Behavioral Health Division Manager

County of San Luis Obispo
Permanent $110,926 - $141,585 Per year CA County of San Luis Obispo Health Agency Annex, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401, United States Apply before 5/30/2024 11:59
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Overview

The County of San Luis Obispo Health Agency is recruiting for a Behavioral Health Division Manager for the Access and Crisis Services Division to lead County staff and programs dedicated to improving access to behavioral health care, and oversight of the local crisis continuum of care. 

There will be an informational session about the positions, held on Zoom, on Monday, May 20th, at 12:00 p.m.
Join Zoom Meeting: 
https://slohealth.zoom.us/j/98352546578?pwd=Tkl3NWFEcytaV2F5TFJmczlUYWRGUT09Meeting ID: 983 5254 6578Passcode: 315584
The Behavioral Health Division Manager will plan, organize and direct the operations, activities and services of the Access and Crisis Services Division; coordinate, direct, supervise and evaluate personnel; develop resources and provide communications to meet identified County and public behavioral health service needs, and ensure effective and efficient division activities. Programs in the Division are funded by a variety of sources, including grants, and the Division Manager is responsible for budget development and management.
 
The Access and Crisis Services Division supports a wide array of services, programs, and administration including the Department’s managed care access operations; coordination with local hospitals, crisis facilities (PHF, CSU, out of County hospitals, Sobering Center), and transitional care to intensive and outpatient behavioral health clinics; oversight and management of grant administration to support mobile crisis, urgent care, and other strategic initiatives; and direction, development, monitoring, and evaluation of providers contracted services with a keen awareness of the state and federal regulations, practices, policies, and procedures.
 
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The Ideal Candidate

Skills and qualities of an ideal candidate:

  • Experience leading and supervising diverse staff and programs.
  • Robust understanding of behavioral health issues within the continuum of crisis and 24/7 coordinated systems of care. 
  • Experience and understanding of services managing involuntary psychiatric holds (5150/5585) by considering their capacity, staffing, as well as State regulations.
  • Experience in, and a desire to continuously improve, public engagement around difficult issues such as access to care, homelessness and housing, serving vulnerable populations, and diversity, equity and inclusion in program development.
  • Ability to work independently and manage multiple tasks.
  • Demonstrated ability to collect, analyze, and evaluate various sources of data, and produce clear, engaging, and professional written content.
  • Experience developing, writing, and monitoring contracts and grants, including demonstrated ability to work well with community partners and providers.
  • Confidence in public communication, including outreach activities, public speaking, and media engagement.
  • Experience in managing challenging behavioral health initiatives (preferred).
  • Understanding of issues related to health access in diverse populations (preferred).
Minimum Qualifications:
A Master's degree in counseling, psychology, social work, nursing, public health, public policy, public administration or business administration, or other closely related field AND five (5) years of professional behavioral health experience (two (2) years of which shall have included program/personnel supervision and increasingly responsible administrative duties);

OR, a Bachelor's degree in counseling, psychology, social work, nursing, public health, public policy, public administration or business administration, or other closely related field AND seven (7) years of professional behavioral health experience (two (2) years of which shall have included program/personnel supervision and increasingly responsible administrative duties).

Job related experience may substitute for the education requirement on a year-for year basis.
 

Reasonable Accommodation Notice
Federal law requires employers to provide reasonable accommodation to individuals with disabilities. Please tell us if you require a reasonable accommodation to apply for a job or to perform your job. Examples of reasonable accommodation include making a change to the application process or work procedures, providing documents in an alternate format, using a sign language interpreter, or using specialized equipment. Please call 805-781-5959 for assistance or e-mail  for more information.

Veteran's Preference Points 
If you are applying for employment with the County of San Luis Obispo and you served in the United States Armed Forces, you may be eligible for veteran's preference points as part of the recruitment process. Some dependents and survivors of eligible veterans may also be eligible for preference points.   for more information and to learn how to apply for this benefit.  Please note that Veteran’s credits must be on file with the County of San Luis Obispo Veterans Services Office prior to the recruitment closing date indicated on the job announcement.

Equal Employment Opportunity 
The County is an equal opportunity employer. Objectives are directed toward assuring equal opportunity in selection / promotion, pay, and job assignments. Recruitment and selection procedures have been established to ensure non-discrimination on the basis of political or religious opinions or affiliations, age, sex, race, color, national origin, marital status, disability, sexual orientation or other non-merit factors. In addition, the County complies with the provisions of the Americans with Disabilities Act in hiring and retaining employees. For more information contact the Human Resources Department at (805)781-5959. 

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