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THE COUNTY OF SHASTA
http://agency.governmentjobs.com/shasta/default.cfm
INVITES APPLICATIONS FOR

COMMUNITY MENTAL HEALTH WORKER – EXTRA HELP

$2,563-$3,271 APPROXIMATE MONTHLY* / $14.79-$18.87 APPROXIMATE HOURLY*

*Please refer to the appropriate Bargaining Unit Memorandum of Understanding for potential future salary increases* Please visit http://www.co.shasta.ca.us/index/support_index/personnel/MOUs.aspx

CURRENT VACANCIES ARE IN THE ADULT SERVICES BRANCH
OF THE HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES AGENCY
CRISIS RESIDENTIAL AND RECOVERY CENTER

ORAL EXAM IS TENTATIVELY SCHEDULED FOR JUNE 2019

SEE “SPECIAL REQUIREMENT” SECTION REGARDING POSSESSION
OF A VALID DRIVER’S LICENSE

THIS POSITION IS A ROTATING SHIFT, WHICH COULD INVOLVE
WORKING DAY, OVERNIGHT AND HOLIDAY SHIFTS

RESPONSES TO SUPPLEMENTAL QUESTIONS REQUIRED

SKILLS OR EXPERIENCES LISTED UNDER THE IDEAL CANDIDATE
STATEMENT MAY ALSO BE USED TO SCREEN APPLICATIONS

FINAL FILING DATE: NOVEMBER 21, 2019 AT 5:00 PM

ABOUT THE POSITION

Under supervision and in cooperation with Mental Health professionals and paraprofessionals, to learn to perform a variety of paraprofessional Mental Health and Substance Abuse services in the community or clinic setting, and to perform related work as required. Extra help positions are hourly employees that may work up to 900 hours in a fiscal year (July 1-June 30). Benefits are not included.

DISTINGUISHING CHARACTERISTICS

The Community Mental Health Worker is a paraprofessional class and is distinguished from licensed and case management personnel in that the Community Mental Health Worker does not assume primary responsibility for Mental Health or Substance Abuse clients. The Community Mental Health Worker performs a variety of less complex functions in the Mental Health Department which do not require the skill and training of a Mental Health professional or case manager.

EXAMPLES OF DUTIES

In Crisis Residential and Recovery Center, (CRRC), confers with inpatient and/or outpatient professional staff to evaluate needs and problems of clients; assist in scheduling routine and emergency appointments; performs crisis intervention on a regular basis; observes clients in individual and group settings to obtain information regarding basic Mental Health problems and related needs; records basic personal history and information; reviews referrals from other agencies in order to determine appropriate service; makes referrals and provides information to other Mental Health agencies. The CRRC is a 15-bed social rehabilitation center serving clients experiencing a mental health crisis.

Mental Health Clinic Assignment
Confers with inpatient and/or outpatient professional staff to evaluate needs and problems of clients; assist in scheduling routine and emergency appointments; performs crisis counseling on a regular basis; observes clients in individual and group settings to obtain information regarding basic Mental Health problems and related needs; records basic personal history and information; reviews referrals from other agencies in order to determine appropriate service; makes referrals and provides information to other Mental Health agencies. Schools and the Courts: provides related assistance to case manager and professional staff; participates in in-service training activities.

Mental Health Community Assignment
Transports or arranges transportation for various purposes such as to and from doctors and Mental Health appointments; shopping; assists clients to develop skills to enable them to transition into independent living environment; assist clients in learning to use social support programs and resources outside of the Mental Health
system; under the direction of a case manager, makes home visits to monitor the level of client functioning; works as member of a treatment team to allow clients to live in the least restrictive setting; maintains records of work performed and prepares written reports; participates in in-service training activities.

Substance Abuse Program Assignments
Assists in initial intakes (processing of paperwork), in scheduling appointments, may observe clients in individual and group settings or consult with other staff in the program to obtain information regarding substance abuse problems and related needs, makes referrals, provides information to other mental health or substance abuse agencies, participates in group case consultations, individual supervision and in-service training activities. Supports the transportation and childcare for the Perinatal women in treatment to remove the barriers to women participating in treatment services.

QUALIFICATIONS
Any combination of education and experience sufficient to directly demonstrate possession and application of the following:

Knowledge of: Basic interviewing and counseling techniques; and general medical and psychological terminology.

Ability to: Learn to understand and work effectively with mentally ill and substance abuse clients; learn to work with Mental Health professional, case managers, social service agencies and other staff; maintain confidentiality of information about clients; effectively handle patients in crisis situations; read and understand Mental Health charts; communicate rules and objective to clients; keep simple records and prepare written reports.

These employment standards are typically attained with the completion of 15 semester or 22 quarter college units in Behavioral or Social Sciences or closely related field, or two years of experience working in a mental health or related setting.

IDEAL CANDIDATE

This is a specialized recruitment to fill current, and future, extra help vacancies in the Crisis Residential and Recovery Center. The ideal candidate will be available and willing to work in a 24-hour care facility, which involves various shift work, including days, nights and/or weekends and holidays and may be on-call. The ideal
candidate will be proficient in Microsoft Word and Excel; be capable of multi-tasking; have excellent time management and customer services skills. Candidates with experience working in an acute mental health facility or experience in a group home facility serving clients with high acuity is desirable. The ideal candidate will also
be able to drive a County vehicle/van to transport clients and walk long distances while on outings with clients.

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS

• Possession of a valid California driver license

SUPPLEMENTAL QUESTIONS
Responses to the following must be submitted with a completed application.

1. Do you have college units in Behavioral or Social Sciences or closely related field? Yes___ No___
2. If yes, please list the names of the courses and the number of units in each area. If no, enter “n/a”.
3. Are you proficient in Microsoft Word and Excel? Yes___ No___
4. If yes, please list how long you have been utilizing these programs and describe what types of spreadsheets you have created in Excel and how they were used and what types of documents you have created in Word and how they were used. If no, write “n/a”.
5. Please describe your customer service experience. If none, please type “n/a”.
6. I understand the Crisis Residential and Recovery Center is a 24-hour care facility and, if hired to fill this position, I will be available to work various shifts and/or holidays and weekends. Yes ___ No ___

PHYSICAL DEMANDS AND WORK ENVIRONMENT

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand, walk, talk or hear, and taste or smell. The employee frequently is required to use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools, or controls. The employee is occasionally required to sit; climb or balance; and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl.

The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 10 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, and peripheral vision.

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

The noise level in the work environment is usually loud.

OTHER CONSIDERATIONS

  • All new employees are required to have their paycheck directly deposited to a bank account.
  • Some positions may require a valid California driver’s license and acceptable driving record according to County policy.
  • Reasonable accommodations may be made for those persons who are disabled under the Americans with Disabilities Act to perform the essential functions of the position.
  • As part of the selection process, all individuals provided with a preliminary offer of employment with Shasta County will be subject to a background investigation, including a criminal history check (primarily completed through the taking of fingerprints). An image of your fingerprints will be captured and sent to the California Department of Justice (DOJ) and the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI). The resulting report of your conviction history, (if any), will be evaluated along with the other information received in connection with your application. Except as otherwise required by law, a criminal conviction will not necessarily disqualify you from the position. The nature of the offense, the date of the offense, the surrounding circumstances, and the relevance of the offense to the position applied for may, however, be considered.
  • Based on the results of the background investigation and criminal history check, applicants may then be provided with an offer of employment conditioned on the results of a medical examination, which includes drug/alcohol testing.
  • Shasta County participates in E-Verify. For more information click here. If you do not have internet access, contact Personnel at (530) 225-5515 to request a flier.
  • In accordance with Government Code Section 3100, County employees, in the event of a disaster are considered disaster workers and may be asked to respond accordingly.
  • Positions in this classification are covered by a collective bargaining agreement between the County and the United Public Employees of California (UPEC) – General Unit.
  • Employees in this classification are covered under the CalPERS retirement program. Depending on the provisions of the California Public Employees’ Pension Reform Act (PEPRA) and other applicable laws, an employee in this classification will be covered under one of the following CalPERS retirement formulas: (1) 2% at 55, (2) 2% at 60, or (3) 2% at 62. An employee in this classification will also contribute up to 7.25% of his/her pay to this plan, or will contribute such other amount to the plan as authorized by PEPRA and other applicable laws. Please visit our employees benefit page at https://www.co.shasta.ca.us/index/support_index/personnel/benefits.aspx additional information regarding benefits and CalPERS coverage information. The provisions in this flyer and on the County’s website are for information purposes only. To the extent the provisions of the flyer or the County’s website are inconsistent with PEPRA and other applicable laws, PEPRA and other applicable laws shall govern.

APPLICATION & SELECTION PROCEDURES
Shasta County Personnel will accept applications and responses to the supplemental questions until 5:00p.m., on November 21, 2019. A Resume and/or Cover Letter will be accepted in addition to the application form but will not serve as a substitute for a completed application. It is not acceptable to complete the application with statements such as, “Refer to Resume and/or Cover Letter,” or “See Attached Resume and/or Cover Letter” the employment application must be completed in its entirety prior to submission. Incomplete applications will not be processed. Closing date postmarks or faxes will NOT be accepted. This recruitment will establish a list that may or may not be used by other departments. Prior applicants must reapply to be considered.

Applicants will be screened and those considered best qualified will be invited to appear for an oral and/or written examination. Meeting the announced requirements does not guarantee inclusion into the selection process. Depending upon the number of applications received, the selection process may consist of additional application screening, written and/or practical exam(s), oral interview, or any combination thereof.

Veterans’ Credit: Veterans (as defined by California Government Code section 18973) who have been discharged from military service under conditions other than dishonorable and who receive a passing score on all components of the employment examinations (up to and including oral examinations) shall receive credit for an additional five points to be added to their final examination score. To be considered for this credit, a veteran MUST provide a copy of his or her discharge document (DD-214 or equivalent) and information as to the type of discharge (honorable, dishonorable, etc.) WITH THE EMPLOYMENT APPLICATION ON OR BEFORE THE FINAL FILING DATE.

Applicants are encouraged to apply on-line at https://agency.governmentjobs.com/shasta/default.cfm or submit an application to the Shasta County Personnel Office.

Arrangements may be made to accommodate applicants with disabilities. Requests for accommodations may be made to the Shasta County Personnel Office by the filing deadline posted on this bulletin. Shasta County does not discriminate on the basis of disability. If you feel you are being denied service based on a disability, our ADA Coordinator may be reached at (530) 225-5515; relay service (800) 735-2922; fax (530) 225-5345.

SHASTA COUNTY IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER
Shasta County Personnel
1450 Court Street, Suite 348; Redding, CA 96001; (530) 225-5515

Minimum Hourly Wage: 14.79
Maximum Hourly Wage: 18.87

Minimum Education and Experience

Education Required: None
Driver's License Required: yes
Hiring Requirements for this Job:
  • Drug Testing / Screening
  • Background Checks