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Tehama County Health Services Agency

Red Bluff, CA

Full-Time with Benefits

Application Deadline: 5/13/2022

IMPORTANT: In compliance with the California State Health Officer’s order, this position requires employees provide proof of COVID-19 vaccination completed by the appointment date. 

$50.17 – $61.08 Hourly
$4,013.60 – $4,886.40 Biweekly


Under the administrative direction of the Mental Health Director, supervises the Mental Health Division of the Health Services Agency.  Serves as the Division Director during the Mental Health Director’s absence. Coordinates public relations efforts; develops funding resources and manages the division budget.  Performs related administrative and professional work as required


This management level position serves as part of the Health Services Agency Management Team and reports organizationally to the Mental Health Director.  As an assistant director incumbent manages staff, facilities, budgets, and interaction with the community; and exercise independent judgment for directing the treatment provided to clients, according to ethical and legal standards.


Manages and directs the daily activities of the Division through appropriate delegation, managerial support, and work supervision; Assesses County mental health service needs; plans, implements and supervises mental health services and programs to meet such needs; in cooperation with other division directors coordinates integrated services among all divisions; monitors operations and procedures; evaluates division and program issues, and recommends and implements solutions; assists in establishing agency goals, policies and procedures in compliance with all applicable laws and regulations; evaluates new laws and their potential impact on the County; supervises, advises, consults with and evaluates the work of Mental Health Division supervisory personnel and contract employees to ensure effective division operations and quality client services and care; designs, implements, monitors and evaluates the effectiveness of clinical, outreach and special service programs; provides oversight and direction to mental health services for outpatient, acute hospital units, long-term locked care and psychiatric skilled nursing facilities; medication support services involving nursing and psychiatry staff; day treatment programs; crisis stabilization services and case management services; consults with other County departments and outside agencies as assigned in problem resolution, program development and other services and activities involving mutual clients; provides training to agency staff members regarding specific mental health theories and treatment procedures; provides information to organizations and other agencies regarding mental health issues and programs; assists in the development of the division’s annual budget; evaluates the need for, and recommends purchases and expenditures. Assists with the solicitation of grant funds and other revenue from various agencies; prepares administrative, fiscal and technical reports as required; reviews and ensures the accurate and timely preparation of client records and charts, and service delivery billings; receives and responds to inquiries, concerns and complaints regarding service delivery; participates in the selection and development of alternatives or additions to physical facilities; oversees building maintenance functions; performs various administrative duties as necessary, including preparing comprehensive reports and correspondence, analyzing statistical data for reports, attending and conducting meetings, reviewing mail, etc; oversees grants and special programs, assuring compliance with standard utilization of best practices and evaluation methods; oversees the quality assurance programs; pursues funding sources for new programs and assists in the preparation of grant application related documents; coordinates the development and monitors the progress of the Mental Health Division strategic plan; meets regularly with supervisors to offer support and guidance; analyzes and evaluates issues and proposals, develops recommendations, and directs the implementation of solutions; initiates and monitors contracts necessary for the division operations; will meet department standards for productivity and related documentation requirements for third party reimbursement; receives and verifies payroll records for assigned staff and forwards to payroll; participates in the hiring of new personnel, arranges for and provides new employee orientation, recommends disciplinary action and resolves staff conflicts as needed; ensures program level compliance with all provisions of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA) within assigned programs; ensures compliance with all relevant laws and regulations regarding confidentiality within assigned program areas; reports documented or suspected abuse and neglect as mandated by law; performs related work as required.


  • Equivalent to the completion of twelfth (12th) grade and graduation from an accredited four-year college or university with a Master’s degree in social work or related field.
  • Three (3) years of progressively responsible experience in a mental health setting including three (3) years of supervisory experience.  
  • Other combinations of education and experience may be considered.


  • Requires a valid California driver’s license.
  • Must be a Licensed Clinical Social Worker or a Licensed Marriage Family Therapist or a Licensed Clinical Psychologist; 
  • Must complete periodic continuing education coursework as required to maintain active licensure. 
  • Must possess, or be willing to obtain, a national provider identifier (NPI).
This position is represented by the Tehama County Management Employees’ Association.
 The County offers a generous benefit package which includes:
  • Annual salary step increases based upon satisfactory performance and completion of 2,080 hours (Steps A to E).
  • Approximately 80% of the premium for medical, dental, and vision plan is paid by the County. Current employee rates, as January 1, 2022, are  $188.95/mo. (EPO plan). The plan covers the employee and all eligible family members.
  • Approximately 80% of the premium for a $30,000 life insurance plan for the employee is paid for by the County.
  • A retirement plan through CalPERS.
  • A deferred compensation retirement savings plan is available to employees, with a County match, up to one hundred dollars ($100) per month on behalf of the employee.
  • An Employee Assistance Program is provided to all employees and employees’ family members at no cost.
Benefits include an annual leave plan:
  • 96 hours of vacation, increasing upon continuous years of service
  • 96 hours of sick leave
  • 40 hours of management leave
  • One 8 hour personal holiday
  • 13 paid holidays.

Recruitment Information

To Apply: Apply online at and search for job title. 

The department is recruiting to fill one (1) vacancy

In addition, Tehama County is establishing an eligibility list to fill future vacancies for a Mental Health Assistant Director, as well as subsequent vacancies which occur during the life of the eligibility list.

Please upload ALL required documents when applying such as, copies of all required degrees and/or certifications as outlined in the job description. Incomplete applications will not be considered. 

For questions about this recruitment, contact:
Emily Unger
 530-527-3204 | 
All offers of employment are contingent upon successful completion of background, fingerprinting, drug test (including marijuana) and physical examination provided by the County.

Minimum Education and Experience

Education Required: None