Business Title: Operationalizing Peer Support Manager
Employee Type: Admin. Professional (+) (Fixed Term)
Job Family: Administrative Professional - Not OT Eligible
COVID-19 Vaccine Information:
In accordance with Washington State Governor's Proclamation 21-14.1, as a condition of employment, all WSU employees must be fully vaccinated or have an approved medical/religious accommodation no later than October 18, 2021. People are considered fully vaccinated two weeks after receiving their last shot in a vaccine series. Vaccine or an approved accommodation for new employees will be verified no later than October 18, 2021. If the effective date of appointment is October 18, 2021 or later vaccine or approved accommodation status will be verified prior to first day of employment. Please reach out to Human Resource Services (HRS) at [email protected] opens new window' target='_blank' href='https://apptrkr.com/get_redirect.php?id=2540210&targetURL=mailto:[email protected]'>[email protected] or 509-335-4521 if you have questions regarding this.
Summary of Duties:
The position works as the Program Manager for the Operationalizing Peer Support Program. The Operationalizing Peer Support program provides technical assistance and training to agencies and organizations that are currently providing or will be adding peer support services to their book of business. This position manages both the budget and the contracts associated with this program. This position will provide guidance in the continued implementation of Peer Services in Washington State in collaboration with Health Care Authority HCA/DBHR leadership. This position is responsible for the training development, administrating, managing and providing oversight for the Operationalizing Peer Support Program. This position provides supports to agencies and organizations by facilitating webinars, in-person meetings, in-person and virtual trainings, and through program developed communication materials.
This position is located in Olympia, WA.
A Bachelor's degree in a field relevant to area of specialization and three (3) years of experience directly related to the specialty area. Any combination of relevant education and experience may be substituted for the educational requirement on a year-for-year basis.
Bachelor's Degree from an accredited College/University in Psychology, Sociology, Social Work or a Related Human Service or Rehabilitation Services course of study AND four (4) years of experience working working at a licensed community behavioral health agency with specific duties related to peer services for individuals with behavioral health services - OR - five (5) years of experience working working at a licensed community behavioral health agency with specific duties related to behavioral health services, working as a certified peer counselor or supervising peer counselors, and/or managed behavioral healthcare.
Knowledge of Washington State's community behavioral health system.
Knowledge of federal and state behavioral health statutes, rules and regulations including Medicaid regulations and state plan service modalities.
Knowledge of licensing requirements and Washington Administrative Codes for community behavioral health agencies to provide Medicaid reimbursable peer services.
Knowledge of behavioral health managed care principles and contract issues, access, medical necessity, resource management, quality improvement, cultural competency, and provider contracting including priorities and rules related to federal funding.
Must be willing to travel for work duties. Both within Washington State and for meeting and trainings that may take place in different locations in the U.S.
Possession of or ability to obtain by time of hire, a valid driver's license.
Must be willing to work hours beyond the Monday through Friday normal business hours. This could be evenings and potentially weekend hours for the completion of work duties and responsibilities.
Understanding the best practices for supervision of Certified Peer Counselors.
Advance knowledge of the peer services, peer certification and training programs, and Medicaid reimbursable peer service agency licensure.
Supervisory experience with peer counselors.
Knowledge and experience in project management.
Experience in providing training and technical assistance.
Excellent written and verbal communication skills including the ability to develop and conduct presentations for diverse audiences.
Firm knowledge of the local, state and federal resources.
Strong oral and written communication skills.
Strong computer skills in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook).
A proven ability to work with and a commitment to the right and ability of each person with a disability such as mental illness to live in normal community residences; work in market jobs; and have access to helpful, supportive, adequate, competent and continuous supports and services.
Proven ability to develop supportive trusting relationships with individuals with severe and persistent behavioral health challenges and respect for client's rights and personal preferences in treatment.
Personal commitment to the Recovery Model of Care.
Experience working with Peer Counselors in a clinical setting.
Experience working in integrated clinical team settings.
Experience of federal, state laws, rules and procedures that govern supportive housing initiatives.
Ability to obtain certification as a Certified Peer Counselor within 6 months, which included experience with mental health and/or substance use disorder.
Monthly Salary: Commensurate with qualification and experience. FTE: 100%
Position Term in months: 12
City, State, Zip: Olympia, WA 98501 Permanent/Temporary: This is a temporary position due to end on June 30, 2023. Renewal is dependent on if additional grant funding is secured to extend employment.
Area/College: Edward R. Murrow College of Communication Department Name: Murrow College of Communication and Health Care Authority Department Link:murrow.wsu.edu and hca.wa.gov
Background Check: This position has been designated by the department to require a background check.
Screening Begin Date: This recruitment will remain open until filled. Screening of applications will begin on Thursday, October 21, 2021. Application Instructions: Applicants must attach the following documents to their online application: 1) resume and 2) cover letter. Applicants are required to include contact information for professional references within the application. Application materials should clearly communicate how the applicant meets all required qualifications and additional requirements. Required Documents:
1) Resume 2) Cover letter
Time Type: Full time
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