The Department of Human Services, Division of Rehabilitation Services, Vocational Rehabilitation (VR) program is now accepting resumes for the position of Director (State Title: Rehab Superintendent) of the Tennessee Rehabilitation Center (TRC) at Smyrna. The residential training center with a team of over 100 professionals is one of only eight comprehensive, vocational training centers in the nation. Serving participants from the VR program from across the state, the center provides vocational focused training, hands on practical application of skills both on-site and in the community through internships with local business partners, and other training and support services that assist eligible VR participants obtain industry recognized credentials in 10 areas of study and the list is growing.
Under the general supervision of the Director of Operations for the Division, the Director is responsible for planning, organizing, and directing day to day administrative operations of the center with five direct reports. The Director leads an interdisciplinary team of professionals and support staff in maintaining a high level of accountability through various functions and strategic planning. The center offers a residential component which is maintained twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week. The Director is responsible for the work outcomes of multiple training curricula as well as assisting in the development and execution of new initiatives that align with the mission of competitive, integrated employment for individuals with disabilities as outlined by the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA).
Participate as a member of VR Leadership Team providing expertise in the design and delivery of services to customers.
Provide senior leadership guidance, direction, and support to center staff in the development, continual review and implementation of a strategic plan for service provision that is person-centered, employment-focused and compliant with departmental guidelines and all relevant state and federal laws, rules and regulations including those of the program’s federal funding partner, the Rehabilitation Services Administration (RSA).
In coordination with VR Leadership and relevant center staff, provide guidance and support in the development and continuous improvement in areas of study at the center that meet the individual participant needs while being responsive to ever changing labor market requirements in both urban and rural communities statewide.
Develop and foster professional relationships with local, state and national business partners that will increase partnerships that lead to long-term employment opportunities for participants that is in an integrated environment at competitive wages utilizing the skills and abilities of the participant while fulfilling the needs of the business and community.
Serve as the senior leader at the center with responsibilities for the day-to-day operations of the 24 hour 7 day a week, multibuilding residential facility that includes facility operations, food service, professional instructors, dedicated support staff, on-site health and wellness services, and other related support services for individuals with disabilities.
Bachelor’s Degree in Counseling, Business, Education, Administration, Facilities Management or related Human Services field
Three years of experience successfully leading and supervising a large team of midlevel managers
Prior experience managing budgets in excess of $5 million annually
Three years of leadership experience supervising and/or managing a large team of professionals with diverse areas of expertise
Master’s Degree in Rehabilitation Counseling, Education OR closely related Human Services field
Experience communicating and presenting information to large groups, including stakeholders, community partners, and customers
Experience managing a school or other campus-related, multi-building, residential facility
Knowledge of the local, state, and federal laws, rules, and regulations applicable to a residential rehabilitation facility
Additional Salary Information: The directly related experience, knowledge, skills and abilities of the selected candidate will determine the actual salary offer.
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