Posted — 10.19.23

Area Director - Disabilities

Chippewa Falls, WI
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Position Summary


At Dungarvin, we’re not just a national company; we’re a family of caring, passionate, and dedicated team members working together nationwide to offer top-notch, community-based support. Our mission is simple: We’re here to provide exceptional assistance to individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities, including those facing mental health, behavioral, or significant medical challenges.

Competitive pay with bonus eligibility

Innovative, collaborative environment with flexible work/life balance schedules

Hybrid work arrangements when not traveling

401(k) plan with a 3% company match vested at 1 year.

Company provided hardware and cellphone stipend

FREE Long-term Life Insurance & FREE Long-term Disability

Job mobility options within Dungarvin’s 15 states of services

Discount on your personal Verizon/T-Mobile monthly bill; among other national
discount programs

PTO that increases with tenure

Pet Insurance

Medical, Dental, and Vision (Domestic partners eligible for Dental).

Supplemental Insurance, Flex Spending, and HSA Accounts

Mileage reimbursement

Referral Bonus Program

Starting Salary: $79,800/year


Monday- Friday 8:30 AM- 5:00 PM (FLEX) however should anticipate evening, weekend hours, and overnight stays; to meet the needs of subordinates, customers, and external entities, and to achieve organizational outcomes.
Candidate should anticipate extensive travel in-between Eau Claire and Chippewa Falls

At Dungarvin, diversity and inclusion are a part of what makes our organization strong. Together, we can continue to work towards an inclusive culture that supports our employees and persons served. Dungarvin is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer.


Bachelor’s degree in human services field (Psychology, Counseling, Allied Health, Educational, Social Work, Psychology, or Behavioral Science related field.

Minimum 4+ years of leadership experience preferably in a human services or health organization.

Must have prior experience in financial management experiences.

Experience managing the following settings: Residential, Community Based
Residential Facilities (CBRF), High Acuity (HA), Intensive Apartment Programs (IAP) and Supported Independent Living (SIL), Supportive Home Care (SHC), Community

Supportive Living (CSL), Adult Family Homes (AFH 1-4) and community-based programs.

DHS 83 and DHS 88 regulatory knowledge and experience

Previous experience with the state of Wisconsin systems and/or experience working with managed care systems and waiver services is strongly preferred.

Knowledgeable and adaptable to new software technologies; as well as being an intermediate-level user of Excel, Word, Outlook, and PowerPoint.

Roles & Responsibilities

The Area Director assumes a dynamic leadership role in spearheading the comprehensive oversight and expansion of group homes in the vibrant locales of Eau Claire and Chippewa Falls, WI. This multifaceted mission entails expertly crafting and executing budgets, skillful rate negotiations, ensuring compliance through licensing, strategic visioning and planning, fostering staff development, meticulous recruitment and supervision of program directors and dedicated support personnel, crafting progressive policies, driving impactful marketing initiatives, and pioneering compelling proposals for sustainable growth


Assist in developing and maintaining a program that maximizes benefits to individuals served.

Guarantee that programs adhere to relevant licensure, certification, safety, and contractual requirements. Establish a routine for conducting quality assurance assessments and promptly address any identified issues for resolution

Spearheading, steering, and overseeing all facets of financial performance within the program or area, encompassing budget supervision, contract examination, and compliance, as well as rate negotiation.

Institute Dungarvin’s risk management procedures in the designated region.

Evaluate potential risk and liability areas, and communicate findings to the State Director

Swiftly and responsibly address emergency scenarios and person-served grievances, delivering guidance, aid, and assistance to customers and relevant parties.

Hire, train/coach, and supervise program Directors and Managers, evaluate programs and staff performance for quality assurance and utilization. Assisting in staff/caregiver training.

Examine and propose policies and protocols to optimize program effectiveness, and utilize technical and analytical instruments to gauge performance, productivity, and service deficiencies.

Cultivate and sustain productive partnerships with funding sources, regulatory authorities, inter-agency contacts, and the families of our clients, ensuring adherence to licensing and compliance standards

Take proactive steps to actively seek out and respond to referrals, foster and elevate business activities within specified areas, and craft and present proposals for exciting new opportunities

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