Job Description:

Do you enjoy living in smaller rural communities? Love the coast? Bring your career to a coastal community mental health provider! Deputy Director needed immediately!

Position Summary

Directs the planning, management and evaluation of HHS programs and operations for Behavioral Health. Enforces ORS and OARs as related to the duties of this position. Manages complex programs in terms of function, budget, related staff and organizational structure. Manages Federal, State and managed care programs as assigned.

Essential Functions/Major Responsibilities

•Develops program objectives and plans programs in collaboration with the Director, other Department leadership, related agencies, community partners, consumers, and program staff.
•Prepares and presents annual program plan and budget, which includes an assessment of county needs, program goals, projected local revenues, and requests for state and federal revenues.
•Monitors and manages related budgets to control expenditures and maximize revenues.
•Monitors program services to insure compliance with statutory responsibilities, state administrative rules, and all related contracts.
•Coordinates development of staff training and evaluation standards; Directs and conducts in-service training programs for staff and community groups.
•Consults with individuals, groups and agencies to assess community health service needs and reviews client usage of existing services.
•Directs quality improvement plans, processes, and evaluation. Reports out to the QA/QI committee.
•Develops and implements productivity standards and reports and analyzes productivity data. Leads changes to meet standards and to enhance productivity.
•Identifies, tracks and resolves risks; and develops contingency plans in order to support successful project completion.
•Ensures compliance with HIPAA regulations and privacy practices and policies.

•Meets with the Director, state agencies, associates and councils to acquire information related to programs. Represents county in policy matters.
•Responds to general inquiries from the public concerning the availability of services.
•Provides information and assistance regarding outpatient services and procedures.
•Responds to complaints or questions about services provided to clients of County programs.
•Performs related duties as assigned
•Participates as a member of the Director’s Team.
•Participates as a member of the County Emergency Operations System.
•Leads in the implementation of federal, state and local health care reform measures.

Education & Experience:
Master’s degree in a behavioral, social, health science, special education, public administration, or human service administration; and Have a minimum of five years of experience in human services programs, two of which are in community mental health and two of which are program managerial experience in human services.
Incumbent must present references documenting experience, training, and ability to manage a community mental health program.
Special Requirements, Required Licenses and/or Certificates:
•Must possess a valid Oregon driver’s license within 30 days of appointment. Must maintain current and active licensures and certifications, as applicable, and provide the appropriate verifications at the time of renewals.
•Must be able to pass a post offer, pre-employment drug screen.
•Must be able to pass the department’s security clearance standards including personal references, professional references, and a criminal history check.

Knowledge of:
•Philosophies, principles and practices of behavioral health or medical health. Statutes and administrative rules which govern community health operations.
•Administrative principles associated with budgeting, employee supervision, personnel management and program planning.

Please send your resume and cover letter to Tonya Christensen, Senior Recruiter. EOE

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