Salary: $88,545.60 - $118,643.20 Annually USD
Under general direction, to plan, organize, and direct the activities of one or more major behavioral health service programs; to assign, supervise, and evaluate the work of multidisciplinary professional and support staff engaged in planning and providing a variety of mental health services for individuals, families, groups, and the community; to provide direct clinical services for clients, including crisis on-call coverage; and to perform related work as required.
Positions in this class are in charge of one or more major behavioral health.service programs and are responsible for implementing specialized behavioral health services for adults and children. Incumbents are responsible for maintaining the quality of staff performance and compliance to workload standards.
Mental Health Director.
Mental Health Clinicians and other classifications assisting in the delivery or support of behavioral health services.
TYPICAL PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS
Sit for extended periods; frequently stand and walk; normal manual dexterity and eye-hand coordination; lift and move objects weighing up to 25 Ibs.; corrected hearing and vision to normal range; verbal communication; use of office equipment, including computer, telephone, calculator, copiers, and FAX.
TYPICAL WORKING CONDITIONS
Work is performed in an office, clinic, home, school, or community environments; work may involve the management of unstable and potentially violent behavior; continuous contact with other staff, agencies and the general public.
Examples of Duties / Knowledge & Skills
(The following is used as a partial description and is not restrictive as to duties required.)
Plans, assigns, directs, supervises, and coordinates the work of multidisciplinary staff providing behavioral health diagnostic and treatment services, social and rehabilitation services, and consultation and education services to consumers, public and private agencies, and the community
evaluates overall activities of assigned programs/functions, including methods and procedures for effectiveness and consistency with program goals and objectives, recommending and implementing changes in program, policies, and procedures as necessary.
Makes or reviews decisions on difficult consumer assessment and casework matters.
Provides guidance to subordinates on departmental philosophy, goals and objectives, policies and procedures through casework conferences, staff meetings and work review
Assists and participates in the development and coordination of in-service training and staff development programs.
Evaluates performance of personnel and takes or recommends appropriate course of action
Interviews, selects, and recommends on the hiring of new staff members.
Participates in various forms of psychotherapy, such as individual, group and family therapy, including caseload responsibility and crisis on-call coverage
Works with other public, private, and community organizations providing health and human services for mentally and emotionally disabled individuals to gain and ensure cooperation in achieving program goals
Participates in mental health conferences, trainings and comittees
May participate in Countywide community needs assessment and program planning, development and evaluation activities.
Assists in preparing annual budget requirements for assigned programs/functions and monitors expenditures and revenues to ensure programs/functions conform to the adopted budget
Prepares reports and correspondence regarding workload statistics, casework and unit methods and procedures.
Minimum qualifications & Requirements
Any combination of training and experience that would likely provide the required knowledge and abilities is qualifying. A typical way to obtain the required knowledge and abilities would be:
Three years of professional experience working in behavioral health counseling, psychotherapy, and related social services in a public or private welfare or health services setting. The experience should demonstrate the ability to supervise clinical and other behavioral health service providers and responsibility for program(s) management.
Equivalent to a Ph.D. or Master's degree in psychology, social work, marriage and family counseling, or a related field from an accredited college or university.
Principles and practices of management and supervision.
Principles, techniques and trends in counseling, psychotherapy, and various treatment modalities.
Biological, behavioral and environmental aspects of emotional disturbances, mental disability, retardation, and substance abuse.
The scope and activities of public and private health and welfare agencies and other available community resources.
Identification of individual, social, and environmental problems and their analysis and resolution in existing social contexts.
Legislative and administrative rules and regulations pertaining to Lanterman-Petris-Short and Short-Doyle services.
Plan, organize, and direct the work of subordinate staff.
Provide effective leadership and consultation for staff in casework and/or treatment methods and in professional and legal implications of casework or treatment services.
Perform a variety of complex psychiatric social work and psychotherapy processes for Mental Health Department clients.
Develop clear and comprehensive case records and documentation.
Develop and maintain cooperative, constructive relationships with families of clients, members of other professional disciplines, other agencies, and other staff.
Prepare treatment plans, client treatment recommendations, and a variety of reports.
Organize and manage a caseload.
Define a therapist's role and deal with clients in a variety of circumstances and settings in accordance with professional standards and ethics.
Conceptualize and prioritize the problems of mentally disordered persons, determining their needs, services, and appropriate treatment methods.
Integrate a number of clinical approaches into a treatment plan.
Recognize a potential crisis and deliver crisis intervention services.
Handle stress and unstable client behavior.
Work with people from a diversity of ethnic and cultural backgrounds.
Effectively represent the Mental Health Department in contacts with clients, the public, community organizations, other County staff, and other government agencies.
In accordance with California Government Code section 3100, et., seq., all County of San Benito employees are considered disaster service workers who may be required to report for duty, or remain on duty to address disaster service activities in the event of an emergency or disaster and are required to undertake an applicable loyalty oath.
Closing Date/Time: Continuous
481 4th St., Hollister, California