The Monterey County Health Department is seeking a candidate with proven executive management experience in providing behavioral health services in California to serve as the Director of Behavioral Health. The ideal candidate will have a balance of clinical and fiscal leadership experience; be client and recovery oriented; have experience in enhancing productivity to maximize existing resources; be a leader who can remain calm and patient in difficult situations; gain trust and respect from staff, while maintaining accountability; and have strong communication skills.
Under administrative direction, the Bureau Chief is responsible for planning, directing, coordinating, organizing, and evaluating the operations of the Behavioral Health Bureau. The Bureau provides a wide range of prevention, diagnostic, treatment, and community services for children, adolescents, and adults with mental illness, substance use disorder, and co-occurring conditions. The Bureau employs 475 FTEs, contracts with a large, community-based provider network (about 100 providers) and manages an annual budget of $169 million. The Bureau Chief is an at-will position reporting directly to the County Health Director.
Collectively, these efforts are reflective of the progressive vision and practices within the Behavioral Health Bureau and throughout the entire Health Department. The new Director must embody the values of a mission driven leader that understands the County’s role in the delivery of services equitably across the County. A sense of ethics and organizational loyalty are additional values expected in this role. The position requires exceptional leadership, management and administration skills in emphasizing the importance of productivity in generating revenue and in expanding the ability to provide additional essential services with a focus on better serving residents in South County and communities of color.
The ideal candidate will be passionate about serving the public and mission oriented in improving community wellness through prevention using a health and racial equity lens. Focus will be on enhancing our public service delivery system through innovative quality improvement strategies that improve health outcomes of clients served, and an operational style inclusive of effective communication with community stakeholders, and proven professional competency, effective leadership, collaboration and respectful conduct.
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If you are interested in being considered for this position, please refer to the application process as outlined in the brochure(s). If you have any questions, please call 831-755-4834 or e-mail DiazM@co.monterey.ca.us.