Focus on improving delivery of health and human services in Sarasota County! In this role you will utilize analytical, planning, and managerial skills to address a variety of issues which affect the delivery of and access to services. The work requires a broad knowledge of health and human services and an understanding of federal, state, and local funding for services. Utilize your interpersonal skills to bring interested parties together to address system deficiencies and to reach consensus on possible solutions. The ability to clearly communicate the results of the work effort and the various policies which follow are essential to the success of the position.
Provide overall management and direction of the Sarasota County Human Services Program, including Contracted Human Services, Policy Coordination, and Veterans Services.
Analyze components of the health and human services delivery systems within Sarasota County, identify gaps in services, provide policy recommendations for improvement, and assess the impact of changes implemented.
Implementation of Board directed actions on human services including strategic planning, policy analysis, system design, and coordination of legislative priorities and intergovernmental relations related to homeless issues.
Convene work groups to address specific problems in the delivery of services. Facilitate the work of the groups to achieve positive outcomes that improve services. Prepare and present reports to interested and affected agencies, boards, commissions, and constituencies.
Research and assess alternative strategies for funding health and human services at the local level.
Prepare reports and make presentations to various local agencies and governmental bodies including the Board of County Commissioners, county administration, directors, other county officials, and various state agencies.
Represent the department in various forums to improve the coordination and delivery of services. This may include representation on established boards, coalitions, and committees as well as participation on ad hoc committees, task forces, and work groups.
Serve as advisor to the Director of Health and Human Services on human services and veterans services program planning and delivery. Provides facilitation to the Human Services and Behavioral Health Advisory Councils.
Establish and maintain effective working relationships with local health and human services agencies, foundations, planning organizations, and other governmental agencies.
Bachelor's degree and eight (8) years of relevant experience
- OR - Master's degree with six (6) or more years of related experience
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Pay: $100,000 - $112,000 based on your experience
This Posting is currently Open Until Filled
Enjoy great benefits including Health, Dental, Vision, and Life Insurance, Short-Term and Long-Term Disability, Flexible Spending Accounts, Employee Assistance Program (EAP), Florida Retirement System (FRS) and many, many more!
Utilize our award-winning wellness program including free gyms and classes at multiple Sarasota County Government locations.
Enjoy 11 paid holidays, 3 personal days and 16 paid vacation days in the first year of full-time employment with increasing accrual rates with years of service. (That adds up to a possible 30 days off in your 1st year!)
A different blend of voices prompt better conversations, choices and results for everyone. Sarasota County – Many Voices, One Team.
Diversity, equity and inclusion (DE&I) are the keys to serving, representing and understanding our community. We celebrate and value the experiences, backgrounds, perspectives, talents and strengths that make us different and are committed to creating a culture of understanding and respect where our employees realize that we are stronger together.
Our vision is to have a diverse, equitable and inclusive workplace that attracts, develops, retains and engages a talented workforce broadly representative of the citizens and communities we serve. To further value creativity, innovation, collaboration and great customer service – internally and externally.
Sarasota County Government promotes diversity and inclusion in its workforce and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender identification or expression, genetic information, religion, national origin, marital status, age or disability. A job applicant with a disability who requires reasonable accommodation to participate in the application/selection process is requested to make known the need for an accommodation to Human Resources or appropriate county staff members. For assistance with the application, please call 941-861-5353.
Government employers are drug-free and tobacco-free environments, EEO/AA/ADA employers, and they prohibit discrimination in all services, programs or activities.
Sarasota County Government is a Tobacco-Free/Drug-Free Workplace.
We believe in work life balance and have excellent benefits including a state pension, medical and dental insurance, generous leave plan, training programs, wellness programs including a fitness center. Our mission is to be the most livable and best managed community in the country, providing quality services, programs and facilities that reflect the goals of the community. Our employees are committed to demonstrating our values: Respect, Accountability, Integrity, Quality, Teamwork and Trust. Sarasota has world-famous beaches, over 80 parks and 100 golf courses, and is known as the cultural capital of Florida with museums of art, theaters, an aquarium, botanical gardens and the annual international film festival. Unsurpassed beauty, rich cultural offering, diverse educational opportunities, wide-ranging recreational possibilities make Sarasota a great place to live and work! Sarasota County - One Team!Tobacco/Drug Free Work EnvironmentEOE/AA/ADA