Supervising Mental Health Clinician-Adult/Youth Services-Spanish Speaking Req'd (Open & Promotional)

  • County of San Mateo, CA
  • Redwood City, California
  • Mar 17, 2020
Full Time Public Health
  • Salary: $105,580.80 - $131,976.00 Annually USD

Job Description


Note: This recruitment schedule was amended on January 30, 2020 to extend the Final Filing Date. This recruitment has been changed to "Continuous."

San Mateo County Health's Behavioral Health and Recovery Services Divisionis seeking well-qualified individuals for the position ofSupervising Mental Health Clinician-Adult/Youth Services withfluency in English and Spanish. Supervising MHClinicians supervise and coordinate the professional work of mental health professionals, paraprofessionals, and interns in aregion in San Mateo County and participate in program planning, administration and evaluation; and provide specialized psychiatric casework counseling and therapeutic services toadults and youthin outpatientclinics or inpatient settings.

There is currently one vacancy in Behavioral Health and Recovery Services (BHRS)for Adult/Youth Services with the Coastside Outpatient Mental Health Clinic in Half Moon Bay, serving individuals from Montara to Pescadero. This clinic serves both the adult and youth population under one team. The Coastside Clinic is aunique clinic in which it provides services to a rural part of the County, serving a large Spanish speaking population and a large migrant farmworker population, individuals, and families. The Supervising Mental Health Clinician often engages with the community and consumers, therefore Spanish speaking capacity is required.

Supervising Mental Health Cliniciansare members of the Behavioral Health and Recovery Services Leadership Team and work with collaborative partners on system wide initiatives focused on improving services and service delivery. These positions report directly to a Clinical Services Manager.

The SupervisingClinician oversees daily operations and directs a multidisciplinary team providing recovery-based behavioral health services in one of BHRS' community-based outpatient treatment clinics. Services provided include: medication assessment and management; individual, family therapy, and group therapy, assessment, clinical case management; recovery services; and crisis intervention and wellness recovery action planning and other supportive services to seriously mentally ill adults and people with co-occurring illnesses who live in the community. Supervisors may also be required to attend community or school meetings to support a client, community, and/or their staff.

The teams include psychiatrists, psychologists, psychiatric nurses and social workers, marriage and family therapists, and peer community workers who are consumers or family members. The clinical teams also work with master level interns and psychiatric residents.

Theideal candidatewill possess:
  • Knowledge of system of care principles
  • Knowledge of program management techniques and practices
  • Knowledge of trauma informed practices
  • Strong supervisory/leadership skills, which demonstrate an ability to direct and motivate a multi-disciplinary team
  • The ability to establish and maintain productive working relationships with consumers, families, professionals and the public;including close collaboration with and engagement of community partners to plan for, implement and coordinate needed services
  • Ability to make sound decisions based on the exercise of judgment and the consideration of all available information
  • Demonstrated expertise and skill in clinical work with adults and youth with serious mental illnesses
  • Knowledge of evidence based clinical practice modalities, e.g. motivational interviewing, solution focused brief treatment, cognitive behavioral therapy, wellness and recovery principles, and trauma informed care, for example
  • Knowledge of Medi-Cal and Medicare regulations and managed mental health care
  • Strong clinical assessment, diagnostic and evaluation skills
  • Experience working with clients of diverse cultures and backgrounds, integrating cultural humility principles
  • Inpatient and outpatient clinical experience
  • Experience working with clients on the streets and in shelters
  • Collaborative experience or knowledge of the Criminal Justice system
  • Experience working with the Latino community and farmworker community

NOTE:The eligible list generated from this recruitment may be used to fill future extra-help, term, unclassified, and regular classified vacancies.

  • Possession of a California license in at least one of the following: Registered Nurse; Clinical Psychology; Clinical Social Worker; or Marriage, Family and Child Counseling.

Education and Experience:
Any combination of education and experience that would likely provide the required knowledge, skills and abilities is qualifying. A typical way to qualify is:

Education:A Master's degree in a mental health specialty, such as social work, nursing, or clinical counseling.

Experience:Two years of professional post-graduate experience in a mental health setting.

Knowledge of:
  • Basic program management techniques and practices.
  • Principles and practices of supervision and training.
  • Human and health services system in the county including private agencies and their community resources.
  • Current philosophy, principles and practices for services to clients with serious mental illness.
  • Legal and policy aspects of community mental health methods.
  • Techniques of family, individual and group counseling and diagnosis.
  • Individual, group and family psychodynamics.
  • Current principles and practices of psychiatric casework.
  • Mental health consultation and education.
  • Problems, needs, attitudes and behavior patterns of patients/clients.

Skill/Ability to:
  • Supervise, train and evaluate inter-disciplinary staff.
  • Work collaboratively with other senior professionals in planning and developing programs of a geographic or service unit.
  • Prepare and deliver written and oral reports.
  • Plan, implement and evaluate all operations of a geographic or service unit.
  • Provide treatment to adults and/or children/adolescents with various dysfunctions.
  • Establish and maintain objective working relationships with clients/patients, other professionals, and the public.
  • Evaluate degree of mental disability or emotional distress of patients/clients.

Open and Promotional. Anyone may apply.Current County of San Mateoand County of San Mateo Superior Court of California employeeswith at least six months (1040 hours) of continuous service in a classified regular, probationary, SEIUor AFSCME represented extra-help/term position prior to the final filing date, will receive five points added to their final passing score on this examination.

A supplemental application form must be submitted in addition to our regular employment application form. Resume or CV will not be accepted as a substitute for the required employment application and supplemental questionnaire.

The examination process will consist of an application screening (pass/fail) based on the candidates' application and responses to the supplemental questions. Candidates who pass the application screening will be invited to a panel interview (weight: 100%). Depending on the number of applicants, an application appraisal of education and experience may be used in place of other examinations or further evaluation of work experience may be conducted to group applicants by level of qualification . All applicants who meet the minimum qualifications are not guaranteed advancement through any subsequent phase of the examination. All examinations will be given in San Mateo County, California and applicants must participate at their own expense.

IMPORTANT:Applications for this position will only be accepted online. If you are currently on the County's website, you may click the"Apply"button. If you are not on the County's website, please go tohttps://jobs.smcgov.orgto apply.


Apply immediately. This is a continuous recruitment and is open until filled. Selections may be made at any time within the process.

First Round Application Filing Deadline: January 29, 2020
First Round Application Screening: February 3, 2020
First Round Panel Interviews: February 12 and/or 13, 2020

At the County of San Mateo, we take pride in the way our employees bring together their diverse backgrounds, experiences, and perspectives to serve our community's needs.
The County is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Analyst: Kristin Herman (01102020) (Supervising Mental Health Clinician - F005)

Job Address

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