Deputy Director of Clinical and Program Services

  • County of Colusa
  • Colusa, California
  • Mar 17, 2020
Full Time Human and Social Services
  • Salary: $7,224 USD Monthly
  • Salary Top: $9,253
  • Negotiable/DOQ: Yes
  • Apply By: Apr 22, 2020



To manage, direct and coordinate the clinical activities of the Department of Behavioral Health Services; to provide highly complex clinical and administrative staff assistance to the Director of Colusa County Department of Behavioral Health; serve as a member of the Management Team setting department goals and ensuring the transformation of the department in keeping with goals and values of MHSA; to manage, direct and coordinate the program activities of the department including: quality improvement program, compliance program, policy and procedures, and managed care program.

Job Description


Important responsibilities and duties may include, but are not limited to the following:

Act as an advisor to the Director of Behavioral Health on mental health and alcohol and other drug issues and programs.

In the absence of the Director, to exercise general operation of the Department.

Provide overall leadership in maintenance of Managed Care Program (inpatient and outpatient).

Provide overall leadership in implementation of new data system.

Direct, oversee and participate in the development of program work plans, assign work activities, projects and programs; monitor work flow; develop and implement policies and procedures; review and evaluate work products, methods and procedures.

Participate in the selection and appointment of personnel; provide or coordinate staff training; work with team leaders and employees to correct deficiencies; implement discipline procedures; and recommend employee termination.

Develop and maintain Colusa County Network of Care website.

Responsible for QIC assigned duties, PIP, etc.

Lead effort to develop and maintain Behavioral Health Program Policy and Procedure Manual.

As a member of the management team, develop, direct and supervise a variety of programs for the treatment and prevention of mental health problems and alcohol and other drug problems, including individual and family counseling services, parenting, domestic violence, Prop 36/SACPA and community outreach and maintain record keeping systems which describe the program activities.

Develop a Behavioral Health Department Disaster Plan.

As a member of the management team, plan, develop and implement administrative and treatment systems capable of complying with the mandates of state and federal program audits.

As a member of the management team, participate in setting the Department mission, goals, objectives and plans for the transformation of Mental Health services in Colusa County as part of the implementation of the Mental Health Services Act.

Plan, organize and manage the programmatic, administrative and operational activities in support of multiple program areas. Oversee and coordinate the allocation of designated resources and ensure compliance with stated mission, goals, regulations and guidelines.

May provide individual, group and family counseling on a variety of problems related to substance abuse and mental illness; develop treatment plans and assist consumers with the resolution of problems.

Maintain relationships with the Courts, County Departments or other organizations regarding Behavioral Health Services.

Monitor current legislation impacting Behavioral Health programs.

Assist the Director in the assessment and development of community program needs and priorities.

Represent the Department at various State and County meetings.

Perform related duties as required.

Job Requirements


The following requirements generally demonstrate possession of the minimum requisite knowledge and ability necessary to perform the duties of the position:

  •  Five years of increasingly responsible experience in the clinical management of Behavioral Health and/or prevention programs.
  •  Master’s Degree in Social Work or Counseling from an accredited college or university.
  •  A valid State of California driver’s license and an acceptable driving record.
  •  Possession of a license as a Clinical Social Worker or Marriage and Family Therapist valid in the State of California.

Special Instructions

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Applications may be obtained from and returned to:

Human Resources Department

250 5th Street

Colusa, CA 95932

Phone: 530-458-0420

Scanned completed application packets may be emailed to:

Download application & job flyer at:


A complete application packet will include:

  •  A signed completed standard Colusa County Application REV. 111317
  •  Cover Letter
  •  Resume
  •  Verification of degree and License

Applicants invited to interview will be required to submit at least one letter of recommendation from a reference outside the Department, at the interview.

Submitting an incomplete packet may result in the disqualification of your application.

The applications will be used to select the best-qualified applicant to participate in the selection process. A skills examination may be administered to those candidates meeting the minimum qualifications. A qualifications appraisal interview will be used to assess the candidate's knowledge, skills and training experience. The Director of Behavioral Health will make the final selection and appointment.

Additional Information


CalPERS retirement plan, either 3 @ 60 for Classic, or 2 @ 62; deferred compensation plans available with monthly matching employer contributions; paid holiday, vacation, and sick leave; paid health insurance, life insurance, and vision and dental insurance for employee. If employee elects not to enroll in County insurance and can provide proof of other group health insurance coverage, they may be eligible for a $300 monthly cash in-lieu benefit. This position is part of the Colusa County’s Management Unit (CCMC).

THIS POSITION IS OPEN UNTIL FILLED, REVIEW DATE IS APRIL 22, 2020. It is to your advantage to file your application as soon as possible as the recruitment may close at any time following the first review. Resumes are required and may not be substituted for any part of the official application. Application forms must be filled out completely and show clearly that all minimum requirements are met. Faxed applications will not be accepted. Meeting the announced requirements does not guarantee selection in the examination process.

Note: The information contained in this flyer is general in nature and does not constitute an expressed or implied contract. Colusa County does not reimburse applicants for any travel or related expenses incurred in connection with applying for employment. Colusa County participates in E-Verify. To view the Notice of E-Verify Participation and the Right to Work posters, please visit the Employment Opportunities section of the Colusa County website.

Retirees: Colusa County invites all qualified candidates to apply for positions; however, pursuant to Government Code Section 21221 (h) and 21224, hiring restrictions may apply to California Public Sector Pension Plan Retirees.


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