Tuesday, February 7, 2023

Behavioral Health Clinical Supervisor

Health Care Services Agency

Recruitment #RT-6525-01

Introduction

This is a reinstatement, transfer or voluntary demotion opportunity for current and former regularly appointed employees of Alameda County.

Reinstatement:
Pursuant to Civil Service Rule 1744: On the request of a department head and approval of the Commission, a regularly appointed employee who resigned in good standing may, within three years after the effective date of his/her resignation, be reinstated in a position in the class from which he/she resigned or in a position in another class for which he/she may be eligible as determined by the Commission. Appointments by reinstatement following resignation are subject to the probationary period established for the class. You must have been a classified County employee in the same job code or in a job code at the same salary maximum and left the County in good standing. In addition, you must meet the minimum and special qualifications of the specific position.

Transfer:
You must be a current County classified employee in the same job code or in a job code with the same salary maximum for which you are applying. In addition, you must meet the minimum and special qualifications of the specific position.

Voluntary Demotion:
You must be a current County classified employee in a job code which is at a higher salary maximum than the vacancy for which you are applying. In addition, you must meet the minimum and special qualifications of the specific position.

DESCRIPTION



THE HEALTH CARE SERVICES AGENCY

Alameda County's Health Services Program is administered by the Health Care Services Agency and includes the following program areas: Behavioral Health Care, Public Health, Environmental Health, and Agency Administration/Indigent Health. The ultimate mission of the Health Care Services Agency is to provide fully integrated health care services through a comprehensive network of public and private partnerships that ensure optimal health and well-being and respect the diversity of all residents. Health Care Services Agency currently has multiple career opportunities for experienced professionals to become part of a service delivery team dedicated to the optimal health and well-being of Alameda County residents.  For more information about the Health Care Services Agency, please visit www.acgov.org/health/

 

BEHAVIORAL HEALTH CARE

It is the mission of Behavioral Health Care Services to maximize the recovery, resilience and wellness of all eligible Alameda County residents who are developing or experiencing serious mental health, alcohol, or drug concerns. We envision communities where people realize their potential, and where stigma and discrimination against those with mental health, alcohol and/or drug issues are a thing of the past.

 

Only through exemplifying the following Alameda County Behavioral Health Care Services values will we be successful:

 

ACBHCS

Access - where every door is the right door for welcoming people with complex needs;

Consumer and Family Empowerment - through shared decisionmaking best practices, that clinically produce effective outcomes;

Best Practices - business excellence that uses public resources costeffectively;

Health and Wellness - by integrating emotional, spiritual and physical health care;

Culturally Responsive - appropriate services built on the strengths and life experiences of culturally diverse consumers and their families;

Social Inclusion - utilizing advocacy and education to eliminate stigma, discrimination, isolation, and misunderstanding of persons with mental illness and substance abuse.

For more information about the department of Behavioral Health Care Services, please visit www.acbhcs.org/

 THE POSITION

Under general direction, supervise Behavioral Health Clinicians and other behavioral health care professionals, paraprofessionals and/or interns; coordinate day-to-day functions and ensure appropriate staff coverage; provide psychiatric clinical and case management services; and perform other duties as assigned.

DISTINGUISHING FEATURES

This class is located in Behavioral Health Care Services which provides alcohol and other drugs and mental health services through county staff, private providers and community-based organizations. This is the first-line supervisory level in the Behavioral Health Clinician series. Behavioral Health Clinical Supervisors provide day-to-day supervision including the coordination and delegation of work/assignments, staff coverage, and performance evaluations. Behavioral Health Clinical Supervisors are responsible for the day-to-day supervision of a behavioral health care team of clinicians. Incumbents in this position may assist the Behavioral Health Clinical Manager in administrative functions.

The Behavioral Health Clinical Supervisor is distinguished from the lower level class of Behavioral Health Clinician II in that the latter does not have supervisory responsibilities. It is further distinguished from the next higher class of Behavioral Health Clinical Manager in that the latter may supervise a Behavioral Health Clinical Supervisor and has overall responsibility for program planning, development and evaluation, program reporting and statistics, and program outcome monitoring. The Behavioral Health Clinical Manager manages a clinic/program which includes 8 or more paraprofessional and professional level staff.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

Either I

The equivalent of one year of experience in the class of Behavioral Health Clinician II in the Alameda County classified service. (Non-classified includes District Attorney's Office, Hospital Authority, and the Consolidated Courts.)

Or II

The equivalent of three years of post license experience as a behavioral health/mental health clinician providing clinical and/or case management services. (Note: Previous experience involving lead or supervisory responsibility is desirable.)

AND
Education:

Possession of a Master's degree from an accredited school in social work, marriage and family therapy, psychology, counseling, nursing or related field.


License/Certification:

Possession of valid clinical license from the one of the applicable licensing authority: California Board of Behavioral Sciences, California Board of Psychology, or California Board of Nursing.

Some positions in this class require a valid California Motor Vehicle Operator's license. Applicants must possess such license prior to appointment to such positions.

Special Requirements:

1. In compliance with the Administrative Simplification provision of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA), employees in this classification are required to possess a National Provider Identifier (NPI) number prior to their first day on the job.

2. In Compliance with Medicare regulations, eligible licensed clinicians in this classification are required to complete the "Medicare Enrollment Process for Physicians and non-Physician Practitioners" through the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, prior to their first day on the job. Active enrollment in Medicare is a condition of employment. Failure to attain or maintain active enrollment will result in termination.

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

KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS

The most suitably qualified candidates will possess the following competencies:

Knowledge of:

• Current theories, principles, and practices for services to clients with serious behavioral health care symptoms and diagnosis
• Principles and practices of effective supervision, work planning, evaluation, training, and community behavioral health care consultation
• Psychological diagnostic methods and terminology
• Cultural and social factors affecting behavior patterns
• Wellness, recovery and resiliency oriented strategies and supports
• Dual recovery/co-occurring disorder treatment, screening and assessment tools
• Community needs, resources and organizations related to behavioral health care
• Clinical standards of practice and licensure requirements
• Principles and practices of direct client service delivery
• Principles of social needs, problems, attitudes and behavioral patterns.
• Applicable federal, state and local laws, rules and regulations
Office administrative practices and procedures, including records management and the operation of standard office equipment
• Computer applications related to the work

Ability to:

• Plan, supervise, review and evaluate the work of staff
• Interpret, explain and apply regulations, policies and procedures
• Communicate effectively both orally and in writing
• Plan, prioritize and organize
• Analyze, evaluate and make sound decisions
• Prepare clear, accurate and effective reports, correspondence and other written materials
• Demonstrate interpersonal sensitivity and work with a diverse population
• Establish and maintain effective work relationships

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
  • 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.

Conclusion

TO APPLY: Please contact Wasi Imam by email at Wasi.Imam@acgov.org .

You are encouraged to apply immediately.

Alameda County is an Equal Opportunity Employer