Health Services Manager I - AOD (Departm...
County of San Mateo - San Mateo County, CA

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The Behavioral Health and Recovery Services (BHRS) Division of the Health System is seeking an experienced AOD Health Services Manager I .

Health Services Managers plan, organize, direct and supervise the operations of health-related services such as community education, intervention and treatment, prevention, rehabilitation, nutrition and/or coordination of community resources. They also assist in the development, implementation and evaluation of goals, objectives, policies and procedures related to a defined or specialized health service area; provide staff support to higher level management within the assigned area of specialization; and select, train and supervise subordinate professional, technical and clerical staff.

The current vacancy in the Alcohol & Other Drugs Services (AOD) unit of BHRS.

Responsibilities include:
Provide leadership and project management for the following AOD programs areas: court mandated and criminal justice related substance use treatment programs and services, including Drug Court, DUI programs, and re-entry programs; women’s and perinatal treatment programs and services; medication assisted treatment, and recovery-oriented services and supports;
Work with upper management, consultants, and contract service providers to assure service quality services and compliance with AOD Standards of Care;
Measurement, data collection, performance monitoring, and trend analysis for internal and external reporting, and for quality improvement efforts;
Support electronic health record implementation with staff and providers
Contract and grant application development;
Oversight of substance use treatment services contracts;
Ensure compliance with federal, state and local reporting and regulatory compliance requirements;
Develop policies and procedures, as needed;
Assist in budget planning and preparation; and
Staff supervision. THE AOD SERVICES UNIT
The mission of the AOD Services Unit is to assist County residents in reducing or eliminating alcohol and drug dependency in a dignified, timely and cost-efficient manner. The Unit contracts with community organizations to provide substance use prevention and treatment services to County residents, including target populations such as adolescents, pregnant women and women with children, men and women released from jail and/or on parole, ethnic minorities, the dually diagnosed, people with disabilities, HIV-positive men and women, and those who are gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender. Services include residential and non-residential treatment and recovery, methadone, vocational rehabilitation, court mandated drinking driver, drug diversion and juvenile offender programs. The Unit also provides direct intake assessment, referral and case management services and works collaboratively with community-based prevention partnerships that reach a broad section of County residents through contract services. IDEAL CANDIDATE
In addition to possessing the qualifications listed below, the ideal candidate will be:
Extremely knowledgeable of substance use disorder services, programs, and funding sources.
Able to develop and maintain collaborative partnerships.
Experienced in program and contract management.
Effective in engaging and motivating staff and community partners to improve service quality and efficiency.
Understanding of the needs of diverse communities.
Excellent in oral and written communication.

County Status: Only San Mateo County employees of the Health System with at least 1040 hours of continuous service in a permanent or probationary classified position prior to the final filing date may apply.

Education and Experience: Any combination of education and experience that would likely provide the required knowledge, skills and abilities is qualifying. A typical way to qualify is a Bachelor's degree with a major in public health, social work, public administration, or a related field applicable to the area of specialization AND one year of supervisory experience in a health, social services or community-based program that included responsibility for program planning, client services, program evaluation, budget administration, or community resource coordination.

Knowledge of: Principles and practices of public administration and program management, including planning, implementation, and evaluation; principles and practices of community health care including current trends in research, treatment, prevention, education and related servicesl; principles of budget preparation and monitoring; principles of personnel training, supervision and evaluation.

Skill/Ability to: Apply principles and techniques of community organization, including community awareness, resource coordination, and mobilization of diverse community groups; organize, direct and coordinate program services; work cooperatively with other County departments and public and private organizations; analyze problems accurately, develop recommendations and take appropriate action to resolve them; prepare complex and detailed written reports, procedures and contracts; speak effectively to diverse audiences, including professional, clinical and citizen groups; train staff and coordinate activities of contractors, volunteer groups and staff.

Departmental Promotional - Only San Mateo County employees of the Health System with at least 1040 hours of continuous service in a permanent or probationary classified position prior to the final filing date may apply.

Applications for this position will only be accepted online. If you are currently on the County's website, you may click the 'Apply' button above. If you are not on the County's website, please go to to apply. A supplemental application form must be submitted in addition to our regular employment application form. A resume will not be accepted as a substitute for the required application materials.

The examination will consist of a panel interview (weight: 100%) which may include a written exercise. Depending on the number of applicants an application appraisal of education and experience may be used in place of other examinations or a screening committee may select those applicants whose education and/or experience appear to best meet the needs of the position. Because of the screening process, not all applicants meeting the minimum qualifications are guaranteed advancement through any subsequent phase of the examination.

Application Deadline: January 31, 2013
Application Screening: February 6, 2013 (tentative)
Panel Interviews: February 25, 2013 (tentative)

San Mateo County is an Equal Opportunity Employer
Analyst: Myra Yapching (011813) (Health Services Manager I - D023)

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