Washington State DSHS Funding Coordinator (TBI) in Lacey, Washington


Here's a tremendous opportunity to continue your career path and passion advocating for people with traumatic brain injuries (TBI). We are seeking a person who is ready to make an impact with challenging work that inspires and supports our mission of Transforming Lives. Each day is exciting, different, and rewarding. The TBI council is an important aspect of DSHS and incorporates every aspect of state government. Budget management, contract management, request for proposal process, legislative reports, conflict resolution, ethics, public record management, public meetings, event planning, high level stakeholder work, and those are only the beginning of what this job includes. The focus of this job is to serve as the Fund Coordinator for Washington State Traumatic Brain Injury Council.

You'll work within Home and Community Services Division of ALTSA. Home and Community Services (HCS) helps people with disabilities and their families obtain appropriate quality services to maximize independence, dignity and quality of life. The Home and Community Services Division is responsible for the administration of Medicaid funded Long Term Care programs. Collectively, we are the Department of Social and Health Services (DSHS). Leadership is supportive and invested in your success to influence change and implement

You'll begin immediately by interfacing with stakeholders, executive leadership and immediately get to know the TBI community of users, providers support systems, and the critical need for resources and awareness.

Fast forward 6 to 12 months, you've successfully

  • Established the development of the 2017-2019 biennium strategic plan and priorities and budget.
  • Planning of the annual April 2 day TBI Conference in conjunction with the UW Center for Continuing Education in Rehabilitation (CCER).

Some of what you will do

  • Procure and monitor contracts necessary to carry out the work of the Council;
  • Recruit candidates to fill Council vacancies and make recommendations to the Governor's office on Council appointments;
  • Build provider capacity through training and education of the medical community, the insurance providers, housing and supportive service providers, schools and employers;
  • Improving coordination of TBI policies, programs, and services;
  • Establish partnership agreements with the private sector, state agencies, schools, tribal governments, federal government and others to develop integrated services; and
  • Address systemic reform and self-advocacy.

What we're looking for

Interested Individuals who possess humility and are; able to accept that you will not know every aspect of this job, who are organized and are able to manage a number of events moving quickly at the same time. Possess critical analysis and leadership skills, the ability to interact effectively with a broad and diverse group of stakeholders.

  • Bachelor Degree in relevant discipline (health administration, public administration, business administration, social work, psychology);
  • Two years of meeting facilitation with stakeholder or other constituent groups;
  • 4 years of experience professional experience in social service programs serving elders and/or individuals with disabilities; including knowledge of traumatic brain injuries;
  • Ability to analyze and develop solutions to complex performance and operational issues within short timeframes;
  • Ability to be responsive to broad array of ideas and issues and negotiate effectively with individuals with different interests and viewpoints;
  • Ability to collaborate with a network of state, community based providers, academic and community organizations;
  • Excellent writing skills for procurements, reports to the legislature and contracts;
  • Demonstrated experience in working with budgets and contract management.

Consideration will be given to complete applications with attached resume, letter of Interest and three professional references.

Questions contact Tracie Kidd 360-628-7870.

Supplemental Information

Some jobs may require full criminal background check. This announcement may be used to fill multiple vacancies. Employees driving on state business must have a valid driver's license. Employees driving a privately owned vehicle on state business must have liability insurance on the privately owned vehicle.

Washington State Department of Social & Health Services is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of age, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity/expression, marital status, race, creed, color, national origin, religion or beliefs, political affiliation, military status, honorably discharged veteran, Vietnam Era, recently separated or other protected veteran status, the presence of any sensory, mental, physical disability or the use of a trained dog guide or service animal by a person with a disability, equal pay or genetic information. Persons requiring accommodation in the application process or this job announcement in an alternative format may contact the Recruiter at (360) 725-5810. Applicants who are deaf or hard of hearing may call through Washington Relay Service by dialing 7-1-1 or 1-800-833-6384.

Job Type: Full Time - Permanent

Job Number: 16-175 YV75

Department: Dept. of Social and Health Services

Closing: 10/24/2016 11:59 PM Pacific

Agency: State of Washington

Address: View Job Posting for Agency Information View Job Posting for Location, Washington, 98504.

Website: http://www.careers.wa.gov

Salary: $57,968.00 - $74,913.00 Annually

Location: Thurston County – Lacey, WA