OPEN POSITION --- Human Services Director

    The Town of Coventry, RI seeks HUMAN SERVICES DIRECTOR


    The DHS Director has a thorough knowledge of the principles and practices of municipal government management as applied to budget execution and control, and of federal and state public welfare legislation.


    A candidate for this position should have knowledge of grant writing procedures; Computer programs and applications; appropriate resources available to clients; State and local laws, regulations, policies and programs; Social worker and standard counseling techniques; Counseling and case management; and certifications in accordance with RI Department of Behavioral Healthcare, Developmental Disabilities, & Hospitals to operate a day activity program for developmentally disabled adults


    Position performs professional management/administration in providing services and programs to the community, assesses client needs and develops programs to meet those needs; refers individuals to available services; develops budget, policies, and procedures; supervises staff and volunteers; and directs activities of the Human Services Department. 


    The candidate for this position shall have a Master's Degree from an accredited college or university in an area of Human Services, such as Social Services, Counseling, Family Relations, and/or Psychology; and


    Five (5) years of demonstrated experience in supervising professionals and paraprofessionals, social programs and services, and administering budgets and grants.


    Send Resume to or Town of Coventry, Human Resources, 1670 Flat River Road, Coventry, RI  02816, before November 1, 2017.