Careers

We encourage you to reach out to us at cbhj@wayne.edu if you are interested in a position listed below and have questions about your qualifications, concerns about your background check, or experience issues with the WSU Talent portal. 

  • Juvenile Justice Manager

    Juvenile Justice Manager (project manager) (1 position)
    (Position #req1468)
    $50,000 - $90,000 

    The Center for Behavioral Health and Justice (CBHJ) is seeking an experienced juvenile justice manager to serve as project manager for juvenile justice projects. 

    Essential Functions:

    • Reports to the Associate Director and Principal Investigator (PI) and is responsible for the effective and efficient management of various juvenile justice grants for the School of Social Work Center for Behavioral Health and Justice (CBHJ). Serves as program, grant, and project liaison with center, school, university and external partners in support of the project success.

    • Provide overall project management on concurrent juvenile justice grants. Adhere to university & grant policies. Administer and monitor budget expenditures according to WSU and grant agency requirements. Utilize fundamental project management processes, methodologies, tools and techniques to ensure project success.

    • Serve as content expert to internal and external partners for juvenile justice initiatives including demonstrated knowledge and experience across the service array in juvenile justice, including knowledge of evidence-based and evidence-informed practices at all levels of the juvenile justice system, array of standardized assessments and their appropriate usage in juvenile justice,
      knowledge and application of federal and state priorities, laws and policies applicable to the projects undertaken by the CBHJ. Maintain knowledge of legal, federal, and state regulations to ensure program adherence.

    • Communicate project progress and milestones to funders, partners, CBHJ staff, and others as required by the grant or requested by Associate Director or PI including written reports and presentations.

    • Responsible for recruiting, hiring, on-boarding, directing work, coaching, counseling, developing and performance management of staff.

    • Perform other related duties as assigned.

    Qualifications

    • Education: Master's degree in Social Work or Public Health

    • Experience: Minimum 5 years of job-related experience with services and interventions across the juvenile justice service array, and experience in working within or navigating community systems, secure juvenile facilities, juvenile probation systems, interfacing with courts, the judicial system, state human services, public health and mental health systems and law enforcement.

    • Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

      • Program Management: Able to independently manage a variety of grants while ensuring appropriate quality control and follow-up.

      • Supervisory Skills: Able to delegate responsibilities, support, manage and, if necessary, discipline staff.

      • Organizational Skills: Ability to prioritize and plan work activities to meet deadlines. Ability to work effectively with established deadlines and pressure.

      • Communication Skills: Demonstrated verbal and written communication skills with the ability to manage a variety of relationships with various partners.

      • Interpersonal Skills: Able to build cooperative, effective relationships, facilitate communication and understanding among professionals. The ability to build consensus, anticipate problems and difficult situations, and develop workable strategies and solutions.

      • Results oriented: Demonstrated strong skills and a track record for sustained measurement of program and project outcomes, ability to work independently and with others to achieve desired results. Knowledge of and the ability to effectively utilize project management processes, methodologies and tools.

  • Jail Diversion Project Coordinator

    Project Coordinator: Jail Diversion (1 position)
    (Position #req1607)
    $tbd

    The Center for Behavioral Health and Justice (CBHJ) is seeking a Project Coordinator to support its jail diversion initiative. The Project Coordinator will work closely with external partners and CBHJ team members to ensure successful program implementation and evaluation. The ideal candidate thrives in a dynamic environment, enjoys navigating systems, and is a natural at building relationships. Knowledge of criminal/legal and behavioral health systems and a passion for programming that supports justice-involved individuals is preferred.

    Essential Functions:

    • Serve as primary liaison within county partners and maintain positive collaborative relationships among all involved partners and systems including law enforcement, jails, courts, dispatch, community mental health, emergency medical services, behavioral health providers, etc.

    • Implement evaluation design and data collection methods as defined by Principal Investigator, Directors, and/or Project Manager including facilitations of interviews and community of practice meetings and management of data collection, process mapping, identification of data points, collection methods, and entry.

    • Apply critical thinking in completing tasks such as needs assessments, assisting county partners in determining the best programs and interventions for their region and developing implementation plans.

    • Work with partners to establish formal meeting schedule, determine attendees, and revise as needed; facilitate meetings, using innovative techniques for maximum participation.

    • Work closely with Project Manager and other Project Coordinators to ensure efficiency in performing duties and fidelity of processes and practices across counties.

    • Coordinate and balance goals and objectives of project with needs, abilities, and priorities of community partners.

    • Work with PI, Directors, Data Teams, and/or Project Manager to report findings to community partners and assist in interpreting data and determining next steps.

    • Provide support in writing reports and manuscripts, developing presentations, and creating other materials as needed.

    • Must have transportation for meetings in communities across the state.

    Qualifications

    • Education: Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience or Master of Social Work or related Master’s degree in related field including Public Health or Criminal Justice preferred.

    • Experience: Experience working in behavioral health and/or criminal/legal systems; preferred experience or knowledge of behavioral health crisis response teams, peer support, and/or law enforcement agencies. Experience interfacing with project partners including behavioral health, substance use, criminal/legal, jails, probation/parole, and/or law enforcement agencies. Experience implementing new programs or interventions preferred. Experience or thorough understanding of assisted outpatient treatment (AOT) in Michigan preferred.

    • Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

      • Excellent oral and written communication, problem-solving, and inter-personal skills.

      • Ability to conceptualize and map processes within a system or agency to illustrate the flow of information or services and identify data collection points.

      • Self-motivated; ability to work remotely and independently.

      • Proficiency with Excel, Word, Outlook, PowerPoint, and Dropbox.

  • Project Coordinator

    Project Coordinator (1 position)
    (Position #req1176)
    $tbd

    The Center for Behavioral Health and Justice (CBHJ) is seeking a Project Coordinator to support its jail diversion initiative. The Project Coordinator will work closely with external partners and CBHJ team members to ensure successful program implementation and evaluation. The ideal candidate thrives in a dynamic environment, enjoys navigating systems, and is a natural at building relationships. Knowledge of criminal/legal and behavioral health systems and a passion for programming that supports justice-involved individuals is preferred.

    Essential Functions:

    • Serve as primary liaison within county partners and maintain positive collaborative relationships among all involved partners and systems including law enforcement, jails, courts, dispatch, community mental health, emergency medical services, behavioral health providers, etc.

    • Implement evaluation design and data collection methods as defined by Principal Investigator, Directors, and/or Project Manager including facilitations of interviews and community of practice meetings and management of data collection, process mapping, identification of data points, collection methods, and entry.

    • Apply critical thinking in completing tasks such as needs assessments, assisting county partners in determining the best programs and interventions for their region and developing implementation plans.

    • Work with partners to establish formal meeting schedule, determine attendees, and revise as needed; facilitate meetings, using innovative techniques for maximum participation.

    • Work closely with Project Manager and other Project Coordinators to ensure efficiency in performing duties and fidelity of processes and practices across counties.

    • Coordinate and balance goals and objectives of project with needs, abilities, and priorities of community partners.

    • Work with PI, Directors, Data Teams, and/or Project Manager to report findings to community partners and assist in interpreting data and determining next steps.

    • Provide support in writing reports and manuscripts, developing presentations, and creating other materials as needed.

    • Must have transportation for meetings in communities across the state.

    Qualifications

    • Education: Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience or Master of Social Work or related Master’s degree in related field including Public Health or Criminal Justice preferred.

    • Experience: Experience working in behavioral health and/or criminal/legal systems; preferred experience or knowledge of behavioral health crisis response teams, peer support, and/or law enforcement agencies. Experience interfacing with project partners including behavioral health, substance use, criminal/legal, jails, probation/parole, and/or law enforcement agencies. Experience implementing new programs or interventions preferred. Experience or thorough understanding of assisted outpatient treatment (AOT) in Michigan preferred.

    • Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

      • Excellent oral and written communication, problem-solving, and inter-personal skills.

      • Ability to conceptualize and map processes within a system or agency to illustrate the flow of information or services and identify data collection points.

      • Self-motivated; ability to work remotely and independently.

      • Proficiency with Excel, Word, Outlook, PowerPoint, and Dropbox.

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