Clinical Program Coordinator
Shasta County - Redding, CA

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$5,614 - $7,166 Approximate Monthly / $32.39 - $41.34 Approximate Hourly

ORAL EXAM TENTATIVELY SCHEDULED MARCH 14-15, 2013

RESPONSES TO SUPPLEMENTAL QUESTIONS REQUIRED

ABOUT THE POSITION

This recruitment will establish a new eligibility list to fill vacancies within the Health and Human Services Agency's Adult, Children's, and Regional Services Branches. The current vacancy is within Children's Services Mental Health Drug and Alcohol. This position oversees a number of mental health drug and alcohol programs and staff. Under general direction, this position plans, organizes, and supervises the activities of a clinical treatment unit providing mental health services, and performs related duties as required.

DISTINGUISHING CHARACTERISTICS

A position in this classification is responsible to a Clinical Division Chief for the clinical supervision of mental health or alcohol and other drug treatment, or managed care/quality improvement activities within a specific Mental Health or Alcohol and Drug Program.

EXAMPLES OF ESSENTIAL DUTIES:

Plans and supervises the work of multidisciplinary staff providing mental health and/or substance abuse treatment services, or managed care/quality improvement activities; makes or reviews decisions on difficult client assessment and casework matters; provides guidance to subordinates on department philosophy, goals, objectives, policies, and procedures; evaluates performance of personnel and recommends appropriate course of action; under direction, interviews, selects, and makes recommendations on the hiring of new staff members; works with other public, private, and community organizations providing health and human services to individuals suffering from mental, emotional, or substance abuse related problems; participates in mental health and substance abuse conferences and local area committees; evaluates overall activities of services, including methods and procedures for effectiveness and consistency with program goals and objectives; when appropriate, provides clinical treatment in the areas of inpatient and outpatient, adult, child or geriatric psychotherapy, counseling, and social and rehabilitative services; and provides consultation and educative services to clients and public and private agencies in the county.

TYPICAL QUALIFICATIONS:

Any combination of education and experience sufficient to directly demonstrate possession and application of the following:

Knowledge of:
The general purposes and provisions of the Short-Doyle Act, Medi-Cal and Medicare systems or Drug/Medi-Cal system and Federal Substance Abuse Prevention and Treatment Block Grant requirements; causes and treatment of mental and emotional disorders and alcohol and other drug abuse problems; biological, social, and psychological aspects of mental health and alcohol and other drug abuse problems; the recovery model and biopsychosocial principles of intervention; alcohol and drug treatment; current developments in the field of mental health and substance abuse; general knowledge of child welfare practices and regulations; the role and function of nursing services in psychiatric and foster care settings; client and family focused service delivery; recovery principal as applied to mental health and substance abuse services; principals of strength-based interventions and supervision; principles of personnel management and supervision; clinical organization and management; crisis interviewing methods and techniques; and Medi-Cal utilization review and Federal financial compliance requirements.

Ability to: Plan, organize, and direct assigned multidisciplinary clinical staff; interpret, explain, and apply applicable laws, rules, regulations, and policies; develop, monitor, and coordinate activities to achieve program goals; prepare and enforce department procedures relating to clinical personnel, training, and organization; diagnose and effectively treat mental, emotional, and substance abuse disorders; assess mental health or alcohol and other drug treatment needs of individuals; and establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with staff, subordinates, 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:

The following professional classifications may qualify for the position of Clinical Program Coordinator if they meet the minimum education and experience requirements for Supervisory Professional Personnel, as listed in the California Administrative Code, Title 9 "Community Mental Health Services": Social Worker with MSW; Marriage and Family Therapist; Registered Nurse; Psychiatric Technician; Mental Health Rehabilitation Specialist; Psychologist with Ph.D.; or Psychiatrist;

- AND -

Be licensed by the appropriate California licensing board for two years and have practiced psychotherapy for at least two years in the last five year period in a similar setting with a similar population.

SUPPLEMENTAL QUESTIONS

Responses to the following must be submitted with a completed application.


1. Please check any of the following professional classifications for which you have been licensed by the appropriate California licensing board for at least two years:

[ ] Social Worker with MSW
[ ] Marriage and Family Therapist
[ ] Registered Nurse
[ ] Psychiatric Technician
[ ] Mental Health Rehabilitation Specialist
[ ] Psychologist with PhD
[ ] Psychiatrist
[ ] None of the Above

2. Please give a brief description that outlines your 2 years of work experience within either a mental health environment, treatment of substance abuse disorders, and/or Managed Care/Quality Improvement field.

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 and hear. The employee frequently is required to stand, walk, sit, and use hands to finger, handle, or feel. Specific vision abilities required 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 CPI Non-Violent Crisis Intervention Training and regular CPI 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.

OTHER CONSIDERATIONS

• 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.
• All individuals offered employment with Shasta County must pass a pre-employment physical examination that includes drug and alcohol testing. The Shasta County Health and Human Services Agency is a smoke, alcohol, and drug free work place.
• 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 Shasta County Employees Association (SCEA).
• 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. Click here 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 AND SELECTION PROCEDURES:

Shasta County Personnel will accept applications and responses to the supplemental questions until 5:00 p.m., on March 8, 2013. A cover letter and/or resume will be accepted in addition to the application form but will not serve as a substitute for a completed application. Incomplete applications will not be processed. It is not acceptable to complete the application with statements such as, "See/Refer to Resume," or "See Attached." 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.

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, Room 348
Redding, CA 96001
(530) 225-5515

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