The Short-Term Residential Therapeutic Program (STRTP) Quality Improvement (QI) Advisor, under the supervision of the Director of Clinical Development and Consultation, will provide expertise and guidance to providers related to quality improvement and regulatory compliance across the Catalyst Center’s existing and new contracts, initiatives, and projects. In doing so, the STRTP QI Advisor will play an integral role in the Catalyst Center’s ongoing consultation, training, and technical assistance for providers and stakeholders.
Collaborate with the Director of Clinical Development and Consultation and the Senior Clinical Advisor to implement the STRTP Assessment and Transformation Project, funded through the Department of Health Care Services (DHCS) Behavioral Health Response and Rescue Project (BHRRP), including:
Provide individual and small group technical assistance and statewide training to STRTPs to improve the integration of high-quality mental health services by meeting the regulatory requirements of the DHCS Mental Health Program Approval (MHPA), as defined in the STRTP Interim Regulations.
Provide individual and small group consultation to STRTP providers on licensure, program design, governance structure, etc. to prepare such providers for DHCS Institutions for Mental Disease (IMD) assessment.
Provide individual and small group technical assistance and statewide training to STRTPs to facilitate understanding of federal, state, and local guidance, regulations, and operating requirements as well as any changes to these requirements.
Develop, implement, and distribute best practice solutions related to quality improvement processes that will assist STRTPs in designing high-quality programming and transition services for youth.
Develop written and digital materials for distribution that will assist STRTPs in meeting the MHPA regulatory requirements and in designing and implementing high-quality mental health programs.
Assist DHCS with Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) developed for STRTPs and updates to providers as needed.
Convene and facilitate ongoing meetings with DHCS leadership regarding the implementation of contract-related activities, including program progress, implementation barriers and challenges, coordination of complementary and associated projects, and ongoing opportunities for collaboration and partnership.
Provide consultation to colleagues and training/technical assistance to providers and stakeholders to support the implementation of high-quality mental health services for youth and families.
Develop and facilitate statewide training and technical assistance resources consistent with contract-required activities and areas of emergent practice need (e.g., Children’s Crisis Residential Program (CCRP) Interim Standards, Psychiatric Residential Treatment Facility (PRTF) certification standards and operating requirements, trauma-responsive care, quality improvement practices).
Identify cross sector themes that emerge through technical assistance efforts and collaborate with Catalyst Center and Alliance colleagues on issues that require interactions with the Department of Social Services and Community Care Licensing.
Maintain detailed and organized records and reports on successes, barriers, and challenges encountered in the course of the above-listed activities.
Other duties as assigned.
Advanced degree in behavioral sciences, public health, education, or related field or equivalent work experience;
Experience interpreting guidance and regulations in the areas of child welfare and children’s mental health, including familiarity with STRTP programs, STRTP Interim Licensing Standards, and MHPA STRTP Interim Regulations;
Experience with Medi-Cal Specialty Mental Health Services, including service provision, documentation, oversight, and billing;
Experience developing and providing training to facilitate learner understanding of regulatory requirements, compliance standards, and quality improvement processes;
High level of organization, attention to detail, and ability to manage multiple projects concurrently;
Strong ability to take personal initiative, work both independently and as a team member, collaborate and coordinate with others;
Technical fluency in MS Office (including Outlook, Word, Excel, and PowerPoint) and technical comfort with virtual platforms such as Zoom;
Ability to anticipate needs, exercise good judgement, and think critically to proactively problem-solve in a fast-paced environment;
Ability to adapt to dynamic environments and comfort with ambiguity and complexity;
Values listening to and honoring the wisdom of people with lived expertise and practice-based experience;
Ability to give and receive constructive feedback, including displaying a desire for continuous learning and self-improvement;
Personable and engaging, responsive to inquiries and concerns;
Excellent verbal and written communication skills; and
Committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion.
Clinical graduate degree strongly preferred;
Knowledge of child welfare, behavioral health, education, and juvenile justice systems.
Compensation and Additional Information:
This position is primarily remote with the potential for some travel and in-person events, including participation in conferences, occasional staff retreats, and provision of onsite provider TA and training. Full-time employees are eligible to receive a generous benefits package. The Catalyst Center is an equal opportunity employer. We strongly encourage and seek applications from people of color, including bi-cultural and bilingual individuals, as well as members of the LGBTQ+ community.