Mental Health Practitioner/Licensed MHP-Marin Mental Health Plan
County of Marin, CA - Marin County, CA

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Under the direction of the Program Manager II, conducts clinical intakes and clinical assessments for children and adults to verify eligibility for mental health services; makes decisions about appropriate clinical services and collaborates with the network providers to ensure that services are provided on a timely basis; collaborates with psychiatrists on cases requiring medication referrals; reviews re-authorization requests from network providers and authorizes services as appropriate; and is responsible for keeping electronic medical records current and for meeting monthly productivity standards.

THE IDEAL CANDIDATE: The ideal candidate for this position will have an understanding of managed care principles and be comfortable working collaboratively with clinicians from other agencies who are providing the services while adhering to the Marin Mental Health Plan guidelines. The ideal candidate will be comfortable conducting clinical intakes over the phone. Excellent written and oral communication skills are required. The ideal candidate should have the ability to work independently and be self-directed as well as collaborate with clients, peers, psychiatrists, network providers and other community representatives. They should have excellent clinical judgment and decision-making skills and the ability to be flexible. The ideal candidate should have excellent computer and documentation skills as well as excellent work habits.

Minimum Qualifications EDUCATION: Any combination of education and experience that would provide the knowledge and skills listed in the class specification. Typically, equivalent to EITHER possession of a Master’s degree from an accredited institution in social work, psychiatric nursing, psychology, counseling or a closely related field, OR possession of a Doctoral degree in clinical psychology or a closely related field, OR completion of three years of graduate education including completion of the doctoral-qualifying comprehensive examinations and a university-approved clinical internship equal to two full-time academic quarters (900 hours).

EXPERIENCE:

Mental Health Practitioner : Any combination of education and experience that would provide the knowledge and skills listed in the class specification . Typically, equivalent to one year of clinical mental health experience under qualified supervision in a mental health setting. This experience must have involved diagnostic assessment for children and their families and the primary client.

Licensed Mental Health Practitioner : Any combination of education and experience that would provide the knowledge and skills listed in the class specification . Typically, equivalent to two years of clinical mental health experience under qualified supervision in a mental health setting. This experience must have involved diagnostic assessment for children and their families and the primary client.

LICENSE:

Mental Health Practitioner : Must be eligible and sit for professional licensure as a Clinical Social Worker, Marriage and Family Therapist, Clinical Psychologist or Registered Nurse within timelines consistent with the California Welfare & Institutions Code. Failure to obtain licensure within the specified timelines will result in termination of employment.

Licensed Mental Health Practitioner : Must be professionally licensed as a Clinical Social Worker, Marriage and Family Therapist, Clinical Psychologist or Registered Nurse in the State of California. Qualified non-California residents must obtain a California license within timelines consistent with the California Welfare & Institutions Code. Failure to obtain licensure within the specified timelines will result in termination of employment.

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS: Successful candidates are subject to background check including fingerprinting by the Sheriff’s Department prior to appointment.

Testing Schedule Depending on the number of qualified applications received, the examination process may consist of a highly qualified review, supplemental application screening, online assessment, written examination, practical performance, oral examination or any combination to determine which candidate’s names may be placed on the eligible list.

Tentative Oral Board Interview: Thursday, October 10, 2013

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