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Mental Health Program Supervisor
at City of Berkeley
Berkeley, CA

Mental Health Program Supervisor
at City of Berkeley
Berkeley, CA

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SALARY: $49.70 - $59.47 Hourly 
$103,382.55 - $123,696.98 Annually 
OPENING DATE: 01/07/19
CLOSING DATE: 01/28/19 05:00 PM
The City of Berkeley is seeking a highly motivated individual who is passionate about making a difference in the community. The Mental Health Program Supervisor is a supervisory classification that takes an active leadership role in program planning, development, implementation and evaluation.  The Mental Health Program Supervisor may oversee direct services programs or other major administrative functions in the organization, including quality assurance.  This classification is responsible for providing clinical and administrative supervision to professional staff, paraprofessionals including consumer peer counselors, interns, and clerical support staff.

The City of Berkeley's Mental Health Services Division provides a range of community-based mental health services with a focus on high-risk adults, transition age youth, children and families. Community-based services include coordination of housing, consumer and family services, and employment or vocation services. Working closely with other City departments and community partners, the Mental Health Services Division operates specialized services such as Access Services, Medication Support, Intensive Case Management, Mobile Crisis/Emergency Response, School-based Mental Health, and Homeless Outreach. Our staff includes licensed mental health professionals, case managers, psychiatrists, nurses, and peer counselors.  Our staff have a shared commitment to improve the quality of life for the entire community.

Typical duties may include:
  • Assisting in the development and implementation of goals, objectives, policies, procedures and work standards for programs;
  • Participates in the preparation and administration of programs; plans, organizes, assigns, directs, reviews and evaluates the work of assigned staff and an interdisciplinary treatment team;
  • Monitors workload, productivity and program effectiveness; consults with community groups, individuals, other mental health professionals, service agencies, governmental officials, board and care operators and state hospital personnel to determine community mental health needs and to coordinate activities; makes recommendations for improved programs and operations and implements approved new services; supervises the day to day treatment services and administers the operations of the City's mental health center;
  • Planning, developing, and implementing a variety of specialized mental health programs;
  • Identification of program funding sources and preparation of grant applications and proposals to secure funding.
Possession of a Master's degree in a related field and a current California license as a Clinical Social Worker, Marriage and Family Therapist, Clinical Psychologist, Physician Surgeon or Psychiatric Nurse;
Three (3) years of increasingly responsible experience as a clinician or program administrator. Experience must have included clinical supervision and consultation in a mental health agency setting with a multi-disciplinary staff.
Knowledge of: Principles of community mental health service delivery; methods and procedures for collecting, compiling and analyzing statistical and demographic information and data; the uses and effects of psychotropic medications; principles of budgetary administration and control; methods and procedures for developing and evaluating program quality control, assurance and effectiveness; City, county, state and federal welfare and social service programs and agencies; principles and practices of effective employee supervision including selection, training, evaluation and discipline.

Ability to: Plan, organize, assign, direct, review and evaluate the work of assigned staff; assess mental and/or emotional health status and develop effective patient treatment plans; plan, develop, implement, evaluate and direct community mental health programs and policies; utilize statistical and demographic information and data to determine community mental health needs; identifying program funding sources and prepare grant applications and proposals; analyze complex mental health problems, evaluate alternatives and make sound judgments and recommendations for treatment; identify the cultural patterns influencing community mental health practices; prepare clear and complete reports, client documentation and other written correspondence; establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of the work; represent the City in contacts with the City, community, and other agencies and with the public.
Applicants must submit:
All materials must be received in our office no later than the closing date (5 P.M.). Postmarks, faxes and incomplete applications will not be accepted. Resumes are not a substitute for a completed application.
Application Review
All application materials will be reviewed to ensure all materials have been submitted and to verifying required qualifications. Those applicants meeting the requirements will undergo a competitive review of their training and experience to determine the best qualified applicants who will advance to an interview.
Those applicants passing the application review will be invited to an oral board interview. Candidates passing the interview will have their names placed on an employment eligible list that will be used by the Health, Housing and Community Services Department to fill position.
Candidates under final consideration for employment with the City should expect to undergo an employment background / reference check that may include, but is not limited to: employment history, confirmation of educational credentials and degrees, licenses including driver's license, registrations, certificates, and other credentials as part of the appointment process. Some positions, depending on the nature of the work, also require a credit check and a review of Summary Criminal History obtained from the State Department of Justice through Live Scan Fingerprinting.
DISCLAIMER: The provisions of this bulletin do not constitute a contract, expressed or implied, and any provisions contained in this bulletin may be modified or revoked without notice. The City may, without notice, change or eliminate any particular assessment component or combination of components as needs dictate.
All City employees are required to provide services as Disaster Service Workers in the event of an emergency/disaster.

Exam Access Accommodation: In compliance with local, state and federal laws and regulations, the City of Berkeley will employ and promote qualified individuals without regard to disability. The City is committed to making reasonable accommodations in the examination process and in the work environment. Individuals requesting reasonable accommodations in the examination process must do so no later than the final filing date for receipt of applications, otherwise it may not be possible to arrange accommodations for the selection process. Such requests should be addressed to the Human Resources Department | 1-510-981-6800 | hr@cityofberkeley.info |2180 Milvia 1st Floor, Berkeley, CA 94704.  Requests can be made via email, phone, or in writing via U.S. mail.
Alternative Application Formats: This application material is available in alternative formats upon request. Alternative formats include audio-format, braille, large print, electronic text, etc. Please contact the ADA Coordinator, 2180 Milvia Street, Berkeley | Phone: 1-(510)-981-6300 | TTY: 1-(510)-981-6347| ADA@cityofberkeley.info and allow 7-10 days for production of the material in an alternative format.
The City of Berkeley is an EEO/ADA Employer.
To apply and for more information about this opening, please visit our website at http://www.cityofberkeley.info/hr/, no later than Monday, January 28, 2019 at 5:00 PM (PST).

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