County of MarinSan Rafael 94903
||none||Crisis Specialistassociate Or Licensed||County of Marin|| ||||">

Crisis Specialistassociate Or Licensed

County of Marin
24 per week 120 N Redwood Dr Suite 3, San Rafael, CA 94903, United States


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:


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. 


New, full-time, regular hire Crisis Specialists (Associate or Licensed)  are eligible to receive a $10,000 signing bonus which will be split into two equal payments – 50% at time of hire (i.e. first paycheck) and the remaining 50% at successful completion of their probationary period. This amount is prorated for regular hire part-time employees based on the employee’s FTE. If the new hire voluntarily separates prior to the completion of their probationary period, they will be required to reimburse the County for the amount of the signing bonus received.

Vacancies: There are currently part-time and full-time positions on the overnight shift.
 There are multiple positions available on the night shift which may be filled at a 0.6 to 1.0 level based on business needs.
  0.6 (24 hours a week)
  0.8 (32 hours a week)
  0.9 (36 hours a week) 1.0 (40 hours a week)
The crisis specialists provide psychiatric assessment to clients in an outpatient Crisis Stabilization Unit, most of whom are held under W&I code 5150. The crisis specialist is responsible for assessing the mental status of clients, determining whether they meet criteria for involuntary observation and treatment (as a danger to self or others, or as gravely disabled). With information derived from a clinical interview, nursing report, case history, and collateral information the crisis specialist writes a semi-structured report, develops and then implements a treatment plan for clients under their care.
Work Schedule: 

The anticipated schedule is for night shifts (11:30PM – 8AM). The positions require weekend night shifts.  Shift differentials are paid for certain assignments.
If the position includes the below shifts, the corresponding differentials are:

  • PM/evening shift = 7.5%
  • NOC/overnight shift  = 15%
  • Weekend shift = 10%
You must work a minimum of four (4) hours within the defined shift to qualify for the shift differential.We are currently starting all new Crisis Specialists (Associates) hires at the top step: $4,170 biweekly. ($52.13 hourly)
We are currently starting all new Licensed Crisis Specialist hires at the top step: $4,308 biweekly. ($53.85 hourly)

Our Highly Qualified Candidate:

Our highly qualified candidate will have experience working with mentally ill clients across all ages in crisis or emergent situations.  They will be able to work well with a small team. The candidate will be able to organize their work effectively, as well as being able to document complex clinical information quickly, accurately, and concisely, and utilize this information to rapidly develop a treatment plan.  The ideal candidate can provide a welcoming environment to even the most distraught client.  The ideal candidate will have strong diagnostic and assessment skills in addition to having the ability to work with and relay information to a wide-range of clients, families, and other professionals.  In addition, the ideal candidate will have experience in de-escalating persons in high-stress and/or high anxiety situations in order to maintain the safety of Patients and Staff on unit.
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

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.

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.  

Highly Desirable: 
Bilingual skills in Spanish and English are highly desirable.

Bilingual Testing/Certification: 
Please note if the successful candidate has bilingual skills, they must demonstrate proficiency in both Spanish and English prior to receiving differential pay. A bilingual proficiency exam will be administered at that time to ensure the candidate possesses the appropriate skill level to meet the requirements.