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ADMHS Program Manager I and II

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DEFINITION: Under general direction, manages prevention, intervention, and treatment programs addressing alcohol and other drug-related problems, mental illness, and/or co-occuring conditions; serves as a member of the Alcohol, Drug, & Mental Health Services (ADMHS) Department management team; and performs related duties as required.

DISTINGUISHING CHARACTERISTICS: ADMHS Program Manager I/II is a first-level management series found in the Department of Alcohol, Drug and Mental Health Services. Incumbents manage a system of interdisciplinary departmental teams and/or contract service agencies providing assessment, prevention, intervention, treatment, and related ancillary support services via an integrated service delivery system to people with alcohol and other drug-related problems, mental illness, and/or co-occurring conditions.

ADMHS Program Manager I is the professional non-licensed/non-certified class in this flexibly-staffed series and is distinguished from ADMHS Program Manager II by the latter's attainment of job-related professional licensure or certification. ADMHS Program Manager I incumbents are expected to further their knowledge of co-occuring alcohol and other drug (AOD) and mental illness conditions by obtaining designated licensure or AOD counselor certification and are encouraged to complete it within five years of appointment.

EXAMPLES OF DUTIES:

  1. Directly and through departmental staff and/or contracted service providers: plans, directs, and evaluates existing County-provided and/or community-based alcohol and other drug use, mental illness, and/or co-occuring conditions prevention and intervention, residential and outpatient treatment, and other related programs.
  2. Identifies unmet needs of individuals and communities experiencing alcohol and other drug-related problems, mental illness, or emotional disturbance; develops new prevention, treatment, and/or support programs to meet those needs; prepares related program and funding proposals; integrates delivery of services with existing departmental, County, and other private and public agency programs; evaluates the delivery and quality of services; and makes modifications as necessary.
  3. Participates in local collaborative cross-agency program initiatives; travels throughout the County and acts as program liaison to community, regional, and statewide organizations; promotes integrated service approaches between departmental programs, contractors, and other County departments, private and public agencies, clients, and families to provide and ensure cooperative and non-redundant services; and makes presentations to various organizations to promote and advocate for related programs and initiatives.
  4. Develops policies, procedures, and performance standards in compliance with local, state, and federal legal requirements, research-based prevention and clinical standards, and funding stream requirements; reviews new legislation and implements related program and process modifications; monitors and evaluates performance outcomes; develops logic models for prevention and community education activities; and provides related technical assistance and training to staff and program contractors to ensure compliance with licensing and certification standards or regulations.
  5. Serves as a member of the department's management team; participates in the department's strategic planning processes; prepares program budget and revenue projections; authorizes and monitors program expenditures; monitors contractor revenue generation and claiming trends; prepares related written and statistical reports and documentation for County, state, and federal funding sources and oversight groups, including County plans, requests for proposals, annual reports, and contract agreements; monitors and takes action to minimize liability claims against the department; and serves as the department's representative in legal hearings.
  6. Selects and mentors multidisciplinary licensed and non-licensed professional, paraprofessional, and clerical support staff, including people in recovery; establishes and monitors staff and contractor performance, productivity, and revenue standards; ensures staff and contractor compliance with departmental values, mission, and model of care; evaluates staff performance and recommends corrective plans and/or disciplinary actions; and creates a positive work environment for departmental staff in order to minimize lost time and enhance productivity, service, and teamwork.

EMPLOYMENT STANDARDS:

ADMHS Program Manager I: Candidates must possess fundamental knowledge of alcohol/other drug-related problems, mental illness, and co-occurring conditions; and meet one of the employment standards listed below:

  1. Possession of a master's degree in health care administration, psycho-social rehabilitation, nursing, psychiatric nursing, psychology, or closely related field and three years of related post-graduate experience, including two years of experience supervising staff and program operations; or,
  2. Possession of a bachelor's degree in health care administration, psycho-social rehabilitation, nursing, psychiatric nursing, psychology, or closely related field and four years of related post-bachelor's degree experience, including two years of experience supervising staff and program operations; or,
  3. a combination of training, education, and experience that is equivalent to one of the employment standards listed above and that provides the required knowledge and abilities.

Additional Requirements: Applicants for ADMHS Program Manager I are not required to be registered to obtain Alcohol and Drug Counselor (AOD) certification at time of application; however, selectees for employment in this class must register to obtain AOD certification (pursuant to the California Department of Alcohol and Drug Programs' Counselor Certification standards) upon appointment.

ADMHS Program Manager II: Candidates must meet one of the employment standards listed below:

  1. Possession of a valid license as a Psychiatrist (Medical Board of California), Clinical Psychologist (California Department of Consumer Affairs), Licensed Clinical Social Worker, (California Board of Behavioral Sciences), Marriage and Family Therapist (California Board of Behavioral Sciences), or Registered Nurse with a master's degree in a related field (California Board of Registered Nursing) and three years of related post-licensure experience, including two years of experience supervising staff and program operations; or,
  2. possession of valid certification as a Psychiatric Rehabilitation Counselor (United States Psychiatric Rehabilitation Association) or Alcohol and Drug Counselor (California Department of Alcohol and Drug Programs) with a bachelor's degree in a related field and four years of related post-certification experience, including two years of experience supervising staff and program operations; or,
  3. a combination of training, education, and experience that is equivalent to one of the employment standards listed above and that provides the required knowledge, abilities, and license/certification.

Note on Out-of-State Licensure: Applicants for ADMHS Program Manager II must possess licensure or certification in their profession at the time of application. Initial appointment may be based upon comparable licensure or certification in any state; however, California licensure or certification is required within two years of employment as a condition of continued employment.

Additional Employment Standards for ADMHS Program Manager I and II:

Driver's License: A valid driver's license is required at the time of application. A valid California Class C Driver's License is required at the time of appointment.

ADMHS Program Manager I:

Fundamental knowledge of: principles, methods, techniques, standards, and ethics associated with alcohol/other drug-related problems, mental illness, and co-occurring conditions prevention, screening, assessment, and treatment services; and federal, state, and local legislation, policies, regulations, issues, and resources pertaining to alcohol/other drug-related addictions and mental health conditions.

Working knowledge of: principles and practices of supervision, including selection, training, and evaluation; and standard English grammar and usage.

ADMHS Program Manager II:

Working knowledge of: principles, methods, techniques, standards, and ethics associated with alcohol/other drug-related problems, mental illness, and co-occuring conditions prevention, screening, assessment, and treatment services; and federal, state, and local legislation, policies, regulations, issues, and resources pertaining to alcohol/other drug-related addictions and mental health conditions; principles and practices of supervision, including selection, training, and evaluation; and standard English grammar and usage.

ADMHS Program Manager I and II:

Ability to: learn and apply principles, practices, and techniques of program management design, implementation, measurement, evaluation, and improvement; learn and apply principles and practices of budget management; learn and use personal computer software applications used by the department; supervise and train staff; plan, organize, and prioritize work of self, individuals, and teams; establish effective working relationships, including those with clients and their families, County staff, contractors, and the public; defuse stressful and/or hostile situations; make presentations to small and large groups; communicate effectively with people of various socio-economic backgrounds and temperaments; collect and analyze data; draw conclusions and make recommendations; establish policies and procedures; read, interpret, and apply complex regulations, policies, and guidelines; and prepare narrative and statistical reports.

Background Investigation: Finalists for positions in this class series will be required to pass a pre-offer, job-related background investigation.

Selectees for employment must as a condition of employment sign a statement agreeing to comply with appropriate statutes relating to issues such as child and elder abuse reporting, Tarasoff Warnings, and any other requirements imposed by regulatory agencies.



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