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Coordinator of Family Driven Practice

Company Name:
Commonwealth of Massachusetts
Coordinator of Family Driven PracticeMental Health Coordinator III
Agency Name:
Dept. of Mental Health
Official Title:
Mental Health Coordinator III
Functional Title:
Coordinator of Family Driven Practice
Occupational Group:
Social Service
Position Type:
Civil Service
Full-Time or Part-Time:
Full-Time
Salary Range:
$46,774.52 to $63,885.64 Annually
Bargaining Unit:
08
Shift:
Day
Confidential:
No
Number Of Vacancies:
1
City/Town:
Lawrence
Region:
NORTHEAST
Facility Location:
280 Merrimack Stereet, Lawrence, MA.
Application Deadline:
10-07-2014
Apply Online:
Yes
Posting ID:
J43998
This position is funded from the Commonwealth's annual operating budget.Duties:
Interested applicants please refer to the qualifications/MERs (minimum entrance requirements) based on assignment for a Coordinator of Family Driven Practice position.
This senior leadership position, by supporting youth and family voice, will be the link between youth-guided, family-driven practice within the DMH/DCF residential service system. This position will serve as a single point of contact within the region for the integration of Family Partners into residential care for problem-solving on integration of Family Partners in residential care and the development and dissemination of family-driven practices. This position will lead regional activities that promote youth-guided, family-driven practice and coordinate quality management activities of the CT Regional Management Team as they relate to family-driven practice and family support services. This position will facilitate cross-training, technical assistance and collaborative learning among Residential Service providers, CT Family Partner providers and DCF/DMH services staff, with family leaders and family partners at the center of this practice improvement effort.
Qualifications:
Applicants must have a high school diploma or equivalent and (A) three years of full-time, or equivalent part-time, experience as a Mental Health Coordinator or Family Partner in the mental health or health care field, of which (B) at least one year must have been in a supervisory or professional capacity.
Based on assignment to a Coordinator of Family Driven Practice position applicants must have a high school diploma or equivalent and (A) at least three years of full-time, or equivalent part-time, experience as a Family Support Specialist or Family Partner in the mental health or health care field, of which (B) at least one year must have been in a supervisory or professional capacity.
Incumbents may be required to have a current and valid motor vehicle driver-s license at a class level specific to assignment.
Substitutions:
I. An Associate-s degree in psychology, human services, mental health or a closely related field may be substituted for six months of the required (A) experience.
II. A Bachelor-s degree or higher in psychology, human services, mental health or a closely related field may be substituted for one year of the required (A) experience.
Preferred Qualifications:
- Knowledge of the types and availability of public and private community based resources and programs providing mental health services to consumers
- Knowledge of the full spectrum of the mental health system
- Knowledge of all applicable state and federal laws which govern the privacy and confidentiality of information about consumers
- Knowledge of agency rules, regulations, policies, procedures and guidelines governing assigned responsibilities
- Ability to supervise, including planning and assigning work according to the nature of the job to be accomplished, the capabilities of direct reports and available resources controlling work through periodic reviews and/or evaluations, determining the need for disciplinary action and recommending disciplinary action
- Ability to work independently, resolve conflicts, problem solve and make decisions
- Lived experience as a parent/caregiver of a child with significant behavioral health needs
- Senior Family Partner or equivalent management role in family support services
- Personal and/or work experience with residential services
- Demonstrated skills in problem-solving, coaching and training on family-driven care
- Strong written and verbal communication skills
Comments:
This is a Civil Service position.
If there is no civil service list for this title, employees appointed must take and pass the next Civil Service examination when administered. As applicable, preference for this position will be given to those candidates who are eligible for Civil Service/ConTest Reinstatement/Reemployment or to those candidates who have passed the civil service examination for this job title, and who respond to the job certification that was recently issued for this location" and/or to employees laid off or bumped from this title who are eligible for recall, and in accordance with Article 14 or applicable Collective bargaining requirements.
A criminal background check will be completed on the recommended candidate as required by the regulations set forth by the Executive Office of Health and Human Services prior to the candidate being hired. For more information, please visit
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We strongly encourage applicants to apply on-line. If you do not wish to apply for this position on-line, and would prefer to send your resume and cover letter by mail or fax please forward it to:
David L. Woods
Office of Health
Human Resources Department
600 Washington St., 7th Floor
Boston, MA 02111
Please include posting ID# J43998 when applying for this position. Resumes can be faxed to . Questions concerning this posting can be directed to the Customer Service Unit at .
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Officer/ADA Coordinator:
Ms. Joy Connell
An Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. Females, minorities, veterans, and persons with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply.

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