Behavioral Health & Recovery Services Program Manager

  • Merced County, CA
  • Merced, California
  • Jul 01, 2020
Full Time Project Management Public Health
  • Salary: $85,862.40 - $104,332.80 Annually USD

Job Description

Examples of Duties
Please Note: List will be established to fill vacancies throughout the BHRS department.

Duties may include, but are not limited to, the following:
  • Plans, organizes, manages and directs the activities, and services of an assigned program.
  • Responsible for the program budget, justification of changes and expenditure controls.
  • Assist with grant preparation, grant management, and compliance with reporting requirements.
  • Directs the gathering of statistical information and the preparation of a variety of reports.
  • Represents an assigned program with community organizations, government jurisdictions.
  • Deals with the most sensitive public complaints and issues.
  • Provides technical assistance to schools, courts, law enforcement and correctional agencies, social welfare and health agencies and related community groups.
  • Identifies community mental health needs and objectives and provide information on services.
  • Locates appropriate resources and assists with developing or modifying community agencies to meet mental health goals.
  • Writes and edits a variety of informational and educational brochures and other publications.
  • Develops information for the news media to promote understanding of mental health activities.

Minimum Qualifications
Experience:
Four (4) years of progressively responsible experience in mental health or alcohol/drug program services, including at least one (1) year in a supervisory capacity. Supervisory experience may include: clinical supervision and/or lead direction of unlicensed clinical or case management staff, licensed para-professional staff or student interns.

Education:
Equivalent to graduation from an accredited institution with a master's degree in counseling, psychology, social work, or closely related field is desirable.



Licenses :Must be licensed for at least two (2) years with a license from the State of California as a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW), a Licensed Marriage Family Therapist (LMFT), Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor (LPCC), Clinical Psychologist, or Registered Nurse (RN).



SOME POSITIONS IN THIS CLASSIFICATION WILL BE SUBJECT TO CRIMINAL HISTORY BACKGROUND CHECKS PURSUANT TO THE HUMAN RESOURCES RULES AND REGULATIONS, SECTION 2, B
Essential Functions
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS
  • Operate a personal computer and other office equipment.
  • Communicate effectively with others in person and over the telephone and make presentations.
  • Analyze data, interpret policies, procedures and regulations, develop appropriate conclusions, and prepare reports.
  • Meet deadlines under stressful conditions.
  • Resolve conflicts and respond appropriately to complaints.
  • Complete multiple priority projects with conflicting deadlines.
  • Represent the County with the community and other agencies.
  • Maintain confidential information in accordance with legal standards and/or County regulations.
  • Conduct therapy sessions.
  • Train, evaluate and supervise staff.
  • Frequent use of depth perception, peripheral vision and color perception.
  • Sit, stand, or walk for extended periods.
  • Frequently lift, carry, reach, push, pull, twist and manipulate large and small objects.
  • Kneel, bend, twist, squat, balance and crawl.
  • Frequent use of hand-eye coordination.
  • Frequent use of data entry device including repetitive hand and arm motion.
  • Occasionally lift and carry up to 40 pounds.
  • Normal dexterity, frequent holding and grasping.
  • Regular attendance is an essential function.


Knowledge of:
  • Mental Health problems and issues and their relationship to the development and operation of mental health programs and services.
  • Federal, State, and County laws and regulations applicable to the providing mental health services.
  • Current practices and techniques in psychotherapeutic treatment.
  • Principles, techniques, and practices of effective business and program administration.
  • Requirements, administrative techniques, and record keeping necessary for securing, maintaining, and effective functioning of grant programs.
  • Operating policies and functions of other government agencies which provide mental health services.
  • Budget development and expenditure control.
  • Public personnel management, including effective employee, supervision, training, and development.


Ability to:
  • Plan, organize, direct, manage, and coordinate the functions and services of an assigned mental health program.
  • Develop a budget and control expenditures. Also develop, negotiate and monitor contracts.
  • Assist with the development and administration of a variety of grants.
  • Responsible for the development and maintenance of program statistics, records, and reports.
  • Coordinate an assigned mental health program with community organizations and other government agencies.
  • Perform skilled counseling.
  • Develop plans and evaluate alternative solutions to various community organization problems.
  • Effectively represent theBehavioral Health and Recovery ServicesDepartment and programs in contacts with the public, community organizations, and other government agencies.


HOLIDAYS & LEAVES
MANAGEMENT LEAVE:


May receive, depending upon classification, 96 hours per Fiscal Year (prorated for the time remaining in the fiscal year).

VACATION:

10 days the first 5 years of continuous employment (limited to a maximum of 160 hours), 15 days in the second 5 years of continuous employment (limited to a maximum of 240 hours), and 20 days after 10 years of continuous employment (limited to a maximum of 320 hours). Optional annual sell back of a portion of accumulated vacation leave hours (maximum - 20 hours).

SICK LEAVE:

.0462 hours sick leave for each paid regularly scheduled work hour. 12 days (96 hours per year) with unlimited accumulation. Optional annual buy back of a portion of accumulated sick leave hours upon meeting certain criteria.

HOLIDAYS:

Twelve paid holidays annually plus one optional holiday.

BEREAVEMENT LEAVE

Three (3) regularly scheduled work days or five (5) days if distance traveled over 500 miles one-way.

INSURANCE
HEALTH INSURANCE:


County paid health plan with maximum contributions; 100% for employee up to maximum of $420, 50% of dependent up to maximum of $100 for child/$220 for spouse biweekly. There are multiple health plans to choose from. County paid dental and vision plans, 100% for employee, with 50% of dependent premiums paid by the County.

County sponsored employee health clinic available for zero or reduced co-pay depending on selected health plan.

DISABILITY INSURANCE:


Management Disability Plan includes a comprehensive Short/Long Term Disability plan paid for by the County.

LIFE INSURANCE:

$30,000 County-paid Management Life Insurance coverage. $5,000
County-paid Life Insurance coverage (Accidental Death and Dismemberment included). Voluntary Term Life and Universal Life Insurance available - premium paid by employee.


RETIREMENT
DEFERRED COMPENSATION:


The County offers a 457 Deferred Compensation Plan. Employees choose their investment funds and can make pretax contributions to the plan up to the maximum allowable.

EXTRA HELP EMPLOYEES DO NOT QUALIFY FOR COUNTY BENEFITS.


MERCED COUNTY EMPLOYEE RETIREMENT ASSOCIATION


The retirement plan is a defined benefit plan administered pursuant to the County Employees Retirement Law of 1937 and other provisions of the California Government Code. MCERA members also pay into Social Security.The applicable benefit formula is dependent upon your hire date with an MCERA employer; yourpension amount will be determined by your age, years of service and final compensation amount.

EMPLOYEE PROGRAMS
EMPLOYEE ASSISTANCE PROGRAM (EAP)


Horizon Health EAP services provides up to five face-to-face counseling sessions per incident and provides a toll-free "800" hotline available 24/7 for emergencies and crisis intervention. EAP services include counseling services, legal services, financial services and Work-life Resource services. For more information go to Horizon Health EAP Services

EMPLOYEE TICKETS, COUPONS, and DISCOUNTS

The County of Merced has partnered with Employee Savings Tickets to provide discounted coupons and tickets for all county employees to attractions throughout the state and out-of-state. The discounts and coupons are available for shopping, movies, sporting events, theme parks, zoos and aquariums and much more.

THIS BULLETIN IS NOT A CONTRACT AND DOES NOT CREATE CONTRACTUAL OR LEGAL RIGHTS ON BEHALF OF ANY EMPLOYEE. THIS BULLETIN IS SUBJECT OF BEING SUPPLEMENTED, MODIFIED, WITHDRAWN OR OTHERWISE CHANGED PENDING LABOR AGREEMENTS AND/OR AT THE DISCRETION OF THE COUNTY EXECUTIVE OFFICER OR AS THE BOARD OF SUPERVISORS DEEM NECESSARY.

For answers to specific questions regarding employee benefits, please call Human Resources at 209.385.7682 or go to Merced County Benefits Summary


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Please select any of the following licenses from the State of California you have possessed for at least two years:
  • Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW)
  • Licensed Marriage Family Therapist (LMFT)
  • Clinical Psychologist
  • Registered Nurse (RN)
  • Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor (LPCC)
  • None of the above


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