State of Utah

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Job Description

Does having a a sense of purpose in your work interest you? The Utah State Developmental Center is hiring a new Superintendent and offering a unique opportunity to continue working with a team evolving and responding to changing needs in our service system and community. The Utah State Developmental Center is uniquely positioned in our state to support people who need additional, wrap-around type supports while they decompress or stabilize to be able to successfully return to community based services as well as assuring stellar services for those who continue to live there.

Principle Duties:
Evaluating, planning and directing activities at the Utah State Developmental Center.
Implementing Trauma informed practices in an institutional setting.
Directing programs to meet the needs of individuals with co-occurring conditions.
Meeting with and presenting information to governing bodies.
Addressing equity, diversity and inclusion access for individuals with disabilities.
Practicing effective supervisory and leadership skills with team members.
The ideal Candidate will:
Have a BA/BS Degree in a related field of study from an accredited university or college.
Have at least 10 years of experience working directly with people with intellectual or developmental disabilities and their families
Have prior experience in Health Care Administration
Have prior experience leading an organization
Why Join our team
We are striving to support people to lead and direct their lives, from having staff trained through Griffin-Hammis to support people in competitive employment, increasing evidence based practices, and continuing to strengthen our system to support people who want to transition into the community as well as those who desire to remain here. There is a lot of opportunity to help people reach their goals and live their best life. You will receive an excellent benefits package and will be able to enjoy a great work life balance with paid time off allowing you to enjoy more time with your family.

The Agency
The Superintendent will help support the mission of the Utah State Developmental Center which is to serve as “a statewide resource center for people with intellectual or developmental disabilities while promoting opportunity through choice and outcome based support.” This will be accomplished by providing critical services, support and resources for the people with intellectual or developmental disabilities that reside at our facility. Click here for more information about the Utah State Developmental Center.


Example of Duties

Evaluates, plans and directs activities of the organization.
Plans and allocates resources to ensure agency policies and state statutes are fully implemented.
Participates in establishing direction, goals, and policies. Meets with agency managers and directors to determine needs and challenges.
Supervises subordinate personnel including: hiring, determining workload and delegating assignments, training, monitoring and evaluating performance, and initiating corrective or disciplinary actions.
Interprets, clarifies, explains and applies agency policy and procedures, business practices, federal or state laws and regulations, etc.
Develops and coordinates plans and policies, resources, and mission as well as goals, vision, and expectations of agency or program; prepares and updates plans and priorities.
Sets goals, establishes priorities, manages resources, develops concepts and approaches, reviews projects progress and results; makes management decisions.
Ensures compliance with applicable federal and/or state laws, regulations, and/or agency rules, standards and guidelines, etc.
Represents agency interests on key legislative issues, task forces, committees, etc., and/or draft legislation, find sponsors, propose amendments, etc.
Ensures the proper acceptance and discharge of patients in the public mental health system.
Monitors agency or program budget including revenues, expenditures and budget projection, etc.

Typical Qualifications
(includes knowledge, skills, and abilities required upon entry into position and trainable after entry into position)

The ability to come up with a number of ideas about a topic (the number of ideas is
important, not their quality, correctness, or creativity).
The ability to identify and understand the speech of another person.
Exercise active listening with people supported, families, employees and stakeholders
Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems
Understanding the implications of new information for both current and future problem solving and decision-making
Using a strengths based approach when working with a team and in developing and implementing services


Supplemental Information

In order to work at the Utah State Developmental Center as part of the CMS COVID-19 mandate, you must be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 or have received at least your first dose of the two shot series and have scheduled the 2nd dose before you start.
May be required to provide 24 hour on call services.
You must successfully pass a criminal history check.
You must be determined eligible for direct patient access to provide services to a vulnerable adult in accordance with U.C.A 26-21 and R432-35. To see what would exclude you from receiving direct patient access please click on the following link and read section R432-35-8.
Department of Human Resource Management rules regarding promotions and transfers apply to current employees.

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