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Overview

DEFINITION
Under the general direction of the Director of Sierra County Behavioral Health, the Behavioral
Health Coordinator directly manages programmatic, fiscal and staff supervision for one or more
Behavioral Health Programs.

DISTINGUISHING CHARACTARISTICS
This class requires knowledge, experience and skills in Behavioral Health, program principles,
design, implementation, and evaluation. This position has overall responsibility for all facets of
program management for one or more programs in a single department.

REPORTS TO:  Director of Sierra County Behavioral Health.

CLASSIFICATIONS SUPERVISED:
May supervise Health Assistants, Community Outreach Coordinators, Health Educators, Mental
Health Case Managers, Behavior Intervention Specialists, community volunteers, contracted
staff.

EXAMPLES OF DUTIES – Duties may include, but are not limited to, the following:

• Works as part of the Department of Behavioral Health management team.
• Supervises, trains, and schedules staff.
• Works closely with state agencies.
• Analyzes and make recommendations regarding the effectiveness of programs.
• Participates in policy development and implementation.
• Develop grant proposals, manage grants compliance.
• Conducts community presentations and assessments.
• Provides prevention services.
• Provides records and reports to Behavioral Health Services and other authorized agencies.
• Works collaboratively with other community treatment and prevention providers.
• Develops Behavioral Health prevention and program plans.
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• Prepares written reports for courts and probation department, and/or state, federal, and
county agencies.
• Performs other related duties as assigned by supervisor.
• Evaluates program effectiveness and make recommendations for program improvement.
• Works extensively with county service providers.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
The successful candidate would possess a combination of the following related education and
experience in Behavioral Health Services:

• High School Education.
• Bachelor’s degree in related field.
• Graduate degree in related field.
• Completed substantial work in college courses in related field.
• Substantial relevant work experience with progressive advancement
• Special skills.
• Continuing education.
• Supervisory responsibility over non-professional staff.

This class specification lists the major duties and requirements for this position and is not an all inclusive list. Employees in this position may be expected to perform additional job duties related
to those set out above and to the types of activities and functions of the employing department
and may be required to have additional job-related knowledge and skills.

Ability to:
• Communicate effectively verbally and in writing.
• Establish and maintain cooperative working relationships.
• Organize workload and set priorities.

Education:
A typical way to obtain the required knowledge and abilities would be graduation from an
accredited four (4) year college or university with major course work in a related field, plus a
graduate degree in a related field and/or five (5) years related experience.
Training and Experience:
Any combination of training and experience which would likely provide the required knowledge
and abilities is qualifying.
Other Requirements:
Possession of a valid driver’s license and valid auto insurance at the time of application and
maintained throughout employment is a requirement for hiring and retention.

TYPICAL WORKING CONDITIONS:
Work is performed in an office or classroom environment; occasionally works outside in
mountainous areas with wind, rain, and snow; Frequent contact with the public and other staff.
TYPICAL PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an
employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations
may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Must be able to remain in a stationary position 50% of time, move, traverse, and position self to
move and reach while performing office duties. Move and/or position objects weighing up to 25
pounds. Constantly operate a computer and other office productivity machinery such as a
calculator, copy machine and computer printer. Must be able to effectively communicate and
converse with others, read, and write, and operate office equipment. Must be able to use a
telephone to communicate verbally and a keyboard to communicate through written means, to
review information, enter/retrieve data, and recognize characters on a computer screen. Tasks
may involve extended periods of time at a keyboard or workstation.

Sierra County is an Equal Opportunity Employer
Sierra County employees and volunteers are deemed Disaster Service Workers pursuant to
California Government Code Section 3101.

Salary: $5,768.81- $7,012.03 per month

 

TO APPLY: Qualified applicants may submit a resume and application to: jbehlke@sierracounty.ca.gov

 

Any combination of training and experience which would likely provide the required knowledge and abilities is qualifying.

Minimum Education and Experience

Education Required: Bachelor's
Driver's License Required: Yes