Colorado State Criminal Justice Behavioral Health Initiatives Coordinator in Denver, Colorado

Criminal Justice Behavioral Health Initiatives Coordinator

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Criminal Justice Behavioral Health Initiatives Coordinator

Salary

$4,200.00 - $5,174.00 Monthly

Location

Denver, CO

Job Type

Full Time

Department

Colorado Department of Human Services

Job Number

IIC 03062 12/5/2018

Max Number of Applicants

50

Closing

12/19/2018 11:59 PM Mountain

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Department Information

This position is open only to Colorado state residents.

This announcement will be open until the advertised date or until 50 applicants are received, whichever comes first

About Us

If your goal is to build a career that makes a difference, consider joining the dedicated people of the Colorado Department of Human Services (CDHS). Our professionals strive to design and deliver high quality human and health services that improve the safety, independence, and well-being of the people of Colorado. In addition to a great location and rewarding and meaningful work, we offer excellent benefits:

In addition to rewarding and meaningful work, we offer excellent benefits:

  • Strong, secure, yet flexible retirement benefits including a PERA Defined Benefit Plan or PERA Defined Contribution Plan plus 401(k) and 457 plans

  • Medical and dental health plans

  • Employer supplemented Health Savings Account

  • Paid life insurance

  • Short- and long-term disability coverage

  • 10 paid holidays per year plus vacation and sick leave

  • BenefitHub state employee discount program

  • CafeWell employee wellness program

  • Excellent work-life programs, such as flexible schedules, training and more

*Some positions may qualify for the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program. For more

information, go to https://studentaid.ed.gov/sa/repay-loans/forgiveness-cancellation/public-service.

Our Culture & Environment

Our vision is that the people of Colorado will be safe, healthy, and prepared to achieve their greatest aspirations. Through our core values listed below, CDHS staff are committed to:

  • Making decisions with, and acting in the best interests of the people we serve, because Colorado's success depends on their well-being

  • Sharing information, seeking input, and explaining our actions because we value accountability and transparency

  • Managing our resources efficiently because we value stewardship

  • Promoting a positive work environment, and supporting and developing employees, because their performance is essential to Colorado's success

  • Meaningfully engaging our partners and the people we serve because we must work together to achieve the best outcomes

  • Committing to continuous learning because Coloradans deserve effective solutions today and forward-looking innovation for tomorrow

Located within the Colorado Department of Human Services, the Office of Behavioral Health (OBH) is the State's behavioral health authority. OBH is responsible for policy development, service provision and coordination, program monitoring and evaluation, and administrative oversight for the public behavioral health system. OBH funds, supports and monitors numerous mental health and substance abuse community programs and providers, and reviews and designates the State's 27-65 providers. OBH also operates the Colorado Mental Health Institutes at Fort Logan and Pueblo. OBH executes the State's federal responsibilities as the State Mental Health Authority and the State Substance Abuse Authority for the purposes of administering federal mental health and substance abuse block grant funds.

Description of Job

Purpose of this Position:

This position has the primary leadership responsibility for coordination of quality improvement efforts for behavioral health services for individuals involved in the criminal and juvenile justice system. This position shall coordinate efforts to implement evidence based practices to ensure improved service provision for the criminal justice specialty population.

This position will serve as the staff authority in the area of population needs analysis and cross system reform by designing processes, guidelines, rules, and standards that are critical to service and program improvement for the Criminal Justice Services Work Unit. The position will have oversight for numerous contracts and scopes of work including the implementation of required trainings and data collection

Essential Job Duties:

  • Researching and establishing best practices to ensure criminogenic risk factors are addressed as a core element in screenings, assessments, service planning and provision for individuals involved in the criminal and juvenile justice system.

  • Restructuring and thereafter updating the Behavioral Health Rules for mental health and substance use disorder treatment providers working with the criminal justice specialty population. Ensuring all OBH funded programs and licensed providers adhere to the rules established for the specialty population.

  • Oversight and responsibility for contracts developed for technical assistance and training.

  • Supervise the work of contractors.

  • Coordinates with OBH Fiscal, Compliance and licensing staff to insure contractual and administrative elements are properly implemented and monitored.

  • Researches grant opportunities and completes applications or coordinates application process to enhance services offered under the Criminal Justice Services Unit.

  • Staffs assigned work groups and contractor meetings. Organizes and sets agendas, and obtains resources necessary for the meetings such as information, subject matter experts, and technology, e.g., conference calls, video conferences, and webinars.

  • Creates and implements a sustainable training strategy for new and existing mental health and substance use disorder treatment providers for best practices for the criminal justice specialty population.

  • Project Manager for the Criminal Justice Services Unit team members needs for creation and facilitation of trainings for program specific needs (e.g. creation of tip sheets or tool kits for providers serving DUI offenders, co-responder programs etc.)

  • Is the inter-agency liaison for behavioral health services with the Department of Corrections, Division of Criminal Justice and Probation Services

Minimum Qualifications, Substitutions, Conditions of Employment & Appeal Rights

Minimum Qualifications:

Education:

Bachelor's degree from an accredited institution in a field of behavioral health, social sciences, criminal justice, education or a field related to the work assignment

Experience:

Two years of professional experience working in criminal justice with individuals with behavioral health needs. Two years of experience training other professional staff.

Substitutions:

Professional experience working in criminal justice with individuals with behavioral health needs and experience training other professional staff may be substituted on a year-for-year basis for the bachelor's degree.

A master's or doctorate degree from an accredited college or university in a in a field of behavioral health, social sciences, criminal justice, education or a field related to the work assignment may be substituted for one year of experience, at the agency's discretion.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • 5+ years of experience working in criminal justice with individuals with behavioral health needs

  • Experience in project management

  • Compliance monitoring

  • Experience with training development and training facilitation

  • Experience in assessment and service planning

  • Program or project management

  • Familiarity with Code of Colorado regulations for behavioral health or working with the application of regulations in practice

  • Licenses LPC, LCSW, LMFT, LAC

Conditions of Employment:

  • Must possess and maintain a valid Colorado Driver License

  • Must be willing to complete background, including finger printing

  • Must be willing to complete drug screen

  • Travel- position requires visits to facilities state-wide

APPEAL RIGHTS:

If you receive notice that you have been eliminated from consideration for the position, you may protest the action by filing an appeal with the State Personnel Board/State Personnel Director within 10 days from the date you receive notice of the elimination.

Also, if you wish to challenge the selection and comparative analysis process, you may file an appeal with the State Personnel Board/State Personnel Director within 10 days from the receipt of notice or knowledge of the action you are challenging.

Refer to Chapters 4 and 8 of the State Personnel Board Rules and Personnel Director's Administrative Procedures, 4 CCR 801, for more information about the appeals process. The State Personnel Board Rules and Personnel Director's Administrative Procedures are available at www.colorado.gov/spb.

A standard appeal form is available at: www.colorado.gov/spb. If you appeal, your appeal must be submitted in writing on the official appeal form, signed by you or your representative, and received at the following address within 10 days of your receipt of notice or knowledge of the action: Colorado State Personnel Board/State Personnel Director, Attn: Appeals Processing, 1525 Sherman Street, 4th Floor, Denver, CO 80203. Fax: 303-866-5038. Phone: 303-866-3300. The ten-day deadline and these appeal procedures also apply to all charges of discrimination.

How to Apply (PLEASE READ CAREFULLY)

Applicants are required to attach a cover letter and resume to their application. Applications without a cover letter and resume will not be considered.

Please note that ONLY your State of Colorado job application will be reviewed during the initial screening; if you submit a resume and cover letter, they will be reviewed in later stages of the selection process. Therefore, it is paramount that you clearly describe all of your relevant experience on the application itself. Applications left blank or marked "SEE RESUME" will not be considered.

Your application will be reviewed against the minimum qualifications for the position. If your application demonstrates that you meet the minimum qualifications, you will be invited to the comparative analysis process, which is described below.

Note: Current and former employees (transfers, voluntary demotions and reinstatements) are required to apply and participate in the comparative analysis process.

Former employees of the Colorado Department of Human Services (CDHS) who were disciplinary terminated or resigned in lieu of termination must disclose the information on your application and may not be eligible for employment at CDHS.

Supplemental Information

Comparative Analysis Process

Comparative Analysis Process

The Assessment Process:

Colorado Revised Statutes require that state employees are hired and promoted through a comparative analysis. The comparative analysis for this position will include a review of your application material and your responses to any supplemental questions. Applications and responses will be reviewed by a Subject Matter Expert (SME) to assess and rank applicants in order to establish an eligible list for referral to the hiring manager for final consideration.

Be sure the "Work Experience" section of your application is complete and specifically addresses your qualifications, experience, and accomplishments as they relate to the Description of the Job, Minimum Qualifications, Required Competencies and Preferred Qualifications as listed above. Resumes and "see resume" statements will not be accepted in lieu of the "Work Experience" section of the application. Failure to include adequate information or follow instructions by the closing date may result in your application not being accepted and/or may affect your score, rank or inclusion in the final pool of eligible applicants.

If you have transcripts, a license or other relevant documentation regarding your qualifications, upload and attach copies to your application.

Note: Transfers, voluntary demotions and reinstatements are required to apply and participate in the selection process.

If you have recruitment questions about this position please contact heather.woolbright@state.co.us

"ADAAA Accommodations: Any person with a disability as defined by the ADA Amendments Act of 2008 (ADAAA) may be provided a reasonable accommodation upon request to enable the person to complete an employment assessment. To request an accommodation, please contact Bridget Clawson Braaten at 303-866-4373 or bridget.clawson@state.co.us at least five business days before the assessment date to allow us to evaluate your request and prepare for the accommodation. You may be asked to provide additional information, including medical documentation, regarding functional limitations and type of accommodation needed. Please ensure that you have this information available well in advance of the assessment date."

The State of Colorado is an equal opportunity employer