Mental Health Systems, Inc.

  • Vice President

    Job Locations US-CA-Colton
    Req No.
    Regular Full-Time
  • About our Program and Organization

    Mental Health Systems is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization committed to delivering innovative mental health, substance abuse, supportive housing, veteran, and recovery services. MHS provides over 75 broad-ranging programs that offer safety-net services and employs over 800 dedicated individuals across 6 California counties; Contra Costa, Fresno, Kern, Kings, San Bernardino, and San Diego.   Since 1978, Mental Health System’s client-centered, strengths-based solutions have been designed to offer comprehensive, culturally competent programs that embody our core values of Excellence, Hope, Action, Innovation, Integrity, and Dignity. MHS has a commitment toward reducing stigma and improving access to care using the principle of “whatever it takes”. MHS offers a generous benefits package including medical, dental, vision, company sponsored retirement plan, employee assistance program, generous holidays, vacation, and sick (please see handbook for full list of qualifying criteria).

    Job Summary and Responsibilities

    The Vice President is responsible for the oversight and management of all assigned programs operated by MHS, including contract compliance, performance outcomes, administrative and clinical supervision, budgetary compliance, financial performance and community outreach.  This position will have primary oversight for the substance use disorder division (SUD).  


    • Trains and supervises Program Managers within Division related to clinical and administrative duties.
    • Provides individual and group clinical supervision for Program Managers.
    • Active member of MHS Leadership Team. Contributes to company policies and procedures, strategic planning, procurement of new business, and the advancement of clinical services.
    • Ensures contract compliance; monitors and supervises achievement of program objectives.
    • Monitors program operations and productivity; ensures ongoing, accurate quality assurance systems and improvement practices.
    • Approves hiring decisions; assists with recruitment, retention strategies, and hiring of Program Managers.
    • Assists Program Managers with performance feedback, disciplinary actions, and succession planning.
    • Reviews and approves staff evaluations; completes Program Manager evaluations and salary increases and/or incentives as indicated.
    • Ensures program budgetary compliance and prudent financial management.
    • Ensures compliance with MHS policies and procedures including HIPAA standards.
    • Guides programs to use evidence-based, best practices and innovative treatment.
    • Attends relevant community forums to represent and promote MHS and its services.
    • Corresponds with funders and County, State, or Federal representatives in order to maintain positive and transparent partnerships.
    • Explores new and potential business opportunities within the region and actively participates in all aspects of development, including grant writing, strategic planning, and program design and start-up.
    • Assists Grants Department as Subject Matter Expert, works with Program Financial Management to prepare proposed budgets, and reviews proposals/grants as needed.
    • Attends County meetings, conferences, and regional associations and committees to improve County Systems of Care, collaborate with community-based providers, and promote MHS services.
    • Demonstrates commitment to professional growth by attending in-service trainings and staff development programs, and seeking supervision/coaching when needed.


    • A minimum of a Bachelor of Arts or a Bachelor of Sciences degree in social services, social work, or a related degree. Master's degree preferred.
    • A minimum of 5 years working knowledge and experience with current SUD treatments.     
    • A minimum of 3 years of supervisory experience.
    • Alcohol and Other Drug (AOD) Certified preferred.
    • Licensed or licensed eligible (LCSW, LMFT, Ph.D.) in the State of CA preferred.
    • Experience utilizing and training on evidence-based and best practices.
    • Experience providing individual and group clinical supervision.
    • Experience developing, monitoring, and revising program operating budgets.
    • Experience and understanding of County, State and Federal funding streams. 


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