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Mental Health Manager

Elk Grove, California, United States
February 22, 2019

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Gavin W. McCluskey

Resume/Curriculum Vitae

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Sacramento, California, USA 95834

Home: 916-***-****

Cell: 916-***-****


To provide progressive team leadership in developing and enhancing programs and business

practices through proven managerial techniques in either the public, non-profit or private sectors


January, 2017 –December, 2018, Director of Behavioral Health Clinical Services, Sacramento

Native American Health Center, Sacramento, California

• Administration and oversight of all behavioral health services and supervisory

responsibility including mental health and alcohol and other drug treatment services in a

primary care setting of an Federally Qualified Health care center (FQHC).

• Administration and oversight of all behavioral health grant related requirements and

regulatory responsibilities

• Oversee a staff of 15 including LCSW Clinicians, CADAAC’s, a Physician Assistant, a

Psychiatrist, two medical assistants and subordinate paraprofessionals administering

group treatment in multiple areas of Batterer’s Intervention, Red road alcohol and other

drug treatment, Anger management, and Parenting classes, and traditional healing

techniques and Two spirit LGBTQ groups

January, 2016 to December, 2016, Private Practice on contract for Linder Psychiatric

• Diverse practice encompassing treatment in the following areas: PTSD, Adults Molested

as Children, Adult children of Alcoholics, Depression, Anxiety, Alcohol and other drug

treatment and evaluation and child and adolescent treatment and couples and marriage


January, 2015 to November, 2015, Private Consultant

• Contracted services in Forensics and training to Correctional Officers and treatment of

chronically mentally ill patient inmates in the California Correctional and Rehabilitation

institution of Solano in Vacaville

May, 2012 –July, 2014 Manager, Out-Patient Corporate Compliance, Sierra Vista Hospital,

Sacramento, California

• Responsibility for Managing the day to day operations for the Out-Patient treatment programs

of Partial Hospitalization Chemical Dependency Intensive Out-Patient, Intensive Out-Patient

Services and Dual Hospitalization Program treatment with Sierra Vista Hospital

• Managerial and supervisory responsibility for all aspects of clinical treatment and treatment

team oversight of Physicians, Nursing and Clinicians

• Continuation of Co-Managerial responsibilities for Out-Patient Corporate Compliance in

fulfillment of the UHS Corporate Integrity Agreement from its commencement in May, 2012

• Ensure Federal and State regulatory mandates are complied with in Sierra Vista’s OutPatient

Services programs

• Ensure compliance with JCAHO, HIPPA, and the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services

(CMS) regulations in accord with the Universal Health Services, Inc. Corporate Integrity

Agreement with CMS commencing May 1, 2012

• Auditing all Medicare medical records for MD, Clinician, and Nursing compliance requirements

for documentation and initiating corrective action and conducting training to ensure corrective

action is adhered to

• Reporting out to the Director of Out-Patient Services, the CEO and other corporate entities in

regular reports to ensure full compliance and maximized reimbursement

January, 2011 –April, 2012

Director of Social Services, Sierra Vista Hospital, Sacramento, California

• Direct and manage a team of 32 Supervisors, Clinicians, Chemical Dependency Counselors,

Social Workers and Discharge Planners in a 120 bed in-patient behavioral care psychiatric


• Develop Plans of Corrective Action in responding to JCAHO, HIPPA, and State regulatory

and Federal CMS audit of hospital procedures for the Social Services Department

• Direct the implementation the Department of Juvenile Justice (DJJ) contract for custodial

housing and treatment for referred wards for Welfare and Institutions Code 5150, including the

facility physical makeover of the designated unit to fulfill State regulatory statutes, assuring

proposed staffing met contract requirements and ensuring treating and custodial staff were

trained to both State and Federal regulatory guidelines

• Provide treatment team supervision and re-structure of the Social Services Department to

enhance hospital operations, reduce audited outlier scores for quality improvement and

maximize insurance reimbursement for patient care

• Conduct clinical supervision of MFT interns and ASW interns in pre-licensure clinical hours in

accordance with The California Department of Consumer Affairs’ Board of Behavioral

Sciences requirements.

November, 2009 -January, 2011

Clinical Supervisor, Volunteers in Victim Assistance (VIVA), Sacramento,


• Supervise eight (8) Marriage and Family Therapist Interns and Licensed Clinical Social Work

Associates in the provision of counseling advocacy, and psychotherapy to victims of violent

crime, write grants, and provide administrative oversight in support of community based

agency goals and objectives

• Serve on the VIVA Board of Directors and train volunteer advocates in addition to clinical staff

January, 2007 -November, 2009

Private Organizational Consultant on Mental Health, Social Services and

Criminal Justice Programs, Province of Alberta, Canada

Conduct training and oversight to governmental and community based organizations on

programmatic implementation including grant writing and inter-agency memoranda of

understanding in fulfilling Federal and Provincial regulatory requirements

February, 2003 - January, 2007 Manager, Licensing and Certification Field Operations

Department of Alcohol and Drug Programs, Residential and Outpatient

Programs Compliance Branch, Sacramento, California

Supervise and train 15.0 FTE field operations senior analysts in the administration to

license and certify approximately 900 alcohol and other drug treatment programs and

facilities in the State of California providing alcohol and other drug treatment

August, 2001 -February, 2003

Supervisory Manager, Department for Alcohol and Drug Programs, Office of

Criminal Justice Collaboration, Sacramento, California

• Manage policy and program development of the Substance Abuse and Crime Prevention Act

(SACPA of 2000), with the passage of Proposition 36, mandating drug treatment for eligible

non-violent drug offenders

• Provide supervision direction to senior analyst staff in promulgating regulations and guidelines

for the successful implementation of SACPA of 2000

• Review and approve 58 California County plans for SACPA’s implementation in the allocated

funding of $120 million per fiscal year, maintain budget plans and objectives, plan and conduct

statewide training, provide supervision to the staffing of SACPA’s Statewide Advisory Group;

and ensure criminal justice collaboration in the interpretation of public policy to the judiciary,

law enforcement, probation, parole, other impacted state agencies, treatment providers and

Proposition 36 proponents

August, 2000 – July, 2001 State Point of Contact

Governor’s Office of Criminal Justice Planning, Sacramento, California

• California Counter-Drug Procurement Program State Point of Contact Manager for the transfer

of Federal Excess Equipment (Public Law Sections 1033 and 1122) to local and California

state law enforcement agencies

• Screen, train applicants, and approve law enforcement contract applications for acceptance

into the multi-million dollar program of transferred equipment and administer its budget

• Supervise California National Guardsmen, California Highway Patrolmen, local law

enforcement, and support administrative personnel assigned to the program

1989 – 2000

Senior Program Specialist,

Governor’s Office of Criminal Justice Planning, Sacramento California

Provide grants and contract administration in diverse public safety and Victim services

programs, including the following: (1989 to 1993: Sexual Assault, Domestic Violence and

Child Abuse branches, 1993 to 1997: Anti-Drug Abuse branch, 1997 to 2000:

Victim/Witness branch

• Ensure million dollar grants and contracts were obligated and monitored for Federal and State

regulatory compliance

• Interpret Federal Public law, State statute, Gubernatorial decree and Legislative authority in

developing legislative mandated programs impacting local governments and community

based organizations

• Create and implement request for proposal, request for application, and interagency

memoranda of understanding for grants and other funding sources

• Develop and conduct statewide training in diverse public safety and victim services

programmatic areas

• Facilitate local meetings and steering committees of local officials impacted by funding

• Coordinate curriculum development in training sexual assault examiners and victim service

advocates and coordinators

• Prepare budget change proposals, conduct legislative analysis and develop legislative

proposals for submission to the Governor’s Office

• Served as assigned staff to the Gubernatorial and Legislatively appointed California Council

on Criminal Justice as well as the Ad Hoc Victim/Witness State Advisory Group

• Serve as principle co-author in promulgating complex forms and curriculae in forensic

examinations involving adult and child sexual assault and abuse

1987 – 1989

Social Services Supervisor/Social Worker; Master’s Degree

Sacramento County Department of Social Services, Sacramento, California

• Supervised a unit of 8 social workers conducting elder abuse investigations

• Assigned and prioritized elder abuse cases for investigation

• Participated in inter-agency meetings relating to senior’s issues in Sacramento county

• Provide public education and outreach on elder abuse

• Provide training to mandated reporters of elder abuse

• Conducted psychosocial and mental status assessments, as needed, on dependent and elder

abuse victims

• Coordinate and prepare local reports of elder abuse incidence for state Departments of Social

Services and Health Services

1986 -1987

Psychotherapist, Master’s Degree

North Area Mental Health Center (County Contract Health Center) Sacramento,


• Brief counseling and crisis oriented therapy for patients attending the primary mental health

provider of services to North Sacramento involving individual, conjoint and group therapeutic


• Medication management and after care review of assigned caseload of approximately 30


1985 – 1986

Psychiatric Social Worker

Sacramento County Mental Health Center, Sacramento California

• Crisis psychiatric assessment of Welfare and Institution (W & I) 5150 detainees, brief therapy,

and referral for treatment

• Psycho-social-medical assessment of in-patients on three day, 14 day and 90 day W & I holds

for treatment

1975 – 1985

Social Worker IV

Alberta Department of Social Services and Community Health, Camrose,

Alberta, Canada

• Diverse social and probationary case work including the following: Child and Adult Protection

Services, Family Court; Alberta Social Services representation in Provincial and Court of

Queen’s Bench on family law and subrogation proceedings

• Social Allowance and Income Security, including aid to families with dependent children,

(AFDC); assessment and training for job skills preparation

• Served as liaison for Camrose City Police and Royal Canadian Mounted Police detachment

involving establishment of child abuse investigation protocols

• Community outreach and training on issues impacting local government services, social

services, and criminal justice policy.

• This position was inclusive of a sabbatical from 1982 to 1984 for post-secondary education at

CSU, Sacramento to obtain my MSW

1990 – 2015 Licensed Psychotherapist, Private Practice

Diverse private practice encompassing child and elder victims of abuse, chemical

dependency treatment, psycho-tropic medication assessment and management for

patients in long term care facilities, marriage and family therapy and;

the provision of training and clinical supervision to health care, child and adult care

providers, marriage and family therapists and licensed clinical social work interns.


1982 – 1984 California State University Sacramento, California, Social Work/Public


Master’s Degree of Social Work (four letters of International Student Academic Achievement)

1971 - 1975 University of Lethbridge, Lethbridge, Alberta, Canada,

Bachelor of Arts and Sciences Degree, Co-Major: Psychology/Urban Geography


Licensed Clinical Social Worker (Board of Behavioral Sciences, California

License LCS 14871, May, 1990, current to December 31st, 2019))

Board Certified Diplomate (BCD) (American Board of Examiners in Clinical

Social Work, BCD 58699, July, 2013, current to July, 2019)

Clinical Supervisory Accreditation, (State of California Board of Behavioral

Sciences, May 2010)

Registered Social Worker (Alberta, Registration RSW 9156, (currently expired)


OCJP 923: Child Sexual Assault Forensic Examination Form (draft co-


OCJP 925: Adult Sexual Assault Forensic Examination Form (draft co-


Curriculum of Training for Sexual Assault Examiners (Co-author,

State publication)

Adult and Child Sexual Assault: A Comparative Analysis Utilizing

Axiomatic Theory, (Master’s Thesis)

Professional Memberships/Affiliations

National Association of Social Workers

California Sexual Assault Investigators Association (former)

National Organization for Victim Assistance

California Victim Witness Coordinating Council (former Ad Hoc Member)

California Drug Court Professionals Association (former)

Board of Directors Volunteers in Victim Assistance (VIVA) (former),

California Narcotics Officers Association (former)


Judy O’Neil (retired) Chief, Victim/Witness Branch, Governor’s Office of Criminal Justice

Planning, 916-***-****

Harold Boscovich, Director of Victim Services, County of Alameda, Alameda District

Attorney’s Office, 510-***-****

Dr. Aaron Cleveland, Medical Director, Sacramento Native American Health Center,


Kristine Gual, Recent former COO, Sacramento Native American Health Center, (510)


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