Mental Health Clinician II
Shasta County - Redding, CA

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ORAL EXAM TENTATIVELY SCHEDULED FOR JU

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E 18-19, 2013 RESPONSES TO SUPPLEMENTAL QUESTIONS REQUIRED 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 opening is in the Adult Services Branch of the Health and Human Services Agency (HHSA). The existing vacancy will work with the Forensic Population. The list established with this recruitment may also be used to fill future vacancies in the other branches of the HHSA.

DISTINGUISHING CHARACTERISTICS

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 ESSENTIAL 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.

TYPICAL QUALIFICATIONS:

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.

T hese employment standards are 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 through the California Board of Behavioral Science Examiners as specified in Business and Professions (B&P) Code Section 4980.40.

2. Licensed as a Clinical Social Worker or Marriage and Family Therapist by the California Board of Behavioral Science Examiners.

Work experience as a Mental Health Clinician II within the Forensic Population is preferred.

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS

1. Incumbents are required to maintain a license as a Clinical Social Worker or a Marriage and Family Therapist issued by the California Board of Behavioral Science Examiners.

2. Incumbents are required to follow the ethical and legal standards required to maintain licensure with the California Board of Behavioral Science Examiners.

3. A valid driver’s license may be required.

SUPPLEMENTAL QUESTIONS

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

1. Do you possess a Master’s Degree in Clinical Social Work from an accredited college or university? Yes ___ No ___
2. Do you possess a Master’s Degree that qualifies for licensure as a Marriage and Family Therapist through the California Board of Behavioral Science Examiners, as specified in Business and Professions (B&P) Code Section 4980.40? Yes ___ No ___
3. Are you currently licensed as a Clinical Social Worker or Marriage and Family Therapist by the California Board of Behavioral Science Examiners? Yes ___ No ___
4. If yes, what is the license number? If no, please type “n/a.”
5. Do you have experience working as a Clinician with the Forensic Population? Yes ___ No ___
6. If yes, please describe this experience including the period of time and organization(s) where you worked.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS AND WORK ENVIRONMENT

The physical demands and work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters or 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 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 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 United Public Employees of California (UPEC) Professional Unit.
ii) 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 http://www.co.shasta.ca.us/index/support_index/personnel/policies_mous.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 AND SELECTION PROCEDURES:

Shasta County Personnel will accept applications and responses to the supplemental questions until 5:00 p.m., on July 5, 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.

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 on all 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, Room 348 – Redding, CA 96001; (530) 225-5515

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