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Behavioral Health Director, Bakersfield, CA

Organization: Kern Behavioral Health & Recovery Services
Category: Director
Location: Bakersfield, CA
Date Job Posted: September 25, 2020
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$152,136 -$185,628, Depending on Experience


This is your chance to be part of a growing department that strives to enhance the well-being of Kern County’s residents with a commitment to compassion and excellence in service. Our next Director of Behavioral Health and Recovery Services is someone who will not just manage the day-to-day operations of a broad health delivery system but bring vision and implementation to a diverse community that is growing and changing every day. We’re looking for a change agent who will build relationships, enhance services, and develop strategies to enhance outcomes.


Our Ideal Candidate is a:

Visionary – someone who thinks beyond today and dares to ask “what if”

Leader – someone who is bold, courageous and confident in how they run a critically important department for the health and well-being of our community.

Communicator – someone who is open, transparent and always sharing information with other departments and stakeholders.

Partner – someone who understands that it takes a team to affect positive change.

To view the employment standards, please view the full brochure at:

How to Apply:

Submit your cover letter and resume to by Friday, October 9, 2020. If you want to gain an advantage over the competition, please be sure to include the following:

  • Details of your administrative and management experience
  • Scope of responsibility
  • Number and level of staff managed
  • Education, relevant certificates/licenses, and additional training
  • Experience with strategic planning and budgeting
  • 3 professional references

Filing Deadline:

5:00 pm October 9, 2020

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