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Health Program Coordinator **BILINGUAL**


Recruitment #22-002818-0037




MDH, Howard County Health Department, Columbia, MD


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 have no insurance or limited financial resources through the Consumer Support Services grant.

  • 35% Grant Monitoring 
  • 35% Obtain, coordinate and provide referrals
  • 20% Provide presentations and outreach 
  • 10% Perform other related duties
This position is eligible for hybrid telework.


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 Health Services 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 Health Services option must be as follows: professional clinical or administrative work in health or medical services in areas other than Mental Health, Developmental Disabilities or Addictions.

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.


Preferred candidates should possess the following qualifications:

  • Bilingual in Spanish
  • Experience with grant monitoring, which includes but is not limited to, tracking funds, data reporting, auditing, planning and implementation
  • Experience working with individuals with mental health disorders
  • Experience using electronic health record (EHR) systems and managing consumer cases/services
  • Experience coordinating with community providers and agencies
  • Ability to prioritize work and complete tasks efficiently to meet deadlines


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.



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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