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Mental Health Service Act Coordinator


Posted 28 days ago

Job Snapshot

Healthcare - Health Services
Health Care

Job Description


This classification is responsible for managing the Mental Health Services Act (MHSA) Programs, also known as Proposition 63. The single incumbent will plan, coordinate, and implement MHSA activities.  This will include development and coordination of programs, managing budgets, and providing outreach information regarding wellness and recovery services. The required job duties will be accomplished by problem resolution, human resource development, training for consumers and providers, and other initiatives. Performance of the work requires the use of considerable independence, initiative, and discretion within established guidelines. 

SALARY (A-E Steps)
Mental Health Services Act Coordinator: Range 71: $4,193/mo. - $5,111/mo.
Mental Health Services Act Coordinator - Bilingual: Range 74: $4,519/mo. - $5,503/mo.

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. 

Examples of Duties

Develops, plans, implements, organizes, and directly oversees the implementation of the MHSA components. | Implements plans to meet program performance outcome measurement requirements. | Conducts internal audits and participates in the external departmental review and audit process. | Ensures needs assessments, quarterly reports, annual updates and executed contracts are within established program outcomes. | Analyzes trends, evaluates program requirements and resource utilization; coordinates program planning and execution, and coordinates protocols to affect integrated services with other programs, departments, and agencies. | Oversees, maintains, and revises reports, amendments, and programmatic changes for State approval. | Monitors budget and expenditures for services, assures that appropriate services are provided; coordinates information and assures effective communications between programs. | Promote recovery and wellness, cultural competency, community, and consumer and family member partnership and participation. | Promotes and develops capacity for "best practices" in the delivery of behavioral health services. | Prepares and submits funding proposals to appropriate agencies and organizations. | Prepares exhibits, brochures, flyers, posters and other materials for presentation to the public, community agencies, support groups, healthcare professionals, and elected officials; works closely with community members in promoting events and outreach activities; reviews, selects and orders informational and educational literature. | Performs various office/administrative duties as necessary. | Provide client education about the community health systems, focusing on access for the underserved populations. | Draft mental health policy documents, news releases, and special features on assigned health topics. | Work with clients, family members, and community members to identify methods of increasing mental health awareness and decreasing stigma towards those who suffer from mental illness. | Compliance with Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA) and all relevant laws and regulations regarding confidentiality.  | Performs related work as required.

Bilingual Candidates:
Translates, interprets and otherwise communicates with members of the Spanish speaking community

Basic principles of project management | Behavioral Health Wellness and Recovery Principles | MHSA regulations, programs and funding | General concepts of mental health treatment and preventive medicine | Available community resources | Leadership concepts and principles | Community outreach and public relations best practices | Fiscal management principles | Meeting facilitation and documentation of stakeholder participation | Grant preparation and administration | Applicable Federal, State, County, Department, and Division laws, regulations, policies and procedures | Modern office practices, methods and computer equipment | Record keeping principles and procedures | Computer applications related to the work | English usage, grammar, spelling, vocabulary, and punctuation | Techniques for dealing effectively with and providing a high level of customer service to all individuals contacted in the course of work
Bilingual Candidates: 
English and Spanish usage, grammar, spelling, vocabulary, and punctuation

Plan, develop and implement effective programs | Monitor compliance of the MHSA via oversight and engagement of staff and contractual entities | Effectively facilitate meetings | Plan and successfully conduct community stakeholder input processes | Follow government instructions for writing reports and grant applications | Provide effective leadership to staff and volunteer personnel | Speak effectively in public | Make accurate arithmetic, financial and statistical computations | Plan and provide effective training | Maintain significant flexibility in daily operations and decision making | React calmly and professionally in emergency, emotional and/or stressful situations | Establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of the work | Interact effectively with persons of different social, economic, and ethnic backgrounds | Work independently and as a team member | Use English effectively to communicate in person, over the telephone and in writing
Bilingual Candidates: 
Use both Spanish and English effectively to communicate in person, over the telephone and in writing.

Education, Experience & Licenses

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:  

  • Graduation from an accredited four-year college or university with a Bachelor's Degree and major coursework in social services, psychology, education, marketing, communications, organizational studies or a closely related field.
  • Behavioral Health/Health Services Administration experience is desirable.
  • Two (2) years of increasingly responsible professional or administrative experience, preferably in the behavioral health field, including budgetary and/or contract management.

Other combinations of education and experience may be considered.

  • Requires a valid California driver's license.

Bilingual Candidates:

  • Must pass a Merit Systems Services written and/or oral bilingual proficiency test (or other appropriate test selected by the County) to qualify.

Mobility to work in a standard office setting and use standard office equipment, to operate a motor vehicle and to visit various County and meeting sites. Vision to read printed materials and a computer screen. Hearing and speech to communicate in person, before groups, and over the telephone.  May frequently require standing or walking for extended periods of time. Stamina for long distance or all-day driving of vehicle. Finger dexterity to access, enter, and retrieve data using a keyboard or calculator and to operate standard office equipment. Occasionally bend, stoop, kneel, reach, push, and pull drawers open and closed to retrieve and file information.   Lift, carry, push, and pull materials and objects, up to 30 pounds, as necessary to perform job functions.  Occasionally, while participating in public education events, may be exposed to inclement weather conditions.

Employees work in an office environment or in the field with moderate noise levels, limited controlled temperature conditions, and potential exposure to hazardous physical substances.  Tasks may require exposure to illness/disease, work related stress and hostile clients.  Employees may interact with upset staff and/or public and private representatives in interpreting and enforcing departmental policies and procedures.  Employees may work varying shift schedules including nights, weekends, and/or holidays.

Recruitment Information

The department currently has one (1) vacancy.
In addition, Tehama County is establishing an eligibility list to fill future vacancies for a Mental Health Services Act Coordinator or Mental Health Services Act Coordinator - Bilingual , as well as subsequent vacancies which occur during the life of the eligibility list. 
Please submit 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.

If you have questions about this recruitment, please contact the department at the phone number listed below.
All offers of employment are contingent upon successful completion of background, fingerprinting, drug test (including marijuana) and physical examination provided by the County.


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