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VP of Integrated Health & Human Services

at Chicanos Por La Causa, Inc.

Posted: 11/17/2020
Job Reference #: 2064

Job Description

Location:  Phoenix, AZ


The Vice President (VP) is responsible for leadership and administration of CPLC’s Health and Human Service Programs. Existing programs include both out-patient and residential behavioral health and substance abuse services within clinical, shelter and transition environments and HIV programing and 340b pharmacy services. This position is accountable for the continued success and growth of existing programs as well as expanding service lines to provide a comprehensive system and continuum of care for CPLC service recipients throughout the multi-state CPLC service area. The VP will ultimately be accountable for the quality of services as well as ensuring compliance with licensing regulations, contract regulations, timely reporting, and appropriate utilization and use of funds. Working with a team of Peers, Program Directors and all Corporate Services teams, the VP will expand services through community and corporate partnerships; procurement of major funding, and development and implementation of new programs that fall within the integrated health model.  Additionally, the VP ensures compliance utilization with the behavioral health claims submittal process, reconciliation, with daily, weekly, monthly, quarterly and annual reporting.


This VP position directly supervises a team of Program Directors.   Additionally this position indirectly oversees all IHHS program staff including approval of staff hires, evaluation, disciplinary actions and employee discharges.


The VP must have demonstrated skills and abilities in a management capacity relevant to the integrated health model, specifically in creating and sustaining infrastructure in support of health and human services within a nonprofit organization.  Must be proficient in budget management and analysis and have a demonstrated history of contract compliance.  Must demonstrate awareness and sensitivity to cultural issues and community practices of low income and at risk families, including dual language speakers.


  1. Ensures CARF certification standards are imbedded into operational practice and followed by all the staff.
  2. Assures the timely collection and submission of periodical, monthly and other statistical and management reports for all regulatory agencies, grantors and other related organizations.
  3. Provides effective and inspiring programmatic leadership and supervision by being actively involved in all programs and services. 
  4. Implements and leads a continuous quality improvement process throughout the program and service areas, focusing on systems/process improvement. Supports the development and implementation of data-driven decision-making, and leads efforts to improve efficiency and effectiveness. 
  5. Promotes regular and ongoing opportunities for all staff to give feedback on program operations. 
  6. Provides constructive feedback and leadership development opportunities for reporting staff.
  7. Researches and ensures all practices are current and align with all regulatory requirements and meet all industry standards.
  8. Meets regularly with the Integrated Health and Human Services Advisory Board.
  9. Partners with the Corporate Services teams to represent CPLC at external constituency groups, including community, governmental, and private organizations. 
  10. Ensures that all program activities operate consistently and ethically within the mission and values of CPLC. 
  11. Engages with community partners to better serve and support the needs of the community through collaboration and sustainability.
  1. Ensures the continued financial viability of program/service units through sound fiscal management of the annual operational budget. Works closely with Finance, and other leadership, in the review and delivery of the annual operational budget and reports accurately on progress made and challenges encountered.
  1. Develops strategic goals for all direct reports. Assists Program Directors in development of strategic goals for their teams. Provides input for overall strategic planning to the EVP.
  2. Performs other job-related duties as assigned.


The ideal candidate will hold a Post-Graduate degree in social sciences, business or related degree with five years’ experience in non-profit leadership and business applications; or minimally, a Master’s degree in social sciences, business, or related field with 5-10 years leadership experience at the director level.  An active Arizona behavioral health license preferred, but not required. Experience in development and implementation of multiple programs and integrated systems of care is highly preferred. Candidate must have, or be eligible to obtain a level I Arizona fingerprint clearance card and must have and maintain a valid drivers’ license and auto insurance within the state of their residence. Proficiency of computer fundamentals and business software is required, Office 365 preferred.  


Must have proven leadership experience across multiple lines of services and in multiple locations including experience in supervising multiple levels of direct reports. Must have experience in grant management, securing resources/funds, and in projecting and analyzing multi-million dollar budgets. Must be committed to diversity and have strong leadership and management skills as well as excellent oral and written communication skills. 


Equivalent combinations of education and experience may be considered to meet the qualifications of this position.  Bilingual Spanish/English preferred but not required. 


Office Position: This position is both a mobile and a sedentary position with periods of light physical activity, and is performed mostly in office surroundings. Positions typical in nature require regular walking or standing; sitting, lifting and carrying up to 20 pounds; climbing stairs, bending, reaching, holding, grasping and turning objects; and using fingers to operate computer keyboards. This position will require the ability to speak normally and to use normal or aided vision and hearing. 


Travel: Local, interstate and intrastate travel to Chicanos Por La Causa, Inc. locations, and CPLC affiliates and/or subsidiaries, will be necessary to successfully fulfill the duties of this position. Candidate must have and maintain a valid driver’s license and auto insurance. Technology will be utilized to minimize travel whenever feasible. The travel requirements for this position are anticipated to be 20 to 30 percent assignment depending.  


Telecommute: Position may have the option to telecommute with prior approval from the Department EVP. Telecommuting is not guaranteed and subject to job need and/or job performance. 


Continuous Learning: All certifications related to the position at hire, or obtained while employed by CPLC, must be maintained. Candidate will be expected to participate in continuous learning opportunities to maintain competency and enhance skillset. Learning opportunities must be approved by Department EVP.


This job description is meant to describe the general nature and level of work being performed; it is not intended or is implied to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required for the position. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change or new ones may be assigned at any time with or without notice. 


Requirements are representative of minimum levels of knowledge, skills and/or abilities. To perform this job successfully, the employee must possess the abilities or aptitudes to perform each duty proficiently. All employees are accountable for understanding and complying with all CPLC corporate policies and procedures as well as any program specific policies and procedures. Continued employment remains on an “at-will” basis. 


This job description is subject to possible modification to reasonably accommodate individuals with disabilities. Some requirements may exclude individuals who pose a direct threat or significant risk to the health and safety of themselves or other employees.

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