Behavioral Health Unit Supervisor

Monterey County Human Resources
July 21, 2021
Salinas, CA
Job Type


Position Description
An Equal Opportunity Employer and a Drug-Free Workplace
Invites your interest for the position of
Behavioral Health Unit Supervisor
$6,877 - $9,392 monthly
Final Filing Date: August 20, 2021
Exam #: 21/60B23/07KR

Monterey County Health Department's Behavioral Health Bureau is seeking experienced behavioral health professionals to fill current vacancies on the Crisis Emergency Department (ED) Team. The Unit Supervisor provides daily clinical oversight to a multidisciplinary team which includes case managers, behavioral health aides, licensed and licensed waived staff. The position entails providing administrative supervision of the team, monitoring caseloads, productivity, and timely documentation of services. The Unit Supervisor works collaboratively with the Behavioral Health Service Manager and other community-based partners promoting a wellness recovery, client centered and strength-based service model.

The Eligible List established by this recruitment process will be used to fill current and future vacancies, both regular and temporary, as they arise in the Health Department.

Examples of Duties THE IDEAL CANDIDATE
Will have a proven track record demonstrating the following:

Knowledge of:

  • Community Resources available for assistance to individuals suffering from mental and/or emotional problems
  • Principles and techniques of diagnosis, treatment and rehabilitation of persons with mental or emotional disorders
  • Laws governing behavioral health services in the state of California for specific treatment services
  • Cultural habits of ethnic groups
  • Principles of training and supervision of subordinate staff

Skill and Ability to:

  • Effectively counsel clients and conduct individual, family and group therapy or to provide case management or social rehabilitation service;
  • Supervise and participate in a specialized behavioral health program;
  • Train, assign and supervise the work of staff with varied educational and experience backgrounds;
  • Speak and write effectively, including preparation of clear and concise records and reports;
  • Establish effective working relationships with clients, staff and other community agencies.

Characteristics of the Ideal Candidate:

  • Strong analytical and problem solving skills
  • Strong project management skills
  • Organized
  • Effective leadership
  • Strong communication skills
  • Proficient in the use of technology
  • Provide excellent and courteous customer service
  • Work within team framework
  • Connects and coordinates with members on all shifts of a 24-hour team

Examples of Experience/Education/Training Any combination of training, education and/or experience which provides the knowledge, skills and abilities and required conditions of employment listed above is qualifying.

Conditions of Employment:

  • Possession of any one of the following licenses:
    • Licensed Clinical Social Worker: A graduate of an accredited graduate school of social work and licensed as a Clinical Social Worker in the State of California.
    • Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist: A graduate of an approved graduate school of marriage and family counseling and licensed as a Marriage and Family Therapist in the State of California.
    • Clinical Psychologist: A graduate from an accredited school of psychology and licensed as a Clinical Psychologist in the State of California.
    • Psychiatrist: Licensed as a Physician and Surgeon in the State of California (must provide evidence of having completed three years of graduate training in psychiatry in a program approved by the American Medical Association or the American Osteopathic Association).
    • Nurse: Licensed to practice as a Registered Nurse by the Board of Nursing Education and Nurse Registration in California, possession of a Master's Degree in Psychiatric or Public Health Nursing, and two years of nursing experience in a mental health setting. Additional post-baccalaureate nursing experience in a mental health setting may be substituted on a year-for-year basis for the educational experience.

In accordance with HIPPA, incumbents must have applied for or have a National Provider Identifier (NPI).Comply with California licensure requirements as outlined by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences.Other Licenses: Possession of a valid California Class C Driver's License.
For complete information see the class specification/job description on our website at:

Submit the following application materials to the Monterey County Health Department, Human Resources Division, 1270 Natividad Road, Salinas, CA 93906.

Final Filing Date: August 20, 2021

All application material must be received by the final filing date for a guaranteed review.

  • Monterey County Employment Application form
  • Response to the Supplemental Questions

Application materials will be competitively evaluated. Those applicants who are determined to be most appropriately qualified will be invited to participate further in the process. To further assess the applicant's possession of required qualifications, this recruitment may include an oral examination, pre-exam exercise, performance exercise, performance exam, and/or written examination. For more information or to receive application materials, contact the Health Department Human Resources Division at (831) 755-4519.

The County offers an excellent benefits package (F Bargaining Unit). A summary of benefits for F Unit can be viewed at: r apply on-line at

Employment is contingent upon acceptable documentation verifying identity and authorization for employment in the U. S. If you are hired into this classification in a temporary position, your salary will be hourly and you will not be eligible for the benefits listed above.

Monterey County is a drug-free workplace and an equal opportunity employer. The County seeks candidates who can make contributions in an environment of cultural and ethnic diversity. Monterey County provides reasonable accommodations for persons with disabilities. If you believe you possess a disability that would require test accommodation, please call the Human Resources Analyst at (831) 755-4519.
Closing Date/Time: 8/20/2021 11:59 PM Pacific

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