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Deputy Director, Behavioral Health Services Depart

County of Santa Clara
Deputy Director, Behavioral Health Services Department
$179,095 - $229,802 Annually DOE

The County of Santa Clara, Behavioral Health Services Department is looking for a Deputy Director who is an experienced leader in Managed Care functions. In accordance with new state regulations, this role shall be focusing on quality management, utilization management, managed care provider relations, data analysis and reporting, managed care business operations and compliance. In addition, the incumbent will also be responsible for administration and coordination of departmental services, administrative and performance improvement functions, including budget, business systems, state audits and reviews, and administrative policies and procedures. Under general direction of the Director of Behavioral Health Services, the Deputy Director shall supervise other senior staff and shall act for the Director in his/her absence. This is one of two Deputy Director positions; the second Deputy Director is responsible for the service delivery system.

The County of Santa Clara, Behavioral Health Services Department is recognized as an innovative leader in the field, leading the nation's first Pay for Success Project in Mental Health, implementing allcove, a prevention/early intervention program for children and youth, based on Australia's headspace model, and providing a robust mental health and substance use continuum of care across the lifespan. The Department employs 830 FTEs, contracts with a large, community-based provider network and manages an annual budget of $5.4 million.

Aside from the generous executive leadership benefit package that comes with this role, the individual that will be selected shall enjoy a rewarding career and take pride in belonging to a leading public behavioral health system in the service of community members affected by mental illness and serious emotional disturbance to help them achieve their hopes, dreams and quality of life goals.

A qualified candidate would typically possess education and experience equivalent to a Master's Degree from an accredited college or university in Psychology, Social Work, Behavioral Health, Nursing, Public Administration or a related field, and a minimum of five (5) years of broad and extensive management experience involving the planning, organization, management and coordination of behavioral health, mental health and/or substance use programs. Experience in managed care functions is highly desirable.

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Salary range is dependent upon qualifications.

Final Filing Date: Saturday, November 30, 2019

If you have any questions regarding this position, contact Adrian Cudal, Executive Services at (408) 299-5852. EOE

Time:  Full time
Salary:  Salary
Category:  Administration

Updated: 11/29/2019 10:06:00 PM

Job Contact:
Adrian Cudal

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