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Overview

Tehama County Health Service Agency

Red Bluff, CA

Full-Time with Benefits

Bilingual Preferred

IMPORTANT: In compliance with the California State Health Officer’s order, this position requires employees provide proof of COVID-19 vaccination and meet current CA Dept. of Public Health vaccination requirements by the apt. date.

Salary (A-E Steps)

Behavioral Health Clinician I: 

$27.38 – $33.34 Hourly / $2,190.40- $2,667.20 Biweekly

Behavioral Health Clinician II: 

$35.03 – $42.68 Hourly / $2,802.40 – $3,414.40 Biweekly

Bilingual incentive pay is +7.5% above the BHC I or BHC II rate.
 New employees should anticipate being hired at the beginning step of the salary range.

DESCRIPTION:

Incumbents in this class carry a clinical caseload and utilize clinical knowledge and skills to conduct biopsychosocial assessments, create treatment plans, and lead multi-disciplinary treatment teams in providing therapeutic and rehabilitative behavioral health services to high-risk clients. 

An incumbent at the Behavioral Health Clinician I level may be promoted to the Behavioral Health Clinician II level when work knowledge has been developed, sound work habits demonstrated, and requirements have been met.

Examples of Duties:

May coordinate or evaluate program service delivery systems. | Provides mental health assessment, service plan development and ongoing therapy to clients of the Health Services Agency. | Serves as a member of various teams as needed to assist in screening clients and in making and documenting triage decisions. | Conducts new client orientation; identifies crisis cases and takes appropriate action. | Plans, schedules and conducts individual, group and family therapy sessions; organizes group member roster and maintains attendance and other records. | Monitors client progress and recommends further therapy, treatment or discharge when appropriate; documents clients’ reactions to prescribed medications; provides follow up support to client after discharge.| Refers clients to and/or coordinates treatment with other private or public mental health service providers and support programs as appropriate. | Provides treatment and consultative services to County jail and juvenile hall, hospitals, schools and other agencies. | Transports clients to behavioral health and other facilities as necessary. | Oversees volunteer projects and activities as assigned. | Arranges for student internships; oversees and evaluates interns’ performance. | Provides rotating on-call services for client crisis and community disaster situations as assigned. | Represents the department on various community boards. | Provides information and training to organizations and other agencies regarding mental health issues and programs. | Participates in interdisciplinary teams for the purpose of case planning and coordination of care. | Performs various administrative duties, including compiling data, preparing reports and correspondence, attending and/or conducting meetings, etc. |Compliance with all relevant laws and regulations regarding confidentiality. | May provide leadership to staff.

Bilingual Candidates: Translates, interprets and otherwise communicates with members of the Spanish speaking community.

EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE: 

Any combination of training and experience which would provide the required knowledge, skills and abilities is qualifying.   A typical way to obtain the required qualifications would be:  

•   Graduation from an accredited college or university with a Master’s degree in Social Work, Psychology, or Counseling

•   Experience working with individuals with mental health issues is preferred

Other combinations of education and experience may be considered

LICENSE & SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS:

  • Must possess one of the following:
    1. A Master’s Degree in Clinical Social Work that qualifies for an Associate Clinical Social Worker and possess a registration certificate with a number as an associate registered through the California Board of Behavioral Science Examiners as specified in Business and Professions (B&P) Code Section 4996.18 and follow required supervision guidelines. Requires possession of valid State of California certification as a Licensed Clinical Social Worker within six years of date of registration. Failure to obtain certification as outlined will result in the incumbent becoming disqualified for further employment as a Behavioral Health Clinician I. 
    2. A Master’s Degree that qualifies for an Associate Marriage & Family Therapist and possess a registration certificate with a number as an associate registered through the California Board of Behavioral Science Examiners as specified in Business and Professions (B&P) Code Section 4980.44 and follow required supervision guidelines. Requires possession of valid State of California license as a Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist within six years of date of registration. Failure to obtain licensure as outlined will result in the incumbent becoming disqualified for further employment as a Behavioral Health Clinician I. 
    3. A Master’s Degree that qualifies for an Associate Professional Clinical Counselor and possess a registration certificate with a number as an associate registered through the California Board of Behavioral Science Examiners as specified in Business and Professions (B&P) Code Section 4999.42 and follow required supervision guidelines. Requires possession of valid State of California license as a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor within six years of date of registration. Failure to obtain licensure as outlined will result in the incumbent becoming disqualified for further employment as a Behavioral Health Clinician I.

Bilingual Candidates: 
Must pass a Merit Systems Services written and/or oral bilingual proficiency test or other appropriate test selected by the County) to qualify

BENEFITS:

The County offers a generous benefit package which includes:
  • Annual salary step increases based upon satisfactory performance and completion of 2,080 hours (Steps A to E).
  • Approximately 80% of the premium for medical, dental, and vision plan is paid by the County. Current employee rates, as January 1, 2022, are $188.95/mo. (EPO plan). The plan covers the employee and all eligible family members.
  • Approximately 80% of the premium for a $30,000 life insurance plan for the employee is paid for by the County. 
  • A retirement plan through CalPERS.
  • A deferred compensation retirement savings plan is available to employees. For an employee who contributes a minimum of twenty five dollars ($25) per month into a County sponsored deferred compensation plan, the County will contribute a matching deposit ranging from twenty five dollars ($25) per month, up to a matching of sixty dollars ($60) per month, on behalf of the employee.
  • An Employee Assistance Program is provided to all employees and employees’ family members at no cost.

Benefits also include an annual paid leave plan of:

  • 96 hours of vacation (increases upon continuous years of service).
  • 96 hours of sick leave.
  • 13 paid holidays plus one 8 hour personal holiday.
Benefits above reflect what full time employees receive, benefits and salary for part time employees are based on the ratio of hours worked in the employee’s regular workweek compared to those paid in a full time position.
HOW TO APPLY: Apply online at www.governmentjobs.com and search for the job title. 

The department currently has multiple vacancies

In addition, Tehama County is establishing an eligibility list to fill future vacancies for a Behavioral Health Clinician I-II or Behavioral Health Clinician I-II  Bilingual as well as subsequent vacancies which occur during the life of the eligibility list. 

Please submit ALL required documents when applying such as, copies of all required degrees and/or certifications as outlined in the job description. Incomplete applications will not be considered.

For questions about this recruitment, contact: 

Emily Unger

530-527-3204 | emily.unger@tchsa.net 

All offers of employment are contingent upon successful completion of background, fingerprinting, drug test (including marijuana) and physical examination provided by the County.
EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER / AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT COMPLIANT / VETERANS’ PREFERENCE POLICY / DRUG-FREE WORKPLACE

Minimum Education and Experience

Education Required: None

About Tehama County Health Services Agency

Tehama County Health Services Agency is committed to a healthy community. We provide integrated services to Tehama County residents through education, prevention, assessment, intervention, treatment, and follow up. Our staff are valued for their contributions to client care, whether they work in direct services or are in key support roles. We collaborate, communicate, and support each other so we can focus on what's most important, the overall health of our clients.
Every position is a key position at Health Services. We value input, good communication, and collaboration within our organization as well as with our agency partners. If you would enjoy working with people who are committed to the health of our residents, then our agency would like to hear from you.