Job Category:

 Behavioral Health Specialist

Pay: $26.54 – $39.61 an hour

Full Job Description

The MDHHS mission is to provide opportunities, services, and programs that promote a healthy, safe, and stable environment for residents to be self-sufficient. We are committed to ensuring a diverse workforce and a work environment whereby all employees are treated with dignity, respect, and fairness. For more information, please visit our MDHHS Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Plan. (Download PDF reader)

The Behavior Specialist is responsible for providing technical assistance to the PIHPs/CMHSPs in developing and setting up their system processes for services. The Behavioral Specialist is responsible for assisting in tracking utilization, monitoring, and evaluation of the HCBS services and the impact and effectiveness of the services delivery and outcomes for the new behavioral health State plan Benefit. The Behavioral Specialist will serve as a technical resource to stakeholders, Councils, and BHDDA for other priority populations receiving behavioral health services. Analyzes ongoing program operations and recommends modifications of policies and procedures to meet commitments more effectively, across programs and behavioral health priorities. Interprets existing and proposed laws, policies, and procedures as they relate to multiple program areas and departments in addition to behavioral health. Consults with state, local and federal government as well as interested parties including, MDE, Office of Recipient Rights, Child Welfare, and BHDDA: Contracts Division, Payment integrity & Performance measurement and evaluation, community-based practices & innovation, quality management & planning division, and hospitals. This position will collect data and maintain records from regular assessments, evaluations, university research, behavioral health identified performance indicators, financial and quality improvement reports from regional health plans, educational related services information, trainings and communication plans, provider enrollment and licensing information, as well as specialty agency licenses and program certifications.

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To be considered for this position you must:

  • Apply for this position online via NEOGOV; click on “Apply” in the job posting for instructions on submitting your electronic application. Hard copy applications are not accepted.
  • Relevant experience and/or education referred to in the supplemental questions must be documented in the resume, transcript and/or application to allow for accurate screening.
  • Attach a resume identifying specific experience and dates of employment. Dates of employment should include month and year and hours per week.
  • Attach a cover letter.
  • If applicable, attach a copy of an official transcript(s). We accept scanned copies of official transcripts. We do not accept web-based, internet, or copies of unofficial transcripts. Official transcripts provide the name of the institution, confirmation that a degree was awarded and on what date, and the registrar’s signature.

Failure to complete any of the above items may result in your application not being considered. See instructions for attaching files here: Instructions (Download PDF reader)Required Education and Experience

Possession of a bachelor’s degree in any major.

Master’s degree in mental health related field, preferred
ExperienceFour years of professional experience, including two years equivalent to the experienced (P11) level or one year equivalent to the advanced (12) level.Additional Requirements and Information

Your application for any position does not guarantee you will be contacted by the Department/Agency for further consideration. Only those applicants interviewed will be notified of the results.

This position is located at 320 S Walnut, Lansing, MI., but will be assigned to work from home for a period of time, at least initially.
As a Condition of Employment:This position requires successful completion of a background investigation and a criminal records check.

The Department of Health & Human Services reserves the right to close this posting prior to its original end date once a sufficient number of applications have been received.

For information about this specific position, please email Please reference the job posting number in the subject line.

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