Child & Youth Acute Care Coordinator (Program Analyst 3)

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

Job Description

Is your expertise with specialized trauma and treatment of mental health crisis with children and youth?  Do you have experience developing community alliances and partnerships?  Apply here for a rewarding career!

The Oregon Health Authority is currently seeking a Child and Youth Acute Care Coordinator (Program Analyst 3) to join the Health Systems Division in Salem, Oregon.  This position acts as a subject matter expert and liaison to programs and services addressing the emergent mental health needs of children, youth and their families.  This position relies heavily on your expertise with trauma and treatment of mental health crises in children and youth, family engagement and peer support, treatment systems and evidence based practices.

What you will do!

This position’s focus is three-fold 1) project, program and contract administration/system development of crisis and acute care; 2) crisis and acute transition services (CATS); and 3) intensive in-home behavioral health treatment (IIBHT).

You will be working in partnership with Oregon Health and Science University Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Unit, local hospitals and crisis centers, and other child serving community providers.  You will be developing and implementing the Crisis and Acute Transitions Services project (CATS), supporting and monitoring the Oregon Psychiatric Access Line for Kids, Adults, First Episode Psychiatry (OPAL-K, OPAL-A, and OPAL-P), and Collaborative Problem Solving (CPS), and Intensive In-Home Behavioral Health Treatment (IIBHT) services.

You will be working and in frequent contact with a variety of professional staff in a variety of office and meeting room settings. 

What's in it for you!
We offer employees a culture with emphasis in public service and collaboration.  We offer fantastic benefits including full medical, vision and dental insurance, a competitive salary, vacation, personal leave, and 10 paid holidays per year!

This is a classified full time permanent position and is represented by a union. 

Frequent travel, some overnight travel and stays, is required.  Travel is often at the request of local partners and may not be according to the employee’s preferred schedule.  Attendance for early morning and evening events is expected.

What we are looking for!

Preference will be given to those who possess a master’s degree in a child, adolescent or young adult mental health field or public administration or public health.

  • A Bachelor's Degree in Business or Public Administration, Behavioral or Social Sciences, Finance, Political Science or any degree ; and four years of experience coordinating or administering a program
    OR; Any combination of experience and education equivalent to seven years of experience coordinating or administering a program;
  • Experience with methods and techniques for building community alliances and partnerships to develop, implement, monitor programs, and leverage resources for emergent or crisis-focused mental health services and supports;
  • Experience and advanced knowledge of trauma and treatment of mental health crisis in children and youth;
  • Experience with family engagement and peer support, treatment systems and evidence based practices;
  • Experience in advancing health equity, addressing systemic health disparities and collaborating with diverse, vulnerable and underrepresented populations.

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