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County Mental Health Program Specialist 1- BH/DS

County Mental Health Program Specialist 1 (Local Government) – Westmoreland County MH/IDSalary$57,996.00 AnnuallyLocation Westmoreland County, PAJob TypeCivil Service Permanent Full-TimeJob NumberCS-2024-83067-L0751DepartmentLocal GovernmentDivisionHS Westmoreland Co Mh/Id UnitOpening Date04/30/2024Closing Date5/13/2024 11:59 PM EasternJob CodeL0751Position Number80012541UnionNon UnionBargaining UnitLGPay GroupLGBureau / Division Code88213465Bureau / DivisionWestmoreland County Behavioral Health and Developmental ServicesWorksite Address40 North Pennsylvania AvenueWorksite AddressSuite 110CityGreensburg, PennsylvaniaZip Code15601Contact NameDolores GradlerContact Phone724.394.2239Contact Emailgradlerd@westmoreland.swsix.comDESCRIPTIONBENEFITSQUESTIONSTHE POSITIONAre you looking for a rewarding career in human services, dedicated to improving the lives of others?  If so, Westmoreland County Behavioral Health and Developmental Services (BHDS) is seeking an experienced and highly motivated County Mental Health Program Specialist 1 to provide intake services to the Base Services Unit (BSU) for adult and adolescent clients.  This is a fantastic opportunity to help your community and the residents of Westmoreland County while conducting valued and meaningful work.  We invite you to apply for this exciting career opportunity today!  DESCRIPTION OF WORKAs a County Mental Health Program Specialist 1, you will be responsible for BSU assessment and coordination with various other services as part of the Base Service Unit Team.  This is an opportunity to provide assessment and linkage to services regarding the behavioral health and psychosocial needs of clients.  You will facilitate referrals to providers, community resources, and other organizations, in addition to determining or explaining a client’s eligibility for county funding.  Organization is key, as you must maintain detailed notes of all service contacts in order to compile and prepare reports.  This position also monitors service contract agreements, and develops and coordinates training courses. We are looking for someone who possesses an extensive knowledge of recovery and resiliency theories and principles, and has excellent interpersonal skills.  Work Schedule and Additional Information:Full-time employmentWork hours are 8:30 AM to 4:00 PM, Monday – Friday, with a 30-minute lunch.Westmoreland County offers excellent benefits including health/vision insurance, 10 vacation days after 1 year of service, 2 personal days, 15 sick days, and 13 paid holidays. Telework: You may have the opportunity to work from home (telework) part-time, up to 2 days per week upon successful completion of a 6 month probationary period.  All staff must report to the office every Monday.  In order to telework, you must have a securely configured high-speed internet connection and work from an approved location inside Pennsylvania.  If you are unable to telework, you will have the option to report to the headquarters office in Greensburg.Salary: In some cases, the starting salary may be non-negotiable.You will receive further communication regarding this position via email.  Check your email, including spam/junk folders, for these notices.REQUIRED EXPERIENCE, TRAINING & ELIGIBILITYQUALIFICATIONSMinimum Experience and Training Requirements:Two years of professional level experience in the field of mental health; and a bachelor’s degree;orAny equivalent combination of experience and training.  Other Requirements:You must meet the PA residency requirement.  For more information on ways to meet PA residency requirements, follow the link and click on Residency. Hiring preference for this vacancy may be given to candidates who live within Westmoreland  County.  If no eligible candidates who live within Westmoreland  County apply for this position, candidates who reside in other counties may be considered.You must be able to perform essential job functions. Legal Requirements: A conditional offer of employment will require a drug screening.  How to Apply:Resumes, cover letters, and similar documents will not be reviewed, and the information contained therein will not be considered for the purposes of determining your eligibility for the position.  Information to support your eligibility for the position must be provided on the application (i.e., relevant, detailed experience/education).If you are claiming education in your answers to the supplemental application questions, you must attach a copy of your college transcripts for your claim to be accepted toward meeting the minimum requirements.  Unofficial transcripts are acceptable.Your application must be submitted by the posting closing date.  Late applications and other required materials will not be accepted.Failure to comply with the above application requirements may eliminate you from consideration for this position.  Veterans: Pennsylvania law (51 Pa. C.S. §7103) provides employment preference for qualified veterans for appointment to many state and local government jobs.  To learn more about employment preferences for veterans, go to and click the Veterans’ Preference tab or contact us at Telecommunications Relay Service (TRS): 711 (hearing and speech disabilities or other individuals). If you are contacted for an interview and need accommodations due to a disability, please discuss your request for accommodations with the interviewer in advance of your interview date.  The Commonwealth is an equal employment opportunity employer and is committed to a diverse workforce.  The Commonwealth values inclusion as we seek to recruit, develop, and retain the most qualified people to serve the citizens of Pennsylvania.  The Commonwealth does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religious creed, ancestry, union membership, age, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, AIDS or HIV status, disability, or any other categories protected by applicable federal or state law.  All diverse candidates are encouraged to apply.EXAMINATION INFORMATIONCompleting the application, including all supplemental questions, serves as your exam for this position.  No additional exam is required at a test center (also referred to as a written exam).Your score is based on the detailed information you provide on your application and in response to the supplemental questions. Your score is valid for this specific posting only.You must provide complete and accurate information or:your score may be lower than may be disqualified.You may only apply/test once for this posting.Your results will be provided via email.AgencyCommonwealth of PennsylvaniaAddress613 North StreetHarrisburg, Pennsylvania, 17120Website
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