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Behavioral Health Therapist I
Behavioral Health Therapist II
Behavioral Health Therapist – Senior

BEHAVIORAL HEALTH THERAPIST I
DEFINITION
Under the supervision of a licensed clinical supervisor, to provide integrated mental health
and alcohol and drug counseling and treatment to individuals with qualifying mental
and/or alcohol and drug conditions; serve a population of individuals that may be
involved with the criminal justice system, experienced incarceration or are at risk of
incarceration; and to do related work as required.

DISTINGUISHING CHARACTERISTICS
This is an intern position in the Behavioral Health Therapist series, for therapists who
have a Master’s Degree in Social Work or Counseling Psychology and are registered
with the California Board of Behavioral Sciences. Candidate must be working on
accumulating supervised hours toward becoming a Licensed Marriage Family Therapist,
Licensed Clinical Social Worker or a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor.
Incumbents are assigned a full range of therapeutic support duties for assigned clients.

BEHAVIORAL HEALTH THERAPIST II
DEFINITION
Under the supervision of a Behavioral Health Unit Supervisor, to provide integrated mental
health or alcohol and drug counseling and treatment to individuals with qualifying mental
and/or alcohol and drug conditions; serve a population of individuals that may be
involved with the criminal justice system, experienced incarceration or are at risk of
incarceration; and to do related work as required.

DISTINGUISHING CHARACTERISTICS
This is a fully licensed position in the Behavioral Health Therapist series, candidate
having obtained either a Marriage Family Therapist License or is a Licensed Clinical
Social Worker through the California Board of Behavioral Science. Incumbents are
assigned a full range of therapeutic support duties for assigned clients.

BEHAVIORAL HEALTH THERAPIST – SENIOR
DEFINITION
Under general direction of the Behavioral Health Unit Supervisor, organize and assist with clinical supervision for assigned staff and Behavioral Health programs; to provide integrated mental health and alcohol and drug counseling and treatment to individuals with qualifying mental and alcohol and drug conditions. Assists with service development, and provides serves to higher acuity cases of a population of individuals that may be involved with the criminal justice system, experienced incarceration, or are at risk of incarceration; and to do related work as required.

DISTINGUISHING CHARACTERISTICS
This class is an advanced journey level Behavioral Health Therapist classification series. As a fully licensed Senior Behavioral Health Therapist position within the Behavioral Health Department, the incumbent will be responsible for assisting with the coordination and staff leadership of professional level staff, providing mental health and drug/alcohol counseling services. In addition, incumbent may be assigned to provide supervision of an Intern(s). Responsibilities may also include assisting in the development and administering programs and to supervise a satellite office. The incumbent will provide mental health and drug/alcohol services to emotionally disturbed children, adults and families. Incumbent will provide supervision and provision of crisis intervention services, which include 24/7 on call ability. EOE

Additional Application:

I: Possession of a Master's Degree from an accredited graduate school or program in Social Work, Marriage Family Therapy, Psychology, or Counseling. II: Possession of a Master's Degree in Social Work, Psychology, Counseling, Psychiatric Nursing or appropriately related field from an accredited institution and two (2) years of post-master experience equivalent to a Behavioral Health Therapist I in Plumas County. Senior: Possession of a Master's Degree in Social Work, Psychology, Counseling, Psychiatric Nursing or appropriate related field, received from an accredited graduate school or program; AND Must be Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW), or Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT), Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor (LPCC), issued by the California State Board of Behavioral Science Examiners or Clinical Psychologist by the Board of Medical Examiners. Two (2) years of post-licensure experience preferred in a mental or behavior health setting, to include experience in a Community Mental or Behavior Health Clinic and supervision of staff. Special Requirements I: Prior to hiring, must be registered with the California Board of Behavioral Sciences, and possess an intern number for licensure as either a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW), a Licensed Marriage Family Therapist (LMFT), or Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor (LPPC) in the state of California as established by the Board of Behavioral Science Examiners. Must obtain licensure as an MFT, LCSW or LPCC in the state of California within five (5) years of the effective date of employment. Employees failing to obtain licensure as required will be terminated or demoted to an appropriate lower position in which they meet the minimum requirements within the Behavioral Health Department, if one is available. Registration with an organization accredited by the National Commission for Certifying Agencies (NCCA) to register and certify Alcohol and Other Drug (AOD) Counselors in California preferred. Requires possession of a valid State of California certification as an AOD Counselor within five years of date of hire. Plumas County Behavioral Health will support employees efforts by providing training or paying for education toward AOD certification. II: Possession of a license, as a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW), or Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT), or Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor (LPCC) issued by the California State Board of Behavioral Science Examiners or Clinical Psychologist by the Board of Medical Examiners. Must meet certification requirements of the Licensing and Certification Division of the State of California Department of Health Care Services. If not licensed this individual must complete AOD counselor certification within five (5) years from the date of registration per DHCS regulations. Senior: Possession of certification to serve as a supervisor of interns and to continually maintain any ongoing requirements imposed by the applicable licensing board to keep the supervisor certification active and in good standing, preferred. Possession of a valid California Alcohol and Other Drug Counselor Certification from an organization accredited by the National Commission for Certifying Agencies (NCCA) to register and certify Alcohol and Other Drug (AOD) Counselors in California, preferred. Miscellaneous Information I/II/Senior: Must possess a valid driver’s license at the time of application and a valid California Driver’s License by the time of appointment. The valid California Driver’s License must be maintained throughout employment. All County of Plumas employees are designated Disaster Service Workers through state law (California Government Code Section 3100-3109). Employment with Plumas County requires the affirmation of a loyalty oath to this effect. Employees are required to complete all Disaster Service Work-related training as assigned, and to return to work as ordered in the event of an emergency

Minimum Education and Experience

Minimum Months of Experience: 0
Education Required: Master's
Driver's License Required: Yes
Hiring Requirements for this Job:
  • Drug Testing / Screening
  • Background Checks
  • Reference Check
  • Minimum Hourly Wage: $25.43
    Maximum Hourly Wage: $37.63
    Accessible by Public Transportation: Yes