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Behavioral Health Program Manager

Company: County of Sonoma
Location: Santa Rosa
Posted on: May 13, 2022

Job Description:

Position InformationThe County of Sonoma's Department of Health Services (DHS) seeks an experienced and dedicated Behavioral Health professional to join our management team.Starting salary up to $52.32/hour ($109,198/year) plus a cash allowance of approximately $600/month*What Makes Sonoma County a Great ChoiceWe offer expansive opportunities for growth and development, the ability to be a part of a challenging and rewarding work environment, and the satisfaction of knowing you're working to better our communities. You can also look forward to an excellent benefits* including:An annual Staff Development/Wellness Benefit allowance up to $1,700 and ongoing education/training opportunitiesCompetitive vacation and sick leave accruals, 12 paid holidays, and an additional 8 floating holiday hours per yearSignificant portion of health care premiums paid by the County and access to several health plan optionsCounty contribution to a Health Reimbursement Arrangement to help fund post-retirement employee health insurance/benefitsRetirement fully integrated with Social SecurityMay be eligible for up to 8 weeks (320 hours) of Paid Parental Leave after 12 months of County employmentEligibility for a salary increase after 1,040 hours (6 months when working full-time) for good work performance; eligibility for a salary increase for good performance every year thereafter, until reaching the top of the salary rangeAbout the Current PositionThe Behavioral Health Program Manager position oversees the Foster Youth Team (FYT), Juvenile Hall Behavioral Health staff, and the Juvenile Sex Offender Program. While the FYT staff provide assessment, therapy, case management, and rehabilitation services to foster youth and their families, and short-term treatment to foster youth residing at Valley of the Moon Children's Shelter; the Juvenile Hall clinicians provide crisis response, therapy, and competency restoration services to youth residing in Juvenile Hall. Additionally, staff working in the Juvenile Sex Offender program provide therapy services to youth who are referred by the Department of Probation.This position also:Manages client care and oversees the daily operations of programs providing services to children and youth involved in the behavioral health, juvenile probation, and child welfare systemsDevelops, implements and/or monitors standards of care within the unit and provides clinical guidance and consultation for complex and crisis situationsParticipates in the hiring, training and development, performance management, and progressive discipline of staff including supervising and/or delegating staff workLeads meetings to evaluate care of clients, monitor program services and outcomes, adherence to program requirements, and the performance of personnelWorks collaboratively with other departmental program managers in the development of new programs, services, and clinical modalitiesParticipates on inter- and intra-agency committees, including the leadership of the Youth and Family Services Section and the Behavioral Health DivisionActs as a resource for personnel and with partner agencies in matters pertaining to the provision of services provided by the programPlease note: For mental health programs, HPMs must have a clinical license in medicine, clinical psychology, clinical social work, marriage, family and child counseling, or registered nursing. The ideal candidate for this position has:Current, active licensure in the State of California as a LCSW, MFT, LPCC, RN, or PsychologistExperience working with: foster youth; child welfare systems; juvenile probation systems; and partnering with community-based agenciesTraining in: evidence-based practices providing therapy services to children and youth; and motivational interviewing and one or more evidence-based practices for providing mental health treatment and experience with Child and Adolescent Needs and Strengths (CANS) and/or Adult Needs and Strengths Assessment (ANSA) toolsStrong verbal and written communication skills , the ability to build relationships with other managers and with community-based organizations, and can effectively engage diverse stakeholders, including disenfranchised and underserved populationsKnowledge of relevant programming needs, data systems, regulations, and resources pertaining to behavioral health clientsProgram development, management, and continuous quality improvement experienceStrong analytical, problem-solving, and negotiation skillsLead or supervisory experience in a behavioral health setting, providing supervision to clinical staffBicultural/bilingual Spanish is desirable but not requiredThis employment list may also be used to fill future full-time, part-time, or extra-help positions as they occur during the active status of the list. Qualified County employees who wish to be considered for future positions should consider applying to this recruitment.The Civil Service title for this classification is Health Program Manager.*Salary is negotiable within the established range. Benefits described herein do not represent a contract and may be changed without notice. Additional information can be found in the Salary Resolution (SalRes) and our Employee Benefits directory.This employment list may also be used to fill future full-time, part-time, or extra-help positions as they occur during the active status of the list. County employees who wish to be considered for future positions should consider applying to this recruitment.APPLICATION SUBMISSIONS REQUIRE THE SUPPLEMENTAL QUESTIONNAIRE BE COMPLETEDMinimum QualificationsEducation: Academic course work which would provide the opportunity to acquire the knowledge and abilities listed. Normally, a Baccalaureate Degree from an accredited college or university or employer approved training in psychology, sociology, counseling, health care administration, public administration, business administration, management, accounting, statistics, personnel or closely related courses would provide such opportunity. A Master's Degree is desirable.Experience: Any combination of experience which would provide the opportunity to acquire the knowledge and abilities listed. Normally, three years of full time, paid experience in a position which provided the opportunity to perform professional clinical, counseling and/or managerial services with a public or private organization engaged in the provision of health services, and /or counseling would provide such and opportunity.Desirable qualification: Experience in direct first line supervision of professional, administrative and clerical is desirable.License: Some positions within the Health Services Department may require the possession of a professional license in medicine, clinical psychology, clinical social work, marriage, family and child counseling, registered nursing; or specifically related to the division managed; some positions may also require the possession of a valid California driver's license.Special Qualification: Positions within the Alcohol and Other Drug Services Division must register, obtain, and maintain a Counselor Certification as defined by the California Code of Regulations, Chapter 8: Certification of Alcohol and Other Drug Counselors. Upon appointment to this class, employees will have six months to register and five years to obtain Certification from an ADP approved certifying organization whose curriculum includes a minimum of 240 hours of formal classroom training. Human Resources will waive the Counselor Certification requirement for licensed professionals (or registered interns) who successfully pass a written examination similar to that administered for Certification. This examination will be administered by the Sonoma County Human Resources Department, and will be designed to measure those areas included in the curriculum required for certification.Knowledge, Skills, and AbilitiesConsiderable knowledge of: principles and practices relating to the management of a managed care health services delivery system which includes methods to conduct analytical studies related to program improvements; acceptable cost projection methods, acceptable revenue assumptions procedures and accepted customer survey methods; current issues and trends affecting the program(s) under management control.Working knowledge of: operations and functions of County government including budget development and personnel management procedures; contemporary principles, practices and theory of management techniques; Federal, State and local laws and regulations pertaining to the corresponding Health Services division; contemporary medical, and/or psychiatric protocols and practice; or psychological effects of chemical dependency; modern education, treatment & rehabilitation techniques used in the appropriate health services program; group dynamics as it relates to public organizations; research methodology, report writing and basic statistics and their application; effective personnel and supervisory techniques; written and oral communications skills, including language mechanics, syntax and English composition; modern office methods and procedures.Ability to: manage a health services delivery system which includes the skill to conduct analytical studies related to program improvements; the skill to develop realistic cost projections, the skill to produce acceptable revenue assumptions and the skill to develop, conduct and analyze customer surveys; establish program goals and measurable objectives and perform acceptable data collection, interpretation and evaluation to assess program performance; understand, interpret and apply Federal, State and local legislation, rules, regulations and ordinances and relate them to the program(s) goals and objectives; adapt currently accepted treatment and/or management philosophies and theories and apply them to program operations; communicate effectively by writing or by presenting formal and informal oral presentations; effectively manage and supervise the work of professional, technical and clerical employees; establish and maintain effective working relationships with County management personnel, employees, community based organizations, the public and others who have an interest in health services; work effectively with the medical and/or psychiatric professionals; use principles of inductive and deductive reasoning to validate recommendations; persuade, rationalize and project consequences of decisions and/or recommendations; analyze administrative problems, budgets, and a variety of program, systems, and procedures.Selection Procedure & Some Helpful Tips When ApplyingYour application information and your responses to the supplemental questions are evaluated and taken into consideration throughout the entire selection process.You should list all your employers and positions held within the last ten years in the work history section of your application and should be as thorough as possible when responding to the supplemental questions.You may include history beyond ten years if related to the position for which you are applying. If you held multiple positions with one employer, list out each position separately.Failure to follow these instructions may impact your competitiveness in this process or may result in disqualification.Please visit Getting a Job with the County of Sonoma to review more detailed information about the application, examination, and department selection processes.APPLICATION SUBMISSIONS REQUIRE THE SUPPLEMENTAL QUESTIONNAIRE BE COMPLETED.Responses to supplemental questions will be scored using position-specific criteria. Please provide specific and detailed responses of a reasonable length to allow for thorough assessment of your qualifications. Responses which state "See Resume" or "See Application" may be considered insufficient and therefore may not be scored.The selection procedure will consist of the following examination:An Application & Supplemental Questionnaire Appraisal Examination (weight 100%) may be conducted to evaluate each applicant's application and supplemental questionnaire for satisfaction of minimum qualifications (pass/not pass); and for educational coursework, training, experience, knowledge, and abilities which relate to this position. Each applicant will be evaluated based on the following criteria:Relevance of work history, related experience, and achieved level of education and/or training as described in the application and responses to the supplemental questions.Candidates demonstrating possession of the minimum qualifications will be placed on an employment list in order of most qualified to least qualified based on the achieved score received in the Application & Supplemental Questionnaire Appraisal Examination. Scores may be adjusted based on such factors as number of candidates, anticipated vacancies, past practice, and natural breaks in the scores achieved by this group of candidates.ADDITIONAL INFORMATIONA background investigation is required prior to employment. Candidates referred to departments for a selection interview are typically required to sign authorization and release forms enabling such an investigation. Failure to sign prescribed forms will result in the candidate not being considered further for that vacancy. Reference information will not be made available to applicants.Additional requirements, such as successful completion of a physical exam, drug screen, etc., may apply, depending on the duties and responsibilities of the position. If you receive a conditional job offer for the position, the requirements upon which the offer are contingent will be outlined in the conditional job letter. You may also review the Job Classification Screening Schedule to determine the requirements for this position.MPORTANT INFORMATION - Positions that are assigned to one or more facilities with a COVID-19 and/or influenza vaccine mandate pursuant to the California Department of Public Health must meet all vaccination requirements. Documented proof of vaccination(s) will be required.HOW TO APPLYApplications are accepted on-line at: www.yourpath2sonomacounty.org. Paper applications may be submitted by person, fax (707-565-3770), email, or through the mail. All applications and appropriate supplemental information as outlined in the job bulletin must be RECEIVED by the time and date specified on the first page of this job announcement. Applications received after the recruitment closes will not be accepted.The County of Sonoma values diversity and is dedicated to creating a workplace environment that provides individuals with a sense of belonging. We are committed to having a diverse workforce that is representative of the communities we serve. The County is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer where all aspects of employment are based on merit, competence, performance, and business need.HR Analyst: DPHR Technician: KC

Keywords: County of Sonoma, Santa Rosa , Behavioral Health Program Manager, Healthcare , Santa Rosa, California

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