County of Alameda

Staff Development Coordinator - Mental Health Services (#0476)

$45.93-$55.80 Hourly / $3,674.40-$4,464.00 BiWeekly /
$7,961.20-$9,672.00 Monthly / $95,534.40-$116,064.00 Yearly


DESCRIPTION
Under general direction, plans, organizes and coordinates staff and student training and development programs in Mental Health Services - Health Care Services Agency. Develops policies and procedures for a professional training program; identifies and defines training needs and objectives; and to do related work as required.

DISTINGUISHING FEATURES

The Staff Development Coordinator reports to a Director, Office of Quality Assurance, Mental Health Services. There are two positions in this classification, distinguished as follows:

The Staff Development Coordinator - Psychologist is responsible for the overall professional direction of a psychology program, licensure requirements as they affect staff and students; and the selection and organization and placement of psychology interns.

The Staff Development Coordinator - Psychologist is also responsible for the overall coordination of the agency's residency placements as Associate Director of Residency Training, including liaison to Pacific Medical Center.

The Staff Development Coordinator - Psychiatric Social Worker is responsible for the maintenance of professional social work standards, licensure requirements as they affect staff, students, and the selection, organization, and placement of graduate students in social work.

In addition, both positions are responsible for the establishment of training programs for all Mental Health staff, promotes training grants, affirmative action recruitment, and research pertinent to the development of Mental Health.

EXAMPLES OF DUTIES
NOTE: The following are the duties performed by employees in this classification. However, employees may perform other related duties at an equivalent level. Each individual in the classification does not necessarily perform all duties listed.

Staff Development Coordinator Psychologist

1. Recruits, interviews and hires clinical psychologist and predoctoral trainees; and assigns personnel to specific program area.

2. Monitors and evaluates effectiveness of internship placements.

3. Reviews requests for expenditures and otherwise assists the Director, Office of Quality Assurance, in the administration of a training fund, as directed.

4. Establishes standards for and evaluates performance of staff psychologists and trainees; and resolves professional problems as they arise.

5. Provides consultation to Mental Health Services on request.

6. Provides liaison to academic institutions and Pacific Medical Center and consults with them on request.

7. Develops and maintains a library of training source materials; researches and publicizes new developments in training methods and concepts.

8. Contacts sources of residency applicants for affirmative action recruitment and interviews selected residents.

9. Assigns and monitors clinical rotations of residents, supervises clinical experiences of residents and coordinates the work of supervisors.

10. Assesses the skill and knowledge levels of incoming residents; periodically assesses residents and supervisors and provides them with feedback.

11. Provides seminars for residents and training for staff supervisors.

12. Organizes and maintains record systems pertaining to internship and residency placements.

Staff Development Coordinator - Social Work

1. Conducts affirmative action recruitment; interviews and hires graduate social work students, and assigns personnel to specific program areas.

2. Monitors, evaluates effectiveness of placements.

3. Reviews requests for expenditures and otherwise assists the Director, Office of Quality Assurance in the administration of a training fund, as directed.

4. Promotes standards as developed by the state licensing board for Social Work in order to encourage the attainment of a social work staff with clinical licenses.

5. Provides consultation upon request to Mental Health Services.

6. Provides liaison to academic institutions and consults with them on request.

7. Develops and maintains a library of training source materials; researches and publicizes new developments in training methods and concepts.

8. Organizes and maintains record systems pertaining to social work and other student placements.

9. Provides seminars for students and training for staff supervisors.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS
Either I

Experience:

The equivalent of four years’ post-graduate experience, two years of which consisted of training and administrative duties in a psychiatric or medical setting.

Education:

M.S.W. degree in Social Welfare from a CSWE accredited university or school for the Staff Development Coordinator – Social Work position; Ph.D. in Psychology from an APA accredited university or school for the Staff Development Coordinator - Psychology position.

Or II

Some acceptable combination of education and appropriate experience.

Special Requirements:

California license to practice Social Work for the Staff Development Coordinator - Social Work position; California license to practice Psychology for the Staff Development Coordinator - Psychology position.

NOTE: The Civil Service Commission may modify the above Minimum Qualifications in the announcement of an examination.

KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS
NOTE: The level and scope of the following knowledge and abilities are related to duties listed under the “Examples of Duties” section of this specification.

Knowledge of:

• Principles and techniques of instruction.
• Methods of training multi-disciplinary professionals.
• Educational degree requirements and professional licensure requirements.
• Supervision practices and counseling techniques.

Ability to:

• Plan, evaluate and implement training programs.
• Speak and write effectively.
• Present oral and written reports, lectures or lesson plans.
• Assess and plan for educational needs.
• Analyze interpersonal relationships.
• Perceive and correct inter-personal problems.

CLASS SPEC HISTORY
RR:mt
3/77
CV:gw
Retyped: 8/78
Revised: 12/78
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Old document: 0086h
New document: Jobspecs/0476
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CSC Date: 12/11/78

BENEFITS

Alameda County offers a comprehensive and competitive benefits package that affords wide-ranging health care options to meet the different needs of a diverse workforce and their families. We also sponsor many different employee discount, fitness and health screening programs focused on overall well being.  These benefits include but are not limited to*:

For your Health & Well-Being

  • Medical – HMO & PPO Plans
  • Dental – HMO & PPO Plans
  • Vision or Vision Reimbursement
  • Share the Savings
  • Basic Life Insurance 
  • Supplemental Life Insurance (with optional dependent coverage for eligible employees)
  • Accidental Death and Dismemberment Insurance 
  • County Allowance Credit
  • Flexible Spending Accounts - Health FSA, Dependent Care and Adoption Assistance
  • Short-Term Disability Insurance
  • Long-Term Disability Insurance
  • Voluntary Benefits - Accident Insurance, Critical Illness, Hospital Indemnity and Legal Services
  • Employee Assistance Program

For your Financial Future

  • Retirement Plan - (Defined Benefit Pension Plan)
  • Deferred Compensation Plan (457 Plan or Roth Plan)

For your Work/Life Balance

  • 11 paid holidays
  • Floating Holidays
  • Vacation and sick leave accrual
  • Vacation purchase program
  • Management Paid Leave**
  • Catastrophic Sick Leave
  • Employee Mortgage Loan Program
  • Group Auto/Home Insurance
  • Pet Insurance
  • Commuter Benefits Program
  • Guaranteed Ride Home
  • Employee Wellness Program (e.g. At Work Fitness, Incentive Based Programs, Gym Membership Discounts)
  • Employee Discount Program (e.g. theme parks, cell phone, etc.)
  • Child Care Resources
  • 1st United Services Credit Union 

*Eligibility is determined by Alameda County and offerings may vary by collective bargaining agreement.  This provides a brief summary of the benefits offered and can be subject to change.

** Non-exempt management employees are entitled to up to three days of management paid leave. Exempt management employees are entitled to up to seven days of management paid leave.