County of Marin




Job title: Mental Health Practitioner, Forensic Division (Associate or Licensed)

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Company: County of Marin

Job description: ABOUT US

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

There is one (1) full-time position in the Behavioral Health & Recovery Services Division of Health & Human Services, Forensic Division.

The responsibilities involve screening, evaluation, treatment planning, and re-entry planning for individuals in the criminal justice system.

This position is a part of the Jail Mental Health team, with a focus on re-entry planning for inmates with serious mental illnesses. Successful re-entry requires close collaboration with the Courts, criminal justice partners (probation, district attorney, local law enforcement), defense attorneys, family, and referrals and linkage to needed community care. Under the direction of the Jail Mental Health Unit Supervisor, the mental health practitioner will provide screening and brief needs assessment of inmates, referrals to community-based mental health and substance use treatment, assistance in obtaining housing and public benefits, and will follow up with the inmate once released to the community. The mental health practitioner will collaborate with multiple community agencies and hospitals, and will complete evaluations PC4011.6 and WIC5150 evaluations as needed, in order to facilitate admission to inpatient hospitals. The practitioner will attend regular re-entry and mental health team meetings in the Jail, and case consultation and placement meetings with community partners. The practitioner will be responsible for keeping electronic medical records current and meeting monthly standards of productivity. This position may require full background clearance by the Marin County Sheriff’s Office.

The position includes the below differential:

  • 10% differential paid for jail assignment

ABOUT YOU

Our Highly Qualified Candidate: The ideal candidate for this position will have a behavioral health background with experience working adults who have a history of psychiatric hospitalization and jail/incarceration. The candidate will be comfortable working with diverse clients in both office and field-based environments, including visiting residential program, hospitals, and correctional settings. 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 to work within an intensive multi-disciplinary team of highly skilled professionals. The candidate should have excellent judgment and decision-making skills. Knowledge of community resources and strong computer and documentation skills is expected. 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, criminal justice and community partners. In addition, the ideal candidate will be experienced working with a Trauma-informed approach, specifically with a population that has a history of adverse childhood experiences.

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

Any combination of education that would provide the knowledge and skills listed. Typically, equivalent to either possession of a Master’s degree from an accredited institution in social work, psychiatric nursing, psychology, counseling or a closely related field, or possession of a Doctoral degree in clinical psychology or a closely related field, or completion of three years of graduate education including completion of the doctoral-qualifying comprehensive examinations and a university-approved clinical internship equal to two full-time academic quarters (900 hours). Mental Health Practitioner Experience

One year of clinical mental health experience under qualified supervision in a mental health setting. The experience must have included screening, diagnostic assessment and treatment in either an inpatient or outpatient setting for extremely disturbed individuals. This is a Criminal Justice assignment, which is six months of the experience must have been providing clinical services to adults who are either incarcerated or have significant criminal justice involvement.

Licensed Mental Health Practitioner Experience

Two years of clinical mental health experience under qualified supervision in a mental health setting. The experience must have included screening, diagnostic assessment and treatment in either an inpatient or outpatient setting for extremely disturbed individuals. This is a Criminal Justice assignment, which is six months of the experience must have been providing clinical services to adults who are either incarcerated or have significant criminal justice Involvement.

License Requirements

Mental Health Practitioner

Applicants must be eligible and sit for professional licensure as a Clinical Social Worker, Marriage, Family and Child Counselor (MFT), Clinical Psychologist, Professional Clinical Counselor or Registered Nurse within timelines consistent with the California Welfare and Institution Code. Failure to obtain licensure within the specified timelines will result in termination of employment.

Mental Health Practitioner, Licensed

Applicants must be professionally licensed as a Clinical Social Worker, Marriage, Family and Child Counselor (MFT), Clinical Psychologist, Professional Clinical Counselor or Registered Nurse in the State of California.

Qualified non-California residents must obtain a California license within timelines consistent with the California Welfare and Institutions Code. Failure to obtain licensure within the specified timelines will result in termination of employment.

For more detailed information about this classification, including the minimum qualifications, please click here: .

ABOUT THE PROCESS

All applicants will receive email notifications regarding their status in the recruitment process. Please be sure to check your spam settings to allow our emails to reach you. You may also log into your governmentjobs.com account to view these emails.

Testing and Eligible List: Depending on the number of qualified applications received, the examination may consist of a highly qualified review, application screening, online assessment, written examination, oral examination, performance examination, or any combination to determine which candidates’ names will be placed on the eligible list.

The eligible list established from this recruitment will be used to fill the current vacancy and any future vacancies for open, fixed-term, full-time or part-time positions which may occur while the list remains active.

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS: Candidates selected are subject to fingerprinting by the Sheriff’s Department and must pass a Department of Justice LiveScan background check prior to appointment.

Background Investigation: Successful applicants will be subject to a thorough and rigorous background investigation which may include, but is not limited to, a criminal records check, interviews with friends, relatives, neighbors and employers; verification of DMV records; and overall employment and education history. An applicant may be disqualified for past criminal convictions, poor driving record, providing false background information, and other reasons. IMPORTANT INFORMATION: Pursuant to the , it is required that all County employees confirm their vaccination status. Depending on work assignment and applicable Public Health Order, some employees may be required to be fully vaccinated and/or consent to weekly COVID-19 testing. To help mitigate transmission, an requires all individuals to wear face coverings when indoors in workplaces and public settings.

Disaster Service Workers: All County of Marin employees are designated Disaster Service Workers through state and local law (California Government Code Section 3100-3109). Employment with the County requires the affirmation of a loyalty oath to this effect. Employees are required to complete all Disaster Service Worker-related training as assigned, and to return to work as ordered in the event of an emergency.

Expected salary: $6796.4 – 8193.47 per month

Location: San Rafael, CA

Job date: Thu, 04 Aug 2022 00:11:20 GMT

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