Contra Costa Health Services is recruiting for two qualified candidates interested in the Mental Health Program Chief positions assigned to the Behavioral Health Services Division. One position will oversee Crisis Services located in Martinez, CA and one position will oversee Forensic Services located in Concord, CA.
The Mental Health Program Chief provides overall management and coordination of operational, clinical and administrative activities for programs division-wide which will include child and adolescent services, transitional aged youth services, adult and older adult services, and alcohol and other drug services. The Mental Health Program Chief provides overall program and policy direction, provides both management supervision and professional direction to staff, reviews and interprets proposed legislation, and assures administrative compliance with applicable Federal and State laws regulations.
The Behavioral Health Services Division, in partnership with consumers, families, staff and community-based agencies, provides welcoming and integrated services for mental health, substance abuse and other needs that promote wellness, recovery and resiliency while respecting the complexity and diversity of the people we serve.
We are looking for someone who is:
A collaborator! You will use your strong relational and communication skills to build relationships with individuals within and outside your division.
Respectful and understands diversity. You will be working with a culturally and linguistically diverse population.
Action-oriented and results-focused. You will need to take initiative and ensure tasks are completed in a timely and efficient manner.
A strong communicator. You will be in constant communication (verbally and in writing) with staff and community providers.
Organized and excellent in forecasting and planning. You will encounter pressing demands from multiple sources and will need to balance them
What you will typically be responsible for:
Providing oversight of programs, budget allocation and planning, and policies and procedures.
Interviewing, hiring and evaluating subordinate staff.
Evaluating programs and reviewing performance outcomes to ensure that delivery of services is effective.
Monitoring all program activities to ensure programs are in compliance with Federal and State regulations.
Working with programs to ensure that data required by the State is collected and submitted in a timely manner.
A few reasons why you might love this job:
This highly valued role will encompass a wide range of responsibilities as your daily activities will vary and will be stimulating and enriching.
Your leadership will be used to improve the lives of the diverse, marginalized community that we serve.
You will be part of a division that has several programs that help our clients learn to manage their lives and their mental health conditions more effectively and improve their quality of life.
You will spend your day with a fun and fantastic team who are dedicated, passionate and most importantly focused on Contra Costa County’s common mission and goals to serve our community.
A few challenges you might face in this job:
You will encounter unpredictable daily workflow and work assignments.
You will have to problem solve as issues arise and prioritize our scarce resources.
License Required: Possession of a valid California motor vehicle operator's license. Out of state valid motor vehicle operator's license will be accepted during the application process; AND possession of one of the following professional licenses: either (a) a current valid unrestricted license as a Psychologist issued by the California Department of Consumer Affairs, Board of Psychology; or (b) a valid license as a Clinical Social Worker issued by the California Department of Consumer Affairs, Board of Behavioral Sciences; or (c) a valid license as a Marriage and Family Therapist issued by the California Department of Consumer Affairs, Board of Behavioral Sciences.
Education: Possession of a Master's degree from an accredited college or university with major in psychology, social work, counseling or a closely related field.
Experience: Four years of full-time post-licensure experience, or its equivalent, providing mental health services to the seriously and persistently mentally ill, two years of which must have included administrative responsibility for mental health programs/services and the supervision of subordinate staff.
Substitution: Possession of a Bachelor's degree and two years of additional qualifying experience may be substituted for the required Master's degree. Desirable Qualifications:5+ years of experience working with Medi-Cal regulations.
The eligible list established from this recruitment may remain in effect for six months.
Our mission is to care for and improve the health of all people in Contra Costa County with special attention to those who are most vulnerable to health problems.
Contra Costa Health Services is the largest department of County government, employing more than 3,500 individuals. Only 13% of the CCHS budget is from local tax resources. The remaining 87% is supported by federal and state funding programs, such as Medi-Cal and Medicare as well as program grants and fees.
We provide high quality services with respect and responsiveness to all.
We are an integrated system of health care services, community health improvement and environmental protection.
We anticipate community health needs and change to meet those needs.
We work in partnership with our patients, cities and diverse communities, as well as other health, education and human service agents.
We encourage creative, ethical and tenacious leadership to implement effective health policies and programs.