Under general administrative direction of the Deputy Director, Behavioral Health Services Department, is responsible for planning, organizing, directing, coordinating, and evaluating the operations and staff of the Behavioral Health Services Department as an executive leader. This position focuses on the strategic direction, development/expansion, and operations of behavioral health services, including mental health and substance use treatment services for individuals with serious mental illness and/or substance use disorder(s) and/or the management and administration of temporary treatment, temporary shelter, and permanent housing for adults and older adults requiring supportive housing services.
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This position oversees the Substance Use Treatment Services (SUTS) provided by the BHSD. To learn more, please click here.
Filing Period and Application Procedure
Final Filing Date: This recruitment is continuous until filled. Candidates are encouraged to apply as soon as possible. The recruitment may be extended or closed as early as 10 days after issue date. Candidates should be aware that this recruitment can close at any time once a strong pool of candidates is established.
This recruitment requires the submission of an online application. No paper applications will be accepted. Applicants must apply online at www.sccjobs.org.
It is important that the following information be included in your application packet as it will be evaluated during the competitive review process:
2. References contact information (minimum of 3);
3. Cover letter explaining why you are the ideal candidate including specific examples from your experience (maximum of 3 pages);
4. Complete responses to the supplemental questions.
Questions regarding this Executive recruitment may be directed to Kendra Conrad, Executive Services at (408)299.6874 or email@example.com.
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- Plans, organizes, directs and coordinates the administrative activities related to adult/older adult behavioral health services, including mental health and substance use treatment, temporary treatment, temporary shelter, and/or permanent housing for individuals with serious mental illness and/or substance use disorder(s);
- Participates as a member of the department executive team in the review and establishment of policies and procedures for carrying out the department's goals and objectives, and initiates changes in methods and procedures to improve service delivery;
- Prepares and recommends the annual system of care budget, including review and analysis of budget requests, and the management of expenditures and revenues in accordance with departmental policy;
- Directs subordinate managers in the development, maintenance and evaluation of complex programs, services and studies pertaining to a variety of administrative and operational needs, issues and problems and develops and implements effective solutions;
- Analyzes new and revised legislation to determine impact on the system of care and the department;
- Evaluates and designs programs, services, activities or methods and initiates action for improvement to meet departmental goals;
- Facilitates system, program and administrative performance improvement initiatives to improve services, comply with regulatory requirements and meet departmental goals;
- Use data and best practices to direct and monitor the impact of the divisions, its programs, and coordination of care and in the utilization of resources that balance efficacy, efficiency and quality of services;
- Prepares, negotiates and administers contracts, prepares and maintains monitoring and reporting systems, prepares grant applications and confers with state and federal regulatory agencies;
- Keeps abreast of new trends and developments related to System of Care activities;
- Collaborate through leading cross-systems, county, community and state collaboration to respond to emerging needs and to develop new opportunities to support the social-emotional well-being of adults and older adults;
- Establishes an appropriate organizational structure and delineates working level and relationships of personnel to carry out the system's activities;
- Interprets and explains policies, rules and procedures and formulates improvements for staff;
- Selects and trains staff on departmental activities and procedures, evaluates staff performance and takes or recommends appropriate action;
- Coordinates the work of the system of care with other divisions or units;
- Prepares reports and correspondence;
- Develops and maintains positive working relationships with County officials, agency/department heads, representatives of other government agencies and staff;
- Provides assistance and advice to advisory and planning boards, commissions, task forces and other special groups, as required;
- May participate in regional/state committees, task forces and other special groups, as required;
- Assumes disaster service worker responsibility, as assigned; and
- Performs other work as required.
Considerable education and experience, which demonstrates the ability to perform the typical management responsibilities and the possession of the knowledge and abilities listed below.
EXPERIENCE NOTE: A qualified candidate would typically possess education and experience equivalent to a Master's Degree from an accredited college or university in Psychology, Social Work, Behavioral Sciences, Nursing, Public Administration or a closely related field and five (5) years of recent administrative level experience in the management of behavioral health, substance use, inpatient and residential programs, and/or services for adults and older adults and experience in the development and operations of temporary shelter and permanent housing programs. Licensure in the Behavioral Health field such as Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist or Licensed Psychologist is preferred .
- Principles and practices of health care administration, organization, budget, management analysis, supervision, personnel management, employee relations, information systems applications and organizational development;
- Current prevention, early intervention and emerging, best and evidence-based clinical practices for adults and older adults with behavioral health needs;
- Demographic and client service and utilization data for decision-making, program design and the development and evaluation of program and system metrics;
- Financial and administrative problems common to health care operations;
- Federal and state laws, rules and regulations pertaining to service delivery, public accounting and budgeting;
- Principles and techniques of management analysis and organizational design necessary to formulate, implement and evaluate administrative policies and procedures; and
- Cultural values and practices of the diverse communities served by the department.
- Plan, organize, manage, coordinate and evaluate the functions and staff of a comprehensive, Adult/Older Adult behavioral health service delivery system;
- Effectively analyze and evaluate complex financial, budgeting, contracting and administrative problems and implement effective solutions;
- Effectively analyze, utilize and track data for decision-making, program design and metrics;
- Effectively facilitate system, program and administrative performance improvement efforts;
- Communicate effectively both verbally and in writing;
- Effectively manage, train, develop and motivate subordinate staff;
- Interpret and apply provisions of Federal, State and local legislation, rules and regulations pertinent to the administration of a public department/agency;
- Effectively represent the department before the Board of Supervisors, County Executive, the public, media and other entities and organizations;
- Establish and maintain effective working relationships in a diverse work force and community;
- Understand and integrate the cultural values and practices of the diverse communities served by the department into program and service design.