Mental Health Specialist

  • County of Colusa
  • Colusa, California
  • Jun 10, 2019
Full Time Clerical and Administrative Support
  • Salary: $3,692 Monthly
  • Salary Top: $4,730
  • Negotiable/DOQ: Yes
  • Apply By: Jul 03, 2019

Summary

ABOUT THE POSITION

This is an entry-level clinical position within Colusa County’s Department of Behavioral Health. This position, under clinical supervision, is responsible for providing a full range of rehabilitative mental health services and targeted case management services to clients of the Behavioral Health Department; serves in "crisis intervention" roles; and provides a variety of services in the "rehabilitative" and "targeted case management" models as defined in regulations that includes services to individuals, families and/or groups but does not include the ability to independently diagnose or provide psychotherapeutic treatment. There are four positions available with the Behavioral Health Services Department.

Job Description

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS

Any combination of experience and training that would likely provide the required knowledge and abilities is qualifying. A typical way to obtain the knowledge and abilities would be:

  •  Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in psychology, social welfare, social work or related field.
  •  Two years of experience in a community mental health setting.
  •  Possession of or ability to obtain, a valid California Driver’s License.

Job Requirements

RESPONSIBILITIES AND DUTIES

Important responsibilities and duties may include, but are not limited to, the following:

Conduct telephone or in-person interviews with individuals, families, and groups in clinic, home, and community settings to help in the development of client-centered service plans; interview persons requesting mental health services; advise clients on available community resources and serve as a liaison with organizations and service agencies.

Prioritize service requests according to standard triage criteria for assigned health clients.

Work with individuals, families, and groups to develop client centered service plans; assist clients with understanding their problems and developing plans to resolve them; provide individual, and group rehabilitation services for children and/or adults.

Monitor daily progress of persons being treated in psychiatric hospitals to verify receipt of appropriate treatment; develop recommendations for discharge and follow-up treatment planning for clients and their families including making appropriate referrals and other arrangements for client treatment; work with clients’ families to secure their cooperation in treatment programs.

Prepare and maintain clinical and administrative records regarding services provided; provide background information as needed to physicians involved in client treatment.

Provide prevention and education services in schools and other community agencies.

Participate in the evaluation of problems presented by potential clients; develop appropriate rehabilitation plans.

Maintain client records in an electronic health record.

May provide crisis services in the clinic and other settings such as the emergency room or the County jail, as needed.

Interpret and explain to community groups the social and emotional factors pertaining to emotional and substance abuse disorders in order to provide a better understanding of the social, environmental, emotional, and physical problems experienced by a family in crisis.

Perform related duties as required.

Special Instructions

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APPLICATION PROCESS

Applications may be obtained from and returned to:

Human Resources Department

250 5th Street

Colusa, CA 95932

Phone: 530-458-0420

Scanned completed application packets may be emailed to ccpersonnel@countyofcolusa.org

Download application:

www.countyofcolusa.org

REQUIRED APPLICATION MATERIALS

A complete application packet will include:

  •  A signed completed standard Colusa County Application REV.111317
  •  Cover Letter
  •  Resume

Submitting an incomplete packet may result in the disqualification of your application.

The applications will be used to select the best-qualified applicant to participate in the selection process. A skills examination may be administered to those candidates meeting the minimum qualifications. A qualifications appraisal interview will be used to assess the candidate's knowledge, skills and training experience. The Director of Behavioral Health Services will make the final selection and appointment.

Additional Information

BENEFITS

CalPERS retirement plan, either 3 @ 60 for Classic, or 2 @ 62; deferred compensation plans available with monthly matching employer contributions; paid holiday, vacation and sick leave; paid health insurance, life insurance, dental insurance and vision insurance for employee. This position is part of the Colusa County Employees Association (CCEA), Professional Unit.

THIS POSITION IS OPEN UNTIL FILLED, FIRST REVIEW IS: JULY 31, 2019 BY 5:00 P.M. It is to your advantage to submit an application as soon as possible as the recruitment may close at any time following the first review. Resumes are required and may not be substituted for any part of the official application. Application forms must be filled out completely and show clearly that all minimum requirements are met. Faxed applications will not be accepted. Meeting the announced requirements does not guarantee selection in the examination process.

Note: The information contained in this flyer is general in nature and does not constitute an expressed or implied contract. Colusa County does not reimburse applicants for any travel or related expenses incurred in connection with applying for employment. Colusa County participates in E-Verify. To view the Notice of E-Verify Participation and the Right to Work posters, please visit the Employment Opportunities section of the Colusa County website.

Retirees: Colusa County invites all qualified candidates to apply for positions; however, pursuant to Government Code Section 21221 (h) and 21224, hiring restrictions may apply to California Public Sector Pension Plan Retirees.

COLUSA COUNTY IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY/AFFIRMATIVE ACTION EMPLOYER