ABOUT THE DEPARTMENT:
Tehama County Health Services Agency is committed to a healthy community. We provide integrated services to Tehama County residents through education, prevention, assessment, intervention, treatment, and follow up. Our staff are valued for their contributions to client care, whether they work in direct services or are in key support roles. We collaborate, communicate, and support each other so we can focus on what's most important, the overall health of our clients.
Every position is a key position at Health Services. We value input, good communication, and collaboration within our organization as well as with our agency partners. If you would enjoy working with people who are committed to the health of our residents, then our agency would like to hear from you.
Salary (A-E Steps)
Behavioral Health Clinician I: $24.19-$29.49 Hourly/$1,936.00-$2,359.20 Bi-Weekly
Behavioral Health Clinician II $30.99-$37.74 Hourly/ $2,479.20-$3,019.20 Bi-Weekly
This is the entry-level classification in the Behavioral Health Clinician series. Under supervision, incumbents in this class carry a caseload and deliver biopsychosocial rehabilitative services and assessment to behavioral health clients. Candidates for this level must have a Master's Degree in Social Work or Psychology that qualifies the candidate to be an associate registered through the California Board of Behavioral Science Examiners and follow required supervision guidelines. Incumbents in this class carry a clinical caseload and utilize clinical knowledge and skills to conduct biopsychosocial assessments, create treatment plans, and lead multi-disciplinary treatment teams in providing therapeutic and rehabilitative behavioral health services to high-risk clients.
Examples of Duties
May coordinate or evaluate program service delivery systems. | Provides mental health assessment, service plan development and ongoing therapy to clients of the Health Services Agency. | Serves as a member of various teams as needed to assist in screening clients and in making and documenting triage decisions. | Conducts new client orientation; identifies crisis cases and takes appropriate action. | Plans, schedules and conducts individual, group and family therapy sessions; organizes group member roster and maintains attendance and other records. | Monitors client progress and recommends further therapy, treatment or discharge when appropriate; documents clients' reactions to prescribed medications; provides follow up support to client after discharge.| Refers clients to and/or coordinates treatment with other private or public mental health service providers and support programs as appropriate. | Provides treatment and consultative services to County jail and juvenile hall, hospitals, schools and other agencies. | Transports clients to behavioral health and other facilities as necessary. | Oversees volunteer projects and activities as assigned. | Arranges for student internships; oversees and evaluates interns' performance. | Provides rotating on-call services for client crisis and community disaster situations as assigned. | Represents the department on various community boards. | Provides information and training to organizations and other agencies regarding mental health issues and programs. | Participates in interdisciplinary teams for the purpose of case planning and coordination of care. | Performs various administrative duties, including compiling data, preparing reports and correspondence, attending and/or conducting meetings, etc. | Compliance with all relevant laws and regulations regarding confidentiality. | May provide leadership to staff.
Principles and practices involved in providing behavioral health services for the community | Current trends in the field of mental health | Casework and interviewing techniques | Theories and research on personality and intellectual growth and development | Individual differences, human motivation, abnormal behavior and clinical psychology | Recovery model principles | Applications of mental health principles and treatment | Applicable Federal, State, County, and Department laws, regulations, policies and procedures | Techniques for dealing effectively with the public, vendors, contractors and County staff, in person and over the telephone | Techniques for providing a high level of customer service to public and County staff, in person and over the telephone | Working knowledge of medications and general health care | Leadership concepts and principles
Assess, diagnose and implement treatment plans for clients | Speak effectively in public | Assemble and analyze information and prepare written reports and records in a clear, concise manner | React calmly and professionally in emergency, emotional and/or stressful situations | Establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of the work | Work independently and as a team member | Organize and prioritize a variety of projects and multiple tasks in an effective and timely manner; organize own work, set priorities and meet critical time deadlines | Operate modern office equipment including computer equipment and specialized software applications programs
Education, Experience & Licenses
Any combination of training and experience which would provide the required knowledge, skills and abilities is qualifying. A typical way to obtain the required qualifications would be:
• Graduation from an accredited college or university with a Master's degree in Social Work, Psychology, or Counseling
• Experience working with individuals with mental health issues is preferred
Other combinations of education and experience may be considered
LICENSE & SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS:
- Requires a valid California driver's license
- Must possess, or be willing to obtain, a national provider identifier (NPI)
- Must complete periodic continuing education coursework as required to maintain active licensure or registration
Must possess one of the following:
- A Master's Degree in Clinical Social Work that qualifies for an Associate Clinical Social Worker and possess a registration certificate with a number as an associate registered through the California Board of Behavioral Science Examiners as specified in Business and Professions (B&P) Code Section 4996.18 and follow required supervision guidelines. Requires possession of valid State of California certification as a Licensed Clinical Social Worker within six years of date of registration. Failure to obtain certification as outlined will result in the incumbent becoming disqualified for further employment as a Behavioral Health Clinician I
- A Master's Degree that qualifies for an Associate Marriage & Family Therapist and possess a registration certificate with a number as an associate registered through the California Board of Behavioral Science Examiners as specified in Business and Professions (B&P) Code Section 4980.44 and follow required supervision guidelines. Requires possession of valid State of California license as a Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist within six years of date of registration. Failure to obtain licensure as outlined will result in the incumbent becoming disqualified for further employment as a Behavioral Health Clinician I.
- A Master's Degree that qualifies for an Associate Professional Clinical Counselor and possess a registration certificate with a number as an associate registered through the California Board of Behavioral Science Examiners as specified in Business and Professions (B&P) Code Section 4999.42 and follow required supervision guidelines. Requires possession of valid State of California license as a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor within six years of date of registration. Failure to obtain licensure as outlined will result in the incumbent becoming disqualified for further employment as a Behavioral Health Clinician I.
This recruitment is open until filled.
The department currently has 13 multiple vacancies.
In addition, Tehama County is establishing an eligibility list to fill future vacancies for a Behavioral Health Clinician I or a Behavioral Health Clinician II as well as subsequent vacancies which occur during the life of the eligibility list.
Please submit ALL required documents when applying such as, copies of all required degrees and/or certifications as outlined in the job description. Incomplete applications will not be considered.
If you have questions about this recruitment, please contact the department at the phone number listed below.
All offers of employment are contingent upon successful completion of background, fingerprinting, drug test (including marijuana) and physical examination provided by the County.
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