DEPARTMENT OF MENTAL HEALTH
EXAM NUMBER: b4741A
OPEN COMPETITIVE JOB OPPORTUNITY
FILING START DATE: 06/10/2015
Directs, through subordinate supervisors, the administration of the mental health services programs of a medium- to large-sized clinic, or comparable Service Area-based and Countywide programs.
Positions allocable to this class report to a Mental Health Clinical Program Manager III or higher; and have responsibility for the development and direction of directly-operated and contracted mental health services programs administered for a medium- to large-sized clinic; or for the development and direction of comparable Service Area-based or Countywide programs. Incumbents technically and administratively oversee programs operated with multidisciplinary treatment and support staff that include subordinate supervisors; direct and participate in the design of treatment programs and the planning, implementation, and evaluation of program services; and coordinate program services with those of other Service Areas, Bureaus, and mental health contract agencies.
This is second working level in the Mental Health Clinical Program Manager series. Incumbents must exercise a working knowledge of the principles of management and supervision; methods of program planning to meet service delivery goals and objectives; and the regulations applicable to the programs administered.
Mental Health Clinical Program Manager II is distinguished from Mental Health Clinical Program Manager III by the latter's responsibility for administering a range of Service Area-based or Countywide mental health services programs through subordinate clinician managers; and is distinguished from Mental Health Clinical Program Manager I by the responsibility of this class for administration of programs for a small- to medium-sized clinic or programs of similar size, scope, and complexity administered for a Service Area or Countywide.
Essential Job Functions
Performs the full range of administrative supervision to plan, assign, oversee, and evaluate the work of subordinate staff and provides technical guidance and support to staff within scope of practice.
Participates in the development, negotiation, implementation, and management of the budget for the clinic or programs overseen; ensures that budget and contract allocations reflect program priorities; and takes corrective action where necessary.
Formulates policies and procedures with respect to program administration, ensuring compliance with Federal and State Medicare and Medicaid regulations for reimbursement claiming and maximum recovery costs for directly-billable services.
Develops and monitors revenue-generation procedures and objective for programs managed, including achievement of revenue goals.
Develops and implements reporting procedures to ensure that program services utilization and revenue data are reported to accurately and in a timely manner.
Coordinates the delivery of staff training necessary to maintain mandated levels of services.
Monitors services delivery to ensure that services conform to acceptable standards of care and establishes and modifies program monitoring and review methods as necessary.
Oversees audits and the implementation of audit recommendations for programs managed.
Represents managed programs in meetings with representatives of other County departments, State and Federal agencies, and other public and private entities.
In conjunction with the Patients' Rights Division, investigates complaints from patients and others about programs and services under managerial oversight.
Works in a collaborative and timely manner with departmental human resources representatives in matters such as employee investigations and performance, requesting new positions, and reorganizing and relocating staff.
Initiates and approves requisitions for supplies and personnel required to operate programs administered.
Assists in the negotiation, implementation, and evaluation of departmental program contracts within the jurisdictions served by the programs as needed.
A valid, current license* to practice as a clinical social worker, marriage and family therapist, psychologist, or registered nurse issued by the appropriate State of California licensing agency - AND - One year providing managerial direction, through subordinate supervisors, in the operation of mental health services delivery programs comprised of multidisciplinary treatment and support staff, at the level of Mental Health Clinical Program Manager I**. -OR-
: A valid, current license* to practice as a clinical social worker, marriage and family therapist, psychologist, or registered nurse issued by the appropriate State of California licensing agency - AND - Three years of experience supervising a multi-disciplinary team******at the level of Mental Health Clinical Supervisor***, Senior Mental Health Counselor, R.N.****, or Supervising Psychologist*****.
Light: Light physical effort which may include occasional light lifting to a 10 pound limit, and some bending, stooping or squatting. Considerable walking may be involved.
* In order to qualify, a photocopy of the required license must be attached to your application at the time of filing or within 15 calendar days from the date of application filing. Applications submitted without the required evidence of licensure will be considered incomplete until such information is provided. The original license must be presented during the selection process and prior to appointment
A valid California Class C Driver License or the ability to utilize an alternative method of transportation when needed to carry out job-related essential functions.
SPECIAL REQUIREMENT INFORMATION
**Experience at the level of Mental Health Clinical Program Manager I in the County of Los Angeles is defined as supervises clinical and administrative employees, through subordinate supervisors.
***Mental Health Clinical Supervisor is defined as the full professional level and under the general direction of a licensed clinical program manager, supervises and coordinates multidisciplinary and ancillary support staff in the provision of mental health services to clients. Provides daily administrative oversight to the team, with technical supervision of licensed clinical staff exercised in accordance with scope-of-practice guidelines.
**** Senior Mental Health Counselor, RN is defined as senior-level class that supervises primary providers of mental health nursing services to individuals, families, and groups in a range of mental health care settings.
*****Supervising Psychologist is defined as supervises professional and paraprofessional staff assigned to a mental health clinic or program.
******In order to qualify under the definition of supervising a multidisciplinary team, you must perform the full range of both administrative (approving timecard, evaluating performance evaluation, discipline, training, planning and assigning, etc.) and clinical supervision.
Past and present mental health clients and family members are encouraged to apply.
Appointees may be required to work any shift, including evenings, nights, weekends and holidays.
An evaluation of experience based upon application and Supplemental Questionnaire information weighted 100%.
Candidates must achieve a passing score of 70% or higher in order to be placed on the eligible register.
The eligible register for this examination will be used to fill vacancies in the Department of Mental Health.
The names of candidates receiving a passing grade in the examination will be placed on the eligible register in the order of their score group for a period of twelve (12) months following the date of promulgation.
Retake: No person may compete for this examination more than once in a twelve (12) month period.
APPLICATION AND FILING INFORMATION
Applicants are required to complete and submit an online Los Angeles County Employment Application AND Supplemental Questionnaire in order to be considered for this examination. Paper applications, resumes, or any unsolicited documents will not be accepted in lieu of completing the online application and Supplemental Questionnaire. We must receive your application by 5:00 pm, PST, on the last day of filing. Application filing may be suspended at any time without advance notice.
INSTRUCTIONS FOR FILING ONLINE
Apply online by clicking on the Apply tab for this posting. You can also track the status of your application using this website.
Applications must complete and submit their online applications and upload required documents (e.g. license, Resume, etc., ) as attachment(s) during application submission or send by email to **** within 15 calendar days from date of application submission. Please include exam number and exam title in the subject line.
The acceptance of your application will depend on whether you have clearly shown that you meet the Minimum Requirements. Your online application must show complete license, education and work experience information necessary to evaluate your qualifications. License information section must show title of license, license number, original date of issue, and expiration date. Education information section must include name and address of school attended, complete dates attended, name of course/s taken, number of units earned, and degree/s earned. Work experience section must include job title, employer name and address, name of work area/facility, actual payroll title held and not the working and/or functional titles, from/to dates of employment including month, day and year, total number of months, total number of hours worked per week - not a range of hours (full or part-time), and complete and detailed description of related job duties. If range of hours is provided, experience will be prorated based on the lowest number of hours worked per week. LIST separately each job experience to be evaluated.
All information is subject to verification. Applicants may be rejected at any stage of the selection process.
SOCIAL SECURITY NUMBER LANGUAGE
All applicants must enter a valid social security number at the time of filing. Entering anything other than a valid social security number (i.e. 000-00-0000, 111-11-1111, etc.) will result in an automatic rejection of your application.
COMPUTER AND INTERNET ACCESS AT LIBRARIES
For candidates who may not have regular access to a computer or the internet, applications can be completed on computers at public libraries throughout Los Angeles County.
NO SHARING USER ID AND PASSWORD
All applicants must file their applications online using their own user ID and password. Using a family member or friend's user ID and password may erase a candidate's original application record.
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