State of Colorado

Receive alerts when this company posts new jobs.

Similar Jobs

Job Details

Manager, Gender Responsive Services

at State of Colorado

Posted: 5/9/2019
Job Status: Full Time
Job Reference #: 2440881

Job Description

Overall Job Objective

Department Information

About Us
If your goal is to build a career that makes a difference, consider joining the dedicated people of the Colorado Department of Human Services (CDHS). Our professionals strive to design and deliver high quality human and health services that improve the safety, independence, and well-being of the people of Colorado. In addition to a great location and rewarding and meaningful work, we offer:
In addition to rewarding and meaningful work, we offer excellent benefits:

*Some positions may qualify for the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program. For more
information, go to

Located within the Colorado Department of Human Services, the Office of Behavioral Health (OBH) is responsible for policy development, service provision and coordination, program monitoring and evaluation, and administrative oversight for the public behavioral health system. OBH funds, supports and monitors numerous mental health and substance abuse community programs and providers, and reviews and designates the State's 27-65 providers. OBH also operates the Colorado Mental Health Institutes at Fort Logan and Pueblo. OBH executes the State's federal responsibilities as the State Mental Health Authority and the State Substance Abuse Authority for the purposes of administering federal mental health and substance abuse block grant funds.

The Adult Treatment and Recovery work unit is within the Community Behavioral Health Division. This work unit has broad regulatory and service purchasing responsibilities. Substance use disorder treatment license and controlled substance license determinations and mental health facility designation determinations are the responsibility of this unit, in collaboration with the Compliance Administration work unit. Contracts with for a full continuum of mental health and substance use disorder treatment services and for behavioral health crisis services are managed by this work unit, in collaboration with the OBH Business Services Unit. Similarly, discretionary grants are managed within this work unit. Personnel from this team perform contract management and monitoring activities. The team has behavioral health experts from a variety of specialty areas who represent to the OBH on various state level task groups and commissions. Personnel use their expertise to provide technical assistance to provider agencies to promote system and service improvements. While the unit name references treatment and recovery based services for adults, these programs and services may serve people and families across the life span. 

Description of Job

This position has primary responsibility for the Gender Responsive Services statewide programs, policies and procedures. The position partners with the Department of Regulatory Agencies (DORA), Health Care Policy and Financing (HCPF), Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF), Child Welfare officials, CDPHE, the Department of Public Safety, the federal Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMSHA), the federal the Center for Substance Abuse Treatment (CSAT), the Addiction Technology Transfer Centers (ATTC), and the National Center on Substance Abuse and Child Welfare (NCSACW) as well as many other agencies. This includes involvement in formal and informal policy discussions. This position collaborates with research organizations, Metropolitan State College, the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center (UCHSC), the University of Denver, treatment providers, criminal justice entities, and human service agencies in designing and implementing research projects, and is required to stay informed about developments in the field to provide technical assistance in research-based practice. Responsibilities include directing gender-specific and other specialized services delivered throughout Colorado and acting on complaints against licensed treatment agencies, examining critical incidents for further investigation, and enforcing corrective actions.  Further, the position collaborates with other national allied organizations, federal officials, and counterparts from other states in determining national substance use disorder treatment policy for the priority populations. This position plays a significant role in management of the Managed Services Organization contracts for treatment, including statement of work development, invoice review and approval, and contract monitoring in conjunction with the Quality and Compliance Unit. This position will also have primary responsibility for management of various contracts for recovery based services. Because the programs overseen by this position work with pregnant mothers and women with dependent children, this position will also coordinate closely with the OBH Child and Adolescent and Workforce Development and Innovation teams, and it will incorporate Two-Generation, Systems of Care, and Mother-Child Dyadic approaches as appropriate.

Minimum Qualifications, Substitutions, Conditions of Employment & Appeal Rights

 Graduation from an accredited college or university with a bachelor's degree in a field of study related to the work assignment 

 Three years of professional experience in counseling, psychology, social work or substance abuse. 

Substitutions: A combination of work experience in the occupational field or specialized subject area of the work assigned to the job, which provided the same kind, amount, and level of knowledge acquired in the required education, may be substituted on a year-for-year basis for the bachelor's degree. A master's or doctorate degree from an accredited college or university in a field of study related to the work assignment may be substituted for the bachelor's degree and at the agency's discretion, one or two years of general experience respectively.

Preferred Qualifications
Master's degree in counseling, psychology or social work
Licensed LCSW, LFMT, LPC or LAC
Experience with gender-responsive or specialized women's services
Experience with substance use disorder services
Experience using Microsoft Office and Google Suite

Ideal Candidate-Master's degree, licensed, and experience with gender-responsive and substance use disorder services.

Conditions of Employment:
Ability to travel within Colorado for site visits
Background check- Drug screen, fingerprinting, CAPS
Former State employees who were disciplinarily terminated or resigned in lieu of termination must disclose the information on the application and provide an explanation why the prior termination or resignation should not disqualify the applicant from the current position.  Absent extraordinary circumstances, prior disciplinary termination or resignation in lieu of termination will disqualify the applicant from future State employment with CDHS.

If you receive notice that you have been eliminated from consideration for the position, you may protest the action by filing an appeal with the State Personnel Board/State Personnel Director within 10 days from the date you receive notice of the elimination. 

If you wish to challenge the selection and comparative analysis process, you may file an appeal with the State Personnel Board/State Personnel Director within 10 days from the receipt of notice or knowledge of the action you are challenging. 

Refer to Chapters 4 and 8 of the State Personnel Board Rules and Personnel Director's Administrative Procedures, 4 CCR 801, for more information about the appeals process. The State Personnel Board Rules and Personnel Director's Administrative Procedures are available at

A standard appeal form is available at: If you appeal, your appeal must be submitted in writing on the official appeal form, signed by you or your representative, and received at the following address within 10 days of your receipt of notice or knowledge of the action: Colorado State Personnel Board/State Personnel Director, Attn: Appeals Processing, 1525 Sherman Street, 4th Floor, Denver, CO 80203. Fax: 303-866-5038. Phone: 303-866-3300. The ten-day deadline and these appeal procedures also apply to all charges of discrimination.

Supplemental Information

Applicants are required to attach a cover letter and resume to their application. 
Please note that ONLY your State of Colorado job application will be reviewed during the initial screening; if you submit a resume and cover letter, they will be reviewed in later stages of the selection process.  Therefore, it is paramount that you clearly describe all of your relevant experience on the application itself.  Applications left blank or marked "SEE RESUME" will not be considered.
Your application will be reviewed against the minimum qualifications for the position.  If your application demonstrates that you meet the minimum qualifications, you will be invited to the comparative analysis process, which is described below.
Note: Current and former employees (transfers, voluntary demotions and reinstatements) are required to apply and participate in the comparative analysis process. 

For recruiting questions, please contact 

ADAAA Accommodations: Any person with a disability as defined by the ADA Amendments Act of 2008 (ADAAA) may be provided a reasonable accommodation upon request to enable the person to complete an employment assessment. To request an accommodation, please contact Bridget Clawson Braaten at 303-866-4373 or  by phone or email at least five business days before the assessment date to allow us to evaluate your request and prepare for the accommodation. You may be asked to provide additional information, including medical documentation, regarding functional limitations and type of accommodation needed. Please ensure that you have this information available well in advance of the assessment date.
Toll Free Applicant Technical Support: If you experience technical difficulty with the NEOGOV system (e.g. uploading or attaching documents to your online application) call NEOGOV technical support at 855-524-5627 Mon-Fri between 6 am and 6 pm (Pacific Time).  Helpful hints: if you are having difficulty uploading or attaching documents to your application first- ensure your documents are PDF or Microsoft Word files, and second, close the document before you attempt to upload (attach) it.