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Title:  Children's Mental Health Care Manager - Limited Service

Application Deadline Date:  02/02/2023
Req ID:  46128
Department:  Mental Health

Waterbury, VT, US

Position Type:  Limited Service
Schedule Type:  Full Time
Hourly Rate:  $28.02


Is direct practice work stressing you out?
Are you still committed to supporting children and families with acute mental health needs, but looking for an option a little away from direct service?
Do you want to work on a different level to have an impact on the broader System of Care?
Do you want to work with an incredible committed, supportive and fun team of professionals?


Then maybe the Children's Care Management Team at DMH is the place for you!!!


This position provides care management activities related to oversight of the mental health Home & Community Based Services (HCBS) statewide Medicaid program, including implementation of conflict free case management and HCBS assurances. Review applications for and authorize Medicaid funding of Home & Community Based Services (HCBS) for children and youth.  The management of HCBS includes clinical eligibility determination, authorization of Medicaid funding, initial and continued utilization review of service plans, and technical assistance with the DA/SSAs in providing effective community-based programming. Work with community providers and provide consultation around complex situations and how to effectively wrap children/youth with acute mental health needs. Provide training for providers on HCBS regulations, clinical eligibility determination, measurement and reporting.  Development and/or revisions of provider manual and guidelines to align with HCBS regulations.  Participate in regular quality oversight and improvement efforts in the community-based mental health system.  Participation on State level workgroups to address gaps in the System of Care.

Who May Apply

This position, Children's Mental Health Care Manager - Limited Service (Job Requisition #46128), is open to all State employees and external applicants. It is a Limited Service position, which is non-tenured and authorized for a specific period of time. Limited Service positions are established for specially funded projects or programs. 
If you would like more information about the duration of this position or other details, please contact
Please note that multiple positions in the same work location may be filled from this job posting.
Resumes will not be accepted via e-mail.  You must apply online to be considered.


AHS BACKGROUND CHECKS:  Candidates must pass any level of background investigation applicable to the position.  In accordance with AHS Policy 4.02, Hiring Standards, Vermont and/or national criminal record checks, as well as DMV and adult and child abuse registry checks, as appropriate to the position under recruitment, will be conducted on candidates, with the exception of those who are current classified state employees seeking transfer, promotion or demotion into an AHS classified position or are persons exercising re-employment (RIF) rights.

Environmental Factors

Duties are performed primarily in a standard office setting. Interaction with government staff, representatives of other human service organizations, and families and consumers is frequent and may involve conflict and strong feelings. Tact and diplomacy are needed. Frequent travel may be necessary for which private means of transportation should be available. Some evening and weekend work and some out-of-state travel may be required.

Minimum Qualifications

Master's degree or higher in social work, psychology, counseling, education, or a closely related field AND three (3) years or more of experience at an administrative or supervisory level of responsibility, including programs which provide direct services to children or adolescents with behavioral health needs.

Preferred Qualifications

Licensure in a mental health or related clinical field.

Special Requirements

Must have experience with ACT 264, the Coordinated Service Planning process, and Vermont's system of care.

Total Compensation

As a State employee you are offered a great career opportunity, but it's more than a paycheck. The State's total compensation package features an outstanding set of employee benefits that are worth about 30% of your total compensation, including:
  • 80% State paid medical premium
  • Dental Plan at no cost for employees and their families
  • Flexible Spending healthcare and childcare reimbursement accounts
  • Two ways to save for your retirement: A State defined benefit pension plan and a deferred compensation 457(b) plan
  • Work/Life balance: 11 paid holidays each year and a generous leave plan; many jobs also allow for a flexible schedule
  • Low cost group life insurance
  • Tuition Reimbursement
  • Incentive-based Wellness Program
  • Qualified Employer for Public Service Student Loan Forgiveness Program
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Equal Opportunity Employer

The State of Vermont celebrates diversity, and is committed to providing an environment of mutual respect and meaningful inclusion that represents a variety of backgrounds, perspectives, and skills. The State does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion or belief, national, social or ethnic origin, sex (including pregnancy), age, physical, mental or sensory disability, HIV Status, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, marital, civil union or domestic partnership status, past or present military service, membership in an employee organization, family medical history or genetic information, or family or parental status. The State’s employment decisions are merit-based. Retaliatory adverse employment actions by the State are forbidden.

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