Prelicensed Mental Health Clinician - Continuous

  • Madera, California
  • Oct 29, 2020
Public Health
  • Salary: $58,813.68 - $71,488.40 Annually USD

Job Description


County of Madera is establishing a list of qualified applicants for this position. Applications will be accepted continuously until otherwise noted and the list will be used to fill current vacancies in this classification. Applications will remain on file for one year from the date the list is established.

Under immediate supervision, receives training and clinical supervision in providing professional mental health services; provides clinical and casework services, and counseling and treatment for mentally and emotionally disturbed clients and their families; and performs related work as required.

Exercises no supervision.

Examples of Duties

Performs casework and clinical services with mentally and emotionally disturbed clients; works as a team member with other professionals; participates in evaluative and diagnostic staff conferences; conducts individual , family and group therapy; interviews clients and relatives; makes referrals to appropriate professionals, outside agencies, or specialized services; participates in collaborative treatment with representatives of other agencies; prepares verbal, written, and statistical reports; attends conferences, workshops, and training to maintain current awareness of mental health methodologies and issues; operates a personal computer and other office equipment; communicates effectively with others in person and over the telephone; analyze data, interpret directions, procedures and regulations, and develop appropriate responses; perform job duties under stressful conditions; respond appropriately to situations; maintain confidential information in accordance with legal standards and/or County regulations; and makes presentations.

Performs related duties and responsibilities as assigned.

Employment Standards / Minimum Qualifications

Knowledge of:
  • Principles, procedures, techniques, trends of clinical and casework services, counseling, and treatment.
  • Social aspects and characteristics of mental and emotional disturbances.
  • Principles of mental health education.
  • Theories and causes of substance abuse.
  • A wide variety of therapeutic and treatment approaches for persons with mental and emotional problems.
  • Scope, availability, and activities of community resources, including other mental health and social service agencies.
  • Current trends in mental hygiene, mental health, public health, and social services, including State and Federal programs in these areas.
Skill to:
  • Operate a motor vehicle safely.
Ability to:
  • Develop and maintain the confidence and cooperation of mentally and emotionally disturbed clients and families.
  • Perform skilled counseling.
  • Develop and implement treatment plans.
  • Maintain the confidentiality of client information.
  • Interact with clients in a therapeutic way.
  • Organize data, develop information, and prepare clear, concise, comprehensive records and reports.
  • Develop and maintain effective working relationships with the general public, co-workers and those contacted during the course of work.
  • Work alternative hours and shifts pursuant to operational needs as determined by Management.

Education and Experience:
Any combination equivalent to experience and training that would provide the required knowledge, skills, and abilities would be qualifying. A typical way to obtain the knowledge, skills, and abilities would be:

Graduation from an accredited graduate school with a Master's Degree in counseling, social work, psychology, marriage and family counseling or a closely related field.

License or Certification:
Employees in the class must be registered with the California State Board of Behavioral Sciences as an Associate or Registered Associate Marriage and Family Therapist (MFT), an Associate Clinical Social Worker (ASW), or an Associate or Registered Associate Professional Clinical Counselor (PCC)* or obtain registration within ninety (90) days from the date of appointment. Employees who do not obtain an appropriate registration will be terminated or demoted to an appropriate lower position, if one is available.

Possession of, or ability to obtain, an appropriate, valid California driver's license.

*Individuals who are registered as a Professional Clinical Counselor Intern must also complete additional coursework by the time they obtain licensure, as outlined in the Business and Professions Code Section 4999.20 (3)(A)(B) and (C), to perform assessments and treatment of couples or families.

Special Requirements:
Essential duties require the following physical skills and work environment:

Ability to sit, stand, walk, kneel, crouch, stoop, squat, twist, and lift 25 lbs.; exposure to cold, heat, noise, outdoors, chemicals, and infectious disease; ability to travel to different sites and locations; availability for shift work, on-call and standby.

Application Process

The application review process will include screening to ensure applications are complete and meet all minimum qualifications. In addition to the application, the applicant is required to complete the Supplemental Questions to further evaluate their education, training and experience relative to the required knowledge, skills and abilities for the position. Applicants must submit answers that are as complete as possible.

Only qualified applicants who pass the minimum qualifications review, will be invited to the examination process which may be administered either by awritten examination, oral interview, or any combination of qualifications appraisal determined by the Department of Human Resources to be appropriate. The Department of Human Resources will make reasonable accommodation in the examination process for disabled applicants. If you have an accommodation request, please indicate such on your application. Passing score is 70% out of 100% on each assessment section.

To move forward in the application process, you must complete an online application through our website Please attach to your application a copy of your unofficial transcripts (indicating when degree was awarded), licenses, certificates or your application may be considered incomplete. Resumes may be uploaded but cannot be used in place of a completed application.

Those applicants claiming veteran's preference must submit a copy of their DD-214 form along with the application. Candidates who attain ranking on an eligible list and are involuntarily called to active duty may be considered for eligibility reinstatement upon their return.

The Civil Service Commission may limit the number of qualified applicants eligible to participate in the examination process. If two or more candidates have the same total final grade on an examination, they shall be ranked in order of their scores in that portion of the examination which has the greatest weight. In case this fails to break the tie, they shall be ranked in the order of filing applications.

Candidates who are successful in all phases of the examination process will be placed on an eligible list, in rank order based on a calculation of their total score from the examination process. The duration of the eligible list is determined by Civil Service Commission Rules.

As a condition of employment with the County of Madera, a candidate must submit to a Tuberculosis (TB) screening, and related follow up testing as necessary. Designated classifications* are also subject to a medical examination, which includes a review of medical history. TB screenings and medical exams are administered by the Madera County Public Health Department and/or health care professional designated by the County.

Designated classifications required to submit to an employment medical examination generally include those that are physical in nature or as may be required by law. If you have any questions about the pre-employment requirements, please contact the Department of Human Resources at (559) 675-7705 or

You will be required to submit verification of your identity and citizenship or legal right to work in the United States at the time of and as a condition of an offer of employment.

Department of Human Resources
200 W. 4th Street, 4th Floor, Madera California 93637
Phone: 559.675.7705
TDD Phone: 559.675.8970
24-Hour Job Line: 559.675.7697

Madera County does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, transgender status, national origin, age, disability (physical or mental), medical condition, pregnancy, genetic information, ancestry, marital status, sexual orientation, veteran or military status, political affiliation, or any other basis protected by Federal or State law.

Closing Date/Time: Continuous

Job Address

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