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CEO

Creative Community Living Services (CCLS)

The CEO is responsible for ensuring strategic direction as well as creating a vision of success for CCLS.  The CEO is authorized and held responsible for all programs and services as approved and directed by the Board of Directors of CCLS.  The CEO directly represents the board in matters relating to the services provided, personnel policies, finances, and public relations.

Responsibilities and Essential Functions

  • Promotes the mission and philosophy of CCLS, and maintains board directed program standards.
  • Administers all programs approved by the Board of Directors and delegates specific operations to the Regional Directors of Operation.
  • Oversees the overall financial operations of CCLS and delegates specific operations to the CFO.
  • Oversees the overall personnel operations of CCLS and delegates specific operations to the Chief Human Resources Officer.
  • Oversees the overall operations of the training department and delegates specific operations to the Director of Training.
  • Oversees the overall operations of Fast Pace Medical Staffing and other subsidiaries of CCLS and delegates specific operations to the appropriate Directors.
  • Oversees the daily operations of the corporate office and delegates specific operations of the regional offices to the Regional Director of Operations.
  • Oversees the overall operations of the nursing department and delegates specific operations to the Chief Nursing Officer.
  • Maintains a climate of harmonious relationships amongst all staff and maximizes the use of staff talent through positive reinforcement.  
  • Fosters and maintains relationships with all contracting entities and supervises the development of all public relations materials.
  • Prepares a monthly written report on the activities of CCLS for the Board of Directors.
  • Conducts operational and committee meetings as appropriate.
  • Works with the board to develop the annual corporate goals and objectives.
  • Works with the Leadership Committee to analyze corporate and legislative trends and develop appropriate strategic plans.
  • Evaluates needs within the field of services of CCLS and works with the board and relevant personnel to develop new program opportunities.
  • Acts as Chief Executive Officer in delegating and assuming authority:
    • with all city, county, state, and private agencies regarding area group homes and other programs undertaken by CCLS.
    • in securing, equipping, and furnishing suitable physical facilities.
    • in securing licenses and/or permits for facilities.
    • in negotiating and signing purchase of service contracts.
  • Approves and signs all legal documents, leases, contracts, deeds, etc., as determined by the Board of Directors.
  • Keeps the Board of Directors and leadership team abreast of all legislative issues which affect clients or the corporation, and lobbies according to board-established goals.
  • Supervises capital expenditures.
  • Manages the rental of unused office space in the corporate office.
  • Attends all state, county, and company mandated training as scheduled.
  • Ensures staff attendance at all state, county, and company mandated training as scheduled.

Skills, Competencies, and Experience

  • A field-related master’s degree deemed appropriate by the CCLS Board of Directors, and at least five years of administrative experience, three of which are within the health care related field with a DHS 83.02 (16) identified client group. 

OR

  • A field-related bachelor’s degree deemed appropriate by the CCLS Board of Directors, and at least ten years of administrative experience, three of which are within the health care related field with a DHS 83.02 (16) identified client group.
  • Understanding of corporate financial process and allowable costs guidelines.
  • Willingness to continue in professional growth through membership in professional organizations, attendance at professional conferences, and attendance in workshops and college coursework.
  • Versed in laws and statutes pertaining to all client services and related privacy laws and a basic understanding of employment laws.
  • Basic understanding of commercial landlord-tenant laws.
  • Has an acceptable criminal record and background information disclosure.
  • Has acceptable pre-placement drug screening results.
  • Holds a valid driver’s license with an acceptable driver’s record, access to a vehicle during work hours, and proof of insurance.
  • Is not listed with the Department of Health and Family Services or Regulation and Licensing or any other applicable state department or agencies with a finding of abuse/neglect/misappropriation of funds/property, if applicable.

The above statements reflect the general details necessary to describe the major functions of the position described and are not intended to be a detailed description of all the work that may be required.

Desired Attributes

  • Mission-Focused: Possesses a sincere and clear passion for serving individuals with developmental disabilities, mental illness, physical disabilities, or functional limitations of advanced aging.
  • Relationship-Oriented: Astute in cultivating and managing relationships toward a common goal. Acts with integrity and strong ethics to ensure best practices and to foster trust at all levels.
  • Strong Communicator: Exceptional oral and written communication and relationship management skill with and among the board, staff, and community partners locally, regionally, and nationally.
  • Collaborative: Meaningfully engages staff and partners for improved and continuous programming and services.
  • Results-Driven: Dedicated to exceptional quality of data and information provided; committed to the attainment of shared and measurable goals. 
  • Brand Steward: Embodies the role of growing and protecting CCLS’s strong reputation, providing subject matter expertise; comfortable with public speaking as the face of CCLS.
  • Problem Solver: Ability to identify and resolve problems in a timely manner and to gather and analyze information skillfully to make sound decisions.
  • Team-Builder: Supports and respects the staff; fosters commitment, trust, and unified goals among all. Listens, supports, and encourages others to hold one another accountable for team successes without micromanaging.
  • Continual Learner: Natural interest in adapting and staying current with changes in the healthcare and legislative environment; creates opportunities for learning for staff and board.
  • Technologically savvy:  Possesses an appetite for employing new technology to better enable staff and services.
  • Action-oriented: Able to keep initiatives moving forward at a pace that meets the needs of the community served.
  • Innovative: Possesses a creative and aspirational approach when thinking about programs and services. Creates and embraces new ideas and strategies to better serve the special needs community.