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PROGRAM SPECIALIST (MENTAL HEALTH) IV - OAHU

at State of Hawaii

Posted: 10/10/2019
Job Reference #: 2367833
Keywords: professional

Job Description

Overall Job Objective

Recruitment Information

Recruitment 219152 -Immediate vacancy located in Kaimuki.
 
Salary:  $4,413 to $5,373 per month (SR-22, Step C to H)
 
THIS JOB POSTING WILL REMAIN OPEN UNTIL 40 APPLICATIONS ARE RECEIVED.  PLEASE APPLY IMMEDIATELY AS THIS RECRUITMENT MAY CLOSE AT ANY TIME.

Note: Hiring rates will be based on availability of funds, the applicant's qualifications, and other relevant factors.

Duties Summary

Participates in the improvement of mental health center and contractor services by monitoring their activities and advising them on meeting mental health program requirements and related standards; and performs other related duties as assigned.

This class reflects responsibility for participating in the improvement and development of mental health services by monitoring the activities of mental health centers and clinics and of private contractors relative to established minimum program requirements and established activity levels and advising and assisting them as requested in meeting these and other standards (e.g., hospital accreditation standards, etc.). Work includes conducting research and special studies and participating in developing or amending program standards and assisting in negotiating new or renewal contracts for the provision of mental health services by private organizations and individuals.

This position is located in the Clinical Services, Child & Adolescent Mental Health Division (CAMHD) of the Department of Health.  The primary purpose of this position is to monitor and support quality assurance and risk management activities for the CAMHD and contracted provider agencies by ensuring all consumer grievances and complaints are investigated and resolved at a level consistent with CAMHD standards, and in a manner that upholds the rights and responsibilities of clients and their families; monitoring safety of contracted provider agency programs and services through the CAMHD Sentinel Events/Reportable Incidents (SE/RI) system; participating in continuous quality improvement activities; and tracking implementation and effectiveness of recommendations.

Minimum Qualification Requirements

To qualify, you must meet all of the following requirements:

Basic Education/Experience: A bachelor's degree from an accredited four-year college or university in sociology, social work, psychology or other related behavioral science; or in nursing; or in rehabilitation or an activity therapy field (e.g., occupational, recreational, industrial or activity therapists).

Excess work experience as described under the Specialized Experience, below, or any other responsible administrative, professional or analytical work experience that provided knowledge, skills and abilities comparable to those acquired in four (4) years of successful study while completing a university or college curriculum in one of the above majors may be substituted on a year-for-year basis.  To be acceptable, the experience must have been of such scope, level and quality as to assure the possession of comparable knowledge, skills and abilities.

Specialized Experience: Two and one-half years of professional work experience in a program concerned with the promotion, protection, preservation, care and improvement of the mental health of people. Such experience MUST have demonstrated the applicant's knowledge of the philosophy, principles, concepts and practices relating to the treatment and rehabilitation of the mentally ill, emotionally disturbed and/or substance and/or person abusers.

Examples of qualifying experience include the following:
A. Experience in a mental health program which included responsibility for and demonstrated ability to conduct the formulation and implementation of preventive services, treatment and rehabilitation plans for the mentally ill, emotionally disturbed and substance abusers, including professional diagnosis/evaluation; specification and implementation of treatment modalities used such as individual, group and family; and carrying out of other therapeutic activities.

B. Experience as a program specialist, monitor or evaluator for a mental health program which demonstrated the ability to monitor, evaluate and to conduct studies and analyses of mental health programs or projects through active participation in the planning, coordination, development, monitoring and/or evaluation of programs and/or program activities relative to the promotion, protection, preservation, care and improvement of the mental health of people and/or the prevention of substance or person abuse and the treatment and rehabilitation of substance or person abusers.

Substitutions Allowed: Relevant substitutions as described in the Minimum Qualification Requirements (click link below), will apply.

The information provided above represents a summary of the complete Minimum Qualification Requirements. To view the Requirements in their entirety, please CLICK HERE.
 

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Other Information

The State of Hawai'i complies with federal and state disability laws and makes reasonable accommodations for applicants and employees with disabilities.  If you require reasonable accommodations in completing an application, any pre-employment testing, or otherwise participating in the selection process, please call 808-587-0936 for assistance.

PUBLIC SERVICE LOAN FORGIVENESS (PSLF) PROGRAM
The PSLF Program is a federal program that is intended to encourage individuals to work in public service by forgiving the balance of their federal student loans.  To qualify, the individual must have made 120 qualifying payments while employed by a qualifying employer.  For more information, please click:  https://studentaid.ed.gov/sa/repay-loans/forgiveness-cancellation/public-service

ELECTRONIC NOTIFICATION TO APPLICANTS
The Department of Human Resources Development (HRD) will use electronic mail (email) to notify applicants of important information relating to the status and processing of their applications as part of our ongoing efforts to increase operational efficiency, promote the conservation of green resources, and minimize delays and costs.

Please ensure that the email address and contact information you provide is current, secure, and readily accessible to you. We will not be responsible in any way if you do not receive our emails or fail to check your email-box in a timely manner.  In addition, please be aware that you may no longer receive notification about applications submitted if you choose to disable the Job Application Emails feature in your Account Settings.

TESTING INFORMATION
The examination for this recruitment will be conducted on an unassembled basis where the examination score is based on an evaluation and rating of your education and experience. It is therefore important that your employment application provide a clear and detailed description of the duties and responsibilities of each position you held.

In-person interviews and/or further testing in Hawaii may be required at the discretion of the hiring agency. If in-person interviews and/or further testing is a requirement, applicants who meet the minimum qualification requirements and are referred to the vacancy must be available to participate in person and at their own expense in this required phase of the selection process.

Applicants are encouraged to submit their applications as soon as possible. In addition to employment availability and score, the referral of qualified applicants may be based upon other factors including date of receipt of application.

CLICK HERE for further information about Equal Employment Opportunity, the Merit Civil Service System, Citizenship and other requirements, Reasonable Accommodation, Veterans Preference, Examination Requirements, and the State Recruiting Office's Levels of Review.