Mental Health Clinician I

  • San Joaquin County, CA
  • Stockton, California
  • May 13, 2018
Part Time Public Health
  • Salary: $30.09/Hour

Job Description

This recruitment is being conducted to fill current and future part-time vacancies in Behavioral Health Services. Positions may require working rotating shifts which include nights, weekends, and holidays.

Department: Behavioral Health Services
Main Campus: 1212 N. California Street Stockton, Ca 95203
Website: www.sjgov.org/mhs

Resumes will not be accepted in lieu of an application. A completed application must be postmarked or received online by the final filing deadline.

NOTE: All correspondences relating to this recruitment will be delivered via e-mail. The e-mail account used will be the one provided on your employment application during time of submittal. Please be sure to check your e-mail often for updates. If you do not have an e-mail account on file, Human Resources will send you correspondences via US Mail.

TYPICAL DUTIES Interviews clients and relatives to collect and compile extensive case histories for use by medical staff in diagnosis and determination of treatment and for use by social service personnel in related case work. Participates in diagnostic and technical staff conferences with other disciplines for treatment planning; interprets recommendations to clients and families. Implements intensive treatment counseling with individuals, families and/or groups; may participate in collaborative treatment with professional members of other disciplines or other agencies. Makes pre-release evaluations; evaluates suitability of environment to which client will be released; makes appropriate recommendations. Acts as liaison among the client, department, family, and community agencies; interprets client's needs and problems; assists clients in adjustment to new situations. Participates in training programs, including the teaching of diagnosis and treatment methods, conducted for public and private community and social agencies. May provide consultation to other disciplines regarding case histories, client's progress, plans for client rehabilitation and related casework activities. Maintains records; prepares reports; writes correspondence. Participates in in-service training programs; may attend seminars or participate in coursework in order to develop and/or maintain professional skills.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

Note : Supplemental application must be submitted with employment application.

Education : Graduation from an accredited school or university with a master's or doctorate degree in social work, counseling, psychology or other course of study acceptable to the State of California Board of Behavioral Sciences towards licensure as a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW), Marriage and Family Therapist (MFT), or Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor (LPCC).

License : Must possess and maintain a valid California driver's license.

Special Requirements : Must possess and maintain current and active registration with the State of California Board of Behavioral Sciences as an Associate Clinical Social Worker (ASW), Marriage and Family Therapist Intern (MFTI), or Professional Clinical Counselor Intern (PCCI). Employees hired by the County after January 14, 2015, must obtain California licensure as a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW), Marriage and Family Therapist (MFT) or Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor (LPCC) within three (3) years of appointment. Failure to meet these requirements may result in disciplinary action, up to and including dismissal from employment.

Offer of employment is contingent upon passing adrug screening test.

KNOWLEDGE

Principles, practices and techniques of social casework; social and psychological aspects of mental illnesses and disabilities and current modern methods of treatment; social work placement methods and practices; values and standards of other health care professionals.

ABILITY

Establish and maintain effective therapeutic relationships with clients, families, physicians, social agencies, and others; prepare clear, concise, and comprehensive social casework records; analyze data and make appropriate conclusions; recognize and differentiate psychological and social problems within the individual; select interventions appropriate to the client's problem; summarize and describe client's problems to other health professional.

PHYSICAL/MENTAL REQUIREMENTS

Mobility - frequent operation of a keyboard, sitting for long periods of time, walking; occasional standing for long periods of time, pushing/pulling, bending/squatting and stair climbing; Lifting - frequent lifting of 5 lbs. or less; Visual - constant use of overall vision, hand/eye coordination, depth perception and reading/close-up work; frequent need for color perception and field of vision/peripheral; Dexterity - frequent holding, reaching, grasping, repetitive motion and writing; Hearing/Talking - constant hearing of normal speech, talking in person and talking on the telephone; frequent hearing on a telephone/radio; occasional hearing of faint sounds and talking over a public address system; Emotional/Psychological Factors - constant public contact, decision-making and concentration; frequent exposure to emergency situations; occasional exposure to trauma, grief or death; Environmental and Other Conditions - frequent work in an indoor office environment; occasional exposure to noise, varied outdoor weather conditions; occasional working alone, working weekends/nights, and/or work-related travel.

Selection Procedures

Applicants for part-time and temporary recruitments who meet the minimum qualifications are either referred to the hiring department for further selection or they may be required to take a written examination. If a written examination is given, the top candidates may be referred to the hiring department for further selection.

Testing Accommodation: Candidates who require testing accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) must call Human Resources Division at (209) 468-3370 prior to the examination date.

Physical Exam : Some classifications require physical examinations. Final appointment cannot be made until the eligible has passed the physical examination. The County pays for physical examinations administered in its medical facilities.

Pre-employment Drug Screening Exam: Some classifications require a new employee successfully pass a pre-employment drug screen as a condition of employment. Final appointment cannot be made until the eligible has passed the drug screen. The County pays for the initial drug screen.

Employment of Relatives: Applicants who are relatives of employees in a department within the 3rd degree of relationship, (parent, child, grandparent, grandchild or sibling) either by blood or marriage, may not be appointed, promoted, transferred into or within the department when:
  • They are related to the Appointing Authority, or
  • The employment would result in one of them supervising the work of the other
Department Heads may establish additional limitations on the hiring of relatives by departmental rule.

Proof of Eligibility: If you are offered a job, you will be required to provide proof of U.S. citizenship or other documents that establish your eligibility to be employed in the U.S.

HOW TO APPLY

Apply Online:

www.sjgov.org/department/hr

By mail or in person:

San Joaquin County Human Resources

44 N. San Joaquin Street Suite 330

Stockton, Ca 95202

Office hours:
Monday - Friday 8:00 am to 5:00 pm; excluding holidays.

Phone: (209) 468-3370

Job Line:

For currentemployment opportunitiesplease callour 24-hour job line at (209) 468-3377.

When a final filing date is indicated, applications must be filed with the Human Resources Division before 5:00 p.m. or postmarked by the final filing date. Resumes will not be accepted in lieu of an application. Applications sent through county inter-office mail, which are not received by the final filing date, will not be accepted. (The County assumes no responsibility for mailed applications which are not received by the Human Resources Division).

San Joaquin County Substance Abuse Policy: San Joaquin County has adopted a Substance Abuse Policy in compliance with the Federal Drug Free Workplace Act of 1988. This policy is enforced by all San Joaquin County Departments and applies to all San Joaquin County employees.

Equal Opportunity Employer : San Joaquin County is an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) Employer and is committed to providing equal employment to all without regard to age, ancestry, color, creed, marital status, medical condition, national origin, physical or mental disability, political affiliation or belief, pregnancy, race, religion, sex, or sexual orientation. For more information go to www.sjgov.org/eeo .


Click on a link below to apply for this position:
Fill out the Supplemental Questionnaire and Application NOW using the Internet. Apply Online View and print the Supplemental Questionnaire. This recruitment requires completion of a supplemental questionnaire. You may view and print the supplemental questionnaire here. View and print the official application form as an Acrobat pdf file. A San Joaquin County application form is required for this recruitment. You may print this Acrobat PDF document and then fill it in. Contact us via conventional means. You may contact us by phone at (209) 468-3370, or by email, or apply for a job in person at the San Joaquin County Human Resources Division.
Closing Date/Time: Open Until Filled