PPM III - Peer Bridger Supervisor

King County   Auburn, WA   Full-time     Health Care Provider
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Posted on October 14, 2020

The Department of Community and Human Services (DCHS) values diverse perspectives and life experiences. The Department encourages people of all backgrounds to apply, including people of color, immigrants, refugees, women, LGBTQ, people with disabilities, veterans and those with lived experience.

The Department of Community and Human Services (DCHS) provides equitable opportunities for people to be healthy, happy, self-reliant, and connected to community. 

This position is in the Behavioral Health and Recovery Division (BHRD) of DCHS. The Peer Bridger Supervisor PPM III manages the implementation of the King County Peer Bridger program and supports the continuing efforts to transform the King County Behavioral Health Administrative Service Organization (BH-ASO) system to incorporate recovery centered practices as a framework for all service delivery. This position also promotes further development of and training for the Peer support specialist workforce, in coordination with the BH-ASO Recovery Specialist.

Who May Apply:  THIS IS A 6 MONTH SPECIAL DUTY OR TERM-LIMITED POSITION.  This position is open to all qualified candidates who meet the minimum qualifications.  The Department of Community and Human Services values diverse perspectives and life experiences.  The Department encourages people of all backgrounds to apply, including people of color, immigrants, refugees, women, LGBTQ, people with disabilities, veterans, and those with lived experiences.
REQUIRED MATERIALS: Candidates who wish to be considered for this position must submit an online King County application and respond to the supplemental questions.  Your application may be rejected as incomplete if you do not include the requested and relevant information in the online application and supplemental questionnaire.  Applications and/or supplemental questionnaires that state, “see my resume” are considered incomplete and will not be considered to be competitive.
WORK SCHEDULE: This position is exempt from the provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act, and is not eligible for overtime. Typical hours are Monday - Friday 8am - 5pm.

RECRUITER:  Annette.Coleman@kingcounty.gov

Job Duties

  • Oversee the current King County Peer Bridger program, Peer Navigator, and develop and implement expansion of Peer Bridger programs in King County.
  • Coordinate and/or provide training, consultation, and coaching to assure that the Peer Bridger model and trauma informed care approaches are implemented with adherence to national best practice standards.
  • Develop and negotiate service contracts with providers of Peer Bridger contracts.
  • Facilitate and support the activities of the Peer Bridger quality operations team, comprised of the Peer Bridger staff and supervisors from all Peer Bridger programs.
  • Provide Clinical Supervision to King County Peer Bridger staff.
  • Coordinate with the BH-ASO System Performance Evaluation section's project evaluators and the contract management section to ensure comprehensive monitoring, oversight and evaluation of the Peer Bridger programs.
  • Coordinate the development, implementation, and maintenance of policies and procedures for the Peer Bridger program, consistent with any applicable county, state and federal requirements.
  • Develop and submit status reports to BH-ASO Management Team and other advisory or stakeholder groups, as assigned.
  • Develop all reports related to the Peer Bridger programs as required by the funding source (e.g., MIDD, Medicaid, grants, etc.).
  • Coordinate with the BH-ASO Recovery Specialist and Parent Support Specialist, as well as other BH-ASO staff, to promote further development of and training for the Peer support specialist workforce.
  • Participate in BH-ASO clinical services, quality management and other work groups as assigned.
  • Supervise the King County BH-ASO Peer Navigator.
  • Perform other related duties as assigned.  

Experience, Qualifications, Knowledge, Skills

  1. A combination of life experience, work experience, and/or education (advanced degree in social work, psychology or another relevant field) that equips the candidate to provide clinical supervision, credibly set strategic direction, work with community partners, and lead a team in providing Recovery centered behavior health services and supports.
  2. Expert knowledge of Peer Bridger programs.
  3. Demonstrated leadership skills with previous supervisory experience.
  4. Expert knowledge of behavioral health recovery principles and practices.
  5. Demonstrated ability and work experience to develop program/policy recommendations for BHRD management staff related to the advancement of the Peer Bridger program and trauma informed care.
  6. Demonstrated experience working with Peer support and/or consumer advocacy organizations.
  7. Ability to support behavioral health agencies in the ongoing development of a trauma-informed, recovery and resiliency orientation.
  8. Demonstrated ability to provide presentations, trainings, and/or technical assistance to groups.
  9. Knowledge of and experience providing services for persons from diverse cultural backgrounds.
  10. Ability to develop working relationships within BHRD and DCHS, and with providers and other stakeholders.
  11. Excellent interpersonal skills.
  12. Good organizational skills and ability to manage multiple tasks simultaneously.
  13. Strong verbal and written communication skills.
  14. Ability to write complex analytical or program evaluation reports.
  15. Ability to manage necessary activities within a budget.
  16. Demonstrated proficiency in 2010 Microsoft Office Suite and the internet.
  17. NECESSARY SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS:  Valid Washington State Driver's License or the ability to travel throughout the county in a timely manner.
Desired:  Demonstrated knowledge of and experience working with services provided in the Washington State public behavioral health treatment system.

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.

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.

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.

Are you applying to this position as a 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.
  • No.
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
Are you credentialed by Washington State as a Certified Peer Specialist?
  • Yes
  • No
Describe your supervisory experience in a behavioral health setting. Include the organization name and dates.
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