Mental Health & Disability Program Coordinator - Center for Persons with Disabilities, Utah State University

Posted: Thursday, January 10, 2019

Minimum Education and Work Experience

  • Masters / Ph.D. / Psy.D. or equivalent in Education, Psychology, Psychiatry, Rehabilitation, Social Work or a related field; or a combination of experience and education that is equivalent to thereferenced degrees.
  • Demonstrated education and experience focused on mental health/mental illness, and dual diagnosis(mental health & disability);
  • Experience with successful program planning and delivery, including developing and delivering clinical training;
  • Experience in the management of complex projects;
  • Experience working with interdisciplinary teams;

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience developing program evaluations and research activities for program planning and development.
  • Demonstrated record of grants/contracts procurement and management;
  • Demonstrated evidence of scholarly work; including written products.

Work Scope

1.  Responsible for the successful management and operation of mental health and dual diagnosis training
     programs at the CPD, including a clinical training model for healthcare professionals.
2.  Provide oversight and coordination of the ACL grant-funded Mental Health and Intellectual Disability  
     National Training Initiative.
3.  Participate in grant writing and program development activities to enhance and build the CPD's mental
     health training capacity.


  • Coordinates the clinical training aspects of the Mental Health and Intellectual Disability NationalTraining Initiative;
  • Coordinates and supervises the training and technical assistance activities of the CPD in relation to mental health and dual diagnosis;
  • Serve as a liaison between the USU CPD and national mental health advocacy organizations and
    service providers;
  • Independently coordinate and conduct trainings and community education activities related to mental health / dual diagnosis, and the intersectional issues of cultural diversity, poverty, gender, and sexuality;
  • Write grants and negotiate contracts to expand the nature and scope of USU CPD activities related to mental health and dual diagnosis;
  • Be responsible for and provide supervision and mentoring for students;
  • Plans, evaluates, recommends and implements new initiatives when appropriate.
  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships with collaborators, vendors, employees, other managers, and community members. Supports a positive image of USU CPD inside and outside the organization.
  • Participates in budget creation and expense management for the Mental Health / Intellectual Disability National Training Initiative.
  • Assign work, as appropriate, to support staff, coordinating efforts to have quality work completed on time.
  • Ensure deliverables are provided to the clients for specified projects.
  • Participate in the dissemination of information in the form of conference presentations, research publications, and community trainings related to mental health, intellectual & developmental disabilities, and dual diagnosis.

Salary Grade

$65,000 - $75,000

For more information please contact Dr. Matthew Wappett:  [email protected]