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Tehama County Health Services Agency

Red Bluff, CA

Full-Time with Benefits

SALARY: $59.01 – $71.70 Hourly | $4,718.38 – $5,733.23Biweekly

Interviews to be held: Wednesday, September 20, 2023 3:30pm – 5:00pm
In compliance with current regulations in the state of California, this position does NOT require employees to obtain aCOVID-19 vaccination, although it is highly recommended.

The Mental Health Director serves as part of the Health Services Agency Management Team and is responsible for programming, developing, administering and supervising the Mental Health Division of the Health Services Agency. This position coordinates public relations efforts, develops funding resources and manages the division budget. As a division director, this position exercises independent judgement for directing the treatment provided to clients, according to ethical and legal standards.

The ideal candidate has the ability to exercise initiative, ingenuity, independent analysis and judgment in solving difficult and complex problems. Additionally, the candidate must have knowledge of Department of Healthcare Services (DHCS) Mental Health Services Division regulations, mental health funding, recovery principles and community resources, as well as, theories and research on personality and intellectual growth and development, individual differences, human motivation and abnormal behavior.

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; Acts as the chief advisor to the Executive Director and the Assistant Executive Director, Program, concerning mental health issues and programs; 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.


Any combination of training and experience which would provide the required knowledge, skills and abilities is qualifying. A typical way to obtain the required qualifications would be: 

  • 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.
  • Five (5) years of progressively responsible administrative/management experience in a mental health setting.
  • 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).

Recruitment Information

How to Apply: Visit and search for the job title to apply online.

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 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.

Submit Cover Letter and Resume to:
Craig W. Southerland
Public Service Search
(619) 393-9508
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

About Tehama County Health Service Agency

Tehama County Health Services Agency is committed to a healthy community. We provide integrated services to Tehama County residents through education, prevention, assessment, intervention, treatment, and follow up. Our staff are valued for their contributions to client care, whether they work in direct services or are in key support roles. We collaborate, communicate, and support each other so we can focus on what's most important, the overall health of our clients. Every position is a key position at Health Services. We value input, good communication, and collaboration within our organization as well as with our agency partners. If you would enjoy working with people who are committed to the health of our residents, then our agency would like to hear from you.