Deputy Director - ADMH Clinical
Yolo County, CA - Woodland, CA

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Under administrative direction of the Director of Alcohol, Drug, and Mental Health Services, plans, organizes, directs and coordinates the Mental Health Programs and the Alcohol and Drug Division of the Department of Alcohol, Drug and Mental Health. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to: supervision of both adult and children's mental health programs, supervision of outpatient adult and children’s alcohol and drug treatment, oversight of adult and children’s residential treatment program placements, specialized and grant-funded mental health programs, partnership and collaborative programs and contracts. Identifies and prioritizes program and operational needs, assists in securing funding and makes recommendations on resource allocation; and performs related duties as required.

Distinguishing Characteristics This one-person classification is designated as at-will and the incumbent serves at the pleasure of the appointing authority. The Deputy Director of Alcohol, Drug and Mental Health / Chief of Clinical Programs may assume the various duties and responsibilities of the Director in his or her absence. In addition, the incumbent has administrative responsibility and is given the latitude to exercise independent judgment and control over the day-to-day activities and management of the Clinical Programs Division.

Essential Functions The following duties are typical of those performed in this class; however, other duties may also be required.

Plans, develops, directs, integrates, monitors and evaluates programs and functions within the Clinical Programs Division.
  • Provides oversight and monitoring of Mental Health Services Act (MHSA) programs and services.
  • Provides oversight and monitoring of adult residential treatment placements.
  • Directs outpatient and community-based adult mental health programs including psychiatric inpatient services as needed.
  • Directs outpatient and out-stationed alcohol and drug adult treatment services.
  • Directs outpatient and community-based children’s mental health programs located in the schools, the community and clinic-based services, including psychiatric inpatient services as needed.
  • Directs outpatient and community based child and adolescent alcohol and drug services.
  • Directs Prevention and Outreach Services
  • Manages specialized mental health programs for older adults, homeless persons, CalWORKS recipients, Child Welfare, and others.
  • Assists the department head in securing approval and funding for alcohol, drug and mental health programs with State and Federal governments.
  • Insures division compliance with County, State and Federal policy and regulations pertaining to mental health services and monitors implementation of new regulations.
  • Assists with interpreting and disseminating County, State, and Federal policy and regulations pertaining to mental health and alcohol and drug services.
  • Leads preparation of the Division budget and solicits input, identifies and prioritizes program needs, and recommends resource allocations.
  • With the director and other deputy directors, acts as a liaison to the Local Mental Health Board concerning community service and program needs.
  • Develops programmatic aspects of contracts and participates in negotiating contracts and monitoring contract compliance.
Other Functions:
  • Assists in the preparation of alcohol, drug and mental health program business and strategic plans.
  • Assures compliance with applicable laws relating to discrimination against any person and assures program compliance with all applicable rules and regulations.
Employment Standards Education: A Master's Degree in social work, marriage family therapy, nursing or psychology from an accredited college or university; AND

Experience: Three years of administrative or management experience at the level of assistant agency administrator, assistant department head, division manager, program manager, supervising clinician, and/or center or facility manager in a hospital or health care administration setting in mental health and/or alcohol and drug programs.

Additional Employment Standards In addition to the above, individuals are required to meet one of the following employment standards:

  • A physician and surgeon licensed in the State of California having completed the required course of graduate psychiatric education and two (2) years of training or practice limited to the field of psychiatry, one (1) year of which shall have been administrative experience.
  • A psychologist who shall be licensed in the State of California and possesses a doctorate degree in psychology and have at least three (3) years of acceptable clinical psychology experience, two (2) years of which shall be administrative experience.
  • A clinical social worker who shall possess a master's degree in social work or higher and shall be a licensed clinical social worker, and have at least five (5) years of mental health experience, two (2) years of which shall be administrative experience.
  • A marriage family therapist who shall possess a master's degree in an approved behavioral science course of study, and shall be a licensed marriage family therapist with five (5) years of mental health experience, two (2) years of which shall have been administrative experience.
  • A registered nurse licensed in the State of California, with a master's degree in psychiatric or public health nursing and at least five (5) year’s mental health experience, two (2) of which shall have been administrative experience. Additional post-baccalaureate experience in a mental health setting may be substituted on a year-for-year basis for the educational requirements.

  • License Positions in this classification require incumbents to possess and maintain a valid California driver’s license, Class C or higher, to carry out job related duties. Individuals who do not meet this requirement due to a physical or mental disability may request a reasonable accommodation.
    Knowledge & Ability Knowledge of: effective personnel management practices including techniques of selecting, supervising, managing, administering and evaluating a multi disciplinary clinical and administrative staff; broad range of rehabilitative treatment and counseling theories and techniques which deal with alcohol and drug abuse and mental health issues and illness; state and federal statutes and regulations dealing with alcohol, drug, and mental health; principles of budgeting and revenue enhancement; managed care and its relationship to services provided by the County and other services providers; quality management principles and applications; modern personnel and financial administration and management practices and procedures required to effectively plan, organize and direct alcohol, drug, and mental health programs; principles and applications of counseling, psychiatric social work, clinical and research psychology, and various rehabilitative and medical services; collaborative partnering in providing systems of care with local public and private alcohol, drug, and mental health agencies and organizations; aims, concepts and services of local community alcohol, drug, and mental health programs and the mental health services act principals and program requirements.

    Ability to : plan, organize, manage, administer and direct diversified multi disciplinary alcohol, drug, and mental health programs; exercise leadership responsibility, initiative, ingenuity, independent analysis and judgment in solving highly specialized medical, administrative and managerial problems; apply quality principles of empowerment and team approach; establish and maintain effective working relationships with administrative, medical and non-medical staff, consumers, persons in recovery, and the community; demonstrate tact, patience, and emotional stability and a sympathetic and objective understanding of the problems of mental health consumers and persons in recovery; manage, supervise multi disciplinary professional and administrative staff engaged in alcohol, drug, and mental health service delivery; determine the need and priority of alcohol, drug, and mental health programs, recommend allocation of resources and participate in short and long range budget planning and preparation; interpret and apply complex Federal, State and County codes, legislation, regulations, and guidelines; effectively assemble, organize reports containing alternative solutions and recommendations regarding plans, policies and programs; speak effectively before groups and organizations; make written and oral presentations.

    Environmental & Functional Factors Incumbent will perform work inside of buildings; work alone or closely with others; be able to deal with stressful situations in a calm, professional manner; be able to manipulate paperwork; perform work while standing or sitting; be able to move/transport oneself from one worksite to another; be able to communicate verbally with co-workers and clients; see things up close and hear well.

    Medical Class This class includes administrative or clerical positions requiring light physical effort, which may include frequent lifting of up to ten pounds and occasional lifting of up to twenty-five pounds. Ability to place or retrieve items at below waist level may be required. Considerable moving about may be involved.
    Benefits Retirement Benefits
    • CalPERS Retirement - 2.5% @ 55 (Misc.): Employees pay 8% of salary toward retirement.
    • All Yolo County employees participate in Social Security and Medicare.
    • Employees receive a limited deferred compensation match based on years of service. For 1 year, $350; for 10 years, $450.
    Health Benefits
    • Yolo County offers 6 health plans (3 HMO’s and 3 PPO’s). Each employee receives a benefit package of $17,180 annually to purchase health, dental and vision insurance. Any remaining balance of the benefit package is paid to the employee as taxable earnings.
    • All employees are required to enroll in our Delta Dental Plan. The current monthly premium is $88.00 and is deducted from the benefit package. Family members may be added at no additional cost.
    • All employees are required to enroll in our plan with Medical Eye Services of California. The current monthly premium is $9.92 and is deducted from the benefit package. Family members may be added at no additional cost.
    • The County provides a $50,000 life insurance policy
    • Employees are eligible for a county-paid short-term disability benefit of 75% of salary for up to one year.
    • Employees have a confidential counseling program available for up to 6 visits each fiscal year.
    Leave Benefits
    • Employees earn 8 hours of sick leave per month.
    • New employees earn the equivalent of 80 hours of vacation time off per year and are eligible to use vacation after 13 pay periods of employment. The accrual rate increases to 120 hours after 3 years of employment.
    • Employees may purchase up to 96 hours of vacation each fiscal year after 3 years of employment.
    • Employees receive 40 hours of administrative leave each fiscal year.
    • Employees earn 32 hours of floating holiday time off each fiscal year.
    • Employees receive 10.5 paid holidays each year.

    Selection Plan 12/10/12* - Screen for Minimum Qualifications
    12/14/12 - Telephone or Skype Screening Interview
    1/3/13 - Oral Examination
    Week of 1/7/13 - Department Selection Interviews
    Week of 1/7/13 - Check References
    Week of 1/7/13 - Tentative Job Offer
    Completed by 1/25/13 - Background Check
    1/28/13 - Estimated Start Date

    *All dates are tentative and subject to change.

    Additional Required Materials In order to be considered, interested applicants must submit an online County of Yolo Employment Application and a detailed resume. Additional application materials are welcome and may be submitted to the Yolo County Human Resources Department in any one or more of the following ways:
    • As an attachment to the online application
    • By e-mail to
    • By fax to (530)666-8049
    • By hand-delivery to 625 Court Street, Room 101, Woodland, CA 95695. Office hours are Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.