Program Administrator I

  • Full Time
  • Salt Lake County, UT
  • $27.96 - $37.00 an hour USD / Year
  • Salary: $27.96 - $37.00 an hour

State of Utah

$27.96 – $37.00 an hour

Job Type

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On-site gym

Job Description
The Office of Substance Use and Mental Health (OSUMH) is seeking a Program Administrator 1 to oversee children and youth mental health programs and initiatives. This role will focus on supporting and developing mental health and substance use initiatives within the office and across the statewide public mental health and substance use system. Initiatives may include, evidence based practice, quality improvement, access of mental health and substance use across the service continuum, and coordination with public and private partners to advance mental health and substance use services for children, youth and their families.

Generally, the best qualified individuals for this job will have previous experience with the community mental health systems or preferred Licensure/Certification, to include Social Worker, Clinical Mental Health Counselor, or Marriage and Family Therapist).

Note: as of July 1, 2021, State of Utah Employees must either reside in Utah or be in the process of relocating to within 30 days of their start date.

Why work for the Utah Department of Health and Human Services? In addition to the rich benefits the State of Utah offers, the department offers:

On-site fitness center, for a minimal membership fee
– UTA Eco Pass, at a discounted monthly rate
– Teleworking opportunities
– On-site day care center at the Cannon Health Building with First Steps Day Care – contact for rates and availability, 801-538-6996
– For more information on the Utah Department of Health and Human Services, please click here .

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Example of Duties
– Manages multiple statewide or agency wide program(s). Determines program goals through – Results Based Accountability Measures and objectives and/or chairs committees established to support the program.
– Coordinates program activities, services, and/or program implementation with other governmental entities (including local government), community based mental health and substance use providers, private providers and stakeholders, individuals receiving and seeking services and resources.
– Monitors, oversees, and evaluates operations, programs, processes, and/or practices for quality and effectiveness; makes recommendations for quality improvement.
– Creates programming to strengthen possible gaps and service needs for children, youth, and their families. This may include improving access and quality of care for individuals seeking services with the mental health and substance use service continuum.
Provides technical assistance related to best practices for mental health and substance use services.

Typical Qualifications
– Has previous experience with the community mental health system.
– Has licensure/certification in Social Work, Clinical Mental Health Counseling, Marriage and Family Therapy, or other fields related to behavioral health, public health and/or public administration.
– Has experience in program development and implementation including developing and/or implementing new policies/procedures/standards and/or rules/regulations.
– Has the ability to manage multiple tasks and projects simultaneously.
– Has experience in facilitating cross-agency collaboration.
– Demonstrates strong professional writing and communication skills.
– Has ability to communicate information and ideas clearly, and concisely, in writing; read and understand information presented in writing.
– Is able to write, analyze and complete contracts with partnering agencies.
– Is adept at interacting professionally with all levels of management, and dealing with people in a manner which shows sensitivity, tact, and professionalism.
– Is well-versed in evidence-based practices and mental health and substance use services for youth and/or adults.
– Experience in community or system assessment, planning, implementing change, and evaluation.
– Is self motivated with the ability to set goals and complete tasks within a telework environment other necessary requirements

Supplemental Information
Licensure is required when job duties are within the scope of practice as defined in UCA 58-60: Mental Health Professional Practice Act. Divisions, offices and institutions are responsible for determining which positions require a license, depending on the area of assignment.
Risks found in the typical office setting, which is adequately lighted, heated and ventilated, e.g., safe use of office equipment, avoiding trips and falls, observing fire regulations, etc.

Typically, the employee may sit comfortably to perform the work; however, there may be some walking; standing; bending; carrying light items; driving an automobile, etc. Special physical demands are not required to perform the work.

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