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Trinity County
Employment Opportunity

DEPARTMENT OF BEHAVIORAL HEALTH SERVICES

BEHAVIORAL HEALTH TRIAGE MANAGER
$5,375.03 – $6,533.38 / Month

This is a fulltime, benefitted position
Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

BEHAVIORAL HEALTH TRIAGE MANAGER

Definition:
Under the general direction of the Deputy Director of Clinical Services, the Triage Manager may supervise professional clinical staff, case management staff, and peer specialist staff as their duties relate to the crisis program and/or the running of Cedar Home (Crisis respite program) and Milestones (Wellness Center). The Triage Manager will manage the crisis program and all staff assigned to that program. Additionally, the Triage Manager will manage the Cedar Home, a 6-Bed Peer Crisis Respite facility providing supported recovery at the respite level. The Triage Manager will assure that Triage Crisis Staff receive training and provide risk evaluations for 5150 hospitalizations, follow up upon discharge from hospitalization and a combination of case management and rehabilitation interventions during a beneficiaries’ stay at the Cedar Home for Behavioral Health consumers. It will be the responsibility of the Triage Manager to ensure that evaluations for inpatient and discharge care are accurate, consumer friendly, and involve Agency Partners whenever possible. The Triage Manager will provide education, consultation services, and training for other staff, community agencies, and the public; and to do related work as required. The Triage Manager will also oversee the Department’s Utilization Review services and ensure that charts are reviewed in a timely fashion.

Qualifications:
Knowledge of:

Techniques of lead work and staff work coordination. Principles, techniques and trends in counseling and rehabilitation internet Biological, behavioral and environmental aspects of emotional disturbances, mental disability, retardation, and substance abuse. The scope and activities of public and private health and welfare agencies and other available community resources.  Methods used in identification of clients’ individual, social, and behavioral problems; and, their analysis and resolution in existing social contexts. Legislative and administrative rules and regulations pertaining to Lanterman-Petris-Short and Short-Doyle services.

Ability to:

Provide direction to staff and provide consultation to staff on difficult cases.
Perform a variety of complex Triage, Crisis Intervention and appropriate placement services for Behavioral Health consumers. Provide supervision and direction to staff assigned to the Crisis team. Perform a variety of complex psychiatric social work and psychotherapy for Behavioral Health Department clients if licensed to so do. Develop clear and comprehensive case records and documentation. Develop and maintain cooperative, constructive relationships with families of clients, members of other professional disciplines, social agencies, and other staff.
Prepare client treatment recommendations and a variety of reports. Assist staff being supervised to organize and manage a caseload. Understand the role of the clinician, case manager, and peer specialist in understanding the plight of the consumer and assist staff in dealing with consumers in a variety of circumstances and settings in accordance with professional standards and ethics.
Conceptualize and prioritize the problems of mentally disordered persons, determining their needs, services, and appropriate treatment methods. Recognize a potential crisis and deliver crisis intervention services. Handle stress and unstable client behavior. Provide training in theories, practices and techniques of mental health services. Effectively represent the Behavioral Health Department in contacts with clients, the public, community organizations, other County staff, and other government agencies.

Training and Experience:
Any combination of training and experience which would likely provide the required knowledge and abilities is qualifying. A typical way to obtain the required knowledge and abilities would be:

  • Two (2) years of professional experience working in mental health counseling, psychotherapy, and related social services in a public or certified private welfare or health agency at a level equivalent to Mental Health Clinician II in Trinity County.
  • A Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Marriage and Family Therapist, Registered Nurse or Psychologist licensed by the State of California is preferred, but not required.
  • Possession of, or ability to obtain a valid California Driver’s License.

EXAMPLES OF DUTIES AVAILABLE UPON REQUEST.

APPLICATIONS MAY BE FILED ONLINE AT: https://www.trinitycounty.org/Employment

NOTE: All candidates meeting the minimum qualifications established for this position may not be invited to an oral interview. In the event a large number of candidates qualify, those individuals with experience which most closely meets the needs of the County will be invited for an interview.
WAIVER: The contents of this announcement shall not be construed to constitute any expressed or implied warranty or guarantee, nor shall it constitute a contract or offer of employment. Trinity County assumes no responsibility for the accuracy of the position description and the actual duties of the job, nor does it assume responsibility for any errors or omissions in the information contained herein. The provisions contained in this announcement may be modified or revoked without notice. Wages, hours and other terms and conditions of employment are subject to the Memorandum of Understanding currently in effect for the appropriate unit of representation.
PERS ANNUITANTS: Retirees of PERS are welcome to apply, if selected for the position they would be required to reinstate to employment.

Minimum Education and Experience

Minimum Months of Experience: 24
Education Required: Bachelor's
Driver's License Required: Yes
Hiring Requirements for this Job:
  • Drug Testing / Screening
  • Background Checks
  • Salary Range: $5,375.03 - $6,533.38/ Monthly