Behavioral Health Therapist-Licensed - $1,000 - $5,000 NEW HIRE BONUS

  • Nevada County, CA
  • Grass Valley, California
  • Aug 29, 2023
Full Time Public Health
  • Salary: $83,564.64 - $102,015.12 Annually USD

Job Description

Definition and Class Characteristics

* * * $1,000 - $5,000 NEW HIRE BONUS * * *


Through the services of its departments, Nevada County's Health & Human Services Agency develops and implements programs that fulfill the County’s commitment to provide support to our residents. We are pleased to be recruiting to fill several positions for Behavioral Health Therapists in a variety of capacities.

Our Behavioral Health Therapists provide the following support to community members:

  • Assessment, treatment planning, individual and group therapy, collateral/parent counseling
  • Crisis intervention, case management, and documentation of services
  • Screening potential clients on the phone
  • Psychotherapy
Services are provided in consultation with the clinical team and regional partners and outside agencies. Individuals who show patience, understanding, and caring in their dealings with others are highly valued. Other relevant personal traits include social skills, a strong sense of responsibility, and the ability to manage time effectively. The work is always interesting and provides opportunities for collaborative, creative problem solving. We seek to hire individuals who are not only caring but also bring a sense of humor and fun at the right time.

We are currently seeking Therapists for the following programs and services. Please be sure to apply for all levels of positions which you feel you may be qualified for.

  • Full-time therapists to provide intake assessments, individual therapy, and case management for adults in Western Nevada County. This position is full-time and fully benefited.
  • Part-time temporary therapists to provide direct services in our Children's and Adult divisions. A temporary, part-time employee works an average 20 hours but not more than 29 hours per week, for a maximum of 1000 hours per fiscal year. Temporary employees earn sick leave but are not eligible for benefits or CalPERS.
Our staff members enjoy an extensive benefit package including, but not limited to: a generous sick time/vacation/leave benefit, 11 standard and 2 floating holidays each year, CalPERS retirement, medical insurance, dental insurance, vision insurance, complementary and voluntary life insurance plans, a flexible spending account (FSA), a dependent care account (DCA), and a deferred compensation plan including 401(a), 457(b) and Roth options. While the County also offers a tuition reimbursement program, Nevada County Behavioral Health staff are also eligible to apply for additional assistance, up to $15,000 in student loan repayment! Nevada County is also a qualifying employer for the Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF) program through the Department of Education. And because we care about work-life balance, we also offer flexible schedules and telework options to our staff depending on program needs!Benefit eligibility and options are based on regular or temporary employee status.

Nevada County is perfect for those who crave a peaceful and fulfilling lifestyle in the great outdoors. The county is home to over 102,000 residents and covers an area of 974 square miles. Surrounded by the stunning Sierra Nevada Mountains, this county is a nature lover's paradise, with state parks, lakes, and trails galore for hiking, camping, and fishing. And let's not forget the ski resorts and snow parks, which make Nevada County a winter wonderland. Nevada County also has a thriving arts and cultural scene with a vibrant community of artists and musicians, galleries, theaters, and performance spaces. The Nevada County Fairgrounds host events year-round, including the ever-popular Nevada County Fair and the California Worldfest. Nevada County is also an economic powerhouse, with local businesses and industries thriving in technology, health, and tourism, and where resident can enjoy affordable California living!

You matter at County of Nevada. Your contribution, your worth, your ideas, all have a place here. We thrive on transparent and ongoing communication through employee newsletters, social media and hosted sites. We strive to be the best version of ourselves through continuous improvement. We learn and grow as a team. Great discoveries happen when people from a diverse set of backgrounds come together. Best of all, you make a difference in the lives of our community every day. Bring your whole self to our place.

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status. We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided with reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us to request accommodation.

Per California Department of Public Health regulations, employees working in healthcare positions and/or facilities are required to comply with both California and Federal vaccine policy mandates. Currently, the COVID-19 vaccine and, if you are eligible, the COVID-19 booster, is required for this position. Proof of vaccination and booster may be required if a conditional offer is extended. As an employer, the County complies with all applicable California and Federal laws, including but not limited to Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Americans with Disabilities Act, and the Fair Employment and Housing Act, and will make, on request, accommodations for sincerely held religious beliefs and/or disabilities where a reasonable accommodation is available that does not create an undue hardship on the County’s business.

Read the full Behavioral Therapist-Licensed job description to determine which levels you qualify for.

Benefits Guide
The Benefits Guide is a comprehensive document for employees of the County of Nevada. Information contained in this summary of benefits is not a binding document. Refer to specific unit summaries and agreements (MOUs) for additional benefit information for each employee group.

Health Insurance
The County sponsored plan for 2023 is the PERS Gold PPO, but you can also choose plans from providers such as Anthem, Blue Shield, and PORAC (if you are a member) to suit your needs.

2023 Health Insurance Plans
  • Anthem Select HMO
  • Anthem Traditional HMO
  • Blue Shield CalPERS Access+ HMO
  • PERS Gold PPO (County sponsored plan)
  • PERS Platinum PPO
  • PORAC (Available to PORAC members only)

Flexible Spending Accounts
The County offers employees the option to contribute to a pre-tax medical FSA and dependent Care FSA.

Life Insurance
Voya and Colonial is the County's life insurance provider. We offer the following products through Voya and Colonial:
  • Basic Accidental Death and Dismemberment
  • Basic Term Life
  • Optional Accidental Death and Dismemberment plans
  • Optional Dependent Term Life
  • Optional Term Life

Dental & Vision Insurance
Nevada County employees can opt to receive dental and vision insurance without opting for health insurance coverage as well. This will give employees more flexibility to match their choice of insurance plans to their specific needs. Delta Dental is the dental provider offered through Nevada County and VSP Vision Care is our vision care provider.

The County is a member of the CalPERS retirement system and provides the opportunity for voluntary contributions to a 457 deferred compensation account through Nationwide by way of pre-tax and Roth payroll deductions.

CalPERS Miscellaneous tiers:
Tier 1 (Classic-former employee originally hired on or before 12/13/12 and are returning to Nevada County) 2.7% @ 55

Tier 2 (Hired by a CalPERS employer between 12/14/12-12/31/12 and coming to Nevada County with less than 6 months between separation from former CalPERS employer and hire date with Nevada County) 2%@60

Tier 3 (Hired by first CalPERS employer on or after 1/1/13 or having a break in service of more than six months between another CalPERS employer and Nevada County) 2%@62

CalPERS Safety tiers:
Tier 1 (Classic-former employees originally hired on or before 12/13/12 and are returning to Nevada County) 3% @ 50.

Tier 2 (Hired by a CalPERS employer between 7/2411-12/31/12 and coming to Nevada County with less than 6-months between separation from former CalPERS employer and hire date with Nevada County) 3% @ 55.

Tier 3 (Hired by any CalPERS employer on or after 1/1/13) 2.7% @ 57.

We encourage you to visit the CalPERS home page, , to search related information about the retirement plans noted here so that you fully understand what your retirement formula means to you.


Any information on this page or documents and links are subject to change without notice.

Nevada County Human Resources Department
950 Maidu Avenue, Nevada City, CA 95959 (530) 265-7010 option 2

Closing Date/Time: Continuous

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