Operationalizing Peer Support Manager

Employer
Washington State University
Location
Pullman, WA

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Employment Type
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Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Job Details

Employment Type: Full-time
Posted data: 2021-10-01
Req: R-2837

Title:

1138-NN - Coordinator

Business Title:

Operationalizing Peer Support Manager

Location:

Employee Type:

Admin. Professional (+) (Fixed Term)

Job Family:

Administrative Professional - Not OT Eligible

Position Details:

COVID-19 Vaccine Information:

In accordance with Washington State Governor’s Proclamation 21-14.1, as a condition of employment, all WSU employees must be fully vaccinated or have an approved medical/religious accommodation no later than October 18, 2021. People are considered fully vaccinated two weeks after receiving their last shot in a vaccine series. Vaccine or an approved accommodation for new employees will be verified no later than October 18, 2021. If the effective date of appointment is October 18, 2021 or later vaccine or approved accommodation status will be verified prior to first day of employment. Please reach out to Human Resource Services (HRS) at hrs@wsu.edu or 509-335-4521 if you have questions regarding this.

Summary of Duties:

The position works as the Program Manager for the Operationalizing Peer Support Program. The Operationalizing Peer Support program provides technical assistance and training to agencies and organizations that are currently providing or will be adding peer support services to their book of business. This position manages both the budget and the contracts associated with this program. This position will provide guidance in the continued implementation of Peer Services in Washington State in collaboration with Health Care Authority HCA/DBHR leadership. This position is responsible for the training development, administrating, managing and providing oversight for the Operationalizing Peer Support Program. This position provides supports to agencies and organizations by facilitating webinars, in-person meetings, in-person and virtual trainings, and through program developed communication materials.

This position is located in Olympia, WA.


Required Qualifications:

A Bachelor’s degree in a field relevant to area of specialization and three (3) years of experience directly related to the specialty area. Any combination of relevant education and experience may be substituted for the educational requirement on a year-for-year basis.

Additional Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited College/University in Psychology, Sociology, Social Work or a Related Human Service or Rehabilitation Services course of study AND four (4) years of experience working working at a licensed community behavioral health agency with specific duties related to peer services for individuals with behavioral health services – OR – five (5) years of experience working working at a licensed community behavioral health agency with specific duties related to behavioral health services, working as a certified peer counselor or supervising peer counselors, and/or managed behavioral healthcare.

  • Knowledge of Washington State’s community behavioral health system.

  • Knowledge of federal and state behavioral health statutes, rules and regulations including Medicaid regulations and state plan service modalities.

  • Knowledge of licensing requirements and Washington Administrative Codes for community behavioral health agencies to provide Medicaid reimbursable peer services.

  • Knowledge of behavioral health managed care principles and contract issues, access, medical necessity, resource management, quality improvement, cultural competency, and provider contracting including priorities and rules related to federal funding.

  • Must be willing to travel for work duties. Both within Washington State and for meeting and trainings that may take place in different locations in the U.S.

  • Possession of or ability to obtain by time of hire, a valid driver’s license.

  • Must be willing to work hours beyond the Monday through Friday normal business hours. This could be evenings and potentially weekend hours for the completion of work duties and responsibilities.

  • Understanding the best practices for supervision of Certified Peer Counselors.

  • Advance knowledge of the peer services, peer certification and training programs, and Medicaid reimbursable peer service agency licensure.


Preferred Qualifications:

  • Supervisory experience with peer counselors.

  • Knowledge and experience in project management.

  • Experience in providing training and technical assistance.

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills including the ability to develop and conduct presentations for diverse audiences.

  • Firm knowledge of the local, state and federal resources.

  • Strong oral and written communication skills.

  • Strong computer skills in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook).

  • A proven ability to work with and a commitment to the right and ability of each person with a disability such as mental illness to live in normal community residences; work in market jobs; and have access to helpful, supportive, adequate, competent and continuous supports and services.

  • Proven ability to develop supportive trusting relationships with individuals with severe and persistent behavioral health challenges and respect for client’s rights and personal preferences in treatment.

  • Personal commitment to the Recovery Model of Care.

  • Experience working with Peer Counselors in a clinical setting.

  • Experience working in integrated clinical team settings.

  • Experience of federal, state laws, rules and procedures that govern supportive housing initiatives.

  • Ability to obtain certification as a Certified Peer Counselor within 6 months, which included experience with mental health and/or substance use disorder.

Additional Information:

Monthly Salary: Commensurate with qualification and experience.
FTE: 100%

Position Term in months: 12

City, State, Zip: Olympia, WA 98501
Permanent/Temporary: This is a temporary position due to end on June 30, 2023. Renewal is dependent on if additional grant funding is secured to extend employment.

Area/College: Edward R. Murrow College of Communication
Department Name: Murrow College of Communication and Health Care Authority
Department Link: murrow.wsu.edu and hca.wa.gov

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


Screening Begin Date: This recruitment will remain open until filled. Screening of applications will begin on Thursday, October 21, 2021.
Application Instructions: Applicants must attach the following documents to their online application: 1) resume and 2) cover letter. Applicants are required to include contact information for professional references within the application. Application materials should clearly communicate how the applicant meets all required qualifications and additional requirements.
Required Documents:

1) Resume
2) Cover letter

Time Type:

Full time

Position Term:

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.

Organization

Working at Washington State University

Founded as the people’s university, WSU embraces its land-grant heritage, seeking to transform lives through education, research, and community engagement and service. The University has been delivering life-changing knowledge and discoveries to the state, region, nation, and the world for nearly 130 years. WSU enjoys productive partnerships with major industries in the state, including agribusiness, aerospace, health care, software, technology, and construction. The colleges at WSU Health Sciences Spokane have formed robust partnerships across the state of Washington, both with large medical centers and hospitals, as well as a variety of rural and community hospitals and clinics.

WSU is Washington’s land-grant university with campuses located statewide in Everett, Pullman, Spokane, Tri-Cities, Vancouver, and online through the Global Campus. WSU also has research centers located throughout the state and extension offices in every county. Learn about WSU’s statewide reach.

WSU employees promote academic excellence and innovative research with nationally recognized academic programs, renowned professors, students who make a difference, and vibrant communities.

WSU offers staff and faculty a comprehensive benefits package as well as professional development and a host of work/life quality programs. Explore WSU’s benefits.

Review the application instructions for instructions and tips on using the WSU Jobs site and applying for jobs at WSU.

WSU is Washington’s land-grant university with campuses located statewide in Everett, Pullman, Spokane, Tri-Cities, Vancouver, and online through the Global Campus. WSU also has research centers located throughout the state and extension offices in every county. Learn about WSU’s statewide reach.

WSU employees promote academic excellence and innovative research with nationally recognized academic programs, renowned professors, students who make a difference, and vibrant communities.

WSU offers staff and faculty a comprehensive benefits package as well as professional development and a host of work/life quality programs. Explore WSU’s benefits.

Review the application instructions for instructions and tips on using the WSU Jobs site and applying for jobs at WSU.

Diversity Profile: Washington State University

As a land-grant institution, diversity, equity, and inclusion serve as core values and beliefs of Washington State University (WSU). At the university, college, or department level, WSU is committed to fostering open, proactive dialogue to create a more inclusive culture at all its locations including the five physical campuses and its online Global Campus, as well as its 39 Extension offices, four research centers, and 25 small business development centers.

Core Belief

WSU is committed to achieving an ethical and socially just society for all. Instituting social change on a large scale begins at home with system-level policies that actively promote equity. The University is committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion throughout every aspect of its statewide system. We strive to create a climate that enables underrepresented students, faculty, and staff to thrive in communities that foster a sense of belonging in a culture of inclusion. The ultimate goal? Creation of institutional culture in which inclusion and equity are the norms, a model that helps move the world toward a place in which all people are treated with dignity and respect.

Core Value

Equity, diversity, inclusion, and belonging. Promotion of an ethical and socially just society through an intentional commitment to equity, diversity, and inclusion.

WSU’s core ideology can be found in its System Strategic Plan. 

WSU’s Student Body

WSU's student body statewide is ethnically diverse: 31 percent of our students are underrepresented minorities, and first-generation students represent nearly 33 percent of the total enrollment. About 15 percent of WSU students hail from outside the state of Washington and about 7 percent are international students. System-wide enrollment reached a record 31,607 students in fall 2019.

Associate Vice Provost for Inclusive Excellence Recently Announced

Dr. Lisa Guerrero was recently named associate vice provost for inclusive excellence. Guerrero has been an active advocate for diversity and inclusion since joining the WSU faculty in 2004. She is currently a professor of Comparative Ethnic Studies in WSU’s School of Languages, Cultures, and Race. She will maintain her faculty position, while serving as associate vice provost in a half-time appointment.

Dr. Guerrero will provide leadership to academic affairs in implementing WSU’s commitment to equity, diversity, and inclusion. She will help to identify and implement best practices and evidence-based approaches in faculty hiring, tenure and promotion, research support, faculty retention, teaching and mentoring, and curriculum planning. One of her first areas of responsibility will be to oversee the Racism and Social Inequality in the Americas faculty cluster hire program for Fall 2021.

Representative Affinity Groups

Representative affinity groups within the Washington State University system include the following:

WSU Resources and Offices

WSU Human Resource Services supports a climate of integrity and equity that actively reflects open, respectful dialog. Additional resources are available on the Human Resource Services website.

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