The County of Del Norte, Behavioral Health is seeking a qualified candidate to fill one (1) vacancy for the position of
Mental Health Specialist I/II. This position is classified as permanent full-time. Candidates who meet all the minimum
qualifications may be invited to an oral interview. This recruitment will establish a list of candidates to be used in
filling the vacancy as well as an eligibility list that may be used for future vacancies or temporary help for up to one (1)
This recruitment will establish a list of candidates to be used in filling the vacancy as well as an eligibility list that may
be used for future vacancies or temporary help for up to one (1) year. Application will be accepted until 11:59pm
on October 9, 2020.
The Mental Health Specialist provides psychiatric work involving children and adults that includes rehabilitation
counseling on an individual, group or family basis. Evaluates patients in a variety of settings including field
situations for development of service plans and serves as plan coordinator when required. Serves as member of the
quality improvement/multidisciplinary team providing critical input relating to patient diagnosis and
recommended service plans. Participates in case conference and consults with psychiatric staff to review patient
cases and medication issues.
For a full detailed description of the job functions and requirements visit our Job Descriptions Page.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Any combination of education, training and experience which would likely provide the required
knowledge and abilities may be considered qualifying. A typical way to obtain the required knowledge and abilities would be:
Mental Health Specialist I:
Successful completion of sixty (60) semester units or ninety (90) quarter units from an accredited college or
university, with at least thirty (30) units in behavioral science, psychology or related field.
Four (4) years of full time experience working in a social service, mental health, or substance abuse setting.
Mental Health Specialist II: In addition to the education stated above, the II level requires:
A Bachelor’s degree in behavioral science, psychology or related field.
Four (4) years’ experience in a mental health setting as a specialist of physical restoration, social adjustment, or
vocational adjustment. Up to two years of graduate professional education may be substituted for the
experience requirement on a year-for-year basis.
Minimum of four (4) years’ experience as a Mental Health Specialist I/II or equivalent position.Minimum Education and Experience