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Behavioral Health Clinic Administrator III - Mental Health Services

Under direction of the Behavioral Health Manager, plans, organizes, directs the full-scope of operational activities and provides clinical and administrative oversight of a multidisciplinary team which provides behavioral health services to adults, seniors, or children services including a range of outpatient treatment and services to adults with serious mental illness, substance use disorders and performs related duties as required.

Ideal candidates are detail oriented behavioral health professionals with superior organizational, time management, interpersonal and communication skills (both written and verbal); computer literate with strong proficiencies in Word, Excel, and PowerPoint; have considerable experience in behavioral health assessment, treatment, case management practices, and substance use disorder treatment; and have a proven history of leadership (lead, supervisory, and/or program management) in a clinical setting.

EDUCATIONAL INCENTIVE: Some positions may be eligible for educational incentive. This incentive may be 2.5%, 3.5%, or 5% for incumbents in eligible positions based on completion of an Associate's, Bachelor's, or Master's degree that is not required for the classification.

BILINGUAL INCENTIVE:  Some positions may be eligible for bilingual incentive depending on the applicable memorandum of agreement and the needs of the department. In order to qualify for this incentive, incumbents in eligible positions must take and pass the applicable bilingual fluency exam with a score of seventy percent (70%) or higher.

DEPARTMENT/AGENCY: Health Care Agency - Behavioral Health Department

Behavioral Health Clinic Administrator III is a Management classification and is not eligible for overtime compensation. Incumbents in this classification are eligible for benefits at the MB4 level.

OPENING DATE: November 22, 2021                             
CLOSING DATE: Continuous and may close at any time; therefore, the schedule for the remainder of the process will depend upon when we receive a sufficient number of qualified applications to meet the business needs.

Examples Of Duties
Duties may include but are not limited to the following:

  • Within the scope of licensure and/or area(s) of expertise, provides clinical and programmatic oversight of treatment team members, including supervision of assessment, treatment and rehabilitation of clients served by Behavior Health;
  • Selects, trains and supervises multidisciplinary staff. This will include setting staff performance standards including standards in clinical areas within the scope of licensure and professional expertise; evaluating employee performance and taking disciplinary actions as needed;
  • Evaluates new clients to establish acuity level and assign staff accordingly, coordinates delivery of services by a multi-disciplinary team; oversees case discussions; reviews client charts to ensure compliance with departmental policies and process;
  • Supervises collection and input of all client and cost data necessary to evaluate client outcome and cost benefit. This may include reviewing of charts and ensuring that client documentation is completed in a timely manner; compiling and preparing reports on clients served and treatment outcomes;
  • In collaboration with the Behavioral Health Manager, identifies potential and actual program and operational problems and assists in the development and implementation of policies and procedures to resolve them; define and advocate organizational goals and policies to employees and communication employees' views to VCBH Management;
  • Oversees the coordination and collaboration with County and community systems; and
  • Performs other related duties as required.

Typical Qualifications
These are entrance requirements to the exam process and assure neither continuance in the process nor placement on an eligible list.

Considerable and progressively responsible behavioral health experience which has led to the acquisition of the required knowledge and abilities. The required knowledge and abilities can also be obtained by:
  • Considerable experience in behavioral health equivalent to three (3) or more years of mental health services program experience and/or substance use disorder treatment.

  • Licensed as a Clinical Social Worker, Clinical Psychologist, Professional Clinical Counselor, or Marriage and Family Therapist.
  • Previous experience in a leadership role in behavioral health service programs. This experience may include a lead or supervisory role as a Clinician, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) Coach, Mental Health Nurse, Alcohol and Drug Treatment Specialist or played a leadership role responsible for the administration of a program in a clinical setting
  • Must possess and maintain a valid California driver license at the time of hire

  • Experience monitoring and reporting on team performance including electronic health record, client outcome goals, productivity, expenditures, and revenue
  • Knowledge of quality improvement processes
  • Experience working with seriously mentally ill youth and/or adults with dual diagnosis
  • Ability to speak both English and Spanish
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

Thorough knowledge of: behavioral health assessment, treatment, and case management practices; Behavioral Health Department clinical policies and procedures; staff supervision and personnel practices; and other local public agency goals and practices.

Comprehensive ability to: supervise a multi-disciplinary team and provide clinical oversight in a Behavioral Health program, including program development; diagnose and treat persons with severe mental illness and/or treat persons with substance abuse disorders; utilize personal computing hardware and software; prepare reports; maintain medical record standards; work independently toward specific goals; provide active and positive leadership; develop community resources; work within budget constraints; respond effectively to crises; effectively handle persons who are angry, demanding, emotionally upset and/or resistant to treatment; evaluate safety and risk factors for staff and clients; maintain cooperative working relationships with staff, community members, and other governmental agencies; communicate effectively, both orally and in writing; review and legally sign-off on treatment plans, override medical necessity; and supervise Marriage and Family Therapist (MFT), Associate Marriage and Family Therapist, Associate Clinical Social Worker (ACSW), Master of Social Work (MSW), Associate Professional Clinical Counselor (APCC) and Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor (LPCC).
Recruitment Process
FINAL FILING DATE: This is a continuous recruitment and may close at any time; therefore, apply as soon as possible if you are interested in it. Your application must be received by County of Ventura Human Resources in Ventura, California, no later than 5:00 p.m. on the closing date.
To apply online, please refer to our web site at If you prefer to fill out a paper application form, please call (805) 654-5129 for application materials and submit them to County of Ventura Human Resources, 800 South Victoria Avenue, L-1970, Ventura, CA 93009.

Note to Applicants: Sufficient information must be provided under the Education/Work Experience portions of the application and supplemental questionnaire to thoroughly and accurately demonstrate your qualifications to determine eligibility. A resume may be attached to supplement your responses in the above sections; however, it may not be submitted in lieu of the application.

NOTEIf presently permanently employed in another "merit" or "civil service" public agency/entity in the same or substantively similar position as is advertised, and if appointed to that position by successful performance in a "merit" or "civil service" style examination, then appointment by "Lateral Transfer" may be possible. If interested, please click here (Download PDF reader) for additional information.
All applicants are required to complete and submit the questionnaire for this examination AT THE TIME OF FILING. This questionnaire may be used throughout the examination process to assist in determining each applicant's qualifications and acceptability for the position. Failure to complete and submit the questionnaire may result in removal of the application from further consideration.
All applications will be reviewed to determine whether the stated requirements are met. Applicants meeting the stated requirements will be invited to the next step in the examination process.
A Training and Experience Evaluation (T&E) is a structured evaluation of the job application materials submitted by a candidate, including the written responses to the supplemental questionnaire. The T&E is NOT a determination of whether the candidate meets the stated requirements; rather, the T&E is one method for determining who are the better qualified among those who have shown that they meet the stated requirements. In a T&E, applications are either scored or rank ordered according to criteria that most closely meet the business needs of the department. Candidates are typically scored/ranked in relation to one another; consequently, when the pool of candidates is exceptionally strong, many qualified candidates may receive a score or rank which is moderate or even low resulting in them not being advanced in the process.
NOTE: The selection process will likely consist of an Oral Exam, which may be preceded or replaced with the score from a Training and Experience Evaluation (T&E), contingent upon the size and quality of the candidate pool. In a typical T&E, your training and experience are evaluated in relation to the background, experience and factors identified for successful job performance during a job analysis. For this reason, it is recommended that your application materials clearly show your relevant background and specialized knowledge, skills, and abilities. It is also highly recommended that the supplemental questions within the application are completed with care and diligence. If the T&E replaces the oral exam candidates must earn a score of seventy percent (70%) or higher to qualify for placement on the eligible list.
A job-related oral examination may be conducted to evaluate and compare participating candidates' knowledge, skills, and abilities in relation to those factors which job analysis has determined to be essential for successful performance of the job. Candidates must earn a score of seventy percent (70%) or higher to qualify for placement on the eligible list.

If there are three (3) or fewer qualified applicants, an oral examination may not be conducted. Instead, a score of 70% is assigned to each application, and each applicant is placed on the eligible list.
The eligible list established from this recruitment may be used to fill current and future Regular (including Temporary and Fixed-term), Intermittent, and Extra Help vacancies for this position only. There is currently one (1) Regular vacancy.

BACKGROUND INVESTIGATION: A thorough pre-employment, post offer background investigation which may include inquiry into past employment, education, criminal background information and driving record may be required for this position.
For further information about this recruitment, please contact Denise Carrizosa via email at or by telephone at (805) 389-9793.