5F26

PAY RANGE:  N26

 

HEALTH PROGRAM ADMINISTRATOR

 (Addiction Services)

(AIDS)

(Behavioral Health)

(Intellectual Disability Services)

            (Maternal & Infant Health)

GENERAL DEFINITION

 

            This is public health management work administering the operation of a citywide program in one of the following areas: Addiction Services, AIDS, Behavioral Health, Intellectual Disability Services, or Maternal and Infant Health.  Employees in this class direct, through subordinate supervisors, the development of program policy and service standards, the monitoring, analysis and evaluation of contracted service providers, and the development of specialized health programs and services in their assigned specialties.  Additionally, a Strategic Planning assignment exists that may be filled with a qualified individual from either the Behavioral Health or Intellectual Disability Services specialties.  The employee in the Stategic Planning assignment directs, through subordinate supervisors, the research, development and coordination of policies, trainings, workforce development initiatives and other programs across all services and programs provided by the Department of Behavioral Health and Intellectual Disability Services.   Work includes directing and/or participating in strategic and grant funding efforts associated with respective programs.  Contact with officials of public and private funding and state and federal monitoring agencies, representatives of contracted service providers, community and advocacy groups, and departmental and other governmental administrators is a significant aspect of the work.  Work is performed under the guidance of a higher level program director.

 

ALLOCATING FACTORS:   (The following conditions must be met for a position to be allocated to this class.)

 

·         These positions must direct all activities within the assigned program area of specialization.

·         Only one position will be assigned to each of the Addiction Services, AIDS, and Maternal & Infant Health specialties.

·         A total of three positions will be allocated to the Behavioral Health and Intellectual Disability Services specialties, including one position allocated to the Strategic Planning assignment.

·         These positions must be located in the Health Department or the Department of Behavioral Health and Intellectual Disability Services.

 

TYPICAL EXAMPLES OF WORK (ILLUSTRATIVE ONLY)

 

ALL SPECIALTIES

 

            Directs, through subordinate supervisors, the development and implementation of a citywide health program; advises staff of policies and goals; directs subordinates to implement policies and procedures; evaluates recommendations submitted by subordinates; meets with subordinates to discuss status of programs, problems, and strategies; meets with subordinates to discuss status of programs, problems, and strategies for problem resolution; develops and maintains a comprehensive profile of prevention, intervention, and treatment services and resources; develops and maintains a comprehensive plan for optimal allocation of services in accordance with available resources and service standards to assure continuing state and federal support.

            Directs a comprehensive needs assessment of health services in program area; solicits input from consumers, community leaders, and professionals on needed services; designs service plans and develops service contracts for delivery of mandated health services; arranges for the development of a management information, research and evaluation system to track clients and assess program progress; supervises, through subordinate supervisors, a staff of analytical personnel engaged in the monitoring and evaluation of contracted agencies.

            Evaluates and investigates federal, state and private sources of program funding; advises health and welfare agencies of procedures for submitting grant applications for new or expanded services; reviews and prepares responses to new legislation regarding program services; testifies in court regarding health program activities, as required; negotiates with state and federal officials to increase funding.

            Develops program goals and models for the delivery of services in area of specialization; participates in the development of policies, standards and procedures governing the provision of health program services; recommends modification of program activities and service delivery between participating agencies; develops and/or modifies programs and departmental policies in accordance with mandates.

            Reviews proposals for funding of programs and services and recommends appropriate action; monitors provider contracts and program budgets as required; prepares recommendations for the establishment of priorities in the distribution of available resources for services; provides consultation and direction to officials of community centers and specialized health care agencies in the planning, development and implementation of services.

            Prepares periodic reports on program achievements and progress towards program goals; directs preparation and submission of comprehensive annual reports to federal and state agencies to describe overall program accomplishments and justify continued support; prepares position papers on various state, federal and city legislation and regulations as they apply to area of specialization.

            Participates in the development of a community education program; uses mass media, public speaking, and other communication methods to inform the public of health problems and services availability; provides content for training programs; plans and conducts or participates in workshops, seminars, and conferences for professional and community groups; attends community meetings on health program issues.

 

ADDICTION SERVICES SPECIALTY

 

            Directs, through subordinate staff, all activities of federally-funded projects; develops plans and programs for personnel engaged in providing treatment and rehabilitation services to drug and alcohol addicts; evaluates on a continuing basis treatment center facilities and ongoing program progress and achievement; coordinates activities and services of provider agencies to ensure an effective total community program.

 

AIDS SPECIALTY

 

            Directs, through subordinate supervisors, all activities of the AIDS Treatment and Prevention Program, Case Management  Centralized Intake Program, HIV Surveillance Program, Program Services Unit, HIV/AIDS Education Unit, Information and Referral Program and AIDS Housing Admissions Program; directs the implementation of program policies; directs the monitoring and evaluation of contracted providers; directs the preparation and submission of reports, applications and other responses to federal, state and local funders of AACO services; coordinates activities and services to ensure an effective total AIDS care and prevention services community program.      

 

BEHAVIORAL HEALTH SPECIALTY

 

            Directs, through a subordinate supervisor, the implementation, assessment and/or monitoring of behavioral health services including emergency, forensic, case management, and residential support services; directs the initiation of and follow-through on involuntary commitment proceedings.

 

 INTELLECTUAL DISABILITY SERVICES  SPECIALTY

 

            Directs, through a subordinate supervisor, a staff engaged in the intake, placement and monitoring of individual clients in appropriate service facilities; supervises, through a subordinate supervisor, the establishment, implementation, and monitoring of programs for the provision of special housing facilities for selected members within the intellectually disabled population. 

 

Strategic Planning Assignment:

 

            The single position in this assignment will be allocated to either the Behavioral Health or the Intellectual Disability Services specialty.

            Directs, through subordinate supervisors, the research, development and coordination of policies, trainings, workforce development initiatives and other programs used to implement  the Philadelphia Behavioral Health Services Practice Guidelines for Recovery and Resilience-Oriented Treatment across all services and programs provided by the Department of Behavioral Health and Intellectual Disability Services (DBHIDS); monitors the alignment of departmental programs with the domains of the Practice Guidelines; ensures that DBHIDS personnel and contracted service providers are trained in the Practice Guidelines principles and concepts; determines training and development needs and evaluates related program outcomes; directs the development and implementation of workforce development initiatives, projects, and trainings directed towards recipients of behavioral health services and/or their family members; facilitates collaboration with other DBHIDS divisions and stakeholder organizations within the behavioral health system to ensure ongoing implementation of the Practice Guidelines across a comprehensive array of departmental services and programs.

            Performs related work as required.

 

MATERNAL AND INFANT HEALTH SPECIALTY

 

            Directs, through subordinate staff, all activities of the federally-funded Healthy Start program; develops program goals and models for the delivery of maternal and infant health services in the area of maternal/infant risk reduction; directs the preparation of the federally-mandated plan for service delivery; meets with contracted officials to discuss issues and resolve problems pertaining to the implementation of maternal and infant health programs; directs the conduct of epidemiological studies in the area of maternal and infant health; directs a comprehensive needs assessment for maternal and infant health services in targeted area.

 

REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES

 

KNOWLEDGE OF:

 

·         current legislation and funding mechanisms as applied to the health services delivery system

·         the principles, practices, and procedures of preparing public and private program budgets

·         the principles and practices of administrative organization and management as they apply to the coordination of a comprehensive and effective citywide health program for the area of specialization

·         the principles, practices, procedures, methods, techniques, literature, legislation and new developments in the area of specialization

·         the principles and practices of the administration of drug addict and alcoholic treatment programs for the Addiction Services specialty

·         the methods, techniques and practices used in the provision of emergency behavioral health services for the Behavioral  Health specialty

·         rehabilitative methods, techniques and practices used in the treatment and care of individuals with behavioral health issues in various phases of recovery in the area of specialization

·         the principles and practices of the Philadelphia Behavioral Health Services Practice Guidelines for Recovery and Resilience-Oriented Treatment  for the Strategic Planning assignment

·         the facilities, media, methods, and techniques of disseminating educational information to the public

·         current research methodology for the area of specialization

·         community, civic, and social resources of public and private agencies that provide services in the area of specialization

 

ABILITY TO:

 

·         evaluate program quality and effectiveness and to prepare recommendations based on evaluations

·         plan, organize, and supervise the work of subordinates engaged in consultative and program monitoring work

·         plan, coordinate and evaluate a comprehensive social service program, including housing resources, for members of the AIDS community for the AIDS specialty.

·         incorporate research in program planning

·         plan, direct and implement epidemiological studies to identify at risk individuals

·         establish effective working relationships with associates, professional and administrative officials of health and welfare agencies, community and special interest groups, and the public

·         express ideas effectively, both orally and in writing

 

MINIMUM ACCEPTABLE TRAINING AND EXPERIENCE  (The following statement represents the minimum training and experience standards which will be used to admit or reject applicants for tests.  Applications submitted by candidates for this class will be reviewed based on training and experience requirements as approved on 8/13.)

 

Addiction Services Specialty

 

EDUCATION:

 

            Completion of a master's degree program at an accredited college or university in public administration, public health, social work, sociology, or a related field.

 

AND

GENERAL EXPERIENCE:

 

            Two years of experience in public or private rehabilitative work in behavioral health, drug addiction, alcoholism, health or social services.

 

AND

SPECIFIC EXPERIENCE:

 

            Two years of experience planning, developing, and implementing drug and/or alcohol abuse programs, and two years of program management experience at the N23 level or above, directing a citywide drug and/or alcohol abuse program

 

AIDS, Behavioral Health, and Intellectual Disability Services Specialties

 

EDUCATION:

 

            Completion of a master's degree program at an accredited college or university with major course work in the social or behavioral sciences, education, public health or public administration.

 

AND

AIDS Specialty

 

GENERAL EXPERIENCE:

 

            Two years of administrative, technical or social work experience in a program involving the provision of AIDS and AIDS-related health services.

 

AND

SPECIFIC EXPERIENCE:

 

            Two years of administrative supervisory experience in a citywide AIDS program overseeing the activities of staff engaged in planning, developing, monitoring and evaluating programs carried out by contracted agencies or two years of supervisory research and information management work in a citywide AIDS program, planning and designing projects and overseeing the implementation of systems and/or operational changes.

 

AND

            Two years of program management experience at the N23 level or above, directing a major aspect of a citywide AIDS program or two years of statistical, analytical and administrative work at the N24 level or above, directing the activities of staff responsible for the collection, classification, analysis, maintenance and dissemination of statistics related to the provision of AIDS services.

 

Behavioral Health Specialty

 

GENERAL EXPERIENCE:

 

            Two years of administrative, technical or social work experience in public or private behavioral health, intellectual disability services, or mentally impaired children's service programs. 

 

AND

SPECIFIC EXPERIENCE:

 

            Two years of administrative supervisory experience in a citywide behavioral health program overseeing the activities of a staff engaged in planning, developing, coordinating and evaluating behavioral health services provided by contracted agencies, and two years of program management experience at the N23 level or above, directing a citywide behavioral health program.

 

Intellectual Disability Services Specialty

 

GENERAL EXPERIENCE:

 

            Two years of administrative, technical or social work experience in public or private behavioral health, intellectual disability services, or mentally impaired children's service programs.

 

AND

SPECIFIC EXPERIENCE:

 

            Two years of administrative supervisory experience in a citywide  intellectual disability services program overseeing the activities of a staff engaged in planning, developing, monitoring and evaluating programs carried out by contracted agencies, and two years of program management experience at the N23 level or above, directing a citywide  intellectual disability services program.

 

Strategic Planning Assignment

 

            The position in the Strategic Planning assignment will be filled through an eligible list established for either the Behavioral Health or Intellectual Disability Services specialties.

 

Maternal and Infant Health Specialty

 

EDUCATION:

 

            Completion of a master's degree program at an accredited college or university in public administration, public health, social work, sociology, psychology, nursing or related field.


AND

GENERAL EXPERIENCE:

 

            Two years of administrative, technical or social work experience in a program involving the provision of health or social services.

 

AND

SPECIFIC EXPERIENCE:

 

            Two years of administrative supervisory experience in a community-based program primarily designed to provide health and social services to women and children and two years of program management experience at the N23 level or above, directing a citywide maternal and infant health program.

 

OR

 

            Any equivalent combination of education and experience determined to be acceptable by the Office of Human Resources which has included a bachelor’s degree and the specific experience described above.

 

PHYSICAL AND MEDICAL REQUIREMENTS

 

            Ability to physically perform the duties and to work in the environmental conditions required of a position in this class.

 

Class Established:

CSC - 9/83

Ad. Board - 10/83

 

Latest Specification Revision:

CSC -7/13

Ad Board - 8/13

 

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