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Family Services Administrator
City of Fremont, East Bay

Community Services

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Close Date: Jul 30, 2013
Salary: $89,985.00 - $121,479.00 Annually


Family Services Administrator

Youth and Family Services

$89,985 — $121,479 annually plus a great benefits package


Do you believe that by strengthening families and children we build healthier adults and communities?  Have you developed mental health programs that engage families as well as address the mental health needs of children?  Are you able to motivate and lead a dedicated, multi-cultural, multi-disciplinary clinical team that serves a diverse community?  The Youth and Family Services Division of Fremont’s Human Services Department may be the place for you!


Fremont, a City on the Move!

Recently ranked fifth on the “Best Run Cities in America” list by 24/7 Wall St. as well as fifth on the list of “100 Top Cities for Raising Kids” by Children’s Health magazine, the City of Fremont is continuing to move forward!  Located in the heart of the Bay Area and Silicon Valley, Fremont prides itself on innovation, green technology, and a family friendly atmosphere.  With a diverse population of over 215,000 residents, 57% of Fremont residents speak a language other than English at home. 

As a full service City, Fremont employs over 840 regular employees and has a 35-year commitment to addressing the social service needs of the community through the Human Service Department, which works to support a vibrant community through services that empower individuals, strengthen families, encourage self-sufficiency, enhance neighborhoods and foster a high quality of life.


The Position

YFS’s role in Human Services is to promote the social and emotional well being  of children (ages zero through twenty-one) and their caregivers through family-focused mental health programs in a variety of community settings;  organize community partners to address unmet needs through YFS’s counseling center at the FRC, on school campuses, in clients’ homes and at the Fremont Police Department. YFS  addresses delinquent youth behavior by promoting school success and also supports youth facing significant mental health challenges.

The YFS Family Administrator leads a team that provides a continuum of mental health services from primary prevention and early intervention to treatment.  YFS partners with local schools, parents, County Health, Behavior Health, and Probation services and community service providers.  


Examples of Duties

Under the direction of the Human Services Director:

  • Lead the work of a clinical and administrative team to develop and implement mental health programs that support children and their families from diverse cultural and socio-economic backgrounds

  • Engage consumers and community partners to assess community needs and existing/project capabilities

  • Perform strategic planning and recommend strategic directions that align with department and City goals

  • Establish policies, priorities and standards of practice for programs, including training, project monitoring, evaluation and cost effectiveness

  • Evaluate staffing levels; plan, organize, assign, review and evaluate the work of assigned team

  • Promote quality practice by implementing a Results Based Accountability (RBA) program

  • Develop and implement a division marketing program which includes use of social media

  • Ensure the division’s financial sustainability by leveraging public and private funding mechanisms, grants and private funding opportunities

  • Write grants, planning documents and program effectiveness reports

  • Monitor fiscal performance of the division; prepare and justify budget requests which include EPSDT and fee for service programs

  • Work effectively with other Department Managers

  • Represent the Division to the community and policy makers.

Education and Experience

The successful candidate will have any combination of education and/or experience that provides the knowledge, skills and abilities necessary for satisfactory job performance.  Appropriate background may include a Master’s Degree in psychology, social welfare, public health or a comparable field,  five to seven years of progressively responsible experience developing clinical programs to meet the diverse needs of children and their families and a minimum of three years experience in senior management.

This position requires the ability to travel independently within and outside of City limits, and proficiency with Microsoft Office as well as several electronic information systems used for clinical records, personnel and financial management.  Candidates with bilingual skills and a clinical license in California are encouraged to apply.


Ideal Candidate

We are searching for a self-motivated leader who possesses strong written and oral communication abilities and has a proven record for leading effective teams providing innovative and high quality programs, extensive knowledge of effective community mental health practices including prevention and early intervention strategies; familiarity and experience with the public systems serving children and families (schools, special education, juvenile justice, social services, Medi-Cal and Medicare); the ability to draw on quantitative and anecdotal data to assess community needs and improve program impacts; strong fiscal management skills and familiarity with complex funding streams.


To Apply:

To be considered for this position, submit a completed City application, resume, cover letter and Supplemental Questionnaire:

  • Through our online application system at or;

  • To the Human Resources Department at 3300 Capitol Avenue, Building B, Fremont, CA 94538

The first review of applications is Noon on July 30, 2013.  Applications received after this date may not be considered and the position may close without notice. Interested applicants are encouraged to apply immediately. 


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