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Behavioral Health Program Manager

  2024-06-25     County of Santa Cruz     701 Ocean Street, Room 510     $9,013 - 12,031 month  


  • Plans, organizes, directs, coordinates and evaluates the services of major programs within the County's Behavioral Health Division. 
  • Coordinates and acts as liaison between assigned program areas, division management, and other State/County agencies.
  • Assists the Director and Sr. Behavioral Health Managers in the overall administration of the Behavioral Health Division. 
  • Employees in this classification supervise the work of professional, technical and clerical staff.


  • At least three years of licensed or certified professional experience in a multidisciplinary behavioral health program, which includes experience in administrative management and/or clinical supervision that demonstrates possession of the knowledge and abilities.


  • Completion of academic coursework and training as defined in Title IX of the California Administrative Code of one of the following:
  • Ph.D. in clinical psychology from an accredited school; Master's degree in Social Work from an accredited school of social work; Master's degree in Marriage Family Therapy, Psychology, Counseling, or a related field from an accredited school; Bachelor`s degree in nursing from an accredited school or Master`s degree as a Nurse-Practitioner.

  • Special Requirements: License Requirement: Possession of a valid California class C driver license. Possession of one of the following California licenses or certifications: Clinical Psychologist; Registered Nurse; Clinical Social Worker; (LCSW) Marriage Family Therapist (MFT), Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor. If licensed or certified in another state, must obtain an appropriate California license or certification within eighteen months from the date of employment. If working in a mental health setting, must be licensed as a Clinical Psychologist, Registered Nurse, Clinical Social Worker or Marriage Family Therapist.

Live and work in beautiful Santa Cruz County!

The County`s natural beauty spans from its coastal beaches to its redwood forests. The County also has excellent shopping throughout the local communities and features a lively downtown area in the City of Santa Cruz.

Paid holidays, excellent benefits and CalPERS retirement!

The County of Santa Cruz offers a generous benefits package which includes annual leave, paid holidays, medical, dental, vision and retirement benefits!

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