Deschutes County is accepting applications for a Deputy Director, Health Services - Behavioral Health Division. The Health Services Deputy Director serves as a member of the department management team and is responsible for the oversight of a wide variety of behavioral health programs, program integration and care coordination. This position plans, organizes, directs, and controls the day-to-day operations of the assigned division. Duties include planning, developing, and implementing behavioral health programs to meet the needs of the community; defining the concepts, methodology, and administrative procedures to conduct and evaluate various programs; overseeing and managing the activities of all division personnel to ensure that behavioral health services are delivered professionally, effectively, timely, and in accordance with policies, budgets, goals, and regulations; eliminating any disruption and conflicts; participating in leadership role in quality improvement systems and processes; providing technical or professional assistance and direction, particularly in crisis situations; initiating or approving selection, evaluation transfer, promotion, and termination of employees; developing, balancing, and monitoring program budgets and cost centers in collaboration with division manager, the department director and business manager; preparing work plan objectives, long-range goals, and annual reports; assuring continued development and training to staff members; working with the Coordinated Care Organization, state and federal agencies to assure financial investment in County behavioral health services; and preparing thorough and accurate documents for CCO, state and federal funding.
Master's degree in psychology, sociology, social work, or related field and eight years of progressively responsible program and management experience including provision of direct services to clients and five years of supervisory experience.
Must have knowledge and skill in:
- Extensive knowledge and competency in the field of behavioral health, including intellectual and developmental disabilities.
- Extensive knowledge of federal, state, and regional health reform efforts, laws, regulations and sources of funding associated with behavioral health programs.
- Complex reimbursement schemes, contracting, and mechanisms for behavioral health services is critical.
- Preparing comprehensive reports, presentations, and budgets.
- Developing and maintaining productive work teams.
Must have the ability to:
- Communicate effectively both verbally and in writing.
- Recognize and grasp community needs and to develop sound, balanced approaches to meeting those needs through prevention activities, integrated health care models, and the delivery of psychotherapeutic treatments and other behavioral health services.
- Manage and integrate a diverse range of work activities of numerous professional-level behavioral health specialists and support staff.
- Communicate ideas effectively, both verbally and in writing, with individuals, groups and large audiences.
- Establish and maintain effective working relationships with department leadership, other department teams, other county departments, community groups, state, federal and regional agencies, public officials, various public and private organizations and the general public.
$8,713.10 to $11,676.41 per month for a 172.67 hour work month. Salary normally starts at the first step. Excellent County benefit package when eligible. This position is available immediately.