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COORDINATOR SPECIAL PROGRAMS HEALTH SERVICES I

Recruitment #17-002722-0012

GRADE

12

LOCATION OF POSITION

DHMH, Allegany County Health Department, Cumberland, MD

Main Purpose of Job

Under the direction of the Program Administrator, the main purpose of this position is to assist in managing functions of the Core Service Agency, including, but not limited to: planning, managing and monitoring activities; collecting and tabulating data; identifying resource development needs; coordinating with other community resources, and participating in problem solving with community stakeholders.  This position will assist with developing, implementing, and reporting on behavioral health plans within the jurisdiction. Maintain a working knowledge of Maryland's publicly-funded behavioral health system in order to review and pre-authorize services; assess high-cost users of mental health services and coordinate with Administrative Service Organization (ASO); assist ASO in developing individualized treatment plans for service users; investigate complaints. Represent the needs of individuals with mental health disorders and promote knowledge around mental illness. Complete general administrative duties for Core Service Agency.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

Education: Possession of a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in Nursing, Social Work, Psychology, Education, Counseling or a related field.

Notes: 1. A Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in another field plus one year of professional experience in health services may be substituted for the specific degree.

2. Candidates may substitute U.S. Armed Forces military service experience as a commissioned officer in Health Care Administration classifications or Civil Affairs Specialist specialty codes in the health related field of work on a year-for-year basis for the required experience and education.

DESIRED OR PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

The successful applicant should have knowledge of current treatment and rehabilitation techniques in the field of behavioral health, as well as available local services  .Ability to develop, coordinate, and work with available inter-agency and community programs and services.  Ability to work with medical and allied professions in the development of necessary services.  Ability to present needs of individuals with mental health disorders and promote knowledge around mental illness, mental health wellness, available services, the connection between mental health and somatic health, etc. through education to various public and professional groups. Ability to prepare informative and accurate reports on program accomplishments.  Ability to communicate effectively with co-workers, management personnel, program participants, health care staff and the general public.

SELECTION PROCESS

Applicants who meet the minimum qualifications will be evaluated.  The evaluation may be a rating of your application based on your education, training and experience as they relate to the requirements of the position.  Therefore, it is essential that you provide complete and accurate information on your application.  Please report all related education, experience, dates and hours of workFor education obtained outside the U.S., a copy of the equivalent American education as determined by a foreign credential evaluation service must accompany the application.  All information concerning your qualifications must be submitted by the closing date.  We will not consider information submitted after this date.  Applicants certified to list will receive eligibility for a period of one (1) year.  Eligibility may be extended beyond one (1) year period.

Online applications are highly recommended; however, the paper application may be submitted to DHMH, Recruitment and Selection Division, 201 W. Preston St., Room 114-B, Baltimore, MD 21201.  The paper application must be received by 5 pm, close of business, on the closing date for the recruitment.  No postmarks will be accepted.

Incorrect application forms will not be accepted.

If you need to submit additional information, the preferred method is to upload.  If unable to upload, please fax requested information only to 410-333-5689.

Should additional information regarding this recruitment be required, please contact the DHMH Recruitment and Selection Division at 410-767-1251 or via email at dhmh.jobs@maryland.gov

Appropriate accommodations for individuals with disabilities are available upon request by calling: (410) 767-1251 or MD TTY Relay Service 1-800-735-2258.

BARGAINING UNIT STATUS

The incumbent in this position is a member of a covered bargaining unit and will be required to pay a bi-weekly service fee to the exclusive representative of the bargaining unit.

BENEFITS

FURTHER INSTRUCTIONS

As an equal opportunity employer, Maryland is committed to recruiting, retaining and promoting employees who are reflective of the State’s diversity. People with disabilities and bilingual candidates are encouraged to apply. We thank our Veterans for their service to our country.

The resulting certified eligible list for this recruitment may be used for similar positions in this or other State agencies.