Pre-licensed Psychologist*

  • San Bernardino, California
  • Oct 01, 2020
Full Time Public Health
  • Salary: $60,091.20 - $84,697.60 Annually USD

Job Description

The Job

Make a Difference in Delivering Health and Wellness to Millions of County Residents

The Department of Behavioral Health is recruiting for Pre-licensed Psychologists*. Pre-licensed Psychologists*work in a variety of programs providing rehabilitative mental health/substance abuse services in clinical, institutional, and community settings to adults and children with severe mental or emotional disorders. Pre-licensed clinicians obtain supervised clinical experience. Applicants willing to work in forensics, criminal justice, or after-hours positions are encouraged to apply, as well as those seeking traditional schedules.
Immediate vacancies exist in the Department of Behavioral Health in the CYCS (Children, Youth, and Collaborative Services) program. The resulting eligible list may be used to fill immediate and future vacancies throughout the County as they occur, including any vacancies in the psychiatric unit of the Arrowhead Regional Medical Center (ARMC).

Children and Youth Collaborative Services (CYCS) is a clinical program which provides screening, assessment, treatment, case management, support and recovery-based services to children, youth, and families requiring intensive services.Many of these children and youth are involved in multiple systems-Child Welfare, Probation, Inland Regional Center, or Educational Services- necessitating extensive and ongoing collaboration.

Human Resources is also accepting applications for Licensed Psychologist*. A separate application is required for each recruitment. It is to your advantage to submit separate applications, as appropriate.
* Official Title: Clinical Therapist, Pre-licensed Psychologist.



Background Check:An extensive background check will include a credit check, fingerprint/DOJ LiveScan, and DMV check. Must be a U.S. Citizen or be a permanent U.S. resident. Medical exam will also include drug and TB test.

Shifts:Some programs offer 24-hour services; some assignments may require employees to work evenings, weekends, holidays, and on-call.

Travel:Travel throughout the County may be required depending on assignment. Employees will be required to make provision for transportation. At the time of hire, a valid California driver license and proof of automobile liability insurance must be produced for the individual providing the transportation.

Differential:Clinical therapists regularly assigned to work night/overnight hours, in detention facilities, or in the Behavioral Health Inpatient Unit at ARMC receive additional compensation. Indicate your interest and availability for these positions on the Supplemental Questionnaire.

Pre-licensed Psychologistsmust be eligible for waiver of licensure under State laws and regulations and obtain the required Mental Health waiver prior to the commencement of employment. Pre-licensed Psychologists must become licensed by the State of California within five (5) years of the original waiver or be terminated. Upon obtaining license, employeesmay be promoted toClinical Therapist I - Psychologist ($5,492 - $7,564 monthly).

Minimum Requirements

Degree: Must have received or be within three (3) months of receiving a doctorate degree in psychology, educational psychology, education with a field specialization in counseling psychology or education with a field specialization in educational psychology from an approved or accredited educational institution that meets the educational requirements for licensure. The doctoral program must have included 1500 hours of clinical internship. Job offers will not be made until the degree is actually received. A copy of transcript is required upon appointment.

Desired Qualifications

Applicants fluent in American Sign Language,Arabic, Korean, Mandarin, Spanish and/or Vietnamese are strongly encouraged to apply.Additional compensation is associated with positions requiring the use of bilingual skills. Testing of bilingual skills may be required to receive additional compensation.

Experience in one or more of the following areas is highly desirable, however, not required:
  • Government or private inpatient, psychiatric hospital or behavioral health clinics/programs/contract agencies, serving persistently mentally ill clients.
  • Providing child/adolescent and family therapy.
  • Crisis intervention/brief therapy with severely mentally ill adults/children.
  • Quality assurance or utilization review activities.
  • Managed care or insurance plans, such as, but not limited to, Kaiser, Inland Empire Health Plan (IEHP) or Molina Healthcare.
  • Performing clinical screening/assessment duties in a call center environment, including screening and resource referrals to care.
  • Grievances, beneficiary rights and consumer complaints investigations and resolution.
  • Intensive care coordination with physical health care providers for severely persistently mentally ill clients.
  • Case management for individuals with severe and persistent mental illness.
  • Coordinating care for individuals with co-occurring substance disorders.
  • Transitional care coordination between inpatient and outpatient levels of care for medical complexity or severely persistently mentally ill adults and children.
  • Working with incarcerated individuals in correctional settings, such as institutions/locked detention facilities or with probationers/offenders recently released from a correctional setting.

Selection Process

There will be acompetitive evaluationof qualifications based on a review of the Application and Supplemental Questionnaire. It is to your advantage to be explicit in your responses on the Application and Supplemental Questionnaire. Resumes will not be accepted in lieu of the application and/or supplemental questionnaires.

To ensure timely andsuccessfulsubmission of your onlineapplication, please allow ample time to complete and submit your application before the posted filing deadline. Applicants will be automaticallylogged-out if they have not submitted the application and all required materials prior to the posted deadline. Once your application has been successfullysubmitted you will receive an onscreen confirmation and an email. We recommend that you save and/or print these for your records. Please note, if you do not receive an onscreen confirmation and an email acknowledging our receipt of your application we have not received your application.

If you requiretechnical assistance, please click HERE to review theGovernmentJobs online application guide , or contact their Toll-FreeApplicant Support line at (855) 524-5627.Please notethat Human Resources is notresponsiblefor any issues or delays caused by the internet connection, computer or browser used to submit the application.

Please click HERE for important Applicant Information and the County Employment Process .
Closing Date/Time: Continuous

Job Address

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