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County Mental Retardation Program Director

Definition: This is professional work of a supervisory and administrative nature involving mental retardation program planning, analysis, coordination and implementation as a member of the staff of a County Mental Health/Mental Retardation Agency.

An employee in this class is responsible for directing a large county mental retardation program including the planning, analysis, coordination and implementation of community mental retardation programs.

Duties involve establishing service standards, developing the program budget, programs, sub-contracting procedures and developing policies and procedures to implement laws and regulations.

Examples of Work:
Directs a large county mental retardation program.

Plans, analyzes, coordinates and implements community based mental retardation programs.

Established overall service standards for quality and service proficiency.

Directs or develops agency budgets, programs and sub-contracting procedures.

Develops policies and procedures to implement laws and regulations.

Represents the agency at meetings with advisory boards of various agencies, community organizations, on task forces, committees, ad hoc community groups, and federal, state and county officials.

Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Knowledge of the principles and practices of mental retardation program planning and development as it relates to the implementation of direct services and procedures operations.

Knowledge of modern basic management principles and practices.

Knowledge of current social, economic, and health problems and resources as it relates to the field of mental retardation.

Knowledge of the structure, organization, and methods of public and private mental retardation agencies and institutions.

Knowledge of the basic principles and methods involved in working with socially maladjusted or physically or mentally disabled adults and/or children.

Knowledge of the principles and methods applied to collecting, reviewing, analyzing, and interpreting statistical data.

Ability to analyze and evaluate mental retardation program plans and operations and make recommendations leading toward policy interpretation and method determination.

Minimum Experience and Training:
One year as a County Mental Retardation Program Specialist 2; or

Five years of professional level experience in the field of mental retardation, including three years of administrative, supervisory, or consultative work; and a bachelor’s degree; or

Any equivalent combination of experience and training.

Information or questions regarding this position, contact:
Lisa Bollinger at or by phone at (717) 242-6467, ext. 100.

CLOSING DATE: February 28, 2018. Full disclosure for County Mental Retardation Program Director.

County MH/ID/EI Administrator
($60,000 – $80,000)

Juniata Valley Behavioral & Developmental Services has an immediate opening for County Mental Health/Intellectual Disabilities/Early Intervention Administrator. This is a career opportunity in the administration of a three county program providing direct services to consumers in Huntingdon, Mifflin and Juniata counties.

Responsibilities include personnel management of a ten-person team, contract development and monitoring of 35 agencies and individuals served, financial oversight of local, state and federal funds of approximately five million dollars and the provision of quality assurance for the 20 million dollar state-paid federal waiver program.

Anticipated start date is May 1, 2018 and local residency is required.

Refer to the County Mental Health Administrator Job Announcement for more details.

Please send resume to SEARCH COMMITTEE, JVBDS, 399 Green Avenue Extended, Lewistown PA 17044 by February 23, 2018.

Mental Health Outpatient Site Supervisor

We are looking to add a motivated and skilled individual to our leadership team! The Outpatient Site Supervisor oversees day to day operations of a growing Outpatient Mental Health Clinic located in Mifflintown.

Job duties include:

  • Applies psychological principles, methodology, and techniques to plan treatment and modify behavior and participates in a multi-disciplinary team meetings while providing individual, group, and family psychotherapy from Intake through discharge; provides community linkages as required.
  • Provides and documents supervision and training of assigned personnel including assigning and reviewing work, performance evaluations and tracks and completes administrative reports such as chart audits, caseload assignments, satisfaction surveys, and other statistical program data as assigned.
  • Maintains consistency and ensures compliance with all state regulations, policies, and procedures and promptly responds to unusual incidents, accidents, and grievances per relevant policy and procedure and serves as Behavioral Health Services representative on committees.
  • Participates in and conducts staff development, in-service training sessions, supervision and Performance Quality Improvement initiatives and performs related work as required.

Requirements: Looking for a highly motivated, energetic, person with a Master’s degree in psychology or related field with a minimum of 3 years experience in the Mental Health field. Attention to detail, leadership skills, and strong clinical skills are a must for this position.

Benefits: Benefits including competitive salary, Medical, Dental, and Vision insurance, 401K match, 7 Holidays and paid time off.

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Maintenance Technician

The Juniata County Maintenance Department has an opening for a Maintenance Technician. This position is classified as part-time on an “as needed” basis and non-union. Wages are $10.00 / hour with no benefits.

Qualifications: High School Diploma or GED preferably supplemented by additional trade school training or an equivalent combination of training and experience. A valid Pennsylvania driver’s license and basic knowledge of maintenance and repairs including but not limited to electrical, plumbing, heating, cooling, carpentry, mechanical and metal working.

Duties and Responsibilities: Assist the Maintenance Director with maintenance, repairs, and improvements throughout the County’s buildings and properties.

For confidential consideration, qualified candidates are requested to submit a letter of interest, resume, three references and a completed employment application by Monday, February 26, 2018 to:

Mr. Richard Fisher
Juniata County Maintenance Director
P.O. Box 68
26 North Main St.
Mifflintown, PA 17059

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