Behavioral Health Program Coordinator

Augusta, Maine, United States Full-time

Opening Date: August 13, 2019

Closing Date:  August 27, 2019

Job Class Code: 4002
Grade: 23 (P&T)        
Salary: $39,582.40- $53,580.80
Position Number: 3000-4554


Agency information:

The Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) provides supportive, preventive, protective, public health and intervention services that safeguard the public health and assist our customers in meeting their needs. 

 The Office of Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services (SAMHS) within DHHS is responsible for providing leadership and active partnership in Maine’s comprehensive system of support to communities and individuals with substance use and mental health conditions across the prevention, intervention, treatment and recovery system and across the lifespan through a network of community providers. 

Job duties:

 As the Behavioral Health Program Coordinator in the Office of Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services (SAMHS), you will work with a multitude of internal and external partners responsible for quality management and monitoring programs and activities across the Prevention, Intervention, Treatment, Recovery and Resource Development teams.  You will be responsible for planning, organizing, coordination and oversight of contracts, data and quality improvement/management operations both at SAMHS and among community provider agencies related to Private Non-Medical Institutes.  Field work will include Consent Decree compliance, fidelity reviews, Provider readiness, training and technical assistance and implementation of evidence based best practices.  Statewide travel is required.



A Bachelor’s Degree in one of the Social Sciences and four (4) years’ experience in professional community behavioral health work.  A Master’s Degree in Social Work may be substituted for two (2) years’ experience.

 In order to properly evaluate your experience, you must respond to the following competencies:


  1. Knowledge of mental health, substance abuse programs and systems.  
  2. A demonstrated ability to develop and implement methods to monitor and evaluate effectiveness of health-related programs.
  3. A demonstrated ability to provide technical assistance visits to mental health community programs to review for contractual and program compliance issues and changes, for contractual compliance. 
  4. Exceptional ability to community including the ability to develop written reports providing information/analysis of potential problems and provide solutions in order to recommend revisions and improvements. 
  5. A demonstrated ability to deliver presentations and/or workshops/seminars and facilitate meetings in order to explain Department programs and policies.

 Please respond to the 5 prompts above in your cover letter. Failure to do so will result in your application not being evaluated.



For additional information about this position please contact Kathy Lavallee at To apply, please upload a resume and cover letter. To request a paper application, please contact Ashley Vigue at .

Value of State’s share of Employee’s Retirement: 14.47% of pay   
Value of State-paid Dental Insurance:  $14.31 biweekly

Value of State-paid Health Insurance*:

Level 1:  100% State Contribution = $461.75 biweekly (employee pays nothing)
Level 2:  95% State Contribution = $438.66 biweekly (Employee pays: 5%)
Level 3:  90% State Contribution = $415.58 biweekly (Employee pays: 10%)
Level 4:  85% State Contribution = $392.49 biweekly (Employee pays: 15%)
*The level of actual value of state paid Health Insurance will be based on employee’s wage rate and status with regard to the health credit premium program as of July 1, 2019.


The Department of Health and Human Services is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer.  We provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities upon request.