Under general direction, manages and coordinates the activities of Public Health Division Adolescent Programs and performs related or other work as required in accordance with Rule 3, Section 3 of the Civil Service Rules.
This is the single position class in the Public Health Division. The incumbent manages and coordinates programs to meet the overall health and psycho-social needs of adolescents and their families. The Program Coordinator directly supervises a multi-disciplinary team including case managers, nurses, interns, para-professional and clerical support staff.
Plans, organizes and coordinates the overall activities of the Public Health Services-Adolescent Health Programs including the Cal-Learn and AFLP programs; prepares and implements program budget development and maintenance.
Supervises, trains, assigns, evaluates and selects unit staff.
Coordinates activities of case management staff and participates in: client identification, referral and counseling; case conferences and overall client assessment; developing client oriented programs and assistance plans.
Assists in developing grant proposals and management of grant funds.
Assists in assessing community needs in area of specialization and developing appropriate programs and services.
Provides for program of data gathering and analyses and preparation and maintenance of records and reports; prepares reports and correspondence.
Interprets and implements applicable legislation, laws and regulations, insures unit awareness and compliance.
Coordinates activities of unit with other department staff and units; coordinates with other agencies, officials and community groups.
Education: A Master's Degree from an accredited university with a major in social work, public health, nursing, psychology or a closely related field.
Experience: Three years of responsible post Master's experience providing social, psychological and health services to the community, including or supplemented by one year of post Master's social or clinical case management.
License: Possession of valid California Driver's License.
Principles of sociology, psychology and human behavior; principles and techniques of counseling; adjustment and health problems of adolescents; organization and goals of public health agencies; treatment and case management methods and programs; legal aspects and regulation for working with troubled adolescents and their families; related community agencies and resources; basic organizational management and public relations principals and methods; principles of supervision and training.
Supervise, assign, train, evaluate and coordinate the work of assigned staff; evaluate needs of adolescents and develop and implement case management assistance programs; gather, analyze and organize technical data and prepare appropriate reports and records; express self effectively orally and in writing; develop and maintain effective working relationships with a wide variety of individuals, and public and community groups; coordinate work of assigned unit with other units and agencies.