Deputy Director of Behavioral Health Program Services

  • San Bernardino, California
  • Jun 09, 2021
Full Time Administration and Management Public Health
  • Salary: $118,123.20 - $161,220.80 Annually USD

Job Description

The Job

Maximum Total Compensation Valued at up to $257,930
Apply By June 25, 2021 for Priority Consideration

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, Transitional 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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The Department of Behavioral Health is seeking a Deputy Director to oversee the Substance use Disorder and Recovery Services (SUDRS) Division, which include youth and adult systems of care, and county as well as contract Substance Use Disorder and Recovery Services.

The variety of programs are designed to provide comprehensive substance use recovery services to individuals who are experiencing substance use disorders with or without a co-occurring disorder. These individuals may also have a history of involvement with the juvenile justice and or criminal justice system.

SUDRS Staff provide services in a variety of settings including clinics, probation departments, courts, and work in collaboration with various community partners.

Deputy Directors plan, direct, coordinate, and evaluate the operation of one of the major treatment divisions within the Department of Behavioral Health, which includes crisis, emergency, intensive outpatient, and routine outpatient systems and services for both adult and children consumers. The Deputy Director will also assist in department-wide program planning and policy formulation. The immediate vacancy exists in the SUDRS Division. This eligible list may also be used to fill future vacancies as they occur within the department.

For more detailed information, refer to the Deputy Director of Behavioral Health Program Services job description.

As an alternative to the traditional benefits package, you may also be eligible to elect the Modified Benefit Option (MBO) that provides an increased base rate of pay (4% above the base rate of pay) with modified benefits. For more detailed information on the MBO for Exempt Group, refer to the MBO - Exempt (Non-Elected) BBOU - Benefits Summary Guide .

Background check: An extensive background check will include credit check, fingerprint/DOJ LiveScan, and DMV check. Must be a U.S. Citizen or a permanent U.S. resident. Medical exam will also include drug and TB tests.

Shifts: Some programs offer 24-hour services; some assignments may require employees to work evenings, weekends, holidays, and on-call.

Travel: Travel throughout the County is required and employees will be required to make provisions for such transportation. Must possess and maintain a valid California driver license and proof of automobile liability insurance for the individual providing the transportation. Statewide and national travel is occasionally required.

Minimum Requirements

Education: A Master's degree in behavioral science, human services, social work, counseling, psychology, public health, or business/public administration.

Experience: Two (2) years of high-level management experience in a large, complex mental health agency, public health agency, forensic health care services or human services organization which provides social work services. Qualifying experience must include responsibility for program planning and development, operations, budget/fiscal administration, and personnel administration, which included managing through subordinate managers or supervisors.

Desired Qualifications

The ideal candidate will be a seasoned program manager with extensive experience in public behavioral health; specifically, substance use disorder; developing and managing a large complex health agency or human services organization which provides a continuum of care for adults and children living with a substance use disorder; and experience in program planning and development, personnel, administration, operations and budget/fiscal administration.

Selection Process

There will be a competitive evaluation of qualifications based on a review of the Application and Supplemental Questionnaire. Completing your application with statements such as "see/refer to resume" or "see attached" rather than completing your work history may affect your eligibility or competitive evaluation score. Resumes will not be accepted in lieu of the application and/or supplemental questionnaires. The most highly qualified candidates, based upon the results of the evaluation, may be referred for a selection interview. Be sure to clearly describe in your resume and/or application your experience in meeting the minimum requirements as well as the ideal qualifications, particularly in the areas of:
  • Second-level management experience
  • Qualifying experience gained in a behavioral health, healthcare, or human services agency

Application Procedure : To be considered for this excellent opportunity, please complete and submit the online employment application and supplemental questionnaire. Applications will be accepted continuously, with a priority screening date of June 25, 2021. After the priority screening date, applications will be reviewed periodically. Interested applicants are encouraged to apply as soon as possible as this recruitment may close at any time.

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

Job Address

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