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Transition Age Youth Technical & Training Specialist (Part-time)

Allegheny County Department of Human Services Pittsburgh, PA
  • Expired: over a month ago. Applications are no longer accepted.
Job Description

The Office of Behavioral Health (OBH) of Allegheny County DHS has identified transition age youth (TAY), age 16-25, as a priority. The current system lacks support for TAY as they transition from the child serving system to the adult serving system. Subsequently, we are seeking a part-time TAY Technical and Training Specialist to better coordinate and facilitate improvement for youth in this transition. Incumbent’s primary focus will be to prepare behavioral health providers to enhance service delivery to TAY and address systemic barriers such as practice and policy. This is a grant funded time-limited position expected to last approximately 10 months in duration. Sometimes additional funding can be obtained to extend a grant beyond the end date. If that would occur, one’s employment under the grant might also be extended. Additional responsibilities will include:

  • Providing assistance and guidance to support providers of behavioral health services, child and adult (mental health, drug and alcohol), related to transition age youth.
  •  Developing materials following best practices to be included in onboarding and training processes and procedures.
  •  Developing a resource guide to help guide caregivers and youth through the transition from child services to adult services.
  • Assisting with trainings for providers.
  • Strengthening involvement of youth and family support partners.
  • Identifying and educating providers on existing resources such as the Youth Engagement & Learning Specialists (YELS), System Improvement Through Youth (SITY), and Family Support Partners.
  • Coordinating relevant work with the current SAMHSA Systems of Care grant.
  • Collaborating with OBH Bureau of Mental Health on existing efforts to address needs related to this population.

 

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Strong understanding and knowledge of adolescent/young adult development and behavioral health needs.
  • Ability to work effectively with behavioral health providers.
  • Knowledge about Child and Adolescent Service System Program (CASSP) Recovery and Principles and best practices preferred.
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel and Outlook.
  • Excellent organizational skills.
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal, as well as the ability to speak in front of a group of people.
  • Able to navigate in the community on related work assignments.
  • Self-starter and ability to work independently to initiate tasks that need to be completed for the department and/or the office related to TAY initiatives and projects.

 

Education/Experience Requirements

Master’s/bachelor’s degree from an accredited college/university in human services or related field, plus 1-2 years of experience working in a related field, and knowledge of Allegheny County behavioral health system, child and/or adult mental health services. OBH values the perspective of individuals with experience navigating the behavioral health system.

 

 

If hired for a position, candidates would work for Allegheny County, Department of Human Services and be employed by Great Lakes Behavioral Research Institute.

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 his 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.

“At DHS we have a clear vision: to be the 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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Company Description
If hired for a position, candidates would work for Allegheny County, Department of Human Services and be employed by Great Lakes Behavioral Research Institute.

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 his 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

Allegheny County Department of Human Services

If hired for a position, candidates would work for Allegheny County, Department of Human Services and be employed by Great Lakes Behavioral Research Institute. 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 his 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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