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20 Apr 2022

Full-Time Tribal Behavioral Health Specialist (OPA 3)

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

Job Description

Are you passionate about creating a better behavioral health system? Are you interested in improving health for American Indians and Alaska Natives? A self-starter and creative thinker? Do you have experience implementing process improvement initiatives? Do you have exceptional leadership and team building skills that inspire others? If so, please consider joining our team!


What Will You Do?

The purpose of this position is to provide leadership, direction, coordination, oversight and management for a statewide Behavioral Health System which includes addressing Substance Use Disorders, Mental Health Promotion, Prevention, Treatment and Alcohol, Tobacco and other Drugs Prevention. The employee focuses specifically on the planning, policy and program development and implementation of specialized services designed for American Indian and Alaska Natives (AI/AN), across the state. The employee takes the lead in implementation of the Tribal Behavioral Health Strategic Planning including training and credentialing, tribal-based practices and creating efficient data systems. They work closely with OHA Tribal Affairs for Tribal Consultation and Urban Indian Health Program (UIHP) Conferring for issues that may impact the Tribal Behavioral Health System. This position also collaborates with physical and public health in addressing issues to effectively serve tribal populations.


Minimum Qualifications:

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 professional-level evaluative, analytical and planning work.


Any combination of experience and education equivalent to seven years of experience that typically supports the knowledge and skills for the classification.

Preference will be given to candidates with previous Tribal and/or Behavioral Health experience or history.


What’s in it for you?

A workplace that balances productivity with enjoyment and encourages learning and mentoring.

Rewarding work in a fast-paced, creative environment with colleagues who are passionate about public service.

A workplace that fosters fairness, equity, and inclusion to maintain a workplace environment where everyone is treated with respect and dignity regardless of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, age, veteran status, disability, or status as a victim of domestic violence, harassment, sexual assault, or stalking. This policy applies to every aspect of our employment practices, including recruitment, hiring, retention, promotion, and training.

Opportunities to work from your home office or other OHA locations. Some in person meeting may be required.

Work/life balance, 10 paid holidays a year, 8 hours of vacation leave accrued monthly, and a competitive benefits package including medical, vision, and dental benefits, pension, and retirement programs

How to Apply

Submit your application online at using job number REQ-78290 Application Deadline: 5/3/2022

Job Types: Full-Time.

Job expires in 11 days.

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