The Maryland Department of Human Services (DHS), in cooperation with the Cecil County Goverment, seeks a strong administrator to direct all program activities of the Cecil County Department of Social Services (DSS) including Child Welfare, Family and Adult Services, Fiancial Assistance Programs, Nutrition Assistance, and Child Support. The Cecil County DSS, Located in the County seat of Elkton, MD has a staff of approximately 145 and a $10.1 million operating budget.
Cecil County is a progressive rural and suburban county with a population of approximately 103,000 and a median household income of $65,124. Located on the Upper Chesapeake Bay, Cecil County is within driving distance to Washington, D.C., Baltimore, MD and Philadelphia, PA.
Applicants must have a Master's Degree in Social Work or a related field and at least five years of professional employment in social services adminsitration or supervision. Resumes must be recieved no later than 11:59 p.m. on Thursday, August 31, 2017.
Other desired qualifications include, but are not limited to: strong leadership and management skills, particualry in fiscal and human resource management, ability to implement t change, motivate staff and maintain relationships; ability to acquire new fudning from non-traditional sources; and strong communication skills.
The Maryland Department of Human Resources (DHR) is the state’s primary social service provider, serving over one million people annually. The Department, through its 24 local departments of social services, aggressively pursues opportunities to assist people in economic need, provide preventive services, and protect vulnerable children and adults in each of Maryland’s 23 counties and Baltimore City.