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17 Jun 2022

Full-Time Early Childhood Program & Policy Development Specialist

Oregon Health Authority – Posted by Oregon Health Authority Salem, Oregon, United States

Job Description

Health System Division’s Child & Family Behavioral Health department is seeking an operations analyst to identify program development needs, including administrative, legislative and funding changes to improve the effectiveness of services. The employee serves as a resource and expert for OHA in the area of children’s mental health treatment services. In this capacity the position serves as a link to a variety of Federal, State and local partners in the pursuit of the OHA goals. The employee leads and participates in appropriate task forces, committees, workgroups and advisory panels related to this specialty area.

Do you have experience with planning, policy and program development?

Do you have a passion for clinical work with toddlers and early childhood?

Do you have experience providing leadership, coordination, and oversight to program? Do you have experience with budget monitoring, and implementation of specialized programs?

If this intrigues you, apply now!


What you will do!
You will handle complex and potentially controversial agency decisions.

You will provide oversight of managed care systems, evidence-based practices, and providing or arranging for technical assistance to maintain the programs.

You will routinely represent the agency in dealings with other state agencies, public and private sector organizations, businesses, and advocacy or special interest groups.

You will exercise independent decision-making authority and coordinate the work of other staff to plan, design and direct mental health regulations, policies and priorities as they relate to these special populations.

What’s in it for you?

We offer a workplace that balances productivity with enjoyment; promote an atmosphere of mutual respect, dedication, and enthusiasm. We offer full medical, vision and dental with paid sick leave, vacation, personal leave and ten paid holidays per year plus pension and retirement plans



  • Any combination of experience and education equivalent to seven years of experience in professional-level evaluative, analytical and planning work.

** Example: A Bachelor’s Degree in Business or Public Administration, Behavioral or Social Sciences, Finance, Political Science or any degree demonstrating the capacity for the knowledge and skills; and four years experience. **

  • Experience in advancing health equity, addressing systemic health inequities and collaborating with diverse communities most harmed by social injustice and health inequities.
  • Background and expertise in evidence-based practices in child and family behavioral health, particularly with toddlers and early childhood.
  • Master’s Degree in a child, adolescent, or young adult mental health field or public administration or public health is preferred.
  • Background and expertise in child serving settings such as primary care, child welfare, juvenile justice, education and intellectual and developmental disabilities.
  • Knowledge and expertise in designing processes for training and technical assistance.
  • Knowledge and expertise in system/organizational development.
  • Knowledge of Oregon Administrative Rule and fiscal accounting/contracting systems.
  • Knowledge of federal funding and reporting systems.
  • Knowledge of program development/clinical models as it relates to DSM 5 diagnosis, Infant, Toddler and Early Childhood, Trauma Informed Approaches, IDD Mental Health, Substance Use Disorders, Children in Child Welfare and Early Psychosis.
  • Must possess a valid ODL or alternative transportation. Must Maintain an acceptable driving record.


How to apply:

Complete the online application at using job number REQ-89755

Application Deadline: 06/30/2022

Job Types: Full-Time.

Job expires in 74 days.

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