This announcement is for a full-time, permanent, Health Services Consultant 3 position (HSC3).


Join Us in Making a Difference!

At the Department of Health, our mission is to safeguard and enhance the health of all people in Washington State. In alignment with this goal, the Prevention and Community Health Division and the Thriving Children and Youth Section are dedicated to supporting local and state systems that improve healthcare accessibility and outcomes for children and families. Our focus is on equity and racial justice, ensuring every child and family thrives.


Position Overview:

As the Behavioral Health Coordinator (HSC3) in the Adolescent Health Unit, you will play a critical role in the expansion and enhancement of our School Based Health Center (SBHC) programs. This position involves extensive coordination with internal and external partners and community partners to implement legislation focused on integrating behavioral health services in schools effectively.


Key Responsibilities:

Legislative Implementation: Ensure the successful rollout of behavioral health initiatives within the school system as per legislative requirements.
Partner Collaboration: Build and maintain partnerships with educational service districts, healthcare providers, and community organizations to support and enhance school-based health centers (SBHCs).
Project Management: Develop and manage comprehensive project plans, including timelines, resources, and budgets, to ensure project deliverables are met.
Communication Leadership: Serve as the primary contact for behavioral health-related topics across SBHC and school-based health care, facilitating effective communication between involved parties.
Financial and Contractual Oversight: Oversee the financial aspects of the behavioral health programs, including budgeting, funding allocations, and contract management to ensure fiscal compliance and efficiency.
Work Location:

This position is based in Tumwater, WA, and offers a flexible/hybrid work arrangement with the option to tele-work or utilize our modern drop-in workstations, while enjoying the occasional in-person collaboration opportunities.


About the DOH

The Washington State Department of Health (DOH) fights to defend the public’s health from threats in a rapidly evolving world. DOH’s programs and services, implemented in collaboration with local health departments and state, federal and private partners, touch the lives of all Washingtonians and visitors to the state 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. DOH will continue to evolve and transform public health activities, taking it to the next level through our cornerstone values of Equity, Innovation, and Engagement. Learn more about the DOH and our Transformational Plan shaping the future of healthcare in Washington.


Why DOH?

We are dedicated to your work-life harmony and offer one of the most competitive benefits packages in the nation, designed to support your lifestyle. To learn more about “Why DOH”, visit Work@Health.


Our Ideal Candidate

The ideal candidate has dynamic project management skills and thrives in collaborative environments. They are adept at leading initiatives that require navigating complex systems and processes and using quality improvement tools effectively. They possess a deep understanding of the social determinants of health and their impact on adolescent well-being.


Required Qualifications

Required Qualifications are the minimum requirements for eligibility for this position. The experience described below could have been gained concurrently AND through paid or unpaid activities.

Five (5) years of experience managing projects across various settings involving collaboration between multiple diverse partners such as different groups or organizations which may include local government, schools, healthcare providers, community organizations or nonprofits.
Five (5) years of experience leading, managing, or coordinating initiatives focused on adolescent health including working in community development, youth development, community mobilization, or community systems planning. This experience may have been gained through public initiatives, school programs, or community outreach efforts.

Desired Qualifications:

Desired Qualifications are not required for eligibility but are helpful to have. The experience described below could have been gained concurrently AND through paid or unpaid activities.

Bachelor’s degree in Public Health, Social Science, Community Development or related field.
Two (2) years of experience engaging with Social Determinants of Health (SDOH) related to adolescent behavioral health, this may include experience working on projects or policies that evaluate how environmental, economic, and educational factors impact the emotional and behavioral health in adolescents and young adults or experience that demonstrates an understanding of adolescent social determinants of health.
Experience working with maternal and child health populations, particularly children and adolescents.
Experience working with comprehensive children and adolescent health care.
Experience working with diverse community partners; demonstrated success achieving project goals with culturally relevant approaches.
Application Process

Click “Apply” to submit your detailed application profile along with the following:

A cover letter (without personal pictures) describing how you meet the qualifications and why you are interested in this position.

A current resume (without personal pictures).
Three (3) or more professional references (contacts)  listed in your applicant profile under the references section, include a  former or current supervisor, peer, and someone you have supervised or led (if applicable).

Attachments: Do not attach documents that include photos, letters of recommendation, transcripts or private information (social security number, year of birth, etc.).

Veterans: Applicants wishing to claim Veterans Preference must attach a copy of their DD-214 (Member 4 copy), NGB 22, or signed verification of service letter from the United States Department of Veterans Affairs to their application. Please remove or cover any personally identifiable data such as social security numbers and birth year.


This position is covered by a bargaining unit for which the Washington Federation of State Employees (WFSE) is the exclusive representative.


Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion

We regard diversity as the foundation of our strength, recognizing that differing insights and abilities enable us to reflect the unique needs of the communities we serve. DOH is an equal-opportunity employer. We prohibit discrimination based on race/ethnicity/color, creed, sex, pregnancy, age, religion, national origin, marital status, the presence or perception of a disability, veteran’s status, military status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender expression, or gender identity.

Contact InformationFor questions regarding this recruitment, accommodations or alternative formats contact April Gilreath at april.gilreath@doh.wa.gov.
For general DOH recruitment questions or requests contact the DOH Talent Acquisition Team at employment@doh.wa.gov.
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Conditions of Employment and Working Conditions

With or without accommodation, I am willing and able to:

Work a full-time 40-hour work week schedule (Mon-Fri 8-5) occasionally adjust the work schedule to meet business needs.
Occasionally work in excess of 40 hours a week when necessary to perform the core functions of the position, flexible schedule options available with supervisory approval.
Travel occasionally, either alone or with another person, overnight, for several days and/or out of state.
Willing and able to legally operate a state- or privately-owned vehicle OR provide alternative transportation while on state business.
Move objects and materials weighing as much as 25 pounds
Participate in emergency response activities and when the Agency Coordination center is activated.

About Washington Department of Health

At DOH, we safeguard public health in an ever-evolving world. Through collaboration with local health jurisdictions and state, federal, and private partners, our programs, and services impact every Washingtonian and visitor daily. We're driven by Equity, Innovation, and Engagement, as outlined in our Transformational Plan for the future of Washington health.