Behavioral Health Program Manager SUD_COD (MAPS 3/BHR)
Funding for this project position ends 9/30/2023
The ideal candidate for this position will have experience with
behavioral health programs and evidence-based interventions. If you
pride yourself on your communication skills, relationship
management, and application of creative and innovative quality
improvement, this opportunity may be for you!
The Child, Youth and Family Behavioral Health Section within the
Division of Behavioral Health and Recovery is responsible for
developing and overseeing policy implementation and quality of
children, youth and family programs for behavioral health
treatment. This is accomplished by elevating youth and
family voice in system design, administrating contracts and
interfacing with managed care entities, child-serving system
partners and youth and family leaders to ensure accountability for
service integrity, quality, and cross-system coordination related
to policy and program development in the public children, youth and
family behavioral health system.
The Behavioral Health Program Manager supports the Health Care
Authority's Division of Behavioral Health and Recovery's (DBHR)
mission and strategic goals including increasing access to and
improving engagement in behavioral health services for children,
youth and their families, developing and innovating quality
programs that address community needs, addressing racial and ethnic
disparities and inclusion and promoting trauma informed care
The Behavioral Health Program Manager will demonstrate subject
matter expertise in substance use disorder (SUD) and co-occurring
substance use and mental health disorders (COD) and the services
that aim to meet the needs of youth and young adults at risk for or
experiencing SUD or COD.This position will be responsible for
identifying innovative and evidence-based strategies for engaging
youth and young adults early and working to ensure that Washington
State is providing developmentally appropriate and culturally
relevant SUD and COD services. This position will be
required to incorporate feedback from youth, young adults, and
family members that have participated in or have been impacted by
the system. This position will identify the necessary
data collection measures and tools to ensure that work is
data-informed and will develop and ensure timely and appropriate
communication with internal and external partners including oral
and written communication. This individual will also
develop, negotiate, and manage contracts.
Some of what you will do:
To participate in the design, access, implementation, and
support of a behavioral health system that provides developmentally
appropriate and culturally relevant early intervention, treatment
and recovery services for children, youth and young adults with
substance use disorder (SUD) and co-occurring substance use and
mental health disorders (COD).
This position will develop and address policies that support the
needs of Washington children, youth, and families experiencing SUD
Supporting COD services in the broader community through
training and education.
This position interacts across programs and sections at the
Health Care Authority to improve access to services for youth with
substance use disorder or co-occurring diagnosis and to ensure that
laws and activities support adolescents as they transition into
- Bachelor's Degree in behavioral health/social services and 3 or
more years of experience with SUD and COD systems and/services as a
certified SUD professional.
- Additional qualifying experience will substitute, year for
year, for the required education.
- Excellent written and verbal communication skills and ability
to work collaboratively with multiple stakeholders including, youth
and family leaders, youth serving system partners, and
- Excellent leadership skills and knowledge of systems change
work and approaches.
- Demonstrated skill in finished written business products.
- Ability to work collaboratively to plan, analyze, and problem
solve, develop goals and objectives and use data for decision
- Ability to manage multiple tasks simultaneously.
- Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite.
- Master's degree and five or more years' experience in the
administration of behavioral health programs and service.
- Knowledge of governmental contracting.
- Knowledge of federal and state behavioral health and social
service laws, regulations and guidelines.
- Knowledge of behavioral health programs and evidence-based
- Knowledge of continuous quality improvement principles and
application of performance measures, outcome measures and service
standards to monitor service results.
The Washington State Health Care Authority (HCA) purchases
health care for more than 2 million Washington residents through
Apple Health (Medicaid), the Public Employees Benefits Board (PEBB)
Program, and, beginning in 2020, the School Employees Benefits
Board (SEBB) Program. Our agency is committed to whole person care,
integrating physical health and behavioral health services for
better results and healthier residents. As the largest health care
purchaser in the state, we lead the effort to transform health
care, helping ensure Washington residents have access to better
health and better care at a lower cost.
What we have to offer:
- Meaningful work with friendly co-workers who care about those
we serve Voices of HCA
- A clear agency mission that drives our work and is
person-centered HCA's Mission, Vision & Values
- A healthy work/life balance, including alternative/flexible
schedules and mobile work options.
- Infants in the workplace Infants at the Workplace
- A great total compensation and benefit package WA State
- A safe, pleasant workplace in a convenient location with
restaurants, and shopping nearby.
- Tuition reimbursement.
- And free parking!
About Olympia and Washington State
Washington State offers a total work/life package of pay,
benefits, flexibility, and workplace opportunities to help you get
the most out of your career and out of life. Washington State is a
great place to work, play, and be a part of a community, offering
quality of life that is unsurpassed. From the high energy urban
center of Seattle, one of the nation's top ranked cities, to the
more relaxed pace of our rural communities, Washington's
distinctive Northwest lifestyle blends a progressive, creative
culture with a casual nature.
How to Apply:
Only candidates who reflect the minimum qualifications on their
NEOGOV profile will be considered. Failure to follow the
application instructions below may lead to
disqualification. To apply for this position, you will
need to complete your profile and attach:
- A cover letter that specifically addresses how you meet the
qualifications for this position.
- Current resume.
- Three professional references, including a minimum of one past
If you have questions about the process, or need reasonable
accommodation, please contact the recruiter before the posting
Washington State is an equal opportunity employer. Persons with
disabilities needing assistance in the application process, or
those needing this job announcement in an alternative format may
call the Human Resources Office at 360.725.1761 or email
Prior to a new hire, a background check including
criminal record history will be conducted. Information from the
background check will not necessarily preclude employment but will
be considered in determining the applicant's suitability and
competence to perform in the position.