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Policy and Program Supervisor - Integration and Mental Health Promotion

The ideal candidate for this position will have experience coaching and mentoring mid-level staff. In addition, we are seeking a Human Services professional who has experience with grant writing, analyzing legislation developing new initiatives and managing competitive procurements. This position includes the exciting opportunity to develop a new grant program for community-based mental health promotion and suicide prevention services. If you have experience working with ethnic and other minority communities, this opportunity may be for you!
 
Position Objective:
The Policy and Program Supervisor is responsible for Supervision of the unit staff, management and implementation of the related local services and statewide projects, which includes mental health promotion and suicide prevention workgroup and grant program, representing the agency to other state agencies advisory boards or workgroups, and advancing the integration of prevention into a broad array of behavioral health and primary healthcare settings including meetings.  The Program and Policy Supervisor will prepare budget proposals and operating budgets as well as be responsible for managing budget expenditures. 
The Policy and Program Supervisor position is in the Substance Use Disorder Prevention and Mental Health Promotion Section in the Division of Behavioral Health and Recovery.  The Program and Policy Supervisor reports to the Substance Use Disorder (SUD) Prevention and Mental Health Promotion Section Manager.

Some of what you will do:
Supervise Unit staff.

  • Supervision of Unit staff, hiring, onboarding, orientation and training.  Performance management and leadership development.
  • Manage daily field staff.
  • Make critical decisions and provide feedback involving staff daily assignments and work products using independent judgment.

Act as the agency single point of contact for statewide dual outcomes integration policy, including administer the statewide dual outcomes integration grant.

  • Develops and supports strategies for providing behavioral health services within primary health care settings and for providing primary health care within behavioral health care settings.
  • Develops and supports strategies for integration of mental health promotion into other prevention work.
  • Develop educational and advocacy materials, as necessary, for use by DBHR staff with their providers about mental health and substance abuse system integration.
  • Develops, oversees, monitors budgets and evaluates the grants program.
  • Directly responsible for contract development and implementation of all subcontractors receiving funds under the grants program.
  • Acts as the agency single point of contact and Subject Matter Expert for mental health promotion and suicide prevention.
  • Responsible for agency policy and associated implications including legislative work relating to mental health and suicide prevention issues related to SUD prevention efforts.


Here is what we are looking for (Required Qualifications):
Education and Experience

  • Bachelor's degree in Public Policy and Administration, Prevention Science, Public Health, Community Health Education, Health and Human Services, Social Sciences, Communications, or related field and a minimum of 5 years of professional experience in behavioral health; or a Master's degree in the same fields and 4 years of professional experience in behavioral health.
  • A minimum of 3 years of experience in Substance Abuse Prevention and Mental Health Promotion and related fields.
  • Two years of experience in budgeting, project management, and strategic planning that includes: program design and implementation, and data comprehension and evaluation.
  • Current certification as a Certified Prevention Professional in Washington State or equivalent standing as recognized by a national accreditation body, or the ability and plan to receive the Certification within 3 months of hire.
  • Knowledge of the latest research and developments in substance abuse prevention practice, including Strategic Prevention Framework, and ability to explain those developments to others.
  • Demonstrate skills providing training and technical assistance to culturally diverse audiences on prevention and health promotion topics including coalition development, community organization, substance abuse prevention principles and best practices, program planning and implementation, and program evaluation.
  • Ability to form relationships and facilitate meetings with strategic partners, e.g., government agencies, non-profit agencies, schools, business, and faith-based communities.

Apply online.

Expiration Date: 
December 31, 2019