Examples of Duties Duties may include, but are not limited to the following:
- Plans, organizes, manages, coordinates, implements, and oversees all functions for the Behavioral Health and Recovery Services Youth and Adult Systems of Care programs to include managed care, contract compliance, and facilities certification.
- Fiscal compliance and revenue enhancement.
- Develops, administers, and ensures proper compliance with all State and Federal entities in accordance with the various funding sources mandates.
- Develops required State mandated reports on Children and Adult Systems of Care.
- Develops and updates plans for special projects, oversees the Service delivery of Youth and Adult Services Teams and contract providers to meet service goals.
- Oversees managed care, quality improvement, and utilization review process for Youth and Adult Systems of Care;
- Prepares and updates MOUs with partner agencies and entities.
- Serves as a resource regarding training and a variety of special projects.
- Represents the Department with assigned functions, community organizations, and other government agencies.
- Coordinates and directs through subordinate managers the work of staff engaged in providing children and adult mental health services.
- Directs and evaluates the work of subordinate managers and supervisors.
- Develops and monitors contracts including negotiation of requirements and costs.
- Develops service and program information to keep the public informed.
If assigned to Alcohol and Drug Division may also:
- Be responsible for managing and completing the initial and bi-annual re-certification for all AOD programs and assisting providers as needed.
- Ensure that all programs are in compliance with state and federal regulations.
- Participate in regular SAPT and State Workgroup conference and in-person meetings.
- Conduct or ensure periodic quality assurance reviews and NNA Desk Audits are completed and develop and monitor Plan of Corrections (POC), as needed.
- Review and monitor AOD billing, revenues and meet monthly to review impacts and create solutions.
- Facilitate Substance Use In-Service training for the community upon request.
Minimum Qualifications Experience
Four (4) years of progressively responsible experience in mental health adult/youth systems of care program management in a Mental Health Public Agency. Experience shall include supervision of staff; program evaluation, with experience in the development OR
administration of Youth Services Programs and/or Adult services. Work background shall include experience in areas such as program policy development; supervision of staff, and administrative program oversight.
Two (2) years of this experience must have been in a full time supervisory capacity. Education
Equivalent to graduation from an accredited institution with a master's degree in counseling, psychology, social work, or closely related field 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) or Clinical Psychologist.
Essential Functions ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS
- Discern and efficiently apply all mandates related to the California Department of Healthcare Services and Substance Use Services.
- Communicate effectively with others in person, in writing, and over the telephone.
- 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.
- Establish, implement and achieve goals and objectives.
- Maintain confidential information in accordance with legal standards and/or County regulations.
- Represent the County with the community and other agencies.
- Administer a budget, personnel and programs.
- Make presentations to the Mental Health Board and other groups.
- Train, evaluate and supervise staff.
- Frequent operation of personal computer and other modern office equipment.
- Repetitive motion, sitting for long periods, walking.
- Occasional standing, pushing, pulling, bending, squatting, climbing.
- Lifting - Frequently 5 pounds or less; occasionally 5 to 30 pounds.
- Constant good overall vision and reading and close-up work.
- Frequent color perception and use of eye/hand coordination.
- Occasional use of depth perception and peripheral vision.
- Normal dexterity with frequent writing.
- Frequent hearing of normal speech, hearing/talking on the telephone, talking in person.
- Frequent decision making, concentration, and public contact.
- The functions, policies, programs, and procedures of the Merced County Behavioral Health and Recovery Services Department.
- State and Federal funding sources and mandated services.
- Requirements, methods, and techniques for comprehensive special project and program planning development and administration.
- Rules, regulations, and laws governing the procurement of equipment and services in a public agency.
- Development and application of automated methods and systems to operations and programs.
- Diagnostic and Statistical Manual (DSM) V
- Best Practices model related to Children and Adult Systems of Care Services.
- Operating policies and general functions of the State Department of Mental Health.
- Budget development and expenditure control.
- Business and public administration, including organization analysis and development.
- Program evaluation techniques, procedures and methods.
- Adult learning theories and staff development.
- Systems integration processes and issues.
- Data processing.
HOLIDAYS & LEAVES
- Plan, organize, implement, supervise and evaluate substance use and mental health program.
- Develop and implement reporting and tracking systems; meet goals, objectives and deadlines.
- Identify community needs and enlist the support of diverse agencies and community organizations and individuals.
- Provide direction, supervision, training, development, and work evaluation for Division staff.
- Obtain State and Federal funding for large scale, long-term projects/Grants.
- Develop budgets and control expenditures.
- Review the work of Division staff and resolve a variety of problems.
- Insure proper implementation/conversion and/or adjustments of Department to automated systems as requested by funding sources to capture appropriate data.
- Negotiate contracts and procure equipment and services.
- Be responsible for the development, maintenance, and implementation of a variety of statistics, records, and reports.
- Coordinate Division operations, functions, and services with other departmental programs and government agencies.
- Effectively represent the Behavioral Health and Recovery Services Department in contacts with the public, community organizations, and other government agencies.
- Establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with those contacted during the course of work.
- Analyze data and make recommendations for improvement of services.
MANAGEMENT LEAVE May receive, depending upon classification, 96 hours per Fiscal Year (prorated for the time remaining in the fiscal year).
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 - 40 hours).
.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.
Twelve paid holidays annually plus one optional holiday.
Three (3) regularly scheduled consecutive work days or five (5) days if distance traveled over 500 miles one-way.
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
$50,000 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.
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.
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)
MHN 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 log on to members.mhn.com.
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
Do you have a license from the State of California as a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW), a Licensed Marriage Family Therapist (LMFT), a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor (LPCC) or a Clinical Psychologist for at least two years?
Describe your experience developing and implementing clinical treatment programs. Identify the specific programs, staffing size, and the level of responsibility in the development and implementation.
Describe your budget experience, the size and complexity of the budget, and your level of responsibility.
Describe your experience analyzing data as it pertained to program management. How would you utilize the data to change or enhance a program based on those data sets?
Describe your experience, if any, developing, implementing, and/or directly providing clinical mental health services to general youth and foster care youth?
What does Child and/or transitional age youth-focused care mean to you?