Services and Financial Utilization Specialist

  • State of Nebraksa
  • Nov 23, 2022
Full time Other Behavioral Health Positions

Job Description

$3,000 hiring bonus to join the Judicial Branch! The Judicial Branch is a state-funded Branch of Government that offers benefits to include medical/dental/vision, $20,000 free basic life insurance, state-matched 156% retirement plan, 13 paid holidays, earned paid vacation and sick leave, tuition reimbursement and more.

The Judicial Branch values our employees as well as a supportive environment that strives to promote diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging. We recruit, hire, train and promote in all job qualifications at all levels without regard to race, religion, sex, age, national origin, disability, marital status, sexual orientation or genetics. The Judicial Branch complies with Veterans Preference Laws.

This position coordinates all components of one or more Judicial Branch programs.

Oversight of effective service delivery, policy development, research and analysis, including making recommendations involving behavioral health for justice-involved adults and youth.

Job Duties
Work also involves tracking legislation, noting concerns and making recommendations to the Director and/or Court and Probation Administrators, Deputy Administrators or Designees. Work at this level involves creative functioning as a leader, facilitator, advocate, and trainer. Direction is received from a Deputy, Director, or Designee; however, the person in this position is expected to exercise a high degree of initiative and judgment in the performance of assigned responsibilities. Performs other related duties as assigned.

Provides oversight for one or more Judicial Branch programs and/or service areas that may include behavioral health services and programming, Problem-Solving Courts, re-entry, victim services, and other areas related to adult and/or juvenile justice. Collaborates with stakeholders in problem-solving courts, child welfare, juvenile justice system and/or adult programs and services to address systemic issues. Recommends and develops specialized programs and services. Collaborates with other Judicial Branch staff to increase the collection, accessibility, analysis and quality of court and probation data. Provides internal and external training and education on emerging issues surrounding juvenile and adult behavioral health, effective rehabilitation strategies, service delivery, and court/probation initiatives. Assists in the development and monitoring of grants and provides technical assistance regarding grant applications. Serves as the Administrative Office of the Courts and Probation’s liaison on state coordinating initiatives and provides assistance as needed to local judicial districts and communities. Engages in behavioral health research and quality assurance, analyzes outcomes concerning Judicial Branch practices, identifies policy-related issues, recommends and develops innovative strategies concerning court solutions/response. Provides technical assistance to the Administrative Office of the Courts and Probation in the preparation of budget items involving program needs.

Job Requirements

Knowledge, skills, and abilities
Considerable knowledge of the principles and delivery of adult and/or juvenile behavioral health (mental health and substance use disorder) services, effective program and individual case management, federal and state government processes, and pertinent laws and policies. Knowledge of the principles behind crime, delinquency and adolescent brain development. Knowledge and skill in strategic planning processes, the principles of continuous quality improvement, and basic budgeting and cost accounting processes. Knowledge of Nebraska's adult and juvenile justice systems, as well as national trends. Ability to demonstrate creativity in program design and development, skill with written and verbal communication and in developing quality deliverables, including the writing of policies, procedures and protocols. Ability to initiate projects, work independently, collaboratively, diplomatically and skillfully with minimal supervision; and provide training to multiple local, state, and national stakeholders including victims, elected officials, behavioral health consumers, justice-involved adults and youth, service providers, justice system professionals, clinicians, and administrators; skill at working in a political environment. Ability to organize and manage multiple projects/deadlines simultaneously, and work under pressure to meet deadlines.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Bachelor’s degree in the social/behavioral sciences, criminal justice, education, human services administration, public administration or related area plus 2 years of progressively responsible experience in program management.

PREFERRED: Clinical Behavioral Health License with five years’ experience supervising multiple programs and projects

All educational credits must be granted from an accredited institution approved by the U.S. Dept. of Education.

Other Salary Information

Starting $5,854.86 per month

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