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Department of Behavioral Health Accepts Applications for Community Service Reviewers

Tuesday, November 25, 2014
Deadline is Thursday, December 4, 2014

Washington, DC—The District of Columbia Department of Behavioral Health is accepting applications for part time contractors to conduct Community Service Reviews of the District’s public mental health system.  Community Service Reviews are a tool for assessing the quality of mental health services. 

Applicants must be trained on the Community Service Review Protocols for adults, children and families used by the Department and have prior experience leading a community service review.

The deadline to submit an application is 5 pm, Thursday, December 4, 2014.  The period of employment is January 2 through September 30, 2015 for a maximum of 40 hours per week and a maximum of ten weeks.  Reviews will be conducted at locations in the community and at certified mental health community based providers. 

  Community Service Reviewer qualifications: 

  • Mandatory training on the Department’s Community Service Review protocols (Community Service Review for a Child and Family, version 4.0 and Community Service Review for an Adult Service Participant, version 4.0)
  • Mandatory experience leading a Department community service review and producing a Community Service Review score  sheet and review narrative
  • Good communications and interpersonal skills
  • Familiarity with the District public mental health system
  • BA or BS degree preferred

 An Optional Pre-Bid Conference to inform potential contractors of the bidding process and to distribute a required vendor application form is scheduled for  2 pm to 3 pm, Monday, December 1, in Conference Room 218,  64 New York Avenue NE.  If you are unable to attend the pre-bid conference, contact Meredith Alexander at (202) 671-3173 or [email protected] for the vendor application form. A complete application must include a vendor application, a resume and a cover letter (two references are optional). The cover letter should explain the applicant’s ability to meet the qualifications and detail previous experience conducting a Community Service Review.  The application can be submitted at the pre-bid conference, by email to [email protected], or delivered/ mailed to the Department of Mental Health at 64 New York Avenue NE, Washington, DC  20002.   

For more information, contact Ms. Patricia Thompson, the Community Service Review Manager, at (202) 671-4035 or [email protected].