Licensed Psychologist II*

  • San Bernardino, California
  • Mar 08, 2024
Full Time Public Health
  • Salary: $77,916.80 - $115,419.20 Annually USD

Job Description

The Job

Are you interested in using your clinical and administrative skills to make a difference in delivering health and wellness to millions of residents?

Join a team who is passionate about the services they provide and is committed to making a difference in the lives of the residents of San Bernardino County.

The San Bernardino County Department of Behavioral Health invites qualified professionals to apply for the position of Licensed Psychologist II*. Licensed Psychologists II* are lead workers who direct a small number of clinical staff members. Typical duties consist of providing clinical and administrative consultation to their staff; which includes providing clinical, administrative, and psychological testing supervision for interns and/or staff obtaining hours towards licensure; screening prospective clients for appropriateness of program services; intervening in crisis situations; complex care coordination; auditing and monitoring charts; utilization review; payment authorization; selecting, administering, scoring, and interpreting a wide variety of objective and projective tests, including cognitive, psychodiagnostic, and project measures for the treatment of individuals diagnosed with severe mental illness or severe emotional disturbance; and participating in providing rehabilitative mental health/substance abuse services in clinic, field, and community settings to clients with severe mental, emotional and substance abuse disorders.

*Official Title: Clinical Therapist II - Psychologist
For additional details, please refer to the Clinical Therapist II - Psychologist job description.

Hear from current therapists about their experiences within the County below!

The Department of Behavioral Health (DBH) is responsible for providing mental health and substance use disorder services to county residents who are experiencing major mental illness or substance abuse related issues. DBH provides mental health and substance use disorder prevention and treatment services to all age groups, with a primary emphasis on treating children/youth who may be seriously emotionally disturbed, adults who are experiencing a serious and persistent mental illness, and individuals who are experiencing substance use disorders. DBH also provides an array of outreach/engagement, prevention, and early intervention services. DBH's core values are service, integrity, accountability, and trust.

DBH is a unique County Department comprised of six (6) service areas: Outpatient Clinics and Youth Services; Substance Use Disorder and Recovery Services; 24-Hour and Emergency Services; Forensic and Homeless Services; Administrative Services; and Program Support Services. The Department currently has a workforce in excess of 1000 positions and an approximate $700 million-dollar annual budget.

DBH is also accepting applications for Pre-Licensed Psychologist* and Licensed Psychologist I* . Please click on either job title to be redirected to the corresponding application. Each position requires its own application; submitting applications for multiple positions is in your best interest as they do not interfere with one another.

Click HERE to learn more about the Department of Behavioral Health

Click HERE to learn more about San Bernardino County

Immediate vacancies exist in the following Department of Behavioral Health programs; please indicate your availability for referral to each program in the Supplemental Questionnaire.

Serious and Persistent Mentally Ill involved with the Court System (Forensics)

  • The incumbent assigned to this program will function as a lead clinician responsible for providing direct services as well as supervision for additional staff providing services. Incumbent will have primary responsibility for assigning new referrals and conducting supervision of assessments for justice involved adults upon referral to specialty mental health services under the provision and/or facilitation of Mental Health Court and Mental Health Diversion for adults that have been incarcerated or are at risk of becoming incarcerated. Additional duties will include the reviewing and approving of court submitted recommendation reports. A majority of the face-to-face services are conducted within the clinic.

Children and Youth Collaborative Services (CYCS)

  • The incumbent assigned to this position will function as a lead clinician and be responsible for providing direct services as well as supervision to other staff providing services. Conducting and supervising Qualified Individual (QI) assessments for youth referred to residential care will be a primary function of this position. QI assessment results will be included in court submitted recommendation reports. Additional responsibilities will include the ongoing provision and facilitation of specialty mental health services.

Transitional Age Youth (TAY)/Former system involved Young Adults
  • The incumbent assigned to this position will function as a lead clinician and be responsible for providing direct services as well as supervision to other staff providing services within a One-Stop TAY Center located in the city of San Bernardino. Leading the multidisciplinary team in the provision of specialty mental health services to address the needs of the TAY population, many of which are former system involved youth, will be a primary responsibility of this position. These youth are coping with serious and persistent mental illnesses (SPMI) and are often involved in the shelter bed system.

APA-Accredited Pre-Doctoral Internship Program

  • The incumbent assigned to this position will function as a team member and a primary supervisory staff within an APA-Accredited Pre-Doctoral Internship Program. The supervised interns will have primary clinical assignments at various department locations throughout the county. Travel to these locations is required and related expenses will be reimbursed. Providing clinical supervision, testing supervision, in-services, and formal training are all required functions of this position. Additionally, this position will assist in the administrative oversight of the internship program.

The list established from this recruitment may be used to fill current and future vacancies as they occur throughout the Department.


Pre-Employment Process: Applicants must pass a background check that will include fingerprint/DOJ LiveScan, DMV check, and medical exam. The m edical exam will include a drug and TB test. Applicant must be a U.S. Citizen or permanent U.S. resident. Some positions may require additional background check processes dependent upon the work location.

Travel: Travel throughout the County may be required depending on assignment. Employees will be required to make provision for transportation. 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.

Compensation Differential: Clinical therapists regularly assigned to work in detention facilities or in the Behavioral Health Inpatient Unit at ARMC receive additional compensation. Indicate your interest and availability for such positions on the Supplemental Questionnaire.

Applicants from out of state: if you are not licensed in California, you may not proceed to apply as a Licensed Psychologist and must apply as a Pre-Licensed Psychologist* .

Sponsorship: Please note San Bernardino County is not able to consider candidates who will require visa sponsorship at the time of application or in the future.

Minimum Requirements

License: Must be licensed in the State of California as a Psychologist. Applicants must indicate license number and expiration date on the Supplemental Questionnaire. A copy of license is required upon appointment. L icensure must be maintained and in good standing.


Experience: Six (6) months of Post-Graduate experience in a community mental health setting OR six (6) months of Tiered Clinical Supervision experience.

Desired Qualifications

Applicants fluent in American Sign Language, Arabic, Korean, Mandarin, Spanish, Tagalog, 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:
  • Two (2) years of experience as a licensed therapist in a behavioral health or social services setting.
  • Experience providing clinical supervision over clinical interns and/or trainees.
  • Experience in a behavioral health or social service setting in a leadership role either managing a special assignment or providing occasional supervisory coverage.
  • Currently employed as a therapist.
  • Government or private inpatient, psychiatric hospital or behavioral health clinics/programs/contract agencies, serving acutely or persistently mentally ill clients.
  • Experience with Medi-Cal Documentation.
  • Experience providing child/adolescent and family therapy.
  • Experience with group and individual therapy services.
  • Experience serving Transitional Aged Youth (TAY).
  • Experience with working in multidisciplinary team settings.
  • Attention to detail and good ability to communicate.
  • Experience with either currently or previously system involved youth (e.g., Child Welfare or Probation).
  • Experience with psychological testing.
  • A graduate of an APA accredited or CAPIC internship or experience as a supervisor in an APA or CAPIC accredited program.
  • Experience in a crisis intervention/brief therapy setting with severely mentally ill adults/children.
  • 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 including screening and resource referrals to care.
  • Experience with intensive care coordination with physical health care providers for severely persistently mentally ill clients.
  • Experience with case management for individuals with severe and persistent mental illness.
  • Experience with coordinating care for individuals with co-occurring substance disorders.
  • Experience in transitional care coordination between inpatient and outpatient levels of care for medical complexity children.

Selection Process

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 indicated in the Application and responses to the Supplemental Questionnaire, as resumes and other attachments will not be reviewed for the competitive evaluation.

Completing your application with statements such as "see/refer to resume" or "see attached" rather than completing your work history may affect your eligibility or competitive evaluation score. Be sure to clearly describe your experience in meeting the minimum requirements.

If you require technical assistance, please click HERE to review the Government Jobs online application guide , or contact their Toll-Free Applicant Support line at (855) 524-5627. Please note that Human Resources is not responsible for any issues or delays caused by computer or browser used to submit the application.

EEO/ADA: S an 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 (Download PDF reader) 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.

Please click HERE for important Applicant Information and the County Employment Process .

Professional Unit

The County of San Bernardino offers a range of benefit programs for employees and their eligible dependents. These include health, dental, vision, and life insurance, as well as a variety of voluntary benefits. Programs and benefit amounts vary and are based on bargaining unit, family size, hire date, plan selection, and number of hours worked.

For a summary of benefits,* please click here .

Refer to the appropriate MOU, contact the County's Employee Benefits and Services Division at (909) 387-5787 or visit the Benefits website for more detailed information at .

*Retirement benefits subject to change.

Closing Date/Time: Continuous

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