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Helpline Specialist for the Branch of Coordinated Care Office of Consumer Support

The position is a contract worker position for the Helpline Specialist for Office of Consumer Support, which is housed within the Branch of Coordinated Care. The Branch of Coordinated Care is responsible for the agency’s Helpline. The Office of Consumer Support promotes the integration of the components of recovery and resiliency in practice, expansion of variety of services, and opportunities for meaningful participation in the public mental health system for individuals receiving services and their family members. There are four positions, full-time and part-time, available in the Mississippi Department of Mental Health’s (DMH) Branch of Coordinated Care, Office of Consumer Support. The position will be responsible for answering Helpline phone calls and all information referrals related to resources for DMH. Deadline to apply: Friday, July 2, 2021, at 4 p.m.

Program Administrator II, Bureau of Alcohol and Drug Addiction Services (Posted 6/7/21)

This position is available in the MS Department of Mental Health’s Bureau of Alcohol and Drug Addiction Services. The incumbent will serve as a Program Administrator in the Division of Prevention Services and will report directly to the Director of the Division of Prevention Services. The incumbent will be considered the Substance Abuse Block Grant (SABG) Prevention and Synar Coordinator. Responsibilities include but are not limited to: direct and manage the substance abuse prevention workforce development and capacity building for the state; direct and manage the $2.7 million SAMHSA funded Substance Abuse Block Grant (SABG) prevention allocation for Mississippi; coordinate the processes for the Synar Amendment requirement to maintain compliance and achieve outcomes; manage SABG sub-grantee contracts, appropriations, prevention activities, and deliverables; lead the development and implementation of the statewide needs assessment, prevention strategic planning, and the sustainability planning; monitor the state level evaluation processes and procurement procedures for the state contracts. Deadline to apply: June 15, 2021

Division Director II, Bureau of Community Mental Health Services (Posted 5/20/21)

This position involves administrative work in the MS Department of Mental Health’s Bureau of Community Mental Health Services where the incumbent will serve as the State Planner and Grant Writer. The incumbent will be responsible for formulating, directing, and coordinating the operations of this division and will exercise final authority in establishing objectives, standards, and control measures regarding the State Plan and grants within the bureau. Internal and external contacts are made to provide and exchange information, coordinate activities, and provide assistance and guidance. Job responsibilities will also include the collection, integration, and interpretation of data; coordination of the Planning Council and serving as a liaison between the Planning Council and other stakeholders; grants management inclusive of writing grants, reviewing budgets, and monitoring of expenditures. The incumbent will be responsibility for meeting proposal deadlines by establishing priorities and target dates for information gathering, writing, review, approval, and transmittal. The incumbent will report directly to the Chief Clinical Officer in the Bureau of Community Mental Health Services and will work closely with the Chief Financial Officer with respect to grant budgets and expenditures.  Deadline to apply: June 1, 2021. 

MH Program Administrator II, Division of Substance Use Treatment Services (Posted 5/5/21)

This position is available in the MS Department of Mental Health’s Bureau of Alcohol and Drug Addiction Services. The incumbent will serve as the State Women & Youth Services Coordinator in the Division of Substance Use Disorder Treatment Services. The position is responsible for the coordination of services for the Independent Peer Review program, Co-Occurring Disorders Technical Assistance Training program, as well as the daily management and coordination of the services for Youth and Adolescents with Substance Use Disorders, Pregnant Women with Substance Use Disorders, and Parenting Women with Substance Use Disorders. Must be a licensed counselor. Deadline to apply: May 14, 2021.

Web Developer (Posted 4/13/2021)

The contract worker position of Data Analyst is housed within DMH’s Bureau of Administration in the Division of Information Systems. The contract worker will report directly to DMH’s Chief Information Officer. Resume Submission Deadline April 26, 2021, 4:00 PM CST.

Information Systems Lead Network Specialist (Posted 4/13/2021)

The contract worker position of Data Analyst is housed within DMH’s Bureau of Administration in the Division of Information Systems. The contract worker will report directly to DMH’s Chief Information Officer. Resume Submission Deadline April 26, 2021, 4:00 PM CST.

Data Analyst Technical Position (Posted 4/7/2021)

The contract worker position of Data Analyst is housed within DMH’s Bureau of Administration in the Division of Information Systems. The contract worker will report directly to DMH’s Chief Information Officer. Resume Submission Deadline April 21, 2021, 4:00 PM CST.

Request for Applications Contract Worker, Bureau of Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (Posted 4/7/21)

The contract worker position for an Employment Specialist is housed within DMH’s Bureau of Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (BIDD). BIDD is responsible for the planning, development, and supervision of an array of services for individuals in the state with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD). The public service delivery system is comprised of five state operated comprehensive IDD programs for individuals with IDD and the MS Adolescent Center. Specifically, the IDD Community Support Program makes community-based services available to individuals with IDD through a network of agencies certified by DMH. Resume Submission Deadline: April 21, 2021 4 p.m. CST. 

MH – Program Director I, Bureau of Alcohol and Drug Addiction Services (Posted 3/24/21) 

This position is available in the MS Department of Mental Health’s Bureau of Alcohol and Drug Addiction Services. The incumbent will serve as the Director of Opioid Services. This position includes administrative work which involves planning, developing, and oversight of opioid related services for those in need across the state. The incumbent’s responsibilities include assisting and advising the Bureau Director in analyzing administrative problems that affect opioid services in the Bureau operations, as well as establishing, interpreting, and enforcing rules, regulations, and policies. Additional responsibilities include but are not limited to the following: Manage opioid discretionary grants to include submissions of the annual plan, annual report, and coverage study; Provide oversight of the fiscal and programmatic activities of the treatment portion of the opioid grant; Provide program monitoring and technical assistance through site visits; and more. Deadline to apply: April 9, 2021.

Epidemiologist II, Bureau of Alcohol and Drug Addiction Services (Posted 3/12/21)

This position is available in the MS Department of Mental Health’s Bureau of Behavioral Health Services/Addictive Services. The incumbent will serve as the Lead Epidemiologist in the Division of Prevention Services and will report directly to the Director of the Division of Prevention Services. Responsibilities include but are not limited to: direct and manage all aspects of the Mississippi State Epidemiological Outcomes Workgroup (SEOW); facilitate the development of state and county level epidemiological profiles; direct and manage all aspects of the Evidence Based Workgroup (EBW); monitor trends in substance use and mental health through the use of existing surveillance systems; manage all aspects involved in launching a Young Adult Survey of college students in Mississippi; manage all aspects involved with coordinating, collecting, and analyzing data using the Mississippi Student Survey or SmartTrack™; develop needs assessments and provide technical
assistance to the state regarding the use of epidemiological data to identify state priorities and community needs; assist with the allocation of state resources for treatment and prevention; research, collect, and analyze data for internal and external reporting including requests from other state, federal, or private agencies; interpret and develop protocols that comply with federal guidelines for data collection and outcomes. Deadline to apply: March 26, 2021. Applications must be submitted through the Mississippi State Personnel Board at www.mspb.ms.gov.

Administrative Assistant VII, Bureau of Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (posted 3/12/21) 

This position is available in the MS Department of Mental Health’s Bureau of Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities Services. This position will be responsible for administrative support
to the Bureau. Responsibilities include but are not limited to: general clerical duties, photocopying, mail distribution, filing, and purchase orders/travel/etc.; organize and schedule
meetings including room requests and accommodations for displays and other needs of the Bureau at meeting venues; manage Bureau calendar; assist with the operational duties for the
Bureau of IDD programs; field calls and requests from people interested and in need of services; serve as back-up for switchboard telephone calls as needed; receive and compile documents and
reports from facilities, cash requests, and Medicaid 260 packets; take minutes while attending the IDD Advisory Council, Mississippi Autism Advisory Committee, and IDD Transition
Workgroup meetings; transcribe and disseminate minutes from those meetings in a timely manner. Deadline to apply: March 26, 2021. Interested applicants must complete the application process through the Mississippi State Personnel Board at www.mspb.ms.gov.

Request for Applications, Peer Bridger Project Coordinator (Posted 2/17/21)

The contract worker position for the Outreach Coordinator for the Peer Bridger Project is available at the Mississippi Department of Mental Health under the supervision of the Deputy Executive Director of State Operated Programs. This position will be responsible for the implementation, coordination and monitoring of the statewide Peer Bridger Program to improve the transition process from inpatient care to a community based level of care so as to decrease individuals’ need for readmission and increase the number of individuals who attend follow-up appointments by offering intensive peer support services. The Coordinator will be responsible for working with DMH staff and Community Mental Health Centers to expand the program statewide, provide assistance to grant recipients, and monitor and report outcomes on a monthly basis. To apply for this position, please submit your resume to Toni Johnson via email at toni.johnson@dmh.ms.gov by 10:00 A.M. CST on March 3, 2021. Resumes received after this date and time will not be considered for this position.

MH – Program Administrator III, Division of Audits and Grants (Posted 2/17/21)

This position is available in the MS Department of Mental Health’s Bureau of Administration. The incumbent will report directly to the Director of the Division of Audits and Grants. This position is responsible for conducting on-site audits and related financial reviews of DMH grant sub-recipients. Audits and reviews include establishing and performing substantive and analytical procedures in accordance with generally accepted auditing standards to ensure reimbursement from DMH to its sub-recipients is in accordance with applicable state and federal guidelines governing such funds. The work involves evaluating the effectiveness of internal control systems within the agency as well as on a DMH grant sub-recipient level by conducting independent protective and constructive audits and reviewing the effectiveness of controls, financial records, and operations. Deadline to apply: February 26, 2021.

MH – Program Administrator II, Division of Audits and Grants (Posted 2/17/21)

This position is available in the MS Department of Mental Health’s Bureau of Administration. The incumbent will report directly to the Director of the Division of Audits and Grants. This position is responsible for conducting on-site audits and related financial reviews of DMH grant sub-recipients. Audits and reviews include establishing and performing substantive and analytical procedures in accordance with generally accepted auditing standards to ensure reimbursement from DMH to its sub-recipients is in accordance with applicable state and federal guidelines governing such funds. The work involves evaluating the effectiveness of internal control systems within the agency as well as on a DMH grant sub-recipient level by conducting independent protective and constructive audits and reviewing the effectiveness of controls, financial records, and operations. Deadline to apply: February 26, 2021.

Request for Applications, Data Analyst (Posted 1/27/21)

The contract worker position of Data Analyst is housed within DMH’s Bureau of Administration in the Division of Information Systems. The contract worker will report directly to DMH’s Chief Information Officer. The scope of work for this position includes but is not limited to: Collaborate with internal users to understand claims reporting requirements to meet grant reporting requirements and annual reports; Collaborate with CMHC’s and Private Providers with WITS system onboarding and data submission; Conduct training when needed on WITS claims submission, billing, data warehouse; and more. This contract is for four months with the option to renew for one additional year. The start date for this contract worker is March 1, 2021. The end date is June 30, 2021. Upon exercising the renewable one-year term, the contractual period would be effective July 1, 2021 through June 30, 2022. To apply for this position, please submit your resume to Denise Jones via email at Denise.Jones@dmh.ms.gov by 10:00 A.M. CST on February 10, 2021. Resumes received after this date and time will not be considered for this position.

MH – Program Administrator IV, Bureau of Alcohol and Drug Addiction Services, Director of Peer Support Services (Posted 1/11/21)

This position is available in the MS Department of Mental Health’s Bureau of Alcohol and Drug Services. The incumbent will serve as the State Director of Peer Support Services. The person will be responsible for the coordination of peer support training programs and daily management and coordination of services for grants for recovery support, peer support and acquiring more funding to benefit individuals in need of peer support services throughout the State. Deadline to apply: January 22, 2021 

Chief Clinical Officer (Posted 12/18/20) 

This position assists the Executive Director, Medical Director, and Deputy Executive Directors of the Mississippi Department of Mental Health in programmatic operations of the agency. Under the supervision of Deputy Executive Director of Community Operations, the Chief Clinical Officer (CCO) works in conjunction with the agency’s leadership team to provide guidance of clinical operations. The Chief Clinical Officer is responsible for a focus on evidence-based practices and reviewing data both within inpatient services and community service. This position will promote the continuous improvement of services that are provided in our local communities and a continuity of care. Note: This employment opportunity is a DMH Agency Only Opportunity. This means it is only open to employees who are currently employed within DMH. All interested applicants must submit their resume’ electronically to Toni Johnson at Toni.Johnson@dmh.ms.gov. Deadline to apply: Deadline extended to January 15, 2021.

Epidemiologist II, Bureau of Alcohol and Drug Addiction Services (Posted 12/7/20)

This position is available in the MS Department of Mental Health’s Bureau of Behavioral Health Services/Addictive Services. The incumbent will serve as the Lead Epidemiologist in the Division of  Prevention Services and will report directly to the Director of the Division of Prevention Services. Responsibilities include but are not limited to: direct and manage all aspects of the Mississippi State Epidemiological Outcomes Workgroup (SEOW); facilitate the development of state and county level epidemiological profiles; direct and manage all aspects of the Evidence Based Workgroup (EBW), and more. Deadline to apply: December 18, 2020.

For additional job opportunities, please visit the web sites for the DMH-operated program locations in your area:

Mississippi State Hospital in Whitfield

http://msh.state.ms.us/employment.htm

East Mississippi State Hospital in Meridian

http://www.emsh.state.ms.us/index_files/jobsv3.html

North Mississippi State Hospital in Tupelo

http://www.nmsh.state.ms.us/employment.html

South Mississippi State Hospital in Purvis

http://www.smsh.ms.gov/Pages/Employment.aspx

Central Mississippi Residential Center in Newton

http://www.cmrc.ms.gov/Pages/CRMC-Employment.aspx

Specialized Treatment Facility in Gulfport

http://www.stf.state.ms.us/Employment.htm

Boswell Regional Center in  Magee

http://www.brc.ms.gov/Pages/Employment.aspx

Hudspeth Regional Center in Whitfield

http://www.hudspeth.info/employment/

North Mississippi Regional Center in Oxford

http://www.nmrc.state.ms.us/employmentopportunities.html

Ellisville State School in Ellisville

https://www.ess.ms.gov/employment-opportunities 

South Mississippi Regional Center in Long Beach

http://www.smrc.state.ms.us/Employment_Opportunities.html