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Requisition Number: 9608
Position Title: Service Improvement Associate
Division: Mental Health Services
Program Name: ACCS Centralized Expense
Location: Boston
Hours: 40
Schedule: Monday-Friday, 9am-5pm
Date Posted: 11/18/2019
Responsibilities: As a member of Quality Management Team for the Mental Health Service Area, the Service Improvement Associate participates in quality assurance activities, utilizes findings from quality assurance functions to inform staff development needs, collaborates to develop curricula informed by diverse and inclusive perspectives, evidence based-practices, and recovery-oriented principles, and facilitates the training of Mental Health staff to ensure compliance with contractual and regulatory bodies. The Service Improvement Associate supports Bay Cove’s mission by engaging in evaluation and improvement activities which support the development of the staff who partner directly with Persons to reach their individual goals. Essential functions of the position include: Assist the MH Compliance Manager in the coordination and monitoring of compliance with DMH Licensing, CARF Accreditation, Medicaid Rehab Option, Medication Administration Program (MAP) and other agency policies and in the creation/maintenance of informational databases to enter data, produce reports, and analyze outcomes. Via participation in all Quality Management functions, including Annual QM Site Visits and Evaluations, develop a thorough understanding of MH Services, various contractual requirements, and the individual roles and responsibilities of various positions in order to best inform the development of meaningful curricula that seamlessly incorporates aspects of quality management, program evaluation, outcomes, and best practices in records management. Elicit stakeholder feedback from MH Leadership, program supervisors and staff, persons served, and other stakeholders via direct interview or alternative mechanisms on an ongoing basis so as to inform service improvement and training needs. Collaborate with Bay Cove’s Training Department to develop training curricula that is trauma-informed, rooted in evidence-based practices, uses recovery-oriented language, is reflective of the diversity of our staff, the individuals we serve, and the communities in which we work, and promotes inclusivity. Develop and maintain a system for tracking training required training for each service and provide regular updates regarding compliance with training requirements to staff and MH Leadership. Facilitate training-related activities such as the marketing of training to MH staff, training sign up and reminders, training evaluation and the provision of feedback to trainers, and the documentation of training attendance records. Use data to evaluate the effectiveness of training efforts and provide summary reports to MH leadership, determining the impact of training on employee skills and MH outcomes, and adjust curricula in response to evolving best practices and identified skill deficits.
Qualifications: A Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology, Social Work, or a related area preferred. High School diploma or GED required. Commitment to a sustained effort to seek out, acknowledge, and respect the diverse voices of all stakeholders and to advance inclusivity through every function of the role and the agency as a whole. Experience developing and conducting group trainings preferred. At least one year experience working with individuals diagnosed with co-occurring disorders or similar human service needs required. Lived experience with mental health issues, current certification as a Certified Peer Specialist, and demonstrated willingness and ability to share personal experiences and recovery story with staff with the goal of increasing understanding and empathy for the Persons we serve welcome, but not required. Professional writing and verbal communications skills. Excellent personal organization, attention to detail, and time management skills. Proficiency in word processing and other computer functions using Windows, Word, and Google Email and Apps and willingness/capacity to learn more advanced Excel/Google Sheets functionality. CPR and First Aid certification required within 3 months of hire. Use of personal cellular telephone for work communication. Valid driver's license required.
Driver's License Required? Yes

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Bay Cove Human Services, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer