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Mental Health Practitioner, Bilingual - Youth and Family Services (associate or licensed)

Company: County of Marin
Location: San Rafael
Posted on: November 21, 2022

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 here. 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 are two vacancies in Youth and Family Services which will be filled with Mental Health Practitioners (associate or licensed). 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. ABOUT YOU Our Highly Qualified Candidate: 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.We recognize your time is valuable, so please do not apply if you do not have at least the following required Minimum Qualifications:Education: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).Experience:Mental Health Practitioner, Bilingual: Equivalent to one year of clinical mental health experience under qualified supervision in a mental health setting. This experience must have involved diagnostic assessment and the provision of therapy for children and their families and the primary client.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 & Institutions Code. Failure to obtain licensure within the specified timelines will result in termination of employment. Mental Health Practitioner, Licensed, Bilingual:Equivalent to two years of clinical mental health experience under qualified supervision in a mental health setting. This experience must have involved diagnostic assessment and the provision of therapy for children and their families and the primary client. 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 & 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: class specification. 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 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.Bilingual Testing/Certification: Successful candidates must demonstrate proficiency in both Spanish and English prior to appointment. If the selected candidate has not taken the test, a bilingual proficiency exam will be administered to ensure the candidate possesses the appropriate skill level to meet the requirements.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. IMPORTANT INFORMATION: Pursuant to the Order of the Marin County Public Health Officer, 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 Order of the Marin County Public Health Officer 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 ). 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 PDN-9786cd99-ef0c-4c3d-a64b-60fddf083e08

Keywords: County of Marin, San Rafael , Mental Health Practitioner, Bilingual - Youth and Family Services (associate or licensed), Healthcare , San Rafael, California

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