Senior Mental Health Worker - Extra Help (Bilingual Spanish Preferred)

  • Napa County
  • Napa, California
  • Mar 08, 2024
Variable Shift Clerical and Administrative Support Public Health
  • Salary: $40.74 - $48.74 Hourly USD

Job Description

The Napa Valley

NapaCounty is home to 140,000 residents who share a strong sense of community and a legacy of preserving and protecting our rich agricultural heritage.

Located in the heart of California's preeminent wine region, the Napa Valley is also part of the dynamic San Francisco Bay Metropolitan Area. With its sunny Mediterranean climate and proximity to the mountains and ocean, the Valley offers residents easy access to virtually unlimited shopping, dining, cultural and recreational opportunities.

The Napa Valley's strategic location, natural and cultural resources, history of responsible land use planning and attractive quality of life provide the ideal mix of small town living and big city amenities.

Napa County as an Employer

As an organization, the County is dedicated to improving the lives of our citizens and reflecting the best of the community's values: Respect, Accountability, Dedication, Integrity and Innovation. Learn more HERE.

The Position

Senior Mental Health Workers provide professional clinical casework counseling and treatment services to individuals with behavioral health needs and provide consultation, information, and education to community groups, agencies, and individuals on human services programs. This position will work directly within the Mobile Response Team (MRT) providing community-based crisis intervention services to individuals experiencing or recovering from a behavioral health crisis.

Shifts for this position will cover after-hours (5pm-10pm) and weekends.

There is currently 1 (one) extra help vacancy. The list established by this recruitment may also be used to fill future extra help vacancies for up to one year. Being bilingual in Spanish is preferred but not required.


Experience and Education:
Any combination of education and experience that would likely provide the required knowledge, skills, and abilities is qualifying. A typical way to obtain the knowledge, skills, and abilities would be:

Experience: Two years of counseling experience in a mental health program including at least one year of case management.

Education: Equivalent to completion of four years of college with major course work in psychology, sociology, or closely related field. (Additional qualifying experience can substitute for the required education on a year-for-year basis).

License or Certificate: **Any license, certification, or registration required for this position shall be maintained (i.e. active and in good standing) at all times during employment with Napa County. For continued employment with Napa County, you must maintain such license, certification, or registration to meet the minimum qualifications of this position. Possession of a valid California driver's license may be required for some assignments.


A person employed in this class must be willing to work irregular hours and holidays and weekends as needed.


An objective and empathetic understanding of the mentally and emotionally disturbed, tolerance, tact, and emotional stability.


1. Applications will be accepted on-line until the current vacancy is filled.

2. Applications will be reviewed for verification of possession of one of the required licenses and supplemental questions reviewed as they are received until the current vacancy is filled.

3. The most qualified candidates from the scoring of the supplemental questions will be invited for an Oral Panel Interview on a continuous basis until the current vacancy is filled. The most qualified candidates from the oral panel interview will be placed on the eligibility list for up to twelve months.

The Human Resources Department reserves the right to make changes to the recruitment process and schedule at any time.

Example of Duties

View the FULL JOB DESCRIPTION including the example of duties HERE .


Applicants requiring accommodation during the application and/or selection process pursuant to the Americans with Disabilities (ADA) Act should contact County of Napa Human Resources at (707) 253-4303.

Napa County employees automatically become Disaster Service Workers. This means that when Napa County experiences emergencies (earthquake, wildfire, power outage, etc.) you may be asked to pivot from your regular duties to provide critical services to those affected by the emergency (CA Govt Code § 3102).

Napa County is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


Salaries are based on a five-step range. Appointments are usually made at the beginning step with advances occurring at six months and the completion of each year thereafter. Salary rates are reviewed annually.

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Certain designated County positions require a candidate to pass a physical examination prior to appointment. Offers of employment are conditional upon successful completion of this examination.

All employees hired into allocated positions or extra help positions will be fingerprinted.


FOR POSITIONS IN THE DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS AND THE PROBATION DEPARTMENT - The selection process will include an oral board interview, psychological assessment, background investigation, and a pre-employment physical exam.

Closing Date/Time: Continuous

Special Instructions


Job Address

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