Website San Mateo County Health
PSYCHIATRIC SOCIAL WORKER / MARRIAGE & FAMILY THERAPIST I/II
Spanish Speaking Preferred
County of San Mateo
$79,726.40 – $112,091.20 Annually
San Mateo County Health is seeking well-qualified individuals for positions of Psychiatric Social Worker/Marriage & Family Therapist I/II. We anticipate using the list created from this recruitment to fill positions in Youth Services, Adult Services and Older Adult Services, and Correctional Health Services. We are in particular need of Extra-Help clinicians. Candidates may be considered for any vacancy throughout the County.
Behavioral Health and Recovery Services
BHRS (https://www.smchealth.org/bhrs) provides a broad spectrum of Trauma Informed mental health and substance use services for children, youth, families, adults and older adults in the County of San Mateo County in the prevention, early intervention and treatment of mental illness, serious mental illness (SMI), and/or substance use disorders. We provide services through specialty teams, outpatient clinics in Daly City, San Mateo, Half Moon Bay, Redwood City and East Palo Alto, in school-based locations, and through a network of community agencies and independent providers who offer outpatient services, residential treatment, rehabilitation and other services for adults and children. We utilize Trauma Informed Care to support treatment of the whole person to achieve wellness and recovery, and to promote the health and well-being of the people, families and communities we serve.
Additionally, for Residential Youth Treatment at Canyon Oaks Youth Center, Community Care Licensing requires providers working in this facility to maintain 40 hours of annual training related to the field, most of which are provided by the facility. Clinicians will also need to be trained in Professional Assault Crisis Training model (Pro-Act) upon hire.
Correctional Health Services
CHS (https://www.smchealth.org/ch) therapists provide clinical mental health services utilizing Trauma Informed Care to inmates with mental illness, serious mental illness or substance use disorders and/or co-occurring disorders of mental illness/serious mental illness and chemical dependency. They also provide case management services and discharge planning by interviewing inmate patients to assess mental health needs and formulating treatment plans. They function as a team member in a multi-disciplinary work setting where they collaborate with Sheriff’s Office staff to manage inmate patients’ daily activities. Some positions require weekend and evening hours.
The ideal candidates will possess:
· A current license as either a Licensed Clinical Social Worker or Marriage and Family Therapist
· Solid clinical treatment, assessment, diagnostic and evaluation skills
· Knowledge of principles, techniques and trends in counseling, psychotherapy, clinical case management, crisis management and various treatment modalities
· Experience providing treatment for adults and youth with serious mental illness
· Experience delivering services to adult and/or youth consumers who have co-occurring mental health and substance use disorders
· Experience delivering services in specialty areas for adults and older adults and/or infants, children, youth, adolescents and/or transitional age youth
· Excellent documentation skills: progress notes, assessments, client care plans, etc.
· Demonstrated expertise, skill and interest in working with a broad range of clients of diverse cultures and backgrounds, and an ability to provide culturally appropriate and proficient services
· Skill in establishing and maintaining productive working relationships with families, co-workers, other professionals, collaborative partners and the public
· Extensive knowledge of available community resources within the County of San Mateo and its neighboring counties
· Experience using electronic health/medical record systems (e.g. AVATAR, SOARIAN)
· Fluency in any of the threshold languages: Spanish, Tagalog, Chinese (Cantonese/Mandarin) or Russian; and experience providing clinical services using bilingual skills
· Ability to participate in an on-call rotation and responding to after-hours calls (Youth Services Center)
· Ability to participate in an on-call rotation and responding to after-hours calls from Psychiatric Emergency Services (Youth Case Management)
Additionally, for Residential Youth Treatment:
· Knowledge of the principles of Trauma Informed Care
· Experience working in a multi-disciplinary setting
Additionally, for Correctional Health Services:
· Experience working in a correctional facility
· Experience providing case management services for an inmate population
· Demonstrated ability in providing clinical mental health services to an adult population with serious mental illness and/or co-occurring disorders of mental illness, serious mental illness and substance use disorders
· Psychiatric Social Worker I/Marriage & Family Therapist I:$38.33 – $47.92 Hourly; $79,726.40 – $99,673.60 Annually
· Psychiatric Social Worker II/Marriage & Family Therapist II: $43.11 – $53.89 Hourly; $89,668.80 – $112,091.20 Annually
· Psychiatric Social Worker I: Registration with the Board of Behavioral Sciences as an Associate Clinical Social Worker. An individual hired in this classification must become licensed within three years from the date of employment as a Licensed Clinical Social Worker issued by the State of California.
· Psychiatric Social Worker II: Current California license as a Licensed Clinical Social Worker.
· Marriage & Family Therapist I: Registration with the Board of Behavioral Sciences as an Associate Marriage and Family Therapist. An individual hired in this classification must become licensed within three years from the date of employment as a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in the State of California.
· Marriage & Family Therapist II: Current California license as a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist.
Security Clearance: Positions in Correctional Health require that the applicant obtain and maintain a security clearance as a condition of employment.
Education and Experience: Any combination of education and experience that would likely provide the required knowledge, skills and abilities is qualifying. A typical way to qualify is a Master’s degree in Social Work, Social Welfare or a closely related field.
Psychiatric Social Worker I/II Special Requirements: Individuals in this classification assigned to an on-site school program are required to meet any specialized requirements (i.e., Pupil Personnel Services credential) as stipulated by federal and state laws and regulations.
To learn more about the position and to apply online, please visit our website at https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/sanmateo/jobs/3073059/psychiatric-social-worker-marriage-family-therapist-i-ii-spanish-speaking-prefe. Applications are only accepted online. Responses to the supplemental questions must be submitted in addition to our regular employment application form. A resume will not be accepted as a substitute for the required employment application and supplemental questionnaire. EOE
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