County of Alameda

Assistant Director, Forensic, Diversion, & Re-Entry System of Care

County of Alameda

Salary: $109,636 – $154,523 DOE/DOQ

The County of Alameda has made a focused effort to expand and improve behavioral health services for the incarcerated and re-entering community and is expanding its team to support these efforts. The County is hiring an Assistant Director to work within the Forensic, Diversion, & Re-entry Services System of Care within the Alameda County Behavioral Health Department. This newly created position will assist in managing the behavioral health services that the Department provides for in-custody clients in the County Jail and Juvenile Justice Center and work closely with the behavioral health courts, the conditional release program, and other community-based forensic services. This is an amazing opportunity to be part of a dynamic team in a jail setting that is dedicated to making a difference and providing behavioral health services that have a lasting impact on the lives of individuals, families, and the community at large. The ideal candidate for this position will have a strong background in overseeing personnel treating psychological and behavioral conditions while also having the sheer grit to thrive in an intense yet rewarding work environment. They will be responsible for overseeing big changes that are a result of a recent consent decree that will pave a path for enhanced behavioral health services for the incarcerated. If you are eager to uplift others through innovative behavioral health services and programs and want to work with other dedicated professionals, apply today!

See the full recruitment brochure: https://indd.adobe.com/view/7ed73945-30df-4b58-827e-663d01d01e14

THE POSITION

The Assistant Director, Forensic, Diversion, & Re-Entry System of Care (Assistant Director) will support the Director of the Forensic, Diversion, & Re-Entry System of Care in overseeing one of the largest units within ACBH. They will have between four and six direct reports and assist in managing behavioral health services that the Department provides for in-custody clients in the County Jail and Juvenile Justice Center and work closely with the behavioral health courts, conditional release program, and other community-based forensic services. The Assistant Director will ensure that the unit is meeting the mandates of a recent federal consent decree, in that it is providing enhanced behavioral health services for incarcerated individuals and is creating a model that reduces recidivism and fosters meaningful change in people’s lives. They will oversee the coordination of care for this population and work closely with Alameda County Sheriff, Alameda County Probation, and other healthcare partners. They will interface with elected officials and community members, community advocates, and family members and serve as a positive representative for ACBH and the County.

THE IDEAL CANDIDATE

The ideal candidate will thrive in a fast-paced work environment. They will effectively juggle multiple demands while ensuring the unit is meeting compliance. Building and maintaining relationships is paramount in this role, as is being a strong public speaker, communicator, and role model. The successful candidate will use their strategic planning skills to implement big changes within the existing system, bringing a background in change management, ideally within a healthcare or jail setting. Understanding the best practices for quality improvement is essential, as is the flexibility to make effective, thoughtful decisions as situations evolve. The ideal candidate is a problem solver, visionary leader, and people manager. They will have the analytical skills to interpret data that will impact important decisions and make changes to programs and services to improve clients’ lives.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Possession of a master’s degree from an accredited university in Clinical Psychology, Social Work, Psychiatric Nursing, or related behavioral science.
  • The equivalent of four (4) years of full-time progressively responsible post-graduate management and administrative experience in community organization, program planning and evaluation, budget, fiscal and personnel management. At least two (2) years of this experience must have been in a forensic setting or with an agency serving at-risk justice involved individuals.
  • Possession of a State license in Clinical Psychology, Social Work, or Nursing.
  • Possession of a valid California Motor Vehicle Operator’s license.

NOTE: The Civil Service Commission may modify the above Minimum Qualifications in the announcement of an examination.

Salary and Benefits

This position offers a salary of $109,636 – $154,523 DOE/DOQ and an attractive benefits package you can find here. Alameda County offers a comprehensive and competitive benefits package that affords wide-ranging health care options to meet the different needs of a diverse workforce and their families. We also sponsor many different employee discounts, fitness, and health screening programs focused on overall well-being.

HOW TO APPLY

For first consideration for this provisional recruitment*, apply by July 13th at wbcpinc.com/job-board/

*Provisional Recruitment: For a provisional hire, an Alameda County civil service examination is not required. However, to obtain a regular position, the appointee will need to compete successfully in a County Exam when the permanent recruitment opens.

SAVE THE DATES (subject to change)

Round one virtual interviews will take place on August 4th. Round two interviews will take place in person on August 12th. Selected candidates must be available for both dates.

Please contact your recruiter, Wendi Brown, with any questions:

  • Email to: wendi@wbcpinc.com
  • 541-664-0376
  • 866-929-WBCP (9227) – toll-free

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