County of NapaNapa 94558
Full Time

Applicants requiring accommodation during the application and/or selection process pursuant to the Americans with Disabilities (ADA) Act should contact County of Napa Human Resources at (707) 253-4303.

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Mental Health Counselor- Licensed/registeredbilingual Spanish Preferred

County of Napa
Full Time Napa County Health & Human Services, 2751 Napa Valley Corporate Dr, Napa, CA 94558, United States


Working title:  Law Enforcement Embedded Mental Health Counselor (LE-MHC)

This unique position is embedded within the Napa County Sheriff’s Office providing joint response with law enforcement on calls for service involving behavioral health crises. The LE-MHC is stationed at the Napa Sheriff’s Office and is directly dispatched to calls in the community by law enforcement to provide effective crisis intervention services including clinical assessments in the field, de-escalating critical situations, evaluating for and writing 5150/5585 holds, completing timely and accurate clinical documentation and providing linkage to relevant services in our community for stabilization, treatment and further support. The LE-MHC works collaboratively with law enforcement and provides behavioral health consultation as needed.  The LE-MHC will provide back-up coverage to the Behavioral Health Mobile Response Team and other law enforcement embedded clinicians.

This position requires the ability, skills and knowledge to conduct assessments, respond to community members in crisis or to disaster support services, develop crisis and safety plans and utilize de-escalation skills to provide support to individuals experiencing significant distress. Experience in crisis services, substance use disorders and Medi-Cal service documentation is highly desired.  Bilingual Spanish skills preferred.

The current vacancy is the within the Behavioral Health Division of the Health and Human Services Agency and embedded at the Napa County Sheriff’s Office.   The available shift is Monday-Friday 10am-6:30pm. This position may be filled with the Licensed or Unlicensed Registered Associate classification, depending on qualifications. 

Any combination of education and experience that would likely provide the required knowledge, skills, and abilities is qualifying. A typical way to obtain the knowledge, skills, and abilities would be:TTwo years supervised experience in a mental health setting providing direct services to mentally or emotionally disabled persons, including dual diagnosis and addiction concerns for those assigned to the substance abuse setting.Possession of a master's degree from an accredited college or university in Marriage and Family Therapy, Social Work, clinical or counseling psychology, or a closely related field.Current license by the State of California Board of Behavioral Science Examiners as either a Marriage and Family Therapist (MFT), Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW), or **Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor (LPCC); OR Current license by the State of California as a Licensed Psychologist.**Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor (LPCC) must include the additional training and education to treat couples or families, as required under BPC section 4999.20(a)(3)(A).***1.  Applications will be accepted on-line until the current vacancies are filled.3. The most qualified candidates from the scoring of the supplemental questions will be invited for an Oral Panel Interview on a continuous basis until the current vacancies are filled. The most qualified candidates from the oral panel interview will be placed on the eligibility list for up to twelve months.  
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Applicants requiring accommodation during the application and/or selection process pursuant to the Americans with Disabilities (ADA) Act should contact County of Napa Human Resources at (707) 253-4303.

Napa County employees automatically become Disaster Service Workers. This means that when Napa County experiences emergencies (earthquake, wildfire, power outage, etc.) you may be asked to pivot from your regular duties to provide critical services to those affected by the emergency (CA Govt Code § 3102).

Napa County is an Equal Opportunity Employer.