Mental Health Clinician I/Ii - Extra Help

Shasta County Redding , CA 96001

Posted 2 weeks ago

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MENTAL HEALTH CLINICIAN I: $4,929-$6,291 APPROXIMATE MONTHLY / $28.44-$36.29 APPROXIMATE HOURLY

MENTAL HEALTH CLINICIAN II: $5,434-$6,936 APPROXIMATE MONTHLY / $31.35-$40.02 APPROXIMATE HOURLY

CURRENT VACANCY IS IN THE ADULT SERVICES BRANCH

OF THE HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES AGENCY

HIRING INTERVIEWS ARE TENTATIVELY SCHEDULED FOR APRIL 2019

SEE "SPECIAL REQUIREMENT" SECTION REGARDING POSSESSION OF

A VALID DRIVER'S LICENSE AND PROFESSIONAL LICENSURE

RESPONSES TO SUPPLEMENTAL QUESTIONS REQUIRED

SKILLS OR EXPERIENCES LISTED UNDER THE IDEAL CANDIDATE

STATEMENT MAY ALSO BE USED TO SCREEN APPLICATIONS

FINAL FILING DATE: APRIL 18, 2019 AT 5:00 PM

ABOUT THE POSITION

Mental Health Clinician I: Under direction of a licensed clinician, provides strengths based, recovery oriented mental health service interventions.

The overarching goal of service delivery is to promote and support rehabilitative activities of adults and/or promote appropriate development of children who are experiencing a mental illness that significantly impacts their daily functioning. Also performs related work as assigned.

Mental Health Clinician II: Under general supervision, to provide professional rehabilitative, case management, counseling, and medically necessary treatment services to seriously emotionally disturbed adults and children; and to do related work as assigned.

Extra help positions are hourly employees that may work up to 900 hours in a fiscal year (July 1-June 30). Benefits are not included. These positions may involve various shift work, including days, nights and/or weekends and holidays and may be on-call.

DISTINGUISHING CHARACTERISTICS

Mental Health Clinician I: This is the entry-level classification in the Mental Health Clinician series.

Under supervision, employees in this class carry a caseload and deliver mental health services. Candidates for this level must have a Master's Degree in Clinical Social Work or have a Master's Degree that qualifies for a Marriage and Family Therapist Intern registration through the California Board of Behavioral Science Examiners as specified in Business and Professions (B&P) Code Section 4980.40, and maintain registration with the appropriate California licensing board and follow required supervision guidelines.

Mental Health Clinician II: This is a licensed Mental Health Clinician classification.

Upon entrance into this class, incumbents are expected to be fully trained and licensed as a Clinical Social Worker or a Marriage and Family Therapist by the California Board of Behavioral Science Examiners. Employees in this class carry a caseload, delivering biopsychosocial rehabilitation services and assessment to mental health clients.

EXAMPLES OF ESSENTIAL DUTIES:

Mental Health Clinician I: Conducts clinical interviews with individuals seeking mental health services, as well as family members when appropriate to gather information about psycho-social history, presenting symptoms, developmental history, medical history and risk factors for the purpose of diagnostic assessment and eligibility determination; provides mental health services in clinic and community settings as assigned that may include crisis intervention, individual, group and collateral psychotherapy, rehabilitation services, and clinical case management; completes documentation of assessments and interventions as well as claiming for services provided on a daily basis; may on occasion participate in legal proceedings; attends departmental and community meetings, consults with other staff members and community members; participates in staff meetings and training activities as directed by the department.

Mental Health Clinician II: Performs case management and rehabilitative treatment services with seriously emotionally disturbed adult or child clients and their families; develops treatment plans; gathers data relative to client's personal, social, and emotional history by interviewing client, relatives, friends, teachers, and employers; prepares social case histories with particular emphasis upon psychosocial factors affecting the client; participates directly in individual therapy and group therapy programs for children, adults, and families; coordinates with other team members and with community agencies in carrying out treatment plans; interprets and explains to clients, relatives, and community groups the social and emotional factors related to emotional disorders.

Attends staff conferences; team meetings; in-service training sessions; and continuing education or required training sessions. Maintains documentation of biopsychosocial rehabilitative services and assessment of mental health clients.

TYPICAL QUALIFICATIONS:

Any combination of education and experience sufficient to directly demonstrate possession and application of the following:

Mental Health Clinician I:

Knowledge of: Principles, procedures, techniques, trends, and literature associated with mental health treatment; basic knowledge of brain structures and functions; documentation standards associated with public and private reimbursement systems and Federal financial compliance; scope and activities of public and private health, social service, and law enforcement agencies.

Ability to: Apply the principles of biopsychosocial diagnosis and treatment planning; establish and maintain the confidence and cooperation with an interdisciplinary team; Implement recovery/strength based interventions; maintain an objective and empathetic understanding of mental illness, be tolerant, use tact and maintain emotional stability; and establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with staff, mental health, health, and social services professionals, contract providers, County and State representatives, consumers and their family members, community groups, and the general public.

These employment standards are typically attained with a Master's Degree in Clinical Social Work from an accredited college or university or a Master's Degree that qualifies for a Marriage and Family Therapist Intern registration through the California Board of Behavioral Science Examiners as specified in Business and Professions (B&P) Code Section 4980.40.

Mental Health Clinician II:

Knowledge of: Principles, procedures, techniques, trends, and literature associated with biopsychosocial rehabilitation; documentation standards associated with public and private reimbursement systems and Federal financial compliance; and scope and activities of public and private health, social service, and law enforcement agencies.

Ability to: Apply the principles of biopsychosocial diagnosis and treatment planning; establish and maintain the confidence and cooperation with an interdisciplinary team; maintain an objective and empathetic understanding of mental illness, be tolerant, use tact, and maintain emotional stability; and establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with staff, mental health, health, and social services professionals, contract providers, County and State representatives, consumers and their family members, community groups, and the general public.

These employment standards are typically attained with completion of the following education and experience:

  • Possession of a Master's Degree in Clinical Social Work from an accredited college or university or Master's Degree that qualifies for licensure as a Marriage and Family Therapist through the California Board of Behavioral Science Examiners as specified in Business and Professions (B&P) Code Section 4980.40.

  • Licensed as a Clinical Social Worker or Marriage and Family Therapist by the California Board of Behavioral Science Examiners.

IDEAL CANDIDATE

The ideal candidate will be licensed with the California Board of Behavioral Sciences, or license eligible and registered as an Associate Clinical Social worker or Associate Marriage and Family Therapist with the BBS, and will have knowledge and experience in working with individuals who live with chronic persistent mental health issues and co-occurring (mental health and substance use) issues. This experience may be in inpatient or outpatient settings.

Duties will primarily include conducting crisis mental health evaluations in an emergency room setting and providing crisis stabilization services, linkage to community resources, and facilitation of client engagement in ongoing mental health treatment. Familiarity with Welfare and Institutions Code 5150, along with knowledge of assessment criterion for involuntary psychiatric holds is preferred but not required. Ideal candidate will also be required to liaison with emergency room staff, nurses, and doctors in a professional, positive, and collaborative manner in the best interests of our clients, and communicate very well both in writing and verbally.

An ideal candidate will also possess the skills required to complete electronic health record documentation in a timely and quality manner. All employees of the HHSA Adult Services Branch are committed to the vision of engaging individuals, families and communities to protect and improve health and wellbeing. This is accomplished through putting into action the Agency's values of Collaboration, Adaptability, Respect, and Excellence.

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS

Mental Health Clinician I:

  • Incumbents must maintain active current registration with the California Board of Behavioral Science Examiners while working towards obtaining their license as a Clinical Social Worker or a Marriage and Family Therapist. The registration may be renewed a maximum of five times while obtaining a license as a Clinical Social Worker or a Marriage and Family Therapist.

    No registration shall be renewed or reinstated beyond six years from the last day of the month during which it was issued. Failure to maintain registration will result in termination from the classification.

  • Incumbents are required to follow the ethical and legal standards and supervision and continuing education guidelines to maintain registration with the California Board of Behavioral Science Examiners.

  • Incumbents are required to obtain a license as a Clinical Social Worker or a Marriage and Family Therapist issued by the California Board of Behavioral Science Examiners within six years of the date of initial registration or be terminated from the class.

  • A valid driver's license may be required.

Mental Health Clinician II:

  • Incumbents are required to maintain a license as a Clinical Social Worker or a Marriage and Family Therapist issued by the California Board of Behavioral Science Examiners.

  • Incumbents are required to follow the ethical and legal standards required to maintain licensure with the California Board of Behavioral Science Examiners.

  • A valid driver's license may be required.

SUPPLEMENTAL QUESTIONS

Responses to the following must be submitted with a completed application.

  • Do you possess a Master's Degree in Clinical Social Work from an accredited college or university? Yes ___ No ___

  • Do you possess a Master's Degree that qualifies for licensure as a Marriage and Family Therapist through the California Board of Behavioral Science Examiners, as specified in Business and Professions (B&P) Code Section 4980.40? Yes ___ No ___

  • Are you registered through the California Board of Behavioral Science Examiners, as specified in the Business and Professions (B&P) Code Section 4980.40, as a Clinical Social Worker and/or Marriage and Family Therapist Intern? Yes___ No___

  • If yes, what is your Registration Number and expiration date. If no, please type "n/a".

  • Are you currently licensed as a Clinical Social Worker or Marriage and Family Therapist by the California Board of Behavioral Science Examiners? Yes ___ No ___

  • If yes, what is the license number and expiration date? If no, please type "n/a".

  • Do you have 1 year (40 hours per week) training and experience working with Adults who have mental illness? Yes___ No___

  • If yes, please describe and list dates of employment and name of organization/s. If no, please type "n/a".

  • I understand that if I answered "yes" to any of the above questions, but did not give the requested additional information, my application may be considered incomplete and screened out. Yes___ No___

PHYSICAL DEMANDS AND WORK ENVIRONMENT

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear. The employee frequently is required to stand, walk, sit, and use hands to finger, handle, or feel. Specific vision abilities required by the job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.

The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 25 pounds and will be required to participate in Professional Assault Response Training (PART) and regular PART updates as provided by Shasta County.

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

OTHER CONSIDERATIONS

  • All new employees are required to have their paycheck directly deposited to a bank account.

  • Some positions may require a valid California driver's license and acceptable driving record according to County policy.

  • Reasonable accommodations may be made for those persons who are disabled under the Americans with Disabilities Act to perform the essential functions of the position.

  • As part of the selection process, all individuals provided with a preliminary offer of employment with Shasta County will be subject to a background investigation, including a criminal history check (primarily completed through the taking of fingerprints). An image of your fingerprints will be captured and sent to the California Department of Justice (DOJ) and the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI). The resulting report of your conviction history, (if any), will be evaluated along with the other information received in connection with your application. Except as otherwise required by law, a criminal conviction will not necessarily disqualify you from the position. The nature of the offense, the date of the offense, the surrounding circumstances, and the relevance of the offense to the position applied for may, however, be considered.

  • Based on the results of the background investigation and criminal history check, applicants may then be provided with an offer of employment conditioned on the results of a medical examination, which includes drug/alcohol testing.

  • Shasta County participates in E-Verify. For more information click here. If you do not have internet access, contact Personnel at (530) 225-5515 to request a flier.

  • In accordance with Government Code Section 3100, County employees, in the event of a disaster are considered disaster workers and may be asked to respond accordingly.

APPLICATION AND SELECTION PROCEDURES:

Shasta County Personnel will accept applications and responses to the supplemental questions until 5:00 p.m., on April 18, 2019. A Resume and/or Cover Letter will be accepted in addition to the application form but will not serve as a substitute for a completed application.

It is not acceptable to complete the application with statements such as, "Refer to Resume and/or Cover Letter," or "See Attached Resume and/or Cover Letter" the employment application must be completed in its entirety prior to submission. Incomplete applications will not be processed. Closing date postmarks or faxes will NOT be accepted.

This recruitment will establish a list that may or may not be used by other departments. Prior applicants must reapply to be considered.

Applicants will be screened and those considered best qualified will be invited to appear for an oral and/or written examination. Meeting the announced requirements does not guarantee inclusion into the selection process. Depending upon the number of applications received, the selection process may consist of additional application screening, written and/or practical exam(s), oral interview, or any combination thereof.

Applicants are encouraged to apply on-line at apply online or submit an application to the Shasta County Personnel Office.

Arrangements may be made to accommodate applicants with disabilities. Requests for accommodations may be made to the Shasta County Personnel Office by the filing deadline posted on this bulletin.

Shasta County does not discriminate on the basis of disability. If you feel you are being denied service based on a disability, our ADA Coordinator may be reached at (530) 225-5515; relay service (800) 735-2922; fax (530) 225-5345.

SHASTA COUNTY IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

Shasta County Personnel
1450 Court Street, Suite 348 - Redding, CA 96001; (530) 225-5515



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