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Mental Health Coordinator

Company: Stanislaus County Behavioral Health and Recovery S
Location: Modesto
Posted on: September 24, 2018

Job Description:


Stanislaus County is located in Central California within 90 minutes of the San Francisco Bay Area, the Silicon Valley, Sacramento, the Sierra Nevada Mountains and California's Central Coast. With an estimated 538,388 people calling this area home, the community reflects a region rich in diversity with a strong sense of community. Two of California's major north-south transportation routes (Interstate 5 and Highway 99) intersect the area and the County has quickly become one of the dominant logistics center locations on the west coast.

The County is home to a vibrant arts community with the world-class Gallo Center for the Arts, a symphony orchestra, and abundant visual and performing arts. Stanislaus County is a global center for agribusiness, positioned by its mild Mediterranean climate, rich soils and progressive farming practices.

The area is recognized internationally for agricultural innovation with wine, almonds, poultry, milk, cattle, and walnuts being some of the features industries. The County is also home to Stanislaus State University, Modesto Junior College and benefits from satellite locations of other high quality educational institutions. The County was established in 1854 and has a total land area of 1,515 square miles. Temperatures range from an average low of 38 degrees Fahrenheit in the winter, to an average high of 85 degrees in the summer.


Behavioral Health and Recovery Services is committed to behavioral health principles that are responsive to both mental health and alcohol and drug issues. Our scope of services includes, but is not limited to, inpatient and outpatient psychiatric services, alcohol and other drug services, behavioral education and prevention, public guardian functions and advocacy. We offer these services throughout Stanislaus County at Behavioral Health and Recovery Services managed sites and partner with community agencies and other County departments.


The Mental Health Coordinator (MHC) plans, organizes and supervises a program or team, which includes direct client care, indirect client care and/or administrative coordination, and support of behavioral health and related activities. This classification may also include providing clinical supervision based upon the licensure of the incumbents and their subordinates. Incumbents receive direction from a Manager III or a higher-level department administrator. Incumbents typically supervise professional, paraprofessional and support staff, and are responsible for guiding, advising, consulting, and coordinating work in a specific program area. Although specific duties may vary depending on the job location, the focus of duties is on the coordination and supervision of a program and/or staff; incumbents are expected, however, to have clinical or professional expertise in a behavioral health field. Positions in this classification are typically located in behavioral health or substance use disorder sites.


  • Plan, organize and supervise the work of staff in a direct service program;
  • Discuss or interpret departmental rules and programs to staff and the public;
  • Assist and participate in the development of in-service staff development programs;
  • Work with other supervisors in coordinating the activities of professional and technical staff;
  • Represent the agency and resolve issues in a multidisciplinary team;
  • Evaluate the effectiveness of policies and procedures;
  • Apply principles of employee discipline when appropriate;
  • Direct research studies and prepare reports;
  • Represent the department at conferences and public meetings;
  • Assist in the development of community resources for programs;
  • Receive and prepare correspondence;
  • Evaluate the performance of personnel and take or recommend appropriate courses of action;
  • Implement systematic changes regarding Electronic Health Record (EHR) system;
  • Act as a department representative on community committees;
  • Bridge the gap between upper management and direct Service staff;
  • Monitor clerical operations and compliance of timeframes;
  • Communicate with fiscal staff, monitor budgets and distribute wrap around funds;
  • Monitor that clients' needs are being met and productivity is maintained by staff;
  • Engage in efforts to reduce stigma in individuals and community;
  • Promote team building and good morals;
  • Coordinate the operations of the facility and maintain a safe work environment;
  • Provide effective clinical and behavioral interventions;
  • Adhere to documentation policy in accordance with State and Federal guidelines;
  • Implement and monitor Results Based Accountability outcomes;
  • Use multiple sources of data, reports and outcomes to help manage team;
  • Advocate for staff when necessary; and
  • Other duties as assigned.


    • Apply the recovery principles of behavioral health practice;
    • Plan, organize and direct the work of subordinate staff;
    • Strong personal and professional ethics;
    • Apply effective interpersonal skills;
    • Develop and maintain cooperative relationships with community groups and resource agencies;
    • Present oral and written reports concisely and clearly;
    • Analyze a situation accurately and adopt an effective course of action;
    • Assess safety and risk factors;
    • Demonstrate a commitment to the safety, permanency and well-being of children, vulnerable adults, and families;
    • Train and mentor staff in strength-based practice;
    • Evaluate staff and recommend disciplinary action when appropriate;
    • Maintain professional and ethical boundarieS;
    • Perform in accordance with the ethical guidelines of the social work profession;
    • Work as a positive team member and to define roles; and
    • Use effective and assertive communication, problemsolving and conflict resolution skills.


      • Principles, methods and resources in the field of public health, mental health, education, correction and rehabilitation;
      • Techniques of staff supervision, evaluating, training, and casework consultation to staff;
      • Principles of community organization;
      • Resources available in the community for referral or utilization in social service programs;
      • Peer/consumer value in the work place;
      • Mental Health Services Act essential elements and Four Transformational Elements
      • Client driven strength-based culturally competent treatment; and
      • Multi-cultural skills, knowledge and experience.


        • Graduation from an accredited graduate program with receipt of a master's degree and within one (1) year of the date of hire in the State of California obtain a License as a Clinical Social Worker (LCSW), Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor (LPCC) or a Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT); AND
        • Meet qualifications to participate in a Short-Doyle program; AND
        • Two (2) years of experience performing duties comparable to the Stanislaus County Mental Health Clinician I or II classification.

          Keywords: Stanislaus County Behavioral Health and Recovery S, Salinas , Mental Health Coordinator, Healthcare , Modesto, California

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