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President/CEO Abilis Life Services
Abilis has been a leading voice for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities and their families, in lower Fairfield County, Connecticut, since 1951. Abilis Life Services programs are based in their Greenwich headquarters, while the Therapeutic Services programs are centered in their Stamford office. In addition, Abilis manages over 30 residential facilities in Greenwich and Stamford and works with numerous schools, civic organizations, and other community partners to deliver programs to individuals and families. With a budget of approximately $20 million to support programming, Abilis helps more than 700 individuals with special needs each year. Abilis is seeking an inspirational and dynamic President/CEO who will build on the organization´s standard of excellence and help expand funding opportunities. Reporting to the Board of Directors, the President/CEO will be responsible for overseeing and managing the day-to-day activities of the multi-service organization, including 34 residences and multiple businesses under the Abilis umbrella. S/he will set priorities, work closely with the Board to develop the strategic direction of the organization, and provide overall leadership and support to the staff.

The position of President/CEO is a critical, visible position requiring strategic thinking, strong management experience, business and financial acumen, and a successful track record of working with government and nonprofit organizations providing social services. S/he must understand the challenging funding environment in Connecticut and know how to maximize revenue to support and build programming. Requirements: Master´s Degree from an accredited college or university in a relevant discipline. A combination of specific training or degrees relating to disabilities (psychology, special education, rehabilitation counseling, etc.), and business management (MBA, accounting or similar field) is desirable. Two years´ experience may be substituted for each year of required education beyond a Bachelor´s Degree level, provided at least half of the experience is in a supervisory position. Experience should include at least ten (10) years of increasingly responsible executive management experience (with P&L responsibility) in an organization of similar size and complexity.

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Psychologist (Job ID 9761)
Department of Human Services Redfield, South Dakota Developmental Center

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The Psychologist provides individual and group counseling, crisis intervention, behavior management, functional behavioral analysis, psychological testing evaluations and other psychological services to people who exhibit challenging behaviors. The Psychologist provides oversight of the psychological services to ensure compliance with regulations and policies. The Psychologist also works with interdisciplinary treatment teams to monitor supports and services; this requires contact with the people supported and staff to provide coaching/feedback. The Psychologist provides professional consultations and may attend interdisciplinary meetings. The Psychologist serves as a member of the leadership team. The Psychologist supervises Psychologist Assistants.

Licenses and Certifications:
A doctoral degree in clinical psychology, or candidacy in a doctoral program in clinical psychology, which leads to eligibility for licensure in the State of South Dakota.

The Ideal Candidate Will Have:
Knowledge of: 

  • inpatient mental health treatment;
  • adult and adolescent psychopathology;
  • Psychological evaluations to assess: intellectual ability, cognitive functioning, personality and psychopathology;
  • evidence-based treatments particularly in the area of short-term individual psychotherapy.

Ability to:

  • administer and interpret psychological tests;
  • produce clear and concise psychological evaluation reports;
  • conduct individual psychotherapy;
  • communicate effectively with treatment team and with outpatient treatment providers.

The State of South Dakota offers paid employee health insurance plus ten paid holidays, generous vacation leave accrual, and medical, dental, vision, and other benefits. For more information visit

Apply at:
South Dakota Bureau of Human Resources  
500 East Capitol  
Pierre, SD 57501-5070  
Telephone: 605.773.3148 Fax: 605.773.4344

"An Equal Opportunity Employer"




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