Full Job Description
The Policy Analyst(Program Specialist VI) is part of the System Integration Team which among other projects is the lead on the All Texas Access project which is implementation of legislation from the 86th Texas Legislature. All Texas Access will identify each LMHA that provides services in a county with a population of 250,000 or less, assign those LMHAs to regional groups of at least two authorities, and develop a mental health services development plan for each regional group that will increase the capacity of each group’s member LMHAs to provide access to mental health services.
This position will require regular travel to participate in community meetings to develop the regional plans as well as extensive research and development of regional reports. Performs highly advanced (senior-level) consultative services and technical assistance work.
Must be able to perform work remotely.
Work involves planning, developing, and implementing major agency program(s) and providing consultative services and technical assistance to program staff, governmental agencies, community organizations, or the general public.
Works under minimal supervision, with considerable latitude for the use of initiative and independent judgment.
Essential Job Functions:
Attends work on a regular and predictable schedule in accordance with agency leave policy and performs other duties as assigned.
Oversees the performance of a variety of technical, training, research, planning, policy, program assessment, and administrative activities for assigned projects. (40%)
Oversees the analysis, implementation, and documentation of projects (15%)
Oversees the collection, organization, analysis, and preparation of materials in response to requests for program information and reports. (15%)
Oversees the development and implementation of effective techniques for evaluating regional reports, identifies the need for new programs, and provides guidance to staff in the development and integration of new methods and procedures. (15%)
Oversees studies and analyses of operations and problems and the preparation of reports of findings and recommendations. (15%)
Knowledge Skills Abilities:
Knowledge of the behavioral health system in Texas.
Knowledge of local, state, and federal laws related to behavioral health.
Knowledge of the Texas Administrative Code as it relates to behavioral health.
Knowledge of research techniques.
Knowledge of program management process and techniques.
Registration or Licensure Requirements:
Initial Selection Criteria:
Graduation from an accredited four-year college or university with major course work in in social work, psychology, sociology, or a master's degree in social work, counseling, public health or related field.
Experience in the delivery and oversight of behavioral health services in Texas.
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