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Behavioral Health Services Program Manager, Corvallis, OR

Organization: Benton County
Category: Behavioral Health Professional
Location: Corvallis, OR
Date Job Posted: February 13, 2020
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Behavioral Health Services Program Manager (PM51)

Salary $65,083.20 - $97,614.40 Annually
Location Corvallis, OR
Job Type Permanent Full-time (01)
Department Health Services
Job Number 19-107
Closing Continuous
Bargaining Unit: Management
Classification: Program Manager 4

Position Summary

Do you enjoy fast-paced and exciting work? Are you driven to provide treatment opportunities to the most vulnerable community members? We have the job for you. Benton County Health Department is hiring for Behavioral Health Services Program Manager. We currently have two openings in the department. The Program Manager for the Crisis and Jail and Forensic Team will oversee the functions of the Crisis team and the still developing Crisis and Forensic team. The Assertive Community Treatment (ACT) Team Program Manager will oversee the fidelity-based ACT Program. Many of these clinicians will be working in non-traditional, community-based settings.

This recruitment may be used to fill multiple vacancies.

Position Summary

The Program Manager is responsible for the assigned program within the Behavioral Health team. This include providing oversight of day-to-day activities, which may include case assignment and assignment of work duties, clinical supervision, program oversight and direction, and supervision of all employees of assigned team.

The ideal candidate for this position will have experience working both as a direct service provider and as a manager or supervisor in a Community Mental Health setting. Additionally, the ideal candidate will have experience with the following:

  • Experience working with multidisciplinary teams
  • Supervision of staff at multiple professional levels
  • Knowledge and experience in compliance with Oregon Administrative Rules and Oregon Revised Statutes
  • Knowledge and training on evidence-based practices as applicable to the target population
  • Knowledge and experience with crisis interventions and pre-commitment investigations
  • Knowledge and experience working with jail and forensic populations

Total Compensation

Annual salary: $65,073 - $97,610 annually; Depending on qualifications and experience.
Benefits: Benton County offers a choice of a premium paid Consumer Driven Health Plan with health savings or HRA VEBA account (County contribution); dental; vision; group life; LTD; fully-paid employer and employee contribution to Oregon PERS retirement plan; 3.0% contribution to deferred compensation; paid vacation, holiday, and sick leave; and a great work-life balance!

Essential Duties

Program Management

  • Evaluate program deliverables and outcomes. Manage day to day activities of assigned programs. Prepare reports on achievements as required.
  • Determines program priorities by evaluating the needs of client or target population. Assess, recommend, and implement staffing, fiscal, and equipment resources to effectively implement program goals.
  • Monitor revenues and expenditures to assure compliance with budgetary goals. Make recommendations and implements strategies to support positive financial performance and develop program budgets.
  • Monitor trends in program areas and modify program service delivery models to maintain best practices.
  • Actively participates in Health Services management meetings and works with other Program Managers within the Health Center and Health Department to deliver an integrated approach to programs and services.
  • Facilitate meetings to communicate, engage input and feedback, and promote understanding of policy and operational goals, outcomes, and improvements.
  • Participate in design, development and implementation of Quality Improvement processes and initiatives. Uses Quality Improvement tools and data to evaluate and guide decisions and demonstrate improvement.
  • Supervise mental/behavioral health services staff. Includes prioritizing and assigning work, conducting performance evaluations, ensuring staff are trained, ensuring that employees follow policy and procedures, maintaining a healthy and safe work environment and making hiring, termination and disciplinary decisions.
  • Coordinate training opportunities, provides coaching and mentoring, and provides technical and professional assistance to staff.
  • Assures ethical practice and confidentiality are maintained.

Policy Implementation

  • Develop and implement policies and procedures to assure efficient and professional delivery of services.
  • Assure compliance with department and county policies, state and federal statutes and rules, certification/compliance requirements, and funding requirements. Provide reports demonstrating compliance as required.
  • Participate in the development and lead implementation of a broad mental/behavioral health strategy that includes multiple sites, and development of new mental/behavioral health strategies.
  • Participate in assessment, plan development and monitoring of local needs to address access to mental/behavioral health programs of targeted population.
  • Advise senior leadership on emerging issues, policies and strategies relevant to program area.

Community Relationships

  • Develop and maintain working relationships with community partners, collaborating and participating in planning and program changes to enhance continuity and a coordinated system of care within the community
  • Develop and distribute materials and strategies that increase awareness of, and access to, mental/behavioral health programs within Health Services and the community.
  • Provide consultation, education and advisement to community agencies and the public as requested.
  • Convene and/or participate in coalitions, committees and task forces at the community, regional, and/or state level.

Special Projects

  • Responsible for planning and executing special projects.

And other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Master's Degree in Counseling, Social Work or Psychology.
  • 5 Years of professional level mental health experience in a mental health facility, hospital or other clinical setting, including 2 years of experience supervising professional level staff in a mental health facility, hospital or other clinical setting. (Supervisory experience includes the authority to hire, terminate, assign, reward, discipline, etc)
  • PsyD, LPC, LMFT, or LCSW required.

Special Requirements

  • Successfully pass a criminal records check.
  • Valid Oregon Driver's license.

Additional Information

Hiring is contingent upon the successful completion of a background check.

This position requires driving and may require use of a personal vehicle.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to use hands to finger, handle or feel; talk; or hear. The employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; sit; reach with hands and arms; and stoop; kneel; or crouch The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus.

The employee works in well-lighted, clean environments. The noise level in the work environment is quiet to moderate. The employee may occasionally work with angry or hostile clients or members of the public.

Benton County is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer committed to work force diversity, fair employment practices and non-discrimination, including pay equity for all employees. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, sex, marital status, family status, national origin, age, mental or physical disability, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or source of income.

If you wish to identify yourself as an individual with a disability under the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 and will be requesting accommodation, please contact the Benton County Human Resources Department by calling (541)766-6081 or email

Agency Benton County (OR)
Address 4077 SW Research Way
Corvallis, Oregon, 97333
Phone 541-766-6081

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