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Behavioral Health Unit Supervisor

Salinas, CA

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Position Description
Priority Screening Date: 03/19/18
Final Filing Date: Open Until Filled
Exam #18/60B23/02JL
Summary of Position
The Monterey County Health Department Behavioral Health Bureau is seeking experienced behavioral health professionals to fill vacancies in the ACCESS, Children's System of Care, and Adult System of Care programs.  The Unit Supervisor provides daily clinical oversight to a multidisciplinary team which includes case managers, behavioral health aides, licensed and licensed waived staff. The position entails providing administrative supervision of the team, monitoring caseloads, productivity, and timely documentation of services. The Unit Supervisor works collaboratively with the Behavioral Health Service Manager and other community based partners promoting a wellness recovery, client centered and strength based service model.
Access -- Salinas & Coastal Region
This position provides leadership and supervision of one of three teams of clinical and support staff that work with people first entering our systems of care. Access to services is open for all ages and for a variety of mental, emotional and substance-use issues. Access provides triage, assessments, medication monitoring, individual therapy, group work and case management and linkage services.
Children's System of Care -- Salinas
This Behavioral Health Services Supervisor provides leadership and supervision to one of three teams that provide mental health services to children and families dealing with neglect and abuse. The program provides an array of mental health services across Monterey County to children and their families from psychoeducational groups, individual and family therapy, to intensive home-based treatment and a FSP program. Referrals to the program come from several sources including Access; some of these families are involved with the Department of Social Services and the Juvenile Dependency County while others may have active sexual assault cases with the District Attorney's Office.
Adult System of Care - Salinas
This position provides leadership and supervision to one of three teams that provide mental health services to adults and transitional age youth with serious mental illness; as well as co-occurring substance use, primary care and other social determinants of health issues. The program is oriented towards providing strength-based recovery services that supports clients in having a fuller life in the community while learning how to manage challenging symptoms and behaviors associated with these disorders. The stage matched interventions offered range from outreach and engagement, psycho-education, case management, medication management; as well as individual and group therapy.
The Eligible List established by this recruitment process will be used to fill current and future vacancies, both regular and temporary, as they arise in the Health Department.
Examples of Duties
Supervises a specific behavioral health program to rehabilitate or maintain mentally and emotionally disturbed individuals; coordinates provision of services with other program elements; participates in developing procedures manuals and instructional material to assist in developing program goals; assists management in evaluating program needs and developing an effective program
May provide direct clinical work in the treatment of patients within the specific program
Supervises subordinate professional and paraprofessional personnel in a specific behavioral health program and in recording case history and related records; reviews case records and meets with individual staff members on a regular basis to review assigned cases, progress and problem areas and make recommendations on methods of treatment of patient needs
Supervises the activities of assigned staff evaluators and confers with staff on a regular basis, recommends disciplinary action
Coordinates the program with related community human services agencies and treatment facilities as assigned; provides consultation services to the community and related agencies as assigned
Quality Assurance oversight of clinical documentation and service provision
Examples of Experience/Education/Training
Any combination of training, education and/or experience which provides the knowledge, skills and abilities and required conditions of employment listed below is qualifying. THE IDEAL CANDIDATE
Will have a proven track record demonstrating the following knowledge, skills, and abilities
The ideal candidate will have the ability to:
Effectively counsel clients and conduct individual, family and group therapy or to provide case management or social rehabilitation service;
Supervise and participate in a specialized behavioral health program;
Train, assign and supervise the work of staff with varied educational and experience backgrounds;
Speak and write effectively, including preparation of clear and concise records and reports;
Establish effective working relationships with clients, staff and other community agencies
The ideal candidate will have a proven track record demonstrating his/her knowledge of:
Clinical experience with severely mentally ill adults
Identifiable skills and experience in clinical supervision
Evidence based practices
Effective leadership
Principles and techniques of diagnosis, treatment and rehabilitation
  Characteristics of the Ideal Candidate:
Strong analytical and problem solving skills
Strong project management skills
Effective leadership
Strong communication skills
Proficient in the use of technology
Provide excellent and courteous customer service
Work within team framework
Condition of Employment:
Possession of any one of the following licenses: Licensed Clinical Social Worker: A graduate of an accredited graduate school of social work and licensed as a Clinical Social Worker in the State of California.
Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist: A graduate of an approved graduate school of marriage and family counseling and licensed as a Marriage and Family Therapist in the State of California.
Clinical Psychologist: A graduate from an accredited school of psychology and licensed as a Clinical Psychologist in the State of California.
Psychiatrist: Licensed as a Physician and Surgeon in the State of California (must provide evidence of having completed three years of graduate training in psychiatry in a program approved by the American Medical Association or the American Osteopathic Association).
Nurse: Licensed to practice as a Registered Nurse by the Board of Nursing Education and Nurse Registration in California, possession of a Master's Degree in Psychiatric or Public Health Nursing, and two years of nursing experience in a mental health setting. Additional post-baccalaureate nursing experience in a mental health setting may be substituted on a year-for-year basis for the educational experience.
In accordance with HIPPA, incumbents must have applied for or have a National Provider Identifier (NPI). Comply with California licensure requirements as outlined by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences. Other Licenses: Possession of a valid California Class C Driver's License. For complete information see the class specification/job description on our website at:
****Additional Information
Submit the following application materials to the Monterey County Health Department, Human Resources Division, 1270 Natividad Road, Salinas, CA 93906.
Priority Screening Date: March 19, 2018
Final Filing Date: Open Until Filled
All application material must be received by the priority screening date for a guaranteed review. Applications received after this date will be considered on an as needed basis until the position is filled. Monterey County Employment Application form
Response to the Supplemental Questions
Cover Letter
Please be aware if the application form and responses to supplemental questions, is not submitted timely with other required application materials, the application will be removed from further consideration and not be considered further. 
Application materials will be competitively evaluated.  Those applicants who are determined to be most appropriately qualified will be invited to participate further in the process.  To further assess the applicant's possession of required qualifications , this recruitment may include an oral examination, pre-exam exercise, performance exercise, performance exam, and/or written examination
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If you believe you possess a disability that would require test accommodation, please ****. Employment is contingent upon acceptable documentation verifying identity and authorization for employment in the U. S. 
The County offers an excellent benefits package (F Bargaining Unit). A summary of benefits for F Unit can be viewed at  ****Summary Sheet 02-2017.pdf
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