Oregon Department of Human Services
Child and Family Supports Coordinator
Posted OnMay 27, 2020
Experience Level5-10 Years
Education LevelBachelor's Degree
We want you to join our team!
Does working with other state agencies and programs, advocates and advocacy groups, family members, local authority agencies, subcontracted programs and the general public to ensure children with intellectual and developmental disabilities and their families are supported? Has your background provided you with extensive knowledge of current practices in the delivery of community-based services to children with developmental disabilities and their families? Do you possess professional level communication skills? Do you have experience building and maintaining collaborative community partnerships? Then, we want to hear from you!
Office of Developmental Disability Services (ODDS)
ODDS administers state-funded programs for persons with developmental disabilities including but not limited to planning, resource development, consultation, technical assistance and monitoring and evaluation.
The Children’s Services Unit administers state and federally funded programs for children with intellectual and developmental disabilities and their families. Services include in-home services, residential services, employment services, family support, and case management.
You will work with other state agencies and programs, commissions, advocates and advocacy groups, family consumers, local authority agencies, subcontracted programs and the general public. This can include developing a budget and performing budget analysis, legislative analysis, developing legislative concepts and preparing reports to the legislature upon request. You will plan, design, administer and monitor services and supports for children with developmental disabilities and their families throughout the state. This is a statewide leadership position for children with developmental disabilities and their families focusing on developing long and short-range plans and priorities and providing and assuring agency linkage, system coordination, program and compliance oversight, data collection and trending, budget management and quality assurance systems that evaluate and support children’s service system operations.
Multiple and competing program demands include: Oregon Administrative Rule (OAR) and policy development; consumer satisfaction and input; training curriculum development; direct provision of training and technical assistance; collaboration with state and local partner agencies to increase statewide resources and service capacity; and providing direct assistance and response to children and families having problems with accessing existing local and state services. You will work independently in an evolving service system for in-home and other community-based supports for children.
Seven years of experience coordinating or administering a human or social service program.
Education in Business or Public Administration, Behavioral or Social Sciences, Health or Human Services, or a similar degree will substitute for experience based on the following:
Required Skills & Special Qualifications
Demonstrated critical thinking skills.
Experience working with children with developmental disabilities and their families in community-based settings.
Extensive knowledge of current practices in the delivery of community-based services to children with developmental disabilities.
Experience around methods of building and maintaining collaborative community partnerships.
Ability to identify barriers to program participation and design strategies to eliminate barriers.
Knowledge and ability to provide technical assistance to other jurisdictions.
Professional level communication skills preparing you to communicate clearly to diverse stakeholders.
Ability to collaborate and facilitate problem solving with diverse stakeholders.
Please click here to go to the job posting and complete the online application process. Application deadline: June 15, 2020.
Oregon DHS commits to inclusive excellence by advancing equity and diversity in all that we do. We are an AA/EEO employer and encourage applications from members of historically underrepresented racial/ethnic groups, women, individuals with disabilities, veterans, LGBTQ community members, and others to help us achieve our vision of a diverse and inclusive community.
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