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Director, Southern Wisconsin Center - Career Executive

Company: Southern Wisconsin Center
Location: Madison, WI

Director, Southern Wisconsin Center - Career Executive  
Job Announcement Code(s): 17-01071



Classification Title(s)/JAC:
Job Working Title(s):

Institution Director

Type of Employment:

Full Time (40 hrs/week)


The starting salary is between $91,520-$101,129 depending upon qualifications, plus excellent benefits. This position is in pay schedule and range 81-01. A two year Career Executive trial period is required.


Shannon Kavorik, Human Resources Specialist, 608-266-9165, Shannon.Kavorik@dhs.wisconsin.gov

Bargaining Unit:


Area of Competition:


Deadline to Apply:



The Department of Health Services (DHS) is looking for atalented individual to fill ourInstitution Superintendent position at the Southern Wisconsin Center (SWC) for the Developmentally Disabled.

SWC islicensed and certified as an Intermediate Care Facility for Individuals with Intellectual/Developmental Disabilities (ICF/IID).SWC provides a wide variety of programs and services designed to assist and prepare individuals to live successfully in the setting that best meets their needs. Located in southern Wisconsin near Union Grove, SWC brings together a rich history of providing exceptional services and state of the art treatment approaches for the new millennium. Union Grove is a growing community with small town charm and easy access to Milwaukee and Chicago.

Benefits include a top rated health plan, paid vacation, nine paid holidays, and the ability to participate in one of the best retirement plans offered.

Position Summary:This position functions as the Center Director who is chief administrative officer and delegated appointing authority at Southern Wisconsin Center (SWC). The position is responsible for overall administration, supervision and coordination of a program of active treatment services provided by a qualified, trained and appropriately supervised workforce in compliance with ICF/IID and other state and federal regulations and laws (HFS 132/134).

This position requires skills for the delivery of person centered care,experience inlong range planning, overseeing biennial budget preparation, assuring buildings and grounds maintenance/improvements, facility utilization planning, and contemporary quality improvement practices. The position is responsible for development and administration of overall staffing plans, expenditure management plans, fiscal policies, and internal business controls. In addition to Division of Care and Treatment Services and DHS leadership, this position interfaces with numerous internal and external stakeholders including employees, county officials, managed care organizations, advocates and parents/guardians.

Special Notes:Due to the nature of the position, all applicants who may be appointed to this position will be required to allow the Department of Health Services to conduct a background check to determine whether the circumstances of any conviction may be related to the job being filled.

Candidates must be licensed as a Nursing Home Administrator or be able to begin the application process to obtain licensure within 4 months of hire. Please visit the Department of Safety and Professional Services website for more information.


A minimally qualified candidate will have:

  • Experience as a supervisor or manager of subordinate supervisors or managers.
  • A minimum of five years of experienceof administration in a human service field performing tasks related to fiscal and budgetary issues, personnel matters, stakeholder and advocacy involvement, strategic planning, contract management, etc.
  • Experience working with a large and diverse group of staff.

In addition to the above, awell-qualified candidate will have:

  • Experience working with a facility/program that supports individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities.
  • Experience in the development of quality improvement programs.
  • Experience in a nursing home or 24/7 healthcare facility.
  • Possession of a Nursing Home Administrator's License.

How to Apply:

Please apply online by May 24th, 2017 using this link: https://wisc.jobs/public/job_view.asp?annoid=91435&jobid=90949&org=435&class=50090&index=true


The Department of Health Services is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer seeking a diverse and talented workforce.