The New Jersey Department of Human Services, Division of Aging Services is seeking an innovative, experienced individual to fill the position of Director for the Division of Aging Service (DoAS). DoAS is charged with administering federal and state-funded services and supports to assist older New Jerseyans and their caregivers. The Division also receives federal funds under the Older Americans Act and is the statewide focal point for planning services for the aging population and developing and maintaining information about New Jersey’s older residents and their needs.
Job Description: This position reports to the Commissioner or other senior official in the Department of Human Services. The Division Director is responsible for supervising the Division’s daily program management and administration as well as providing operational and policy direction. The Division Director oversees all programmatic aspects, including: (1) advancing statewide a single point of access for older New Jerseyans and individuals with disabilities and their caregivers regardless of Medicaid eligibility; (2) coordinating Federal and State funded programs; (3) ensuring a continuum of coordinated and integrated long term services and supports; and (4) furthering opportunities for aging adults to have the choice to remain at home and in their communities with the proper supportive services.
This team player will be charged with representing the needs of Medicaid eligible older adults and people with disabilities in the managed care environment of Managed Long Term Services and Supports (MLTSS), including responsibility for the MLTSS clinical eligibility determination process. The qualified individual serves as a member of the Department’s senior leadership team.
Qualifications: The position requires a Master’s Degree and eight (8) years of experience in a public or private organization involved in programs providing social/community, medical/health, rehabilitation/education, or vocational/occupational services for older residents, five (5) years of which shall have involved management responsibilities.
Note: A Master’s Degree in a human services related field is preferred and a specialization in gerontology is a plus. Candidates must demonstrate strong organizational and leadership skills, budgeting and community relations skills, including knowledge of community-based and institutional systems of care, Medicaid and managed health care system and best practices. Excellent written and oral communication skills required
Residency Law: The New Jersey First Act requires that public employees reside in New Jersey, unless exempted under the law or currently a NJ State government employee. If not a NJ resident, relocation must take place within one year after employment. Please refer to the New Jersey First Act.
Salary is commensurate with education and experience.
Qualified applicants should send a resume and a contact list of three (3) professional references by March 23, 2018 to the attention of:
Bonny E. Fraser
222 South Warren Street
PO Box 700
Trenton, NJ 08625
Resumes may be emailed to DHSResumes@dhs.state.nj.us