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Director of Developmental Disabilities Services

WellLife Network


Responsible for the operational, financial and personnel activities of all DD Programs. Provides the leadership, direction, and evaluation of services of the Developmental Disabilities Division.

Develop and implement short and long-range goal plans and program policies and procedures for all programs in the division.

Ensure that program activities enhance and support each individual’s safety, social responsibility, independence, dignity and continued growth and incorporates evidence-based and promising practices.

Directs daily operations of DD services and ensures compliance with all applicable state and federal laws and regulations, and with agency policies and procedures.

Develops, implements and monitors cost control measures within all programs in the Division ie.overtime, staffing, minimal or no individual vacancies; OTPS so that revenues and expenditures are balanced.

Maintains contracts/agreements with outside providers to provide routine and emergency medical, dental and psychiatric treatment.

Provides direct supervision and evaluation of the Program Directors, Intake and Administrative Assistant. Empowers and delegates responsibilities to DD managers including performance improvement activities, policy and procedure development and training needs.

Coordinates the development and maintenance of positive family relations.

Is available for assistance in emergency situations, including on call responsibilities.

Serves as liaison, or designates other managers, with other agency departments, including purchasing, quality assurance, human resources, entitlements and eligibility services, accounting and IT to ensure proper coordination of services.

Represents WellLife Network with external bodies e.g. OPWDD, DD Queens’s Councils.

Expands DD Services e.g.: develops proposals for RFP’s

Announced and unannounced site visits to DD programs.

Maintain confidentiality at all times.

Other duties as requested.


Master’s degree in Psychology, Social work, or a related discipline preferred. Bachelor’s degree required in health or human services field. Minimum of seven to ten years experience in human services administration; at least three of which have been in field of development disabilities.


Posted on 01/02/18; CVMHA ID #11722