Mental Health Clinician IA/IB/II - Placerville

  • County of El Dorado
  • Placerville, California
  • Dec 17, 2023
Full Time Public Health
  • Salary: $32.20 - $45.20 Hourly USD

Job Description

Description

The selected candidate(s) may be eligible for the following recruitment incentives*
  • Up to $6,000 to be paid in equal installments for the first twenty-six (26) consecutive biweekly pay periods in the position.
  • A fixed amount of additional vacation leave to be accrued in equal installments in each of the first twenty-six (26) consecutive biweekly pay periods of employment.
  • Up to $6,000 relocation expense reimbursement for moving expenses for the candidate’s household, including pets, when the candidate's primary residence is more than one hundred (100) miles from the assigned work location using the shortest commonly traveled route.

*Recruitment incentive and relocation expense reimbursement eligibility and administration is subject to the County of El Dorado Personnel Rules . Current County of El Dorado e mployees are not eligible to receive recruitment incentives or reimbursement.

THE COUNTY OF EL DORADO
The County of El Dorado is committed to promoting the power of public service by fostering a diverse and collaborative workplace where employees are empowered, respected and valued. The dedicated efforts taken by the Board of Supervisors continues to promote El Dorado County as a competitive employer that is committed to recruiting and retaining qualified employees by advocating for competitive salaries and excellent benefits. The County of El Dorado is also supportive of providing telework opportunities for employees consistent with business needs and in accordance with Board of Supervisors Policy E-12 - Telecommuting.

HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES AGENCY, BEHAVIORAL HEALTH DIVISION
The Health and Human Services Agency’s Behavioral Health Division is committed to the physical and mental health of the residents of El Dorado County. They provide a wide variety of services to the community, including mental health 24 hour crisis services, adult and children’s services, Substance Use Disorder Services, Mental Health Services Act (MHSA) programs, mental health first aid training, and much more!

THE OPPORTUNITY
The Mental Health Clinician has responsibility for a psychiatric caseload involving both children and adults; performs psychotherapeutic counseling, including individual, group, family and other approved techniques; and provides outreach, and emergency services and counseling in crisis situations.

The selected candidate will have the opportunity to:
  • Evaluate patients in a variety of in- and out-patient settings including Juvenile Hall, County Jail, County Mental Health offices, hospital emergency and other settings; obtain a patient history and mental status exam.
  • Receive and respond to emergency calls, walk-ins, and field contacts; pro vide evaluation and diagnosis of patients and make appropriate referrals for support services.
  • Make presentations of physical and mental condition findings to on-call psychiatrist who determines if medication should be prescribed; observe and report adverse medication effects.
  • Consult with and serve as a liaison with community agencies and other mental health programs and services to evaluate community health needs and services.
  • Provide individual or group therapy using a variety of counseling techniques and modalities; provide psychotherapy to chronically mentally ill persons who need periodic maintenance appointments, and brief therapy for clients experiencing situational-type problems.
  • Provide case management services to severely mentally ill including out of home placements; determine suitability of treatment facilities or prospective foster parents based upon an analysis of individual psycho-social needs.
Please review the list below of Unit Descriptions:

Outpatient Clinician: hours are Mon-Fri 8-5 with possibility of alternative schedule. Primarily office-based services, providing individual therapy and case management services to adults with Severe Mental Illness. Ideal candidate comes with knowledge of serious mental illness, evidence-based practices and therapeutic technique and skills.

Full Service Partnership Clinician: hours are Mon-Fri 8-5 with possibility of alternative schedule. Primarily field based, team environment working with clients in transitional housing, most severely and chronically mentally ill clients. Ideal candidate comes with knowledge of serious mental illness, evidence based practices and therapeutic technique and skills. Ability and willingness to "meet clients where they are at" and follow a "whatever it takes" model of recovery.

Access Clinician: the hours are Mon-Fri 8-5 with the possibility of an alternative schedule and telecommuting. The ideal candidate will have knowledge of Medi-Cal Specialty Mental Health guidelines as well as experience conducting mental health assessments and referrals. This position is primarily responsible for conducting Access to treatment assessments for all age groups. At times these assessments will be in the field. This position will also provide appropriate linkage and referrals based upon the outcome of the assessment.

Substance Use Disorders Clinician: the hours are M-Fri 8-5. T his position is assigned to the El Dorado County Substance Use Disorders Program. The ideal candidate will possess the license and skills to determine diagnosis and medical necessity for substance use disorder clients. An ideal candidate will possess knowledge and understanding of assessment and case management techniques and tools used in a Substance Use Disorder Program. Experience using the ASAM Criteria and documenting in accordance with Drug Medi-Cal standards is highly desirable. The County of El Dorado is supportive of and will provide telework opportunities for employees consistent with business needs and in accordance with Board of Supervisors Policy E-12 - Telecommuting.

Access/Psychiatric Emergency Services Clinician:
whose scheduled days and hours will vary . T he ideal candidate will have knowledge of Medi-Cal Specialty Mental Health guidelines and experience conducting mental health assessments and referrals. Additionally, the ideal candidate will have experience providing response and evaluation for individuals experiencing psychiatric emergencies. This position will provide both Access to Treatment Assessments for all age groups and be a member of the Psychiatric Emergency Team. Access to Treatment Assessments may be conducted in the office or in the field. The Psychiatric Emergency Team primarily provides crisis assessments in the local emergency department.

For a full description of duties and responsibilities, please review the job description here.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
Human Resources will assess your application to determine if you are minimally qualified using the following recommendations.

Where college degrees and/or college course credits are required, degrees and college units must be obtained from an accredited college or university. Courses from non-accredited institutions will not be evaluated for this requirement.

Mental Health Clinician IA:
Education:
Equivalent to possession of a Master's degree from an accredited university or college with major coursework in social work, marriage and family counseling, psychology, psychiatric nursing, or a related field
-AND-
Experience:
One (1) year of professional level counseling/therapy experience in a mental health inpatient or outpatient setting. Applicants must be a registered intern or eligible to register as an intern in the State of California at the time of appointment.

Mental Health Clinician IB:
Experience:
In addition to the Master's degree listed above, must possess an appropriate license as described in Other Requirements.

Mental Health Clinician II:
Experience:
In addition to the Master's degree and license listed above, two years of post-licensing experience as a mental health therapist, clinician or counselor in a mental health inpatient or outpatient setting.(For employees hired in the class of Mental Health Clinician by El Dorado County on or before March 6, 2000: Must possess a Master's degree as listed above and a license to practice as a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Marriage and Family Therapist, Registered Nurse, Licensed Clinical Psychologist, or Psychiatrist in the State of California.)

Applicants who are within six months of graduation from a qualifying Master’s program or appropriate clinical license (see minimum qualification patterns) will be allowed to participate in any testing for the position; and if successful, will be placed on the eligible list; however, an eligible/candidate shall not be referred for the department hiring interview until completion and receipt of the qualifying degree or license. It will be the applicant's responsibility to notify the The County of El Dorado Human Resources Department upon completion and receipt of the qualifying requirement.

Other Requirements:
  • All Classifications: Must possess a valid driver's license.
  • May be required to work nights, weekends and holidays.
  • All incumbents must possess the appropriate clinical license described below within five years of employment.
  • The ability to speak and read Spanish in addition to English would be an asset and preferred in this position, but is not required. Applicants for English/Spanish bilingual designated positions must take and pass the bilingual proficiency examination administered by the County of El Dorado and, if successful, become eligible for a pay differential of $1.00 per hour. The differential is defined by the Memorandum of Understanding between the County of El Dorado and the Bargaining Unit representing this job classification.
Mental Health Clinician IA Must either be eligible to obtain an appropriate license and/or waiver under the provisions of Welfare and Institutions Code Section 5751.2 to practice as a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Marriage and Family Therapist, Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor, Licensed Clinical Psychologist, or Psychiatrist in the State of California, or must be licensed as a Registered Nurse.

Mental Health Clinician IB/II: Must possess an appropriate license to practice as a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Marriage and Family Therapist, Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor, Licensed Clinical Psychologist, Psychiatrist or Registered Nurse in the State of California.

Click here to view the minimum qualifications for Mental Health Clinician IA/IB/II, as well as the physical, environmental, and working conditions.

SUBMIT YOUR APPLICATION Apply online by clicking the 'Apply' link at the top of this announcement. When your online application and responses to the required supplemental questions are complete, click 'Accept'.

If you have any questions regarding this recruitment, please contact Monique Heredia in Human Resources at monique.heredia@edcgov.us.

RECRUITMENT PROCESS
The Human Resources Department will screen all applications to identify qualified candidates. After screening, qualified candidates will be referred to the next step and notified of all further procedures applicable to their status in the recruitment process.

For more information on the recruitment process, click here.

Based on the department's needs, the selection procedures listed above may be modified. All candidates will be notified of any changes in the selection procedures.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION The County of El Dorado is recruiting applicants for Mental Health Clinician I A/IB /II. This recruitment will establish a list for the purpose of filling current and future full time, part time, and extra help vacancies for at least three (3) months.

  • Ten (10) full-time vacancies in the Health and Human Services Agency, Behavioral Health Division, located in Placerville, CA.
  • One (1) extra help vacancy in the Health and Human Services Agency, Behavioral Health Division, located in Placerville, CA. Extra help vacancies are made to maintain adequate coverage of work for short periods of time at frequent intervals, where employment is of a recurrent nature depending on the needs of the Agency; work may be seasonal, on-call, and/or for a limited duration. Extra help employees are not considered regular employees, therefore do not attain civil service status, and do not receive benefits or paid leaves; however, they do accrue sick leave consistent with the law. If appointed to an Extra Help position it may transition to a regular position if all the conditions of Personnel Rule 1103.1 are met.

Click here for Frequently Asked Questions.

The County of El Dorado is an Equal Opportunity Employer and encourages applicants from diverse backgrounds to apply.

Many job classifications require a pre-employment medical screening. Depending on the job classification, medical screening may include testing for drugs, including but not limited to marijuana; a positive test may result in revocation of an employment offer.

Click here for Frequently Asked Questions.

The County of El Dorado is an Equal Opportunity Employer and encourages applicants from diverse backgrounds to apply.

Not just rustic mining towns and historic sites - Today El Dorado County is a year-round vacation destination overflowing with outdoor adventure, inviting agritourism locations, enriching family activities, and a proud Gold Rush history.
Escape the traffic and smog because El Dorado County is just:
  • 40 miles to Downtown Sacramento
  • 50 miles to Sacramento International Airport
  • 129 miles to San Francisco

Here are a few of the many activities and events available throughout El Dorado County:
  • Hiking, Camping, Fishing, Boating, and Watersports
  • Skiing and Snowboarding
  • Live Music and Music Festivals
  • Local Craft Breweries and Wineries
  • El Dorado County Fair
  • Placerville Speedway Races
  • Farm to Fork Restaurants
  • Local Shopping Gems.

Employees that are buying a home in El Dorado County may qualify for down payment assistance. Click here for more information.

The County of El Dorado is committed to providing a comprehensive, flexible benefits program to meet your needs!

For your Health and Well-Being:
  • Medical
  • Dental
  • Vision
  • Flexible Spending Accounts - FSA & HSA
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
  • Basic Life Insurance
  • Long Term Disability (LTD)
  • Discounts on gym memberships

For your Financial Future:
  • CalPERSRetirement
  • Deferred Compensation (457) Plans
  • Optional Life Insurance

For your Work/Life Balance:
  • Paid Holidays
  • Floating Holidays
  • Vacation and sick leave accruals

To learn more about the benefits offered by the County of El Dorado please visit our website located here.

Extra help employees are not considered regular employees, therefore do not attain civil service status, and do not receive benefits or paid leaves; however, they do accrue sick leave consistent with the law.

Closing Date/Time: Continuous

Base Pay

32

Job Address

Placerville, California United States View Map