Mental Health Clinician (Registered) Bilingual Tagalog

  • Solano County, CA
  • Fairfield, California
  • Oct 18, 2019
Full Time Public Health
  • Salary: $37.20 - $45.22/hour; $77,380.81 - $94,056.86/year

Job Description

Introduction



Solano County's Behavioral Health mission is to provide mental health services and support in Solano County that are person-centered, safe, effective, efficient, timely and equitable, that are supported by friends and community, that promote wellness/recovery, and that fully incorporate shared decision making between consumers, family members and providers.

Solano County Behavioral Health dedicates itself to the care of Solano residents to help them remainin the community so that they can progress in their recovery and benefit from natural supports, avoiding institutionalization. Behavioral Health provides psychiatric services to Solano Community in an integrated health care environment in three adult and child outpatient clinics located in Vallejo, Fairfield, and Vacaville.

Our Services: In addition to outpatient psychiatric services, the Behavioral Health Division offers the following to its clients:
  • Outpatient Psychotherapy
  • Case Management
  • A.C.T. model services (Full Service Partnerships)
  • Wellness Centers
  • Consumer and Family Support
Solano County Behavioral Health is committed to equity, diversity, and inclusion . Our services aim to empower all community members throughout their journey towards wellness and recovery. It is also of equal importance for us to improve access to quality care for underserved and under-represented ethnic and minority populations who have been historically marginalized by health care systems. We are seeking qualified staff who possess valuable life experiences and expertise to ensure our workforce is culturally and linguistically responsive and leverages diversity to foster innovation and positive outcomes for the people we serve.

To learn more about the Behavioral Health Services Division please visit:

https://www.solanocounty.com/depts/bh/default.asp

THE POSITION
The Mental Health Clinician (Registered) is the professional intern level classification which provides mental health treatment services for mental, emotional and co-occurring disorders, including substance abuse and/or developmental disability and chemical dependency disorders in inpatient or outpatient settings, including assessment, diagnosis, crisis intervention, individual and group counseling, non-medical psychotherapy, and initiation of involuntary holds; provides and oversees both treatment and continuing care; prepares reports and maintains records related to client or client services.

The current vacancies exist in the following programs:
  • The Quality Improvement Team works with all Mental Health Plan programs to support documentation practices, facilitate clinical trainings and support activities, collect and analyze healthcare data, and assist programs to effectively ensure that State and federal requirements are being implemented.
  • The Triage Unit focuses on early engagement, crisis management, clinical assessment and supportive services for individuals with serious mental illness, co-occurring substance use disorders and criminal justice involvement.
  • The SMART Team supports clients who are CalWORKS Welfare-to-Work recipients who suffer from mental health, substance use and/or domestic violence issues which reasonably prevent them from looking for employment or maintaining employment. The team offers clinical assessments and provide individual/family/group therapy services and case management services.
  • The Integrated Care Clinic serves adult clients with serious and persistent behavioral health issues. The mental health clinician provides clinical assessment, diagnosis, and treatment planning and assist in determining levels of care including involuntary holds, provide individual and group therapy when indicated, and facilitate brief case management.
  • The Children's Full Service Partnership Team is comprised of a multidisciplinary team that provides intensive mental health services to children and families in the home and community. This team members work collaboratively with the family and other ancillary services to provide a team approach to meet the needs of the child and family.
  • The Adult Full Service Partnership Team provides Assertive Community Treatment (ACT) to adults who have been recently hospitalized, incarcerated, or are at risk of being hospitalized due to the severity of their mental health symptoms in combination with insufficient social supports and co-morbid medical and/or substance abuse conditions.
The eligible list established from this recruitment will be used to fill full-time and part-time regular, limited-term or extra-help positions as vacancies occur or the need arises.

POSITION REQUIREMENTS

Education and Experience

No experience required.

Possession of a Master's degree in a field of study approved by the California State Board of Behavioral Science Examiners; AND

Acceptance by the California State Board of Behavioral Science Examiners as a candidate for licensure (registered intern/associate) as either a Marriage and Family Therapist Intern (MFTI) or Associate Licensed Clinical Social Worker (ALCSW). Please see "Document Submittal Requirements" section below for more information.

Note: Failure to obtain such required license within the legally specified timelines or loss of State registration shall result in termination or reassignment, if such a vacancy exists and the incumbent meets the minimum requirements for the vacant position. (Such action will be taken in accordance with Civil Service Commission rules).

Language Proficiency

This recruitment requires the ability to speak, read, and write in Tagalog.

To view the job description for this position, please visit:
http://www.solanocounty.com/civicax/filebank/blobdload.aspx?blobid=15898

BENEFITS/ WHAT'S IN IT FOR YOU?



Solano County offers a cafeteria-style medical package with health benefits, offered through CalPERS. The County contribution for family coverage for the 2019 calendar year is $1,498.09 per month. The County offers a cash back provision for those who choose employee-only or who waive medical insurance coverage. The County may offer a supplemental contribution for employees enrolled in Employee plus Two or More coverage.

Dental and vision insurances for the employee and eligible dependents are paid 100% by the County.

Solano County participates in CalPERS retirement and contributes to Social Security.

Vacation is accrued at approximately 10 days per year for the first 3 years.

Sick leave accrues at approximately 12 days per year.

The County observes 12 fixed, paid holidays per year.

Employees are eligible to receive an additional 2.5% longevity pay, per level, after the completion of continuous service at 10, 20, 25, 30 and 35 years.

To view the benefits for a regular position , please visit:
http://www.solanocounty.com/civicax/filebank/blobdload.aspx?blobid=16514

Extra-help employees who work less than 29 hours per week do not typically receive or accrue benefits of regular employees during their period of employment. All extra-help employees accrue .034 hours of Paid Time Off for every full hour worked.

To view the benefits for an extra-help position, please visit:
http://www.solanocounty.com/civicax/filebank/blobdload.aspx?blobid=16516

CULTURE OF LEARNING AND DEVELOPMENT

Solano County is committed to "Invest In and For the Future" by providing training resources to encourage employee professional development and growth within our organization. While employed with Solano County, employees have the opportunity to pursue their career goals, interests, and develop the competencies on the Solano County Leadership Development Model by participating in the following programs:

• Tuition Reimbursement Program
• Annual Education Fair
• County Mentoring Program
• Leadership Academy
• Supervisory Trainings
• Skill Development Trainings
• Self-paced learning opportunities

SELECTION PROCESS
2nd Application Review:


12/11/19 - 5:00pm Deadline to submit application and any required documents for 2nd Application Review

01/07/20 - Tentative date for written exam for 2nd Application Review.

01/28/20 - Tentative date for bilingual exam for 2nd Application Review.

Based on the information provided in the application documents, the qualified applicants may be invited for further examination and will either be pre-scheduled by the Department of Human Resources or be invited to self-schedule. All applicants meeting the minimum qualifications are not guaranteed advancement through any subsequent phase of the examination . Depending upon the number of applications received, the selection process may consist of an initial application screening, a mandatory information meeting, a supplemental questionnaire assessment, a written and/or practical exam, an oral board exam, or any combination listed. Responses to supplemental questions may be used as screening and testing mechanisms and will be used to assess an applicant's ability to advance in the process; as such, responses to supplemental questions should be treated as test examination responses. Information contained herein does not constitute either an expressed or implied contract.

A minimum score of 70% is required to continue in the selection process, unless otherwise announced.

All potential new hires and employees considered for promotion to management, confidential positions or unrepresented positions will be subject to a background and reference check after contingent job offer is accepted. These provisions are subject to change.

RETIREES - Solano 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.

HOW TO APPLY

Please visit the County of Solano website, www.jobsatsolanocounty.com, to apply. All additional application materials as requested in the job announcement (e.g. copies of diploma and/or transcripts, certificates, DD-214) must be submitted with a document cover sheet, available on the County's employment website: http://www.jobaps.com/Solano/sup/doccover.pdf or at the of Human Resources' office, and are due by the final filing date. Previously submitted application materials for prior recruitments will not be applied for this recruitment but must be re-submitted for this recruitment.

Questions can be directed to the Human Resources Department at (707) 784-6170 or at 675 Texas Street, Suite 1800 Fairfield. The office is open Monday-Friday, 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. Paper applications may be completed in person during office hours. EOE/AA

DOCUMENT SUBMITTAL REQUIREMENTS

All candidates must submit a copy of the following by the final filing deadline:
  • Proof of the required Master's degree. All applicants must submit a copy of their degree (verifying the degree, date earned and area of specialization) or transcripts (official/unofficial verifying the student, institution, and date and degree conferred).
  • Verification of acceptance by the California State Board of Behavioral Science Examiners as a candidate for licensure (registered intern/associate) as either a Marriage and Family Therapist Intern (MFTI) or Associate Licensed Clinical Social Worker (ALCSW).
Candidates who fail to submit their diploma/transcripts and licensure verification by the final filing date will be disqualified from the recruitment.

PLEASE NOTE: Candidates who attended a college or university that is accredited by a foreign or non-U.S. accrediting agency must have their educational units evaluated by an educational evaluation service. The result must be submitted to the Human Resources Department no later than the close of the recruitment. Please contact the local college or university to learn where this service can be obtained.

How to Submit Your Documents

In addition to uploading attachments when applying online, candidates may submit documents in-person or by mail at Solano County Department of Human Resources 675 Texas Street, Suite 1800, Fairfield CA 94533, by fax to (707) 784-3424, or by email to recruitment@solanocounty.com . When submitting documents in-person, by mail or by fax, include the recruitment title (Mental Health Clinician - Registered) and the recruitment number (19-333180-B2). If submitting documents by email include the recruitment title and recruitment number in the subject field.

SUPPLEMENTAL QUESTIONNAIRE

This Supplemental Questionnaire will be used to determine applicants' qualifications for this position and assess an applicant's ability to advance in the recruitment process; therefore, applicants are encouraged to answer all questions thoroughly and completely. Omitted information will not be considered or assumed. Applicants who have no experience in a specific area are recommended to state "no experience in this area" instead of leaving the space blank.

Please note that the experience in your answers must be reflected in your employment history.

1* Mental Health Clinicians may be assigned to the following teams. Please select all of the teams you are interested in.

The Quality Improvement Team: works with all Mental Health Plan programs to support documentation practices, facilitate clinical trainings and support activities, collect and analyze healthcare data, and assist programs to effectively ensure that State and federal requirements are being implemented. The Triage Unit: focuses on early engagement, crisis management, clinical assessment and supportive services for individuals with serious mental illness, co-occurring substance use disorders and criminal justice involvement. The SMART Team: supports clients who are CalWORKS Welfare-to-Work recipients who suffer from mental health, substance use and/or domestic violence issues which reasonably prevent them from looking for employment or maintaining employment. The team offers clinical assessments and provide individual/family/group therapy services and case management services. The Integrated Care Clinic: serves adult clients with serious and persistent behavioral health issues. The mental health clinician provides clinical assessment, diagnosis, and treatment planning and assist in determining levels of care including involuntary holds, provide individual and group therapy when indicated, and facilitate brief case management. The Children’s Full Service Partnership Team: is comprised of a multidisciplinary team that provides intensive mental health services to children and families in the home and community. This team members work collaboratively with the family and other ancillary services to provide a team approach to meet the needs of the child and family. The Adult Full Service Partnership Team: provides Assertive Community Treatment (ACT) to adults who have been recently hospitalized, incarcerated, or are at risk of being hospitalized due to the severity of their mental health symptoms in combination with insufficient social supports and co-morbid medical and/or substance abuse conditions.

2*

If you selected more than one team/unit in Question 1, please rank in order of preference the team/units you selected starting with Team/Unit 1, Team/Unit 2, etc.

Please note that the response you provide will not preclude you from future employment opportunities.

If you only selected one team/unit in Question1, please indicate "n/a."

3* This recruitment requires proficiency in speaking, reading, and writing in the Tagalog language. Applicants will be required to demonstrate such proficiency. Are you proficient in speaking, reading, and writing in Tagalog?

Yes No

4*

Some vacancies are designated as Extra Help positions. Extra help positions are used to augment staffing and are typically less than 29 hours per week. Extra Help employees cannot work more than 999 hours in a fiscal year, are excluded from civil service and shall not have the property rights to regular or continued employment. Are you willing to accept extra help employment?

Yes No

5*

I understand that I must submit a copy of the following by the final filing deadline:
  • Proof of the required Master's degree. All applicants must submit a copy of their degree (verifying the degree, date earned and area of specialization) or transcripts (official/unofficial verifying the student, institution, and date and degree conferred).
  • Verification of acceptance by the California State Board of Behavioral Science Examiners as a candidate for licensure (registered intern/associate) as either a Marriage and Family Therapist Intern (MFTI) or Associate Licensed Clinical Social Worker (ALCSW).
I will be submitting all of the above in the following manner:

Uploading to my employment application prior to submittal
Emailing to recruitment@solanocounty.com
Faxing to (707) 784-3424
Mailing or hand delivering to 675 Texas St., Suite 1800, Fairfield, CA 94533

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS
Driver's License: Possession of, or ability to obtain, a valid California Class C Driver's License may be required at the time of appointment. Loss of the Class C Driver's License is a cause for discipline. Individuals who do not meet this driver's license requirement due to a physical disability will be considered for accommodation on a case-by-case basis.

Assignment Requirements: Some positions in these classes may require work in an out-station location or in a setting with other professionals integrated as a team
SUPPLEMENTAL INFORMATION
Psychotherapy: Incumbents provide non-medical psychotherapy to clients in accordance with State law and regulation as individual licensing permits.

Travel: Independent travel may be required to various work sites and client residences.

Background Investigation: Candidates for some positions in this class will be required to pass a background investigation in accordance with applicable law, regulation, and/or policy.

Compliance Agreements: Selectees for employment must, as a condition of employment, sign a statement agreeing to comply with mandatory child and elder abuse reporting, drug free workforce, and confidentiality.
VETERANS PREFERENCE POINTS

To be eligible, applicant must have served at least 181 consecutive days of active duty in the Armed Forces of the United States and have received either an honorable discharge or a general discharge under honorable conditions. A COPY OF THE DD 214, SHOWING DISCHARGE TYPE (GENERALLY COPY 4), MUST BE RECEIVED IN THE HUMAN RESOURCES DEPARTMENT BY THE FINAL FILING DATE. Applicants who have a service connected disability must also submit a recent award letter from the VA stating they are receiving disability benefits for service connected reasons.

Veteran applicants for initial County employment with an honorable or general under conditions discharge shall receive five (5) points added to their combined score. Disabled veterans rated at not less than 30% disability shall have ten (10) points added to their combined score. Veteran's preference points will only be added to passing scores in competitive open examinations.

AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT

It is the policy of Solano County that all employment decisions and personnel policies will be applied equally to all County employees and applicants and be based upon the needs of County service, job related merit, and ability to perform the job.

APPLICANTS WITH DISABILITIES: Qualified individuals with a disability, who are able to perform the essential functions of the job, with or without reasonable accommodation, and need an accommodation during any phase of the recruitment/testing/examination process (as detailed in the "Selection Process"), must complete the following Request for Testing Accommodation by Applicants with Disabilities Form: http://www.solanocounty.com/civicax/filebank/blobdload.aspx?BlobID=23215 .

This form must be received in the Human Resources Department by the final filing date of the recruitment. Applicants will be contacted to discuss the specifics of the request.

SOLANO COUNTY

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OUR COMMUNITY

Solano County is the ideal place to live, learn, work and play... The America's Promise Alliance has named Solano County as one of the 100 Best Communities for Young People for six straight years - the only California community with that distinction.
  • Live - Solano County as well as cities within the County have ranked in the top 15 hottest markets across the country and within the Bay Area due to prime location and affordability.
  • Learn - Higher education abounds! Within the County, education choices include: Solano Community College, CSU Maritime Academy, Brandman University, and Touro University. Bordering our County is the renowned University of California Davis.
  • Work - The blend of agriculture, corporate business and pleasant lifestyle enhance the attraction of Solano County. Blessed with a thriving agricultural economy, the county is also home to biotechnology and other growth industries.
  • Play - Situated midway between San Francisco and Sacramento-the State capitol, Solano County is home to rolling hillsides, waterfronts and fertile farmland. County residents can enjoy day trips to the San Francisco Bay area, Lake Tahoe region and the Napa and Sonoma Valleys.
The provisions of this bulletin do not constitute an expressed or implied contract. Any provision contained in this bulletin may be modified or revoked without notice.

County Population (2018): 439,793

SOLANO COUNTY IS AN EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER


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