- Job date: Fri, 25 Sep 2020 00:40:49 GMT
- Expected salary: $58128 – 81396 per year
- Job title: Senior Manager, Office of Recovery Partnerships (WMS 1/DBHR)
- Company: Washington State
- Location: Olympia, WA
Senior Manager, Office of Recovery Partnerships
WMS band 1
Important Note: Pursuant to the Governor’s Directive, , this position will be subject to one furlough day per week through July 25, 2020, and one day per month beginning August 1, 2020, through November 30, 2020.
This position is relied upon to network at the state and national level, and is responsible for bringing new ideas and programs that promote recovery statewide and to management.
The ideal candidate for this position must be a person with lived experience in behavioral health, as well as providing peer support, and a familiarity and history of working with the Peer Community in Washington State.
Office of Recovery Partnerships Senior Manager is responsible for administrating and overseeing: statewide recovery policy; multiple state partnerships and collaborations; and serves as the Point of Contact and Subject Matter Expert for the Division on peer and recovery partnerships.
The Office of Recovery Partnerships, Senior Manager is part of senior leadership and reports directly to the Division Director of DBHR and plays an active role in executive meetings to promote the principles of recovery and resilience.
The position has expertise not only of the behavioral health field, but the unique expertise of a person with lived experience with the public behavioral health system. The impact of this position’s recommendations directly affects the agency’s quality of services, effectiveness, efficiency, and risk reduction. The function of the position includes providing innovative and creative solutions to short-term and strategic problems from the Position’s expertise.
This position supports the mission of the organization by providing the invaluable voice, perspective, and advocacy of a person in personal recovery. The position functions at the executive level to provide expertise in recovery and resiliency outcomes. The position must communicate statewide with a broad spectrum of participants and other stakeholders, gathering information, perspective, and understanding of the state of services in a manner not feasible by other means.
The position supports the mission of the organization by promoting recovery-oriented services throughout HCA, through management activities, events, and in activating others in recovery in promotion efforts.
The position networks with other national and state organizations and is responsible for bringing new ideas and programs that promote recovery to both participants statewide and to management. The position is responsible for working with state and national organizations, such as the Division of Recovery Support Services (DRSS), NAMI, the National Association for Rights Protection and Advocacy, SAMHSA, United Peers of Washington, Washington Recovery Alliance, and PeerLink Oregon, among others.
Some of what this position does:
- Participates in executive meetings and provides recommendations to other executive positions.
- Makes strategic decisions regarding the operations of the Office of Recovery Partnerships, including determining outcomes and needed resources, sets goals and directions, clarifies roles within the Office and conducting long-term planning.
- Creates contract deliverables, manages invoices and communicates between contractor, accounts payable and contracts office.
- Promotes recovery and resiliency values within the Division, providing education and modeling.
- Advocates for recovery and resiliency throughout the behavioral health and healthcare system through statewide trainings, conference presentations and contributing to key advisory committees.
Required Education, Experience, and Competencies.
10 years of experience in peer services, behavioral health or substance abuse counseling, professional employment in peer-run programs, behavioral health, or human services programs, or other closely related professional experience.
Associate degree in general studies, behavioral health, substance abuse counseling, or related field AND five years of relevant experience in peer services, behavioral health or substance abuse counseling, or professional employment in peer-run programs, behavioral health, or human services programs, or other closely related professional experience;
Bachelor’s degree in behavioral health, substance abuse counseling, business administration, public administration, or related field AND three years of relevant experience in peer services, behavioral health or substance abuse counseling, or professional employment in peer-run programs, behavioral health, or human services programs, or other closely related professional experience;.
- Knowledge of current and historical peer service movements.
- Knowledge and ability to describe the rationale for various type of funding sources for peer and recovery services, and the impact those various sources have on system delivery.
- A demonstrated strong presence and positive regard in the various recovery partnerships throughout Washington State.
- A strong sense of professionalism, and an understanding of the differences between lobbying and advocacy.
- Experience in working with elected officials, federal agencies, and peer advocates.
- Knowledge of Washington’s community behavioral health system including integrated managed care, behavioral health integrated services organizations and accountable communities of health.
- Knowledge of behavioral health, including mental illness and substance use disorders.
- Knowledge of SAMHSA Evidence-based practices such as Recovery Operated Services Program.
- Demonstrated competence/experience in managing and supervising staff, projects coordination, project management, and providing leadership in the areas of behavioral health
- Knowledge of funding streams such as Title XIX Medicaid State Plan and SAMHSA federal block grant priorities.
Special Requirements/Conditions of Employment:
- Individual must be a person with lived experience in behavioral health.
- Strongly preferred: Certified Peer Counselor accreditation in Washington or another state
- Strongly preferred: Individual with experience providing peer support or working in a peer-run organization
- Ability to travel statewide
- Knowledge of the legislative processes
- Knowledge of virtual platforms such as GotoWebinar, Zoom, Skype, Outlook, and SharePoint
- Skills and abilities in using computers (Word, Excel, Outlook and PowerPoint) toward the development of reports, documents and presentations.
- Preferred: Master’s degree.
The Washington State Health Care Authority (HCA) is committed to whole-person care, integrating physical health and behavioral health services for better results and healthier residents.
HCA purchases health care for more than 2.5 million Washington residents through Apple Health (Medicaid), the Public Employees Benefits Board (PEBB) Program, and the School Employees Benefits Board (SEBB) Program. 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
- A clear agency mission that drives our work and is person-centered
- A healthy work/life balance, including alternative/flexible schedules and mobile work options.
- Infants in the workplace
- A great total compensation and benefit package
- 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.
Our Division’s DEI philosophy:
The Division of Behavioral Health and Recovery value and seek diversity, equity, and inclusion as integral to the behavioral health field. We support, embrace and celebrate everyone’s uniqueness, promote inclusion and commit to remove systemic barriers that affect our workforce, our providers, and the people that receive prevention, treatment, and/or recovery support services.
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 supervisor
- A document detailing how you would use this position to increase or enhance diversity, equity, and inclusion to remove systemic barriers for the people who receive behavioral health services.
If you have questions about the process, or need reasonable accommodation, please contact the recruiter before the posting closes.
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 360.725.1180 or email [email protected]
*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. *