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County of Calaveras

San Andreas , CA

CLINICIAN I/II

County of Calaveras
San Andreas, CA Full-time
Posted on February 26, 2019
CLINICIAN I/II
Short Profile
Clinician needed to provide services to high risk offenders in the Day Reporting Center, Probation Department and/or County Jail. Apply now! Position is open until filled.
 
Job Number:
1233
Job Category:
Psych/Behavioral
Job Type:
Full-Time
Department:
Mental Health
Published:
02/25/2019
 

Apply now!  Position is open until filled.

 



COMPENSATION-BENEFITS-STATUS

 

Salary:  (I) $27.03 - $32.85 /hr.  (II) $30.01 - $36.49 /hr.

Range: 7789 / 7790

Job Type:  Regular

Job Status: Full-Time

Unit: SEIU

FLSA: Non-exempt

 



POSITION SUMMARY

 

The Calaveras County Mental Health Division of the Health and Human Services Agency is seeking a Clinician to join their team. This position will provide services to high-risk offenders in the Day Reporting Center, the Probation Department and/or the County jail and will work as a member of a multidisciplinary team that includes Mental Health, Probation, Substance Abuse, a Sheriff’s Deputy, Literacy, and other local agencies. This is a full-time position that will work Monday- Friday 8:00 am to 5:00 pm in the Day Reporting Center and requires an extensive law enforcement support services background check.

This position will be under general supervision and provide professional psychiatric services including but not limited to diagnosis, therapeutic treatment, crisis intervention, case planning and management, assessment and evaluation for adults with mental illnesses and co-occurring disorders in a recovery oriented environment.  Participate with consumers in recovery oriented approaches to treatment, provide support for medical staff and does related referral and resource development as required.

 

DISTINGUISHING CHARACTERISTICS

Clinician I

This is the entry-level position in the Behavioral Health Clinician job classification series.  Applicants are expected to have knowledge of the principles, procedures, techniques, trends and literature of mental health practice; social aspects of mental illness and emotional and behavioral disorders; scope and activities of public and private health and welfare agencies; principles and practices of case management; staff supervision and training methodologies.  Applicants are expected to acquire additional knowledge regarding counseling and treatment methodologies as additional experience is gained.

Clinician II

This is the licensure level position in the Behavioral Health Clinician job classification series.  Applicants are expected to have knowledge of the principles, procedures, techniques, trends and literature of mental health practice; social aspects of mental illness and emotional and behavioral disorders; scope and activities of public and private health and welfare agencies; principles and practices of case management; staff supervision and training methodologies.  Applicants are expected to apply the principles of current behavioral health practices and agency policies and procedures; establish and maintain the confidence and cooperation of personnel contacted in the course of work; write clear, accurate and concise reports; maintain an objective and empathetic understanding mental illness, emotional and behavioral disorders.

 



EXAMPLE OF DUTIES

 

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MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

 

Knowledge of:

Clinician I

Principles, procedures, techniques, trends and literature of behavioral health practice; social aspects of mental illness and emotional and behavioral disorders; scope and activities of public and private health and social services agencies; and principles and practices of case management.

 

Clinician II

In addition to the above: The Clinician II must have knowledge of staff supervision and training methodologies. 

 

Skill to:

Apply the principles of current behavioral health practices and agency policies and procedures; establish and maintain the confidence and cooperation of personnel contacted in the course of the work; write clear, accurate and concise reports; maintain an objective and empathetic understanding of mental illness, emotional and behavioral disorders. 

 

Education, Training and Experience:

Clinician I

Masters or Doctoral Degree in Social Work, Marriage and Family Therapy, Counseling, Psychology or a related field from an accredited college or university.

Clinician II

In addition to the above, promotion to the II level is dependent upon a valid California license.

 

Licenses, Certificates, or Registrations:

Possession of a valid California driver’s license.

Clinician I

Registration in California as an Associate Clinical Social Worker (ACSW), Marriage and Family Therapist (MFT), or related California license is required.

Clinician II

Licensure in California as a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW), Marriage and Family therapist (MFT), or related California license is required.

 



SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS

 

Must participate in and pass and extensive law enforcement support services background.

 



APPLICATION AND SELECTION PROCESS

 

Interested individuals must submit the following:

  • Calaveras County application
  • Cover letter
  • Resume
  • Responses to Supplemental Questions
  • Any required Registration or Licenses

Application materials will be reviewed to evaluate the specific qualifications of each applicant.  Those candidates identified as having qualifications best suited for the position, will be invited to in the oral interview process. 

Following successful completion of the oral interview, an in-depth Sheriff’s background investigation will be conducted.  I Successful completion of all phases of the County’s testing process is required.

 



SUPPLEMENTAL QUESTION(S)

 

The purpose of this supplemental questionnaire is to assess your qualifications, training, and experience in specific job related areas.  Your answer to this question, along with your completed application, will be used to select the most suitably qualified candidates for the interview process.  Applications submitted without completed Supplemental Question will not be given further consideration.

 

Respond to each question fully, but limit your response to only one to two “8-1/2 x 11” sheets of paper (single or double spaced.)  Responses must be legible.  Typewritten responses are preferred. 

 

  1. What are the most important lessons you have learned from working with persons who are incarcerated or on probation/parole?
  1. In your experience, what is the most effective approach to working with persons who are incarcerated or on probation/parole?
  1. How do you take care of yourself while working with these challenging populations?