MENTAL HEALTH PROGRAM SPECIALIST
County of San Mateo
The County of San Mateo’s Human Services Agency, Children and Family Services Branch is seeking an experienced individual for the Mental Health Program Specialist – HSA Short Term Residential Therapeutic Program for child welfare involved adolescents.
Under direction, the Mental Health Program Specialist will coordinate and supervise the mental health program of the HSA Short Term Residential Therapeutic Program (STRTP); supervise a small staff of professionals; consult with several community groups and agencies on mental health services; set up STRTP clinical service delivery systems; ensure Medi-Cal billing compliance; conduct case reviews; and develop and implement a QA plan for all STRTP Medi-Cal cases.
The ideal candidate will possess the following skills:
• Proficiency in providing both mental health and substance use treatment services in a clinical setting and experience providing mental health treatment in "milieu-type" settings.
• Experience working with culturally and ethnically diverse populations.
• Proficiency in providing trauma informed services for both mental health and substance use/abuse treatment services in a clinical setting.
• Strong organizational skills with an ability to work within multiple systems promoting change, while managing many levels of detail in implementation.
• Ability to provide leadership and promote quality improvement process, as well as an ability to negotiate, solve complex problems, and resolve conflict.
• Ability to form and maintain strong collaborative relationships with system partners.
• Knowledge of Medi-Cal billing and the Avatar electronic health records system.
• Knowledge of the child welfare system and the CWS/CMS database.
• Spanish speaking preferred.
The residential facility operates on 24/7 schedule. This position may have an alternative schedule due to the needs of the facility.
Licensure/Certification: California license as one of the following: 1) Clinical Social Worker; 2) Marriage and Family Therapist; and 3) Clinical Psychologist.
Education and Experience: Any combination of education and experience that would likely provide the required knowledge, skills and abilities is qualifying. A typical way to qualify is three years of experience as a Mental Health professional. Individuals assigned to Elysian STRTP, must have the ability to complete 40 hours of mandated training annually AND obtain and maintain a Short-Term Residential Therapeutic Program (STRTP) Group Home Administrator Certificate issued by the State of California.