Office of Behavioral Health - Community of Behavioral Health
NOTICE OF PROPOSED REALLOCATION AND POSITION EXAMINATION
Position Number: IIC 04868 Encumbered By: Megan Lee
The incumbents are recommend for reallocation to a H1A2XX, Program Management I
About the Office of Behavioral Health
Located within the Colorado Department of Human Services, the Office of Behavioral Health (OBH) is the State's behavioral health authority. OBH oversees and purchases substance use and mental health prevention, treatment, and recovery services throughout the state of Colorado. 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. 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 Institute at Fort Logan and Pueblo.
Description of Job
Position serves as the State's Senior Authority for behavioral health crisis and services community engagement and transportation. Directly influences management decisions beyond CDHS\OBH. Managers and peers, both internally and externally to the agency, rely on this level of expertise for technical guidance in the development of policies, procedures, and programs to enhance the statewide crisis system. Expertise to provide training and technical assistance to contractors, providers and stakeholders, to perform contract monitoring duties with programs and contracts that fall within its area of expertise, to represent OBH on different Interagency and intra-agency groups and committees, and maintains working knowledge of systems and funding that support provision of crisis services to the people of Colorado. This is the program staff within the Community Behavioral Health who has oversight responsibilities for contracts to support the statewide infrastructure for crisis services, including a statewide crisis hot and warm line, regional walk in centers and crisis stabilization units, and mobile crisis services and respite care. Integrating these newer services into the existing landscape of emergency departments and emergency medical services and law enforcement response requires keen system knowledge and awareness of national best practices and emerging trends. The purpose of expanded behavioral health crisis services is to provide a better systemic response when someone is experiencing a behavioral health crisis. Increasing public safety is a primary goal, while decreasing utilization of emergency departments, psychiatric hospitals and incarceration
What you will be doing:
Identify evidence-based or best practices that could be used to treat individuals experiencing a behavioral health crisis;
Support implementation of continuous quality improvement projects to improve quality of care and outcomes related crisis services.
Promote understanding of behavioral health disorders and state of the art knowledge behavioral health crisis response models;
Participation in staff development, discipline specific meetings and conferences, and collaborative learning experiences as these are available to further one's own knowledge base.
Works with the Policy, Strategy and Communications group to maintain congruence in communication with CDHS/OBH, and consults with that group regarding information that could benefit the public through on-line or web-based communication and media messaging.
Committee membership, participates in meetings and trainings, and represents the interests of the behavioral health system.
A significant amount of time is dedicated to new and ongoing community outreach in a variety of venues (i.e. Law Enforcement, CDE, First Responders, Native Tribes,
county Health Alliances, etc.).
Conference involvement as an exhibitor and/or presenter to detail
and promote crisis services.
Must identify statewide and regional organizations that are unfamiliar with or
under utilizers of crisis services and initiate contact to build connections between those groups and the State's regional providers of behavioral health crisis services.
Focuses on the community engagement and transportation aspects of the crisis system.
Technical expertise in the area of crisis services community engagement and
Provides contractors, providers, law enforcement agencies, and other State agencies with expert guidance regarding policies, procedures, programs, and systems to ensure the success of the crisis services system.
Relied upon to issue expert opinions and to design strategy, systems, processes, guidelines, rules, and standards that are critical and directly impact the ongoing operation of the crisis services system.
Crisis services community engagement and transportation.
This position interacts on a regular basis with stakeholders who have interest in crisis services and service outcomes,
Regularly presents to community stakeholder groups to educate about the crisis services system, as well as to hear feedback about experiences that communities and people are having with the existing crisis services system.
Regular interface is intended to both create greater community awareness of service availability and increase utilization.
Minimum Qualifications, Substitutions, Conditions of Employment & Appeal Rights
Graduation from an accredited college or university with a bachelor's degree in behavioral health, social science, information and systems management, Manor closely related field
Four (4) years of professional experience working driving systems improvement through innovation and research, providing training through creative engagement, building and fostering relationship and navigating challenges.
A combination of work experience in behavioral health, performance management. or social work which provided the same kind, amount, and level of knowledge acquired in the required education, may be substituted on a year-for-year basis for the bachelor's degree.
A master's degree from an accredited college or university in behavioral health, performance management, social science, information and systems management, or closely related field may be substituted for the work experience on a year-for-year basis.
Conditions of Employment:
Must be willing to submit to a background check, pre-employment drug screening.
Must be willing to test for Tuberculosis (TB) test.
Must be willing to receive an annual influenza vaccination or provide a document for a medical exemption or a letter for religious exemption.
Former State employees who were disciplinarily terminated or resigned in lieu of termination must disclose the information on the application and provide an explanation why the prior termination or resignation should not disqualify the applicant from the current position. Absent extraordinary circumstances, prior disciplinary termination or resignation in lieu of termination will disqualify the applicant from future State employment with CDHS.
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.
The selection process will consist primarily of a review of applications against the minimum and preferred qualifications of this position. Applications will be reviewed in comparison to all others in the applicant pool in order to identify the top group of 6 candidates to be invited for a final interview. Applicants will be notified of their status via email.
Comparative Analysis Process:
Please be aware the application review is based solely upon the information provided in your application packet, including the Work Experience and Supplemental Questions sections of your application. Therefore, it is imperative that you provide extensive detail in these sections of your application. You should specifically address how, and in what capacity, your work experience satisfies the minimum requirements or allowable substitution requirements of this position, as well as the preferred qualifications.
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 by phone 1-800-929-0791 or email firstname.lastname@example.org 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.