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The County of El Dorado is recruiting applicants for Mental Health Clinician IA/IB/II in the Health and Human Services Agency. This recruitment will establish a list for the purpose of filling current and future vacancies for up to three (3) months.
The current vacancies are as follows:
A Training and Experience Evaluation may be utilized to determine applicant ranking and placement on the eligible list. Based upon the information and materials provided in the application, the applicant's education, training and experience will be evaluated using a pre-determined formula.
Under general supervision, has responsibility for a psychiatric caseload involving both children and adults; performs psychotherapeutic counseling, including individual, group, family and other approved techniques; and provides outreach, and emergency services and counseling in crisis situations.
Mental Health Clinician IA is the entry level in this professional mental health series, providing mental health casework and psychotherapeutic support to clients. Initially under close supervision, incumbents are assigned more routine client casework and support duties while learning County policies and procedures. Incumbents may advance to Mental Health Clinician IB after gaining experience, demonstrating proficiency which meets the qualifications of the higher level class, and obtaining an appropriate license.
Mental Health Clinician IB is the journey level licensed class of the series, fully competent to perform psychotherapeutic support and effective casework management for assigned clients in both in-patient and out-patient long-term or crisis situations. Incumbents are expected to provide required intern supervision for those completing student internships within the County Mental Health Department.
Mental Health Clinician II, in addition to providing licensed journey level psychotherapeutic support and casework management, incumbents are expected to provide required intern supervision for those completing both pre- and post-masters and doctoral level internships within the County Mental Health Department. This class is distinguished from Senior Mental Health Clinician in that the latter is the lead class in this professional series providing direction, consultation, and review for assigned therapists and support staff, and handling the more complex casework assignments, including psychological testing and assessment.
Examples of Essential Functions
Education & Experience Requirements (typing "See Resume" in application will not be accepted)
Where college degrees and/or college course credits are required, degrees and college units must be obtained from an accredited college or university. Courses from non-accredited institutions will not be evaluated for this requirement.
Mental Health Clinician IA:
Education: Equivalent to possession of a Master's degree from an accredited university or college with major coursework in social work, marriage and family counseling, psychology, psychiatric nursing, or a related field
Experience: One (1) year of professional level counseling/therapy experience in a mental health inpatient or outpatient setting. Applicants must be a registered intern or eligible to register as an intern in the State of California at the time of appointment.
Mental Health Clinician IB:
Experience: In addition to the Master's degree listed above, must possess an appropriate license as described in Other Requirements.
Mental Health Clinician II:
Experience: In addition to the Master's degree and license listed above, two years of post-licensing experience as a mental health therapist, clinician or counselor in a mental health inpatient or outpatient setting.(For employees hired in the class of Mental Health Clinician by El Dorado County on or before March 6, 2000: Must possess a Master's degree as listed above and a license to practice as a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Marriage and Family Therapist, Registered Nurse, Licensed Clinical Psychologist, or Psychiatrist in the State of California.)
All Classifications: Must possess a valid driver's license. May be required to work nights, weekends and holidays. All incumbents must possess the appropriate clinical license described below within five years of employment.
Mental Health Clinician IA Must either be eligible to obtain an appropriate license and/or waiver under the provisions of Welfare and Institutions Code Section 5751.2 to practice as a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Marriage and Family Therapist, Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor, Licensed Clinical Psychologist, or Psychiatrist in the State of California, or must be licensed as a Registered Nurse.
Mental Health Clinician IB/II: Must possess an appropriate license to practice as a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Marriage and Family Therapist, Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor, Licensed Clinical Psychologist, Psychiatrist or Registered Nurse in the State of California.
ENVIRONMENTAL CONDITIONS/PHYSICAL DEMANDS
The conditions herein 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 job functions.
Environment: Work is primarily performed indoors which may include a hospital, mental health, County Jail, Juvenile Institutions, or standard office setting.
Physical: Primary functions require sufficient physical ability to work in an office setting and operate office equipment; vision in the normal visual range with or without correction sufficient to read computer screens and printed documents and to operate equipment; hear in the normal audio range with or without correction. Frequent sitting; fine finger dexterity of both hands. Occasional standing, walking; wrist and arm motions and upward/downward flexion of neck, ability to grasp and hold. Infrequent climbing, running, jumping, reaching and bending; lifting, carrying or pushing objects that weigh up to 15 lbs. or more.