare, and child support programs. ODJFS' mission is to improve the well-being of Ohio's workforce and families by promoting economic self-sufficiency and ensuring the safety of Ohio's most vulnerable citizens.

At ODJFS we offer our employees a rewarding work experience in public service helping Ohioans achieve a sustainable lifestyle, a flexible work life balance to achieve personal and professional goals and a complete benefit package.

  • Low-cost health care benefits with FREE dental and vision
  • Guaranteed 11 paid holidays each year
  • Generous employer paid OPERS contributions
  • Employee tuition reimbursement programs
  • Wellness incentives for healthcare participants
  • And much more ! To learn more about ODJFS, please visit our website at www.jfs.ohio.gov , find us on LinkedIn and follow us on Facebook .

    Ohio is a Disability Inclusion State and strives to be a Model Employer of Individuals with disabilities. The State of Ohio is committed to providing access and inclusion and reasonable accommodation in its services, activities, programs and employment opportunities in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and other applicable laws.

    Office of Families and Children

    This position is held within the Office of Families and Children. The Office of Families and Children (OFC) oversees Ohio's adoption, foster care, child protective services and adult protective services programs. Learn more about the office by visiting the Job and Family Services - Office of Families and Children website .

    REMOTE WORK NOTICE: This position, upon approval, may work remotely and require occasional in-person work for training, meetings and other operational needs. Successful candidates must have and maintain internet at their remote location during normal working hours. Employees will have access to shared workspaces at an ODJFS location. Employees must reside in Ohio and within a reasonable distance to their assigned work location to respond to workplace reporting requirements.

    Major Duties and Responsibilities

    Under administrative direction, plans, evaluates and directs operations for assigned field offices: manages, administers and coordinates development of procedures and program guidelines for foster homes, facility licensing, private adoptions and approval of adoptive homes; approves recommendations regarding placement activities; approves recommendations for the fitness of agencies that apply for certification to provide services to and for foster and/or adoptive children; analyzes and interprets federal and state laws and regulations to ensure program compliance; supports and manages staff who inspect the condition, management and competency of agencies to adequately care for children referred to them for services; manages licensing specialists who conduct on-site inspections, complaint investigations, illegal operations investigations, licensing enforcement, Multi-Ethnic Placement Act (MEPA) reviews and issuance of initial, recertification and amended certificates; reviews, and subsequently approves or disapproves, criminal background checks for agency administrators, child care employees, foster/adopt applicants, and caregivers to ensure compliance with state and federal statutes (i.e., Title IV-E of the Social Security Act; Family First Prevention Services Act [FFPSA]; reviews, and subsequently approves or disapproves, central registry checks and results for residential staff, and foster/adopt applicants and caregivers to ensure compliance with the federal FFPSA; provides technical consultative assistance to County Departments of Job and Family Services (CDJFS) administrators and Office of Families and Children (OFC) management staff; communicates with public and private children services providers and/or other governmental agencies dealing with placement services issues; presents to community groups and general public; designs and reviews statewide implementation and operational strategies to improve licensing and placement services; analyzes fiscal impact and makes budgetary recommendations regarding delivery of service systems for licensing and placement services; writes position papers and develops and submits written reports; prepares and manages four children's crisis care facility (CCCF) grant agreements.

    Supervises assigned staff (e.g., assigns work and provides direction; makes recommendations for hire; reviews work and provides feedback; establishes employee goals; conducts performance evaluations; monitors and evaluates staff performance; approves/disapproves requests for leave; recommends disciplinary action; conducts staff meetings; encourages staff development).

    Performs other related duties as assigned (e.g., conducts and participates in staff meetings; represents Office of Families and Children (OFC) at statewide conferences, meetings, briefings, and training; operates personal computer to produce correspondence, reports and other documents; travels to attend training, meetings and conferences; maintains logs, records and files).

    Qualifications
    The following are the minimum qualifications for this position. For further consideration, applicants must clearly identify how qualifications are met within the education and/or experience sections of the applications. The ideal candidate, at minimum, must have the following:
    • Completion of undergraduate core program in social or behavioral science, pre-medicine or public or business administration or accounting and 18 mos. exp. in delivery of human services or medical assistance in governmental, community or private human support services agency or medical provider or review of such services for cost containment/budget planning and 6 mos. exp. in supervisory principles/techniques. -Or
      • Completion of graduate core program in social or behavioral science, medicine-related field or public or business administration or accounting and 12 mos. exp. in delivery of human services or medical assistance in governmental, community or private human support services agency or medical provider or review of such services for cost containment/budget planning and 6 mos. exp. in supervisory principles/techniques. Note: Training in business or public administration or accounting & exp. in review of services for cost containment/budgeting only pertain to medical cost containment program administrator positions.

        -Or
        • Equivalent of Minimum Class Qualifications for Employment noted above.

Keywords: Ohio Department of Aging, Akron , REMOTE - Human Services Program Administrator 2, PN:, Other , Akron, Ohio

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