Behavioral Health Program Manager II*

  • San Bernardino, California
  • Jun 01, 2021
Full Time Project Management Public Health
  • Salary: $85,841.60 - $118,227.20 Annually USD

Job Description

The Job

This recruitment is being held to establish an open eligible list to fill future vacancies. This eligible list may also be used to fill vacancies within other service areas.

This recruitment will be open for a minimum of five (5) business days and remain open on a continuous basis until the needs of the County have been met. This recruitment may close at any time. It is recommended that qualified candidates apply immediately.

The Department of Behavioral Health (DBH) is responsible for providing mental health and substance use disorder services to county residents who are experiencing major mental illness or substance abuse issues. DBH provides mental health/substance use disorder treatment to all age groups, with a primary emphasis placed on treating children/youth who may be seriously emotionally disturbed, adults who are experiencing a serious and persistent mental illness, and individuals who are experiencing substance use disorders. DBH also provides an array of prevention and early intervention services for both mental health and substance abuse. DBH's core values are service, integrity, accountability and trust.

The Department of Behavioral Health is a unique County department comprised of six service areas: Children, Tranistional Age Youth and Mental Health Services Act, Community Behavioral Health and Recovery Services, 24-hour and Emergency Services, Criminal Justice and Substance Use Disorder and Recovery Services, Administrative/Fiscal Services and Program Support. The Department currently has a workforce in excess of 1000 positions.
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Behavioral Health Program Managers II* are responsible for managing a comprehensive mental health or substance abuse program for a particular region or division in the Department of Behavioral Health. Essential duties include planning, organizing, and administering a program for the direct treatment of mental disorders; developing and implementing policies and procedures to ensure efficient and effective treatment services; and preparing the program budget and exercise fiscal control over treatment programs and contract facilities.

*Official title: Mental Health Program Manager II .

For more detailed information, refer to the Mental Health Program Manager II job description.

Note: Applicants fluent in American Sign Language and Bilingual (Spanish/English) are encouraged to apply. Additional compensation is associated with positions requiring the use of bilingual skills. Testing of bilingual skills may be required to receive additional compensation.

Background Check: Prior to appointment, applicants must pass a background investigation, which includes fingerprinting, credit check, and/or medical exam, which may include drug and/or TB testing. Applicants must be a U.S. Citizen or a permanent U.S. resident. Travel: Travel throughout the County may be required depending on assignment. Employees will be required to make provision for transportation (mileage reimbursement is available at current IRS rates). A valid California Class C driver license and proof of automobile liability insurance must be maintained for the individual providing the transportation. License: Some positions may require licensure as a Marriage Family Therapist, Clinical Social Worker, Professional Clinical Counselor, or Psychologist. Applicants must provide license information on the supplemental questionnaire to be considered for these positions.

Minimum Requirements

Education: A Master's or Doctoral degree in Social Work, Marriage Family Therapy, Clinical/Counseling Psychology, or Behavioral Science.



Option 1: Three years of clinical experience in a major mental health and/or substance abuse treatment program. Qualifying experience must include a minimum of two years of experience as a full-scope supervisor responsible for planning, directing and evaluating a mental health or substance abuse program or unit. Qualifying experience must also include full-scope supervisory responsibility, which includes hiring, firing, counseling, disciplinary actions, assigning work, completing work performance evaluations, developing work schedules and approving time off.

Option 2: Three years of experience as a manager in an agency providing social work services. Qualifying experience must include second-level supervision (supervising through subordinate supervisors), budget/fiscal administration, and responsibility for program planning, development, implementation, and evaluation.

Desired Qualifications

The ideal candidate will have experience in the development and administration of programming for a juvenile/adolescent forensic population, as well as relevant clinical experience. In addition, the candidate will have experience working collaboratively with relevant agencies/stakeholders to ensure the successful delivery of services to this population. The candidate will also have knowledge of, and experience with, the Department of Health Care Services and the provision of specialty mental health services to Medi-Cal-eligible beneficiaries. Licensure as a Marriage and Family Therapist, Clinical Social Worker, Professional Clinical Counselor, or Psychologist is highly desired.

Selection Process

There will be a competitive evaluation of qualifications based on a review of the Application and Supplemental Questionnaire. It is to your advantage to be explicit in your responses on the Application and Supplemental Questionnaire.

This recruitment will remain open on a continuous basis until the needs of the County have been met. This recruitment may close at any time. Resumes will not be accepted in lieu of the application and/or supplemental questionnaires.

To ensure timely and successful submission of your online application, please allow ample time to complete and submit your application before the posted filing deadline. Applicants will be automatically logged-out if they have not submitted the application and all required materials prior to the posted deadline. Once your application has been successfully submitted you will receive an onscreen confirmation and an email. We recommend that you save and/or print these for your records. Please note, if you do not receive an onscreen confirmation and an email acknowledging our receipt of your application we have not received your application.

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Closing Date/Time: Continuous

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