Post Date: 10/01/2019
Close Date: 10/15/2019
Is your experience with mental health treatment systems and programs? Do you possess a certification or license in counseling or a related field? Are you familiar with Oregon’s system of mental health disorders treatment and recovery services? WE want you!
The Oregon Health Authority is currently seeking an Older Adult Services Coordinator (Program Analyst 2) to join the Health Systems Division in Salem, Oregon. This position assures that the Enhanced Care Services program meets the needs of Aging and People with Disabilities (APD) eligible disabled adults with the most complex behavioral and mental health needs in the state.
What you will do!
As a skilled clinician you will determine program eligibility, coordinate placement and serve as a consultant for APD, acute and extended care programs regarding mental disorders that afflict disabled adults. You will also assist APD, acute/state hospital treatment teams with creating appropriate care planning, placement/discharge planning for persons in the Enhanced Care Services (ECS) portion of the extended care system. Your work will provide case-specific clinical assessments and consultations to ECS providers. Additionally, you will participate in utilization reviews, and address administrative issues with APD’s subcontractors.
In this role you will frequently prepare or present technical and other professional materials within tight deadlines. Often you will be in contact with a variety of professional staff in office or meeting settings.
What we are looking for!
Preference will be given to those who possess a current certification or license in counseling or a related field and demonstrated working knowledge of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders Fifth Edition (DSM 5).
A Bachelor's Degree in Business or Public Administration, Behavioral or Social Sciences, or a degree related to the agency program that demonstrates the capacity for the knowledge and skills; and two years of experience coordinating or administering a program OR Any combination of experience or education equivalent to five years of experience that typically supports the knowledge and skill requirements listed for the classification;
Expertise in technical knowledge relating to mental health treatment systems and programs;
Demonstrated knowledge of research-based and effective treatment services;
Experience analyzing research and cost literature as it specifically relates to behavioral health treatment practices and strategies in a variety of setting;
Experience with applying research to the programs and services developed throughout the state;
Demonstrated working knowledge of Oregon’s system of mental health disorders treatment and recovery services;
Expertise in designing processes for training and technical assistance for treatment providers, to include presentation of technical and professional material;
Experience in advancing health equity, addressing systemic health disparities and collaborating with diverse, vulnerable and underrepresented populations.