Licensed Clinical Therapist* - Quality Management

  • San Bernardino, California
  • Jun 26, 2022
Full Time Public Health
  • Salary: $65,187.20 - $94,182.40 Annually USD

Job Description

The Job

Recruitment Bonus- Newly hired employees from this recruitment may be eligible to receive bonus payments up to $2,000* $1000 upon hire and $1000 upon completion of 2080 service hours .
Referral Bonus- Newly hired employees from this recruitment may be eligible to receive a referral bonus*
Remote Assignment- Newly hired employees from this recruitment may be eligible to receive bonus payments up to $2,000*
Relocation Assistance- Newly hired employees from this recruitment may be eligible to receive relocation assistance*
Tuition Reimbursement- Newly hired employees from this recruitment may be eligible to receive tuition reimbursement. San Bernardino County employees are eligible for Federal Student Loan Forgiveness.
*According to criteria established in the Professional Unit Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) ( see pages 64-67 )
Licensed Clinical Therapists* (Marriage and Family Therapist, Clinical Social Worker, and Professional Clinical Counselor) are currently needed to work in the Department of Behavioral Health (DBH) Quality Management (QM) Division. Licensed clinicians in this division perform a variety of regulatory mandates, including, but not limited to the following: reviewing clinical documentation for services provided to adults and children with severe mental or emotional disorders to ensure compliance with Medi-Cal documentation requirements as outlined by the Department of Health Care Services (DHCS); conducting concurrent review for authorizations of adult and youth crisis residential and adult residential treatment services; conducting prior authorization for an array of adult and children's outpatient specialty mental health services; working the grievances, appeals and state hearing requests received for the San Bernardino County behavioral health system of care; addressing second opinions, change of provider requests and continuity of care requests; answering phone calls addressed for clinical staff from the public via the 24/7 Access Line; and working with clients, San Bernardino County managed care plans and DBH programs regarding the need to step up to specialty mental health services. These positions primarily perform regulatory mandates, not direct therapy, but may require client contact and/or the provision of services.
Immediate vacancies exist within the Department of Behavioral Health. The resulting eligible will only be used to fill vacancies in the Quality Management Division.

*Official title: Clinical Therapist I .

For more detailed information, refer to the Clinical Therapist I job description.


Background Check: An extensive background check will include 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 (mileage reimbursement at current IRS rate is available). At the time of hire, a valid California driver license and proof of automobile liability insurance must be produced and maintained for the individual providing the transportation.

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.

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 behavioral health clinics/programs/contract agencies, serving persistently mentally ill clients.
  • Experience in quality assurance or utilization review activities.
  • Experience with managed care or insurance plans, such as, but not limited to, Kaiser, Inland Empire Health Plan (IEHP) or Molina Healthcare.
  • Experience with performing clinical screening/assessment duties in a call center environment, including screening and resource referrals to care.
  • Experience with grievances, beneficiary rights and consumer complaints investigations and resolution.
  • Experience in transitional care coordination between inpatient and outpatient levels of care for medical complexity or severely persistently mentally ill adults and children.

Selection Process

Applications will be accepted continuously and reviewed on a regular basis. Interested applicants are encouraged to apply as soon as possible as this recruitment may close at any time.

There will be a competitive evaluation of qualifications based on the information provided in the Application and the Supplemental Questionnaire. You are encouraged to include detailed descriptions of your qualifying experience, as only the most highly qualified applicants will be referred to the Department. Please ensure all relevant experience is indicate in the Application and responses to the Supplemental Questionnaire, as resumes and other attachments will not be reviewed for the competitive evaluation.

All communications regarding the selection process will be via e-mail. Applicants are encouraged to check their e-mail frequently to learn additional information regarding this recruitment. Check your GovernmentJobs account for notifications. Update your firewalls to allow e-mails from San Bernardino County through Update your Spam, Junk, and Bulk settings to ensure it will not spam/block/filter communications from e-mail addresses with the following domain "". Finally, be sure to keep your personal information updated. Taking these steps now will help ensure you receive all communications regarding this recruitment.

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EEO/ADA: San Bernardino County is an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) and Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) compliant employer, committed to providing equal employment opportunity to all employees and applicants.
ADA Accommodation: If you have a disability and require accommodations in the testing process, submit the Special Testing Accommodations Request Form within one week of a recruitment filing deadline.
Veterans' Preference: Eligible veterans and their spouse or widow(er) who are not current County employees may be awarded additional Veterans' Preference points. Click here for information and instructions to request Veteran's Preference points.

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Closing Date/Time: Continuous

Remote-eligible (Remote work is a type of flexible working arrangement that allows an employee to work from remote location)


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