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Healthy Transitions Project Specialist

Job description

Employment Type: Full-time
Posted data: 2021-03-30
Req: R-790


107J-YN - Program Specialist 3

Business Title:

Healthy Transitions Project Specialist


Employee Type:


Job Family:

Civil Service - OT Eligible

Position Details:

Summary of Duties:

This position participates in the development of the Healthy Transitions Project (HTP), supports the Youth and Family Leads, and directs the development of Transition Age Youth (TAY) policies and services for Division of Behavioral Health Recovery (DBHR). The work location for this position is Olympia, WA. This position will report to the DBHR representative and section supervisor.

The Healthy Transitions Project Specialist position provides leadership in the areas of youth and family engagement and support. Acts as a liaison among/between Health Care Authority headquarters staff, behavioral health administrators throughout the system, and youth and families. Works directly with youth, family and system partner leaders to promote collaboration and enhanced integrated strategies for HTP and system change grounded in System of Care (SOC) values and principles. Provides leadership and supports the work of DBHR to create collaboration between Managed Care Organizations (MCOs), service providers, state and local jurisdictions and family and youth organizations to assure equal participation and partnership in all areas.

Under the direction of the Health Care Authority (HCA), Division of Behavioral Health and Recovery (DBHR) designee, the Healthy Transitions Project Specialist position works, as part of the Child, Youth and Family Behavioral Health Unit. The position provides formal and informal leadership, education and decision making to enhance a family led and youth driven system based on System of Care values and principles with the intended benefit of improved outcomes for youth and families receiving services through DBHR and other child serving systems.

This position will work in collaboration with other peers in the workplace; with opportunity for additional mentoring and support as needed.

The Program Specialist 3 will report to the HCA/DBHR representative and section supervisor.

Required Qualifications:

  • A Bachelor’s degree and two years of experience including planning, policy analysis, coordination and consultation with a variety of public and private agencies, organizations, and/or levels of government OR equivalent education/experience.

Additional Requirements:

  • Experience with or within behavioral health services programs.

  • Experience with or within child serving system programs.

  • An individual that possesses vision and drive to improve services and supports for transition age youth with strong communication skills and a demonstrated ability to network with multiple systems and diverse interest groups for goal-oriented, positive change.

  • Ability to work occasional evening or weekend to facilitate or attend TAY events.

  • Must possess, or be able to obtain at time of hire, a valid, unrestricted driver’s license.

Additional Information:

Additional Job Description


Edward R. Murrow College of Communication

Department Name:

Murrow College of Communication and Health Care Authority


The work location for this position is Olympia, WA 98501

Department Link:

murrow.wsu.edu and hca.wa.gov

Monthly Salary:






Screening Begin Date:

April 19, 2021

Background Check:

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

Instructions to Applicants:

Applicants must attach the following documents to their online application: 1) resume 2) a cover letter and 3) contact information for professional references. Application materials should clearly communicate how the applicant meets all required qualifications and additional requirements.

Required Documents:

  • Resume

  • Cover Letter

Time Type:

Full time

Position Term:

12 Month

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 veteran, 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 hrs@wsu.edu.




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Job No:
Posted: 3/31/2021
Application Due: 6/29/2021
Work Type: Full Time