Available Position: Program Specialist

Job Description, as of 10/25/19:

The Program Specialist will be an essential team member working on a three-year project in collaboration with The Children with Special Health Care Needs Development Group. The Program Specialist will:

1) help conduct a needs assessment,

2) develop a case management module,

3) develop and implement a quality assurance and evaluation process for that module, and

4) provide training and ongoing technical assistance.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to, overseeing the development and implementation of a practice model, including training, guides, and a web-based learning community. The Program Specialist will also coach program participants throughout eleven (11) Texas regions and develop the final report in collaboration with the evaluation coordinator. WORKING CONDITIONS: Occasional evening or weekend hours may be required. Some travel may be required.


Job Details:

General Notes

In Cover Letter/ Letter of Interest, please detail your experience working with families and children with special healthcare needs. This position requires up to 15% travel, in-state only. This is a grant-funded position and reassignment will be based upon performance, progress toward research goals and continuation of funding.


  • Develop training content and curriculum; oversee the development and implementation of a practice model, including training, guides, and a web-based learning community; coach program participants using the new model, including technical assistance; assist principal investigator in designing methods and instruments.
  • Manage data collection process; conduct surveys, focus groups, and interviews; maintain data collection systems for recording participants surveys, focus groups, and interviews; managing participant incentives.
  • Program evaluation; Analyze data including coding of qualitative data; assist with writing reports and presentations.
  • Submit Institutional Review Board (IRB) documents.
  • Actively participate in institute functions such as trainings, staff meetings, events, and other activities.

Required Qualifications

Master’s degree in social work, public health, or a related social services field with case management experience. Minimum two (2) years program experience and five (5) years professional experience.

Relevant education and experience may be substituted as appropriate.

Preferred Qualifications

Preference will be given to candidates with Spanish proficiency, data collection experience, and significant lived experience with families and children with special health care needs.

Salary Range

$50,000 + depending on qualifications

Working Conditions

  • May work around standard office conditions.
  • Repetitive use of a keyboard at a workstation.
  • Travel will be necessary.

Work Shift

M-F, Flexible between 7am – 6pm

Required Materials

  • Resume/CV
  • 3 work references with their contact information; at least one reference should be from a supervisor
  • Letter of interest


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