DSHS DDA Social and Health Program Consultant

Employer: State of Washington
Posted: 30-06-2020

Job Detail

Category: Consultant
Location: Olympia, WA

Job Description

Join us in Transforming Lives! The Developmental Disabilities Administration (DDA) has an opportunity for a Social and Health Program Consultant 4 working out of the Headquarters office located in Lacey, WA.

In this role, you will have responsibility for statewide DDA program development, implementation and monitoring of Overnight Planned Respite, and Emergency and Planned Short-Term stays at a Residential Habilitation Center.

Some of what you'll do

  • Manage incoming daily requests for Overnight Planned Respite Services, planned and emergent Short-Term Stays at the RHC's
  • Review submitted requests for completeness and determine eligibility
  • Facilitate statewide respite review committee on a weekly basis
  • Manage respite SharePoint contents
  • Initiate and maintain contract development for overnight planned respite providers
  • Monitor implementation of services to ensure contract compliance

What we're looking for:

  • Excellent communication skills
  • Project management experience
  • Delivery of complex issues in plain talk
  • Ability to approach work with a sense of urgency and excellent time management skills to meet deadlines
  • Demonstrated ability to effectively build relationships and a collaborative approach to problem solving
  • Training experience

Who should apply?

Professionals with one year of experience as a Social and Health Program Consultant 3

Or

two years of experience as a Social and Health Program Consultant 2

Or

bachelor's degree in social work, a health or social science, public administration or a related field and five years of professional experience in planning, administering, or delivering social services including experience with investigation, regulatory or quality assurance systems.

Or

master's degree in social work, a health or social science, public administration or a related field and four years of professional experience in planning, administering, or delivering social services including experience with investigation, regulatory or quality assurance systems.

Questions? Please contact Patti.Palmer@dshs.wa.gov or at business line 360-725-5810 and reference 04232Prior to a new hire, a background check including criminal record history may be conducted. Information from the background check will not necessarily preclude employment but will be considered in determining the applicant's suitability and competence to perform in the job. This announcement may be used to fill multiple vacancies. Employees driving on state business must have a valid driver's license. Employees driving a privately owned vehicle on state business must have liability insurance on the privately owned vehicle

Washington State Department of Social and Health Services is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate in any area of employment, its programs or services on the basis of age, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity/expression, marital status, race, creed, color, national origin, religion or beliefs, political affiliation, military status, honorably discharged veteran, Vietnam Era, recently separated or other protected veteran status, the presence of any sensory, mental, physical disability or the use of a trained dog guide or service animal by a person with a disability, equal pay or genetic information. Persons requiring accommodation in the application process or this job announcement in an alternative format may contact the Recruiter at (360) 725-5810. Applicants who are deaf or hard of hearing may call through Washington Relay Service by dialing 7-1-1 or 1-800-833-6384.

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