County of Alameda

Assistant Director, Adult System of Care (#5055)

Bargaining Unit: ACMEA - HCSA Tech/Para Mgmt (R45)
$48.00-$67.66 Hourly / $3,840.00-$5,412.80 BiWeekly /
$8,320.00-$11,727.73 Monthly / $99,840.00-$140,732.80 Yearly


DESCRIPTION
Under general direction, plans, organizes and directs a variety of outpatient service programs for adults between the ages of 18 years and up ; supervises program components servicing severely disturbed and/or substance abuse clients, including adult’s services in Behavioral Health Care Services.; responsible for coordination and collaboration of adult services with community-based outpatient service programs; provides supervision and direction to subordinate personnel; and performs related duties as required.


DISTINGUISHING FEATURES

This is a one-position class located in Behavioral Health Care Services. The incumbent reports to the Adult System of Care Director, BHCS and is responsible for providing direct administrative support to the Director in the areas of organizational policy and program development relative to the adult system of care service delivery, public information/ relations activities and resolution of policy and operations problems. The incumbent also acts in the absence of the Adult System of Care Director, BHCS.

EXAMPLES OF DUTIES

1. Plans, organizes, and directs, through subordinate supervisory and administrative staff, County-operated and contracted adult outpatient mental health services.

2. Acts on behalf of the Director on matters related to departmental programs; represents the Director at meetings with administrative officials, Board of Supervisors, legislative bodies, boards, commissions, community groups and other organizations; explains and interprets policies, procedures and regulations relative to complex program issues.

3. Develops and administers program budget; prepares or assists in the preparation of grant applications; monitors expenditures; coordinates fiscal, personnel and contract activities for the Adult System of Care.

4. Ensures compliance with program policies and standards for services provided by the Behavioral Health Care Services or agencies under contract to assure continuity and quality of services and to meet administrative requirements relative to Federal/State funding.

5. Participates in planning, development and implementation of system-wide goals, strategies and policies for delivery of community-based prevention services.

6. Maintains effective working relationships with representatives of federal, state and local agencies, including professional and medical societies; represents the department through contacts with representatives of governmental and county agencies.

7. Participates as a member of the Department's Leadership Team; attends administrative staff meetings and participates in the overall administration of the adult service delivery.

8. Recruits, selects, supervises, evaluates and disciplines staff, either directly or indirectly through subordinate personnel.

9. Prepares and conducts educational programs for trainees and staff assigned to the Adult System of Care; conducts staff conferences; performs studies; and represents the service on training committees.

10. Keeps abreast of current trends in mental health practice and managed care health services environment; attends meetings of professional associations and assists in the evaluation of new techniques and procedures.

11. Acts for the Adult System of Care Director, BHCS in his/her absence.


MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS
Education:

Possession of a master's degree from an accredited university in Clinical Psychology, Social Work, Psychiatric Nursing or an appropriate behavioral science,

And
Experience:

The equivalent of four years of progressively responsible post-graduate supervisory and administrative experience in community organization, program planning and evaluation, budget, fiscal and personnel management. At least two years of this experience should have been experience with emotionally disturbed children and adolescents and their families in a community mental health or medical setting.

License:

Possession of a valid California Motor Vehicle Operator's license.
Possession of a State license in either Clinical Psychology, Psychology, Social Work or Nursing.

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

KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS
Knowledge of:

• Administrative principles, practices and techniques of County and State Mental Health systems.
• Principles and practices of governmental budgeting, funding and grant/contract management.
• Community needs, resources and organizations related to Mental Health care.
• Methods of effective community organization and its role in Mental Health treatment and prevention programs.
• Principles, practices and current trends in the delivery of Mental Health and Children’s services. • Program evaluation methodologies and management analysis.
• Clinical standards of practice and licensure requirements.

Ability to:

• Effectively communicate both orally and in writing.
• Practice sound decision-making.
• Demonstrate effective leadership skills.
• Plan, organize, and administer the operation of the Adult System of Care.
• Set standards, measuring actual performance, and taking corrective action for effective management control.
• Budget development, analysis and monitoring.
• Apply analytical problem solving.
• Exercise interpersonal sensitivity.
• Maintain flexibility in managing multiple and changing priorities.
• Adapt to stress.

CLASS SPEC HISTORY
Newspec: 5055
SP:cs 1/20/16
CSC Date: 2/17/16

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.