Child protective services assistant program administrator Job at State of Maine, Bangor, ME

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  • State of Maine
  • Bangor, ME

Job Description

Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS)

Opening Date: June 13, 2024

Closing Date: June 27, 2024

Job Class Code: 5079

Grade: 27 (Supervisory Services)

Salary: $75,732.80 – $97,240.00*/yr.
  • This classification has a $7.50/hr. stipend. An additional $1.00/hr. stipend is paid for employees possessing a related Master’s Degree
Position Number: 02000-2918
Location : Bangor


Core Responsibilities:

As an OCFS Assistant Program Administrator, you will work collaboratively with the regional Program Administrator in managing the delivery of child welfare services within a designated geographic district. In some districts this will involve supervision of one or more programs throughout the district. In others it will involve direct supervision of all programs and operations in a branch office. Typical duties will include:

You will assist the PA by assuming responsibilities in child welfare to include continued integration with behavioral health services, assuring that there is district and statewide practice consistency.

You will use Quality Assurance reports and other available data to improve district practice, staff education and development, community relations, office management and administration, oversight of Regional Operations staff and Personnel Division liaison.

You will be expected to assume the duties and responsibilities of the District PA as delegated, including responsibility for Child Welfare Reform and representing the District in OCFS committees and workgroups.


Minimum Qualifications:

To qualify, you must have an eight-year combination of education and professional experience in Child Welfare programs/services, including at least two years of related supervisory or program management experience. Master’s degree preferred.

NECESSARY SPECIAL REQUIREMENT: Applicants must be fully licensed as a Licensed Social Worker (LSW) as issued by the Maine State Board of Social Work Licensure.

The backgrounds of well-qualified candidates will demonstrate the following competencies:

1. A thorough understanding of and history of supporting the OCFS Practice Model.
2. A proven ability to lead, mentor, and motivate staff; and enable staff to achieve performance expectations.
3. Expert-level knowledge of Katahdin.
4. Knowledge and ability to envision and lead cross-system collaborative efforts to plan, develop and implement strategies to improve services to children and families, consistent with the OCFS Practice Model.

Please submit a cover letter addressing your skills and/or prior experience in each of the areas above.

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Agency information:

The Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) is dedicated to promoting health, safety, resilience, and opportunity for Maine people. The Department provides health and social services to approximately a third of the State's population, including children, families, older Mainers, and individuals with disabilities, mental illness, and substance use disorders. The Department also promotes public health, operates two state psychiatric hospitals, and provides oversight to health care providers.

The Office of Child & Family Services (OCFS), within DHHS is responsible for ensuring the safety, permanency and well-being of children and families through community networks, local resources, and life-long family connections throughout Maine. We have an anticipated vacancy in our Bangor office.


Application Information:

Please submit all documents or files in PDF format.

For additional information about this position please contact Christy Davis at (207) 561-4257. To apply, please upload a recent resume (if available) and cover letter addressing each of the two preferred skills/experience areas above.

To request a paper application, please contact Ashley.Smith@Maine.gov .


Benefits of working for the State of Maine:

No matter where you work across Maine state government, you find employees who embody our state motto—"Dirigo" or "I lead"—as they provide essential services to Mainers every day. We believe in supporting our workforce's health and wellbeing with a valuable total compensation package, including:

  • Work-Life Fit – Rest is essential. Take time for yourself using 13 paid holidays , 12 days of sick leave , and 3+ weeks of vacation leave annually. Vacation leave accrual increases with years of service, and overtime-exempt employees receive personal leave.
  • Health Insurance Coverage – The State of Maine pays 85%-100% of employee-only premiums ($10,523.28-$12,380.40 annual value), depending on salary. Use this chart to find the premium costs for you and your family, including the percentage of dependent coverage paid by the State.
  • Dental Insurance – The State of Maine pays 100% of employee-only dental premiums ($350.40 annual value).
  • Retirement Plan – The State contributes the equivalent of 13.41% of the employee's pay towards the Maine Public Employees Retirement System (MainePERS).
  • Parental leave is one of the most important benefits for any working parent. All employees who are welcoming a child—including fathers and adoptive parents—receive six weeks of fully paid parental leave . Additional, unpaid leave may also be available, under the Family and Medical Leave Act.


State employees are eligible for an extensive and highly competitive benefits package, covering many aspects of wellness. Learn about additional wellness benefits for State employees from the Office of Employee Health and Wellness.


Note: Benefits may vary somewhat according to specific collective bargaining agreements and are prorated for part-time employment.


There's a job and then there's purposeful, transformative work. Our aim is to create a workplace where you can learn, grow, and continuously refine your skills. Applicants demonstrate job requirements in differing ways, and we appreciate that many skills and backgrounds can make people successful in this role.

As an Equal Opportunity employer, Maine State Government embraces a culture of respect and awareness. We are committed to creating a strong sense of belonging for all team members, and our process ensures an inclusive environment to applicants of all backgrounds including diverse race, color, sex, sexual orientation or gender identity, physical or mental disability, religion, age, ancestry, national origin, familial status or genetics.

If you’re looking for a great next step, and want to feel good about what you do, we’d love to hear from you. Please note reasonable accommodations are provided to qualified individuals with disabilities upon request.

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