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JOB NO.: 96183-AS

Work Type: Staff-Full Time


Location: Madison

Categories: Quality, Risk Management and Compliance, Other

Employment Class: Academic Staff-Renewable

Position Vacancy ID: 96183-AS

Working Title: Outreach Specialist


FTE: 100%

Anticipated Begin Date: NOVEMBER 14, 2018

Term: This is a renewable appointment.

Advertised Salary:

ANNUAL (12 months)

Degree and Area of Specialization:

-Bachelors degree required, preferably in Behavioral Health or related field.
-Masters degree in Social Work, Counseling, Behavioral Health, or related field preferred.

Minimum number of years and type of relevant work experience:

-At least 2 year of relevant experience required as a trainer and/or relevant positions promoting best practice in substance use disorders and/or mental health services.
--Experience in organizing community events such as trainings, informational events, conferences for the public required.
-Experience working collaboratively and effectively with a variety of constituents including Counties, Provider Agencies, Consumers of mental health and/or substance use disorder services, Advocates, and/or Families of Consumers preferred.

Title prefix and salary will be dependent on relevant years of experience.

License or certificate:

Position Summary:

This position will work within the Bureau of Prevention Treatment and Recovery (BPTR), in the Mental Health and Performance Management Section and actively engage communities across Wisconsin to facilitate recovery oriented services utilizing Evidence Based Practices (EBPs) and best and promising practices. This position will focus on providing training, technical assistance, and quality assurance and improvement services for the psychosocial rehabilitation services including Community Recovery Services (CRS), Community Support Program (CSP), and Comprehensive Community Services (CCS). BPTR has oversight of these programs and responsible for the quality assurance and improvement of the CRS program. The CRS benefit provides psychosocial rehabilitation community based services to individuals with serious and persistent mental illness. The focus is on providing an array of services that will allow individuals to achieve Recovery in their communities. This position will be responsible for additional support to the psychosocial rehabilitation services programs through activities such as consultation, assistance to consumers in regard to behavioral health treatment, and identification of health and safety issues and/or systems issues in need of quality improvement.

The School of Medicine and Public Health has a deep and profound commitment to diversity both as an end in itself but, also as a valuable means for eliminating health disparities. As such, we strongly encourage applications from candidates who foster and promote the values of diversity and inclusion.

Additional Information:

To see the principal duties of this position, please click on the "Full Position Details" link below.

Criminal and/or Caregiver Background check is required.

Knowledge/Skills Required:
-Ability to provide training and author training materials that clearly communicate intended principles, values and concepts in Trauma Informed Care, Recovery Oriented Systems of Care
-Knowledge of adult learning principles and best practice implementation to enhance impact of training and technical assistance provided.
-Demonstrated skill in working independently and within a team and with a variety of stakeholders
-Ability to organize work to meet program deadlines, while working on numerous tasks at the same time.
-A working knowledge of computer software including Microsoft suite, e.g. Word, Excel, Power Point.
-Ability to organize work to meet program deadlines, while working on numerous tasks at the same time
-Detail oriented with strong organizational and management skills.
-Strong interpersonal communication and writing skills.

Knowledge/Skills Preferred:
-Understanding of other best practice system transformation concepts such as Person-Centered Planning, Motivational Interview, Stages of Change and Recovery Concepts
-Web design experience.
-Experience in public speaking and providing trainings.
-Improvement in community based settings for Medicaid covered services.


KaBao Chang
[email protected]

Relay Access (WTRS): 7-1-1 (out-of-state: TTY: 800.947.3529, STS: 800.833.7637) and above Phone number (See RELAY_SERVICE for further information. )

Instructions to applicants:

To apply for this position, please click on the "Apply Now" button. You will be asked to upload a resume and cover letter as a part of the application process. Please ensure that the resume and cover letter address how you meet the minimum/preferred qualifications for the position.

Additional Link: Full Position Details

NOTE: A Period of Evaluation will be Required

The University of Wisconsin is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer.

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Advertised: Oct 12 2018 Central Daylight Time

Application Close: Nov 9 2018 11:55 PM Central Standard Time





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