DEPARTMENT OF MENTAL HEALTH
EXAM NUMBER: b4742A
OPEN COMPETITIVE JOB OPPORTUNITY
FILING START DATE: 06/08/2015
Oversees the development and administration of service area or Countywide mental health services programs through subordinate clinical program managers. Incumbents technically and administratively oversee directly-operated and contracted mental health clinics and programs operated through subordinate clinical program managers.
Positions allocable to this class report to a Deputy Director, Mental Health, and have responsibility for directing and coordinating all components of a comprehensive and complex mental health clinical services operation comprised of multiple service area-based and Countywide programs. Incumbents technically and administratively oversee directly-operated and contracted mental health clinics and programs operated through subordinate clinical program managers. Some positions in this class may be allocated to oversee the operations of a very large mental health center providing a comprehensive and complex range of services.
This is the third and highest working level in the Mental Health Clinical Program Manager series. Incumbents must exercise a thorough knowledge of the principles of management and supervision; methods for planning and budgeting to meet service delivery goals and objectives; and applicable regulations, policies and procedures of mental health services programs administered.
Mental Health Clinical Program Manager III is distinguished from Mental Health Clinical Program Manager I and II in that the latter manage, through subordinate supervisors, the services programs of a clinic; or manage a Service Area-based or Countywide program.
Essential Job Functions
Participates in the development and monitoring of the annual budget for mental health services in a large geographic area and for Countywide mental health services programs.
Plans, assigns, and directs the work of the geographic area or Countywide mental health services programs.
Provides program and administrative direction to subordinate program managers and administrative support staff.
Provides or oversees the provision of programmatic and technical guidance to mental health contract agencies; directs the planning, monitoring and evaluation of contract agency performance.
Supervises the planning, development, and implementation of service area-based and Countywide programs, utilizing existing or projected financial resources.
Ensures that mental health services provided meet State and Federal mandated standards and are in compliance with Medicare and Medi-Cal rules for reimbursement claiming.
Oversees revenue generation in assigned programs to ensure revenue is maximized.
Assists the Deputy Director or higher-level manager to develop and implement objectives, goals, policies, and procedures in connection with areas of oversight.
Directs the conduct of, and participates in, studies and analyzes of mental health service program effectiveness and initiates modifications in program policies and procedures as necessary.
Represents the department in regional planning and networking groups such as Service Area Councils, councils of government, and regional health, social, and educational services coalitions.
Serves as a committee member, participant, or representative on a variety of committees, task forces, etc. focused on internal departmental business needs or operations.
Develops and maintains cooperative working relations with Federal, State and community agencies that correspond to the area of geographic or program responsibility.
Plans, organizes, implements, and manages the Service Area Disaster Plan for both directly-operated and contracted programs.
A valid, current license* to practice clinical psychology, clinical social work, marriage and family therapy, or nursing issued by the appropriate State of California licensing agency - AND - one year of experience, at the level of Mental Health Clinical Program Manager II**, providing administrative and technical direction through subordinate supervisors in the operation of a mental health services delivery program comprised of multidisciplinary treatment and support staff.
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 II in the County of Los Angeles is defined as supervises clinical and administrative employees, through subordinate supervisors.
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 eligibleregister 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 FILINGINFORMATION
Applicants are required to complete and submitan online Los Angeles County Employment ApplicationAND Supplemental Questionnairein order tobe considered for this examination. Paper applications, resumes,orany unsoliciteddocuments 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 byemailto **** within 15 calendar days from date of application submission. Please includeexam 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. Licenseinformation 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 sectionmust include job title, employer name and address, name of work area/facility, actual payrolltitle 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 separatelyeach job experience to be evaluated.
All information is subject to verification. Applicants may berejected at any stageof 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.
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