Diversion Community Services Coordinator

King County   Seattle, WA   Full-time     Social Service
Posted on October 13, 2021
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Jail Health Services Division (JHS) of Public Health for Seattle & King County is seeking a Diversion Community Coordinator who will bring their lived experiences as well as their technical competencies to identify culturally relevant community services that are most impactful when meeting the needs of legally involved individuals. Diversion Services seeks someone who is representative of those who live and work in King County and is dedicated to embedding equity in their daily work. This position is part of the JHS Psychiatric and Social Services section and will report to the manager of Court Services and Release Planning. The Community Diversion Coordinator primary responsibilities is to develop, manage, scope and schedule procurements and contract agreements related to education, employment, housing, social and family supports, and health for the CDP program.
Diversion Services includes the Therapeutic Alternative Diversion (TAD) program out of King County District Court and Community Diversion Program (CDP) out of King County Superior Court. These programs are a collaboration between King County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office, King County Executive Team and King County Public Health. Diversion Services seeks to assist those at the intersection of unmet social determinants of health and the legal system to support people in identifying and addressing needs with a human service response rather then a legal one.

Job Duties

Grants & Contracts:

  • Develop and lead Request for Proposals (RFPs), procurement and assist with funding review and selection processes in collaboration with department and division staff. 
  • Create service agreements and contract documents, working with contract/finance staff, including scope of work, lead the procurement process, budgets, project timelines, invoices and report forms for funding of proposed project outcomes.
  • Provide technical assistance and resources to grant recipients, community partners, and internal partners.
  • Work closely with Behavioral Health and Recovery Division to incorporate reimbursable behavioral health and MIDD services
  • Perform monthly budget review and initiative spending reconciliation in coordination with Community Diversion contracted personnel for each assigned contract.
Program/Project Management:
  • Manage a portfolio for the Community Diversion community partnership agreement and services contracts related to education, employment, housing, social and family supports, and health. 
  • Work closely with the JHS Finance Manager to ensure expenditures remain within allocated funding amounts.
  • Oversee the contracting and implementation of the risk need and responsivity (RNR) case management tool in JHS programming.
  • Provide technical assistance and act as liaison between Public Health, evaluation team and the contracted community programs to ensure data collection and reporting is successful. 
  • Oversee and drive special project planning related to criminal legal initiatives and system reform at the direction of JHS leadership.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned supporting projects, initiatives, and programs along the sequential intercept model continuum.
  • Supervise assigned staff.
  • Apply equity and social justice principles and practices, and understanding of the effects of place, race and policy and systems-based inequities on marginalized communities and populations when making decisions and recommendations.
  • Apply an equity lens for analysis in a complex political environment and decision making. 
  • Promote and facilitate communication between the program, King County departments, community agencies, associations, and the general public.  Lead and coordinate inter-jurisdictional or multi-agency policy development. Represent the division in inter-jurisdictional meetings.  
  • Address conflicts as opportunities for collaboration with demonstrated facilitation, negotiation, and consensus-building skills.

Experience, Qualifications, Knowledge, Skills

  • Experience with contracting, procurement, request for proposal, developing and accounting for performance-based contracting, outcomes and measures including use of an equity lens for analysis in decision making. 
  • Experience implementing new criminal legal and/or social determinants of health focused policies, programs, or initiatives; working in behavioral health services; criminal legal programs or systems; or related community-based programs. 
  • A well-developed understanding of equity and social justice principles and experience leading teams and/or implementing policies that integrate equity and social justice into program design and workplace culture. 
  • Knowledge and understanding of the risk need responsivity principles and its application to programming.
  • Demonstrated ability use Microsoft Office applications, in particular Teams, Word and Excel.   
  • Demonstrated skills in budgeting, planning, supervision, project management, and quality improvement principles and techniques.   
Desired Qualifications: 
  • Demonstrated knowledge of and expertise in principles and processes of social work, case management, behavior change counseling/intervention, and service planning related to identified population needs.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of medical, mental health and substance use conditions/issues/services affecting this program population in King County.    

Supplemental Information

Forbes recently named King County as one of Washington State's best employers.

Together, with leadership and our employees, we're changing the way government delivers service and winning national recognition as a model of excellence. Are you ready to make a difference? Come join the team dedicated to serving one of the nation's best places to live, work and play.

Guided by our "True North", we are making King County a welcoming community where every person can thrive. We value diversity, inclusion and belonging in our workplace and workforce. To reach this goal we are committed to workforce equity. Equitable recruiting, support, and retention is how we will obtain the highest quality workforce in our region; a workforce that shares and will help advance our guiding principles--we are one team; we solve problems; we focus on the customer; we drive for results; we are racially just; we respect all people; we lead the way; and we are responsible stewards. We encourage people of all backgrounds and identities to apply, including Native American and people of color, immigrants, refugees, women, LGBTQ+, people living with disabilities, and veterans.

Covid-19 Vaccination Requirement

As of October 18, 2021, most* King County employees are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. If hired, you will be required to submit proof of vaccination by October 18th. People are considered fully vaccinated two weeks after their second dose in a two-dose series or two weeks after a single-dose vaccine. Employees may make requests for a reasonable accommodation based on a medical disability or for sincerely held religious beliefs. Philosophical, political, scientific, or sociological objections to vaccination will not be considered for an exemption or accommodation.

This directive applies to employees in the Executive branch*, the Assessor's Office, Elections, the King County Sheriff's Office, and the Executive Office.

King County is an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) Employer

No person is unlawfully excluded from employment opportunities based on race, color, religion, national origin, sex (including gender identity, sexual orientation and pregnancy), age, genetic information, disability, veteran status, or other protected class. Our EEO policy applies to all employment actions, including but not limited to recruitment, hiring, selection for training, promotion, transfer, demotion, layoff, termination, rates of pay or other forms of compensation.

To Apply

If you are interested in pursuing this position, please follow the application instructions carefully. If you need this announcement in an alternate language or format, would like to request accommodation or assistance in the application or assessment process or if you have questions please contact your recruiter listed on this job announcement.

APPLICATION MATERIALS REQUIRED:  The following application materials are required in order to be considered for this position:
  • A Completed Online or Paper Application
  • Supplemental Questionnaire
  • Resume
  • Cover Letter
UNION AFFILIATION: This position is not represented by a union.

WORK SCHEDULE:  This position is exempt and not eligible for overtime. Typical hours are Monday - Friday 8am-5pm.

WORK LOCATION: Work associated with this position may be performed remotely, but the primary work location for this position is the Chinook building, 401 5th Ave., Suite 1000, Seattle, WA 98104. The candidate may be required to provide support to our program service providers in various community locations throughout King County. Employees will be provided with a County issued laptop and must maintain a workspace with an internet connection where they can reliably perform work and remain available and responsive during scheduled work hours. Employees must reside in WA state and within a reasonable distance to their King County worksite to respond to workplace reporting requirements.
RECRUITER: If you have any questions or need any assistance with this recruitment, please contact Molly Jensen at molly.jensen@kingcounty.gov or 206-477-1383.

King County offers a highly-competitive compensation and benefits package designed to meet the diverse needs of our employees and support our employees' health and well-being.  Eligible positions receive the following benefits and have access to the following programs:

  • Medical, dental, and vision coverage: King County pays 100% of the premiums for eligible employees and family members
  • Life and disability insurance: employees are provided basic coverage and given the opportunity to purchase additional insurance for both the employee and eligible dependents
  • Retirement: King County employees are eligible to participate in a pension plan through the Washington State Department of Retirement Systems and a 457(b) deferred-compensation plan
  • Transportation program and ORCA transit pass
  • 10 paid holidays each year (plus 2 personal holidays)
  • Generous vacation and paid sick leave
  • Paid parental leave, family and medical leaves, and volunteer leave
  • Flexible Spending Account
  • Wellness programs
  • Onsite gyms and activity centers
  • Employee giving program
  • Employee assistance programs
  • Flexible schedules and telecommuting options, depending on position
  • Training and career development programs
For additional information about employee benefits please visit our Benefits, Payroll, and Retirement Page.

This is a general description of the benefits offered to eligible King County employees, and every effort has been made to ensure its accuracy.  If any information on this document conflicts with the provisions of a collective bargaining agreement (CBA), the CBA prevails.  Also, in the event of any incorrect information in this document, applicable laws, policies, rules, CBAs, or official plan documents will prevail.
NOTE:  Benefits for Term Limited Temporary (TLT) or Short Term Temporary (STT) positions, including leave eligibility and/or participation in the pension plan through the Washington State Department of Retirement Systems, will vary based upon the terms and details of the position. Short Term Temporary positions are not eligible for an ORCA transit pass.
For inquiries about the specifics of this position, please contact the recruiter identified on this job posting.

Do you have experience with procurement, request for proposal, contract management and monitoring?
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If you answered yes to question #1, please describe. Include the title(s) of the job, your role and describe your specific responsibilities. If you answered no, put N/A.
Do you have experience with budget monitoring and tracking?
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Do you have experience implementing criminal legal and/or social determinants of health focused policies, programs or initiatives; working in behavioral health services; criminal legal programs or systems; or related community-based programs.
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Are you applying to this position as an eligible Current or Previous King County Employee Priority Placement Program Participant AND Is this position the same or lower percentage of full-time when compared to the position held at the point of the notification of layoff AND Do you possess the skills and abilities to qualify for this position?
  • Yes, I was given a layoff notice from my role at King County AND I am within two years of the effective date of my layoff. AND The position I was laid off from was the same or a higher percentage of FT status when compared to this one.
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If you answered yes to the question above and you are applying for this position as a Priority Placement Participant, to be considered, you must provide the following three pieces of information in the space provided: 1. The title you held when you received your layoff notice 2. The department you worked in 3. The effective date of your layoff

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