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Manager of Behavioral Health Services
at Home Start
Home Start, a non-profit agency dedicated to preventing child abuse and neglect, is seeking an experienced manager to be responsible for the overall operations of the Behavioral Health Department including staff, intern, and independent contractor management, leadership and supervision, planning, budgeting, administrative activities, record keeping, reporting, safety, and contract and licensing compliance. Ensures that all staff and programs adhere to policy and procedures. Responsible for integrating behavioral health services into Home Start’s supportive housing and other programs.
Duties and Responsibilities:
- Supervise staff and oversee the day-to-day activities of all behavioral health services.
- Ensure contract and grant service objectives are met.
- Oversee the recruitment and hiring of new staff.
- Manage the Home Start Clinical Internship Program.
- Ensure the agency meets all California Psychology Internship Council (CAPIC) credential requirements.
- Attend housing team meetings and provide case consultation and clinical oversight of supportive housing programs.
- Ensure the agency meets all Medi-Cal licensing and documentation requirements.
- Ensure staff receive quality clinical supervision. Provide licensed/non-licensed clinical supervision and support as appropriate.
- Monitor the overall quality of behavioral health services and coordinate team efforts for consistent quality improvement.
- Oversee the preparation, implementation, and monitoring of program budgets.
- Assist with program development, contract, and grant proposals.
- Oversee and monitor Home Start’s guided clinical support groups.
- Ensure staff receive initial and on-going training and professional development opportunities.
- Provide review and inspection of client files and databases for quality assurance.
- Prepare contractually required reports for funders.
- Represent the agency at public and professional meetings, work groups, and committees.
- Develop and manage service collaborations, partnerships, and MOU’s with other relevant organizations.
- Monitor the implementation of policies and procedures and identifies policy issues.
- Oversee internal and external audits and maintain responsibility for audit compliance and documentation quality.
- Attend internal management and committee meetings as appropriate.
Skill / Requirements
A Master’s degree in Social Work, Psychology, Counseling or a related field. Administrative experience and/or four years working with low-income families in a counseling or social work setting. CA State issued Clinical license required. Knowledge of trauma informed care, trauma focused cognitive behavioral therapy, child abuse dynamics, family systems, and community resources. Excellent verbal and written communication skills. Bilingual in Spanish preferred. Computer literacy required. Ability to embrace innovation and new ideas. Demonstrated ability to be culturally appropriate and sensitive with respect for diversity. Supervisory experience and competence with the ability to work with both professional and paraprofessional staff, interns, and volunteers. Strong leadership qualities, flexibility, and the ability to create a high performing environment. Ability to work as a member of a team. Must be highly organized and have the ability to adjust to a fast paced environment with changing priorities. Must have a valid California driver’s license, a safe driving record, automobile insurance, a reliable vehicle and be willing to use it on the job.