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Human Services Program Specialist - DBH

  2020-09-17     Department of Health and Welfare     450 West State Street     26.20 hour  

The Department of Health and Welfare, Division of Behavioral Health (DBH), has 3 openings in Boise for full-time Human Services Program Specialists to provide services of the highest quality by working with the DBH team to inspire hope, recovery, and resiliency in the lives of Idahoans living with behavioral health disorders and their families. Behavioral health services include adult mental health, children’s mental health, and substance use disorders.

These positions are in the division’s Policy and Planning and Communications Unit. The incumbents will be responsible for planning, implementing, evaluating, and coordinating statewide activities to improve department and community-based behavioral health services provided to families. Due to COVID-19, all staff are currently working from home.

We offer a competitive benefits package which includes excellent medical, dental, and vision insurance; generous vacation and sick leave accrual beginning as soon as you start; ten paid holidays a year; participation in one of the nation’s best retirements systems; multiple savings plans and optional 401K; life insurance; wellness programs; ongoing training opportunities; and more.

If you have previously applied for Human Services Program Specialist and wish to be considered for the current vacancies, you must reapply under this announcement. Previous scores will not be used. This announcement may be used to fill future vacancies.

Example of Duties

  • Work with DBH leadership to analyze, recommend and develop division operation policy and procedures.
  • Work with members of the Division to develop and recommend policies and implementation methods that align with federal and state regulations and rules.
  • Identify policy and regulation issues, conduct research and provide findings to DBH leadership team.
  • Research and analyze current, proposed new laws and regulations to assess program and/or rules impact.
  • Participate in the planning and development of strategies to implement DBH initiatives.
  • Work on long-term projects and improvement initiatives representing DBH on committees, task forces, workgroups and multidisciplinary teams as needed, collaborating with regional staff, internal and external partners, and other division units on policies and procedures impacting DBH service and operational processes.
  • Clearly communicate complex policy in understandable terms both orally and in writing.
  • Respond to inquiries and advise on policy, state rules/laws, and federal regulations.
  • Identify policy and regulation issues, conduct research, and provide findings to providers/contractors.
  • Develop and monitor contracts and evaluate outcomes.
  • Develop and implement service procurement processes such as requests for proposals.

Minimum Qualifications

You must possess all the minimum qualifications listed below to pass the exam for this position. Click on the Questions tab associated with this announcement for the details regarding minimum qualification requirements.

  • Considerable knowledge of social, psychological, or rehabilitative services, principles, and methods.
  • Experience working with public social/rehabilitative service delivery systems.
  • Experience planning, implementing, and overseeing a community-based social/rehabilitative service program to include community organization.
  • Experience working with Substance Use Disorder systems and/or Children/Adult Mental Health systems.

To be considered, you must apply online by 9/6/20:

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