Broome County Government Commissioner of Social Services in Binghamton, New York

Commissioner of Social Services and Community Mental Health Services - Broome County is seeking an experienced Human Services professional to manage its Social Services and Community Mental Health Departments.
The Commissioner is responsible for administering public assistance and care as provided under Federal, New York State and local law. In addition, this position provides direction, planning, coordination and operation of the mental health, developmental disabilities and substance abuse or dependency services provided within the community. Administrative oversight over 400 employees.

Qualifications -
Candidates for the Commissioner of Social Services and Community Mental Health Services must possess a Master's Degree from a recognized college or university and have a minimum of six years of progressively responsible administrative or management experience in a social services and/or mental health agency as prescribed by:

Social Service Law -
Training. Graduation from a recognized college or university with a bachelor's degree for a four-year course of study, and
Experience. (1) Six years of satisfactory full-time paid experience in a health, education, or social agency, four years of which must have been in a satisfactory administrative or supervisory capacity, or (2) Six years of responsible full-time paid experience in an administrative or management position, where there is responsibility for planning, directing, and coordinating the work of a substantial staff working in several units or performing several separate functions.
Experience as local social services commissioner. Each year of experience as a chief executive officer of a social services district, within six years immediately preceding the date on which he is appointed, shall be the equivalent of two years of the above prescribed experience.
Post-graduate training. Post-graduate at a recognized college or university, in social work, public administration, hospital administration, educational administration or business administration, shall be the equivalent, on a year for year basis up two years, of the above prescribed experience. However, no such post-graduate training shall be the equivalent of the administrative or supervisory experience prescribed in paragraph (1) of subdivision (b) of this section.
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Mental Hygiene Law 7.09,41.04- Part 102.6
A physician licensed to practice medicine in New York State who shall be deemed board certified or board eligible in psychiatry, neurology, pediatrics; OR
A psychologist who is currently licensed as a psychologist by the New York Education Department; OR
In possession of a master's degree in social work and currently licensed by the New York State Education Department as a licensed master social worker or as a licensed clinical social worker by the New York State Education Department; OR
In possession of a master's degree in psychiatric mental health nursing and shall be licensed by the New York State Education Department as a registered nurse; OR
The individual shall have obtained a master's degree in rehabilitation counseling, psychology, social work, public health administration, hospital administration, human services administration, business administration or other equivalent degrees as determined by a curriculum reviewed and approved by the New York State Education Department; AND
When a local governmental unit appoints a director of community services with an administrative degree as defined in paragraph (5) of this section, the local governmental unit shall also designate a senior level clinician with responsibilities for supervision of clinical services. Such designee shall have a clinical degree and licensure or certification in addition to demonstrable clinical work experience.

& t;B> Benefits -
Competitive compensation and excellent benefits package available.