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Child Health Program Officer – Center for Heath Care Strategies in NJ

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CHCS is seeking a dynamic and highly-organized individual to serve as a Program Officer in the organization’s Child Health group. The position will work closely with the Director of Child Health to carry out initiatives that improve the outcomes of care for children with complex health and behavioral health needs, many of whom are involved in multiple public systems. This position has a particular focus on children receiving publicly-financed health, mental health, child welfare, and early childhood services. The ideal candidate will have a strong knowledge of and experience with the integration of physical and behavioral health, and preferably, some experience with early childhood services and a working knowledge of Medicaid financing of children’s services. This mid-level, full-time position is based in the CHCS office, near Princeton, NJ, with occasional national travel required.

Responsibilities

  • Work within a team to contribute to the development and execution of initiatives in the area of children’s health, child and adolescent behavioral health, and early childhood services;
  • Provide technical assistance to state and local agencies, health plans and other key stakeholders regarding the topical areas listed above through individual consultation, policy briefs and presentations;
  • Contribute to the planning and execution of face-to-face meetings, teleconferences, and webinars for project participants; and
  • Contribute to funder reports highlighting project activities and impacts.


Requirements

  • Master’s degree in public administration, public health, behavioral health, or social services related field;
  • 5-7 years of related work experience in local, state, or federal health/human service agencies;
  • Strong interest in improving children’s health-related policy and practice;
  • Ability to manage numerous project activities and interface with multiple partners, including state and federal agencies, consultants, funders, and technical assistance providers;
  • Strong project management skills – organized, keen attention to detail, and ability to work both independently and in teams; and
  • Ability to write clear and effective materials for a wide range of audiences.


Physical Requirements/Working Conditions:

  • Occasional lifting up to 10 – 25 lbs.
  • Must be able to work in a climate controlled, office environment.
  • Vision must be good or corrected to normal to perform normal job duties.
  • Hearing must be good or corrected to normal to have the ability to understand information to perform job duties.
  • Ability to read and write in English in order to process paperwork and follow up on any actions necessary.
  • Sitting for extended periods of time.
  • Manual dexterity needed for keyboarding and other repetitive tasks.


Salary and Compensation

Salary is commensurate with experience; the benefit package is highly competitive.

To Apply

Interested candidates should submit a cover letter with salary requirements, resume, and at least two writing samples to demonstrate content knowledge and project-management skills. These should be sent to jobs@chcs.org. No telephone inquiries.