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County Mental Retardation Program Director
Job Code L0757

Juniata Valley Behavioral & Developmental Services has a vacancy for a County Mental Retardation Program Director. This is a full time position consisting of approximately 40 hours per week. 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 three county program providing direct services to consumers in Huntingdon, Mifflin and Juniata counties.

Applicants should have one year as a County Mental Retardation Program Specialist 2; or five years of professional level of experience in the field of mental retardation; including three years of administrative, supervisory or consultative works and a bachelor’s degree.

Those interested should visit the State Civil Service Commission website prior to the October 1, 2017 deadline to apply at to review the test announcement 2012-052 and to apply for testing. Civil Service applications and test announcements are also available at Pennsylvania CareerLink offices.

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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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 dollars of approximately five million dollars and the provision of quality assurance for the 20 million dollar state-paid federal waiver program.

The minimum experience and training requirements for this position are a bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university, supplemented by graduate study to the level of a master’s degree; PLUS five years of progressively responsible experience in such fields as medicine, clinical psychology, social work, sociology, nursing, public health, education, hospital administration, or public administration including three years-experience in planning, development, or administration of mental health or intellectual disabilities services; OR six years progressively responsible experience in one of the above fields which includes three years in planning, development or administration of mental health or intellectual disabilities services and a bachelor’s degree.

In addition, applicants are sought with strong leadership and management skills, experience and community-based values with the three target populations and knowledge of legal and regulatory requirements.

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

Please send resume to SEARCH COMMITTEE, JVBDS, 399 Green Avenue Extended, Lewistown PA 17044 by October 1, 2017.

Associate Planner

The Juniata County Planning and Community Development Department has an opening for an Associate Planner. This position is classified as full-time and non-union.

Qualifications:   Associate Degree in Public Administration, community planning, or related technical field, or any equivalent combination of experience and training which provides the required skills and abilities.  Three to four years working experience in planning or related technical field.

Duties and Responsibilities:  Assist the Planning Director in administering the County’s planning and development program in accordance with applicable federal, state and county policies, procedures and regulations.  Requires professional interaction with the public, county staff, surveyors, engineers, developers, municipal offices and outside agencies.

For confidential consideration, qualified candidates are requested to submit a letter of interest, resume, three references and a completed employment application by Friday, September 8, 2017 to:

Mr. Bradley W. Kerstetter
Juniata County Planning and Community Development Director
P.O. Box 68
1 North Main St.
Mifflintown, PA  17059

Electronic versions may be sent to:

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Assistant District Attorney

The Juniata County District Attorney’s Office has a vacant position for a part-time Assistant District Attorney.

Candidates must be admitted to the Pennsylvania Bar, possess a valid Pennsylvania law license, and be current on CLE credits. Applicants scheduled to take the bar exam in July 2017 will also be considered.

Interested individuals must be able to perform duties that include legal research, drafting briefs, courtroom appearances, and trial work as directed by the Juniata County District Attorney.

For confidential consideration, qualified candidates are requested to submit a cover letter and resume by Friday, September 29, 2017 to:

Juniata County District Attorney
P.O. Box 212
Mifflintown, PA 17059

Candidates will be considered consistent with the Equal Employment Opportunity Policy of Juniata County.