Clinical Division Chief
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Responses to Supplemental Questions Required


Under general direction, the Clinical Division Chief will plan, organize, and direct the activities of one or more major mental health or alcohol and drug programs, including treatment, financial compliance, and training responsibilities, and perform related duties as required.

An incumbent in this classification is responsible to a Branch Director and Deputy Branch Director of the Health and Human Services Agency's (HHSA) Adult Services and Children's Services Branches. In this capacity, this classification is responsible for the management and clinical supervision of the Youth System of Care, Adult System of Care, Access/Crisis Services, Quality Assurance and Compliance, or Training and Continuing Education. The current vacancy is within the Adult Services Branch.

Plans, assigns, directs, supervises, and coordinates the work of multidisciplinary staff providing mental health and substance abuse treatment, nursing and adoption services, program evaluation, financial compliance, and/or quality assurance review; makes or reviews decisions on difficult client assessments, casework, or other intervention issues; provides guidance to subordinates on departmental philosophy, goals, objectives, policies, and procedures; evaluates performance of personnel and contracted private community organizations that provide services on behalf of the Health and Human Services Agency; participates in relevant conferences and committees; coordinates services with other public and private agencies; evaluates overall activities of the division, including methods and procedures for evaluating effectiveness and consistency with division goals and objectives; and provides consultation and educative services to community members, as well as public and private agencies in the county.

Any combination of education and experience sufficient to directly demonstrate possession and application of the following:
Knowledge of: The general purposes and provisions of the Short-Doyle Act, Medi-Cal and specialty mental health services, and other contractual obligations of the Agency for the provision of mental health services; causes and treatment of mental and emotional disorders, and alcohol and other drug abuse problems; community mental health and biopsychosocial principles; current developments in the field of mental health and alcohol and other drug abuse treatment. Principles of personnel management and budget administration; and organizational development; Medi-Cal utilization review and Federal financial compliance; and knowledge of quality assurance, financial integrity, program evaluation and State and Federal mandates. State and federal laws and regulations, guidelines, procedures and promising practices related to mental health and substance abuse disorder treatment.
Ability To: Plan, organize, and direct assigned multidisciplinary program staff; interpret, explain, and apply applicable laws, rules, regulations, and policies; develop, monitor, and coordinate activities to achieve program goals; prepare and enforce department procedures relating to personnel, and service delivery; provide or arrange for training of assigned staff as needed; establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with multidisciplinary staff, including mental health clinicians, and social workers, nurses, eligibility workers, contract providers, County and State representatives, consumers and their family members, community groups, and the general public. Demonstrate skill and experience in developing and maintaining teams; promote the integration of multiple professional disciplines towards improving lives individuals suffering from mental illness and substance abuse disorders; and work with multiple community services providers, development and monitoring of contracts for the provision of services. Direct clinical services, which may include treatment of mental and substance abuse disorders; and provide administrative oversight of nursing services.

These employment standards are typically attained with completion of the following:

1. The following professional classifications may qualify for the position of Clinical Division Chief: Licensed Clinical Social Worker with MSW; Licensed MFT; Registered Nurse; or Psychologist with Ph.D. or Psy.D.

2. Possession of a Master's Degree in Social Work, Psychology, or other social service field; and five years experience managing a division of a public mental health/substance abuse/social service program providing supervision of unlicensed and licensed staff, as well as performing administrative functions.

All new employees are required to have their paycheck directly deposited to a bank account.
Some positions may require a valid California driver's license and acceptable driving record according to County policy.
Reasonable accommodations may be made for those persons who are disabled under the Americans with Disabilities Act to perform the essential functions of the position.
The County has adopted a mandatory drug and alcohol testing policy for all individuals offered employment. All individuals offered employment with Shasta County must pass a pre-employment physical examination that includes drug and alcohol testing. The Shasta County Health and Human Services Agency is a tobacco, alcohol, and drug free workplace.
In accordance with Government Code Section 3100, County employees, in the event of a disaster are considered disaster workers and may be asked to respond accordingly.

Responses to the following must be submitted with a completed application:

1. Do you possess five years of related work experience managing a division of a public mental health/substance abuse/social service program providing supervision of unlicensed and licensed staff, as well as performing administrative functions? ___ Yes ___ No
2. If yes, please indicate the time periods and organizations. If no, please type "n/a."

Shasta County Personnel will accept applications and answers to required supplemental questions until 5:00 p.m., May 29, 2012. A cover letter and/or resume will be accepted in addition to the application form but will not serve as a substitute for a completed application. Incomplete applications will not be processed. It is not acceptable to complete the application with statements such as, "See/Refer to Resume," or "See Attached." Closing date postmarks or faxes will NOT be accepted. This recruitment will establish a new list. Prior applicants must reapply to be considered.

Applicants will be screened and those considered best qualified will be invited to appear for an oral and/or written examination. Meeting the announced requirements does not guarantee inclusion into the selection process. Depending upon the number of applications received, the selection process may consist of additional application screening, written and/or practical exam(s), oral interview, or any combination thereof.

Applicants are encouraged to apply online at or submit an application to the Shasta County Personnel office.

Arrangements may be made to accommodate applicants with disabilities. Requests for accommodations may be made to the Shasta County Personnel Office by the filing deadline posted on this bulletin. Shasta County does not discriminate on the basis of disability. If you feel you are being denied service based on a disability, our ADA Coordinator may be reached at (530) 225-5515; relay service (800) 735-2922; fax (530) 225-5345.

Shasta County Personnel
1450 Court Street, Room 348
Redding, CA 96001
(530) 225-5515

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