The Department encourages people of all backgrounds to apply, including people of color, immigrants, refugees, women, LGBTQ, people with disabilities, veterans, and those with lived experiences.
The Department of Community and Human Services (DCHS) provides equitable opportunities for people to be healthy, happy, self-reliant and connected to community.
This position is a member of the team responsible for participating in the development, negotiation and monitoring of contracts with public-funded substance use disorder and mental health treatment provider agencies. This position evaluates contractors' performance related to treatment process and outcomes and monitors for compliance with the Behavioral Health and Recovery Division (BHRD) contracts, and adherence/compliance to associated RCWs, WACs and other State and Federal laws, rules, and regulations. The position also supports the development of formal cross system relationships to coordinate care for individuals who are in service in more than one service system. Who May Apply
: DCHS values diverse perspectives and life experiences. The Department encourages people of all backgrounds to apply, including people of color, immigrants, refugees, women, LGBTQ, people with disabilities, veterans, and those with lived experiences.
This position is nonexempt (hourly) and is overtime eligible with supervisory pre-approval. Typical hours are Monday - Friday 8am-5pm. This is a Term Limited Temporary (TLT) position for approximately six months (2 positions available)
: Candidates who wish to be considered for this position must submit an online **MEMBERS ONLY**SIGN UP NOW***. application and respond to the supplemental questions.
Participate in contract development and negotiation for outpatient, residential or specialized substance use disorder services and programs such as ER services, Detox services, Co-Occurring Disorder Treatment services and/or publicly funded Mental Health Treatment Services Participate in planning, policy analysis and development Monitor clinical, fiscal, and administrative compliance of provider agencies with BHRD contracts Participate in provider selection through the competitive bid processes Develop Contracts, Amendments, Exhibits, and reports Lead or participate in compliance review teams conducting compliance and credential review processes of BHRD contractors Provide ongoing technical assistance and/or training to contractors Perform needs assessments, utilization and outcome data analysis and quality improvement activities for community-based mental health programs/services and chemical dependency treatment providers Participate in cross system coordination processes and the development and ongoing evaluation of formal working agreements with allied systems Perform other related duties as assigned
Experience, Qualifications, Knowledge, Skills
The candidate should have highly developed organizational skills, and an understanding of federal, state and local government mandates related to substance use disorder and/or mental health treatment. The applicant should have a minimum of three years of experience in the areas listed below OR equivalent education and/or experience that provides the knowledge to meet the job requirements. Bachelor's degree and/or an equivalent combination of education and relevant job experience. Experience with and knowledge of the publicly funded substance use disorder and/or mental health treatment system of **MEMBERS ONLY**SIGN UP NOW***. and the state of Washington. Experience with, and an understanding of federal, state, and local government funding, as well as program mandates related to substance use disorder and/or mental health treatment. Demonstrated recent experience providing treatment services to the diverse populations served by the publicly funded treatment systems in the state of Washington. Demonstrated knowledge and recent experience in contract development, negotiation, budget development and management, and policy and/or program development. Demonstrated ability to negotiate terms of contracts or similar formal agreements. Demonstrated experience in gathering and analyzing data for needs assessments, outcomes reports, and quality improvement recommendations and the ability to develop formal reports for professional and community audiences. Demonstrated knowledge of contractor compliance monitoring methods, and quality assurance strategies. Demonstrated knowledge and experience with best treatment practices utilized in the current substance use disorder, mental health or co-occurring disorder services to youth or adults. Demonstrated knowledge of service delivery system payment structures, utilization management strategies and quality management practices including those associated with behavioral health managed care. Ability to coordinate and collaborate with both the youth provider and the adult provider system, as well as a variety of persons from the community and professional agencies, such as medical, ethnic and sexual minority groups, mental health, substance use disorder, and correction or judicial agencies. Demonstrated experience with provider selection processes including development and evaluation of Requests for Proposals, and evaluation of responses. Demonstrated ability to work independently and as a member of a team. Demonstrated verbal communication skills and professional level writing skills. Working knowledge of Word for Windows, Excel, and MS Outlook.
NECESSARY SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS:
Valid Washington State Driver's License, or the ability to travel around the county and state in a timely manner. Occasional lifting of files and supplies up to 10 lbs.
Licensure/certification as a MHP and/or CDP. Experience working in either the Substance Use Disorder or Mental Health service delivery system within the State of Washington.
**MEMBERS ONLY**SIGN UP NOW***. offers a highly-competitive compensation and benefits package to all eligible employees. These benefits include county-wide paid medical, dental and vision coverage for yourself and all eligible dependents (spouse/state-registered domestic partner and children) who you enroll. Benefit eligible positions include -- Career Service, Career Service Exempt, provisional and term-limited temporary (TLT) employees working 20 hours/week or the equivalent of half-time or greater. These benefits become effective on the first calendar day of the month following the month in which the employee is hired; except if the employee's hire date is the first calendar day of the month, benefits begins on the day of hire.
More information about employee benefits is available on the county's website at: ****County Paid Benefits
Health Insurance (choice of several plans)
Life Insurance -- lump sum equal to annual base salary
Accidental Death and Dismemberment (basic and enhanced)
Basic Long Term Disability (LTD) -- replaces 60% of earnings after 180-day waiting period
Bus pass and other alternative transportation incentives
Employee Assistance Program
Making Life Easier Program
Employees are covered under retirement plans provided through the Washington State Department of Retirement Systems and are covered by Social Security.
10 paid holidays per year plus 2 additional floating holidays administered through the vacation plan.
Vacation with Pay:
Hire date through end of year 5: accrual at 12 days per year (available after
first 6 months of employment) Beginning of year 6: accrual at 15 days per year
Beginning of year 9: accrual at 16 days per year
Beginning of year 11: accrual at 20 days per year
Beginning of year 17: accrual at 21 days per year
Beginning of year 18: accrual at 22 days per year
Beginning of year 19: accrual at 23 days per year
Beginning of year 20: accrual at 24 days per year
Beginning of year 21: accrual at 25 days per year
Beginning of year 22: accrual at 26 days per year
Beginning of year 23: accrual at 27 days per year
Beginning of year 24: accrual at 28 days per year
Beginning of year 25: accrual at 29 days per year
Beginning of year 26: accrual at 30 days per year
is accumulated at the rate of one day per month. There is no restriction on the amount of sick leave that can be accumulated and carried over to subsequent years. At retirement an employee will be paid 35% of their unused, accumulated sick leave. Non-represented employees and employees in certain bargaining units will receive this benefit as a payment to a VEBA account, which pays for post-retirement health benefits on a pre-tax basis.
Other leaves include:
Bereavement Leave (up to 3 days/year)
Family Medical Leave
**MEMBERS ONLY**SIGN UP NOW***. Medical Leave
Jury Duty Leave
Organ Donor Leave
Executive Leave (for eligible FLSA-exempt employees)
-- available at employee option and at employee expense
Deferred Compensation Plan (no employer match) IRS 457 Plan
Enhanced Long Term Disability -- reduce waiting period/increase monthly
Additional Life Insurance -- 1 to 4 times your base annual salary for yourself and 50% of your enhanced amount for your spouse/domestic partner; and $10,000 for each child
Additional Accidental Death and Dismemberment coverage for employee and family
Credit Union membership
Flexible Spending Accounts – Health and Dependent Care
HRA Voluntary Employee Beneficiary Association (VEBA) Trust upon retirement
This is a general description of the benefits offered through employment with **MEMBERS ONLY**SIGN UP NOW***., and every effort has been made to ensure its
accuracy. If any information on this document conflicts with the provisions of a collective bargaining agreement (CBA), the CBA prevails. Also, in the event of any incorrect information in this document, applicable laws, policies, rules, CBAs or official plan documents will prevail.
Tell us about a time when you led or participated in compliance review teams conducting compliance and credential review processes. What tools and processes did you use? What was the result? Be as complete and specific as possible, listing your employer and job title.
Please list the methods you use to maintain and improve your knowledge of best practices in mental health treatment and/or substance use disorder. List the professional organizations for which you maintain memberships that enhance your skills and provide a representative sample of the training/seminars/conferences you have completed in the last two years.
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