Provides overall strategic leadership and administrative and clinical oversight for the planning and implementation of a large continuum of child welfare and behavioral health programs that provide family support, primarily through home visiting, counseling, and parent education. Hires, supervises and promotes the development of a team of professional Program Managers. Supports them as they oversee the implementation of all program services. Monitors status of team functioning, ensures management of caseload sizes and billing requirements, and oversees quality assurance activities. Develops, implements, and monitors all program budgets. Trains managers to effectively review financial reports and works with them to modify programs to ensure financial stability. Develops relationships that assure collaboration and integration of all departmental services with both inter- and intra-agency services. Provides long-term program planning and participates in agency-wide planning. Analyses program data and assists managers to make changes in program to improve quality. Interfaces with all funding organizations and responds effectively to all applicable RFPs and RFGAs. Participates in development at the community level with other organizations. Remains knowledgeable about legislation and policies that have the potential to affect programs and families served. Advocates with funders, legislators, and other policy makers for program funding and policies that benefit children and families served. Trains managers and other staff about the legislation and policies. Works under general direction, according to agency mission, philosophy, Core Values, Codes of Ethics, and goals.
•Master’s degree in social work with independent licensure (LCSW) strongly preferred; master’s degrees in a related behavioral health field may be considered.
•Highly extensive experience in and knowledge of the fields of child welfare and behavioral health.
•Strong knowledge of child development and family/social systems theory.
•Extensive successful experience and proven effective management in the areas of grant writing for governmental programs, budget development and monitoring, program development, legislative advocacy, personnel management and clinical supervision.
•Extensive community organization/networking experience.
•Strong, proven leadership skills.
About Southwest Human Development
Southwest Human Development is Arizona's largest nonprofit dedicated to early childhood development. Recognizing a child's earliest experiences and relationships establish the foundation for all future development, Southwest Human Development's more than 40 comprehensive programs focus on young children - ages birth to five - and their families in the areas of child development, mental health, Easter Seals disabilities services, Head Start and early literacy, child welfare and professional education. Founded in 1981, Southwest Human Development serves more than 135,000 children and families each year.