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Registered Behavioral Health Clinician

Company: County Of Sonoma
Location: Santa Rosa
Posted on: June 5, 2024

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Position InformationThe Department of Health Services is looking for Registered Behavioral Health Clinicians with a passion for helping others to join their programs!Starting salary up to $51.44/hour ($107,361/year), a competitive total compensation package* PLUS a $15,000 Signing Bonus**!The Registered Behavioral Health Clinician is an entry-level, registered position. To qualify for this role, you must possess one of the following valid, current registrations issued by the State of California Board of Behavioral Science Examiners:Associate Clinical Social WorkerAssociate Marriage and Family TherapistAssociate Professional Clinical CounselorRegistered Psychological AssistantRegistered PsychologistPossession of a successor registration or licensure recognized as equivalent by the State of California.Join Us as a Behavioral Health Clinician!What does it mean to be a Behavioral Health Clinician with the County of Sonoma? Learn more about Todd, Greggory, and Nena's stories here.The County of Sonoma Department of Health Services (DHS) seeks registered professionals to fill multiple full-time and part-time Registered Behavioral Health Clinician positions within their behavioral health programs.Note: These positions may also be filled by Licensed Behavioral Health Clinicians, for which there is a separate, concurrent recruitment. If you wish to be considered for the Licensed Behavioral Health Clinician opening, please apply to that recruitment.Under the direct supervision of licensed Behavioral Health staff in the Behavioral Health Division, Registered Behavioral Health Clinicians provide recovery-oriented behavioral health interventions and services to adults, families, and children. These services include individual and group counseling, case management, crisis intervention, outreach, and other related support. They work closely with external agencies to ensure excellent services and follow-up support for their clients. Registered Behavioral Health Clinicians work in a variety of programs including:Adult Access - Access Team and Adult Services TeamCommunity Mental Health Centers (CMHC)Crisis Stabilization UnitFoster Youth Team (FYT)Youth AccessFamily Advocacy, Stabilization and Support Team (FASST)Homeless Encampment Access & Resource Team (HEART)Juvenile HallMobile Support TeamOlder Adult Team (OAT)Solving Obstacles for Unsheltered Lives (SOUL)Transitional Age Youth (TAY)Whole Person Care (WPC)AB109 and Forensic Assertive Community Treatment TeamThe most qualified Registered Behavioral Health Clinician candidates are committed and passionate about offering client-centered, recovery-oriented, trauma-informed services. In addition, they will possess many of the following:An interest in working in a recovery-focused role, specifically with clients dealing with substance abuse disorder and/or mental health challengesExcellent collaboration skills and some experience working on multi-disciplinary teamsThe ability to interact with a diverse client baseThe ability to learn how to use an electronic health record systemWhat We OfferWorking at the County of Sonoma offers expansive opportunities for growth and development, the ability to be a part of a challenging and rewarding work environment, and the satisfaction of knowing you're working to better our communities. You can also look forward to flexible work arrangements and excellent benefits* including:**Hiring Incentives (New Full-Time and Part-Time Hires, Prorated Based on FTE) The Department of Health Services is currently offering a $15,000 signing bonus paid over three installments during the first two years of serviceSalary Advancement - A salary increase after 1,040 hours (6 months when working full-time) for good work performance; eligibility for a salary increase for good performance every year thereafter, until reaching the top of the salary rangePaid Time Off - Competitive vacation and sick leave accruals, 12 paid holidays, and an additional 8 floating holiday hours per yearCounty Paid Health Premium Contributions - 100% premium contribution for the majority of employee-only and employee + family health plan optionsStaff Development/Wellness Pay - Annual benefit allowances of up to $850 and ongoing education/training opportunitiesPost-Retirement Health Reimbursement Arrangement - County contributions to help fund post-retirement employee health insurance/benefitsRetirement - A pension fully integrated with Social SecurityPaid Parental Leave - May be eligible for up to 8 weeks (320 hours) after 12 months of County employmentStudent Loan Debt Relief County employees may be eligible for Public Service Loan Forgiveness through the U.S. Department of Education*Salary is negotiable within the established range. Benefits described herein do not represent a contract and may be changed without notice. Additional information can be found in the Engineers and Scientists of California Union Local 20 Memorandum of Understanding (ESC MOU) and our Employee Benefits directory.Please note: Effective January 1, 2017, Licensed Professional Clinical Counselors (LPCCs) must obtain written confirmation from the Board of Behavioral Sciences (BBS) stating that they meet the requirements to assess and treat couples and families prior to assessing or treating a couple or family client. If you are an LPCC, be sure to answer the corresponding supplemental question and attach your written confirmation from the BBS to your application materials.The employment list established from this recruitment may also fill other full-time, part-time, and extra-help positions that may occur during the active status of the employment list. Qualified County employees who wish to be considered for future positions should consider applying to this recruitment. The Civil Service title is Behavioral Health Clinician Intern.APPLICATION SUBMISSIONS REQUIRE THE SUPPLEMENTAL QUESTIONNAIRE BE COMPLETED.Minimum QualificationsEducation and Experience: Any combination of education, training, and experience which would likely provide the knowledge and abilities listed herein. Normally, this would include possession of Master's degree or higher in social work, counseling, psychology, or a related field.Special Requirements: Valid, current registration with the State of California as either an Associate Clinical Social Worker, a Marriage and Family Therapist Intern, a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor Intern, a Registered Psychological Assistant, OR a Registered Psychologist, OR a successor registration or licensure recognized as equivalent by the State of California.Incumbents in this classification are expected to acquire sufficient knowledge and ability to pass the licensing examinations. Consequently, each employee is expected to successfully pass the licensing exam within three years. Failure to pass the licensing exams within three years and/or loss of State registration at any time may result in termination or reassignment, if such a vacancy exists and the incumbent meets the minimum requirements.License: Possession of a valid driver's license at the appropriate level including special endorsements, as required by the State of California, may be required depending upon assignment to perform the essential job functions of the position.Knowledge, Skills, and AbilitiesKnowledge of: principles and techniques of individual, family, child, and group counseling; individual, group, and family psychodynamics; psychological diagnostic methods and terminology; personality development from infancy through adulthood; current principles and practices of psychiatric case work; the scope and activities of human and health services systems in the community including private agencies and other community resources; various methods used in individual and group therapies; social aspects, characteristics, treatment, and management of mentally and/or emotionally disturbed individuals and their families; the needs, problems, and attitudes of mentally disturbed, socially, and economically disadvantaged people, and minorities; the principles of community mental health; the principles of crisis intervention, child sexual abuse treatment, forensic services, and school services; client's legal rights.Ability to: set realistic treatment goals and facilitate their attainment; evaluate clients' degree of mental disability or emotional distress; develop and maintain the confidence and cooperation of mentally and emotionally disturbed clients to secure pertinent information and to effectively deliver mental health services; establish and maintain effective working relationships with peers, clients, and their families, supervisors, ancillary staff, social agencies, and others who have an interest in mental health issues; supervise individual and group behavior, and provide necessary support; analyze situations accurately and take effective action; prepare clear, concise, and comprehensive clinical records; analyze such information and reach sound decisions on the basis of such information; communicate clearly, both orally and in writing.Selection Procedure & Some Helpful Tips When ApplyingYour application information and your responses to the supplemental questions are evaluated and taken into consideration throughout the entire selection process.You should list all employers and positions held within the last ten years in the work history section of your application. Be as thorough as possible when responding to the supplemental questions.You may include history beyond ten years if related to the position for which you are applying. If you held multiple positions with one employer, list out each position separately.Failure to follow these instructions may impact your competitiveness in this process or may result in disqualification.Please visit Getting a Job with the County of Sonoma to review more detailed information about the hiring process, including the application process, examination steps, and department selection process.APPLICATION SUBMISSIONS REQUIRE THE SUPPLEMENTAL QUESTIONNAIRE BE COMPLETED.Responses to supplemental questions will be used in assessing minimum qualifications. Please provide specific and detailed responses of a reasonable length to allow for a thorough assessment of your qualifications. Responses that state, 'See Resume' or 'See Application' may be considered insufficient.The selection procedure will consist of the following examination:An Application & Supplemental Questionnaire Appraisal Examination (weight 100%). Each application and supplemental questionnaire will be thoroughly evaluated for satisfaction of minimum qualifications and relevance of educational coursework, training, experience, knowledge, and abilities that relate to this position. Candidates possessing the most appropriate job-related qualifications will be placed on an employment list and referred to the department for selection interviews.ADDITIONAL INFORMATIONA background investigation is required prior to employment. Candidates referred to departments for a selection interview are typically required to sign authorization and release forms enabling such an investigation. Failure to sign prescribed forms will result in the candidate not being considered further for that vacancy. Reference information will not be made available to applicants.Additional requirements, such as successful completion of a physical exam, drug screen, etc., may apply, depending on the duties and responsibilities of the position. If you receive a conditional job offer for the position, the requirements upon which the offer is contingent will be outlined in the conditional job letter. You may also review the Job Classification Screening Schedule to determine the requirements for this position.HOW TO APPLYApplications are accepted online at Paper applications may be submitted by person, fax (707-565-3770), email, or through the mail. All applications and appropriate supplemental information as outlined in the job bulletin must be RECEIVED by the time and date specified on the first page of this job announcement. Continuous recruitments may close without notice at any time that a sufficient number of qualified applications have been received. Applications received after the recruitment closes will not be accepted.The County of Sonoma values diversity and is dedicated to creating a workplace environment that provides individuals with a sense of belonging. We are committed to having a diverse workforce that is representative of the communities we serve. The County is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer where all aspects of employment are based on merit, competence, performance, and business need.HR Analyst: SZHR Technician: RRby Jobble

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