Champaign County, Illinois
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Champaign County Mental Health (708) Board and
(377) Board for the Care & Treatment of Persons
with a Developmental Disability

Peter Tracy, Executive Director

Position Opening
Executive Director, Champaign County Mental Health and Developmental Disabilities Boards

The Executive Director manages and oversees budgets of approximately $8 million generated by referenda-based tax levies in Champaign County for the support of persons with mental health challenges, substance abuse disorders, intellectual disabilities, developmental disabilities and related challenges. The position requires a person with a background/education in a mental health or disability area and skills as a public administrator managing a complex organization supported by public funds. Individual must be able to articulate a vision of community mental health and competence in addressing needs of a culturally and linguistically diverse community. Salary competitive commensurate with education and experience.

Champaign County, located in central Illinois with a population of 207,000, is home to the University of Illinois, Parkland Community College, outstanding public schools, parks, recreation and cultural venues.

The minimum requirements are an advanced degree, or baccalaureate degree with equivalent advanced experience, in a field relevant to mental health, substance abuse, developmental disabilities or health care. Experience in program administration or management is required. Evidence of strong ability to communicate with citizens, service providers, and public officials, including preparation of reports, program evaluation and proposal processes is required. The person prepares contract terms and leads contract negotiations with applicants and providers. Additional experience should include: working knowledge of Medicaid Law and requirements; managed care operations; relevant State of Illinois Administrative Rules.

The Executive Director reports to both the Mental Health Board and the Developmental Disabilities Board, and is responsible for collaboration and coordination with other state and county funded social services. Collaboration with other public bodies in Illinois and appropriate national organizations is expected. The Director must demonstrate a commitment to addressing disparities in service access and efficacy by promoting cultural and linguistic competency.

Send cover letter, resume and names of three references by June 7, 2016 to kmccormius@gmail.com or mail to: POB 17052, Urbana IL 61803-7502. For inquiries contact safowler52@gmail.com . The Champaign County Mental Health and Developmental Disabilities Board are committed to the opportunity of equal employment to all persons.

Mental Health Board (CCMHB) and
Developmental Disabilities Board (CCDDB) Background

The Mental Health (708) Board and the Developmental Disabilities (377) Board were created by referenda approved by the voters of Champaign County.  Through passage of the referendums, property tax levies were established to support the mission of the respective Boards.  Presently, these funds account for about $6 million of the property taxes collected by Champaign County.  Each year approximately 91% of the funds raised through the two levies are distributed using a competitive application process to community service agencies to assist Champaign County residents with developmental disabilities, mental health and substance abuse treatment needs.

Mental Health Board (CCMHB) and
Developmental Disabilities Board (CCDDB) Duties

The CCMHB and the CCDDB are the local mental health and developmental disabilities authorities for Champaign County.  The CCMHB is responsible for planning, coordinating, evaluating and allocating funds for the comprehensive local system of mental health, developmental disabilities and substance abuse services for Champaign County.  The CCDDB has essentially the same functions, but is limited to developmental disabilities.

Duties associated with these responsibilities include preparation of a Three Year Plan with annual review of supporting objectives, setting criteria for evaluating program proposals supporting a system of care, analysis of requests for funding and contract monitoring to evaluate program performance and to maintain financial accountability.

Mental Health Board Mission Statement

The mission of the CCMHB is the promotion of a local system of services for the prevention and treatment of mental or emotional, developmental and substance abuse disorders in accordance with the assessed priorities of the citizens of Champaign County.

Developmental Disabilities Board Mission Statement

The mission of the CCDDB is the promotion of a local system of services for the treatment of developmental disorders in accordance with the assessed priorities of the citizens of Champaign County.