County of San DiegoSan Diego 92101
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Behavioral Health Program Manager

County of San Diego
Full Time San Diego County Health And Human Services Agency, 1130 Tenth Ave, San Diego, CA 92101, United States


Job Summary
The County of San Diego, Health and Human Services Agency (HHSA) is currently recruiting for the position of BEHAVIORAL HEALTH PROGRAM MANAGER   This position is eligible for appointment at step 3, $ 103,792.00    annually. Future Salary Increases ** July 2024  - 5.80% increase to base pay  (2.75% Across-the-Board + 3.05% Market Increase) The hiring departments have numerous immediate vacancies and will be holding interviews on Tuesdays  The Health and Human Services Agency is seeking qualified applicants for the position of Behavioral Health Program Manager (BHPM) within Behavioral Health Services (BHS). BHS is seeking to fill multiple BHPM positions with this recruitment, including BHPMs within County Operated Clinics, Case Management, San Diego Psychiatric Hospital, and Community Assistance, Recovery and Empowerment (CARE) Court. The current vacancies are with Behavioral Health Services; however, the list established from this recruitment may be used to fill vacancies in other departments. County Operated Clinics & Case management: As a BHPM, you will have primary responsibility for the oversight of a County operated outpatient clinic or a Case Management program, including program operations, designing, implementing, supervising, and managing direct service staff.   San Diego County Psychiatric Hospital: The BHPM position at the San Diego County Psychiatric Hospital oversees the Social Work Department which includes Mental Health Case Management Clinicians, Licensed Mental Health Clinicians, and student interns.  The position collaborates with county and community-based providers, legal entities, and families. The BHPM often is a hospital representative in varying external meetings around care coordination and delivery of clinical services.   CARE Court: As a BHPM, you will have primary responsibility for the oversight of County operated CARE Court services. Duties include supervision of direct service staff, policy/guideline implementation, clinical consultations, crisis invention, public speaking, staff trainings, and budget reviews. Strong leadership skills a must to promote high level client care while maintaining program integrity. The ideal candidate will assist leadership to meet state CARE Court, MediCal and BHS program expectations as well as develop strong teams and encourage collaboration with community partners. Please click for a complete job description of Behavioral Health Program Manager, including essential functions, required education and experience, working conditions, etc.  Interviews and Hiring Process   The timeline for this recruitment is outlined below.   
  • Job Offer and Background Process begins shortly after the interview phase.
  • Pre-employment Medical Screening: Approximately 3 days following successful background investigation results.
  • Anticipated Start Date: Start date will be based upon successful completion of medical screening or other mutually agreed upon date.
If you are not selected for this interview process, you may have the opportunity to compete for future vacancies. Minimum Qualifications
  1. A current license by the State of California to practice as a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Marriage and Family Therapist, Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor, Psychologist, or Psychiatrist; AND,
  2. A master's degree from an accredited U.S. college or university, or a certified foreign studies equivalency in psychology, counseling, social work, or a closely related field; AND,
  3. Three (3) years of full-time post-master's degree experience in a mental health program providing case management and/or counseling, and crisis intervention to a particular group or program under clinical supervision. 
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