Job Opportunity

Director of Mental Health Services
Santa Cruz County

Date Posted:

February 15, 2013


$131,414 – 176,051 Annually


This executive management position oversees all mental health and substance abuse services provided to the community, 210 county positions and approximately $20 million in contract agencies. The position reports to the Health Services Agency Director and works extensively with key stakeholders in mental health and substance abuse on community planning and service delivery.


The ideal candidate will be experienced, energetic and an innovative leader with good communication and people skills. An understanding of mental health administration, finance and mental health best practice models is preferred. The Director of Mental Health Services will play a critical role in partnering with the senior leadership team in strategic decision making and operations as the County Health Services Agency continues to enhance its quality programming and build capacity to prepare for Federal Health Care Reform activities as well as the State Realignment programs.

How To Apply:

For more information and to apply online go to  or call Nisha Patel, Employment Services Manager of the County of Santa Cruz Personnel Department at (831) 454-2600. Hearing Impaired TDD# (831) 454-2123.

Final Deadline:

April 5, 2013

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