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Title:  Pediatric Mental Health Care Access Program Manager - Part Time - Limited Service

Application Deadline Date:  10/03/2022
Req ID:  40325
Department:  Mental Health

Waterbury, VT, US

Position Type:  Limited Service
Schedule Type:  Part-Time
Hourly Rate:  $28.02


The Department of Mental Health is seeking a limited-service half-time program manager for a 5-year federal award from the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) entitled "Pediatric Mental Health Care Access - New Area Expansion." Award period is through 9/29/2026.  Pediatric Mental Health Care Access (PMHCA) programs promote mental health integration into pediatric primary care by supporting pediatric mental health care telehealth access programs which provide tele-consultation, training, technical assistance, and care coordination for primary care providers to diagnose, treat, and refer children with mental health conditions. The Vermont Pediatric Mental Health Care Access (PMHCA) project supports the state's efforts to deliver timely and high-quality mental health care to youth within the primary care setting. This is an exciting opportunity to oversee a federally funded project that will engage partners across state government, university, and health care providers, and coordinate at the national level with similar projects.

Who May Apply

This position, Pediatric Mental Health Care Access Program Manager - Part Time - Limited Service (Job Requisition #40325), 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. 
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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 in public health, social services, or behavioral health services or similar field AND five (5) years at a professional level in a health-related field that includes experience working on grant administration and quality improvement. 

Preferred Qualifications

The ideal candidate will have experience with federally funded programs and will have some experience in primary care settings and/or mental health care settings.  Knowledge of child psychiatric conditions and child development is also extremely beneficial.

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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