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Washington State DSHS BHA Workforce Development Manager in McNeil Island, Washington

Description The Department of Social and Health Services is currently seeking a seasoned leader with expertise and clinical experience to develop, implement and oversee a statewide workforce development program that promotes excellence in adult forensic mental health services. These include, but may not be limited to, forensic evaluations, competency restoration treatment services, forensic risk assessment and sex offense treatment for clients as well as discharge planning services. This is a position within the Behavioral Health Administration's Special Commitment Center (SCC) that will have an impact on the full range of data on behalf of the facility as well as statewide efforts to ensure vocational training and education for residents. The Special Commitment Center Workforce Development Manager will have the opportunity to be at the forefront of the creation of workforce development and oversees statewide workforce development for Special Commitment Center clients within the Special Commitment Center Total Confinement Facility and those on conditional release. This is an excellent career opportunity for someone who can quickly establish consistency and credibility while producing tangible results and outcomes within tight time frames as well as providing oversight in strategic planning driven by data results. Building and maintaining this training and job opportunities for residents will require successful and beneficial interaction and collaboration with multiple stakeholders and clinicians. This will require tenacity and perseverance tempered by humility, highly refined interpersonal skills, and the ability to effectively influence others. You will be responsible for a workforce development program, including training curriculums, a training delivery plan, and a comprehensive quality assurance and performance improvement program. The Administrator will be working with Special Commitment Center staff and supervisors, stakeholders, and others to determine training needs and to develop a training delivery system that utilizes current best practices in forensic mental health services. The incumbent will also provide oversight and quality assurance to the data team. Outcomes of the position include meeting legislative expectations and court decision requirements, developing and maintaining uniform service and quality standards for employment and in data analysis by the facility, and ensuring continuous quality improvement in the provision of workforce development opportunities for residents across the state in conditional settings. As well as providing the Special Commitment Center Chief Executive Officer and Director for Statewide Policy Development and Procedures related to workforce development, particularly those that affect Special Commitment Center clients. Some of What You Will Do * Develop and implement a residential discharge planning Workforce Development. * Participate in statewide efforts to build, plan and stabilize the release of clients from the Special Commitment Center by working on employment and vocational skill development in counties that are underserved by Sex Offense Treatment Providers and supportive services for residents. * Lead the development of resources and funding streams that support individuals releasing using data analysis results. * Oversee reporting and publications for Special Commitment Center publications intended for statewide distribution for building awareness and interest in conditional release safeguards and community support for residents. * Research other state's sex offender treatment provider/social worker training programs; integrate best practices for training recommendations into the curricula and program. * Define the competencies that clients will gain by taking training and participating in vocational experience and training while in a total confinement facility. * Provide oversight and transparency inaccurate data reporting on behalf of program-wide data. * Supervise and work closely with the Forensic Services Quality Manager to ensure that meaningful information and data are provided about the quality of program services and the effectiveness of the workforce development program. Required Education, Experience, and Competencies * Bachelor’s Degree with 3-5 years relevant experience. * Experience working with Workforce Development professionals (Workforce Development Council, WorkSource Centers) * Experience working with and coordinating with stakeholders, Tribes, local partners, and other state agencies (DVR, LNI, ESA programs). * Experience in grant writing * Ability to collaborate and create persuasive presentations to decision-makers within state organizations workforce professional, school/colleges, and Tribes. * Skills and Abilities* * Substantive and hands-on experience with workforce training programs such as training system development and curriculum development. * Proven experience planning and managing complex projects through all phases from initial planning through implementation and evaluation. * Demonstrated skills in facilitating groups. * Proven ability to work effectively with stakeholders such as community agencies, advocacy groups, and the judicial system. * Ability to learn and use computer programs to produce reports, documents, and presentations. * Knowledge of Economic Services Administration programs (WorkFirst, BFET, etc.) and other state, community-based or private training and supports programs. * Understanding of the WDC and WorkSource structure, LTC caregiving training requirements, and care settings. To Apply--Simply fill out our application and attach your resume and cover letter. If you have questions about job number 05925, contact Anu Rao at (360) 972-6206 or via email at raoa@dshs.wa.gov. 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 in any area of employment, its program 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. E-Verify® is a registered trademark of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security Salary: $50,516.00 - $111,060.00 Annually Location: Pierce County - McNeil Island, WA Job Type: Full Time - Permanent Department: Dept. of Social and Health Services Job Number: 2021-05925 Closing: 6/20/2021 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

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