Summary of Duties: The Program Manager position works for the Peer Bridger Program and Peer Respite Program. The Peer Bridger program provides peer support services to individuals who are in state hospitals and inpatient mental health facilities during their transition out of and after their return to their communities. A Peer Bridger must be a Certified Peer Counselor who is employed at a behavioral health agency licensed by the Department of Health that provides recovery services. The Manager manages both the budget and the contracts associated with this program. The Manager is responsible for the administrating, managing and providing oversight for the Peer Bridger Program. The Manager provides direct support to the Peer Bridgers by facilitating monthly administrative calls, in-person meetings in coordination with State Hospital staff, BH-ASO's, ASO's, Providers and Hospital Liaisons.
The Manager is responsible for the management and direction of the implementation of Peer Respites in Washington State. Peer Respites provide voluntary, short term, non-crisis services peer support services to individuals who are experiencing psychiatric distress, but do not meet legal requirement for involuntary hospitalization. The Manager will provide ongoing technical assistance needs of the developing workforce and the operationalizing of the new Peer Respites at host organizations. The Manager will also provide policy guidance in the implementation of Peer Respites in Washington State in collaboration with HCA/DBHR leadership. The Manager will be responsible for the management and direction Peer Respites, will provide consultative expertise to top level managers within DSHS and HCA regarding Peer Respite Services and be responsible for developing and maintaining positive partnership with community and internal stakeholders.
The work location for this position is Olympia, WA. The Manager will report to the HCA/DBHR representative and section supervisor.
Required Qualifications: A Bachelors degree in a relevant field and four (4) years of progressively responsible experience in a field related to the functional managerial area which has included at least one (1) year of supervisory experience. Any combination of relevant education and experience may be substituted for the educational requirement on a year-for-year basis.
Founded in 1890 in Pullman, Washington State University (WSU) is Washington’s land-grant university with an overarching mission of improving the quality of life for all citizens – locally, nationally, and globally. WSU is committed to innovation and excellence in research and scholarship. WSU has a current enrollment of over 30,000 undergraduate, graduate, and professional students and approximately 6,000 faculty and staff at its five campuses (Pullman, Spokane, Tri-Cities, Vancouver, and Everett), as well as its numerous other locations across the State of Washington and online through its Global Campus.
U.S. News & World Report's 2016 "America's Best Colleges" rankings place WSU in the top 75 public national universities. WSU was one of only three Northwest universities to be placed in the top two tiers, along with the University of Washington and the University of Oregon. WSU is ranked as a "highest research activity" institution by the Carnegie Foundation and is in the top 12 percent of research universities as reported by the National Science Foundation. Also, WSU was recognized by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching for its engagement activities with i...ts Community Engagement Classification.
WSU employs approximately 6,000 faculty and professional staff and the University deeply values diversity among its faculty, students, and staff. WSU students represent diverse social, economic, and ethnic backgrounds: approximately 10 percent of WSU students hail from outside the state of Washington, and approximately 6.8 percent are international students. WSU annually awards more than $280 million in scholarships and financial aid to approximately 17,000 undergraduate students.