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Behavioral Health Program Manager

Company: City of Mesquite, TX
Location: Mesquite
Posted on: June 6, 2021

Job Description:


Responsible for planning, organizing, implementing, directing, coordinating and evaluation of the City of Mesquite sponsored Southeast Collaboration Crisis Intervention Team (SCCIT). Coordinate with regional mental health and substance abuse centers, as well as other Federal, State, and County agencies to facilitate the accomplishment of the SCCIT program mission objectives. These services are provided for the general public in coordination with public safety within the participating cities.


  • General supervision is provided by the Director of Neighborhood Services.


  • Responsible for the management, support, and over-all quality/effectiveness of the Mesquite Sponsored SCCIT program.
  • Serve as liaison between Federal, State, County, and other funding sources.
  • Administration of grants by complying with all document requirements; reporting financial information; developing tracking mechanisms; ensuring the integrity of all reporting statistics; seeking and preparing grant applications and budget requests; and completing all grant reporting documents as required in a timely manner.
  • Serve as a liaison between city management, staff members, and referred clients and provide coordination of functions and advocacy of services provided by the program.
  • Participate with the Director of Neighborhood Services, Fire Chief designate, Police Chief designate, SCCIT Governance Board, and SCCIT Advisory Board in the planning, implementation, and on-going evaluation of the quality and effectiveness of client care and support services.
  • Participate in case conferences and team meetings to review individual needs and service plans.
  • Provide on-going liaison with area mental health and substance abuse agencies.
  • Develop with the Director of Neighborhood Services the SCCIT unit's budget, staffing, and resource needs as identified by the SCCIT Governance Board.
  • Prepare written reports and analyses; prepare presentations, tables, graphs for publication and/or presentations.
  • Research and analyze a variety of factors related to client needs, best practices, and program funding sources.
  • Act as SCCIT liaison with the communities of the Southeastern Collaboration, other agencies/organizations, and the Federal, State, and County governments.
  • Attend various inter and intra-agency meetings, State conferences workshops, and other professional events.
  • Work with the Director of Neighborhood Services to negotiate and develop agreements with outside organizations and companies to provide necessary mental health and/or substance abuse services to referred clients.
  • Prepare proposals for various grant and funding sources in support and enhancement of the SCCIT.
  • Conduct staff meetings, workshops, and conferences to promote, communicate and initiate the activities of the SCCIT.
  • Advise assigned staff in professional and/or administrative matters.
  • Select, hire, and evaluate professional and support staff.
  • Plan and oversee the proper orientation, training, development, and supervision of all assigned SCCIT staff.
  • Organize and manage teams effectively.
  • Utilize behavioral and physical techniques in emergency situations to prevent injury to clients, staff, and others.
  • Perform related work as assigned and adapt to changing work requirements.
  • Demonstrate ethical conduct in all professional activities.
  • Maintain regular and punctual attendance.



  • Master's degree in Counseling, Psychology, Social Work from an accredited college/university or related field.
  • Two years of behavior health administrative experience.
  • Licensed in the State of Texas (LCSW or LPC).


  • Any combination of related education, experience, certifications, and licenses that will result in a candidate successfully performing the essential functions of the job.


  • Possession of a valid driver's license.


  • Monday - Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.


This position does not require a physical for employment.

Applicants with disabilities meeting the job requirements and capable of performing the essential functions of the job, either on their own or with reasonable accommodations, are encouraged to apply.

Keywords: City of Mesquite, TX, Mesquite , Behavioral Health Program Manager, Other , Mesquite, Texas

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