State of Washington Classified Job Specification
SOCIAL & HEALTH PROGRAM CONSULTANT 2
Independently develop, administer, and/or monitor social, financial, or health services programs or the program policies and procedures for use by staff or service vendors; or develop plans for monitoring service delivery; or develop, implement, monitor and provide statewide program consultation and/or technical assistance to staff, community or providers to enhance the delivery of services; or serves as a licensor of day care centers.
Some positions in this class may perform one of the following functions a majority of the time, provided that the duties identified in the Definition are also included in the work assignment:
develop, implement and monitor grants and/or service contracts;
liaison and public relations;
draft or analyze proposed legislation and determine fiscal impact;
conduct program audits and on-site inspections;
review findings of hearings;
research, analyze and interpret State and Federal regulations and/or legislation; or
develop, implement, direct and monitor a designated project or projects;
licensure of day care centers.
Designs and develops statewide programs or program plans, policies and procedures for the delivery of social, financial, or health services by staff or providers; produces rules and regulations related to the delivery of program services; conducts program audits and on-site visits to field offices/institutions to monitor policy implementation and compliance;
Produces manuals, guidelines, forms and related materials for the instruction and guidance of agency and vendor staff; provides policy interpretation to staff, clients, community, groups, other states and agencies;
Analyzes State and Federal laws and federal regulations, and drafts needed changes; recommends the development and promulgation of WAC's pertaining to social, financial or health programs; consults with other states for interpretation of Federal regulations; attends public hearings on WAC's representing agency; coordinates responses to Federal statutes;
Develops assumptions for program budget projections; prepares budget requests; monitors allotments of program monies, expenditures and performance indicators; have accountability for budget allotments and expenditures;
Participates in establishing goals and objectives for programs and staff; provides liaison and coordination with other divisions of DSHS on programs having cross-bureau or cross-divisional impact; identifies problem areas, advises management and makes recommendations;
Develops and prepares program grant proposals and applications, fiscal and contract procedures for statewide implementation; obtains funds for specific areas to meet client needs;
Prepares fiscal impact statements; reviews agency expenditures; reviews and monitors budget; provides input for budget preparation;
Analyzes computer system needs; assists in computer program development;
Serves as media contact to promote program; develops and designs informational brochures, forms and instructions for use by staff and vendors;
Responds to agency auditors' findings; responds to Federal audit findings; reviews fair hearings findings; questions decisions and prepares petitions for review;
Provides technical assistance and consultation to agency staff, vendors, community groups, and legislative body; serves as intra- and inter-agency liaison; provides legislative reports; assists director in testimony; serves as liaison with Federal government; schedules and conducts public hearings;
Develops curriculum and materials for training of agency or vendor staff, community and clients; provides training to agency staff, vendors and vendor staff; develops contracts for staff training;
Develops, negotiates and implements service contracts; develops bid packages; monitors contracts for delivery of service; trains contract writers; sets payment rates; determines stop-placement or terminate contracts; writes statement of work; writes corrective action; monitors contract monitors;
Serves as chairman or participates in special committees and task forces representing agency; establishes cross-community services; conducts needs assessments; implements research and evaluation studies; may direct and lead staff in projects, research and evaluation studies;
Performs other work as required.
Knowledge and Abilities
Knowledge of: State and Federal policies and regulations related to social, financial and health programs; principles and practices of program planning and evaluation; current social and economic problems related to clientele; principles of community organization and public administration; program consultation, development, contract development, monitoring and negotiations.
Ability to: develop and evaluate programs; work effectively with program staff and local agencies; analyze and resolve complex problems related to social, financial or health programs; communicate effectively with others; write clearly and effectively.
There may be instances where individual positions must have additional licenses or certification. It is the employer’s responsibility to ensure the appropriate licenses/certifications are obtained for each position.
A Master's degree or higher in social work, a health or social science, public administration or a related field, and two years of professional experience in planning, administering, developing, or delivering social, financial, health or chemical dependency treatment services programs.
A Bachelor's degree in social work, a health or social science, public administration or a related field; and three years of professional experience in planning, administering, developing, or delivering social, financial, health, or chemical dependency treatment services programs.
One year of experience as a Social and Health Program Consultant 1.
A degree in Social Work must be from an educational program accredited by the Council on Social Work Education.
For selected positions in an alcohol and substance abuse program, status as a chemical dependency professional is required.
Class Specification History
New class adopted June 12, 1992.
Revise class. Revises definition, distinguishing characteristics; adopted January 12, 1996.
Revise class. Revises title (formerly Social and Health Program Manager 2); adopted
March 9, 2007.
Revise class. Revises class code (formerly 32381); adopted May 10, 2007, effective July 1, 2007.
Revises desirable qualifications, effective December 23, 2011.
Revised desirable qualifications, effective July 22, 2013.
Revised definition and Distinguishing Characteristics; adopted August 8, 2013, effective August 9, 2013.
Base range salary adjustment adopted 6/30/2017, effective 7/1/2017.
Base range salary adjustment adopted 5/17/2018, effective 7/1/2018.