Manager, Health Linkages Program

North Santa Barbara County, Mid Santa Barbara County, South Santa Barbara County
Full Time, Part Time
Santa Barbara County Education Office

Ideal candidate:

You are an excellent communicator, both orally and in writing. You are adept at working with

diverse clientele representing varying roles. You take your responsibilities seriously and can

be trusted to follow through on program plans, goals, and tasks. You are willing and able to

provide some direct services to program participants. You are extremely organized, flexible,

and calm under pressure. Above all, you are committed to empowering families and children

through an integrated, comprehensive, and high-quality system of health education and



The position:

Under general direction, plan, execute, and administer countywide collaboratives and Health

Linkages programs. The Manager, Health Linkages Programs collaborates with program

partners to improve the health of children, families, and the wider community of Santa

Barbara County.


Specific duties and responsibilities:

•Plan, organize and execute countywide Health Linkages programs according to the goals

and objectives of the program.

•Monitor program activities, maintain records and data as required to document achievement

of performance outcomes as defined by the scope of work for program grants; coordinate

activities, goals, objectives and evaluations with participating programs; develop procedures

for the programs to include research-informed and best practices.

•Recruit providers to participate in targeted programs; maintain and update

provider/resource lists; procure health and educational materials for programs.

•May supervise program staff, including: interviewing and selecting staff; providing

training and professional development to staff; making assignments, reviewing work in

progress or upon completion, and assisting staff in resolving problems or errors; setting

performance standards, providing performance feedback to staff, and preparing performance

evaluations; providing counseling to employees and initiating corrective action or the

progressive discipline process as needed.

•Work with Health Linkages staff and community partners to schedule volunteer providers

and coordinate preventative education for students, parents and providers; help to identify

gaps in health services in Santa Barbara County.

•Schedule and facilitate regular meetings with community partners, Family and Health

Advocates, and their supervisors to assess needs for health education and services, review

program data, and monitor program performance.

•Collaborate with the Director of Children and Family Resource Services, SBCEO fiscal

department staff, and administrative staff to establish billing and reimbursement procedures

for health providers.

•Attend and actively participate in appropriate committees, workgroups, meetings,

conferences, and trainings throughout Santa Barbara County, the region, and the state.

•Act as spokesperson representing the interests of Health Linkages programs; maintain

effective internal and external public relations.

•Assist in grant writing to maintain or expand Health Linkages programs; complete reports

as required; incorporate new resources as available to enhance or achieve program goals.

•Perform general administrative duties as directed, and other duties as assigned.




•Principles and practices of program administration and professional development

•Budget development and management

•Current principles and practices in community health

•Local, state and national laws and policies affecting community health

•Program development and evaluation

•Effective grant writing strategies

•Data collection and management methods

•Strategic planning

•Group facilitation methods and practices

•Standard written and spoken English

•Standard office productivity software

•Community organizations, resources and services

•Community outreach and engagement techniques

Depending on assignment, knowledge of oral health education and dental care may be




•Communicate effectively, both orally and in writing

•Research, write and present reports

•Write and manage grants

•Interact with and maintain cooperative relationships with diverse levels of staff and the


•Lead and work effectively with groups to accomplish goals and meet deadlines

•Organize, implement and evaluate training programs

•Operate a computer and other office equipment and related software programs

•Work independently, exercise sound judgment, and assume responsibility for completion of


•Coordinate work of third parties over whom one has no supervisory authority

•Work with frequent interruptions

•Adapt to diverse populations, environments, and requirements

•Establish and maintain working relationships with individuals from diverse socioeconomic


•Maintain confidential health records

•Sufficient visual acuity to read written materials and computer screens

•Sufficient hand-eye coordination and finger dexterity to write and use a computer keyboard,

mouse or other pointing device

Depending on assignment, ability to speak, read, and write Spanish fluently may be



Education and experience:

Education: Bachelor’s degree in health, public administration, or other related field.

Experience: Two years of experience administering health or social services programs that

included responsibility for two or more of the following: needs assessment, program

development, program review, case management, data collection and analysis, grant writing,

budget management, group facilitation, professional development, and workshop/event


Additional relevant experience may be substituted for education on a year-for-year basis.

Depending on assignment, valid California licensure in a health-related field (such as

Registered Nurse, Registered Dental Hygienist, or Registered Dental Assistant) may be

substituted for a bachelor’s degree.


Licenses and certificates:

Possession of a valid California driver’s license and the use of a dependable vehicle are



Working conditions:

Positions in this classification are considered generally sedentary. Most work is performed

while sitting at a desk and usually involves extensive use of computers, telephones, and

other office equipment. Strenuous physical activity — such as lifting and carrying heavy

objects, crawling, or stooping — is not generally associated with this position. This position is

not typically exposed to significant safety hazards. Incumbent may occasionally be required

to wear personal protective equipment when performing certain duties, such as when

applying fluoride varnish.

Local travel to a variety of locations, as well as occasional overnight travel, is required.

Occasional attendance at evening and weekend meetings and events is also required.



Examination: The recruitment will be Dual Certification, resulting in internal and external

candidates being ranked together as a group according to final combined scores. The

qualifying examination may consist of a written, oral, or performance examination, or any

combination thereof. Candidates who demonstrate the strongest background relative to the

responsibilities of the position will be invited to participate in the examination process.

Candidates must pass all parts of the examination/s to be placed on the eligibility list and will

be ranked according to a scoring system determined by the Director, Human Resources. If

you require an accommodation during any of these selection procedures, please notify

Human Resources by the deadline date specified in this announcement.

Examination dates: The written examination for this classification is tentatively scheduled

for 5/2/2022. The oral examination for this classification is tentatively scheduled for

5/10/2022. If your application meets the screening criteria, you will receive additional

information regarding the examination process including an official invitation to participate.

Eligibility list: This position is open to applicants including current employees and those

from the general public. All applicants must meet minimum qualifications to be invited to the

respective examination/s. Dual certification results in one integrated eligibility list based on


Office locations: 4400 Cathedral Oaks Road, Santa Barbara; 402 Farnel Road, Santa Maria

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