The County of Riverside Human Resources Department has an exciting opportunity for a full-time Clinical Therapist II - C to join the Employee Assistance Program.
The Clinical Therapist II - C will be responsible for performing a range of therapeutic assignments related to the field of mental or behavioral health services and psychiatric social work, including the design and implementation of personalized treatment plans, individual and group psychotherapy, evaluations and investigations, and professional counseling. The selected candidate will also have the responsibility for implementing, within the scope of licensure, the full scope of therapy and counseling for individual consumers, couples, families, and groups exhibiting a variety of mental health and related disorders in a clinic or institutional setting. Assignments range from average difficulty to very complex and may include serving in a lead capacity over other mental health treatment staff. Additionally, they will instruct educational workshops, web-casts, and seminars to help address the needs of employees and their eligible dependents.
Competitive candidates will be experienced, licensed marriage and family therapists or licensed clinical social workers and have experience working with autism, children, teenagers, or young adults. Furthermore, the therapist will have excellent assessment, interpersonal and communication skills in order to deal with complex and stressful situations.
In addition to a competitive salary, we offer an outstanding benefits package and actively promote a healthy work/life balance. Benefits include: more than 5 weeks of paid annual leave, County paid CalPERS retirement contributions, medical flex benefit of $798.61 monthly, paid vision, long term disability, life insurance, 401a contributions, 12 paid holidays, and a 4/10 work-schedule.
EXAMPLES OF ESSENTIAL DUTIES:
- Interviews consumers, relatives, and other involved persons to gather personal and social data relevant to assessing mental or emotional disorders;
- Develops service plans with consumers; evaluates psychological, economic, vocational, educational, physical, health, socialization, and housing needs;
- Coordinates with other staff members (psychiatrists, psychologists, and other program staff) and community agencies in carrying out and designing treatment and/or rehabilitation plans;
- Assists the consumers and other concerned individuals in understanding the nature of major psychological illnesses and their psychosocial effects;
- Assists the consumers and their families in understanding and choosing options of mental health treatment.
- Initiates and conducts individual, collateral, group, and family therapy sessions;
- Performs specialized tasks including involuntary hospitalization procedures (5150) and Tarasoff assessments
- Participates in mental health conferences and local area committees;
- Licensed level, within the scope of licensure, may provide clinical supervision to unlicensed clinicians;
- Coordinate clinical decisions in response to operational demands;
- Conduct clinical discussions regarding complex and/or difficult cases;
- Respond to emergencies, within licensure, which may occur on the unit;
Knowledge of: Psychological aspects of physical and emotional disturbances and mental deficiencies; characteristics of emotional and mental disorders including their effect on the individual in the community; mental health local community resources and community support systems; principles of clinical interviewing and methods of recording consumer information; individual licensing law and the scope of professional practice governed by the same; laws, rules, and regulations of publicly operated health and welfare programs; principles and techniques for making psychosocial assessments.
Ability to: Effectively apply the principles and techniques of clinical therapy, including a variety of treatment modalities; analyze consumer's behavior and apply treatment or counseling techniques in a coordinated care social rehabilitation environment; speak and write effectively; provide crisis intervention; prepare clear and concise reports and interpret data; work effectively with a multicultural consumer and family population with diverse backgrounds and needs; establish and maintain effective working relationships with consumers, their families, other staff members, and mental health organizations/ agencies; provide work direction and training to staff; establish and maintain effective working relationships with other professionals and to work as part of a multidisciplinary team; communicate the goals and objectives of the County's mental and behavioral health services to members of the community and other interested individuals; consult with and assist in the professional development and supervision of clinical therapists, within the scope of appropriate licensure, and other mental health support staff.
Possession of a license to practice as a Clinical Social Worker or Marriage and Family Therapist issued by the California State Board of Behavioral Sciences.
Possession of an out-of-state license to practice as a Clinical Social Worker or Marriage and Family Therapist. Individuals hired under this option shall obtain their license to practice as a Clinical Social Worker or Marriage and Family Therapist issued by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences within three years of date of hire. During the interim three years, the incumbent shall be eligible for a State Department of Mental Health Professional Licensing Waiver Request approved by the State Department of Mental Health.