Mental Health Programs Manager

at State of Maine, Bureau of Human Resources in Augusta, Maine, United States

Job Description

Mental Health Programs Manager

Augusta , Maine , United States | Human Services | Full-time Apply by: Aug. 13, 2021 Apply with Linkedin Apply

Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS)Social Service Manager IOpening Date: July 16, 2021Closing Date: August 13, 2021 Job Class Code:5065

Grade: 27

Salary: $53,476.80 – $72,612.80/yearPosition Number: 03200-1151

Agency information:

The Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) is dedicated to promoting health, safety, resilience, and opportunity for Maine people. The Department provides health and social services to approximately a third of the State’s population, including children, families, older Mainers, and individuals with disabilities, mental illness, and substance use disorders. The Department also promotes public health, operates two state psychiatric hospitals, and provides oversight to health care providers.

The Office of Behavioral Health (OBH) within DHHS is responsible for providing leadership and active partnership in Maine’s comprehensive system of support to communities and individuals with substance use and mental health conditions through a network of community providers. The OBH takes responsibility for a behavioral health continuum of care that serves the whole person, the whole community. We promote a population health approach that includes a full spectrum of services from early intervention, treatment, crisis care, to recovery. Our role is to ensure Mainers with mental health, substance use, and co-occurring disorders are not just symptom free but living a life of dignity, hope, and meaning. We partner with providers, communities, and citizens to offer support, resources, education, training, technical assistance, and services.

This position is located in Augusta and requires significant travel for site visits, mileage is reimbursed.

Job duties:

As Mental Health Program Manager for OBH you will assist in the development and implementation of statewide policies, procedures, plans in order to ensure effective, quality, client-centered public mental health services, including meeting the standards for the AMHI Consent Decree. You will develop, implement, and oversee new and revised contracts for services in order to improve operations and effectiveness of community programs and services. Typical duties will include:

+ Providing support and oversight of programs within OBH to include working with providers to effectively fund needed mental health services across the state.

+ Monitoring and evaluating program efficiency and effectiveness through the development of performance measures and metrics.

+ Drafting contractual agreements to include the completion of all required documentation and budgets. This position works closely with the OBH Contracts Team to complete provider agreements.

+ Analyzing the performance of OBH contracts and working with contract administrators, finance staff, and the Data Team to forecast spending trends to make informed allocation decisions.

Minimum Qualifications:

In order to qualify, you must have eight (8) years of education and/or professional experience in social services to include two (2) years of related program management experience.

The background of well-qualified candidates will demonstrate expertise in the following areas:

+ Experience working with adults- with serious mental illness and/or overseeing service providers.

+ Demonstrated ability to work well under pressure and tight deadlines while balancing multiple/competing demands simultaneously.

+ Skills in providing training and technical assistance.

+ Ability to remain flexible and adaptable to shifting priorities while remaining responsive to urgent requests

+ Experience with contracts management.

+ Ability to clearly, accurately, and effectively communicate with internal and external stakeholders.

+ Knowledge of assessments and evidence-based practices for mental health services.

Application Information:

For additional information about this position please contact Brianne Masselli To apply, please upload a current resume, a cover letter addressing the areas of expertise in the requirements section,and copies of post-secondary transcripts.

To request a paper application, please contact Ashley Smith


Benefits are vital to your health and well-being. We get it. Here’s what the State of Maine offers:

+ growth – build your career

+ health, dental, and vision insurance – take care of yourself

+ retirement savings – financially independent, even after you stop working

+ flexible spending accounts – manage out-of-pocket healthcare and/or daycare costs

+ Living Resources(employee assistance program) – overcome difficult situations with support

+ paid holidays – twelve each year

+ federal public loan forgiveness program- for qualifying loans and payments

+ statewide locations – from Kittery to Madawaska

+ training – develop knowledge, skills, and understanding

The bi-weekly dollar values of some State-paid benefits for full-time employees include: $14.60 for dental insurance; 13.16% of employee’s pay towards retirement; and, depending on the employee’s annual pay, at least 85% ($412.23) of health insurance premiums (more information is available here). Participation in theHealth Premium Credit Programcan decrease the employee’s cost of health insurance by 5%.

The Department of Health and Human Services is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. We provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities upon request.

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Job Posting: JC188128927

Posted On: Jul 18, 2021

Updated On: Aug 16, 2021