The Institute for Innovation and Implementation (The Institute) at the University of Maryland, Baltimore School of Social Work has a new opportunity for a Health Program Director. This individual will be responsible for leading individualized training and technical assistance to states and communities on the design, development, and implementation of behavioral health systems for children and. The position also will be responsible for authoring and editing papers, briefs and technical assistance resources on financing and sustaining good and modern children's behavioral health service delivery systems to include innovations in Medicaid, managed care, children's services including child welfare, and health reform implementation.
The Institute serves as a national training, technical assistance, evaluation, policy, systems design, and finance center that is focused on children's behavioral health. The Institute supports state and local governments and organizations to implement effective systems and practices to best meet the needs of children and youth with complex behavioral needs and their families. This support is provided through three primary units within The Institute: Policy and Finance; Technical Assistance & Implementation; and Research & Evaluation. These units work in an integrated fashion to assist governmental and other organizational entities to achieve better outcomes for children, youth, and their families.
The University of Maryland, Baltimore offers a generous benefits package that includes 22 vacation days, 14 floating and holidays, 15 sick days; comprehensive health insurance and retirement options; and tuition remission for employees and their dependents at any of the University System of Maryland schools.
This position may allow for a remote workplace and may not require relocation to Maryland. This position requires flexible hours including travel which will require overnight stays and air travel.
Develop program work plans, program evaluation, and other strategic initiatives to build and operationalize and advance its mission. Researches and integrates new technology into mission. Ensures compliance with all government and University policies and regulations, as well as maintaining alignment with mission.
Provides expert technical assistance to states nationally on topics such as financing and implementation in children's behavioral health care, managed care, children services including child welfare, financing on peer support, Medicaid billing, etc.
Serves as a consultant or team member working with states, tribes, and communities.
Authors, reviews, and oversees development of papers, briefs, technical assistance resources, and publication of summary reports, and serves as an information resource to affiliates, the University, and external agencies.
Develops, reviews, and approves policies, procedures, and processes. Examines and evaluates program effectiveness, and makes changes as necessary. Oversees analysis and synthesizes data and information to ensure the successful delivery of consultation. Directs the use of databases used to analyze criteria and deliver data.
Develops, manages, and supports the programs partnerships and relationships within and outside of the University. Organize and participate in various committees and teams to consult with program heads and administrative officials on policy and program needs as well as various administrative issues Provide financial oversight for Task Order activities, including meetings and state convening's, by analyzing expenditures with an understanding of the relationship of the program objectives and the budget process, and using cost benefit analysis for budgetary expenditures. Ensures that all expenditures are monitored, reconciled and that accounts are solvent; and provide PIs regular financial reports. Ensures financial stability, sound financial planning, effective asset management, and full compliance with governmental requirements.
Supports a cohesive work team that works collaboratively to achieve the goals in the provision of high quality technical assistance across the nation. Support the recruitment, performance, and training of team members f to maintain a well-trained, highly involved, and motivated team.
Performs analysis to study how well current policies, financing, and system structures are working. Summarizes analysis and provides recommendations to implement changes for state and local governments, organizations, and programs.
Provides technical assistance, prepares written responses to requests for assistance, and conducts or supports in-person and virtual training sessions.
Develops data collection methodology and techniques to manage body of information related to emerging health care policy and best practices at the local, state, and national level.
Researches policy and best practice approaches for application within state and local planning efforts. Analyzes, synthesizes, and shares relevant literature on innovations in health care policy and financing.
Directly supports the development and integration of new or revised policy into governments, organizations, and programs by providing individualized technical assistance, developing project plans and objectives, and assisting with project implementation. Facilitates strategic planning process and outcome reporting.
Develops, implements, and maintains effective mechanisms for ongoing relationships/partnerships through participation in internal, state and local jurisdictional work groups/task forces. Acts as primary liaison with state and local governmental health agencies.
Drafts regulations, amendments, requests for proposals, memorandums of understanding, white papers, briefing documents, strategic plans, toolkits, policy directives, implementation guidance, impact statements, and grant applications. Presents at local and state conferences.
May supervise other policy or program staff.
Performs other related duties as assigned.
Education: Bachelor's degree in Social Work, Psychology, or related field.
Preferred Education: Master's degree in Social Work, Psychology, or related field. Experience: Five (5) years' related experience preferably working in leadership roles within state children's behavioral health systems and/or working directly with multiple states to provide technical assistance in the areas of children's behavioral health and systems design for children with significant behavioral disorders to include financing in systems of care. Supervisory: Two (2) years of overall responsibility for program direction, coordination, and implementation
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Possesses a thorough knowledge of position requirements and able to perform position in compliance with all requirements/regulations/laws. Knowledge in children's behavioral health. Skill in developing and managing high profile, complex products on topics in children's behavioral health. Knowledge about system of care, SAMHSA's Child Mental Health Initiative and other work within SAMSHA's Center for Mental Health Services, Child, Adolescent and Family Branch. Knowledge in financing in children's behavioral health including Medicaid, Managed Care, Care Management Ability to maintain high standards with the work being performed and maintain awareness with trends and influences.
Skill in supervising, mentoring, and teambuilding in order to provide guidance and instruction to others. Ability to take a lead role in performing and directing various advanced, routine and maintenance procedures. Ability to exercise the initiative and resourcefulness necessary for prioritizing multiple and ongoing projects.
Assumes personal responsibility for all outcomes; makes effective and timely decisions; and learns how to effectively use technology. Skill in data manipulation and analysis with an ability to solve problems and make sound judgements. Skill in continuously seeking to improve the quality of services and processes.
Ability to effectively communicate both verbal and written thoughts, ideas, and facts. Writes and presents information in a clear and concise way. Interprets and understands written information and is able to listen attentively to verbal and non-verbal cues that lead to a deeper understanding.
Ability to work cooperatively with others and demonstrates professional, ethical, respectful, and courteous behavior when interacting with others. Demonstrate pleasant and positive interactions with other to meet customer expectations, and provide follow up with customers. Reaches compromise and consensus to influence and negotiate. Remains calm and is able to manage conflict, and works well with a diverse workforce. Approachable style allows others to be open in sharing thoughts and ideas.
Hiring Range: Commensurate with education and experience.
If accommodations are needed for a disability, please contact Human Resource Services at 410-706-2606, Monday - Friday, 8:30am - 4:30pm EST. Maryland Relay can be accessed by dialing 711 (in-state) or 1-800-735-2258.
Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. Minorities, women, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.
Job: Reg or CII Exempt Staff - E1430G
Employee Class : Exempt Regular
Full Time/Part Time: Full-Time
Shift: Day Job
Financial Disclosure: No
Organization: School of Social Work - The Institute for Innovation and Implementation
Job Posting: Oct 17, 2019
Unposting Date: Nov 17, 2019, 4:59:00 AM
Internal Number: 135501
About University of Maryland, Baltimore
The University of Maryland, Baltimore (UMB) is the State's public health, law and human services university devoted to excellence in professional and graduate education, research, patient care, and public service. As a diverse community of outstanding faculty, staff and students, and using state-of-the-art technological support, we educate leaders in health care delivery, biomedical science, global health, social work and the law. We emphasize interdisciplinary education and research in an atmosphere that explicitly values civility, diversity, collaboration, teamwork and accountability. By conducting internationally recognized research to cure disease and to improve the health, social functioning and just treatment of the people we serve, we foster economic development in the City, State, and nation. We are committed to ensuring that the knowledge we generate provides maximum benefit to society and directly enhances our various communities.