Behavioral Health Clinician III

  • 3 County Center Drive, Oroville, California
  • Jun 28, 2021
Full Time Public Health

Job Description


Butte County Behavioral Health Department (90 miles north of Sacramento, CA) is seeking to fill its BH Clinician III vacancies. These positions serve as a lead clinical implementer and will assist with the development, implementation and streamlining of clinical workflow. The Clinician III position will assess clinic/contractor compliance, support ongoing department trainings, become an expert in Medi-Cal site and documentation requirements, and participate in planning committees and workgroups for projects/initiatives. They will also assist with training clinical staff on new forms, and with other unique projects and at various levels for the department, other agencies, and community partners. Knowledge of Electronic Healthcare Record systems and ability to interpret and implement local, state and federal regulations a plus. Must be flexible, have excellent written and verbal communication skills, and a high degree of integrity and self-initiation. Spanish or Hmong bilingual fluency is desired but not a requirement.

Under limited supervision, participates as lead clinical coordinator for designated unique projects and/or activities that requires advanced skill and efficiency in communication, coordination, guidance, and liaison activity with a wide variety of professionals and non-professionals within BCDBH, multiple county Departments, and/or community partners.

FLSA: Exempt
Essential Job Functions

Essential functions, as defined under the Americans with Disabilities Act, may include any of the following tasks, knowledge's, 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.

  • Assists in ongoing implementation, design, and training related to the Department's EHR.
  • Updates and maintains a variety of files, records, charts and other documents; gathers, compiles and synthesizes data for management purposes; maintains appropriate records and prepares reports.
  • Monitors and coordinates clinical services provided by contracted community mental health and/or drug/alcohol service providers.
  • Provides ongoing monitoring, coordination, and/or consultation to identified Mental Health Services Act programs delivered by either BCDBH or contracted community providers.
  • Provides information regarding the services of the Behavioral Health Department; provides mental health consultation services to specified target groups including BCDBH personnel and/or community providers.
  • Consults with professional staff members as needed to promote efficiency of both clinical services, and medical record documentation.
  • 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.
  • Assists in planning outreach programs; talks to community groups regarding program services.
  • Provides consultation, presentations, and training to co-workers, staff, community groups, and other agencies, as requested, on the roles and functions of behavioral health programs.
  • Maintains expertise in field of service through participation in applicable educational opportunities; serves as a technical resource to both county staff, outside agencies, and community providers.
  • Supports the relationship between Butte County and the constituent population by demonstrating courteous and cooperative behavior when interacting with clients, visitors, and other employees.
  • Adheres to the standards of the Privacy Act of 1974, {U.S.C. ยง 552A} as amended; maintains and enforces all aspects of confidentiality of client information.
  • 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 or Counseling 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).
  • One (1) year of licensed professional experience in a behavioral health work environment.
  • A State of California Driver's license is required.

Environmental Factors and Conditions/Physical Requirements

  • Working conditions are various home and 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 population; must be able to maintain professional composure and effectiveness.

Closing Date/Time: Continuous

Job Address

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