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Clinical Services Manager, Cresecent City, CA

Del Norte County


Cresecent City, CA

February 22, 2019

Invites Applications for the position of

Clinical Services Manager
DHHS- Behavioral Health Branch

SALARY: Beginning biweekly salary:

Clinical Services Manager $2,776.64


There is currently one vacancy for the position of Clinical Services Manager in the Department of Health and Human Services Behavioral Health Branch. This position is classified as permanent full-time. This recruitment will establish a list of candidates to be used in filling the vacancy as well as an eligibility list that may be used for future vacancies or temporary help for up to one year. Applications are available at the Del Norte County Human Resources Office, 981 H Street, Suite 250, Crescent City, CA 95531, (707) 464-7213, or A standard application is required. Resumes are encouraged, but will not be accepted in lieu of required application materials. Applications which are incomplete as of the final date to apply will be eliminated from consideration. Applications will be accepted until 5:00 p.m. on Thursday March 14, 2019.


Provides direction and programmatic development, coordination, and implementation for multiple and/or complex mental health programs or services, and/or alcohol and other drug prevention and treatment programs. This class is distinguished from the Assistant Director in having overall day to day management responsibility for comprehensive outpatient mental health programs. Plans, organizes, and provides day to day direction and work review to assigned staff providing similar or related multidisciplinary mental health or alcohol and other drug services. Makes or reviews decisions on difficult patient/client assessment and casework matters. Maintains agency standards for licensing via state mental health services and compliance with laws, regulations, and patient rights. Plans, develops, and administers policies and procedures for multiple complex service delivery systems. Recommends the hiring of assigned staff, evaluates employee performance, counsels employees and recommends disciplinary action when necessary. Directs services or personally provides services and treatment in the areas of inpatient and outpatient, adult, child and geriatric psychotherapy, crisis intervention, and social and rehabilitative services. Identifies and utilizes community resources; develops and trains such resources; makes appropriate referrals for outpatient services. May oversee or identifies program funding sources and prepares grant applications and proposals to secure funding, oversees or develops statistical information and analyzes data in support of program and supervisory planning recommendations. Directs the receipt and review of program applications and the determination of eligibility for program participants; personally makes difficult eligibility decisions. Prepares documentation, correspondence, and other written materials related to program services; maintains or directs the maintenance of records and files. Assist in litigation involving County mental health issues as needed. May serve as case coordinator for assigned patients or clients, and performs other related duties as assigned.


Knowledge of principals and techniques of mental health program administration and service delivery including developing goals and objectives, and supervisory principles and practices, including work planning, direction, evaluation, training, and discipline. Knowledge of federal, state, and local laws concerning mental health or alcohol and other drug programs and applicable Medi-Cal regulations. Knowledge of interviewing and counseling methods and techniques, social and psychological aspects of mental health or substance abuse problems, priniciples of community health, causes and treatment of mental and emotional disorders or alcohol and drug addiction. Knowledge of community agencies and other service providers providing services to the mentally ill and drug and alcohol program clients. Knowledge of funding sources for mental health and drug and alcohol programs and services including fundable services and activities. Ability to develop, implement, and administer complex mental health or drug and alcohol programs and services. Ability to evaluate the effectiveness of programs and services and make necessary changes and improvements. Ability to prepare effective treatment plans and work with all age groups of the chronically mentally ill and their families. Ability to interpret, explain, and apply laws, regulations, and policies related to mental health programs and services. Ability to represent the County in contacts with County community, other agencies, and the public. Prepare clear and concise reports, correspondence, and other written materials, maintain accurate records and files, and exercise sound independent judgement within established guidelines.

Special Requirements: Essential duties require the following physical skills and work requirements:

  • Requires the abilities to maintain mental capacity which allows the capability of exercising sound judgement and rational thinking under varied circumstances; ability to think and act quickly in emergencies; effectively deal with personal change.
  • Requires the ability to exert a small amount of physical effort in sedentary to light work involving moving from one area of the office to another.
  • Possession of a valid California Driver’s License


  • Graduation from an accredited college or university with a Master’s Degree in Social Work, Psychology, Nursing, or related field, or the equivalent combination of six years of experience, education, and training that provides commensurate knowledge, skills, and abilities.
  • Current license by the Board of Medical Quality Assurance and two years in Psychiatry; or Master’s Degree in Social Work with valid Licensed Clinical Social Work (LCSW) license; or Master’s Degree in Psychiatric Nursing; or a license as a Registered Nurse; or Master’s Degree in Psychology, Counseling, or related field and possession of Marriage and Family Therapist (MFT) license; Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology with Clinical Psychologists license or waiver provided by the Department of Mental Health.
  • A minimum of three years responsible supervisory experience in mental health setting.

Desirable Qualification:

Two years of mid-management, supervisory, or administrative experience that includes duties associated with grants, budgets, program design, and evaluation and supervision of staff.

BENEFITS: A generous package of benefits is provided, including: health, vision, and dental care benefits, life insurance and a retirement plan.

Paid annual leave:


1-5 years of continuous service: 15 working days per year
6-10 years of continuous service: 20 working days per year
11-15 years of continuous service: 25 working days per year
16 years or higher of continuous service: 30 working days per year

Sick Leave: 1 day of sick leave with pay for each month of service from the date of employment

Holidays: 13 working days each year

Floating Holidays: 3 working days each fiscal year

Retirement: The County is a member of the Public Employees' Retirement System (PERS) integrated with Social Security.

Group Insurance: The County pays a portion of the employee's group health, dental, and life insurance premiums with dependent health and dental care benefits available at group rates.

Retirement: The County is a member of the Public Employees’ Retirement System (PERS) integrated with Social Security.

Voluntary Deferred Compensation Plan: Employees may elect to have a percentage of their salary deferred for pre-tax investment.

NOTE: The information listed above is a general summary of benefits for this position. This information is not legally binding, nor does it serve as an employment contract.


Appointment will be made at the minimum bi-weekly salary set forth in the range below. Appointee shall serve a 6-month probationary period before being classified as permanent. A 5% step increase is provided upon satisfactory completion of the probationary period.

Clinical Services Manager - $2,776.64 $2,915.46 $3,061.23 $3,214.31 $3,375.01

SELECTION PROCESS: The County of Del Norte does not discriminate on the basis of race, national origin, religion, gender, age, sexual preference, or disability in any of its programs, activities, or hiring practices. All applications will be reviewed and those individuals with backgrounds most closely meeting the needs of the county will be selected for further review. In the event of a large number of qualifying applicants, a written examination may be given to determine which applicants will be invited to attend an oral interview. An eligibility list will be established upon completion of the oral interviews. Expenses (i.e. travel, food, lodging) incurred in connection with the interview shall be the burden of the applicant. In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, if special accommodations are necessary at any stage of the selection process, please contact the Human Resources Office prior to the interview/examination so that appropriate arrangements can be made.

CONDITION OF EMPLOYMENT: In compliance with the Immigration Reform and Control Act, Del Norte County is required to verify, within three days of employment of any person, that he/she is: 1) a citizen or national of the United States; 2) an alien lawfully admitted for permanent residence or authorized by the Immigration and Naturalization Service to work in the United States.

EQUAL OPPORTUNITY STATEMENT: Del Norte County is an equal opportunity employer hiring employment eligible applicants. Disabled applicants who require special testing arrangements should contact the Human Resources Department prior to the filing deadline. In accordance with the Immigration Reform and Control Act, applicants must provide acceptable proof of identity or authorization to work in the United States. A thorough background investigation will be conducted prior to employment. The investigation may include reference checks, fingerprinting, credit check, driver history and inquiry to local, state and federal files to obtain criminal history information. All applicants who meet the minimum qualifications are not guaranteed advancement through any subsequent phase of the selection process. Selection processes may include, but are not limited to, one or more of the following: application review, competitive screening, written examination, performance examination, and/or oral examination. This bulletin is solely for the purpose of announcing a job opening. It does not constitute a contract, expressed or implied, and any provisions contained herein may be modified or revised without notice.

DEL NORTE COUNTY: Del Norte County is located in the northwest corner of California on a singularly beautiful portion of California's North coast in the heart of the Redwood Forest. The Smith and Klamath Rivers, two of the best salmon and steelhead fishing streams on the Pacific Coast, flow into the ocean within the county's boundaries. The climate is mild throughout the year, with winter daytime temperatures averaging 40-50 degrees, and in the summer 60-70 degrees; average rainfall is approximately 80 inches. Warmer weather is available within 10 miles of the shoreline along the scenic Smith River. Crescent City is situated on the coast 20 minutes south of the Oregon border and is the county seat. The population of the county is approximately 28,000.

Applications may be obtained from and submitted to:

981 H Street, Suite 250
Crescent City CA 95531
(707) 464-7213

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