THE COUNTY OF SHASTA http://agency.governmentjobs.com/shasta/default.cfm INVITES APPLICATIONS FOR
MENTAL HEALTH CLINICIAN II MENTAL HEALTH CLINICIAN II: $5,327 - $6,800 APPROXIMATE MONTHLY* /$30.73 - $39.23APPROXIMATE HOURLY*
*Please refer to the appropriate Bargaining Unit Memorandum of Understanding for potential future salary increases* Please visit http://www.co.shasta.ca.us/index/support_index/personnel/MOUs.aspx
CURRENT VACANCY IS IN THE BUSINESS AND SUPPORT SERVICES BRANCH, UTILIZATION REVIEW/QUALITY MANAGEMENT UNIT, OF THE HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES AGENCY
ORAL EXAM IS TENTATIVELY SCHEDULED FOR MAY 2018
SEE “SPECIAL REQUIREMENT” SECTION REGARDING POSSESSION OF PROFESSIONAL LICENSE AND A VALID DRIVER'S LICENSE
RESPONSES TO SUPPLEMENTAL QUESTIONS REQUIRED
SKILLS OR EXPERIENCES LISTED UNDER THE IDEAL CANDIDATE STATEMENT MAY ALSO BE USED TO SCREEN APPLICATIONS
FINAL FILING DATE: APRIL 23, 2018 AT 5:00 PM
ABOUT THE POSITION
Under general supervision, to provide professional rehabilitative, case management, counseling, and medically necessary treatment services to seriously emotionally disturbed adults and children; and to do related work as assigned.
This is a licensed Mental Health Clinician classification. Upon entrance into this class, incumbents are expected to be fully trained and licensed as a Clinical Social Worker or a Marriage and Family Therapist by the California Board of Behavioral Science Examiners. Employees in this class carry a caseload, delivering biopsychosocial rehabilitation services and assessment to mental health clients.
EXAMPLES OF DUTIES
Performs case management and rehabilitative treatment services with seriously emotionally disturbed adult or child clients and their families; develops treatment plans; gathers data relative to client's personal, social, and emotional history by interviewing client, relatives, friends, teachers, and employers; prepares social case histories with particular emphasis upon psychosocial factors affecting the client; participates directly in individual therapy and group therapy programs for children, adults, and families; coordinates with other team members and with community agencies in carrying out treatment plans; interprets and explains to clients, relatives, and community groups the social and emotional factors related to emotional disorders. Attends staff conferences; team meetings; in-service training sessions; and continuing education or required training sessions. Maintains documentation of biopsychosocial rehabilitative services and assessment of mental health clients.
Any combination of education and experience sufficient to directly demonstrate possession and application of the following:
Knowledge of: Principles, procedures, techniques, trends, and literature associated with biopsychosocial rehabilitation; documentation standards associated with public and private reimbursement systems and Federal financial compliance; and scope and activities of public and private health, social service, and law enforcement agencies.
Ability to: Apply the principles of biopsychosocial diagnosis and treatment planning; establish and maintain the confidence and cooperation with an interdisciplinary team; maintain an objective and empathetic understanding of mental illness, be tolerant, use tact, and maintain emotional stability; and establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with staff, mental health, health, and social services professionals, contract providers, County and State representatives, consumers and their family members, community groups, and the general public.
These employment standards are typically attained with completion of the following education and experience:
1. Possession of a Master's Degree in Clinical Social Work from an accredited college or university or Master's Degree that qualifies for licensure as a Marriage and Family Therapist or Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor through the California Board of Behavioral Science Examiners as specified in Business and Professions (B&P) Code Section 4980.40.
2. Licensure as a Clinical Social Worker, Marriage and Family Therapist, or Professional Clinical Counselor by the California Board of Behavioral Science Examiners.
The Utilization Review/Quality Management Mental Health Clinician II will possess the ability to perform the following:
• Utilization review activities for Mental Health treatment programs and services. • Clinical documentation auditing and feedback for internal and organizational providers. • Establishing written documentation standards and contract monitoring protocols for quality assurance purposes and conformance with the Shasta County Mental Health Plan Contract. • Provide training, troubleshooting, and clarification of compliance and managed care requirements and other activities that support quality and continuity of client care. • Research existing and new federal, state and local regulations governing the delivery of Mental Health treatment services.
• Incumbents are required to maintain licensure as a Clinical Social Worker, Marriage and Family Therapist, or Professional Clinical Counselor issued by the California Board of Behavioral Science Examiners. • Incumbents are required to follow the ethical and legal standards required to maintain licensure with the California Board of Behavioral Science Examiners. • A valid drivers license may be required.
Responses to the following must be submitted with a completed application.
1. Are you interested in working in a non-clinical setting in which you conduct utilization review and quality management duties and do not provide any direct clinical services? Yes No 2. Are you currently licensed as a Marriage and Family Therapist, Clinical Social Worker, or Professional Clinical Counselor through the California Board of Behavioral Science Examiners, as specified in Business and Professions (B&P) Code Section 4980.40? Yes No 3. If yes, please provide your license number?
PHYSICAL DEMANDS AND WORK ENVIRONMENT
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear. The employee frequently is required to stand, walk, sit, and use hands to finger, handle, or feel. Specific vision abilitiesrequired by the job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.
The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 25 pounds and will be required to participate in Professional Assault Response Training (PART) and regular PART updates as provided by Shasta County.
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.
• All new employees are required to have their paycheck directly deposited to a bank account. • Some positions may require a valid California driver's license and acceptable driving record according to County policy. • Reasonable accommodations may be made for those persons who are disabled under the Americans with Disabilities Act to perform the essential functions of the position. • As part of the selection process, all individuals provided with a preliminary offer of employment with Shasta County will be subject to a background investigation, including a criminal history check (primarily completed through the taking of fingerprints). An image of your fingerprints will be captured and sent to the California Department of Justice (DOJ) and the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI). The resulting report of your conviction history, (if any), will be evaluated along with the other information received in connection with your application. Except as otherwise required by law, a criminal conviction will not necessarily disqualify you from the position. The nature of the offense, the date of the offense, the surrounding circumstances, and the relevance of the offense to the position applied for may, however, be considered.
• Based on the results of the background investigation and criminal history check, applicants may then be provided with an offer of employment conditioned on the results of a medical examination, which includes drug/alcohol testing. • Shasta County participates in E-Verify. For more information click here. If you do not have internet access, contact Personnel at (530) 225-5515 to request a flyer. • In accordance with Government Code Section 3100, County employees, in the event of a disaster are considered disaster workers and may be asked to respond accordingly. • Positions in this classification are covered by a collective bargaining agreement between the County and the United Public Employees of California (UPEC) –Professional Unit. • Employees in this classification are covered under the CalPERS retirement program. Depending on the provisions of the California Public Employees’ Pension Reform Act (PEPRA) and other applicable laws, an employee in this classification will be covered under one of the following CalPERS retirement formulas: (1) 2% at 55, (2) 2% at 60, or (3) 2% at 62. An employee in this classification will also contribute 7% of his/her pay to this plan, or will contribute such other amount to the plan as authorized by PEPRA and other applicable laws. Please visit our employees benefit page at http://www.co.shasta.ca.us/index/support_index/personnel/benefits.aspx for additional information regarding benefits and CalPERS coverage information. The provisions in this flyer and on the County’s website are for information purposes only. To the extent the provisions of the flyer or the County’s website are inconsistent with PEPRA and other applicable laws, PEPRA and other applicable laws shall govern.
APPLICATION & SELECTION PROCEDURES
Shasta County Personnel will accept applications and responses to the supplemental questions until 5:00p.m., on April 23, 2018. A Resume and/or Cover Letter will be accepted in addition to the application form but will not serve as a substitute for a completed application. It is not acceptable to complete the application with statements such as, “Refer to Resume and/or Cover Letter,” or “See Attached Resume and/or Cover Letter” the employment application must be completed in its entirety prior to submission. Incomplete applications will not be processed. Closing date postmarks or faxes will NOT be accepted. This recruitment will establish a list that may or may not be used by other departments. Prior applicants must reapply to be considered.
Applicants will be screened and those considered best qualified will be invited to appear for an oral and/or written examination. Meeting the announced requirements does not guarantee inclusion into the selection process. Depending upon the number of applications received, the selection process may consist of additional application screening, written and/or practical exam(s), oral interview, or any combination thereof.
Veterans' Credit: Veterans (as defined by California Government Code section 18973) who have been discharged from military service under conditions other than dishonorable and who receive a passing score onall components of the employment examinations (up to and including oral examinations) shall receive credit for an additional five points to be added to their final examination score. To be considered for this credit, a veteran MUST provide a copy of his or her discharge document (DD-214 or equivalent) and information as to the type of discharge (honorable, dishonorable, etc.) WITH THE EMPLOYMENT APPLICATION ON OR BEFORE THE FINAL FILING DATE.
Applicants are encouraged to apply on-line at http://agency.governmentjobs.com/shasta/default.cfm or submit an application to the Shasta County Personnel Office.
Arrangements may be made to accommodate applicants with disabilities. Requests for accommodations may be made to the Shasta County Personnel Office by the filing deadline posted on this bulletin. Shasta County does not discriminate on the basis of disability. If you feel you are being denied service based on a disability, our ADA Coordinator may be reached at (530) 225-5515; relay service (800) 735-2922; fax (530) 225-5345.
SHASTA COUNTY IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER Shasta County Personnel 1450 Court Street, Suite 348; Redding, CA 96001; (530) 225-5515
County of Shasta-Government Offices. The Health and Human Services Agency has approximately 960 employees. Adult Services Branch-Mental Health, has a full continuum ofmental health care with active outpatient services, and chemical dependency program. Benefits include paid vacation, sick leave, deferred compensation plans, medical/dental/vision insurance.Shasta County is located in beautiful Northern California, with an abundance of outdoor recreational opportunities in and around Redding. Located on Interstate 5, 160 miles north of Sacramento. Has a relatively large land area of 3,847. The City of Redding (91,000 population) is the financial, industrial, medical and retail center of far Northern California. Education at the college level is available at Shasta Community College, Simpson College (4 year), National University and through the California State University Extension Program. California State University at Chico is located 70 miles south of Redding. Please see our website for more information concerning this wonderful place to live, play, and work.