Extra Help - Behavioral Health Clinician II

  • 3 County Center Drive, Oroville, California
  • Jun 01, 2021
Full Time Clerical and Administrative Support Public Health

Job Description


The Butte County Department of Behavioral Health is looking for Marriage and Family Therapists (MFTs) and Licensed Clinical Social Workers (ACSWs) to provide individual and family therapy to Medi-Cal beneficiaries. Positions vary up to 20 hours per week with assignments in both the Department’s Youth and Adult clinics.

Under limited supervision, conducts independent behavioral health assessments and provides non-medical psychotherapeutic services to assigned individuals and groups in the adult or the youth services division.

Bilingual Spanish/English and Bilingual Hmong/English desired.

FLSA: Exempt

This is an Extra Help Position. Extra Help means this may be a Part-Time or Full-Time, Non-Permanent position. The number of hours worked per week may vary and depend on the needs of the department. For terms and conditions concerning Extra Help with Butte County, see Section 6.13c of the Butte County Personnel Rules.

Essential Job Functions

Essential functions, as defined under the Americans with Disabilities Act, may include any of the following tasks, knowledge, skills and other characteristics. The list that follows is not intended as a comprehensive list; it is intended to provide a representative summary of the major duties and responsibilities. Incumbent(s) may not be required to perform all duties listed, and may be required to perform additional, position-specific tasks.
  • Performs intensive casework services with children and adult clients and their relatives through individual and group therapy; cooperates with other staff members and community agencies in carrying out treatment plans; participates in the intake process, the evaluation of problems presented and the development of treatment plans; provides case management services to children and adults; interprets modern methods of treatment for emotional and environmental problems.
  • Gathers data about client's history by interviewing client, relatives, friends, teachers and employers; prepares case histories with particular emphasis on psycho-social factors affecting the client.
  • Interviews assigned clients with serious psychological instability and complex behavioral health and substance abuse issues; develops behavioral health assessments; assesses lethality factors and recommends or authorizes patient hold/release for involuntary treatment under Section 5150, Tarasoff rules, AB1424, or other regulations and directives.
  • Provides ongoing psychosocial assessment, treatment planning and psycho-therapeutic treatment of all clients assigned; utilizes specialized techniques for treatment and prevention of violence.
  • Provides case management services for assigned cases; documents clinical files and billing records for all client contacts, including consultations with other agencies.
  • Participates in multi-disciplinary team meetings to review client caseload, treatment, concerns, and recommendations; prepares and presents progress reports.
  • Provides individual and group therapeutic services; facilitates group therapy sessions; assists client to learn skills required to successfully engender psychological stability and personal independence.
  • Supports and enhances the clients' emotional stability; explains nature of illness, plan of care, procedures and treatments to clients, family and significant others; provides advocacy as needed.
  • Provides emergency on-call service as assigned; conducts interventions and evaluations of individuals in crisis; initiates the provision of critical services based on the evaluation.
  • Develops and enhances cooperative professional relationships with local community agencies significant to the continuum of care for clients.
  • Provides consultation and training to other organizations in the community on mental health issues; conducts presentations and training to County staff and general public to introduce and communicate the roles and functions of the behavioral health programs.
  • Maintains expertise in field of service through participation in applicable educational opportunities; serves as a technical resource to County staff and outside agencies.
  • Adheres to the standards of the Privacy Act of 1974, {U.S.C. § 552A} as amended; maintains and enforces all aspects of confidentiality of client information.
  • Supports the relationship between Butte County and the constituent population by demonstrating courteous and cooperative behavior when interacting with clients, visitors, and other employees.
  • Updates and maintains a variety of files, records, charts and other documents.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications

Education, Experience, Certifications and Licenses: (Where college degrees and/or college course credits are required, degrees and college units must be obtained from an accredited college or university. Courses from non-accredited institutions will not be considered for this requirement. Any combination of education and experience that would provide the required knowledge and skills is qualifying. A typical way to obtain the required knowledge and skills would be):
  • A Master's degree from an accredited graduate school or program in Social Work, Marriage Family Therapy, Counseling, Nursing; or a Ph.D. in Psychology from an accredited graduate school or program.
  • Possession of a valid California license as either a: Clinical Social Worker, Marriage Family Therapist or a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor (Board of Behavioral Sciences). Candidates from out of state that hold a comparable license may be considered with the stipulation that they are eligible for an appropriate California license and receive the license within one (1) year from the date of appointment to this classification.
  • A valid State of California driver's license is required.

Environmental Factors and Conditions/Physical Requirements

  • Working conditions are typical health clinic settings; involves the potential for high stress levels and exposure to hostile situations; some non-standard work hours are required.
  • Must work with a clinically challenging client population; must be able to maintain professional composure and clinical effectiveness.
  • May be required to lift and carry items weighing up to 30 pounds.

Job Address

3 County Center Drive, Oroville, California 95965 United States View Map