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Recovery Residence Program Manager

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Recovery Residence Program Manager


Edward R. Murrow College of Communication


Murrow College of Communication

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Health Care Authority - Division of Behavioral Health and Recovery

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Summary of Duties:

The Recovery Residence Program Manager will establish and maintain a registry of approved recovery residences in Washington state; contract with the nationally recognized recovery residence organization based in Washington to provide technical assistance to recovery residences actively seeking accreditation; integrate the program with existing functions of the Recovery Support Services team; be responsible for developing and maintaining partnership with community and internal stakeholders, as well as housing and recovery systems throughout the state of Washington; and establish and maintain a revolving loan fund for loans to operators of new and existing recovery residences seeking accreditation.

The Recovery Residence Program Manager will be responsible to ensure the Recovery Residences on the registry have access to sufficient technical assistance including, but not limited to: new manager training; assistance preparing facility operations documents and policies; and support for working with residents on medication assisted treatment.

The Recovery Residence Program Manager will be responsible to provide technical assistance and support to the Recovery Residences actively seeking certification. This position is responsible for implementing a continuous quality improvement approach to the implementation of the services following National Alliance for Recovery Residences (NARR) Recovery Residence Standards.

The work location for this position is Olympia, WA. The Manager will report to the HCA/DBHR representative and section supervisor.

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University Overview
Founded as the people’s university in 1890, Washington State University fulfills that commitment by transforming lives through education, research, and community outreach. In 2015, the University celebrated 125 years of delivering life-changing knowledge and discoveries to citizens across the state, region, nation, and around the world. The state’s only land-grant institution and one of two public research universities, WSU provides a world-class education to nearly 30,000 students through its multi-campus, statewide locations and online. The University strives to ensure that higher education is accessible at an affordable cost—a decades-long WSU commitment to the state’s citizens. The University offers more than 200 undergraduate fields of study and 127 graduate and professional degree programs. Many academic programs win recognition nationally for excellence. WSU is one of just 108 public and private universities in the United States—out of more than 4,500—singled out for its “very high research activity” by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching. The University’s research agenda is focused on addressing challenges in health, sustainability, smart systems, national security, and opportunity and equity. WSU is a major driver of Washington’s economy, partnering with many of the state’s leading industries, including agribusiness, aerospace, health care, software, and construction. The University is responsible for nearly 20,600 jobs statewide and generates an overall economic impact of more than $3.3 billion annually. The institution’s operating budget expenditures total nearly $2 billion annually.
The City
Pullman is one of the biggest little cities you’ll ever visit. Full of cosmopolitan amenities and down-home charm, this eastern Washington gem nestled in the Palouse, is also home to the flagship campus for Washington State University. The city has repeatedly been recognized as one of Washington’s safest cities, one of America’s safest college towns, and one of the best college-town neighborhoods for adults. Whether you’re looking to go to school or relocating to the area, Pullman offers a diverse community committed to inclusion, sustainability, and a high quality of life. Pullman is a dynamic hub for higher education, research, and culture. Pullman is part of the Knowledge Corridor that connects WSU to the University of Idaho in Moscow eight miles to the east and Spokane, Washington’s second-largest city, 75 miles to the north. Just a short drive away excellent outdoor recreation opportunities are abundant as well including golfing, skiing, hiking, and boating.
Benefits Package
Competitive benefits available, more details at hrs.wsu.edu/benefits.

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Commensurate upon qualifications and experience.

Required Qualifications:

A Bachelor’s degree in a relevant field and four (4) years of progressively responsible experience in a field related to the functional managerial area which has included at least one (1) year of supervisory experience. Any combination of relevant education and experience may be substituted for the educational requirement on a year-for-year basis.

Additional Requirements:

• Two (2) years’ work experience in contract management, contract monitoring, or delivering direct mental health and substance use disorder services.
• Knowledge of state and federal mental health and substance use disorder statutes, rules and regulations.
• Knowledge of Washington States’ community behavioral health system.
• Proficient in Excel, data collection and report development.
• Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
• Must be willing to travel for work duties, both within Washington State and for meetings and trainings that may take place in different locations in the U.S.
• Must be willing to work hours beyond the Monday through Friday normal business hours. This includes evenings and potentially weekend hours for the completion of work duties and responsibilities.
• Must possess, or be able to obtain at time of hire, a valid, unrestricted driver’s license.

Preferred Qualifications:

• Master’ Degree plus three (3) years of experience in working with system redesign, contract development/management, contract monitoring, mental health and substance use disorders, to include leadership, coordination and administration of service delivery systems.
• Knowledge of Recovery Support Services and Supportive Housing Services.
• Ability to work collaboratively with multiple stakeholders including consumers, providers, state and local government officials and legislative staff in development of policies and procedures, WACs and statutes.
• Ability to plan, collaborate, analyze and problem solve with clear goals and objectives regarding system service gaps and policy needs.
• Ability to lead meetings, facilitate work groups and represent division/agency management positions.
• Knowledge and experience in project management, processes, leadership and execution.
• Ability to obtain certification as a Peer Support Counselor, which includes experience with mental health or substance use disorders or chronic health conditions.

Will this position require a background check?:

This position has been designated by the department to require a background check

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Special Instructions to Applicants:

Screening of applications will begin November 13, 2020, and will continue until the position has been filled.
Applicants must attach the following documents to their online application: 1) resume and 2) cover letter. Application materials should clearly communicate how the applicant meets all required qualifications and additional requirements. Applicants are required to include contact information for at least three (3) professional references in the application.

EEO Statement :

WASHINGTON STATE UNIVERSITY IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY/AFFIRMATIVE ACTION EDUCATOR AND EMPLOYER. Members of ethnic minorities, women, special disabled veterans, veterans of the Vietnam-era, recently separated veterans, and other protected veterans, persons of disability and/or persons age 40 and over are encouraged to apply.

WSU employs only U.S. citizens and lawfully authorized non-U.S. citizens. All new employees must show employment eligibility verification as required by the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services.

WSU is committed to providing access and reasonable accommodation in its services, programs, activities, education and employment for individuals with disabilities. To request disability accommodation in the application process, contact Human Resource Services: 509-335-4521(v), Washington State TDD Relay Service: Voice Callers: 1-800-833-6384; TDD Callers: 1-800-833-6388, 509-335-1259(f), or [email protected]

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Posted: 11/10/2020
Application Due: 1/9/2021
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