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Posted on: April 21, 2022


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You must apply for this position through the PA Civil Service. The below link will take you directly to the list of open Westmoreland County jobs. Please click "County Mental Health Program Specialist 1 (Local Government) - Westmoreland County MH/ID. ===> Job Posting

  • Full-time employment 
  • Work hours 8:30 am - 4:00 pm, Monday - Friday with a 1 hour lunch period 
  • Hiring preference for this vacancy will be given to candidates who live within Westmoreland County. If no eligible candidates who live within Westmoreland County apply for this position, candidates who reside in other counties may be considered. 
  • Salary is $51,958.56 annually.
  • Westmoreland County offers excellent benefits including health/vision insurance, 10 vacation days after 1 year of service, 2 personal days, 15 sick days, and 13 paid holidays! 
  • Minimum Experience and Training Requirements:  Two years of professional level experience in the field of mental health, and a bachelor's degree; OR any equivalent combination of experience and training.

The MH Program Specialist (Complex Cases - Dual Diagnosis) position is with the Westmoreland County BHDS office located in downtown Greensburg behind the Courthouse. Westmoreland County offers excellent benefits including health/vision insurance, 10 vacation days after 1 year of service, 2 personal days, 15 sick days, and 13 paid holidays. 


The County MH Program Specialist I Complex Cases (Dual Diagnosis) will be a liaison between the mental health and intellectual disability systems both in house and with the necessary MH/IDA stakeholders in the community. The Program Specialist will act as the point person for dually diagnosed cases and will be responsible for the development of a behavioral health care management meeting for each individual. They will bridge the gap between the individual, their medical services, health systems, and community resources with care coordination tasks. They will assist with intervention strategies and support in crisis situations, treatment services, and discharge/re-integration to the community. The Program Specialist will support and ensure engagement with physical health service needs, as well as offer the individual a medium for open communication between service systems and providers.

This position will also require specific reporting and data collection responsibilities that will be used in identifying best practices and targeting performance improvement efforts.  Will be responsible for assessing and coordinating the care needs for consumers identified as Seriously Mental Ill (SMI) and dually diagnosed with an intellectual disability or Autism (IDA) diagnosis. The Program Specialist will provide assessment, education, planning, care coordination, identification of resources, and service facilitation from a person-centered approach with the goal of increasing the quality of life and prioritize their needs and goals.

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