Maine Department of Health and Human Services
Direct Hire Vacancy Announcement
Social Services Program Specialist II
Intervention Specialist - 3 positions
CODE: 5093 RANGE: 25 (Supervisory Services) $41,600.00 - $56,929.60/yr.
Value of State-paid Health & Dental Insurance: $341.08 biweekly (90% State Contribution)
Value of State's share of employee's retirement: 11.54% of pay.
Opening Date: August 2, 2012
|| Kris Albert
August 16, 2012
|Location: Lewiston, Bangor and Portland|
The Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) provides supportive, preventive, protective, public health and intervention services which protect the public health and assist our customers and caregivers in meeting their needs; and that assist families in providing for the developmental, health and safety needs of their children. DHHS strives to provide these programs and services while respecting the rights and preferences of individuals and families. The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Office is responsible for providing leadership and active partnership in Maine's comprehensive system of support to communities and individuals with substance use and mental health conditions across the prevention, intervention, treatment and recovery system across the lifespan. One position based in the following locations: Lewiston, Bangor and Portland
As an Intervention Specialist, you will provide oversight of a regional, forensic intensive case management team including intervention services, contract monitoring and technical assistance. You will assure service continuity and fidelity through supervision of the regional intensive case management team and collaboration with community providers specific to contract execution and service delivery. You will plan, organize, assign, direct and monitor the work of intensive case managers to ensure established quality state-wide service standards are effective and maintained. You will review, examine and evaluate program goals, objectives, plans, information and service related materials to identify issues and enhance service provision through proactive solution implementation for an effective statewide program. You will develop and recommend new and revised laws, rules, regulations, policies and procedures in order to improve program performance. You will design, organize, and implement training and orientation programs to ensure effective conveyance of information. You will supervise staff and report on staff performance in order to ensure overall conformity to established program policies and quality standards.
In order to qualify, you must have an eight (8) year combination of education and/or professional experience in mental health or a related human services field. Preference will be given to those candidates with a MasterÔ€™s Degree in Social Work, Psychology, Special Education, or a related field. Preference will also be given to those candidates with independent licensure (LCSW, LCPC, LCSW-CC or LCPC/C) and knowledge and experience of adults experiencing mental illness within forensic settings or in the community.
In order to properly evaluate your experience, you must respond to the following performance areas on a separate sheet of paper:
1. Please describe your experience with forensic services and populations.
2. Please describe your experience in an adult mental health and/or social service programs requiring planning, evaluation and collaboration with state, public and/or private agencies.
3. Please summarize your experience supervising employees. You should include information about the number of job titles of employees you supervised and dates of supervision, and whether this experience included interview and selection, performance management, and employee discipline.
4. Please describe your leadership attributes including: coaching and mentoring, team-building, delegation, holding self and others accountable, and effective decision-making and professional integrity.
5. Describe your experience in developing, recommending, and implementing program policies, procedures, goals and objectives.
Application and Information
For additional information about this position please contact Kris Albert, Personnel Officer at (207)287-1871 or by e-mail at email@example.com. To apply, please forward a State of Maine application form, current resume and cover letter addressing the five competencies above to the following address post-marked on or prior to the closing date:
Department of Health and Human Services
Personnel Division Attn: K Albert
#11 State House Station
Augusta, ME 04333-0011
Applications are available at www.maine.gov/dhhs/jobs .
The Department of Health and Human Services is
an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer.
We provide reasonable
accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities upon request.