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Overview

Trinity County
Employment Opportunity

DEPARTMENT OF BEHAVIORAL HEALTH

Mental Health Services Act Coordinator I:
$5,321.81 – $6,468.69 Monthly

This is a full time, benefitted position
Applications will be accepted until position is filled

Definition

Under general direction, to perform administrative, staff development, fiscal and/or program analytical work.  Incumbents gather, tabulate, analyze and chart data; interview and consult with departmental officials, employees and others to give and receive information; prepare reports and make recommendations on procedures, policies, and program/functional area issues and alternatives; review and analyze proposed legislation and advise management on the potential impact; make recommendations in financial, personnel and other administrative systems of average to difficult complexity and prepare correspondence.

Examples of Important and Essential Duties

(The following is used as a partial description and is not restrictive as to duties required.)
Compiles and analyzes data and makes recommendations on the formulation of policy and procedures and staffing and organizational changes; conducts surveys and performs research and statistical analysis on administrative, fiscal, personnel and or programmatic problems; performs professional analytical and technical work in the formulation and administration of department or division budgets, development and management of grants and contracts, management of department level procurement, and/or coordination of personnel functions; participates and assists in the design, implementation, and installation of new and revised programs, systems, software, procedures, methods of operation and forms; assists in coordinating and monitoring the administrative functions of the department; compiles materials; assists in the preparation of budgets, reports, manuals and publications; assists in the coordination of departmental activities with other departments, divisions, units, and with outside agencies; represents the department in committee meetings; responds to complaints and requests for information; may lead and train staff as assigned; will perform computer tasks like updating web sites with current information; manage and interface with the e-learning module of the Trilogy Program; generate reports for the management team who have participated in Trilogy; keep the department website current including Mental Health Advisory Board and Mental Health Services Act Information; attend state and regional trainings and meetings specific to the Mental Health Services Act; advocate for the department to receive any and all Mental Health Services Act entitlements for local citizens; produce reports for the State Department of Mental Health; provide direction to Work Force Education and Training Projects at Drop in Centers; oversee Work Force and Education Scholarship Program; Facilitate a collaborative of interested agencies to develop employment opportunities for clients; give both staff and civic presentation on the “Recovery Model” approach; facilitate a weekly “job club” at Drop in Centers to support clients who are seeking employment; performs related duties as assigned.

Desirable Qualifications

Knowledge of:
General public and business administration principles and practices.  Governmental functions and organization.  Principles and practices of the functional areas applicable to the assigned options.  Principles and practices of leadership.  Principles, methods, and techniques of community organization and development, program planning and design, grant writing, budget development and program evaluation.  Theories, principles, goals and objectives of public social services.  Laws, rules, and regulations governing assigned program areas.  History and regulations specific to the Mental Health Services Act.
Ability to:
Gather and analyze data.  Identify problems and central issues.  Reason logically and critically.  Perform, analyze and document research.  Research legislative issues and read and understand legislation.  Read and interpret operating procedures and regulations.  Recommend and implement changes/improvements.  Speak and write effectively using proper English.  Establish and maintain effective working relationships.  Work independently and accept increasing responsibility.  Provide leadership over task forces and/or less experienced staff.  Analyze policies, procedures and programs and make effective recommendations.   Principles and practices of employee training and development.  Adult learning processes.  Variety of training programs for employee development. Effective communication, facilitation methods, and aids used for training programs and presentations. Plan, coordinate and implement training programs.  Speak effectively and convey ideas clearly while facilitating group discussions and training sessions.  Principles, methods and techniques of community organization and development, program planning and design, grant writing, budget development and program evaluation.  Theories, principles, goals and objectives of public social services.  Laws, rules and regulations governing assigned program areas.  Apply social service planning principles and techniques to problems and issues.  Build coalitions among groups with differing needs and objectives.  Plan and evaluate social service programs.  Work with advanced computer skills to update websites and manage e-Learning Programs.
Training and Experience:
Any combination of training and experience which would likely provide the required knowledge and abilities is qualifying.  A typical way to obtain the required knowledge and abilities would be:
 One (1) year of experience equivalent to providing case management linkage or brokerage to clients in a public behavioral health system; OR Two (2) years of experience equivalent to providing analysis in a private industry setting that demonstrates an understanding for priority goal setting, receiving stakeholder input, plan and program development, and adhering to governmental regulations and directives; OR A Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited college or university.
Note:   Full supervisory experience or analytical experience performing either general administrative, personnel, fiscal, staff development or program analysis work (depending upon the option recruited for) may substitute for up to two years of the required education on a year-for-year basis.
Special Requirements
Possession of, or ability to obtain, a valid California Driver’s License.

Supplemental Information

TYPICAL PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS
Sit for extended periods; frequently stand and walk; normal manual dexterity and eye-hand coordination; lift and move objects weighing up to 25 lbs.; corrected hearing and vision to normal range; verbal communication; use of office equipment, including computer, telephone, calculator, copiers, and FAX.

TYPICAL WORKING CONDITIONS
Work is performed in an office environment; continuous contact with other staff.

Salary Information:
Mental Health Services Act Coordinator I: 
$5,321.81 – $6,468.69

Minimum Education and Experience

Education Required: None
Driver's License Required: Yes
Hiring Requirements for this Job:
  • Drug Testing / Screening
  • Background Checks
  • Salary: $5,321.81 - $6,468.69 Monthly