Washington State DSHS Social and Health Program Consultant 2 in Washington


Economic Services Administration (ESA), Division of Program Integrity (DPI) is looking for a Social & Health Program Consultant 2. This job will be located in one of the following locations: the Olympia, Lakewood, or Seattle office.

Some of what you'll do:

  • Independently manage, monitor, and train to the service delivery of the department's assistance programs as they relate to statewide Program Integrity initiatives
  • Work with the Program Manager and SHPC3 to identify requirements, forecasting, designing, and developing of specialized program assessments and evaluations
  • Independently examine and assess audits completed by Quality Assurance auditors; as well as Medical Program eligibility decisions made by Financial Service Specialists, Health Care Authority Staff and Social Worker staff in ESA, Aging and Long Term Support Service (ALTSA), Disability Determination Administration (DDA) and Health Care Authority(HCA)
  • Monitor and track audits completed on participants eligibility and participation in program actions
  • Prepare written reports to various stakeholders, both internal and external
  • Review, assess, and train to program policies and procedures created by policy analysts and utilized by the financial staff who authorize benefits through public assistance programs
  • Advise resolution for complex problems and issues related to interpretation and review of Washington Administrative Codes and Revised Codes of Washington
  • Monitor, audit, and develop plans for service delivery
  • Assist in providing statewide training to staff and community service providers to enhance accurate delivery of services
  • Establish program accuracy through research, analysis, and interpretation of state and federal regulations, planning, and procedural development
  • Prepares and presents the department's position during dispute resolution on cases brought before stakeholders

What we are looking for

  • Ability to work with ESA systems, such as: Barcode, ACES, ACES Online, ACES 3G, HealthPlanFinder, Provider One and MS Suite
  • Experience auditing DSHS programs, research, and rule interpretation
  • Experience communicating to and working with executive management and federal and state stakeholders
  • Ability to research, analyze, and interpret state and federal DSHS regulations and legislation
  • Ability to identify error trends
  • Experience assessing eligibility determination
  • Experience in project planning and development
  • Ability to self-motivate
  • Critical thinking skills and the ability to synthesize and present information and ideas
  • Communicate both orally and in writing with executive management, financial staff, social workers, stakeholders, and advocates
  • Experience acting as the liaison between staff, field staff, and financial vendors

Who should apply? Professionals who meet one of the following criteria:

  • One year of experience as a Social and Health Program Consultant 1 OR
  • A Master's degree or higher in social work, a health or social science, public administration or a related field and two years of professional experience in planning, administering, developing or delivering social or financial services programs OR
  • A Bachelor's degree in social work, a health or social science, public administration or a related field and three years of professional experience in planning, administering, developing or delivering social or financial services programs.

NOTE: Experience as a WorkFirst Program Specialist or Financial Services Specialist 3 may substitute, year-for-year, for the required education.

To Apply: In addition to the application and supplemental questions, please submit the following items:

  • Cover letter, not to exceed 1 page, addressing how your education and experience have prepared you for this position
  • Resume
  • Three professional references

Questions regarding this job? Please email Crystal Boling or call 360-664-8912 and reference 08541.

Questions regarding the application process? Please contact Chris Williams and reference 08541. Supplemental Information

Prior 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 & Health Services is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate 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.

Salary: $3,985.00 - $5,229.00 Monthly

Location: Multiple Locations - Western Washington, WA

Job Type: Full Time - Permanent

Department: Dept. of Social and Health Services

Job Number: 2017-08541

Closing: 10/22/2017 11:59 PM Pacific

Agency: State of Washington

Address: View Job Posting for Agency Information View Job Posting for Location, Washington, 98504.

Phone: View Posting for Agency Contact

Website: http://www.careers.wa.gov