Definition and Class Characteristics Interested in joining a fast-paced work environment filled with caring professionals dedicated to improving the lives of vulnerable community members? The County of Nevada, located in the scenic Sierra foothills, is seeking a Behavioral Health Program Manager! Join a team of compassionate and committed staff who work together closely to support people with behavioral health needs in our community. This position plays a key role in managing the crisis system as well as the outpatient clinical staff. The person will also have the opportunity to work with community agencies, interact with community stakeholders, and represent the department in various settings.
This is a leadership position in the Adult Division within the Nevada County Behavioral Health Department. We are seeking someone with exceptional clinical skills and a strong history of working with people with serious mental illness, and who has a sense of humor and a passion for serving the community. The ideal candidate will:
This position is full-time and fully benefited. The County of Nevada offers an extensive benefit package including, but not limited to, CalPERS retirement, medical, dental, vision, and life insurance, and an FSA. We also offer flexible schedules to our staff! Why Nevada County? Our leadership values employee development and engagement, promotes open and transparent communication, sets us up to be a high-performing organization, and recognizes our contributions. Our leadership connects with the community, listens to them, and provides important programming to keep us safe and healthy. We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status. We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided with reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us to request accommodation.
- Be a licensed Master's or Doctoral level practitioner with four years of clinical and managerial responsibility in a health services agency.
- Develop and review program policies and procedures specific to an assigned area.
- Supervise assigned staff including reviewing and approving employee schedules, ensuring staff training and development, completing employee performance evaluations, and assigning and reviewing work. Conducting informal counseling on work issues, preparing documentation and improvement plans for deficiencies, and recommending disciplinary action may be included in this scope of duties.
- Interviewing and making recommendations regarding filling of positions.
- Interpret and apply provisions of law, rules, and regulations related to program area.
- Review and respond to correspondence and other forms of communication sent by a wide variety of individuals.
- Conduct safety and staff meetings with assigned staff.
- Provide professional and technical consultation on complex program matters, participating in the actual work of the program area on particularly complex, difficult or sensitive projects.
- Prepare grant, budget, and other materials such as Requests for Proposals, Requests for Qualifications, and other information, as needed for program Board meetings, Board task forces, community organizations, interagency committee and other meetings and conferences.
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