Do you have experience working with or on behalf of persons with Alzheimer's disease and other dementias? Can you imagine yourself using your time management/organizational skills in a busy environment where at the end of the day you know you made a difference? Are you a positive, upbeat, go-getter who can adapt to change? If you have work experience participating in the legislative and rule-making process, we have the perfect job for you!
The Office of Aging and People with Disabilities (APD), Long-Term Services and Supports Section, part of the Oregon Department of Human Services (ODHS), is looking to hire one Dementia Services and Supports Analyst to join our dedicated and compassionate team.
About the Oregon Department of Human Services
Our Mission: To help Oregonians in their own communities achieve wellbeing and independence through opportunities that protect, empower, respect choice, and preserve dignity.
ODHS commits to inclusive excellence by advancing equity and diversity in all that we do. We are an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and encourage applications from members of historically underrepresented racial/ethnic groups, women, individuals with disabilities, veterans, LGBTQIA+ community members, and others to help us achieve our vision of a diverse and inclusive community.
The Oregon Department of Human Services (ODHS) is committed to building an antiracist and equitable agency. Equity is foundational to our role as a human services agency, and we are committed to integrating equity into all we do. The Equity North Star has four points that explain the agency's goals related to equity, inclusion, and racial justice. To learn more about our agency, click here.
About the program
The Office of Aging and People with Disabilities (APD) program assists older adults and people with disabilities of all ages to achieve well-being through opportunities for community living, employment, family support and services that promote independence, choice, and dignity and service equity.
The Long-Term Services and Supports (LTSS) section is within APD. Staff who directly report to the administrator are responsible for developing programs, establishing policy, writing administrative rules and providing administrative oversight for programs which are implemented by Aging and People with Disabilities, Area Agencies on Aging (AAA), Centers for Independent Living (CILs), and Aging and Disability Resource Connections (ADRC). Staff work with AAAs, Office of Budget and Financial Services, commissions, advocates, the Medicaid local office structure and the public. Staff responsibilities include legislative analysis, administrative rule and policy development and implementation, development of legislative concepts and preparing reports to the legislature upon request.
What you will do:
As the Dementia Services and Supports Analyst you will:
- Expand initiatives related to service equity and dementia, develop and sustain relationships with communities of color and other diverse populations.
- Coordinate and implement activities related to the Oregon State Plan for Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Dementias (SPADO), as well as ongoing strategic planning and execution related to the Plan.
- Identify, convene, facilitate, lead and participate in a variety of multi-agency and statewide collaborations to promote quality in all aspect of dementia care; and liaise between APD, Oregon Health Authority (OHA) and AAA.
- Participate in the legislative and rule-making processes, including developing and contributing to policy option packages, review of legislative bills, writing and offering revisions to administrative rules, serving as a subject matter expert, and reviewing policies related to or impacting individuals with dementia and/or their caregivers.
- Serve as a strong advocate for person-centered care and services to be offered to people living with dementia and those who care for them.
To receive a full description of duties and responsibilities for this position please email Teresa.CamachoDeLaTorre@dhsoha.state.or.us.
- Telework or alternative work location will be considered in filling this position. The ability to report to Salem is required when business or operational needs are dependent on onsite activities.
- Have a high-volume workload with a wide variety of competing timelines which will require very closely monitoring the priority and scope of projects and making frequent adjustments.
- Occasionally travel which can require overnight stays.
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You can grow your career through, free leadership training, ample career pathways, and committee participation opportunities.
You’ll enjoy work/life balance, 11 paid holidays a year, flexible work schedules, remote work options, and competitive benefits packages.
What you need to qualify: Minimum Qualifications
A Bachelor's Degree in Business or Public Administration, Behavioral or Social Sciences, Finance, Political Science or any degree demonstrating the capacity for the knowledge and skills; and four years professional-level evaluative, analytical and planning work.
Any combination of experience and education equivalent to seven years professional-level evaluative, analytical and planning work in a health or human services program.
You must clearly show that you meet the minimum qualifications in your application or resume to be considered for an interview. Your application or resume will be used in determining what pay salary step you fall in with the pay equity assessment.
You do not need to have all these attributes to be considered for this opening; however, the most competitive candidates will have most of them. Please demonstrate them in your resume or work history profile.
- Dementia Knowledge: Knowledge of and experience delivering innovative, person-centered dementia care and services, both in congregate and community/in-home settings. Familiarity with current literature related to dementia care and services and ability to translate finding from literature into rule, policy, and practice
- Policy Knowledge: Experience developing, researching and writing policy related to older adults and people with disabilities.
- Engagement Skills: Demonstrated experience and ability to work with diverse groups of individuals with differing perspectives and guide groups through successful collaborative processes.
- Long Term Care: Understanding of Oregon’s long-term services and support systems, rules, laws and policies and how they impact persons living with dementia and their caregivers.
Finalists for this position will be subject to a computerized criminal history and abuse check. Adverse background information will be reviewed and could result in withdrawal of a conditional job offer or termination of employment.
The Oregon Department of Human Services does not offer visa sponsorship. Within three days of hire, you will be required to complete the US Department of Homeland Security’s I-9 form confirming authorization to work in the United States. ODHS will use E-Verify to confirm that you are authorized to work in the United States.
How to Apply
Your work history profile, cover letter, and resume are the perfect opportunities to highlight your interest in the position and showcase the amazing skills and experience that make you the best candidate for the position.
- Please upload a resume and complete the work history profile. Note: Your resume may be uploaded in the Resume/CV field on the online application.
- Attach a cover letter that demonstrates how you meet the qualifications, requirements, and essential attributes for the position. Resume & Cover letter are required. The cover letter should be no longer than 3 pages and clearly describes how you meet the Essential Attributes listed above. Failure to submit the required resume and cover letter may remove your application from consideration.
- External Applicants: Click on the “Apply” button and submit your application. View this video for help.
- Internal Applicants (Current State of Oregon employees): Apply via your employee Workday account. View this job aid for help.
- After you submit your application, please respond to the public records request authorization and gender identity questionnaire. This screen will come after you submit and will complete the process. If you are an employee, the tasks will come to your Workday inbox.
- Veterans: If you are claiming veterans’ preference points, you will receive a task in your Workday account to provide military documents (if you have not already provided them). Please ensure to complete all tasks in Workday during the application process and upload your documents (DD214/Disability). Click here for a guide on how to upload your documents. For privacy reasons, please do not attach your DD214/DD215/civil service preference letter to your application – instead, attach these documents when prompted to during the Workday task. For questions about documentation, please visit: Veterans Resources.
- This position is represented by the Service Employees International Union (SEIU).
- This recruitment may be used to fill future vacancies.
- In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States and to complete the required employment eligibility verification form upon hire. ODHS does not offer VISA sponsorship for this position.
- If you need an accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) to participate in the application or selection process, please contact our office at RECRUITMENT@dhsoha.state.or.us.
- Have questions about Workday, and want some tips on understanding the state application process? Check out this link.
- For questions or assistance with the application process, please contact Teresa Camacho via email at Camachodelatorre@dhsoha.state.or.us or call 971-286-0701. Please be sure to include the job requisition number.