County Of Sonoma

Santa Rosa , CA
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Behavioral Health Services Director

County Of Sonoma
Santa Rosa, CA Full-time
Posted on August 26, 2018

Behavioral Health Services Director

Salary Wage $139,837 - $169,975/Annually

The Behavioral Health Services Director must possess a big picture understanding of behavioral health and substance use treatment programs, and have the ability to work across systems of care in order to promote collaboration and coordination. Our ideal Behavioral Health Services Director will be a creative visionary, and strategic thinker who:
  • Understands the roles and strengths of the Behavioral Health care community, and will foster relationships between the County and its community partners in order to advance a shared vision
  • Possesses the drive and leadership abilities needed to advance County goals and effectively, efficiently manage and grow the Division
  • Has a passion for public service and a desire to serve the most vulnerable population, with a dedication to supporting the social, ethical, and cultural values of the community
  • Is a diplomatic communicator, with excellent oral and written communication skills, including persuasive report writing and presentation abilities that move audiences to engagement and action
  • Looks at new methods of delivering services in the most efficient and effective way possible for health of the organization as a whole and community it serves

The Civil Service Title for this position is Health Services Division Director.

The Behavioral Health Division

The mission of the Behavioral Health Division is to promote the recovery and wellness of Sonoma County residents by providing high quality, culturally responsive services in all languages. The Division accomplishes this mission by embracing a recovery philosophy focused on building and strengthening the capabilities of people with mental illnesses and/or substance use disorders, in order to achieve their full potential and live meaningful lives in the community of their choosing. The building blocks of this philosophy include an emphasis on: self-direction, individualized and person-centered care, empowerment and shared decision-making techniques, and a holistic approach that encompasses mind, body, spirit, and community.

The Division is responsible for providing mental health and substance use disorder services across the service spectrum: prevention, early intervention, treatment, and aftercare and recovery. Services are provided departmentally and through partnerships with community based agencies. Through partnering with clients, family members, and the community, and focusing on respect, responsibility, and hope, the Behavioral Health Division fosters a collaborative approach to wellness.

The Behavioral Health Division is also responsible for directly administering specialty mental health treatment services to County residents whose mental health needs are determined to be medically necessary, as defined by CCR Title 9 and W&I Code 5600.