RCPA - Rehabilitation and Community Providers Association


State Seeks Director for System of Care Initiative
December 22, 2009

The Department of Public Welfare (DPW) in partnership with the University of Pittsburgh and Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic of the University of the Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC) is preparing to implement a System of Care grant for children. This grant, from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, is a six-year commitment for the development of systems of care in 15 Pennsylvania counties.  The focus of the grant will be youth ages 8-18 that have serious behavioral health challenges and are also involved with child welfare and/or juvenile justice systems. PCPA has been asked to support the grant and the recruitment of key staff for the Pennsylvania System of Care Partnership.

DPW and UPMC are now seeking a Project Director responsible for the development, implementation, and management of the Pennsylvania System of Care Partnership.  Qualifications include “an advanced degree in social work, psychology or other related human services field and a minimum of five years experience in providing children’s services in progressively responsible positions with at least three years in a supervisory or administrative capacity are required.  Knowledge and familiarity with Behavioral Health, Child Welfare and/or Juvenile Justice is strongly preferred.  Demonstrated experience facilitating or leading community/county coalitions or services collaborations and the ability and desire to utilize personal experience of parenting a child with mental health issues are preferred. A positive regard for all of Pennsylvania’s diverse communities is essential.”

Interested professionals are invited to apply at www.upmc.edu by selecting Careers at UPMC, then accessing the link to continue to search and apply for openings. Select “Advance Search” and enter 1057589 in the Job Opening ID field.  Candidates must apply by 5:00 p.m. January 11, 2010.


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