Education and Special Projects Specialist

Job Number: 20-565-11361

Why join us: Integral Care has proudly served Travis county residents for the past 50 years.As the largest provider of behavioral health services in Travis County, we are dedicated to improving the lives of adults and children living with mental illness, substance use disorder and intellectual and developmental disabilities. 

By joining our team, you will find rewarding work every day alongside people who have as much compassion as you. Join us and together we can help improve the quality of life for the people we serve. Imagine your career at Integral Care!

Employee Benefits:

  • Aetna Medical, Dental and Vision insurance

  • Generous vacation/holiday/sick leave 

  • Life and Short-term/Long-term Disability Insurance

  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)

  • 403(b) retirement account

  • 401 (a) retirement account plus match

  • Gold's gym membership discount

  • Mileage reimbursement

Education and Special Projects Specialist Job Summary: The Education and Special Project Specialist will facilitate services for the Transition Support Team (TST), a program through Money Follows the Person, a federal grant. The Transition Support Team at Integral Care serves professionals working with individuals with IDD over a designated service area (DSA) of 27 counties. Services include educational opportunities, case consultation, and technical assistance. TST services aim to promote quality care and supports for individuals with an intellectual and/or developmental disability who are at risk for institutionalization or are transitioning into the community from an institutional setting. The Education and Special Project Specialist will work closely with the TST Team Lead to implement the program as described above.

Additionally, the Education and Special Project Specialist will work alongside the TST Team Lead to increase the capacity of IDD and health professionals in serving the unique needs of individuals with IDD diagnoses through education, consultation, and technical assistance.  As the Education and Special Projects Specialist, you will provide services in a dynamic environment, develop extensive knowledge of community resources, collaborate with interdisciplinary teams and cultivate a unique skill-set learning from, coordinating with, and forging relationships with diverse community partners. You will provide services to professionals across 27 counties across the state of Texas.

Responsibilities and Duties

  • Assist in the provision of education, consultation, and technical assistance to IDD and mental health professionals on the unique needs of individuals with IDD and complex mental health diagnoses.
  • Engage in collaborative care crisis prevention and intervention planning for individuals with IDD with their system of support and other service providers.
  • Develop and implement systems and procedures, along with assigned supervisor, to approach long-term projects that expand impact of the services on the designated service area.
  • Participate in inter-agency collaborations to problem solve client needs and barriers to crisis prevention
  • Build and maintain strong collaborative relationships among Integral Care's IDD, Crisis, and Behavioral Health divisions to enhance professional development and services provided to individuals with IDD and complex mental health needs. 
  • Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, services will initially be provided via telehealth with face-to-face services safely planned for and provided as appropriate.  Once Health and Human Services has approved the provision of regular in-person services, the Education and Special Projects Specialist will be expected to travel regularly as needed. Many programmatic services will remain in-office.
  • Utilize electronic health records, Microsoft Word/Outlook and other applications

The Candidate we are looking for is:

  • Excited to work in IDD services to support the IDD population.
  • You value education and professional development.
  • You like to stay busy and you are self-motivated.  You enjoy having a career that keeps you on the move and you are excited by the fact that no two days are the same. 
  • You are able to effectively communicate with all kinds of people, but you also work well independently. 
  • You are organized and able to keep up in a fast-paced environment. 
  • You do not mind documentation and you excel at time management. 
  • You have the ability to respond to deadlines in a timely manner.
  • Most importantly, you are looking for a career that makes a difference in peoples' lives.

Education and Special Projects Specialist Education:

Required:

  • Graduated from an accredited college or university with a Bachelor's degree with a major specialization in Human/Behavioral/Social Services or related field. 

Education and Special Projects Specialist License: 

Required:

  • Current and valid Texas driver's license and a clean driving record. 
  • Center certification to provide QIDP and QMHP services (Training will be provided during the onboarding process to obtain this certification).

Hours: Monday-Friday, 8:00am-5:00pm.

Salary:  Starting Qualified Mental Health Professional (QMHP) salary is at $38,479 - $40,739 based on education, but internal applicants are subject to Integral Care's QMHP career ladder. 

Integral Care strives to maintain a diverse workforce. We encourage all to apply, including those who have knowledge and/or experience working with underserved populations, including Asian and Pacific Islander, Black/African American, Hispanic/Latino, and LGBTQA communities.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, creed, color, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, veteran status, sex or age.

For specific positions, additional compensation may be available to those who are bilingual in both English and one of the following languages:  Spanish, Chinese, Vietnamese, Korean, or Burmese. (PM16)

Keywords: Qualified Mental Health Professional, QMHP, Case Manager, Rehabilitation Specialist, Service Coordinator, Mental Health Professional, Mental Health Specialist, Social Worker