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NC Child Mental Health Policy Consultant

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Location: Orange
Position Type: Full-time
Closing Date: March 18, 2021
Position Type Permanent Staff (EHRA NF)
Department SW-Research Projects-382000
Working Title NC Child Mental Health Policy Consultant
Appointment Type EHRA Non-Faculty
Position Posting Category Other
Salary Range Dependent Upon Experience
Full Time/Part Time? Full-Time Permanent
Hours per Week 40
Vacancy ID NF0004783
Position ID 20037923
Posting Open Date 03/04/2021
Application Deadline 03/18/2021
Open Until Filled No
Proposed Start Date 05/01/2021
Position Summary The Behavioral Health Springboard (BHS) at the School of Social Work, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill links current research to initiatives in mental health and substance use disorder treatment systems. BHS offers curricula development, technical assistance, program consultation, and face-to-face and online educational programs. Collaboration between the university and the community (local, regional/state, global) is mutually beneficial for the exchange of knowledge and resources in a context of partnership and reciprocity. These exchanges enrich scholarship and research; enhance curriculum, teaching and learning; prepare educated, engaged citizens; strengthen values and civic responsibility; address critical societal issues; and contribute to the public good. Our training resources, products, and experienced staff help organizations design effective service delivery systems and assist with the transitions needed to implement evidenced based practices for improved client outcomes and systems efficiencies.

BHS is seeking a highly skilled, experienced Policy Consultant to provide support to the NC Division of Mental Health, Developmental Disabilities, and Substance Abuse Services (NC DMHDDSAS)’s Child Mental Health Team. This role involves collaboration with multiple stakeholders including NC divisions and departments, Local Management Entity-Managed Care Organizations (LMEMCO), provider associations, providers, and family advocacy organizations. The Policy Consultant will serve as lead project manager on a number of time-limited initiatives, translate ideas and plans into digestible presentation material, and apply research tools and policy formulation skills to new and revised NC initiatives. Although this position will be home-based, frequent (weekly) trips Raleigh* and regular travel throughout the state is expected. The Policy Consultant will work with Ms. Tara Bohley, of BHS, and under the direction of the NC DMHDDSAS Child Team Lead, Eric Harbour.
*This position will be entirely home-based until COVID-19 restrictions on state employees are changed by the Governor.

Educational Requirements -Master’s degree in social work, human services, public administration, psychology, public health, public policy, or related field
-The position requires 8 years of progressively responsible program development and/or project management experience using implementation science frameworks. Experience to include program administration, budget management, monitoring and evaluation, team facilitation and reporting
-Experience writing grants and proposals, executive summaries; framing problem statements
Qualifications and Experience Preferred Experience
-Experience drafting public policy
-Licensed as a NC mental health professional
-Experience as a clinician within the NC public child mental health system
-Experience using implementation science tools and strategies to support adaptation of innovations
-Experience in using social media and other electronic communications for public service messaging
Equal Opportunity Employer The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, disability, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or status as a protected veteran.