Posted — 03.29.24

Area Director

Long Beach, CA
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Position Summary

The Area Director is responsible for the management and operation of multiple programs, producing high quality care and services. This position provides leadership and direction to first-line supervisors in promoting the concepts, beliefs, and purpose of the programs and to promote a positive and supportive attitude to the individuals we serve, families and guardians, employees, and partnering agencies.

The Director will assure services comply with all applicable licensure, certification, and contract standards. The Director has responsibility for the overall financial management of assigned programs and will work in conjunction with the Senior Director to maximize growth, implement business plans and marketing goals to grow census, improve occupancy and utilization in core services.

Candidate should anticipate travel in-between Long Beach, Signal Hill, and Norwalk and 1-2 times a year to Northern California.


Bachelor’s degree in human services field (Psychology, Counseling, Allied Health, Educational Psychology, Sociology, Human Services, etc.)
BCBA preferred
3 years Human services experience in the fields of intellectual/ developmental disabilities or mental health with at least 5 years of management experience required.
Candidate should have experience with services ventured by California Regional Centers, and prefer day program service experience. Prefer candidate with licensing experience.
Financial management skills and budget experience
Strong knowledge of the State and federal l

Roles & Responsibilities

* Develop and maintain effective working relationships with all funding sources, regulatory bodies, and families of those we serve ensuring licensing and compliance.

* Navigating, managing and leading all aspects of program/area financial performance, including budget management, contract review/adherence and rate negotiation.

* Collaborate effectively with Regional Centers, CCL, and DDS to optimize state-wide operations.

* Lead the training and supervision of program Directors and Managers, evaluating program and staff performance to ensure exceptional quality and efficient utilization. Moreover, offer valuable support for day program staff and offer trainings to enhance their skills and expertise.

* Assess and propose policies and procedures to elevate program efficiency; leverage technical and analytical tools to gauge performance and productivity, pinpointing any service gaps.

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