Mental Health Counselor-Contract*

  • Colton, California
  • Nov 28, 2021
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Job Description

The Job

Per the August 5, 2021 CA State Public Health Officer Order, all workers who provide services or work in facilities described in subdivision (a) of the order, including hospital facilities, must have their first dose of a one-dose regimen or their second dose of a two-dose regimen vaccination before the start of their employment.
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Arrowhead Regional Medical Center (ARMC) is hiring for Contract Mental Health Counselors who will be responsible for specific caseload referred by the Women's Health Clinic. The Mental Health Counselors will complete a psychosocial history on assigned patients, participate in multidisciplinary treatment plans, and provide information for use in diagnosis, treatment, and follow-up appointments. This position is expected to last at least one year but can be terminated or extended at any time depending on funding.

Official Contract Title: Clinical Therapist I. This contract position receives the following benefits:
  • Medical, Dental, & Vision
  • Holiday leave
  • Sick leave
  • Vacation leave
  • Participation in the County's PST retirement system
  • Eligible to participate in the County's 457(b) Salary Savings Plan
  • Eligible to participate in the Dependent Care Assistance Plan
  • Eligible to participate in the Flexible Spending Account


The women's health clinic (WHC) at ARMC serves the most vulnerable women and families in the Inland Empire. At least 90% of our patient population is enrolled in Medi-Cal, and the majority of the rest of the patients we serve have no insurance plan. We accept patients who have very little access to other providers due to the high-risk nature of their pregnancy due to multiple co-morbid conditions or late access to care. These patients have profound social complexities, including homelessness, food scarcity, and transportation issues which necessitate the provision of whole-person care and on-site social and mental health services to impact and reduce pregnancy risks due to social determinants of health. The ARMC WHC BHI program will care for pregnant and post-partum women in San Bernardino County through early detection of mental health disorders and substance use disorders resulting in reduced alcohol and other drug misuse and early intervention and treatment opportunities.


Appointment: This is a contract position which does not obtain status as a regular County employee. Working as a contract employee does not preclude you from applying and competing for regular positions within the County (Refer to the County of San Bernardino website for current open recruitments).

Work schedule: The work schedule is forty (40) hours per week; Monday-Friday 8:00am-4:30pm

Travel: Travel throughout the County may be required. At the time of hire, reliable transportation, a valid California Class C driver license and proof of automobile liability insurance is required for the individual providing the transportation. Mileage reimbursement is available.

Minimum Requirements

License: Must be licensed in the State of California as a Marriage and Family Therapist, Clinical Social Worker, or Professional Clinical Counselor. Applicants must indicate license number and expiration date on the Supplemental Questionnaire. A copy of license is required upon appointment.
LPCC Applicants: Must have completed six (6) semester (9 quarter) units specifically focused on the theory and application of marriage and family therapy OR a named specialization or emphasis area on the qualifying degree in marriage and family therapy; marital and family therapy; marriage, family, and child counseling; or couple and family therapy. A copy of a transcript showing the required coursework or named specialty should be submitted with the application in order to be considered for the position.

Five hundred hours (500) or more of documented supervised experience working directly with couples, families or children. A copy of the supervision agreement and the BBS hours verification form should be submitted with the application in order to be considered for this position.


Certification: Must possess and maintain current Healthcare Provider level Basic Life Support (BLS) certification.

Desired Qualifications

The ideal candidate will have at least one (1) year of experience working in an acute care hospital providing resources to people in a diverse community.

Selection Process

There will be a competitive evaluation of qualifications based on the information provided in your Application and the Supplemental Questionnaire. The most highly qualified candidates will be referred for an interview. Be sure to include in your application and supplemental questions your experience in meeting the minimum requirements.
Application Procedure : Please complete and submit the online employment application and supplemental questionnaire by 5:00 PM, Friday, May 31, 2021. Priority Review will begin on May 14, 2021. Resumes will not be accepted in lieu of the application and/or supplemental questionnaires.
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Job Address

Colton, California United States View Map