County of MarinSan Rafael 94903
Full Time

One role will work out of our West Marin office located in Point Reyes and will need to travel throughout Marin County, and will spend significant time traveling throughout West Marin.

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Behavioral Health Practitioner, Bilingual

County of Marin
Full Time 120 N Redwood Dr Suite 3, San Rafael, CA 94903, United States
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Overview

At the County of Marin, our employees overwhelmingly report feeling their work is meaningful, they like the work they do, and they are proud to tell people "I work for the County of Marin." Discover more about us, our values and our organizational culture . Read on to find out more about this opportunity:
 


DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH & HUMAN SERVICES 
At Health & Human Services, we serve our community through the values of support, unity, trust and excellence with one common goal: to promote and protect the health, well-being, safety and self-sufficiency of all in Marin. Join our team of bright, committed, and energetic people who also want to make an impact through public service.
ABOUT THE POSITION

This Behavioral Health Practitioner (Associate or Licensed) recruitment is to establish an eligible list for all behavioral Health Programs and Social Services Programs. (Some roles below are Bilingual desired – Spanish/English and some roles are Bilingual Required - Spanish/English) 

This list may be used to fill Behavioral Health Practitioner, (Associate or Licensed) vacancies as long as the list is active. As such, you are encouraged to apply even if a vacancy doesn’t exist in the program for which you are interested. 
 
The eligible list established from this recruitment may be used to fill future vacancies for open, fixed-term, full-time or part-time positions which may occur while the list remains active. 

Currently there are positions within Social Services and Behavioral Health & Recovery Services (BHRS).

BHRS Positions:

 Access Program 

There are two (2) full-time position available in Health & Human Services on the Access team. 

One role will work out of our West Marin office located in Point Reyes and will need to travel throughout Marin County, and will spend significant time traveling throughout West Marin. This position requires bilingual skills (Spanish/English).  The second position is located in Greenbrae and also requires bilingual skills (Spanish/English). 

Under the direction of the Access Team Unit Supervisor, the practitioners will provide telephonic information, screening and referral services as well as in-person assessments to Medi-Cal beneficiaries who are seeking mental health and substance use services. The practitioners will also provide mental health treatment services such as individual therapy, individual rehabilitation and case management. Callers may be in acute crisis or experiencing urgent concerns that require prompt intervention.  In-person psychosocial assessments include a diagnostic formulation as well as a medical necessity and level of care determination.  The practitioners will provide referrals and authorizations for treatment by county and contracted treatment programs. The practitioners works collaboratively with an array of treatment providers as well as a variety of safety net services throughout the county and is responsible for keeping timely electronic medical records and for meeting monthly productivity standards. These positions work to provide services to the Latinx community and reduces barriers to the services by using the client’s preferred language of Spanish in service delivery to the Health and Human Services programs. 


Odyssey Program  

There is one (1) full-time position available in Health & Human Services on the Odyssey team. BHRS Odyssey team is a Behavioral Health Recovery Services (BHRS) Program within Health and Human Services at Marin County. This multi-disciplinary team provides mental health treatment services to Marin Medi-Cal Adults who are homeless or unstably housed with severe mental health issues. Under the direction of the Mental Health Unit Supervisor, the mental health practitioner provides intensive case management services to adults with serious mental illness who may have substance use disorders and homelessness. In addition, the mental health practitioner provides on-going comprehensive clinical assessment and treatment planning, and acts as client advocate when clients are unable to advocate for themselves. The mental health practitioner works collaboratively with an intensive, multi-disciplinary team of highly skilled professionals, para-professionals, volunteers, and registered interns, and is responsible for keeping electronic medical records current and meeting monthly productivity standards. 

This position requires bilingual skills (Spanish/English) and required to be in the office and the community. 

Youth and Family Services 

There are two (2) vacancies in Youth and Family Services which will be filled with Mental Health Practitioners (associate or licensed).  This position requires bilingual skills (Spanish/English).
 

Children’s Mental Health Services provides outpatient individual and family therapy as well as targeted case management. The position will report to a Children’s Mental Health Unit Supervisor who manages the day-to-day operations. This position will be assessing children and youth referred to Youth and Family Services (YFS) per their level of care needed and meeting the medical necessity. This role will be completing clinical assessments, ongoing trauma screenings, with formulating diagnostic impressions, and co-creating treatment plans with client/parents. Maintaining ongoing, timely documentation for each client is a must, and flexibility to work in the community, clinic and schools is needed, along with a strong sense of collaboration. This position is responsible for carrying a caseload of clients/families providing services in Spanish and English. This position will also be providing clinical consultation to school staff, community members and other groups as needed and approved by their supervisor.  Some duties of this position may be performed remotely and options to telework up to three days per week and work remaining days onsite are available; however, the successful candidate must be able to report to County facilities for meetings, work assignments, and/or disaster service work upon short notice, as needed and deemed appropriate. While onboarding and training, the successful candidate may be required to work primarily onsite before establishing a hybrid work schedule.


Social Services Position - Children and Family Services

There is one (1) full-time position available in Health & Human Services on the Children and Families Services (CFS) team . The Licensed Behavioral Health Practitioner-Bilingual in CFS works closely with Child Welfare Workers to assess the mental health needs of children and adult clients and make appropriate referrals to county mental health and other providers for services, including language-appropriate services for Spanish-speaking clients.  This position is also responsible for facilitating Child and Family Team meetings and administering the Child and Adolescent Needs and Strengths assessments to the children and youth on their caseload. This position serves as a liaison between Child Welfare and Behavioral Health. The incumbent is responsible for ensuring that all children served by CFS are properly screened, assessed, and connected with services in a timely manner, including children who live in other counties and other states.  This position also provides consultation and training to staff, parents, resource parents, and community partners on relevant topics as needed.  This position is bilingual skills desired (Spanish/English).  


Some duties of this position may be performed remotely and options to telework up to three days per week and work remaining days onsite are available; however, the successful candidate must be able to report to County facilities for meetings, work assignments, and/or disaster service work upon short notice, as needed and deemed appropriate. While onboarding and training, the successful candidate may be required to work primarily onsite before establishing a hybrid work schedule.
ABOUT YOU

Our Highly Qualified Candidate: 

Access Program

The ideal candidate has experience in providing clinical assessment and/or diagnosis of mental health disorders and will be comfortable working with diverse, vulnerable, urban and rural populations. Experience working with clients across the lifespan in a mental health setting and/or clients who meet criteria for serious mental health/serious emotional disturbance is ideal. Written and oral communication skills should be excellent. The ideal candidate will have the ability to work independently and be self-directed as well as work well with a team of highly skilled professionals. The candidate should have excellent judgment and decision-making skills, should be well versed in community resources, and have excellent computer and documentation skills in addition to excellent work habits. The ideal candidate will be able to work successfully in a high volume, fast paced work environment and be able to manage psychiatric crisis. The ideal candidate will understand the importance of collaboration and will strive to have strong working relationships with team members, clients, families, volunteers, other Health & Human Services providers, and community partners. In addition, the ideal candidate will have experience working collaboratively with psychiatric emergency services and acute psychiatric hospital units. The ideal candidate has experience providing clinical services including assessment, diagnosis or ongoing treatment using Spanish language skills with the Latinx community.  

The West Marin and the Greenbrae positions require bilingual skills (Spanish/English).The West Marin role is required to be in the office and in the community.

Odyssey Program 

The ideal candidate for this position will have a strong mental health case management background and experience working with at-risk adult population with serious mental illness.

The successful candidate will have experience in home-based/field services and must be comfortable meeting in the client's environment.  Written and oral communication skills should be excellent. The ideal candidate will have ability to work independently and be self-directed, as well as work well with an intensive, multi-disciplinary team of highly skilled professionals and para-professionals. The candidate should have excellent judgment and decision making skills, should be well versed in community resources, and have excellent computer and documentation skills, as well as excellent work habits. The ideal candidate will be able to work successfully in a high volume, fast paced work environment and be able to manage psychiatric crisis. The ideal candidate will understand the importance of collaboration and will strive to have strong working relationships with team members, clients, families, volunteers, other Health & Human Services providers and community partners.  In addition, the ideal candidate will have experience working collaboratively with psychiatric emergency services, acute psychiatric hospital units and long term psychiatric care facilities. This position requires bilingual skills (Spanish/English).This role is required to be in the office and in the community. 

Youth and Family Services

The ideal candidate will have experience with both latency and adolescent age youth, experience in completing clinical assessments, providing individual, family and group therapy and experience with working as part of a team and in both public service system (government) and school systems. The ideal candidate will have knowledge and experience working with serious and challenging at risk young children and youth, and work with a trauma informed lens.  The ideal candidate will be able to case manage and work well with diverse and low–income families who are marginalized, present with multiple stressors, language barriers, have significant trauma histories, and many other challenges they face daily. Additionally, the ideal candidate will need to possess effective working skills such as, organization, time management and communication, both verbal and written. The candidate also possess the ability to manage/consult around complex clinical issues, identify/implement goals, and be a collaborative team member. This position requires bilingual skills (Spanish/English).

Children and Families Services - Social Services

The Licensed Behavioral Health Practitioner-Bilingual in Children and Families Services (CFS) works closely with Child Welfare Workers to assess the mental health needs of children and adult clients and make appropriate referrals to county mental health and other providers for services, including language-appropriate services for Spanish-speaking clients.  This position is also responsible for facilitating Child and Family Team meetings and administering the Child and Adolescent Needs and Strengths assessments to the children and youth on their caseload. This position serves as a liaison between Child Welfare and Behavioral Health. The incumbent is responsible for ensuring that all children served by CFS are properly screened, assessed, and connected with services in a timely manner, including children who live in other counties and other states.  This position also provides consultation and training to staff, parents, resource parents, and community partners on relevant topics as needed.  

We recognize your time is valuable, so please do not apply if you do not have at least the following required Minimum Qualifications:

EITHER possession of a Master's degree from an accredited institution in social work, psychology, counseling or a closely related field by first date of employment OR possession of a Doctoral degree in clinical psychology or a closely related field by first date of employment AND equivalent to one year of clinical behavioral health experience under qualified supervision in a behavioral health setting appropriate to the assignment.
 
Certificates & Licenses

Behavioral Health Practitioner
 
From the first day of employment, an employee must be registered with the State of California, Board of Behavioral Sciences as an Associate Clinical Social Worker, Associate Marriage and Family Therapist OR Associate Professional Clinical Counselor AND employees must successfully pass the licensing exam within six years from the date of employment. 
 
From the first date of employment, an employee who is an unlicensed Psychologist is required to be waiver-eligible AND must successfully pass the licensing exam within the five-year waiver period.
 
Failure to obtain licensure within specified timelines will result in termination of employment. Incumbents must acquire the appropriate licensure before advancing to the Licensed Crisis Specialist.

Licensed Behavioral Health Practitioner 
Must be professionally licensed by the State of California, Board of Behavioral Sciences as a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, or a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor OR must be professionally licensed as a Clinical Psychologist issued by the State of California Department of Consumer Affairs, Board of Psychology.
 
Qualified non-California residents must submit proof of license eligibility in California that meets the requirement of their prospective licensing board and be waiver eligible from the California Department of Health Care Services.
 
Failure to obtain licensure within the specified timelines, and/or loss of State registration at any time, will result in termination of employment.
 
Employees who drive on County business to carry out job-related duties must possess a valid California driver’s license for the class of vehicle driven and meet automobile insurability requirements of the County including review of a recent DMV history. At the time of the selection interview by the appointing authority, applicants will have to furnish a recent DMV driving record.   

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