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Human Resources Division
115 South Andrews Avenue, Room 508
Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33301


Class Code:E8038

DIRECTOR OF BROWARD ADDICTION RECOVERY

NATURE OF WORK

 

This is highly responsible, professional, and administrative work in planning, organizing, and directing the activities of the Broward Addiction Recovery Division.   The Division provides a full continuum of substance abuse treatment services to BrowardCounty residents, especially those who are medically indigent.

 

Work involves responsibility for administration and direction of a comprehensive array of substance abuse treatment programs and grants and other contracted services.   Oversees and coordinates Special Needs Shelters during disaster situations.

 

Responsibilities include planning and implementing systems of care, overseeing the delivery of services, and administering contracted services and fiscal operations for the Division.   Assignments are received in the form of broad policy statements.   Work is performed independently with general supervision by an administrative superior.   Performance is reviewed periodically through conferences and written reports.

 

ILLUSTRATIVE TASKS

 

Administers the County’s comprehensive substance abuse treatment services; directs, through subordinates, the planning, scheduling and coordination of Division activities; develops policies, procedures, and priorities to meet established goals.

 

Coordinates with state, federal, county, and private agencies in planning and improving community services.

 

Develops, implements, and maintains strategic, fiscal and capital improvement plans for the Division.

 

Develops and implements strategic plans to seek grants and funding opportunities to increase the Division services.

 

Implements internal controls and a quality assurance management strategy to promote and ensure excellence of service delivery.

 

Supports the Human Services Department Business Plan and implements the areas related to the Division.

 

Prepares and monitors the Division budget and prepares special reports as required.

 

Attends conferences and public and professional meetings related to health care management and health education.

 

Performs related work as required.

 

KNOWLEDGE, ABILITIES AND SKILLS

 

Thorough knowledge of the principles and practices of human services related programs and, specifically, substance abuse treatment.

 

Thorough knowledge of all federal, state and local regulatory requirements applicable to human services and substance abuse treatment services.

 

Thorough knowledge of the funding process in a municipal environment as related to budgeting, cost accounting, financial planning and management.

 

Considerable knowledge of accreditation processes and practices, .e.g., Joint Commission, HIPAA, etc.

 

Considerable knowledge of the principles, practices, and procedures of organization, management, and administration.

 

Ability to plan, implement and coordinate technical and administrative programs.

 

Ability to express ideas effectively, both orally and in writing.

 

Ability to serve the public and fellow employees with honesty and integrity in full accord with the letter and spirit of BrowardCounty’s Ethics and Conflict of Interest policies.

 

Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with the general public, co-workers, elected and appointed officials and members of diverse cultural and linguistic backgrounds, regardless of race, color, religion, age, gender, ethnicity, disability, sexual orientation, marital status or political affiliation.

 

REQUIRED EXPERIENCE AND TRAINING

 

Master’s degree from an accredited college or university with major course work in human services, health, or public administration or other field closely related to this assignment; ten (10) years of experience in a social service organization including four (4) years of high level supervisory and administrative experience; or any equivalent combination of relevant training and experience.

 

GENERAL INFORMATION

 

Bargaining Unit:                   Unrepresented

FLSA Status:                       Exempt

Code of Ethics Certification:      Yes

Class Spec. Estab ./Revised:        E11/93   R10/07


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