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2593 Health Program Coordinator III

Recruitment #TPV-2593-060273




Permanent and provisional applicants are encouraged to apply. Provisional applicants must participate in a Civil Service examination for this job classification to become permanent.


Location of Position:


The Department of Public Health’s (DPH) Community Behavioral Health Services (CBHS) Child, Youth and Family Section is accepting application for one (1) full-time position class 2593 Health Program Coordinator III to function as the Program Director-Foster Care Mental Health Program.


CBHS Child, Youth and Family Section is located at 1380 Howard Street, 5th Floor, San Francisco, CA 94103


SHIFT:  Monday through Friday, 8:00AM-5:00PM


Essential Duties:


Under the direction of the Assistant Director of Child, Youth and Family of Care, the Program Director-Foster Care Mental Program performs difficult and complex administrative tasks associated with directing the Foster Care Mental Health Program (FCMHP). The essential duties include:

¨      Plans, directs and coordinates clinical activities and policies related to the provision of mental health services for San Francisco foster children and their families in collaboration with Human Services Agency (HSA);

¨      Provides oversight and administration of the daily operation of the FCMHP, including the Clinical Team, the Authorization Team, the Medication Team and the Child and Adolescent Needs and Strengths (CANS) Assessment Team;

¨      Ensures that services provided by the FCMHP are in compliance with local, federal and state laws and regulations, quality assurance requirements and division policies and procedures;

¨      Supervises clinical and administrative staff of FCMHP and manages personnel activities of recruitment, selection, orientation, evaluation and discipline of employees;

¨      Conducts program staff meetings, Therapeutic Visitation Services inter-agency meetings and oversees the program’s clinical meetings, authorization meetings and medication clinic meetings;

¨      Monitors documentation and productivity standards in compliance with CBHS/DPH guidelines and funding streams;

¨      Maintains effective delivery of mental health services to foster children through authorization and collaborative with System of Care (SOC) clinics, the San Francisco Mental Health Plan (SFMHP)  Private Provider Network, and oversight of contracted manages care companies with Value Options and SB 785 Organizational Providers;

¨      Oversees the development of a Planning Utilization Review Quality Care (PURQC) system that insures timely and quality care as well as effective discharge planning;

¨      Collaborates with administrative and line staff of other child serving agencies, such as Department of Child, Youth and Family (DCYF), Human Services Agency (HSA), and San Francisco Unified School District (SFUSD);

¨      Oversees mental health trainings of HSA’s Protective Service Workers and San Francisco Dependency Court Officials;

¨      May represent the Child, Youth and Family Section administration at high level meetings, conferences, and seminars;

¨      Oversees the implementation of Katie A services;

¨      Oversees and responsible for the utilization of evidenced based outcome data to improve the quality of care; 

¨      Assists in the development of protocols, policies, procedures and other assignments, such as Quality Improvement Projects related to the operation and coordination of child serving community health programs; and

¨      Performs other related duties as assigned/required.  

Minimum Qualifications

1.      Possession of a baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university;  AND

2.      Three (3) years of administrative or management experience with primary responsibility for overseeing, monitoring or coordinating a program providing health care services.


Substitution:  Additional experience as required above may be substituted for the educational requirement on a year-for-year basis.



¨      Licensed Clinical Social Worker

¨      Licensed Marriage Family Therapist

¨      PhD in Psychology or counseling


How To Apply

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Applicants may be contacted by email about this announcement, and, therefore, it is their responsibility to ensure that their registered email address is accurate and kept up-to-date. Also, applicants must ensure that email from CCSF is not blocked from the following addresses. (@sfgov.org, @sfdpw.org, @sfport.com, @flysfo.com, @sfwate.org, @sfdph.org, @asainart.org, @sfmta.com)


Applicants will receive a confirmation email that their application has been received in response to every announcement for which they file. Applicants should retain this confirmation email for their records. Failure to receive this email means that the online application was not submitted or received.


All work experience, education, training and other information substantiating how you meet the minimum qualifications must be included on your application by the filing deadline. Information submitted after the filing deadline will not be considered in determining whether you meet the minimum qualifications.

Applicants completed improperly may be cause for ineligibility, disqualification or may lead to lower scores.

f you have any questions regarding this recruitment, please contact:

Kenneth Epstein PhD

Via email at Kenneth.Epstein@sfdph.org or phone at 415-255-3413

Computer kiosks are located in the lobby of the Department of Human Resources, 1 South Van Ness Avenue, 4th Floor, San Francisco, for use by the public. The hours of operation are from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Disaster Service Workers

All City and County of San Francisco employees are designated Disaster Service Workers through state and local law (California Government Code Section 3100-3109). Employment with the City requires the affirmation of a loyalty oath to this effect. Employees are required to complete all Disaster Service Worker-related training as assigned, and to return to work as ordered in the event of an emergency.



Verification of experience/education may be required at a later date.  If verification is required, failure to provide it may result in disqualification from the selection process.


SELECTION PROCEDURES:                                                    


The selection process will include an evaluation of applications in relation to minimum requirements. Depending on the number of applicants, the Department may establish and implement additional screening mechanisms to comparatively evaluate qualifications of candidates. If this becomes necessary, only those applicants whose qualifications most closely meet the needs of the Department will be invited for an interview.



  1. Applicants are encouraged to keep copies of all documents submitted. The hiring department may require applicants to submit the same documents and/or additional documents at a later date.
  2. Prior to appointment, at the Department’s expense, applicants may be required to take a TB screening test, and a medical examination.
  3. Remember to indicate: Attn: Class 2593 Health Program Coordinator III on all correspondence.



Micki Callahan

Human Resources Director

Department of Human Resources

Issued: May 03, 2013

Announcement No: TPV-2593-060273

Team DPH/AAL (415) 206-8089 (Pos No.: 01114618)



All employees hired on or after January 10, 2009 will be required (pursuant to San Francisco Charter Section A8.432) to contribute 2% of pre-tax compensation to fund retiree healthcare. In addition, most employees are required to make a member contribution towards retirement, typically 7.5% of compensation. For more information on these provisions, please contact the personnel office of the hiring agency.

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