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Crisis Specialist - Extra-hire (associate or licensed)

Company: County of Marin
Location: San Rafael
Posted on: September 23, 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." 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 Part-time, Extra-hire, Crisis Specialists: We have an on-going need for extra-hire employees in our Crisis Stabilization Unit, Mobile Crisis Continuum and with Jail Mental Health Services for Crisis Specialists and/or Licensed Crisis Specialists.In addition, if the position includes the below shifts, the corresponding differentials are:Extra-hire 15% PM/evening shift 7.5%NOC/overnight shift 10%Weekend shift 10%You must work a minimum of four (4) hours within the defined shift to qualify for the shift differentialSchedule/hours availability vary depending on the department needs.Shift differentials are paid for evening, weekend, overnight and holiday shifts. In addition, there is a 10% differential paid for all shifts worked in the jail. Below is a description of the work done in the service areas:CRISIS STABILIZATION UNIT: The crisis specialists provides 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.MOBILE CRISIS CONTINUUM: The crisis specialists are field/community based and responsive to individuals presenting in behavioral or mental health crisis across Marin County. The position will entail a significant level of independence and the ability to collaborate with community partners including hospitals, law enforcement, and schools.JAIL MENTAL HEALTH SERVICES: The crisis specialists provides psychiatric assessment to clients in a correctional institution. They are responsible for conducting crisis and mental health assessments of inmate patients, either at time of booking or at any point during their incarceration. Evaluations and treatment can include brief psychotherapeutic interventions, medication management, crisis intervention, and 5150 evaluations. With information derived from a clinical interview, nursing and deputy reports, case history, and collateral information, including the reason for their arrest and incarceration, the Crisis Specialist/Licensed Crisis Specialist writes a semi-structured report, develops and then implements a treatment plan for clients under their care including making referrals to appropriate disciplines and agencies (at discharge) based on the indicated need. ABOUT YOU 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, 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). Two years of clinical mental health experience under qualified supervision in a mental health setting appropriate to the assignment. The experience must have included screening, diagnostic assessment, referral/linkage and/or treatment in either an inpatient, outpatient, field based, or criminal justice setting for extremely emotionally disturbed and/or psychiatrically impaired individuals.Certificates and Licenses:Crisis Specialists: Must be eligible and sit for professional licensure as a Clinical Social Worker, Marriage and Family Therapist, Clinical Psychologist, Professional Clinical Counselor or Registered Nurse in the State of California within timelines consistent with the W and I Code. Qualified non-California residents must obtain a California License within timelines consistent with the W and I Code. Failure to obtain licensure within the specified timelines will result in termination of employment.Licensed Crisis Specialists: Must be professionally licensed as a Clinical Social Worker, Marriage and Family Therapist, 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 W and I Code. Failure to obtain licensure within the specified timelines will result in termination of employment. California Driver's License: 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. 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.Qualified applicants will be referred directly to the Department for review. Applicants are encouraged to apply early. This recruitment may close at any time once a sufficient number of acceptable applications have been received.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.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. PDN-92794dbe-cc31-47ee-9201-fd0f355ad67f

Keywords: County of Marin, San Rafael , Crisis Specialist - Extra-hire (associate or licensed), Other , San Rafael, California

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