Walton County Sheriff's Office - Community Mental Health and Substance Abuse Program Manager

Job Overview

Department Walton County Sheriff's Office
TypeCivilian
Job TitleCommunity Mental Health and Substance Abuse Program Manager
Salary$67,500 Minimum (Based on Experience)
Deadline Dec 31, 2024 11:59 PM Eastern
Contactwork@waltonso.org
Location Defuniak Springs , FL
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Job Announcement

Walton County Sheriff's Office, FL

General Statement of Job

Oversee a program designed to break the cycle of repeated entry into the criminal justice system, reduce the inappropriate use of jails to persons with serious mental illness, and provide alternatives to incarceration to non-violent persons with mental health and/or substance abuse disorders. Responsible for developing and executing outreach strategies and initiatives to ensure the program and staff achieve the agency’s mission. Developing collaborative working agreements with service providers to ensure continuity of care for all individuals participating in the outreach program. Submitting monthly grant deliverable reports for grant reimbursement.  


Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in social work, psychology, or related field, and
  • Four (4) years of experience in case management, social work, or substance abuse treatment, and
  • Two (2) years of experience in program management
  • Or equivalent combination of education and experience. 

Preferred Qualifications

  • Master’s degree in Counseling, Psychology, Social Work, or related field, preferred. 
  • Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC) certification or Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) Certification

Essential Job Functions

Outreach Program: 

  • Supervise the work of two (2) Community Outreach Coordinators.
  • Develop Outreach Program policies and procedures.
  • Develop and implement program strategies and initiatives to support the organization's goals and objectives.
  • Draft Outreach Program Policies and Procedures
  • Oversee the day-to-day operations of the program, including managing staff, budgeting, and resource allocation.
  • Collaborate with internal and external stakeholders to ensure program success and effectiveness.
  • Monitor program outcomes and evaluate program performance to identify areas for improvement.
  • Provide leadership and guidance to program staff, ensuring adherence to policies and procedures.
  • Coordinate and facilitate meetings, trainings, and workshops related to the program.
  • Monitor program participation, success, and recidivism.
  • Perform all other related duties as assigned. 

Community Mental Health Unit (Deputies):

  • Develop deputy mental health unit policies and procedures.
  • Recommend training, courses, and certifications for deputies assigned to the mental health deputy team and ensure compliance with grant requirements
  • Participate in community events and network to build connections with community resources.
  • Conduct internal meetings with LMHC, bureau chief(s), outreach coordinator, mental health deputies, and community paramedics.
  • Participate in continuing education and in-service training to maintain professional capabilities and proficiency and attend mandatory and other training as required.
  • Perform all other related duties as assigned. 

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Knowledge of community resources.
  • Knowledge of addiction counseling principles and practices
  • Familiarity with medical terminology related to addiction treatment.
  • Proficient in data collection, analysis, and reporting.
  • Understanding of public health principles and practices.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to work effectively with a diverse community.
  • Ability to educate and engage community on the program(s) through public speaking.

Standards to Perform Job Functions

Physical Requirements:

  • Sit up to 6 hours per day
  • Stand up 4 hours per day
  • Walk up 4 hours per day
  • Frequently lift up to 10 lbs.
  • Occasionally lift up to 20 lbs.
  • Frequently bend, reach, or twist

Walton County Sheriff's Office is an Equal Opportunity Employer. In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Walton County Sheriff's Office will provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities and encourages both prospective and current employees to discuss potential accommodations with the employer. Veterans are encouraged to apply. Pursuant to applicable state and federal law, preference and priority shall be given to certain service members and veterans (including spouses and family members of such service members and veterans), and certain service members may be eligible for waiver of post-secondary educational requirements as provided in Chapter 295, Florida Statutes. 

Please direct questions regarding this position to work@waltonso.org


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