JOB TITLE: Associate Director of Mental Health – North County
DEPARTMENT: Mental Health
REPORTS TO (Title): Director of Mental Health
SUMMARY OF POSITION:
The Associate Director of Mental Health has overall responsibility for the management and administration of the agency’s Mental Health Program in the North County area (Palmdale, Lancaster and Santa Clarita), including assisting in the development of program services and professional staff. In addition, this position is accountable for local staff performance of services rendered and clients served.
% OF TIME
- Provides general supervision to all local supervisory staff assigned to program in the North County area, regarding recruitment, selection, training, performance evaluation, discipline, etc.
- Assists and informs local program supervisors in leadership matters pertinent to their sites. Leads supervisory group supervision monthly
- Meets regularly with local Program Managers and Program supervisors regarding operational concerns for Palmdale, Lancaster and Santa Clarita sites.
- Participates in overall program planning, development and quality control in the North County area.
- Ensures compliance with administrative policies and county/state laws, regulations and guidelines. Ensures that all documentation is in compliance with state and federal standards.
- Ensures mental health security and privacy protection (HIPAA, etc.) adheres to agency policies.
- Assists with overseeing the enhancement of mental health electronic health record system
- Reviews budgetary issues specific to the North County area and ensures that the Mental Health department is on track for producing at or above expected levels. Provides local Program Supervisors with continuous feedback regarding their program goals and strategies to meet contract obligations.
- Represents agency in networking with local organizations. Maintains awareness of service delivery changes that are proposed in the mental health system and works with the Director of Mental health to modify Children’s Bureau’s mental health service delivery accordingly.
- Anticipates system changes and assists the Director of Mental Health in leading organization in meeting challenges.
- Other related duties as assigned.
JOB QUALIFICATION STANDARDS
- 8-10 years previous related advanced management and supervisory responsibility
Education, Professional Training, Technical Training or Certification
Master’s degree in related human services field from an accredited four-year college or university required
- LCSW or MFT licensed with BBS or Licensed Clinical Psychologist licensed with the BOP required
- Advanced knowledge of LAC DMH and Federal and State laws
- Ability to work in a multi-cultural environment
- Time Management Skills and effective Interpersonal Skills
- Maintains confidentiality in matters of agency operations, personnel, and clients.
- Demonstrated management skills and success supporting major initiatives to a successful outcom