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Behavioral Hlth Resource Linkage & Care Coordination Coordinator

Coord of Special Prgms II, Mental Health (FT CONTRACTUAL) REPOST

Recruitment #22-002721-0007






Howard County Health Department
8930 Stanford Blvd.
Columbia, MD 21045

Main Purpose of Job

In this role the coordinator will collaborate with the community sub-vendors and providers and provide technical assistance, grant monitoring and attend required meetings on an ongoing basis.

The coordinator provides coordination, education, and technical assistance concerning older adults. The coordinator will monitor the facilitation process of linkages to behavioral health services for the Geriatric population through collaboration with the contracted sub-vendor. In addition, the coordinator will monitor and ensure the sub-vendor provides specialized supportive services with discharge planning/evaluation of older adult patients transitioning from State Psychiatric Hospitals to geriatric community placement.

The coordinator will link, refer, and promote specialized behavioral health services (mental health and substance use disorders) for the immigrant and undocumented population. The coordinator will connect individuals with serious mental illness to the community services they need. Each individual who is referred and authorized to receive services is assigned a provider that speaks the language that best suits their care. The coordinator will maintain client information sheets; invoices; report numbers of consumers who utilize program services, monitors numbers of visits, monitors numbers that need interpreters and how many interpretations.

The coordinator will also submit monthly and quarterly reports to the Bureau Director and the Behavioral Health Administration, for information related to the older adults and the immigrant and undocumented population.

The coordinator will maintain collaborative relationships with the providers in the community and assure that providers licenses and insurance are up-to-date. The coordinator will coordinate referrals and guidance to persons that contact Public Schools, and other referrals sources for program related services, in person, through providers or via telephone and/or email.

Lastly, the coordinator will collaborate with the Adult Services Coordinator to provide funds to cover costs of medications, transportation, lab work and/or other mental health related services for consumers that no insurance or limited financial resources through the Consumer Support Services grant.

This position is eligible for hybrid telework.


  • (35%) Grant Monitoring- Monitors the provisions and compliance requirements of the grant contracts with designated providers and/or agencies. This includes, but is not limited to data collection and reporting (monthly and quarterly), invoicing (monthly), site visits (audits)(monthly and quarterly), technical assistance and attending ongoing meetings related to the position (monthly and quarterly) with internal and external holders.
  • (35%) Obtain, coordinate and provide referrals and serve as a liaison for individuals in the community. The Coordinator will serve as an entry point for referrals. After referrals are screened and reviewed by the Coordinator for eligibility and need is deemed appropriate, then it is submitted to appropriate providers for clients to receive treatment and other mental health related services. The Coordinator will also maintain a waiting list a prioritize referrals.

  • (20%) Provide presentations and outreach on agencies and providers that need education and information on how Public Behavioral Health System (PBHS) and health department services can be accessed. The Coordinator will also serve as a liaison for state initiatives that provide greater accessibility for specialized populations.

  • (10%) Performs other related duties, including but not limited to accepting responsibility for special projects as assigned, participated in appropriate professional education and training for roles and responsibilities of work assignments as requested or approved by supervisor and participates in Emergency Preparedness drills or actual events. Provide community mental health outreach such as through parents and students in Spanish Classes at school, participate in Health Fairs, and Multi-Cultural Events.


Education:   A Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in nursing, social work, psychology, education, counseling or a related field.

Experience: Two years of professional experience in health services, one year must have been in the Mental Health option.


1. Candidates may substitute the possession of a Master’s degree from an accredited college or university in a health or human service field for one year of the required general experience.

2. Experience in the Mental Health option must be as follows: professional work related to treatment and services for mentally ill patients.

3. Candidates may substitute the possession of a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in another field plus one additional year of professional experience in health services for the required education.

4. Candidates may substitute U.S. Armed Forces military service experience as a commissioned officer in Health Care Administration classifications or Civil Affairs Specialist specialty codes in the health related field of work on a year-for-year basis for the required experience and education.


Desired qualifications:
  • Bilingual in Spanish
  • Professional or administrative staff experience working in the areas of mental health and substance use interventions. 
  • Experience with grant monitoring, which includes, but is not limited to tracking funds, data reporting, auditing, planning and implementation
  • Experience providing and managing consumer cases/services using Electronic Health Records (EHR) and/or Electronic Medical Records (EMR).
  • Experience coordinating community agencies’ resources such as housing, transportation, employment, and other related transitional services.
  • Excellent organization, written and oral communication skills required
  • Ability to prioritize work and complete tasks efficiently to meet deadlines required


Applicants who meet the minimum (and selective) qualifications will be included in further evaluation. The evaluation may be a rating of your application based on your education, training and experience as they relate to the requirements of the position. Therefore, it is essential that you provide complete and accurate information on your application. Please report all related education, experience, dates and hours of work. Clearly indicate your college degree and major on your application, if applicable. For education obtained outside the U.S., any job offer will be contingent on the candidate providing an evaluation for equivalency by a foreign credential evaluation service prior to starting employment (and may be requested prior to interview). 

Complete applications must be submitted by the closing date. Information submitted after this date will not be added. 

Incorrect application forms will not be accepted. Resumes will not be accepted in lieu of a completed application.

Candidates may remain on the certified eligible list for a period of at least one year. The resulting certified eligible list for this recruitment may be used for similar positions in this or other State agencies.


Contractual employees who work for an agency covered under the State Employee and Retiree Health and Welfare Benefits Program, have a current employment contract and work 30 or more hours a week (or on average 130 hours per month) may be eligible for subsidized health benefits coverage for themselves and their dependents. As a contractual employee, you will be responsible for paying 25% of the premiums for your medical and prescription coverage, including any eligible dependents you have enrolled. The State of Maryland will subsidize the remaining 75% of the cost for these benefits. You can also elect to enroll in dental coverage, accidental death and dismemberment insurance, and life insurance, but will be responsible to pay the full premium for these benefits.

Leave may be granted to a contractual employee who has worked 120 days in a 12 month period. This leave accrues at a rate of one hour for every 30 hours worked, not to exceed 40 hours per calendar year.


Online applications are highly recommended. However, if you are unable to apply online, the paper application (and supplemental questionnaire) may be submitted to MDH, Recruitment and Selection Division, 201 W. Preston St., Room 114-B, Baltimore, MD 21201. Paper application materials must be received by 5 pm, close of business, on the closing date for the recruitment, no postmarks will be accepted.

If additional information is required, the preferred method is to upload.  If you are unable to upload, please fax the requested information to 410-333-5689. Only additional materials that are required will be accepted for this recruitment. All additional information must be received by the closing date and time.

For questions regarding this recruitment, please contact the MDH Recruitment and Selection Division at 410-767-1251.

If you are having difficulty with your user account or have general questions about the online application system, please contact the MD Department of Budget and Management, Recruitment and Examination Division at 410-767-4850 or

Appropriate accommodations for individuals with disabilities are available upon request by calling: 410-767-1251 or MD TTY Relay Service 1-800-735-2258.

We thank our Veterans for their service to our country.

People with disabilities and bilingual candidates are encouraged to apply.

As an equal opportunity employer, Maryland is committed to recruitment, retaining and promoting employees who are reflective of the State's diversity.

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