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Behavioral Health Services Manager II, Salinas, CA

County of Monterey


Salinas, CA

May 2, 2017

County of Monterey
Salinas, CA

Behavioral Health Services Manager II
Salary: $7,219 - $9,855 monthly
Final Filing Date: OPEN UNTIL FILLED
Priority Screening Date: Friday May 19, 2017

Monterey County Health Department's Behavioral Health Bureau is seeking experienced behavioral health professionals to fill vacancies at the Behavioral Health Services Manager II level. Vacancies exist in Access -- Salinas & Coastal Region; Adult System of Care -- Salinas; Children's System of Care -- Salinas.

Access -- Salinas & Coastal Region

This position provides leadership and management of three teams of clinical and support staff that work with people first entering our systems of care. Access to services is open for all ages and for a variety of mental, emotional and substance-use issues. Access provides triage, assessments, medication monitoring, individual therapy, group work and case management and linkage services. The Behavioral Health Services Manager occupying this position will also oversee a number of small contracts and work closely with the Deputy Director of Behavioral Health and Quality Improvement staff.

Adult System of Care -- Salinas

The Behavioral Health Services Manager for the Adult System of Care clinic provides leadership and management to three teams of staff that work with a diverse range of adults with serious mental illness. The program provides co-occurring mental health, substance use, trauma informed and integrated primary care services to its clients. The Services Manager will work closely with the Deputy Director for the Adult System of Care to ensure that the people being served are receiving the right level of service at the right time as well as working with staff to increase the quality of clinical care to reflect evidence-based and best practices in the field.

Children's System of Care -- Salinas

This Behavioral Health Services Manager provides leadership and management oversight to three teams that provide mental health services to children and families dealing with neglect and abuse. Additionally, this Services Manager is responsible for the coordination of critical relationships with several partner agencies (Department of Social Services, Archer Child Advocacy Center, CASA of Monterey County, Juvenile Dependency Court, and Kinship Center) as well as involvement with the Juvenile Probation -- Juvenile Sex Offender Response Team, the Interagency Placement Committee, and several residential facilities where children may be placed by the Department of Social Services. The program provides an array of mental health services across Monterey County to children and their families from psychoeducational groups, individual and family therapy, to intensive home-based treatment and a FSP program. Referrals to the program come from several sources including Access; some of these families are involved with the Department of Social Services and the Juvenile Dependency County while others may have active sexual assault cases with the District Attorney's Office. The Services Manager will work closely with the Deputy Director for Children's Services to ensure program design and service delivery are appropriately aligned with clinical need, ethical standards of practice, program mandates, and contract obligations.

The Eligible List established by this recruitment may be used to fill current and future temporary or regular vacancies as they arise.

Examples of Duties


Will have a proven track record demonstrating the following knowledge, skills and abilities:

  • A thorough knowledge of: the principles and practices of diagnosis and treatment of children and adults with behavioral health problems; Federal and State laws and regulations governing program areas; techniques of management relating to training, directing, controlling and evaluating subordinates in a variety of diagnostic, therapy and case management programs; community health and governmental programs that identify and treat clients in out- and in-patient programs.
  • Coordination of the work of various behavioral health programs, identifying needs, and developing programs within the agency and with community organizations. Interacting and functioning in situations requiring counseling, instruction, persuasion and negotiation.
  • Representing an agency in advising, consulting and/or resolving differences with other programs, agencies and the public.
  • Using communication skills and techniques for organizing and directing meetings and transmitting information and instructions to program staff, other agencies and the public.

Characteristics of the Ideal Candidate

  • Strong analytical and problem solving skills
  • Strong project management skills
  • Organized
  • Effective leadership
  • Strong communication skills
  • Proficient in the use of technology
  • Provide excellent and courteous customer service
  • Work within team framework

Conditions of Employment

  • Possession of a valid California Driver's License
  • Due to the sensitive nature of these positions, the Health Department reserves the right to fingerprint and conduct police background checks of appointees for some positions

Pursuant to Section 5751 of the Welfare and Institutions Code, possession of any one of the following:

  • Clinical Psychologist – State of California
  • Psychiatrist – State of California
  • Licensed Clinical Social Worker – State of California
  • Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist – State of California
  • Registered Nurse – State of California

Examples of Experience/Education/Training

The knowledge, skills and abilities listed above may be acquired through various types of experience, education or training, typically:

  • One year of experience as a Program Manager II – Behavioral Health for Monterey County, OR --
  • Two years of experience as a Program Manager I – Behavioral Health for Monterey County, OR --
  • Four years of professional experience subsequent to obtaining a California license as listed above, OR --
  • An equivalent combination of education, training and experience that demonstrates the above knowledge and skills.

Additional Information


The County of Monterey offers an excellent benefits package (X Unit)

For additional information please visit Unit X's benefit summary sheet at:


The information listed above is a general summary of benefits for this position. This information is not legally binding, nor does it serve as a contract. The benefits listed in the Monterey County Personnel Policies and Practices Resolution prevails over this listing.


If you believe you possess a disability that would require test accommodation, please call the Health Department Human Resources Office at (831) 755-4502. Employment is contingent upon acceptable documentation verifying identity and authorization for employment in the U.S. If you are hired into this classification in a temporary position, your salary will be hourly and you will not be eligible for the benefits listed above.


Submit the following application materials to the Monterey County Health Department, Human Resources Division, 1270 Natividad Road, Salinas, CA 93906 by the priority screening date: Friday, May 19, 2017. Resumes will be accepted in addition to, but not in lieu of the required application materials. All application material must be received by the priority screening date for a guaranteed review. Applications received after this date will be considered on an as needed basis until the position is filled.

  • Monterey County Employment Application
  • Response to the Supplemental Questions

'A copy of your license/certificate must be submitted with your application

Or apply on-line at

Application materials will be competitively evaluated. Those applicants who are determined to be most appropriately qualified will be invited to participate further in the process. To further assess applicant's possession of required qualifications, this examination may include an oral examination, pre-exam exercise, performance exercise, performance exam, and/or written examination.

For more information or to receive application materials, contact the Health Department Human Resources Division at (831) 755-4502.

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