Job Requisition Number: 25892. The California Social Welfare Education Center (CalSWEC) is a unit of the University of California at Berkeley’s School of Social Welfare. As the nation’s largest statewide consortium of social work educators and practitioners, CalSWEC collaborates with 22 universities, as well as county agencies across the state, to support social work education and training in the arenas of child welfare, behavioral health care, and services for aging and older adults. CalSWEC’s work focuses on the provision of professional social work education, student support, in-service training, and workforce development-related evaluation and research. CalSWEC’s goal is to support effective, culturally competent delivery of public services to the people of California.
CalSWEC’s partners and stakeholders in this work include the California Department of Social Services (CDSS), the California Office of Statewide Health Planning and Development (OSHPD), the County Welfare Directors Association (CWDA), the County Behavioral Health Directors Association (CBHDA), California’s Regional Training Academies, the California Chapter of the National Association of Social Workers, and other advocacy groups and foundations focused the workforce development needs of California’s public systems of care. CalSWEC’s pre-service and in-service training, program evaluation, and applied research projects are funded through state, federal, and private contracts and grants.
Under the supervision of CalSWEC’s Integrated Behavioral Health Program Director, the Integrated Behavioral Health Project Manager provides day to day project management for multiple grant funded social work education and workforce development programs that emphasize integrated behavioral health practice. The Integrated Behavioral Health Project Manager addresses a wide range of issues and needs related to the implementation and coordination of multi-site education and training projects, and works with over 20 MSW programs to implement and coordinate these projects. Supporting the design, implementation and coordination of workforce development projects focused on behavioral health care and the integration of behavioral and primary health care, the Integrated Behavioral Health Project Manager assesses project needs and issues and develop appropriate work plans, problem-solving approaches, project materials, and technological support tools as needed.
The Integrated Behavioral Health Project Manager works concurrently with professional staff at CalSWEC and among CalSWEC’s stakeholder organizations to achieve program goals. As such, the Integrated Behavioral Health Project Manager must be able to work effectively with diverse groups that include regional and statewide collaboratives of university social work departments and programs, mental/behavioral health care agencies, public and private funders of workforce development efforts, and policy groups that focus on the delivery of mental/behavioral health care services in California.
The Integrated Behavioral Health Project Manager:
•Coordinates the logistical functions of multiple grant-funded multi-site training projects •Works closely with the Integrated Behavioral Health Program Director to identify and address all program management-related issues as they arise •Updates and disseminates training program applications, student service agreements, informational surveys, student and graduate status reports, repayment updates, and other program materials to trainees, graduates, partner schools and other stakeholders as required •Monitors progress of trainees during and after program participation through tracking and management of participant data in the CalSWEC Student Information System •Supports the dissemination and implementation of evaluation tools to assess program outcomes and effectiveness in relation to identified program goals •Works with the Integrated Behavioral Health Program Director and CalSWEC Evaluation and Research team members to compile data for, prepare and submit program reports to funders as required, in a complete and timely fashion •Plans, coordinates, and implements regional and statewide convenings, institutes, symposia, meetings, and technical assistance sessions based on identified program needs, in collaboration with other CalSWEC staff •Communicates directly with project coordinators and faculty at partner schools about the logistics, tools, expectations and timelines for the implementation and assessment of behavioral health training projects on partner school campuses •Supports project coordinators and faculty at partner schools in meeting project training project goals and completing project deliverables •Supports trainees in the successful completion of training program requirements •Maintains current knowledge of public policies (laws & proposed laws) related to the delivery of behavioral health care services and the integration of behavioral and primary health care as they relate to social work education and practice •Supports the development and implementation of new projects and training curricula in response to new funding opportunities, changes in relevant policies and statewide and regional planning, and other developments in the behavioral health field •Based on identified program needs, leads presentations and technical assistance sessions for CalSWEC staff and other stakeholders, trainees, graduates, and project coordinators and faculty at partner schools •Performs other duties as assigned•Bachelor’s degree in Social Work/Social Welfare OR a related field with relevant experience (or equivalent training/experience) •Knowledge of behavioral health as a field of social work practice and policy •Familiarity with the concepts and practices of workforce development in public social service delivery, behavioral health care, and social work education •Experience implementing culturally responsive education and training projects •Strong organizational skills, sufficient to simultaneously coordinate multiple multi-site training projects •Strong time management skills, sufficient to meet a variety of deadlines related to program implementation, evaluation, and reporting on time •Strong interpersonal, group facilitation, and presentation skills •Strong written and verbal communication skills •Desire to work effectively in a culturally diverse environment •Ability to effectively supervise the work of students and support staff •Ability to travel statewide as needed •Proficiency with Salesforce, MS Office (Word, Excel, and PowerPoint), and Google Suite tools
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