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The Department of Human Services (DHS) Behavioral Health Children’s System Care Director is responsible for coordinating the development and implementation of the System of

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Provides support, information, recommendations, and other identified duties for the Children’s Behavioral Health Care Commission. Collaborates with agency and department leadership, System of Care Commission, family and youth representatives, state agencies, and other community stakeholders to improve systems processes. Coordinates the development of local and regional System of Care infrastructure through policy development, provision of training, and establishing communication and collaborative processes. Monitors the quality and outcomes of system of care teams at the community, regional, and state level. Develops policies and procedures for system of care through collaborative processes, and coordinates promulgation of rules according to established procedures. Prepares training curriculum and coordinates training needs for system of care teams and stakeholders. Identifies data sources necessary to track services and outcomes related functions of the system of care. Establishes performance measures and ensures analysis of data across systems. Establishes quality improvement plan to address gaps, issues, or trends in the system of care. Performs other duties as assigned.

Knowledge, Abilities, and Skills:

Knowledge of organizational and human resources management. Knowledge of the various systems that impact children’s behavioral health issues in Arkansas. Knowledge of System of Care principles, theories, and practices. Ability to analyze behavioral health and systems related data, prepare reports, and develop conclusions. Ability to speak and teach in a public setting. Ability to evaluate the quality and effectiveness of systems related to children’s behavioral health. Ability to lead the work of subordinates.

Minimum Qualifications:

The formal education equivalent of a bachelor’s degree in public administration, social work, psychology, or related field, plus five years of experience in the children’s behavioral health field, with at least two of those years in a managerial capacity. Additional requirements determined by the agency for recruiting purposes require review and approval by the Office of Personnel Management. OTHER JOB RELATED EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE MAY BE SUBSTITUTED FOR ALL OR PART OF THESE BASIC REQUIREMENTS, EXCEPT FOR CERTIFICATION OR LICENSURE REQUIREMENTS, UPON APPROVAL OF THE QUALIFICATIONS REVIEW COMMITTEE.

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