The Contra Costa County Health Services Department is recruiting to fill one vacant Mental Health Program Chief position assigned to the Behavioral Health Services Division located in Martinez, CA.
This position will be responsible for providing overall management and coordination of operational, clinical and administrative activities for programs Division-wide which will include child and adolescent services, transitional aged youth services, adult and older adult services, and alcohol and other drug services. Program and policy direction will be received from the Deputy Director of Behavioral Health.
We are looking for someone who:
Has a strong communication style - verbally and in writing, and communicates clearly and professionally with staff and community providers
Works effectively as a team member
Effectively analyzes and prioritizes situations as they arise during the day, responding to urgent requests in a timely manner in an atmosphere with competing demands
Acknowledges and respects cultural and linguistic differences of diverse populations
What you will typically be responsible for:
Providing oversight of programs, budget allocation and planning, and policies and procedures
Interviewing, hiring and evaluating subordinate staff
Evaluating programs and reviewing performance outcomes to ensure that delivery of services is effective
Monitoring all program activities to ensure that they are in compliance with Federal and State regulations
Working with programs to ensure that data required by the State is collected and submitted in a timely manner
A few reasons why you might love this job:
This highly valued role will encompass a wide range of responsibilities as your daily activities will vary and will be stimulating and enriching
Your leadership will be used to improve the lives of the diverse, marginalized community that we serve
You will be part of a division that has several programs that help our clients learn to manage their lives and their mental health conditions more effectively and improve their quality of life
You will spend your day with a fun and fantastic team who are dedicated and passionate, and most importantly focusing on Contra Costa County’s common mission and goals to serve our community
A few challenges you might face in this job:
Unpredictable daily workflow and work assignments
You may have to work under pressure and need to deliver products within tight timeframes
There is a lot of problem-solving required when issues arise
Decision making: Choosing optimal courses of action in a timely manner
Business Process Analysis: Defining, assessing and improving operational processes and workflow
Coaching & Developing Others: Supporting others in stretching and expanding their capabilities
Handling and Resolving Conflict: Managing interpersonally strained situations
Allocating Resources: Prioritizing the use of fiscal and material resources to maximize organizational effectiveness
Legal & Regulatory Navigation: Understanding, interpreting and ensuring compliance with laws and regulations
Experience administering programs that serve underserved and/or unserved populations
Knowledge of Medi-Cal regulations
Understands the community we serve and can represent their values
Ability to build relationships with various community stakeholders
Has a vision for encouraging clients toward self-sufficiency and improved quality of life
License Required: Possession of a valid California Motor Vehicles Operator's License (out of state valid Motor Vehicle Operator’s License will be accepted during the application process) AND possession of one of the following professional licenses: either (a) a current valid unrestricted license as a Psychologist issued by the California Department of Consumer Affairs, Board of Psychology; or (b) a valid license as a Clinical Social Worker issued by the California Department of Consumer Affairs, Board of Behavioral Sciences; or (c) a valid license as a Marriage and Family Therapist issued by the California Department of Consumer Affairs, Board of Behavioral Sciences.
Education: Possession of a Master’s degree from an accredited college or university with a major in psychology, social work, counseling or a closely related field.
Experience: Four years of full-time post-licensure experience, or its equivalent providing mental health services to the seriously and persistently mentally ill, two years of which must have included administrative responsibility for mental health programs/services and the supervision of subordinate staff.
Substitution: Possession of a Bachelor's degree and two years of additional qualifying experience may be substituted for the required Master’s degree.
Closing Date: September 25, 2020
Application Filing: All applicants, including County employees, are to apply on-line at http://www.cccounty.us/hr and submit the required information as indicated on the job announcement. All applicants must clearly demonstrate that they meet the minimum qualifications provided on the job announcement. Resumes may not be substituted for the official County application. Paper, faxed or late applications WILL NOT be accepted. To view the typical tasks, knowledge, skills and abilities associated with this position, please visit our website to see the detailed job description. EOE
Internal Number: SR51914
About Contra Costa County Health Services
Our mission is to care for and improve the health of all people in Contra Costa County with special attention to those who are most vulnerable to health problems.
Contra Costa Health Services is the largest department of County government, employing more than 3,500 individuals. Only 13% of the CCHS budget is from local tax resources. The remaining 87% is supported by federal and state funding programs, such as Medi-Cal and Medicare as well as program grants and fees.
We provide high quality services with respect and responsiveness to all.
We are an integrated system of health care services, community health improvement and environmental protection.
We anticipate community health needs and change to meet those needs.
We work in partnership with our patients, cities and diverse communities, as well as other health, education and human service agents.
We encourage creative, ethical and tenacious leadership to implement effective health policies and programs.