Job Number: OBH/PJ/1714
This position is located within the Louisiana Department of Health l Office of Behavioral Health l Headquarters l East Baton Rouge Parish.
Cost Center: 0330-0032
Position Number(s): 50521870
This vacancy is being announced as a Classified position and may be filled as a Probationary Appointment.
*You must include all relevant education and experience on your official State application. You must describe your actual duties as you will not be qualified based on job titles alone.
A resume upload will NOT populate your information into your application. Work experience left off your electronic application or only included in an attached resume is not eligible to receive credit
It is preferred that the applicant be a licensed mental health professional and/or has at least two years experience working in a wraparound setting.
No Civil Service test score is required in order to be considered for this vacancy.
To apply for this vacancy, click on the "Apply" link above and complete an electronic application, which can be used for this vacancy as well as future job opportunities. Applicants are responsible for checking the status of their application to determine where they are in the recruitment process. Further status message information is located under the Information section of the Current Job Opportunities page.
For further information about this vacancy contact:
Paula Jackson @ Paula.Jackson@la.gov
P.O. BOX 4818 BATON ROUGE, LA 70821
This organization participates in E-verify, and for more information on E-verify, please contact DHS at 1-888-464-4218.
A baccalaureate degree plus four years of professional level experience in administrative services, economics, public health, public relations, social services, health services, or surveying and/or assessing health or social service programs or facilities for compliance with state and federal regulations.
Six years of full-time work experience in any field may be substituted for the required baccalaureate degree.
Candidates without a baccalaureate degree may combine work experience and college credit to substitute for the baccalaureate degree as follows:
A maximum of 120 semester hours may be combined with experience to substitute for the baccalaureate degree.
30 to 59 semester hours credit will substitute for one year of experience towards the baccalaureate degree.
60 to 89 semester hours credit will substitute for two years of experience towards the baccalaureate degree.
90 to 119 semester hours credit will substitute for three years of experience towards the baccalaureate degree.
120 or more semester hours credit will substitute for four years of experience towards the baccalaureate degree.
College credit earned without obtaining a baccalaureate degree may be substituted for a maximum of four years full-time work experience towards the baccalaureate degree. Candidates with 120 or more semester hours of credit, but without a degree, must also have at least two years of full-time work experience to substitute for the baccalaureate degree.
Graduate training with eighteen semester hours in one or any combination of the following fields will substitute for a maximum of one year of the required experience on the basis of thirty semester hours for one year of experience: public health; public relations; counseling; social work; psychology; rehabilitation services; economics; statistics; experimental/applied statistics; business, public, or health administration.
A Juris Doctorate will substitute for one year of the required experience.
A master's degree in public health; counseling; social work; psychology; rehabilitation services; economics; business, public, or health administration will substitute for one year of the required experience.
Graduate training with less than a Ph.D. will substitute for a maximum of one year of the required experience.
A Ph.D. in public health; counseling; social work; psychology; rehabilitation services; economics; business, public, or health administration will substitute for two years of the required experience.
Graduate training will substitute for a maximum of two years of the required experience.
Health services include all services dealing with the diagnosis and treatment of disease, or the promotion, maintenance and restoration of health for sick or injured individuals.
Examples of public health jobs include sanitarian, public health engineer and public health epidemiologist.
Any college hours or degree must be from a school accredited by one of the following regional accrediting bodies: the Middle States Commission on Higher Education; the New England Commission of Higher Education; the Higher Learning Commission; the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities; the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools; and the Western Association of Schools and Colleges.
Function of Work:
To administer small and less complex statewide health or social service program(s).
Level of Work:
Broad direction from a higher-level manager/administrator.
May provide functional supervision in accordance with the Civil Service Allocation Criteria Memo.
Location of Work:
Department of Health and Hospitals; Human Service Districts as established; and other social service entities as established by an approved DSCS Allocation Criteria Memorandum.
Differs from Program Monitor--DHH and Program Monitor Supervisor--DHH by the presence of responsibility for administering small or less complex statewide program(s).
Differs from a Program Manager 1-B--DHH by the absence of supervisory responsibility.
Differs from a Program Manager 2--DHH by the absence of responsibility for administering medium or medium complex statewide program(s).
Examples of Work
The Office of Behavioral Health (OBH) is the state agency that manages and delivers the services and supports necessary to improve the quality of life for citizens with mental illness and addictive disorders. The agency oversees the statewide management contracts for most behavioral health services, and delivers direct care through both hospitalization and community-based treatment programs.
Services are provided for Medicaid and non-Medicaid eligible populations. Services are monitored by staff, and provided through separate contractual agreements and grants. OBH is responsible for monitoring, fiscal solvency, fiscal compliance, and reporting on all contracts overseen by the agency.
LDH, the Department of Education, Department of Children and Family Services, and the Office of Juvenile Justice collaborate to provide enhanced services to children, adolescents, and their families through the Coordinated System of Care (CSoC). The CSoC includes services for children and youth with significant behavioral health needs and those in highest need and at greatest risk, and therefore eligible for CSoC. The CSoC team oversee programmatic, performance, quality and budget/fiscal components of this project.
The means of financing programming are complicated, involving state and federal dollars: from each of the participating agencies and Medicaid. The programmatic responsibilities are complex as the CSoC Team is responsible for ensuring implementation of the CSoC values and philosophy across all state agencies and providers as well as supporting the development of new service provider types (Wraparound Agencies and Family Support Organizations).
This is a highly responsible position serving as the Project Manager for the Coordinated System of Care (CSoC) project.
The position provides insight, knowledge, and expertise to the LDH Project Director in planning and developing mission, long range strategic plans, service design, resource allocation; and organizational policies, rules and regulations.
50% Provide insight, knowledge, and expertise to the Director and CSoC team in planning and developing mission, long range strategic plans, service design, and resource allocation.. Provide support and actively contribute to the design, development and implementation of CSoC..
Participate in CSoC workgroup and stakeholder meetings, which include providing feedback and support on the statewide implementation of the project.
Work in collaboration with the Director and CSoC team to ensure that. the CSoC initiative is appropriately monitored for quality assurance and fiscal impacts, as well as impacts on the current system. Analyze CSoC data and outcomes, review reports of compliance with waiver documents, utilization management, and make recommendations for improvements to service delivery and the overall system.
Provide direction and monitoring for the operation of the program. Assure that all training and certification requirements are developed and implemented. Assure research into best practices and standards of performance result in program standards.
30% Serve as liaison between other state agencies/departments involved with the. development and implementation of the CSoC initiative. Participate in various meetings. Represent the office before departmental and interagency committees, speeches/presentations to public and private groups and in discussion with officials of federal, state, and local governments and private organizations.
Assist in the development of short and long range goals and plans for the CSoC initiative. Review and propose strategies for delivering, evaluating, and managing services. Identify barriers and develop solutions for staff, providers, and citizens.
20% Monitor and evaluate overall performance and outcomes of the CSoC initiative to determine that objectives are met. Propose new and/or modification to programs, budget, and services and make recommendations. Coordinate and review budget recommendations.
Develop, provide, and evaluate training and technical assistance activities. Make recommendations for additional staff development in both state agencies and provider organizations.
Perform other duties as assigned as needed for the smooth and effective operation of the office.
State Of Louisiana