Serves as a sustainable funding specialist as part of the Prevention and Intervention Services Department. Reports directly to, and is evaluated by, the Director of Prevention and Intervention. Works as a cross department, inter-agency analyst to pursue multi- funding sources to support school-based mental health and wellness. Performs duties requiring diligent exercise of fiscal and organizational resources and funding models.
Supervision Received And Exercised
This position will be directly supervised by the Director of the Prevention and Intervention Services Department.
Examples of Essential Job Functions (Duties & Responsiblities)
- Collaborates with county mental health, probation, local education agencies, social services and law enforcement.
- Analyzes data related to selected at-risk youth, including attendance, behavioral and academic data.
- Establishes and maintains clear communication and cooperative working relationships with a variety of educators, social welfare agencies and community groups for selected at-risk youth.
- Facilitates meetings and group processes for various educational audiences.
- Supports local districts, including the Humboldt County Office of Education and their schools, in determining methods to sustainably fund efforts to achieve mental health goals and priorities stated in their Local Control Accountability Plan.
- Participates in Humboldt System of Care collaborations, workgroups and other associated meetings to determine fiscal needs to fund continued improved behavioral and mental health outcomes for our children and families.
- Collaborates with school leadership and district personnel to fund ongoing efforts to improve mental health and behavioral outcomes for children.
- Works with HCOE and partner agencies to identify funding to support the development and implementation of integrated mental health programs for HCOE and District Schools.
- Organizes ongoing data collection for evaluation and data decision-making purposes.
- Supports and coordinates the development of grant applications and responses to requests for proposals.
- Maintains the business, funding and operational functions assigned to this position.
- Works to support development of ongoing funding for the implementation of school-based programs, services and supports.
- Provides support to staff from Prevention and Intervention Services to meet the Humboldt County Office of Education (HCOE) vision, mission, and goals.
- Provides technical assistance and guidance with budget formulation, budget revision and scope of work.
- Collaborates and evaluates pre-existing funding models state-wide. Potential travel to model programs for networking and development.
- Performs related duties as assigned.
Qualifications (Employment Standards)
This position requires knowledge of potential revenue sources, such as Medi-Cal reimbursement, as well as grant acquisition. Additionally, the knowledge to facilitate the fiscal maintenance of grant funded projects in collaboration with the HCOE business office.
Knowledge, Skills, And Ability:
- Knowledge of laws, rules and regulations impacting systems servicing children and families, with an emphasis on those that are specifically related to funding and fiscal reporting.
- Knowledge of effective implementation of research and practices.
- Skills in effective oral and written communication and organization.
- Skilled in presenting fiscal and reporting strategies to large groups.
- Ability to collaborate with multiple stakeholders and collaborative partners.
- Ability to work independently or as part of a team.
- Ability to understand and carry-out oral and written instructions.
- Ability to organize large amounts of data, complex financial and budget forms and processes.
- Ability to express ideas and concepts clearly and concisely in oral and written form.
- Ability to establish and maintain cooperative and professional working relationships with individuals, groups and public and private agency personnel.
- Ability to plan, organize and conduct trainings.
- Ability to maintain and improve professional skills and knowledge.
- Ability to motivate, challenge and guide others in the attainment of educational and/or project goals.
- Ability to gather data, analyze data and conduct research.
- Ability to comply with program goals and deadlines.
- Ability to work across departments and agencies, in and out of Humboldt County.
- Comfortable with web-based meeting formats such as Zoom, Google Meets, etc.
Education and Experience:
- Bachelor’s Degree and/or five years of experience demonstrating the ability to perform the essential functions of the position.
- History of successful collaborative experience with service providing agencies, including child welfare, mental health, probation services and schools.
- Experience in training adult professionals from a variety of disciplines preferred.
- Experience in supporting the implementation of complex programs.
- Experience in supporting the fiscal component of mental health programs.
- Demonstrable ability to collaborate with stakeholders, public agencies and education systems.
- Ability to travel to other County Office of Education, conferences, etc.
- Manual dexterity to operate a telephone and access, enter and retrieve data into/from a computer.
- Ability to sit at a desk, conference table or in meetings of various configurations for extended periods of time with or without reasonable accommodation.
- Ability to see and read, with or without visual aids, laws and codes, rules, policies and other printed matter, and computer screens and printouts with or without reasonable accommodation.
- Ability to hear and understand speech at normal room levels and to hear and understand speech on the telephone with or without reasonable accommodation.
- Ability to speak in audible tones so that others may understand clearly in normal conversations, in training sessions and other meetings, with or without reasonable accommodation.
- When applicable, the ability to drive an automobile or to arrange a consistent method of transportation.
Working Conditions (Work Environment):
- Ability to work in collective and collaborative working environment in a shared office space.
- Work is performed in a busy, sometimes noisy, office environment.
- Positions in this classification work indoors and sit for long periods of time.
- The position requires daily oral communication in person and on the telephone, frequent use of email and messaging communication systems.
- Must be fingerprinted and a satisfactory Department of Justice records check must be received by HCOE prior to employment.
- TB testing will be required upon employment.
- Must pass a pre-employment physical (if applicable).
- May be required to obtain first aid and CPR certificates within the first 6 to 12 months of employment.
- May be required to drive with or without students; some positions may require a California driver’s license, proof of insurance and possible participation in the DMV Pull Notice Program once employed.
Classification Range 18 | PC Approved 12-12-2022