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This position is responsible for oversight of Opioid Settlement, which may include but not limited to, program development, implementation, developing and managing the competitive selection process for new provider selection; contract development and compliance oversite; coordinating department services with other systems; data management and analysis and representing the department and county on inter-departmental and external committees and initiatives.

This job requires the following documents to be obtained, reviewed as acceptable by the supervisor and re-obtained every five years: PA Child Abuse, PA Criminal History and FBI Criminal History.

Chester County Department of Drug and Alcohol Services
West Chester

Essential Duties:

Oversight of Opioid Settlement under the supervision of the Director.
Planning for initiatives, new opioid settlement funded projects.
Arrange for provision of services and ensure that standards of quality are maintained.
Responsible for identifying problem areas, and recommending, taking and providing ongoing oversight of corrective actions, as necessary.
Identification of funded services, Determine cost estimates,
Contract compliance (working closely with Department program monitors/preventions staff) to include working with a consultant
Review/update Opiate strategies - Annually
Gathering of program information; organizing and analyzing information; and developing recommendations and/or solutions based on findings. Prepare related reports, as required. Identify deficiencies and work with providers that include, but are not limited to, evaluating agency programs or projects to determine the extent to which the goals and objectives are being met in the areas of program development, service delivery, client records, budgeting and management. Make recommendations and suggest program alternatives for decision making.
Prepare various reports including the Department’s Annual Reports, the Opiate settlement trust and others, as assigned.
Program development to include working with all relevant parties, including but not limited to providers, other county department and other service systems in developing and implementing programs to meet the needs of the county and department.
Develop and utilize tools for managing and analyzing data for planning and service monitoring. This includes regular review of data, identifying potential problems or needs, and developing actions to address same.
Attend Overdose Taskforce Leadership and stakeholder meetings.
Perform Quality Assurance duties including regular analysis of all information to assess subcontractors’ compliance with quality issues including but not limited to review of consumer satisfaction findings, outcome data and other reports, as submitted.
Outcome – develop/monitor/report
Access/develop databases in computerized data system for planning, monitoring and countywide system analysis. Document and analyze needs data, and recommend goals and objectives.
Assist in writing grant proposals by gathering data and analyzing information to be used, as well as written summaries of data and/or program information, as requested.
Maintain a favorable image for the department; is effective in obtaining results in interaction with providers, other County personnel, outside agencies and state funding agencies.
Other duties assigned as deemed necessary.


Qualifications/Preferred Skills, Knowledge & Experience:

Two years of professional experience providing direct social services, case management services, program planning, program monitoring, program evaluation, allied health services of quality assurance services in a social service agency; and a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in the behavioral sciences, or public health or human services administration or a closely related field. Graduate course work in the behavioral sciences or public health or human services, or public health or human services administration may be substituted for up to one year of the required experience; or
Four years of professional experience providing direct social services, case management services, program planning, program monitoring, program evaluation, allied health or quality assurance services in a social services agency; and an Associate’s degree from an accredited college or university including or supplemented by 18 credits in the behavioral sciences, public health or human services administration field.

Knowledge of the principles and practices of public administration.
Knowledge of the use of statistical and quantitative data analysis techniques necessary to conduct analyses and evaluations using the scientific method.
Knowledge of planning, programming and budgeting theory and processes and their application to agency programs and resource allocation.
Ability to conduct program or project reviews in order to discover new facts and relationships.
Ability to analyze data, draw conclusions and make recommendations.
Ability to learn and apply new review and evaluation techniques to problems.
Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with inter- and intra-agency staff, associates and the general public.
Ability to make clear and pertinent statements, both verbally and in writing.
Ability to travel and attend meetings off-site.

Contact Info

Betty Wade - Administrative Officer
Chester County Department of Drug and Alcohol Services
West Chester, PA
(610) 344-5744