Adult Mental Health Evidence Based Practice Coordinator

  • Oregon Health Authority
  • Salem, OR, USA
  • Jun 14, 2019
Full time Government

Job Description

To be considered for this position you must complete an online application at:

Is your background in mental or behavioral health?  Are you skilled at presenting complex information?  Do you have experience coordinating and overseeing mental health programs?

The Oregon Health Authority is currently seeking an Adult Mental Health Evidence Based Practice Coordinator - Operations and Policy Analyst 3, for the Office of Behavioral Health, located in Salem, Oregon.  This position provides leadership, coordination and oversight to a statewide mental health treatment service and delivery system with the Assertive Community Treatment, Supported Employment, and Adult Mental Health programs.  This position serves adults with serious and persistent mental illnesses.

What you will do!
This position focuses specifically on policy analyzing policy, evaluating operational issues, project managing through implementation of specialized programs and service delivery.  You will take the lead in developing improved case management systems and collaborating with physical and public health agencies in addressing issues of coordinated care.  You will use your specialized clinical and system management skills to appropriately place and maintain these individuals in community settings.

During peak periods, evening and/or weekend work is anticipated.  Occasional overnight travel is likely and travel in hazardous of inclement weather is probable.  Periodically, you may travel nationwide to participate in federal planning and policy development and grant compliance relative to mental health treatment services.

What's in it for you!
You will be a member of a great team that is passionate about the work they do to provide hope to many individuals who desperately need these services. You will also be eligible for full medical, vision and dental benefits with paid sick leave, vacation, personal leave and ten paid holidays per year.  Apply today!

What we are looking for!

  • We are seeking candidates with a bachelor's degree in behavioral or social sciences or any degree related to mental or behavioral health; AND four (4) years of professional level experience which includes evaluative, analytical and planning work in a mental health treatment setting;OR Any combination of experience and education equivalent to seven (7) years professional level experience which includes evaluative, analytical and planning work in a mental health treatment setting.
  • Preference will be given to candidates with a master’s degree in a mental health related field and 3 years of professional level experience which includes evaluative, analytical and planning work in a mental health treatment setting.
  • Experience overseeing and implementing treatment service and delivery;
  • Experience facilitating complex information with community partners, such as Coordinate Care Organizations and Acute Care hospitals;
  • Experience identifying barriers to program participation and designing strategies to eliminate them;
  • Experience demonstrating technical knowledge relating to mental health treatment systems and programs to include research-based and effective treatment services;
  • Experience managing system and/or organizational development;
  • Experience leading special projects and analyses measuring the effectiveness and functioning of the behavioral health system for people diagnosed with serious and persistent mental illnesses;
  • Experience developing communication plans to maintain positive relationships with public and private entities;
  • Experience in advancing health equity, addressing systemic health disparities and collaborating with diverse, vulnerable and underrepresented populations.


Mental Health