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OBH Projects Specialist

Allegheny County Department of Human Services
Pittsburgh, PA
  • Expired: over a month ago. Applications are no longer accepted.
Job Description: The OBH Projects Specialist will assist with the design and implementation of various behavioral health projects, state initiatives and grants for the Bureau of Mental Health Services (BMHS) and the Bureau of Drug and Alcohol Services (BDAS). Incumbent will assist OBH administration with creating policies and procedures and serve as a liaison between the bureaus of OBH, bureau administrators, behavioral health service providers, community organizations, DHS offices, relevant state offices/departments and BH funding sources. Incumbent will also provide planning support and analyses, review and make recommendations on programs, internal DHS projects, services and to providers to ensure public funds are contracted and expended appropriately and efficiently to achieve the desired outcomes for the benefit of consumers and their families. Additional responsibilities will include: Program Development/OperationsAssisting with the design, implementation or coordination of designated project. Reporting to OBH Manager of Special Projects and or OBH Administration in areas that may include, but are not limited to:Value-Based PurchasingServices for transition-age youthBehavioral Health related grants and initiativesData collection for reports and plans, data analyses and review, creating reports and plansQuality improvement initiativesImplementation of OBH strategic prioritiesAttending meetings with the OBH Administration, as required, to provide administrative guidance and direction on subject matter and/or problems encountered. AdministrativeProviding input to and assisting the OBH Manager of Special Projects with the review of policies to facilitate access to services, improve quality treatment and help maintain consumers in their natural settings.Obtaining and analyzing data from various sources and preparing and presenting analysis to OBH Management.Coordinating and monitoring the assessment of program needs and providing analysis and recommendations to OBH Administration.Convening groups and conducting presentations, as required. OBH PlanningAssisting, as required, with planning tasks for behavioral health services and initiatives.Coordinates technical assistance to behavioral health program operations and contracted providing with program planning, development, implementation and coordination.Prepares required studies and reports.Supporting the OBH Manager of Special Projects with preparation of required plans for behavioral health care system development in keeping with Federal, State and County guidelines (Olmstead, Block Grant).Assisting in development of Regional Service Area Plans. Value-Based PurchasingWorking with the OBH Manager on the Values-Based Practice model of service delivery.Assisting OBH staff and behavioral health provider network with development of roll-out strategies, policies and procedures.Assisting with information sharing. Drafting related documents, reports, decision memos and information sheets. Meetings, Records and Policies, as necessaryAs needed, functioning as a staff liaison to the MH/ID Advisory Board and the Drug and Alcohol Planning Council and related committees.Representing DHS on task forces, advisory boards and other community agencies including the Recovery Coalition, the Community Support Team and the Peer Support and Advocacy Network.Participating in meetings with Executive Directors and supervisory staff to resolve operational problems within contract agencies.Attending and participating in workshops, in-services and seminars to increase proficiency.Developing and maintaining a current knowledge of the latest practices, principles and techniques through use of journals, regulations and guidelines to provide optimum technical assistance and planning as needed.Preparing written reports and data, as needed.Performing general administrative duties or other special projects, as requested by the Assistant Deputy Director, Program Operations or Deputy Director, OBH. Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: Ability to sit (2 plus hours), traverse the building and carry up to 20 pounds (files, books, etc.).Ability to communicate in a clear and concise manner, both orally and in writing, with a diverse group of people.Have both available and consistent access to reliable transportation.Navigate in the community on related work assignments.Ability to perform advanced computer tasks (ex: extract data from a variety of sources, aggregate data, analyze data, etc.)Design and conduct presentations of data to stakeholder groups within an external to OBH.Interact in a professional manner with County and provider staff, consumers and the general public.Consistently advocate for the mission of the Allegheny County Department of Human Services.Ability to work at a high level of independence with minimal supervision.Function with flexibility and perceive services and needs with a global view.Knowledge of principles and practices of behavioral health care program planning and development.Possess a working knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite (Excel, Word, PPT, etc.) Education/Experience Requirements: Master’s degree in human services or a related field, plus a minimum of one year of professional-level responsibility in human service programs or human development programs, including either program planning and development, services monitoring or some combination of these. Two or more years of experience with sophisticated computer-based applications is a plus. -OR- Bachelor’s degree in human services or related field, plus five or more years of professional responsibility in human services or human development programs. Two or more years of experience with sophisticated computer-based applications is a plus. -OR- Any equivalent combination of education and experience that meets the required knowledge, skills and abilities. -AND- Valid driver’s license and access to a reliable vehicle. If hired for a position, candidates would work for Allegheny County, Department of Human Services and be employed by Great Lakes Behavioral Research Institute. Apply directly through our website at: https://glbridcm.ourhcm.com/System/ShortLink.aspx?linkId=QDSLz%2fdp8r8%3d In accordance with the Allegheny County mandate effective August 9th, 2021 individuals being made conditional job offers with the county will have to be vaccinated from COVID-19 as a condition of employment, subject to applicable federal and state laws. The prospective employee will need to be fully vaccinated from COVID-19 before beginning work. Please note you will be required to provide proof of full vaccination. Fully vaccinated from COVID-19 is defined as: • 2 weeks after their second dose in a 2-dose series, such as the Pfizer or Moderna vaccines, or • 2 weeks after a single-dose vaccine, such as Johnson & Johnson’s Janssen vaccine About Allegheny County Department of Human Services (DHS) In Allegheny County, we appreciate people who think big, act boldly, and care about making a difference. You don’t have to be from here to feel at home, or to make your mark. With only 1.3 million people in the County, it’s small enough for motivated people to get things done. Allegheny County’s Department of Human Services (DHS) is a perfect place to get things done that directly affect people in need in a positive and lasting way. We help children grow up safer and healthier, older adults remain able to live independently, and neighborhoods to thrive. Our mission is to improve the health and well-being of people in Allegheny County. DHS is the largest agency in Allegheny County government, with a budget of nearly $1 billion. DHS serves over 200,000 people a year through services that include: Protecting children and youth from abuse and neglect and preventing future occurrences of maltreatment; improving child wellness through family support, home visiting, early intervention and in-home services; providing treatment for behavioral health issues such as substance use disorders and mental illness; managing the care of adults with intellectual disabilities; preventing unnecessary nursing home stays; and services that prevent homelessness and provide shelter and housing for families and individuals. Why DHS? It is innovative. Most recently, the national attention and awards we’ve gotten are for how DHS integrates data and uses them to improve the safety and well-being of children through tools that support front-line staff in making decisions (using predictive analytics).DHS is diverse, but we strive to be even more inclusive. Our director has made it her top priority that DHS is “the kind of place where a diverse group of talented people want to come, grow, and do their best work.” This includes equity in hiring and advancement, as well as in unleashing the creativity and ideas of staff at every level of DHS. It has strong, assertive leaders. We do not hire yes-people. You can make a big impact here. We stand out as one of the best human services organizations in the country. But we need problem-solvers, innovators, and terrific leaders to make sure we are smart in how we use our funding so that we reach the people who most need our help to make their lives better. “DHS strives to be the kind of place where a diverse mix of talented people want to come to grow and do their best work.” -From the organization’s statement on Equity and Inclusion

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