Monday , January 30 2023


State of Florida

Requisition No: 750802

Agency: Children and Families

Working Title: MENTAL HEALTH PROGRAM ANALYST – 60006455 1

Position Number: 60006455

Salary: 38,500

Posting Closing Date: 10/07/2022


Mental Health Program Analyst

Base Salary: $38,500.02 Annually

This is a highly responsible clinical/administrative position that serves as a recovery team facilitator and involves the coordination of patient service implementation. Areas of responsibility include specific duties to be performed before, during, and after recovery plan meetings as well as maintaining appropriate documentation and records to ensure compliance with applicable federal, state, and facility rules, regulations, procedures, guidelines, and directives. The recovery team facilitator maintains an ongoing, meaningful relationship with each patient to develop trust and encourage recovery. The recovery team facilitator acts as a liaison for each patient and assists in communication with staff members of other disciplines. This position is the single point of accountability for ensuring overall recovery planning and service delivery for the patient. Duties of this position require the incumbent to be knowledgeable of and use the principles of Quality Management.

Maintains an ongoing recovery plan schedule system. Informs patients and team members of meeting times and locations in writing and in a timely manner. Meets with each patient to be reviewed prior to the recovery plan meeting to prepare them for the meeting, and to identify relevant issues/concerns that the patient would like to have addressed. Reviews prior evaluation reports, progress notes, and assessments of each patient to identify issues, needs, and/or inconsistencies that need to be addressed including but not limited to psychiatric, medical, discharge planning, rehabilitation, and enrichment issues. Prepares written meeting agenda and distributes to team members at least one day prior to the scheduled meeting. Conducts initial screening and makes appropriate referrals based on screening results. Serves as a facilitator of recovery plan meetings. Facilitates the team process by meeting with the patient to determine progress since the last review. Integrates input from the patient, team members, and others in developing recovery plans that are acceptable to all parties involved. Ensures active and respected participation of the patient and serves as the patient’s advocate in situations involving disagreement or conflict. Facilitates effective, consensual decision making. Utilizes sound team building skills in accomplishing problem solving, conflict resolution, active listening, and consensus building.

Ensures that all decisions are documented on the recovery plan, the recovery plan meeting minutes, or progress notes. Ensures that an updated recovery plan is available , via Deskfiles, to all team members and other service providers. Develops a system of ongoing monitoring and evaluation of service providers to ensure the services are delivered as prescribed by the recovery plan. Provides systematic feedback of service delivery to providers and supervisor regarding staff performance issues and/or corrective actions necessary to properly implement recovery plans. Completes summaries and reports as assigned, including but not limited to Risk Management reviews, High Risk reviews, and other reports associated with the patient-oriented system of care. Assures that the delivery of scheduled services is accurately reflected in the recovery plan and on patient schedules. Identifies the need for follow up meetings, special reviews, and schedules those meetings as needed. Assures appropriate follow up and review of consultations and referrals.

Assists each patient with the development of all components of the recovery plan based upon a patient-oriented system of care. Encourages active participation in all available services to promote the patient’s continuity of care, recovery, and discharge. Acts as a liaison for the patient with other service providers to ensure the delivery of prescribed services.

Meets with other recovery team facilitators and the recovery planning director to review any issues and concerns related to patient recovery and operating procedures. Completes all required training as scheduled by Florida State Hospital and the Department of Children and Families. Helps identify resources needed in the facility and in the community as it relates to patient recovery and discharge. Identifies and facilitates other therapeutic approaches and programs available to the patient to promote recovery. Performs other duties as required and assigned.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities: Knowledge of a patient-oriented system of care which focuses on person centered, individualized treatment, for persons committed to a state mental health treatment facility, and recovery planning standards. Knowledge of team facilitation, team processes, and consensus building strategies. Ability to interpret and coordinate the implementation of mental health service programs related to patient recovery. Ability to interview, assess, and interpret findings. Ability to plan, organize, and coordinate work assignments. Ability to type reports, compile information, analyze information, and use computers for creating documents and facilitating electronic conferences, meetings, and other communications. Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with a diverse population of persons committed to a state mental health treatment facility, other employees, and community service providers. Ability to communicate effectively verbally and in writing.

Minimum qualifications: Bachelor’s degree and 3 years of professional experience; OR Master’s degree and 2 years of professional experience; OR professional or non-professional experience can substitute on a year for year basis for the required college education (7 years total experience required)

The State of Florida is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Affirmative Action Employer, and does not tolerate discrimination or violence in the workplace.

Candidates requiring a reasonable accommodation, as defined by the Americans with Disabilities Act, must notify the agency hiring authority and/or People First Service Center (1-866-663-4735). Notification to the hiring authority must be made in advance to allow sufficient time to provide the accommodation.

The State of Florida supports a Drug-Free workplace. All employees are subject to reasonable suspicion drug testing in accordance with Section 112.0455, F.S., Drug-Free Workplace Act.

VETERANS’ PREFERENCE. Pursuant to Chapter 295, Florida Statutes, candidates eligible for Veterans’ Preference will receive preference in employment for Career Service vacancies and are encouraged to apply. Certain service members may be eligible to receive waivers for postsecondary educational requirements. Candidates claiming Veterans’ Preference must attach supporting documentation with each submission that includes character of service (for example, DD Form 214 Member Copy #4) along with any other documentation as required by Rule 55A-7, Florida Administrative Code. Veterans’ Preference documentation requirements are available by clicking here . All documentation is due by the close of the vacancy announcement.

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